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Guide to the Edward S. Forman papers
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Series 1. Personal

Physical Description: 13 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Personal series include biographical information about Forman’s early rocket experiments from newspaper and magazine articles, many found in a scrapbook. Of note are the photographs of early launch attempts with John Parsons, and their original rocket test stand motor.
Box 1:1

Biography and resume 1958-1969

Box 1:2

Correspondence 1938-1953

Box 1:3

News clippings – career 1938-1970

Box 1:4

News clippings – general 1909-1972

Box 4G1 Drawer J

Photographs undated

Box 1:6

Publications 1948-1970

Box 1:7

Rocket loans 1938-1971

Box 3

Scrapbook – cover board undated

Box 1:8

Scrapbook (photocopy) 1938-1956

Box 1:9

Scrapbook – articles 1938-1940

Box 1:10

Scrapbook – correspondence 1939-1942

Box 1:11

Scrapbook – news clippings 1938-1942

Box 1:12

Scrapbook – newsletters and bulletins 1939-1956

Box 1:13

Scrapbook – photographs 1938

 

Series 2. Cal Tech – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Physical Description: 5 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Cal Tech – Jet Propulsion Laboratory series contains documents and publications during Forman’s time with Cal Tech, the GLACIT Program, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory building JATOs.
Box 1:14

Correspondence 1966-1969

Box 1:15

Documents 1940-1942

Box 1:17

Publications 1940-1968

Box 1:18

Reports 1938-1941

 

Series 3. Aerojet Engineering Incorporated

Physical Description: 14 folders + 1 artifact

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Aerojet Engineering Incorporated series has numerous photographs and reports produced by Aerojet Engineering Corporation during their research and development of various rockets for the U.S. military. Of note is a piece of an airplane wing from a fatal JATO experiment. The wing is annotated by Forman, describing the incident.
Box 1:18

Reports 1938-1941

Box 1:19

Correspondence 1942-1957

Box 1:20

Lectures 1942-1943

Box 2:21

Lectures – Aerojet Training Program May 1943

Box 2:22

Legal and financial 1942-1943

Box 4G1 Drawer J

Photographs 1941-1968

Box 2:24

Publications 1945

Box 2:25-30

Reports 1942-1944

Box 2:31

Research 1941-1943

Box 2:32

Travel 1943-1944

Box 3

Artifact, "A PIECE OF BELLY CENTER SECTION FROM INTERSTATE AIRPLANE DAMAGED BY 2 AEROJET UNITS 8AS1000 THAT SLIPPED OUT OF THE MOUNTING RACKS. ONE UNIT IMBEDDING ITSELF IN THE GASOLINE TANK, THE OTHER UNIT GOING THRU THE PROPELLER AND FLYING THRU A HANGAR 125 YARDS AWAY. ONE PROPELLER TIP SHATTERED THE RIGHT LEG OF NAVY INSPECTOR KLEIN. NO OTHERS WERE INJURED. THIS WAS THE FIRST ACCIDENT TO OCCUR WHERE AEROJET UNITS WERE INVOLVED. ACCIDENT OCCURRED 6 P.M. NOV. 1, 1943. ED. S. FORMAN P.S. MR. KLEIN DIED AT 4:00 A.M. THE FOLLOWING MORNING. 1943

Box 3

Test motor stand circa 1938

 

Series 4. Vulcan Powder Company

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Vulcan Powder Company series includes article of incorporation, correspondence and a proposal to create the explosives company Vulcan Powder Company.
Box 2:33

Articles of incorporation and minutes 1946

Box 2:34

Correspondence 1946-1947

Box 2:35

Proposal circa 1946

 

Series 5. Hughes Aircraft Company

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Hughes Aircraft Company series include employee newsletters and photographs from the Hughes Aircraft Company.
Box 2:36

Documents 1954

Box 4G1 Drawer J

Photographs 1950-1955

Box 2:38

Publications 1952-1955

 

Series 6. Lockheed Missiles and Space Company

Physical Description: 2 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Lockheed Missiles and Space Company series include employee newsletters and photographs from the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company.
Box 4G1 Drawer J

Photographs circa 1960

Box 2:40

Publications 1968

 

Series 7. Films

Physical Description: 5 films

Series Scope and Content Summary

Five films documenting the Cal Tech-Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the 1940s. Films include: “The Jet Propulsion Research Project,” 1942; “Flight Test of the Ercoupe Airplane without and with Auxiliary Jet Propulsion at March Field, CA – August 6-23, 1941”; “Flight Test of the Ercoupe Airplane without and with Auxiliary Jet Propulsion at March Field, CA – August 6-23, 1941”; JATO Historical Footage, ca. 1941;
Box 35H5

"The Jet Propulsion Research Project" 1942

Box 35H5

"Flight Test of the Ercoupe Airplane without and with Auxiliary Jet Propulsion at March Field, CA – August 6-23, 1941" 1941-08-06

Box 35H5

"Flight Test of the Ercoupe Airplane without and with Auxiliary Jet Propulsion at March Field, CA – August 6-23, 1941" 1941-08-06

Box 35H5

JATO Historical footage circa 1941

Box 35H5

JATO Historical footage circa 1941