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Guide to the Histories of Ames Research Files AFS1070.9
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Histories of Ames Research Files
    Date: 1970-2000
    Identifier/Call Number: AFS1070.9
    Collector: NASA Ames Research Center NASA Ames History Office
    Extent: Volume: 6.3 cubic feet
    Repository: NASA Ames Research Center NASA Ames History Office
    Moffett Field, California 94035
    Abstract: The Histories of Ames Research Files collection was established for the purpose of gathering in one collection the research materials collected by individuals hired by NASA to write histories of NASA Ames or its research and development activities. The collection contains drafts of monographs and articles, as well as the materials gathered by the authors during their research. The materials in this collection cover the history of NASA Ames from the early 1940s through to 1998, and include information gathered from sources such as the Ames "Astrogram," the Center's newsletter; histories of NASA Ames Center branches; writings and papers by NASA Ames engineers and scientists; and scientific journals.
    Physical location: History Office Reading Room, N207-112C
    Language of Material: All material is in English.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright does not apply to United States government records. For non-governmental material, researcher must contact origical creator.

    Preferred Citation

    NASA Ames History Office, NASA Ames Research Center. Moffett Field, California. AFS1070.9, Histories of Ames Research Files 1970-2000, [Container number] : [Folder number]. [Identification of item]. [Date, if available].

    Acquisition Information

    The material in this collection was acquired over time, as the research was conducted and the documents gathered. The materials were processed as a collection for the first time in 1998 by Helen Rutt.

    Scope and Content

    The Histories of Ames Research Files collection was established for the purpose of gathering in one collection the research materials collected by individuals hired by NASA to write histories of NASA Ames or its research and development activities. The collection contains drafts of monographs and articles, as well as the materials gathered by the authors during their research. The materials in this collection cover the history of NASA Ames from the early 1940s through to 1998, and include information gathered from sources such as the Ames "Astrogram," the Center's newsletter; histories of NASA Ames Center branches; writings and papers by NASA Ames engineers and scientists; and scientific journals.
    The collection is arranged in six series and is based on the body of research material collected by each author. The order of arrangement is by the date in which the material was collected and used. The series are: Edwin Hartman, which contains drafts of Adventures in Research (published in 1970) and images found in the book; Edie Watson, which contains files of information gathered in anticipation of an update of the Hartman book, which was never undertaken; Elizabeth Muenger, which contains the research files of Muenger that were gathered to support her monograph Searching the Horizon, as well as a draft copy of her work; Glenn Bugos, which contains drafts, layout drafts, and comments on his work, Atmosphere of Freedom ; Kristen Edwards, which contains the research files of Edwards for support of her article "The US-Soviet/Russian Cosmos Biosatellite Program"; and Karen Dunn-Haley, which contains the subject files and drafts of papers written by Dunn-Haley on the issues of manpower, the environment, safety, and external affairs at NASA Ames Research Center.
    The folder headings established by the creators of the materials were retained with a very few exceptions, in which cases the headings were clarified or shortened to better represent the contents of the files.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms may be used to index this collection.

    Personal Names

    Bugos, Glenn E.
    Dunn-Haley, Karen
    Edwards, Kristen
    Hartman, Edwin Phelps
    Muenger, Elizabeth A.
    Watson, Edie

    Corporate Name

    Ames Research Center

    Geographic Names

    Moffett Field (Calif.)