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» Peenemunde
» Robert E. Jones Papers
» Robert Forward
» Saturn V History
» Saunders B. Kramer Collection
» SkyLab

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» Theses & Dissertations
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» Willy Ley
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Aircraft Engine Historical Society

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Apollo Collection

The Group for Lunar Exploration Planning (GLEP) was established by NASA during a conference on lunar missions held in Santa Cruz, California from July 31 to August 13, 1967.

GLEP had its first meeting during the final three days of the conference. The GLEP met frequently in the following years to formulate recommendations for Apollo landing sites on the Moon and for objectives of the Apollo missions. The Apollo Collection contains the minutes of the several GLEP meetings and various working papers used and generated by the group. The documents associated with a specific meeting are in one or more binders with an index in the front of each binder. The binders are shelved chronologically by the dates of the meetings.

During the Apollo Program, there were eleven rocket flights or missions that carried astronauts. These missions with human passengers are designated as Apollo 7 through Apollo 17. This collection contains eleven individual series corresponding to the eleven missions, namely the Apollo 7 Series through the Apollo 17 Series. As the name implies, each series has documents from preparation for the numbered mission, execution of that mission, and results from it.

The documents in the Apollo Collection are available in the Archives Department.  To obtain a list of these documents, click the following link to access the Finding Guide to the Apollo Collection. Finding Guide

To access a presentation written by Charles Lundquist and Dennis Wingo about the Apollo Legacy, click on the following Powerpoint presentation link:

Apollo Knowledge Transfer:
Preserving and Transferring the Apollo Legacy to a New Generation


 

Architectural Collection of Harvie P. Jones, F.A.I.A

    In 2002 the Salmon Library received the architectural collection of Harvie P. Jones, F.A.I.A. The collection consists of 1032 books and about 20 shelf feet of journals, catalogs, and professional literature. In addition, the collection contains about 75 photograph notebooks with photographs and accompanying consulting notes for buildings, both domestic and corporate.

    Harvie P. Jones (1930-1998) was a graduate of Georgia Tech and formed the company Jones & Herrin in Huntsville, Alabama. He became actively interested in historical preservation in the 1970’s when the firm of Jones and Herrin was asked to construct a site commemorating the site of Alabama’s Constitutional Convention in 1819, creating the very popular Constitutional Hall Village.

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Hermann & Reisig Papers

    Hermann, Rudolf (1904-1991). Reports, etc.; 1940s-1970s; 18 linear feet plus 10 file boxes. Aerospace engineer and professor. A portion of this collection includes NASA materials and reports of corporate contractors and university research facilities dealing with rocketry and space science; in English or German.

    Reisig, Gerhard H. R.(1910-2005). Papers; 1940- 1979; 35 linear feet. Physicist, aeronautical engineer. Published professional papers and articles used by Reisig in his researches. Subject matter ranges from acoustics to wind-shear, and includes material emanating from NASA, US Army Missile Command, and private researchers worldwide.

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Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) Collection

    The Salmon Library at UAH houses several documents and artifacts gained from engineers who worked on the LRV project in Huntsville, AL during the 1970's. The library welcomes everyone to Archives to peruse these materials.

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Group for Lunar Exploration Planning Collection

The group for Lunar Exploration Planning (GLEP) was established by NASA during a conference on lunar missions held in Santa Cruz, California from July 31 to August 13, 1967. GLEP had its first meeting during the final three days of the conference. The GLEP met frequently in the following years to formulate recommendations for Apollo landing sites on the Moon and for objectives of the Apollo missions.

This collection contains the minutes of the several GLEP meetings and various working papers used and generated by the group. The documents associated with a specific meeting are in one or more binders with an index in the front of each binder. The binders are shelved crhonologically by the dates of the meetings.

Lunar outpost Development and the Role of Mechanical Systems for Payload Handling

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Peenemunde

    (Series 66, Aerodynamics Institute). Notes, research reports and technical findings conducted at the German rocket and missile research facility. In German, arranged numerically. No finding aid available. Pre-1945; 3 file boxes.

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Robert E. (Bob) Jones Papers

    The Congressional Papers of Representative Robert E. (Bob) Jones is housed in archives. It is a large collection (250 banker boxes) of archival material. Jones, a resident of Scottsboro, Alabama, was elected as a Democrat to the 80th Congress, by special election, January 28, 1947, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John J. Sparkman. Jones was reelected to the fourteen succeeding Congresses and served until January 3, 1977. During his tenure in Congress, Jones served as chairman of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Click here for a more detailed biography on Jones. To access a guide to this collection, click here.

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Robert Forward Space Collection

    In 2003, the Salmon Library received the collection of Dr. Robert L. Forward. Before his death in 2002, Foward was a consulting scientist, future technologist, lecturer, and science fact and science fiction writer. He was Owner and Chief Scientist of Forward Unlimited, a consulting firm established in 1962, specializing in exotic physics and advanced space propulsion, and Partner and Chief Scientist of Tethers Unlimited, a partnership formed in 1994 with Dr. Robert P. Hoyt, specializing in highly-survivable space tethers. The UAH archives department maintains Dr. Forward's original website.

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Saturn V Project

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Saunders B. Kramer Collection

    The Saunders B. Kramer Collection (118 linear ft.) includes a total of 790 books and boxes. The Collection includes subjects on the overall history of the space program as well as in-depth historical data related to individual space craft launches world wide.  Received as a gift to the Archives Department of the M. Louis Salmon Library in 2006, this collection stands as an excellent resource for space launch tracking.

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SkyLab Collection

    The Salmon Library at UAH houses several documents and artifacts gained from engineers who worked on the Skylab project in Huntsville, AL during the 1970's. The library welcomes everyone to Archives to peruse these materials.

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Theses & Dissertations

    A copy of all extant theses and dissertations completed at the University are housed in the library archives. Archives currently holds over 2,000 volumes in this area. The library also provides a copy of most theses for circulation. To find a thesis or dissertation in the Salmon library, you must have the Library of Congress call number. To find this number, or to create a list of publications from a certain department on campus, such as history, go to the Library Catalog and perform the following search:

    thesis AND huntsville AND history

    Substitute your department namefor history . Click on the "Search Everything" button. This will generate a list of theses and dissertations completed in that department. Two locations will be given for each thesis, Archives and the stacks. If the stacks copy is not available, access to the archives copy is available during regular Archives hours. The archives copy cannot circulate.

    Also try Current Research @ University of Alabama in Huntsville. This resource is a searchable database of dissertations and theses from UAH for the last two years.

    As a secondary source for theses and dissertations, visit the Theses and Dissertations on Topics in Alabama History at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

    See our library guide for more information about dissertations. If you need any further assistance, ask a librarian!

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UAH History

    Records of institutional activity at UAH are deposited and serviced from Archives. Representative agencies embodied here include the President's office; the Library itself; various academic departments (Art, History and Information Systems); various collections of papers of chief executives (Phillip Mason, Ben Graves); and such administrative/academic agencies as University Relations and the Research Institute.

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UAH Research Reports

UAH Research Reports document the results of research performed at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. A sense of history can be gained from the perusal of early UAH Research Reports. From the earliest Research Report (1962) entitled Opacity of the Atmosphere at Millimeter Wavelengths to the present day titles, UAH Research Reports can be found in the Archives of the M. Louis Salmon Library at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. For more information about research activities at UAH, visit the UAH research webpage.

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Willy Ley

    In 1969, UAH acquired the book and journal collection of the space publicist Willy Ley (1906-1969). Originally a paleontologist, Ley was one of the founders of the German Society for Space Travel, and was one of Dr. Wernher von Braun's first mentors in rocket research. There is a biography of Ley on the Biography.com web site.

    The Ley collection includes science-fact materials, in particular works in English, German, Russian, French, and Italian, many of them early imprints (perhaps the oldest is 1529), focusing on works by and about pioneers such as Tsiolkovsky, Oberth, and Goddard, and holding many works by Ley, von Braun, and Ordway.

    Download the complete bibliography of the Ley's works (32 pages).

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