David H. DeVorkin Papers,
1987-2010

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 15-179
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1987-2010
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of materials documenting the professional activities of David H. DeVorkin, Curator in the Space History Division of the National Air and Space Museum, 1981- . DeVorkin specializes in the origins and development of modern astrophysics and the space sciences. Activities documented primarily include lectures, presentations, and other speaking engagements as well as the preparation of two books, "Race to the Stratosphere: Manned Scientific Ballooning in the Stratosphere," published in 1989, and "Science with a Vengeance: How the Military Created the US Space Sciences after World War II," published in 1992. Materials include correspondence, permissions, book reviews, clippings, notes, agreements, presentations, lecture texts, meeting materials, planning documents, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-179, David H. DeVorkin Papers
Access Restriction
Until the death of the Donor, SIA will notify the Donor prior to, or within 7 days after, the materials have been accessed for research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.

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National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Space History Division Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Race to the stratosphere: manned scientific ballooning in the stratosphere (Monograph : 1989) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science with a vengeance: how the military created the US space sciences after World War II (Monograph : 1992) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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