The Histories of Ames Research Files collection was established for
the purpose of gathering in one collection the research materials collected by individuals
hired by NASA to write histories of NASA Ames or its research and development activities.
The collection contains drafts of monographs and articles, as well as the materials gathered
by the authors during their research. The materials in this collection cover the history of
NASA Ames from the early 1940s through to 1998, and include information gathered from
sources such as the Ames "Astrogram," the Center's newsletter; histories of NASA Ames Center
branches; writings and papers by NASA Ames engineers and scientists; and scientific