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Dianna Thompson Collection of Apollo 11 Moon Landing news clippings

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 201
Scope and Contents The Dianna Thompson Collection of Apollo 11 Moon Landing news clippings documents the Apollo 11 moon landing and events leading up to and shortly afterwards. There are also articles about Janet Shearon Armstrong. Most of the articles are from Kansas City newspapers. Also included are a few editorial cartoons.
Dates: Other: 1969

Roy D. Bridges Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 6
Scope and Contents The Roy D. Bridges Jr. papers document the extensive Air Force and NASA career of Roy D. Bridges Jr.The papers include but are not limited to, artifacts, audio visual material, awards, books, briefs and records, certificates, clippings, clothing, correspondence, diaries, documents, flight logs, flight checklists and data files, along with Bridges' pilot kneeboard notes, medals, mementos, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, textbooks, research papers, and working paper...
Dates: 1950 - 2013

Mark N. Brown papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 302
Scope and Contents The Mark N. Brown papers include papers and memorabilia of retired astronaut and Purdue Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering alumnus, Mark N. Brown. Included are Brown's textbooks from his studies at Purdue, Air Force ROTC certificate, Apollo program photographs that were pinned to Brown's Purdue dorm room wall while he was a student in the early 1970s, a Purdue paper airplane contest trophy, along with other Purdue memorabilia.  The collection also includes NASA memorabilia...
Dates: 1963 - 1991

Mark Brown United States Space Shuttle Patches collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 274
Scope and Contents The Mark Brown United States Space Shuttle Patches collection consists of two Space Shuttle patches with certificates of authenticity, signed by Purdue alum and Mission Specialist, Colonel Mark N. Brown. The patches include: Thirtieth Flight of the Space Shuttle (STS-28), Columbia, August 8 - 13, 1989 and Forty-third Flight of the Space Shuttle (STS-48), Discovery, September 12 - 18, 1991.  Also included is a copy of a letter from the donor, Curtis Haley to Ms. Flanary.
Dates: 1989 - 2009

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

Roger B. Chaffee letter and postcard

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 282
Scope and Contents The letter dated July 24, 1965 is from Roger Chaffee to his parents. On the reverse is a July 25, 1965 note from Martha Chaffee to her in-laws in which she signs, "Roger, Martha, Sheryl and Steve." In the letter, Roger discussed an upcoming flight and the astronaut's rotation as capsule communicator (CAPCOM). He mentions Gus Grissom, Gene Cernan, Jim McDivitt, Buzz Aldrin and Dave Scott. Both Roger and Martha discuss recent family activities at home. The postcard, dated July 1965, was sent by...
Dates: 1967

Charles F. Bolden Jr. lecture

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 62, Placement: 10
Identifier: MSP 177
Scope and Contents The Charles F. Bolden, Jr. lecture (2010, 0.1 cubic feet) documents a lecture given by Charles F. Bolden, then 12th admnistrator of NASA. The lecture was given as part of the William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture series on September 7, 2010 in Fowler Hall and was open to the general public. The collection contains one DVD.
Dates: 2010; Other: Date acquired: 04/09/2012

Joni Comstock collection on Janice Voss

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 309
Scope and Contents The collection relates to Janice Voss' involvement with her first space flight, STS-57 (in 1993).  Included are three photographs of the mission, an autographed mission t-shirt, and a letter written by Voss to Comstock.  These materials would be useful to researchers interested in the history of NASA flight missions, women in space, women in STEM fields, and space research.
Dates: 1993

France A. Córdova papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 3
Scope and Contents The France A. Córdova papers (1965-2012; 10.65 cubic feet) document the life and career of France A. Córdova.  The bulk of the materials relate to Córdova’s work in academia.  The collection primarily covers Córdova’s research and career, with little information or materials regarding her earlier years, personal life, or various appointments with governmental organizations (such as NASA or the NSF).  This collection will particularly useful for researchers interested in France Córdova’s...
Dates: 1963-2012; Other: Majority of material found in 2007-2012; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/2009

Lana Murphy Couch papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 312
Scope and Contents The Lana Murphy Couch papers document Couch's forty year career with NASA, first as a wind tunnel test engineer, and later in management positions. Types of materials include: correspondence, newsletters, papers, photographs, programs, publications, research and work reports, technical reports, VHS tapes, writings, and material related to award recognition.
Dates: 1953 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1995

Mark K. Craig papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 81
Scope and Contents The Mark K. Craig papers document Purdue alumnus (BSAE 1971) Mark Craig's almost fifty year career in space exploration. Craig contributed to the Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz, Space Shuttle, Space Station, Mars Rover Sample Return, and Lunar-Mars Exploration programs in positions progressing from co-op intern to NASA Assistant Administrator. The papers also reflect Craig’s work on space policy and NASA strategic planning. The collection notably includes materials related to the day-to-day...
Dates: 1917 - 2016; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2000

Larry Gee papers and space memorabilia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 276
Scope and Contents The Larry Gee papers and space memorabilia document Larry Gee's 22 year career as an engineer in the aerospace industry. Memorabilia and artifacts include commemorative space flight flags, Space Shuttle Mission patches, commemorative pins, Apollo 11 anniversary memorabilia, Columbia commemorative coin, DVDs, astronaut space shuttle crew photographs, data sheets, awards, certificates, newsletters and various documents from Gee's work with Space Shuttle main engines, Atlas engines, Delta engines,...
Dates: 1962 - 2011; Other: Majority of material found within 1988 - 2005

Mark S. Geyer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 272
Scope and Contents The Mark S. Geyer papers document Geyer's time as Manager, Russian Elements Team for the International Space Station. The material provides a glimpse into the technical interface with the Russian Space Agency and its contractors to integrate Russian elements and systems into the International Space Station. The papers include a rich assortment of development schedules. Types of material include: correspondence, minutes, reports and schedules. Some of the materials are photocopies of...
Dates: 1994 - 2002; Other: Majority of material found within 1997 - 1998

James R. Hansen papers on Neil Armstrong

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 183
Scope and Contents The James R. Hansen Papers on Neil Armstrong comprise the materials used to write First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, the only official biography of Armstrong. A Professor of History at Auburn University, James Hansen was authorized by Armstrong to write the biography in 2002. Between 2002 and 2004, Hansen compiled the materials presented here in preparation for the book's publication. Interviews conducted with Armstrong's primary professional and personal...
Dates: 1955-2011; Other: Majority of material found in 2002-2005; Other: Date acquired: 09/12/2011

Chesterfield H. Janes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 301
Scope and Contents The Chesterfield H. Janes papers document the life of Janes as a Purdue student and as an IBM employee. Included within this collection are items from Janes stay in the X-Hall (presently called Meredith Hall), some memorabilia of the NASA astronauts, a collection of space related stamps and first day covers, and photographs of the Apollo-Saturn 202 (AS-202) launch. Strengths in this collection are the X-Hall ephemeral materials.  Included are receipts from the housing contract and...
Dates: 1953 - 2012; Other: Majority of material found within 1953 - 1975

Janice Voss papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 9
Scope and Contents The Janice Voss papers (1962-2004) document the early years and career highlights of astronaut Janice Voss. The collection includes materials from Voss’ childhood, including elementary school class pictures and report cards as well as materials from her time as an astronaut. Items pertaining to her professional career consist primarily of materials created and collected by her parents to celebrate her participation in space shuttle missions during the period of 1993-2000, and also includes...
Dates: 1962-2007; Other: Majority of material found in 1990-1997; Other: Date acquired: 01/08/2008

David C. Leestma papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 193
Scope and Contents The David C. Leestma papers document his personal experience as an astronaut during the early years of the Space Shuttle program and as a NASA manager and director. Included are papers related to the three missions for which he served as a mission specialist; STS-41-G, STS-28, and STS-45. Leestma later served as manager and director at the Johnson Space Center's Astronaut Office, Flight Crew Operations Directorate, Advanced Planning Office and for initiatives such as the Space...
Dates: 1969 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1982 - 1998

Mary L. Cleave papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 176
Scope and Contents The Mary L. Cleave papers (1981-1986; .5 cubic feet) documents the activities of the crews on 18 different Space Shuttle missions.  These binders contain detailed crew reports from the shuttle missions during this time period.  The reports are of STS-1,3,4,5,6,7,9,8,41-B,41-C,41-D,41-G,51-A,51-C,61-A,51-F,51-D,51-J (Note that these shuttle missions are listed chronologically).  Materials in the series are arranged chronologically.  The documentation covers lift off to landing.  Types of...
Dates: 1981-1986; Other: Date acquired: 09/18/2013

NASA record albums

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 303
Scope and Contents Includes two record albums (LP, 33 1/3 rpm). They are as follows: NASA Radio Presentation: The Space Story; four weekly programs - 4 minutes, 30 seconds each, and NASA Radio Presentation: NASA Audio News Features #32: Statements by Viking Scientists.
Dates: 1976

Paul Roscoe collection of astronaut photographs

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSP 106
Scope and Contents The Paul Roscoe collection of astronaut photographs (circa 1960s; 0.2 cubic feet) documents members of the NASA astronaut corps, NASA administration, and the Saturn missile. It includes both headshots and group photographs of various NASA personnel from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. The headshots are solely of astronauts, some in their spacesuits. One notable photograph shows the Saturn missile, which was used during the Apollo missions to the moon, sitting at the launch pad.  Types...
Dates: circa 1960s; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/2013

William R. Pogue papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 208
Scope and Contents The William R. Pogue papers document aspects of William (Bill) R. Pogue's career as an astronaut. The papers include Pogue's autobiography, a DVD by Pogue; "We're go for launch to zero-g: a DVD video all about: living in space." The DVD features astronauts from 1961 to 1994, as they live, work, and cope in the zero gravity of space flight.Also included is a copy of a signed letter from Albert Einstein to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in regards to research on the atomic bomb. The...
Dates: 1939 - 2011; Other: Majority of material found within 1963 - 1994

Clifford Blake Powers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 80
Scope and Contents The Clifford Blake Powers papers primarily document Powers' career with Essex Corporation and CST, Incorporated, in association with NASA. The papers also include various NASA-related publications, promotional material and memorabilia collected by Powers. The papers contain a varied assortment of artifacts, papers and publications related to Powers' employment at Essex Corporation, where he was the project manager (publications) for the First United States Microgravity Laboratory mission...
Dates: 1962 - 2003; Other: Majority of material found within 1990 - 2002

Richard C. Roberts papers on Saturn V Component Testing

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 299
Scope and Contents The Richard C. Roberts papers on Saturn V Component Testing document Roberts' work on the Saturn V vehicle. The collection includes two test reports on components of the Saturn V vehicle. The reports were written by Richard C. Roberts, while he worked for the Brown Engineering Company at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In an e-mail to the Archives' staff, Richard Roberts noted, "Flex Hose Cycle Test was a qualification test for 6" and 8" diameter flexible...
Dates: 1957 - 1981

Jerry L. Ross papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 283
Scope and Contents The Jerry L. Ross papers document Ross' student life at Purdue, his test flight engineer work, and NASA career as an engineer and astronaut. The collection includes Purdue coursework and memorabilia; papers from Ross' work at Edwards Air Force Base, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and Test Pilot School; NASA Space Shuttle training, mission documents and mission related scrapbooks, memorabilia, and flight crew films and interviews, along with documents and maps from Ross' work on Space Shuttle...
Dates: 1940 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2000

Space Exploration News collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 128
Scope and Contents The Space Exploration News Collection features front page news stories relating to the Apollo 11 moon landing, John Glenn's history making orbit around the Earth on Friendship 7, the ending of the Space Shuttle Program and other monumental moments in the history of space exploration.

The original periodicals will be retained for historical value and use in displays and exhibits. The collection consists of three newspapers and one magazine.
Dates: 1962 - 2011; Other: Majority of material found within 1962 - 1969

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