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Agency history, 1946-

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Harwit, Martin 1931-  Search this
Tyler, James C. 1935-  Search this
Boyne, Walter J. 1929-  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Engen, Donald Davenport 1924-1999  Search this
Johnston, S. Paul (Samuel Paul) 1899-  Search this
Dailey, John R  Search this
Hinners, Noel W  Search this
Hopkins, Philip S  Search this
Lopez, Donald S. 1923-2008  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1946
1946-
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Space vehicles  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218080

Agency history, 1971-

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Boyne, Walter J. 1929-  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Lopez, Donald S. 1923-2008  Search this
Carter, Gwendolyn  Search this
Stephens, Wendy  Search this
Engen, Donald Davenport 1924-1999  Search this
Dailey, John R  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1971
1971-
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00116
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218195

Agency history, 1974-

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Exhibits and Public Services Department Exhibits Division  Search this
Subject:
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Crawford, Richard  Search this
Baby, Francis A  Search this
Nelms, Frank A  Search this
Bedno, Edward  Search this
Makovenyi, Nadya A  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Exhibits Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Division of Exhibits and Public Spaces  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Exhibits Department  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Exhibits and Presentation Division  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1974
1974-
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00119
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219510

Agency history, 1986-

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of Development  Search this
Subject:
Beaudette, Susan B  Search this
Lyons, Marilyn E  Search this
Seeger, Ann M  Search this
Carlin, John M  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of Special Events  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1986
1986-
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00121
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219511

Agency history, 1983-1987

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Associate Director for Research  Search this
Subject:
Boyne, Walter J. 1929-  Search this
Hanle, Paul A  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Associate Director for Research  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1983
1987
1983-1987
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00118
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219516

Agency history, 1973-1978

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Executive Officer  Search this
Subject:
Boyne, Walter J. 1929-  Search this
Whitelaw, John  Search this
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1973
1973-1978
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00122
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219518

Exhibition Records, 1969-2017

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Department  Search this
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space History  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space Science and Exploration Department  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Astronautics  Search this
Physical description:
11.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
21.71 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Floor plans
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Floppy disks
Clippings
Pamphlets
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Electronic records
Videodiscs
Compact discs
Transcripts
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Books
Drawings
Illustrations
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1969
1969-2017
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00704
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1969-2017 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Department]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219830

Agency history, 1933-

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Department  Search this
Subject:
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Lopez, Donald S. 1923-2008  Search this
Hardesty, Von 1939-  Search this
Pisano, Dominick 1943-  Search this
Crouch, Tom D  Search this
Maxwell, Ted A  Search this
Casey, Louis S  Search this
Meyer, Robert  Search this
Wooldridge, E. T  Search this
Newland, Kenneth E  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Aeronautics  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Collections and Research Department  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1933
1933-
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00123
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220927

Agency history, 1974-

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Center for Earth and Planetary Studies  Search this
Subject:
El-Baz, Farouk  Search this
Maxwell, Ted A  Search this
Campbell, Bruce A (Bruce Allan) 1964-  Search this
Watters, Thomas R  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1974
1974-
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00128
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221007

Agency history, 1975-

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Division of Space History  Search this
Subject:
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Hanle, Paul A  Search this
Needell, Allan A  Search this
Tatarewicz, Joseph N  Search this
Sharp, James H  Search this
Herken, Gregg 1947-  Search this
Smith, Robert W (Robert William) 1952-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space Science and Exploration  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space History  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Astronautics  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Astronautics  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1975
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00129
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221018

Agency history, 1987-1996

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of Cooperative Programs  Search this
Subject:
McMahon, Helen C  Search this
Blalock, Pamela L  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Museum Operations  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1987
1987-1996
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00130
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221038

Agency history, 1974-

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Albert Einstein Planetarium  Search this
Subject:
Chamberlain, Von Del  Search this
Crawford, Richard  Search this
Bauer, Cheryl R  Search this
Barbely, Charles G  Search this
Callen, Thomas H. II  Search this
Sharp, James H  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1974
1974-
Topic:
Planetariums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00140
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221095

Vostok Scrapbook

Names:
Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevich, 1934-1968  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 scrapbook))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Clippings
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration -- Soviet Union
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1961-1964
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains a variety of documentation pertaining to the Vostok capsule. Included are: engineering drawings by Donald J. Ritchie of the capsule, the cabin instrument panel, the cabin control panel and the ejection seat; detailed pencil drawings of the capsule and the cabin instrumentation, in English and in Russian, most are signed and dated; an article from 'Aviation Week and Space Technology' May 31, 1965, magazine and newspaper clippings; and sixty-five black and white photographs of the capsule, cabin instrument panel, cabin control panel, ejection seat, and space suit.
Biographical / Historical:
The former Soviet Union began manned space flight on April 12, 1961, when they launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into orbit around the Earth aboard the Vostok space capsule. The single-seat Vostok remained in use for five more flights, until 1964, when it was replaced with the multi-seater space capsule Voskhod.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Frank Winter, Gift, 1996, XXXX-0583, unknown
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:
Astronautics  Search this
Vostok (manned satellite)  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0583
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0583

Charles Stuart Sheldon II Papers

Creator:
Sheldon, Charles Stuart, II, 1917-1981  Search this
Names:
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Council (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics  Search this
United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration  Search this
United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee  Search this
Sheldon, Charles Stuart, II, 1917-1981  Search this
Extent:
13.08 Cubic feet ((12 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Publications
Photographs
Drawings
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration -- Soviet Union
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
Date:
1934-1980
bulk 1958-1972
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists mainly of Sheldon's research correspondence files from his tenure at CRS and NASC. The collection also reflects his activities as Staff Economist for the Joint Economics Committee (1955-57), Assistant Director, House Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration (1958), and Technical Director, House Committee on Science and Astronautics (1959-61). The bulk of the material consists of papers and notes regarding U.S. and Soviet space programs (both manned and unmanned) in connection with various papers and speeches prepared by Dr. Sheldon, including original drawings of Soviet spacecraft, various photos of U.S. and Soviet craft, articles, and papers touching on various aerospace subjects, as well as notes of lectures given by Dr. Sheldon, and copies (both rough-draft and final) of speeches given by him in the 1960s.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Charles Stuart Sheldon II (1917-1981) was an economist, author, and advisor to Congress and the President on aerospace matters. Sheldon graduated from the University of Washington (BA, 1936; MA, 1938) and Harvard University (AM, 1939; Ph.D., 1942) and worked in several transportation and economics-related positions before World War II. During and after the war he served in the United States Navy (1943-1952) before transferring to the Naval Reserve. He spent several several years on the staff of the University of Washington Departments of Transportation (1940-48), including three years as Director (1946-48), and Economics (1949-55), before joining the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress (CRS) as Senior Specialist, Transportation and Communications (1955-58). At the same time he served as director of several congressional committees relating to astronautics. He joined the professional staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Council (1961-66), which advised the President on aerospace matters, before returning to CRS (1966-81).
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
C.S. Sheldon II, Gift, 1984, XXXX-0141, unknown
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:
Astronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Publications
Photographs
Drawings
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0141
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0141

Dennis Hasson Collection

Creator:
Hasson, Dennis F.  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Langley Research Center  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.36 Cubic feet ((1 letter box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newsletters
Correspondence
Notes
Charts
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Drawings
Articles
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
Date:
bulk 1959-1970
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material chronicling the NACA/NASA career of Dennis Hasson, notably his work on Project Mercury, his work with a lenticular manned reentry vehicle for planned lunar missions; and his work with deep-space probes. The following type of material is included: Langley NASA newsletters; memos and correspondence; phone lists and organizational charts; newspaper articles; photographs; one 16 mm film of wind tunnel testing; reports; and drawings.
Biographical / Historical:
Dennis Hasson received his Mechanical Engineering BES from The John Hopkins University, his Aerospace Engineering MS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and his Engineering Material Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Hasson worked at NACA-NASA at Langley Research Center, as well as the Goddard Space Flight Center. Hasson's work started with experimental aerodynamic studies on advanced aircraft, such as the X-15 and Mach 3 transport. In March 1959, Hasson was assigned to the Aerodynamics Group at Langley Field. That group was responsible for the aerodynamic performance of the manned space vehicle in the earth's atmosphere. Hasson was responsible for the wind-tunnel program for the Mercury project and he and two coworkers received a patent for a manned reentry vehicle for planned lunar missions. In 1961, he became involved in advanced control thruster and power systems for deep-space probes, using advanced materials including fabricators and metallic, polymeric and ceramic materials. He is a Fellow of both ASM international and ASME Internal. He received the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, and was Pi Tau Sigma USNA Chapter Teacher of the Year. He is currently a Professor at the US Naval Academy in the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Provenance:
Dennis F. Hasson, Gift, 2004
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 flight to the moon  Search this
Astronautics -- 1990-2000  Search this
Outer space Exploration -- 1960-1970  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsletters
Correspondence
Notes
Charts
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Drawings
Articles
Citation:
Dennis Hasson Collection, Accession 2004-0064, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0064
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0064

S. Fred Singer Papers

Creator:
Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-  Search this
Names:
National Environmental Satellite Center (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Department of Commerce  Search this
United States. Department of Transportation  Search this
United States. Department of the Interior  Search this
United States. Office of Naval Research  Search this
University of Maryland at College Park  Search this
University of Miami. School of Environmental and Planetary Science  Search this
University of Virginia  Search this
Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-  Search this
Extent:
54.5 Cubic feet ((50 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Photographs
Drawings
Financial records
Notes
Correspondence
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1953-1989
bulk 1960-1980
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Singer's personal papers. The material consists of correspondence and research files, as well as financial records. The collection covers Singer's career beginning with his tenure at Maryland and continued through his retirement in 1989.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Siegfried Fred Singer (1924- ) is a professor, physicist, and administrator. Singer emigrated to the United States from Vienna in 1940 (naturalized 1944) and attended Ohio State University (BEE 1943; D.Sc. (honorary) 1970) and Princeton (AM 1944, Ph.D. (physics) 1948). He taught briefly as a doctoral candidate at Princeton (1943-44) before joining the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as a physicist (1946-50). He acted as the Office of Naval Research Scientific Liaison Officer at the US Embassy in London (1950-53), then joined the faculty of the University of Maryland (assoc. professor, physics 1953-59; professor 1959-62). He continued to alternate between public and academic positions, working at the National Weather Satellite Center, Department of Commerce (Director, 1962-64); School of Environmental and Planetary Science, University of Miami (Dean, 1964-67); Department of the Interior (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water Quality and Research, 1967-70); University of Virginia (Professor, Environmental Science, 1971-87); and the Department of Transportation (Chief Scientist, 1987-89). Singer authored a number of papers and articles on astrophysics, space exploration, and environmental issues and was involved in formulating public policies on these topics.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
S. Fred Singer, gift, 1989, 1989-0130, unknown
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:
Astrophysics  Search this
Environmental sciences  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Photographs
Drawings
Financial records
Notes
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0130
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0130

Moving Beyond Earth, Innovations in Space

Speaker:
Molella, Arthur P., 1944-  Search this
Nield, George C.  Search this
Potter, Michael  Search this
Weitekamp, Margaret  Search this
Hintz, Eric  Search this
Hersch, Matthew H.  Search this
Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-  Search this
Foster, Amy  Search this
Ceruzzi, Paul E.  Search this
Bowersox, Kenneth, 1956-  Search this
Benaroya, Haym  Search this
Bedi, Joyce  Search this
Manaber, Jeffrey  Search this
Logsdon, John M., 1937-  Search this
Lewis, Cathleen S., 1958-  Search this
Leon, Pablo de  Search this
Launius, Roger D.  Search this
Ladwig, Alan M.  Search this
Jones, Tom  Search this
Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital images
Transcripts
Compact discs
Dvcs
Place:
Outer space
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
2011 November 18-19
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents, through audio, video, and digital images, a symposium held November 18-19, 2011 at the National Air and Space Museum. The theeme of the symposium was innovations in space. Participants discussed invention and technology in the contest of space history and exploration.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Original video (digital videocassette)

Series 2: Reference copies

Series 3: Digital images

Series 4: Supplemental documentation
Provenance:
Made for the National Museum of American History, 2012.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Transcripts
Compact discs
DVCs
Citation:
Moving Beyond Earth, Innovations in Space, November 18-19, 2011, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1287
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1287

Website Records

Topic:
The Daily Planet (Blog)
The Once and Future Moon (Blog)
The View From 30,000 Feet (Blog)
Air and Space Magazine
Creator::
Smithsonian Enterprises  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Place:
Moon -- Exploration
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
2008-2012
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of one website and three blogs maintained by Smithsonian Enterprises in association with the Air and Space Magazine.

The Air and Space Magazine website, crawled June 21, 2012, includes content from the print publication of the same name and also serves as a portal for content maintained on its blogs.

"The Daily Planet" blog, crawled June 18, 2012, focuses on anything that flies, glides, soars, hovers, launches, or orbits. The first post to the blog was in February 2009.

"The Once and Future Moon" blog, crawled on June 18, 2012, focuses on lunar exploration, the space program in general, and the relationship of both to broader society. It is written by Paul D. Spudis, Senior Staff Scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. The first post to the blog was in November 2008.

"The View From 30,000 Feet" blog, crawled on June 18, 2012, is written by Steve Satre, a commercial pilot. The first post to the blog was in November 2010.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-051, Smithsonian Enterprises, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-051
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-051

Rocketry and Space Flight New Articles Scrapbook

Creator:
Peck, M. Edward  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 scrapbook))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1944-1957
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains one hundred fifty-six news articles from sixteen different newspapers all pertaining to early rocketry and space exploration. The majority of articles are from wire news services. The following newspapers are represented in this scrapbook: Burlington Daily Times-News (BDTN), Chicago Daily News (CDN), Cincinnati Enquirer (CE), Chicago Tribune (CT), Indiana (University) Daily Student (IDS), Indianapolis Star (IS), Jeffersonville (IN) Evening News (JEN), Los Angeles Times (LAT), (Louisville) Courier-Journal (LCJ), London Daily Mail (LDM), Louisville Times (LT), New York Herald Tribune (NYHT), New York Times (NYT), Stars and Stripes (U.S. Army)(SS), Tulsa Tribune (TT), and the San Francisco Chronicle (SFC).
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
M. Edward Peck, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0585, N/A
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:
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0585
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0585

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection

Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Names:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
32 Cubic feet (71 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1947-1980
bulk 1960-1974
Summary:
This collection consists of publications issued by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory documenting JPL's work in jet and rocket propulsion, launch vehicle development, and planetary reconnaissance. Most of the material relates to work performed under NASA auspices, but significant material from Army- and Air Force-related research is also included.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection consists of reports published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and gathered by the staff of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) from a variety of sources. The reports cover a broad range of subjects investigated at JPL over the period 1947-1980, with the bulk of the material from the NASA era, 1960-1974. This collection is in no way a complete set of all JPL publications, even for the document series represented. Following the transfer of the Bellcomm Inc. Technical Library Collection (now National Air and Space Archives Accession XXXX-0093) to the NASM in the early 1970s, Museum staff attempted to flesh out the JPL Publications Collection with materials from Bellcomm. Those items which could be positively identified as coming from the Bellcomm Collection (approximately 5½ cubic feet of material) were returned to that collection during processing.

JPL publications were numbered consecutively in series based on the contract under which the work was performed. A typical publication number would be "PR 4-112," in which "PR" is an abbreviation for "Progress Report," "4" is the contract-based numerical prefix (4- was assigned to work performed under Ordnance Dept contract W-04-200-ORD-445), and "112" indicates the 112th publication of this kind issued under this contract. With the transfer of JPL to NASA control and the large number of reports expected under NASA contract, numerical prefixes were assigned to different types of publications, for instance 32- for Technical Reports, 33- for Technical Memoranda, and so forth.

JPL compiled subject bibliographies for work done under NASA contracts (primarily contracts NASw-6 and NAS7-100) and published these in the 39- series of documents, a partial set of which is contained within this collection. Further subject reference to JPL reports is available in Aeronautical Information: Abstracts, also published by JPL. A partial set of the abstracts is contained in the Bellcomm Collection.
Series Organization:
The publications in this collection are arranged by report number and type.

Series 1: Combined Bimonthly Summaries (1947-1954; -- 1.35 cubic feet -- )

Series 2: 1- Prefix Publications (Progress Reports; 1950-1952; -- 2 items -- )

Series 3: 4- Prefix Publications (Summaries, Progress Reports, Reports; 1947-1949; . -- 25 cubic feet -- )

Series 4: 9- Prefix Publications (Progress Reports; 1949-1951; -- 4 items -- )

Series 5: 20- Prefix Publications (Progress Reports, Reports; 1951-1954; -- 4 items -- )

Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications (Technical Reports; 1960-1976; -- 24.75 cubic feet -- )

Series 7: 33- Prefix Publications (Technical Memoranda; 1961-1976; -- 1.5 cubic feet -- )

Series 8: 34- Prefix Publications (Technical Releases; 1960; -- 3 items -- )

Series 9: 36- Prefix Publications (Research Summaries; 1961-1962; -- 5 items -- )

Series 10: 37- Prefix Publications (Space Program Summaries; 1961-1970; -- 5.75 cubic feet -- )

Series 11: 39- Prefix Publications (Bibliographies; 1964-1980; -- .35 cubic feet -- )

Series 12: 42- Prefix Publications (Deep Space Network Progress Reports; 1977; -- 2 items -- )

Series 13: 43- Prefix Publications (Special Publications; 1974-1976; -- 6 items -- )

Series 14: 77- Prefix Publications (1978; -- 1 item -- )

Series 15: External Publications (1959; -- 4 items -- )

Series 16: Miscellaneous Publications (1973; -- 2 items -- )
Historical Note:
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) was established at the California Institute of Technology as the Guggenheim Analytical Laboratory in 1936 to investigate a variety of aeronautics-related topics. By the end of World War II the work at JPL, as it was then known, concentrated primarily on jet and rocket propulsion research under the auspices of the United States Army. JPL was transferred from Army to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) control on the establishment of the latter in 1958. Under NASA auspices, JPL research expanded into trajectory analysis, planetary reconnaissance, and space communications.
Citations:
All publications are listed in the format:

Number. Title (Author; Journal, Date).

Example:

TR 32-1221. Reaction of O(1D) with H2 and the Reactions of H and OH with Ozone (DeMore; Journal of Chemical Physics, 15 Oct 1967)

Titles appear as shown on the title page of the document. The last name(s) of the author(s) are listed in the order given; the full name or initials are listed in the Author Index of this finding aid. A journal title only appears when the material was originally published as a periodical or scientific journal article and that information appears on the document. All publication dates are shown in day-month-year order. The document type is shown as an abbreviation preceding the document number:

Document Type

Bibl -- Bibliography

BS -- Bimonthly Summary

CBS -- Combined Bimonthly Summary

EP -- External Publication

MS -- Monthly Summary

PR -- Progress Report

Rpt -- Report

RS -- Research Summary

SP -- Special Publication

SPS -- Space Program Summary

TM -- Technical Memorandum

TR -- Technical Report

TRel -- Technical Release
Provenance:
XXXX-0612, Unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Topic:
Launch vehicles (Astronautics)  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Publications
Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0612
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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