This accession consists of records documenting the John A. Simpson Papers Project in which curators at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) assisted. Simpson, a physicist and space scientist, was the Director of the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago. He also served as the Martin Marietta Chair in Space History at the National Air and Space Museum from October 1987 through September 1988. The bulk of this material consists of records created and maintained by Allan A. Needell, Curator in the Space History Division. Some records document Simpson's life-long work as well as his activities at NASM. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, publications, and related materials. Prior to 1987, the unit was known as the Department of Space Science and Exploration and, between 1987 and 1997, the unit was called the Department of Space History.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-152, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Project Files
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