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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

What's ahead in space : America's astronautical timetable. Staff report of the Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration

Author:
United States Congress House Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration  Search this
Physical description:
278 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1960
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Call number:
TL789.U523 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_109236

Astronautics and space exploration. Hearings before the Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration, Eighty-fifth Congress, second session, on H. R. 11881

Author:
United States Congress House Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration  Search this
Subject:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 1542 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1958
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL521 .A54147 1958bX
TL521.A54147 1958bX
TL521.A54147 1958b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_110466

International cooperation in the exploration of space; report

Author:
United States Congress House Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 16 p. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1959
Topic:
Astronautics--International cooperation  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Call number:
TL789 .U6X
TL789.U6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_112616

The United States and outer space : report

Author:
United States Congress House Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 41 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
Topic:
Astronautics and civilization  Search this
Call number:
TL789 .U62X
TL789.U62X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_112617

The national space program; report

Author:
United States Congress House Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration  Search this
Subject:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 236 p. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1958
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL521 .A54147 1958aX
TL521.A54147 1958aX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_128760

Establishment of the national space program; report on H. R. 12575

Author:
United States Congress House Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration  Search this
National space program  Search this
Subject:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 39 p. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1958
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL521 .A54147 1958cX
TL521.A54147 1958cX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_152561

The next ten years in space, 1959-1969; staff report

Author:
United States Congress House Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 221 p. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1959
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Call number:
TL789 .U6 1959X
TL789.U6 1959X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_56214

Space handbook: astronautics and its applications; staff report

Author:
United States Congress House Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration  Search this
Rand Corporation  Search this
Physical description:
iii-v, 252 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL790 .U55X
TL790.U55X
TL790.R32
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_77361

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