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Growing Up With Rockets Collection

Creator:
Vanguard Productions  Search this
Yasecko, Nancy  Search this
Names:
John F. Kennedy Space Center  Search this
Extent:
13 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)
86 sound tape reels (5" Open Reels)
2 videodiscs (dvd) (Total runtime of 1:13:21)
43 video recordings (Total runtime of 33:14:55)
1 electronic discs (cd)
25 sound cassettes
145 film reels (143 16mm film reels - runtime of 40:24:65 2 35mm film reels - runtime of 58:23)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound tape reels
Videodiscs (dvd)
Video recordings
Electronic discs (cd)
Sound cassettes
Film reels
Motion pictures (visual works)
Movie scripts
Transcripts
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Clippings
Scripts (documents)
Date:
1957-2011
bulk 1980-1990
Summary:
The documentary film Growing Up With Rockets, produced by Vanguard Productions and Nancy Yasecko and released in 1984, is the story and personal reminiscences of the children, now grown, of those who worked at Cape Canaveral. The film discusses the Bumper Project (using captured V-2 missiles after World War II); Sputnik; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs; and ends with the first flight of Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) in 1981. Nancy Yasecko offers first person commentary with rare archival film, newsreels, excerpts from NASA promotional films, home movies and contemporary footage.

In 1990, under the auspices of Citizen Exchange Council (CEC), a NY-based Soviet-American exchange organization, Growing Up With Rockets was included in the American Documentary Showcase. The Showcase was the first uncensored collection of American documentary films ever to reach general audiences across the USSR.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately thirteen cubic feet of material related to the production and marketing of the documentary film Growing Up With Rockets including audio tapes; motion picture film and video recordings, scripts, post-production notes, reference material, correspondence, financial information, interview transcripts, news clippings, information regarding distribution contracts, event programs, photographs, and project descriptions and flowcharts.

The researcher should note that the collection also contains 16mm film and rollettes, U-Matic cassettes, VHS tapes, 1 inch videotape, 3/4 inch videotape, and DVD. There are 191 motion picture items totaling 75:51:35. Audio tape formats include compact disc; 1/4 inch reel to reel; audio cassettes; and records in various sizes. There are 128 audio items in total. These items are not included in the container list but a NASM Archives staff person can assist you regarding access.
Arrangement:
Organized into 6 series:

Series 1: Production

Series 2: Events

Series 3: Publicity

Series 4: Reference

Series 5: Other

Series 6: Oversize

This collection was arranged at the time of processing to better reflect its main areas of subject matter. Within series, file units were placed in chronological order with undated material placed at the end of the series. Original folder titles were kept. Archivist's description appears below folder titles.
Biographical / Historical:
Nancy Yasecko is a media artist and educator who grew up and is still living on the Space Coast of Florida. She graduated from Cocoa Beach High School in 1972,and received her B.A. from the University of South Florida in 1975, and her M.A. in Instructional Technology from the University of Central Florida 1997.

Nancy Yasecko is also the proprietor of Vanguard Productions, located on Merritt Island, FL, a producer of film and video for PBS broadcast and non-profit and governmental organizations.

Her film Growing Up with Rockets was included with the first group of US documentaries to be screened in the former Soviet Union in the American Documentary Showcase, Glastnost Tour 1990.
Provenance:
Nancy Yasecko, Vanguard Productions, gift, 2012
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Space vehicles  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Movie scripts
Transcripts
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Clippings
Scripts (documents)
Citation:
Growing Up With Rockets Collection, Acc. 2012-0024, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2012.0024
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2012-0024
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Pan Am Footage

Creator:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
one Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Date:
bulk 1963-1986
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of six films, two video tapes, and a 1/4 inch audio tape. The films in this collection are as follows "Wings to the Land of the Maya" (1965); "Birth of a Jet" (poor condition); "The Pan Am Story;" "Panamac - What it is...What it Does;" "50,000;" and end titles to a longer film. The video tapes in this collection are "C. E. Acker on Sale of Pacific Division" (4/25/1986, U-Matic); "Pan American/National Merger" (internal version, U-Matic). The audio tape is a recording of the "Old Timers Program" for October 10, 1963.
Biographical / Historical:
Pan American World Airways was active in the airline industry from 1927, when it established a regular scheduled international service, to its bankruptcy in late 1991. Pan American was the first American airline to operate a permanent international air service. From its first route between Key West and Havana, Pan Am extended its routes into the rest of the Caribbean, Central America and South America. In 1936, Pan Am inaugurated passenger service in the Pacific, and began service in the Atlantic in 1939. Pan Am started around-the-world commercial air service in 1947. Besides establishing many "firsts" with routes, Pan Am also set "firsts" in aircraft technology, as when they became the first to use Boeing 747s in regular scheduled services.
Provenance:
Doug Miller, Gift, 2008
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Citation:
Pan Am Footage, Accession 2008-0016, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0016
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0016

National Air and Space Museum Films [Peter Vogt]

Creator:
Vought, Peter  Search this
Names:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
2.18 Cubic Feet (2 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Date:
1976-1982
Scope and Contents:
This collection consist of the following: one 16 mm print, four 16 mm color reversal internegatives (CRIs), two 16 mm optical sound tracks and four 16 mm original color negatives (OCN) rolls relating to "A Place of Dreams;" seven 16 mm original color negative (OCN) rolls and one Type-C video tape from "25 Years in Space;" one Type-C video tape, "IRAS: Infrared Astronomical Observatory;" two Type-C video tapes "NASM Computer Video - 3 Segments;" and one Type-C video tape "NASA / Paris."
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Vogt, of Peter Vogt & Associates, has produced a diverse body of work--commercials, television documentaries, sponsored films and political spots. Vogt has done several films for the National Air and Space Museum, including the award-winning PBS documentary, "A Place Of Dreams," about the National Air and Space Museum and the dream of human flight it celebrates, and "25 Years In Space" a review of events in American history and the American space program from 1957 until 1982.
Provenance:
Peter Vogt, Gift, 2008
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Citation:
National Air and Space Museum Films [Peter Vogt], Accession 2008-0019, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0019
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0019

Vandenberg Shuttle Program Collection

Creator:
Vandenberg Air Force Base (Calif.)  Search this
Names:
United States. Air Force. Strategic Air Command  Search this
Vandenberg Air Force Base (Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
3.28 Cubic Feet ((3 records center boxes) (1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Brochures
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1980s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 67 color prints, four brochures on SAC missile chronology and the Vandenberg program, 21 16 mm films, and 17 video tapes on the Vandenberg shuttle program. The prints include images of the facility during construction; the films include STS mission activity reports and post-flight press conferences.
Biographical / Historical:
During the 1980s, Vandenberg Air Force Base was chosen to support Space Shuttle Operations for the Space Transportation System. Although these plans have since been discarded due to safety hazards, buildings -- such as the V23 Launch Complex, had been built to meet the proposed Shuttle services.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Gift, 1992, 1992-0017, Public Domain
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Space shuttles  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Brochures
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1992.0017
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1992-0017

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