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NASA Oral History Project 1999-2001.

Author: Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center,; Southwest Texas State University,; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration,
Edition/Format:   Downloadable archival material : English
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The NASA Oral History Project is a record of the university's partnerhsip with NASA to obtain oral histories from former NASA employees living in Central Texas. Records consists of administrative files related to the project, recordings and transcripts of interviews, and reference materials related to the history of the space program. Box one contains project planning and administrative records, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Finding aids
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center,; Southwest Texas State University,; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration,
OCLC Number: 951289471
Notes: Materials separated from the resource: Duplicate materials were disposed, including multiple additional copies of transcripts (both in paper and electronic formats on 1.44MB and zip disks) and interview recordings (VHS). Confidential information regarding student participation in this project, such as student grades and social security numbers, were removed and shredded. Routine administrative paperwork (informal notes outlining student work schedules, contact logs, and equipment sign-in and sign-out logs) was disposed of because the material was deemed lacking in context and research value.
Description: 33 document cases (11), cassette cases (6), cataloged books (16) 7.65 linear feet.

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The NASA Oral History Project is a record of the university's partnerhsip with NASA to obtain oral histories from former NASA employees living in Central Texas. Records consists of administrative files related to the project, recordings and transcripts of interviews, and reference materials related to the history of the space program. Box one contains project planning and administrative records, as well as introductory and supplementary material on the SWT/JSC Oral History Project. It includes the copies of the initial project plan, correspondence between JSC and SWT people and documentation of project expenditures. There are also photographic materials and documents donated by some of the interviewees. Boxes two through nine contain print copies of each interview transcript as well as digital audio (on CD) of the interview. Interviews are arranged alphabetically by the interviewee's last name. Boxes ten through fifteen contains audio cassette recordings of each interview, arranged alphabetically. Box sixteen contains the video cassettes of the interviews recorded by Chris Elley as part of his documentary project, as well as copies of the documentary, "In the Shadow of the Moon: People of the American Space Program". Box seventeen contains the project library, consisting of publications relating to the history of the Space Program. These publications were acquired by Dr. Ron Brown and made available to his students as background information for their interviews. Of note are two CD-ROMs, one containing full mission transcripts for every NASA mission from Mercury 3 to Apollo 17. The other CD is a digital book about the Shuttle-Mir joint missions.

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