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Guide to the Edward S. Forman papers
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Description
The collection is 2.5 linear feet in size and contains correspondence, publications, news clippings, black and white photographs, 16mm film, a scrapbook, and artifacts relating to the professional career of engineer Edward S. Forman. Divided into six series, the collection is organized chronologically within subject file folders. Forman worked at Cal Tech, Hughes Aircraft, and Lockheed. He was one of the founders of Aerojet Engineering Corporation.
Background
Edward Seymour Forman was born in Gillespie, Illinois on December 3, 1912. His father was an electrical engineer and moved the family west during Forman’s adolescence. An avid science fiction reader, Forman dreamed of flying and space travel. At age 15, Forman began with a friend, John W. Parsons, to research rocketry and conduct experiments. In 1928 they began testing in an area behind Devils Gate Dam in Arroyo Seco, near Pasadena, California.
Extent
2.5 linear feet (3 boxes + 5 films + 1 oversized drawer)
Restrictions
All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Availability
Collection is open for research use.