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Box 42


Contains 10 Collections and/or Records:

General correspondence, 1964 - 2016

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents The folder titles in quotes are as Cernan had labeled them. Much of the general correspondence involves fellow astronauts and their wives, Russian cosmonauts, several presidents, and various politicians. Also found among the correspondence, are letters in regards to the development of the Purdue University Flight and Space Exploration Archives, and Cernan's and Barron Hilton's role in its development.
Dates: 1964 - 2016

Special correspondence , 1966 - 2011

 File — Box: 42, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3, File 1
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence from several presidents and various politicians. Some outgoing correspondence was signed by Cernan. Some letters were grouped by Cernan, and notation, "personal letters - save" noted.
Dates: 1966 - 2011

Correspondence and Soviet cosmonauts' information, 1970 - 1979

 File — Box: 42, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3, File 2
Scope and Contents Includes copies of telegrams of congratulations Cernan sent to the cosmonauts, cosmonaut bioraphical information, including a booklet; a memorandum titled, "Soviet Attitude Toward ASTP - Post-Mission," an essay by Vasili Kostun, former astronaut language instructor; along with handwritten notations made by Cernan in regards to the cosmonauts.
Dates: 1970 - 1979

ABC News, 1981 - 2003

 File — Box: 42, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3, File 3
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence related to Cernan's interviews and work with ABC News, including a signed agreement. Some of the correspondence is from and to Ted Koppel, Peter Jennings, Diane Sawyer, and Charles Gibson.
Dates: 1981 - 2003

Correspondence, astronauts and astronaut’s wives , 1986 - 1999

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3, File 4
Scope and Contents Included are print-outs about various astronauts, 1989; and a brochure from Purdue President's Council report, Winter 2000, featuring Purdue astronaut reunion, October 22 - 23, 1999.
Dates: 1986 - 1999

Correspondence related to Triton College and Cernan Earth and Space Center, 1997

 File — Box: 42, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3, File 5
Scope and Contents Includes two copies of brochure from event, "Triton College Foundation Honors Captain Eugene A. Cernan," Sixth Annual President's Reception," November 12, 1997, along with a folder of information related to the Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College.
Dates: 1997

"Special Correspondence", 1997 - 2011

 File — Box: 42, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3, File 6
Scope and Contents Most of the correspondence includes copies of outgoing letters on Cernan's letterhead. There are invitations to the White House from President Clinton and Vice President Gore too. Some are thank-you notes sent to Cernan.
Dates: 1997 - 2011

"Special Correspondence to send to Purdue", 1964 - 2011

 File — Box: 42, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3, File 7
Scope and Contents The name of the folder appears as Cernan had labeled it. The Purdue correspondence is related to the Purdue President's Council dinner, October 14, 2011. There are thank-you notes from President Cordova, and some related to Barron Hilton's gift to Purdue's Flight and Space Archives. Some lettes are to/from John Glenn, Alan Shepard, James Lovell, Barron Hilton, Governor Rick Perry, and President George W. Bush.
Dates: 1964 - 2011

Correspondence, 1963 - 2016

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5
Scope and Contents This series contains multiple forms of correspondence related to Cernan's life since his selection to become an astronaut. Subjects include Cernan's selection for NASA's Manned Spaceflight Program, congratulatory letters and telegrams related to Cernan's career as an astronaut, photographs, Cernan's post-NASA activities, and his autobiography, The Last Man on the Moon. Correspondents regularly include notable NASA officials, politicians, and celebrities and are noted in the finding...
Dates: 1963 - 2016

Eugene A. Cernan papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288
Scope and Contents The Eugene A. Cernan papers document the military, aeronautics, and astronautics career of Eugene A. Cernan, as well as his subsequent professional and public activities. The papers also feature records pertaining to Cernan's youth, family, and education. The collection includes but is not limited to artifacts, audiovisual recordings, awards, books, certificates, coins, correspondence, documents, mission patches, newspaper clippings, photographs, plaques, publications, scrapbooks, speeches,...
Dates: 1934 - 2016; Majority of material found within 1956 - 2012