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Rand History Project Interviews

Creator:
Collins, Martin  Search this
Names:
Rand Corporation  Search this
United States. Air Force  Search this
Augenstein, Bruno W.  Search this
Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004  Search this
Barlow, Edward J.  Search this
Belzer, Robert  Search this
Blasingame, Paul  Search this
Bowles, Edward  Search this
Collbohm, Frank  Search this
Collins, Martin  Search this
Davies, Merton E.  Search this
DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-  Search this
Frick, Richard Henry, 1916-  Search this
Henderson, Lawrence  Search this
Hitch, Charles Johnston  Search this
Katz, Amron H.  Search this
King, Scott  Search this
Klein, Burton H.  Search this
Novick, David  Search this
Palmatier, Malcolm  Search this
Plessett, Ernst  Search this
Quade, Edward  Search this
Raymond, Arthur  Search this
Rumph, Ben  Search this
Salter, Robert  Search this
Schriever, Bernard  Search this
Shubert, Gustave H.  Search this
Specht, Robert D.  Search this
Speier, Hans.  Search this
Tanham, George  Search this
Thompson, Crawford  Search this
Wohlstetter, Albert.  Search this
Extent:
2.35 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Date:
1985-1990
Summary:
The Rand History Project Interviews constitute one of several oral history projects conducted within the National Air and Space Musuem's Department of Space History. 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.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the compact audio cassettes and 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.
Arrangement:
The RAND History Project Interviews are arranged alphabetically by interviewee. Series I (boxes 1-9) contains interviews on audio cassette tapes. Series II (boxes 10-12) contains the transcripts.
Biographical/Historical note:
This collection contains the interviews for the RAND History Project Interviews. These interviews explore the non-profit research firm's efforts to study the various problems of U.S. national security during the Cold War, in particular, from the perspective of the U.S. Air force (USAF). RAND brought together physical scientists, political scientists, sociologists, engineers and mathematicians and organized them within this single institution to pursue such research efforts. The RAND Project constitutes one of a number of oral history endeavors conducted by the National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) Department of Space History. The principal (though, by no means the only) interviewer for this project was Martin Collins, and the interview set consists of 104 hours of interviews with 38 individuals. The following people were interviewed for this project: Bruno Augenstein, Robert Bacher (with Lee DuBridge), Edward Barlow, Robert Belzer, Paul Blasingame, Edward Bowles, Charles Carey, Frank Collbohm, Merton Davies, Robert Davis, James Digby, Gene Fisher, Richard Frick, Olaf Helmer, Lawrence Henderson, Charles Hitch, Victor Jackson, Amrom Katz, Scott King, Burt Klein, Charles Lindblom, Hugh Miser, David Novick, Malcolm Palmatier, Ernst Plessett, Edward Quade, Arthur Raymond, Ben Rumph, Robert Salter, Bernard Schriever, Lloyd Shapley, Gustave Shubert, Robert Specht, Hans Speier, George Tanham, Crawford Thompson, and Albert Wohlstetter.
Related Materials:
Similar materials, specifically a series of videohistories on the same topic, are housed in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in the The Research and Development (RAND) Corporation Interviews, local collection number SIA 9536.
Provenance:
Department of Space History, NASM, Transfer, 1999, NASM.1999.0037, Varies.
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:
Military art and science  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautics designers  Search this
Cold War  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Citation:
Rand History Project Interviews, Acc. NASM.1999.0037, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0037
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b1e558a4-79d9-47b0-b47a-34139d7693b9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0037

James Webb - Arthur Raymond Correspondence

Creator:
Raymond, Arthur  Search this
Names:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-1992  Search this
Extent:
0.39 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
bulk 1933-1976
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the correspondence, notes, and official documents between NASA Administrator James Webb and Arthur Raymond, NASA consultant, 1961-1976. The correspondence covers a range of topics including policy evaluation, commentary, and recommendations relating to NASA's relationship with government, industry, universities and the military with specific references to the Apollo program, Dyna Soar project, and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory. There is also a folder containing correspondence and miscellaneous documents from Raymond's tenure as consultant to the RAND Corporation and a folder of correspondence between Raymond and James H. Kindelberger relating to the Douglas DC-1.
Biographical / Historical:
James E. Webb (1906 -1992) received an A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1928. Webb joined the United States Marine Corps in 1930 and completed naval aviator training at the United States Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. In 1936, he was admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia after completing evening law courses at George Washington University and began his government career as a secretary to Representative Edward W. Pou of North Carolina. From 1936 to 1943 Webb held several executive positions at Sperry Gyroscope, but returned to the Marine Corps during World War II, where he served as commander of an aviation wing. After the war Webb worked in the United States Treasury Department, was appointed Director of the Budget by President Truman, and in 1949 he was reassigned by presidential appointment to the State Department where he served as Undersecretary of State. Webb left the State Department in 1952, and worked in the private sector for such companies as Kerr-McGee Oil Industries of Oklahoma, and as director of McDonnell Aircraft and president of Educational Services Incorporated. In 1961 Webb returned to the government when he was appointed Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In almost eight years of service Webb led NASA as it expanded from an agency with 17,000 employees and a {dollar}900 million budget to an agency with 34,000 employees and a {dollar}5.2 billion budget. During Webb's administration NASA successfully carried out Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Ranger, Surveyor, Lunar Orbiter, Nimbus, Tiros, and a host of other scientific and engineering programs.
Arthur Raymond (1899-1999) was the Chief Engineer at Douglas and his team built the DC-3. After retiring from Douglas in 1960, Mr. Raymond was a special consultant to James E. Webb, NASA's administrator. Raymond was put in charge of supervising outside contractors on both the Gemini and Apollo space projects until 1969. In November 1991, Raymond received the National Air and Space Museum Trophy for lifetime achievement.
Provenance:
Martin Collins, Transfer, 2017
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
Astronautics and state  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Citation:
James Webb - Arthur Raymond Correspondence, Accession 2017-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg22f2af33d-8889-4653-b458-1b5849d0d865
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0030

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Station Freedom Viewgraph Presentation

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
Space Shuttle Program (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transparencies
Date:
bulk 1983-1986
Summary:
Space Station Freedom was a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project from the 1980s that, although it was never brought to fruition as such, evolved into the International Space Station (ISS). This collection consists of a viewgraph presentation on Space Station Freedom prepared by Terence T. Finn to be given by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator James Montgomery Beggs to President Ronald Wilson Reagan and the Cabinet Council on December 1, 1983.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a viewgraph presentation on Space Station Freedom prepared by Terence T. Finn to be given by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator James Montgomery Beggs to President Ronald Wilson Reagan and the Cabinet Council on December 1, 1983. The presentation includes information about the United States' space policy; other NASA programs such as the Space Shuttle; advantages of a space station program; and information on the Soviet Salyut space station. The collection also includes talking points (dated November 30, 1983) for the presentation and a NASA publication entitled, "The Space Station: A Description of the Configuration Established at the Systems Requirements Review (SRR)," dated June 1986. Scans of the individual pages of the presentation and a copy of the presentation put together as a PowerPoint file were provided by the donor and these are housed with the collection on a USB flash drive.
Biographical / Historical:
Space Station Freedom was a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project that, although it was never brought to fruition as such, evolved into the International Space Station (ISS). NASA began developing Freedom in the early 1980s and the project was announced in then-President Ronald Wilson Reagan's 1984 State of the Union address. Many of the design components of Freedom were later incorporated into the ISS. Terence T. Finn was a member of NASA's Space Station Task Force.
Provenance:
Terence T. Finn, Gift, 2013, NASM.2013.0052.
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 stations  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transparencies
Citation:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Station Freedom Viewgraph Presentation, Acc. NASM.2013.0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0052
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg26cd3edda-13d7-4bce-b6fc-bf91e1f3dc65
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0052
Online Media:

Space policy in the twenty-first century / edited by W. Henry Lambright

Title:
Space policy in the 21st century
Author:
Lambright, W. Henry 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 283 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Outer space
Date:
2003
Topic:
Astronautics and state  Search this
Civilian use  Search this
Government policy  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_713239

Future space programs 1975 : Hearings before the Subcommittee on Space Science and Applications of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, first session, July 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30, 1975

Author:
United States Congress House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Space Science and Applications  Search this
Subject:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 356 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1975
Topic:
Astronautics and state  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Call number:
TL794.5.U5 U52
TL794.5.U5U52
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_71740

Civilian space policy and applications

Author:
United States Congress Office of Technology Assessment  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 391 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Outer space
Date:
1982
[1982]
Topic:
Astronautics and state  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Call number:
TL789.8.U5C57 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_394067

Space, a new community of opportunity / edited by William G. Straight, Henry N. Bowes

Author:
AAS Conference (34th : 1987 : Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Straight, William G  Search this
Bowes, Henry N  Search this
American Astronautical Society  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 453 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Space law  Search this
Robotics  Search this
Space station  Search this
Call number:
TL787.5 .A101 1989
TL787.5.A101 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_398721

Space policy reconsidered / edited by Radford Byerly, Jr

Author:
Byerly, Radford  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 196 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
Topic:
Astronautics and state  Search this
Call number:
TL789.8.U5S59 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390304

Where do you go after you've been to the moon? : a case study of NASA's pioneer effort at change / by Francis T. Hoban with William M. Lawbaugh and Edward J. Hoffman

Author:
Hoban, Francis T  Search this
Lawbaugh, William M  Search this
Hoffman, Edward J (Edward Jay) 1959-  Search this
Subject:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Reorganization  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 223 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
Topic:
Astronautics and state  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_721458

Developing national power in space : a theoretical model / Brent Ziarnick

Author:
Ziarnick, Brent David 1978-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astronautics and civilization  Search this
Astronautics, Military  Search this
Space warfare--Government policy  Search this
Space industrialization  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1047675

The complete story of America's space program

Physical description:
97 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1965
Topic:
Astronautics and state  Search this
Call number:
TL789.8.U5 S73
TL789.8.U5S73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_89655

Lost in space : the fall of NASA and the dream of a new space age / Greg Klerkx

Author:
Klerkx, Greg  Search this
Subject:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
392 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Astronautics and state  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_723989

Soviet space mythologies : public images, private memories, and the making of a cultural identity / Slava Gerovitch

Author:
Gerovitch, Slava  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
2015
20th century
Topic:
Astronautics and state--History  Search this
Astronautics--History  Search this
Propaganda, Soviet--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1046952

A More effective civil space program : the final report of the CSIS Study of Civil Space Policy / cochairmen, John H. McElroy, Brent Scowcroft

Author:
McElroy, John H  Search this
Scowcroft, Brent  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 74 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Astronautics and state  Search this
Call number:
TL789.8.U5 M674 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_397157

Mission to the moon; a critical examination of NASA and the space program, by Erlend A. Kennan and Edmund H. Harvey, Jr

Author:
Kennan, Erlend A  Search this
Harvey, Edmund H  Search this
Subject:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 396 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1969
Topic:
Astronautics and state  Search this
Call number:
TL789.8.U5 K34
TL789.8.U5K34
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_874

Leadership in space : selected speeches of NASA administrator Michael Griffin, May 2005-October 2008 / Michael D. Griffin

Author:
Griffin, Michael D (Michael Douglas) 1949-  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Subject:
Griffin, Michael D (Michael Douglas) 1949-  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Management  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 329 p. : ill ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Outer space
Date:
2008
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Competition, International  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Government policy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_912552

A short history of Irish space activities / by Paul Clancy

Author:
Clancy, Paul  Search this
Physical description:
74 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Ireland
Date:
2008
©2008
Topic:
Astronautics--History  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Space sciences--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1050620

The other space race : Eisenhower and the quest for aerospace security / Nicholas Michael Sambaluk

Author:
Sambaluk, Nicholas Michael  Search this
Subject:
Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David) 1890-1969  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 316 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
20th century
Topic:
Space race--History  Search this
Astronautics and state--History  Search this
Aeronautics and state--History  Search this
National security--History  Search this
Astronautics, Military--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1049342

Norwegian space activities 1958-2003 : a historical overview / Ole Anders Røberg and John Peter Collett

Author:
Røberg, Ole Anders  Search this
Collett, John Peter  Search this
European Space Agency  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 66 pages ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Norway
Date:
2004
©2004
Topic:
Space sciences  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1050614

Civil space systems : implications for international security / Stephen E. Doyle

Author:
Doyle, Stephen E  Search this
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research  Search this
Physical description:
x, 271 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Space sciences--International cooperation  Search this
Space industrialization  Search this
Security, International  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_462166

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