Growing Up With Rockets Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0024
Creators:
Vanguard Productions
Yasecko, Nancy
Dates:
1957-2011
bulk 1980-1990
Languages:
English
Materials primarily English; some Russian.
Physical Description:
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
Repository:
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
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
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
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.

Administration
Processing Information
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.
Author
Tyler Love
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Nancy Yasecko, Vanguard Productions, gift, 2012

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Preferred Citation
Growing Up With Rockets
Collection, Acc. 2012-0024, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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Repository Contact
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