Project Files,
1957-1962, 1981-1995, 2001

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 18-152
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Dates:
1957-1962, 1981-1995, 2001
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
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.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-152, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Project Files

Keywords
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Needell, Allan A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
John A. Simpson Papers Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enrico Fermi Institute Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Chicago Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Martin Marietta Chair in Space History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Department of Space Science and Exploration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Department of Space History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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