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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-234

National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division

Project Files, 1961-1999

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: 1961-1999
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 18-234
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Martin J. Collins, Curator, which document his activities as Co-Director of the Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project for Research in Space History. Based at and using the resources of the National Air and Space Museum, the Project provides coordination among varied repositories of space history records, public and private, and encourages the scholarship, preservation, and availability of these diverse sources. The Project also sponsors conferences, symposia, seminars, and workshops, as well as travel grants for Smithsonian staff and other scholars. Of special note is material relating to James E. Webb, former Smithsonian Regent and administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Some earlier records date back to when the Space History Division was known as the Department of Space History and the Department of Space Science and Exploration, respectively. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; agreements; budget summaries; fundraising, committee, and survey information; meeting agendas and minutes; newspaper clippings; reports; brochures; and supporting documentation.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Martin J. Collins, Curator, which document his activities as Co-Director of the Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project for Research in Space History. Based at and using the resources of the National Air and Space Museum, the Project provides coordination among varied repositories of space history records, public and private, and encourages the scholarship, preservation, and availability of these diverse sources. The Project also sponsors conferences, symposia, seminars, and workshops, as well as travel grants for Smithsonian staff and other scholars. Of special note is material relating to James E. Webb, former Smithsonian Regent and administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Some earlier records date back to when the Space History Division was known as the Department of Space History and the Department of Space Science and Exploration, respectively.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; agreements; budget summaries; fundraising, committee, and survey information; meeting agendas and minutes; newspaper clippings; reports; brochures; and supporting documentation.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-234, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Project Files

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Container List

Box 1

Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project for Research in Space History

Aerospace Industries Association, 1990

Box 1 of 2

Norman R. Augustine, 1989-1991

Box 1 of 2

John Leland Atwood, 1988-1999

Box 1 of 2

National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Memoranda, 1985-1992 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Proposals and Offers, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 2

James Webb Fund, 1975-1992

Box 1 of 2

Weekly Meeting, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 2

Future Developments, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 2

Prospectus, 1986-1988

Box 1 of 2

Brochures, 1989

Box 1 of 2

Annual Summary, 1988

Box 1 of 2

Robert McCormick Adams, 1985-1988

Box 1 of 2

Research Plan, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 2

Documentation Plan for Space History, 1989

Box 1 of 2

Fundraising (general), 1986-1989

Box 1 of 2

Fundraising: Corporate and Foundation Information, 1981-1988

Box 1 of 2

Fundraising: NASM Computer Gallery Approach, 1986

Box 1 of 2

Fundraising: Prospectus, 1989

Box 1 of 2

Budget, 1986-1990

Box 1 of 2

Civilian-Military Relations in the Space Program, 1957-1970 Seminar, 1989-1990 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Corona Satellite Symposium, 1997

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence (general), 1985-1992 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Progress Report, 1990

Box 1 of 2

Close-out, 1990-1992

Box 1 of 2

Preserving the History of the Aerospace Industry Conference, 1989 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

The Boeing Company, 1986-1991

Box 2 of 2

Aerospace Industry History Conference and Workshop, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 2

John L. McLucas, 1971-1995

Box 2 of 2

Preserving the History of the Military Contracting Industry Conference, 1992-1993 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 2

Historical Advisory Committee, 1988-1989

Box 2 of 2

C. B. Cohen, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 2

Support Group: Membership, 1988-1989

Box 2 of 2

Support Group: Candidates, 1988

Box 2 of 2

Supporters and Consultants, 1986

Box 2 of 2

James E. Webb: Outgoing Correspondence, 1985-1988

Box 2 of 2

James E. Webb: Incoming Correspondence, 1986-1990

Box 2 of 2

James E. Webb: Memoranda, 1986-1987

Box 2 of 2

Webb Meeting Notes, 1986

Box 2 of 2

Sustaining Universities Program, 1961-1984

Box 2 of 2

Washington, D. C., Survey Project, 1988-1991

Box 2 of 2

Archival Survey Project, 1989

Box 2 of 2

Webb Papers (general), 1985

Box 2 of 2

Webb Papers: Inventory of Personal Files, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Webb Papers: Materials sent to Truman Library, 1964-1984

Box 2 of 2

Webb Papers: Materials at Truman Library, 1986

Box 2 of 2

The Aerospace Corporation, 1988-1989

Box 2 of 2

Final Study Report from Arnold Levine, 1989

Box 2 of 2