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Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1981-1991
Size:
3.59 Cubic feet (19 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of the transcripts for the Space Astronomy Oral History Project (SAOHP), which examined the early use of rockets and satellites to study the upper atmosphere and space for the period 1946 through the early 1960s. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for the SAOHP was David H. DeVorkin, and the interview set contains 225 hours of interviews with 56 individuals. The central thread of this collection is how the availability of new technologies for research, first the rocket and later satellites, helped to create a new social matrix for research. The following were interviewed: Jules Aaron; Ball Brothers; William Baum, William Behring; Jay Bergstrahl; Richard Bleach; William Brunk; Arthur Code; Jerry Conner; Frank Drake; William Fastie; Lorence Fraser; Herbert Friedman; Phyllis Frier; Robert Frosch; George Gianoplis; Thomas Gold; Leo Goldberg; Martin Harwit; Ralph Havens; Albert Hibbs; Noel Hinners; Hans Hinteregger; Charles Johnson; Francis Johnson; Adolph Jursa; Henry Kondracki; Ernst Krause; Alfred Nier; Gerry Neugebauer; Werner Neupert; Ray Newburn; Gordon Newkirk; Edward Ney; Charles O'Dell; William Pickering; Richard Porter; James Purcell; William Rense;Walter Roberts; Nancy Roman; Milton Rosen; Dan Scheiderman; Ronald Schorn; Martin Schwarzschild; Richard Silberstein; John Simpson; Lyman Spitzer; Kaj Strand; Nelson Spencer; John Strong; Gerald Tape; Clyde Tombaugh; Richard Tousey; Mona Tycz; James Van Allen; Gerald Wasserburg; James Webb; James Westphal; Charles Whitsett; Fred Wilshusen; and George Withbroe.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1972-1989
Size:
27.5 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 338
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records provide documentation of the development of NASM as it built on the huge success of its 1976 opening. The emphasis of the museum's administration turned to revitalization of research efforts, professionalization of the staff, initiation of new projects and new exhibitions, an expanded program of publications, and plans to bu...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Space History
Dates:
1983-1991
Size:
3.7 Cubic feet (15 cassette boxes; 5 letter-size document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0035
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the oral history transcripts and related research documentation for the Space Telescope History Project (STHP), which examined the space sciences, predominantly astronomy, viewed through the lens of a particular undertaking, the Hubble Space Telescope, 1970s-1980s.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics
Dates:
1965-1986
Size:
36.5 cu. ft. (73 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 330
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Department of Aeronautics from 1966-1986, a period marked by intensive planning for the new museum, its construction and opening in July 1976, and the emergence of the National Air and Space Museum as a large and important bureau of the Smithsonian and the most visited museum in the world. At the begi...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1963-1988
Size:
5 cu. ft. (10 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 420
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of biographical files collected by the Office of Public Affairs primarily for the use and convenience of that office. Like many biographical files, the records were added to as bits of information were collected, from the newspaper, from press releases, from The Torch, or from SI announcements. The more important figures...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (5 file cabinet drawers)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7098
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Biographical Information File contains biographies of individuals associated with the Smithsonian as either administrative officers, curators, collectors, donors, regents, or research associates. Occasionally biographies of individuals less closely associated with the Institution are included.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Publications and Information
Dates:
1910, 1921, 1938, 1954-2000
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-263
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by James C. Cornell, Jr., a public information specialist and publications manager for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). SAO jointly administers the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) with the Harvard College Observatory. Materials primarily consist of phot...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum.
Dates:
1977-1996
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-295
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting events, mostly for corporations and professional associations, held at the National Air and Space Museum, including introductions to special viewings of films, speeches, seminars, symposia, and meetings. Materials include audiocassettes.

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Creators:
Purnell, Louis R., interviewee
Dates:
1993-1994
Size:
13 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9578
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Challinor, David, interviewee
Dates:
1999
Size:
27 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9599
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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