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Accession 18-152

National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division

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

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Title: Project Files
Dates: 1957-1962, 1981-1995, 2001
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 18-152
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

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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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-152, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Project Files

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Container List

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J. A. Simpson Estate, 2001

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Simpson Publications, 1957, 1983-1995

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Simpson Correspondence with Allan Needell, 1981-1993

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John Simpson Papers Project - Administrative Documents, 1987-1991 (2 folders)

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Needell Research Trip to University of Chicago, February 1988, and Duplicates of Older Simpson Correspondence, 1959-1962

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Simpson Launch Summaries

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Simpson Biographies and Bibliographies, 1982-1986

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John Simpson Papers - Arrangement and Description, 1989-1990

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To Comet Halley with the Soviets - Simpson Correspondence with the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988-1989

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John Simpson Papers Project - Box Lists, Acronyms, and Associated Correspondence, 1989-1991

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John Simpson Oral History, April 25, 1985 - Transcript, Notes, Background Materials, and Associated Correspondence, 1985-1990

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Guide to the John A. Simpson Papers - Correspondence, 1991

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Martin Marietta Chair in Space History (John Simpson and Future Chairs) - Correspondence and Proposals, 1986-1990

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