National Air and Space Museum Archives

ILC Dover Apollo Reports and Aperture Card Drawings Collection

Collection ID:
Physical Description:
24.4 Cubic feet
58 boxes
This collection consists of fourteen cubic feet of aperture card drawings and six cubic feet of ILC Dover Apollo-era reports relating to space suits.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
This collection contains a combination of drawings, manuals, and reports relating to the space suits produced by ILC Dover, 1965-1972.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The collection is organized first by the one or two letter prefix and then by the drawing number. Two letter prefixes are used on all written documents and reports. Single letter prefixes are used exclusively on drawings and illustrations. The collection didn't include a key to decode what the lettered prefixes meant.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
ILC Dover is an American engineering development and manufacturing company that has been involved in space development and production programs since the 1960s. Best known for being awarded the prime contract for the Apollo Space Suits, ILC designed and manufactured the suit worn by astronauts in the Apollo program, including the twelve that walked on the moon. ILC has also designed and manufactured all space suits for NASA since the Apollo project, including the Space Suit Assembly portion of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit, worn by astronauts during performance of extra-vehicular activity on Space Shuttle missions and on the International Space Station.

Sarah LeClaire
Immediate Source of Acquisition
ILC Dover LP, gift, 2016
Processing Information
This collection was arranged, described, and the finding aid encoded by Sarah LeClair, 2017.

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation note
ILC Dover Apollo Reports and Aperture Card Drawings Collection, Acc. 2016-0032, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151