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Finding Aid for the Roger and Roberta Boisjoly NASA Challenger Disaster Collection. 2010.17.r
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  • Scope and Contents note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Arrangement note
  • Processing Information note
  • Biographical/Historical note

  • Title: Roger and Roberta Boisjoly NASA Challenger Disaster Collection.
    Identifier/Call Number: 2010.17.r
    Contributing Institution: Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
    One University Drive
    Orange, CA, 92866
    (714) 532 - 7711
    rboyd@chapman.edu
    Language of Material: The majority of the collection is in English
    Physical Description: 13.5 Linear feet (8 cartons, 1 large box)
    Date (inclusive): 1986-2010
    Location note: Leatherby Libraries
    creator: Boisjoly, R. M., (Roger M.), 1938-

    Scope and Contents note

    The Boisjoly collection covers Roger Boisjoly's involvement in the NASA Challenger accident. Besides copies of his congressional testimony there are copies of testimony from other participants as well as the complete report made by the committee. Along with this material is Boisjoly's personal and business correspondence as it relates to the Challenger accident and various pieces of Challenger related ephemera.

    Preferred Citation note

    [identify item], Roger and Roberta Boisjoly NASA Challenger Disaster Collection, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Though this collection is open for research, it should be noted that it is not fully arranged and described.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Gift of Roger and Roberta Boisjoly.

    Arrangement note

    This collection is arranged in series: Series 1, Roger Boisjoly Papers Series 2, Reports, Challenger Disaster Series 3, Ephemera, Challenger
    Within the series, the material is organized by material type.

    Processing Information note

    Though this collection is open for research it is not fully arranged and described. There are at least 3 linear feet left to process that consists of class and lecture material given by Boisjoly, A/V material of his lectures, as well as several Mbs of digital files to process and describe.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Roger Boisjoly is a mechanical engineer, fluid dynamicist and an aerodynamicist who worked for Morton Thiokol, the manufacturer of the solid rocket boosters for the Space Shuttle program. He is best known for raising objections to the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger the day before the loss of the spacecraft and its crew.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Boisjoly, R. M., (Roger M.), 1938-
    Challenger (Spacecraft) -- Accidents