This collection contains the papers of Albert R. Hibbs
(1924-2003), a manager and scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The
collection documents his personal life and career at JPL, the relationships between
JPL, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the California
Institute of Technology (Caltech), and the development of the solar system
exploration programs. Hibbs' consulting work for television and radio programs,
Biosphere 2, and Morgantown Area Rapid Transit System (MARTS) are also documented.
Albert Roach Hibbs (1924-2003) was born in Akron, Ohio, on 19 October 1924. Raised
nearby in Chillicothe, Ohio, Al was the second child of Albert Samuel Hibbs, manager
of the Chillicothe Water Department, and Alberta Roach Hibbs, a chemist, and brother
to older sister, Agnes, born two years earlier in 1922.
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