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Peebles (Curtis) Personal Papers
SDASM.SC.10114  
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  • Biographical / Historical
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: The Curtis Peebles Personal Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10114
    Physical Description: 3 Cubic Feet This is a seven box collection, each box with measurements 16 ½” x 13” x 10”. The collection contains NASA reports/publications, magazine articles, newsletters, and other secondary materials, along with Peebles research notes and sources for his publications. Over 2,000 books have been removed from this collection to be processed and added into the Museum’s library collection. An original list of books is included in this collection.
    Date (bulk): bulk
    Abstract: Curtis Peebles was an aerospace historian for the Smithsonian Institute and is known as the nation’s leading researcher and skeptic on UFO sightings. In addition to his UFO research, he has written numerous books and magazine articles dealing with declassified (formerly secret) Air Force secret weapons projects.
    Physical Description: This is a seven box collection, each box with measurements 16 ½” x 13” x 10”. The collection contains NASA reports/publications, magazine articles, newsletters, and other secondary materials, along with Peebles research notes and sources for his publications. Over 2,000 books have been removed from this collection to be processed and added into the Museum’s library collection. An original list of books is included in this collection.

    Biographical / Historical

    Curtis Peebles was an aerospace historian for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and joined the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center history office in 2000. Peebles is known as the nation’s leading researcher and skeptic on UFO sightings. In addition to his UFO research, he has written numerous books and magazine articles dealing with declassified (formerly secret) Air Force secret weapons projects.
    Peebles has written over forty articles for NASA and other national magazines about the subject and interviewed on several documentaries, such as “Where are all the UFOs?” shown on A&E Network in 1997 and Discovery Channel’s “Unsolved History: Area 51” in 2005. A writer since 1977, Peebles has authored over eleven books: Battle for Space and, Guardians: Strategic Reconnaissance Satellites (1987), Watch the Skies! (1995), High Frontier: The U.S. Air Force and the Military Space Program and, The Corona Project: America’s First Spy Satellites (1997), Asteroids: A History (2000), Shadow Flights: America’s Secret Airwar Against the Soviet Union (2001), Dark Eagles: A History of the Top Secret U.S. Aircraft (2003), Twilight Warriors: Covert Air Operations Against the USSR (2005) and Road to March 10: Lessons Learned from the X-43a Flight Research Program (2008).

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to research by appointment.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Restrictions: Some restrictions might apply. Will need to be evaluated for International Traffic and Arms Regulations based on researchers request and review.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated to SDASM.

    Related Materials

    UFO Subject Files.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    UFOs
    Peebles, Curtis