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Guide to the Deutsches Raketen- und Raumfahrt Museum e. V. Records, 1942-1969
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Description
The collection includes correspondence, essays, financial records, official reports, designs and other illustrations. Also included are papers concerning the earlier Gesellschaft für Weltraumforschung as well as personal papers of Alfred Fritz dating from the late 1940s.
Background
The collection includes papers and illustrations concerning the planned Deutsches Raketen- und Raumfahrtmuseum e.V. The museum was intended to gather and display technical and literary materials (both historical and contemporary) relevent to studies in astronautics. It was also intended to promote such studies through educational programs on both the contemporary state of rocket-technology and the early stages of space travel. The attempt to establish a permanent museum in Stuttgart extended from 1954 to the early 1960's. The museum was to have been an outgrowth of the Gesellschaft fur Weltraumforschung, founded in Stuttgart in 1948. Both the museum and its predecessor were members of the International Astroautical Federation. Among the museum's holdings were an A-4 rocket (v-2), the rocket chamber and gas chamber of the "Veronique," a nose cone and instrumentation of an "Äerobee," as well as post-war technical, scientific, and rocket-related literature by Stoelzel, Mohr, the Deutsche Raketengesellschaft für Raketentechnik und Raumfahrt. During the late 1950's and the early 1960's the museum held at least 12 exhibitions. The museum also cooperated with Columbia-Morningside in the filming of the Wernher von Braun Story.
Extent
4.25 linear ft.
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Availability
None.