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NASA Western Support Office Records at NARA Riverside, 1939-1969
Record Group 255  
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Description
The Western Coordination Office (WCO) was established to act as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) liaison with aircraft companies and aeronautics research units of colleges and universities in the western region of the United States. Its functions were eventually transferred to the Western Support Office (WSO) in 1966, which reported to the Office of Industry Affairs at NASA headquarters. The materials in this collection include administrative documents, reference memoranda, and correspondence primarily generated by Edwin P. Hartman, the WSO coordinator.
Background
The Western Coordination Office (WCO) was established to act as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) liaison with western aircraft companies and aeronautics research units of western colleges and universities. The WCO reported directly to the Director of the NACA.
Extent
Number of containers: 46

Volume: 19 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright does not apply to United States government records. For non-government material, researcher must contact the original creator. Additionally, each document that has a security classification affixed must have a declassification marking stamped on the document prior to any type of reproduction.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Access to some records is restricted due to national security classification status. Some reports have retained their secret security classification (FOIA (b)(1) National Security, Secret). All queries for records described in this guide should originate with NARA at Riverside.