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Rand History Project Interviews, 1985-1990

Creator:
Collins, Martin
Subject:
Collins, Martin
Bowles, Edward
Henderson, Lawrence
Hitch, Charles Johnston
Katz, Amron H
King, Scott
Klein, Burton H
Novick, David
Palmatier, Malcolm
Plessett, Ernst
Collbohm, Frank
Thompson, Crawford
Wohlstetter, Albert
Tanham, George
Schriever, Bernard
Shubert, Gustave
Specht, Robert D
Speier, Hans
Salter, Robert
Rumph, Ben
Raymond, Arthur
Quade, Edward
Davies, Merton E
Frick, Richard Henry 1916-
Blasingame, Paul
Belzer, Robert
Augenstein, Bruno W
Bacher, Robert
DuBridge, Lee A (Lee Alvin) 1901-
Barlow, Edward J
Rand Corporation
United States Air Force
Physical description:
3.27 cubic feet (3 records center boxes)
Type:
Transcripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1985
1985-1990
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautical engineers
Aeronautics designers
Aeronautics
Astronautics and state
Astronautics
Cold War
Military art and science
Local number:
1999-0037
Notes:
This collection consists only of the interview transcripts. The tapes are housed in the National Air and Space Museum Space History Department. Similar materials, specifically a series of videohistories on the same topic, are housed in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in the "Research and Development (RAND) Corporation Videohistory Collection," local collection number SIA 9536
This collection consists of the transcripts for the Rand History Project interviews, which is a dual institutional study of the RAND Corporation and its military sponsor, the Air Force. This collection covers the period 1945 though the early 1960s and consists of 104 hours of interviews with 29 individuals. The RAND interviews were conceived as another angle of inquiry on the relations between expert knowledge and the military in the early Cold War. RAND drew together engineers, scientists, and mathematicians whose specialties were oriented toward military hardware design and the physical sciences and sociologists, political scientists, economists, psychologists, and other social science and humanities specialists. All were organized within a single institution to study the problem of warfare in the cold War, especially from the perspective of the Air Force
Summary:
This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for this project was Martin Collins and the following individuals were interviewed: Bruno Augenstein; Robert Bacher (with Lee DuBridge); Edward Barlow; Robert Belzer; Paul Blasingame; Edward Bowles; Frank Collbohm; Merton Davies; Richard Frick; Lawrence Henderson; Charles Hitch; Amrom Katz; Scott King; Burt Klein; David Novick; Malcolm Palmatier; Ernst Plessett; Edward Quade; Arthur Raymond; Ben Rumph; Robert Salter; Bernard Schriever; Gustave Shubert; Robert Specht; Hans Speier; George Tanham; Crawford Thompson; and Albert Wohlstetter
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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