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Accession 18-181

Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-

Michael J. Neufeld Papers, circa 1983-2017

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-
Title: Michael J. Neufeld Papers
Dates: circa 1983-2017
Quantity: 3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 18-181
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of documentation of the professional activities of Michael J. Neufeld, including books, presentations, and scholarly research and correspondence. Neufeld held several fellowships with the Smithsonian Institution from 1988 through 1990. In 1990, he was hired as a curator by the National Air and Space Museum, first in the Department of Aeronautics, which became the Aeronautics Division in 1997, and then in the Space History Division in 1999 (later the Space History Department). Neufeld is a specialist in rocketry and Wernher von Braun in particular. Materials include research correspondence, presentations, meeting materials, proposals, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of documentation of the professional activities of Michael J. Neufeld, including books, presentations, and scholarly research and correspondence. Neufeld held several fellowships with the Smithsonian Institution from 1988 through 1990. In 1990, he was hired as a curator by the National Air and Space Museum, first in the Department of Aeronautics, which became the Aeronautics Division in 1997, and then in the Space History Division in 1999 (later the Space History Department). Neufeld is a specialist in rocketry and Wernher von Braun in particular. Materials include research correspondence, presentations, meeting materials, proposals, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2033; Transferring office; 3/15/2011 deed of gift; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-181, Michael J. Neufeld Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Book Forwards - Class of '31 by Walter Jessel and Reaction Motors, Inc., by Frank Winter, 2017

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Spaceflight: A Very Short Introduction - Book Correspondence, 2015-2016

Box 1 of 4

The Invention and Diffusion of Neutral Buoyancy Training - Article Version, 2015-2017

Box 1 of 4

Discovery Project/Seeds of Discovery (including workshop), 2015-2017

Box 1 of 4

Spacefarers: Images of Astronauts and Cosmonauts in the Heroic Era of Spaceflight Volume, 2012-2017

Box 1 of 4

Wernher von Braun: Science, Technology, and Defense Policy in Germany and the United States, 1932-1977 (Science Makers Book), 2012

Box 1 of 4

Milestones of Space: Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM), 2012-2015

Box 1 of 4

The Discovery Program: Competition, Innovation, and Risk in Planetary Exploration Presentation, Society for the History of Technology, 2016

Box 1 of 4

Francois Dupre - Dora Project Short Piece, 2016

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Futuring the Stars: Europe in the Age of Space, Berlin, 2016

Box 1 of 4

Practicing for Space Underwater: Inventing Neutral Buoyancy Training, 1963-1968 Article, 2015

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The Difficult Birth of NASA's (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Pluto Mission, Physics Today, April 2016

Box 1 of 4

The Invention and Diffusion of Neutral Buoyancy Training, International Astronomical Congress, 2015

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The Global Proliferation of German Rocket Technology after World War II, International Congress of Historical Sciences, 2015

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Neutral Buoyancy/Moving Beyond Earth Public Programs, 2015

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National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics Symposium, 2015

Box 1 of 4

National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography Book Talks, 2010-2015

Box 1 of 4

Space Exploration Opinion Piece, Washington Post, 2015

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National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography, National Geographic Book, 2008-2010

Box 1 of 4

Nazi Aerospace Exodus: Towards a Global Transnational History Article, 2012

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Wernher von Braun - Contribution to Bundeskunsthalle Catalog, 2013-2014

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Users and Mediators Commentary, Society of the History of Technology, 2014

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Robert Goddard and Wernher von Braun, Goddard Symposium, 2014

Box 1 of 4

United States Planetary Exploration in the Post Cold War World, International Committee for the History of Technology, 2014

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The Making of 2001, National Symphony Orchestra, Wolf Trap, 2014

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Exploring Pluto and its Satellites at the Solar System's Frontier: New Horizons, One Year and Counting, National Air and Space Museum Lecture, 2014

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Transforming Solar System Exploration: The Origins of the Discovery Program, 1989-1993, Space Policy, 2014

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First Mission to Pluto: Policy, Politics, Science, and Technology in the Origins of New Horizons, 1989-2003, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 2014

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Embattled Heavens: The Militarization of Space in Science, Fiction, and Politics, 2014

Box 1 of 4

Pluto Talks, 2013-2014

Box 1 of 4

The Rocket and the Reich - French Translation

Box 1 of 4

Enola Gay Correspondence - Post-Exhibit, 1995-2017

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Enola Gay Correspondence, 1988-1995

Box 1 of 4

Enola Gay Exhibit Plans, 1993

Box 1 of 4

Enola Gay Talks, 1996-2000

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The Enola Gay, the Bomb, and the National Air and Space Museum, Yale-Smithsonian Symposium on Material Culture, 1992-1996

Box 1 of 4

Christopher Gainor, 2011

Box 1 of 4

Andrew Godefroy, 2004

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Athabasca University, 2006-2007

Box 1 of 4

Johns Hopkins University Course/Lecture, 2000-2004

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Space History Course, Colgate University, January 1987

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Syllabus - Clarkson University, circa 1983

Box 1 of 4

Declassification Actions/Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests - Wernher von Braun Project, 1997-2004

Box 1 of 4

FOIAs, 1994-1995

Box 1 of 4

FOIAs, 1998-2002

Box 1 of 4

After Sputnik: The First Fifty Years of the Space Age Book, 2005

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Adal Maldonado, Smithsonian Artist in Residence Fellow

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

NASM Fellowship Committee, 1994-2004

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Verville and Guggenheim Fellowships, 1990-2017

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Research Associates, 1997-1999

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Fellowship Review Committee, 1992-1997

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Lindbergh Chair, 1992-2015 (2 folders)

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Aviation and Space Writers Award, 2000

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Fellowship Advisees, 1992-2010

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowships, 2005

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NASM Trophy, 2015

Box 2 of 4

Dibner Prize Committee, 2007-2009

Box 2 of 4

Osiris Editorial Board, 1999-2001

Box 2 of 4

Non-series Publications - Artifacts/Aircraft, 2000-2003

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Smithsonian Book Series, 1996-2008

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Wernher von Braun: 1960-1977, Scholarly Studies Grant, 1996-2005

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Wernher von Braun Book Proposal/Outlines, 2004-2006

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Von Braun Manuscript Corrections and Changes, 2006-2008

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Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War - Reviews and Articles (American Editions), 2007-2015

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Von Braun Book - German Reviews, 2006-2009

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Von Braun Book - Danish Reviews, 2009

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Von Braun Book - Prizes, 2008-2009

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Von Braun Book - Joan Mathys Contract

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Von Braun Book - Vintage Books (Paperback), 2008

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Von Braun Book - Public Correspondence, 2007-2012

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Von Braun Book - Research Correspondence, 2000-2011

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Box 3

Berlin Conference, 2011-2016

Box 3 of 4

Nick Snow - Rudolph Case Play, 2016

Box 3 of 4

ARGE Schlier - Austria, 2012

Box 3 of 4

Die Bundesbeauftragte fur die Stasi-Unterlagen (Stasi Archives) Correspondence, 2007

Box 3 of 4

Von Braun Family, 1998-2007

Box 3 of 4

Letter from the Cloudcroft Film Project, 2011

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Xenia Ley Parker, 2011

Box 3 of 4

Hellmuth Walter, 2011 (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

Von Braun Project - Lee Saunders, 2001-2007

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Non-German Correspondence, 1991-2008

Box 3 of 4

Television/Radio/Press, 1997-2014

Box 3 of 4

General Research Correspondence, 2000-2016

Box 3 of 4

Public Inquiries, 1991-2017

Box 3 of 4

Wernher von Braun School Naming Controversies, 2013-2017

Box 3 of 4

Peenemunde Advisory Board, 1994-1996

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Peenemunde Advisory Board, 1997-1999

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Peenemunde Advisory Board, 2000

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Short Biographies for Peenemunde, 2000

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Box 4

Peenemunde Advisory Board, 2001-2002

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Peenemunde Advisory Board, 2003-2004

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Historisch-Technisches Informationszentrum Peenemunde Catalog, 2003-2004

Box 4 of 4

Peenemunde Advisory Board, 2005-2007

Box 4 of 4

Peenemunde Correspondence, 2008-2015

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Peenemunde Museum - Miscellaneous, 1990-2011

Box 4 of 4