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Avery-Abex Metallurgical Collection

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Identifier: Ms-1995-025
Abstract The American Brake Shoe (later Abex) Company was formed in 1902 from the merger of five smaller foundries that specialized in railroad brake shoes, castings and forging, as well as hydraulic equipment. The research laboratory, known as the Mahwah Research Center, from which the collection is drawn, did applied industrial research, but was closed in 1990. Howard Avery (1906-1996), VPI graduate (B.Sc. MinE 1927, M.Sc. MinE 1928), was one of the center’s leading research metallurgists....
Dates: c. 1920s-1987

Edward H. Cahill Papers

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Identifier: Ms-1988-002
Abstract

The Edward H. Cahill Papers contains a copy of a map of part of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute campus drawn by Cahill in 1909, materials from his professional life, and an article in which he is cited. It also includes obituaries.

Dates: 1909 - 1976

Michael Collins Papers

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Identifier: Ms-1989-029
Abstract The collection includes the papers of Michael Collins, pilot, astronaut, assistant secretary of state, director of the National Air and Space Museum and author, dating from 1907-2004. Materials include reports, instruction manuals, personal notes, printed materials, audio recordings, photographs, awards and memorabilia associated with Collins' Air Force, NASA, State Department and NASM careers. There are also papers and research relating to Collins' writings; materials from public speaking...
Dates: 1907 - 2004

James Dean Collection

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Identifier: Ms-2003-061
Abstract

The collection consists of reference material NASA artist James Dean used in producing the artwork for astronaut Michael Collins' book Liftoff: The Story of America's Adventure in Space and Dean's book Journey into Space.

Dates: 1961 - 1988

G. Grahame Duce Papers

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Identifier: Ms-1987-005
Abstract

This collection includes the papers of president of Duce Aeronautical Research (Baltimore, Maryland). Includes typescript "Alphabetical Index of Approved Aircraft"; manuscript drafts of articles on pilot safety, paratroop devices, air races, Boeing XB-47 Stratojet, the future of jet pilots; and miscellaneous notes.

Dates: 1920 - 1947

W. Dale Parker Papers

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Identifier: Ms-1989-093
Abstract This collection consists of the papers of William Dale Parker, management specialist on NASA's Project Gemini, General Motors plant engineer; General Dynamics management specialist; writer; businessman; self-described political consultant, expert on human relations, and genius. It contains correspondence, memorabilia, photos, scrapbooks, and ephemera relating to Parker's life, career and interests, as well as the life and career of his youngest daughter, Jacquelyn Parker, the first female...
Dates: 1914 - 2006

John T. Parsons Papers

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Identifier: Ms-1987-016
Abstract

John T. Parsons (1913-2007) was a manufacturer and inventor of numerical control, which is the application of computer technology to manufacturing processes. The John T. Papers include correspondence, memoranda, financial records, engineering drawings and specifications, files about civic affairs in Traverse City, Michigan, reading files and other materials.

Dates: ca. 1935-1991

John W. Townsend, Jr., Papers

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Identifier: Ms-1990-068
Scope and Contents This collection contains six boxes of John W. Townsend, Jr.'s personal and professional papers from 1949 until his retirement from corporate and government aerospace work in 1990. In addition to profressional correspondence, memos, and subject files, there are extensive travel files from 1949-1968 and 1985-1990, congressional testimony on NASA projects from 1982-1986, and files on the history of the Upper Air Rocket Research Program at the Naval Research Laboratory from about 1956-1958....
Dates: 1949 - 1990