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.
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.
2.5 linear feet
(3 boxes + 5 films + 1 oversized drawer)
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