University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the UPI NASA Related Records, 1962-1980



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Nichols, Bruce.
Title: UPI NASA Related Records
Dates: 1962-1980
Abstract: UPI journalist Bruce Nichols collected the UPI NASA Related Records, 1962-1980, to document the activities of NASA, specifically at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Arranged by subjects, the collection contains NASA publications, press kits, photographs, tape transcripts, notebooks, mission briefings, annotated printed material, and UPI wire reports.
Accession No.: 2004-033
Extent: 26 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Journalist Bruce Nichols worked at the Houston Chronicle for the United Press International (UPI) office. He collected numerous press materials and publications on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. The U.S. government’s National Aeronautics and Space Act established NASA in 1958, and three years later Houston was selected as a site for human spaceflight training. In 1963, the JSC opened as the Manned Spacecraft Center and was renamed after President Lyndon B. Johnson ten years later. The JSC continues to operate all human space missions.

Source:

Nasa Aeronautics and Space Administration. "Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center." In Spinoff 1997: 25 Years of Reporting Down-to-Earth Benefits. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 1997. http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/spinoff1997/ar5.html (accessed September 24, 2010).


Scope and Contents

UPI journalist Bruce Nichols collected the UPI NASA Related Records, 1962-1980, to document the activities of NASA, specifically at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Arranged by subjects, the collection contains NASA publications, press kits, photographs, tape transcripts, notebooks, mission briefings, annotated printed material, and UPI wire reports. The papers cover numerous manned space programs, including Apollo 14, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP), and Skylab, from the planning stages to the scientific projects and experiments conducted while in space to the astronauts’ return to Earth. Press kits, mission briefings, and tape transcripts provide insight into the scientific experiments conducted by astronauts, like Owen K. Garriott, on Skylab as well as the planning stages and observations by Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Alan L. Bean, and other astronauts.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Nichols, Bruce -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Houston chronicle (Houston, Tex.)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
Subjects
Astronauts -- United States.
Astronautics – United States.
Manned space flight -- United States.
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States.
Places
Houston (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UPI NASA Related Records, 1962-1980, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection contains unprocessed materials.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4W42-4W63 Unprocessed materials
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4X85 Unprocessed materials
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4X111 Unprocessed materials
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4X222-4W223 Unprocessed materials