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Box 43

 Container

Contains 8 Collections and/or Records:

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...

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.

Letters of Recommendation written by Cernan, 1981 - 2016

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3, File 8
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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.

Business, Purdue, and colleague related, 1982 - 2014

 File — Box: 43, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3, File 9
Scope and Contents Included is a small binder of correspondence with Purdue President Martin Jischke, business related correspondence with Ron Howard (Apollo 13 movie related) and Tom Hanks. Also included is correspondence related to fellow astronauts and their wives, a Blue Angels V.I.P. Flight certificate, and information in regards to Cernan being the recipient of the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy in 2007. There are also a few miscellaneous letters.

Correspondence in regards to Cernan Energy Corporation logo design, June 1988

 File — Box: 43, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3, File 10
Scope and Contents Includes various logo designs and stationery.

Correspondence, Barron Hilton, Hilton Hotel Corporation, 1984 - 2014

 File — Box: 43, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3, File 11
Scope and Contents Includes various correspondence, covering many activities, between Cernan and his friend Barron Hilton, including the brochure, Celebrating the Living History of Flight: From the Montgolfier Balloon to the Last Man on the Moon..., Barron Hilton Cup, August 1 - 2, 1998.

Bob McCall's poster , 1991 - 1992

 File — Box: 43, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3, File 12
Scope and Contents Correpondence in regards to a print reproduction of Bob McCall's mural which covers the foyer of the National Air and Space Museum. McCall was a friend of Cernan's, and he also helped to design the mission patch for Apollo XVII.

Correspondence, Hilton Foundation grants, 2011

 File — Box: 43, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 5, Sub-Series 3, File 13
Scope and Contents Included is correspondence related to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation's help in establishing the Purdue University Flight and Space Exploration Archives, along with the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.