The Michael Collins Papers (Ms1989-029)

Title

The Michael Collins Papers (Ms1989-029)

Description

The collection includes the papers of Michael Collins--pilot, astronaut, assistant secretary of state, director of the National Air and Space Museum and author, dating from 1907-2004. Materials include reports, instruction manuals, personal notes, printed materials, audio recordings, photographs, awards and memorabilia associated with Collins' Air Force, NASA, State Department and NASM careers. There are also papers and research relating to Collins' writings; materials from public speaking engagements and board and club memberships; and small sets of personal correspondence and biographical material.

Creator

Collins, Michael, 1930-

Date

1907/2004

Identifier

Ms1989-029

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Michael Collins Papers, Ms1989-029, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Collection Tree

Ms1989-029_B03_F1.pdf

Introductory Notes on Astronomy Handbook, August 1962. Written by John H. Craigie, with handwritten notes from Collins.
Ms1989-029_B03_F03.pdf

Aeromedical Evaluation Report for Space Pilots, July 1963. Includes general findings from evaluation of pilots
Ms1989-029_B03_F2.pdf

Gemini Training Notebook, 1963-1964. Collection of notes, papers, and articles.
Ms1989-029_B03_F5a.pdf

Part 1 of 2 of the Press Handbook for the Gemini-Titan 2 Air Force Lanch Vehicle, c. 1965
Ms1989-029_B03_F5b.pdf

Part 2 of 2 of the Press Handbook for the Gemini-Titan 2 Air Force Lanch Vehicle, c. 1965
Ms1989-029_B03_F7b.pdf

Part 2 of 2 of the Final Gemini 10 Flight Plan, June 22, 1966
Ms1989-029_B03_F6.pdf

Michael Collin's Notebook for the Gemini 10 Mission, c. 1966. A collection of handwritten notes and various documents and charts.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989_029_B04_F1.pdf

Flight Summary Report for the Gemini Program (Missions 1-7), July 1966
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B05_F5a.pdf

Part 1 of 3 of the Gemini 10 Program Mission Report, August 1966
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989_029_B04_F2a.pdf

Part 1 of 3 of Section II (Controls and Displays) from the Operations Handbook for the Gemini 10 mission, July 1, 1966.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989_029_B04_F2b.pdf

Part 2 of 3 of Section II (Controls and Displays) from the Operations Handbook for the Gemini 10 mission, July 1, 1966.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989_029_B04_F2c.pdf

Part 3 of 3 of Section II (Controls and Displays) from the Operations Handbook for the Gemini 10 mission, July 1, 1966.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989_029_B04_F3.pdf

Highlights of the Gemini 10 Mission, July 1966
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989_029_B04_F5a.pdf

Transcript 1 of 2 of the air-to-ground, ground-to-air audio recording from the Gemini 10 mission, July 18-21, 1966.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989_029_B04_F5b.pdf

Transcript 2 of 2 of the air-to-ground, ground-to-air audio recording from the Gemini 10 mission, July 18-21, 1966.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989_029_B04_F6.pdf

Transcript of the air-to-ground voice recordings from the Gemini 10 mission (00:00:00 - 06:57:48), July 18, 1966
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989_029_B04_F7.pdf

Transcript of the air-to-ground voice recordings from the Gemini 10 mission (07:16:47-23:13:26), July 18-19, 1966
Ms1989-029_B05_F1.pdf

Transcript 1 of 2 of the Gemini 10 mission Air-to-Ground voice communications, July 19-21, 1966.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B05_F2.pdf

Transcript 2 of 2 of the Gemini 10 mission Air-to-Ground voice communications, July 19-21, 1966.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B05_F3.pdf

Transcript of the Gemini 10 Mission Commentary, July 19, 1966.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B05_F4a.pdf

Transcript 1 of 2 of the Gemini 10 Technical Debriefing, July 26, 1966
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B05_F4b.pdf

Transcript 2 of 2 of the Gemini 10 Technical Debriefing, July 26, 1966
Ms1989-029_B05_F5a.pdf

Part 1 of 3 of the Gemini 10 Program Mission Report, August 1966.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B05_F5b.pdf

Part 2 of 3 of the Gemini 10 Program Mission Report, August 1966
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B05_F5c.pdf

Part 3 of 3 of the Gemini 10 Program Mission Report, August 1966
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B05_F6.pdf

Interim Report of the Gemini 10 Manned Spaceflight Experiments, March 1967
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B05_F7a.pdf

Part 1 of 2 of the Summary Report of the Extravehicular Activity from the Gemini (10) mission, June 1967
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B05_F7b.pdf

Part 2 of 2 of the Summary Report of the Extravehicular Activity from the Gemini (10) mission, June 1967
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B08_F4.pdf

Collection of Press Releases from NASA between July 13-24, 1969.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F12_Ephemera_1977a.jpg

Page from a publication with information on the 1977 Nelson P. Jackson Aerospace Award and its past recipients. Additional notes and markings in…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F2_Administrative_1985_ND.jpg

Page listing the rules for a PRDA related submission process.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F2_Administrative_1980_1031a.jpg

Management Model for "Human Factors Engineering in Research, Development and Acquisitions". From the Department of the Army.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F2_BusinessCard_ND_02.jpg

Business Card for Robert C. Forman, Program Manager, from Andrulis Research Corp in Bethesda, MD.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F2_BusinessCard_ND_01.jpg

Business Card for Daniel L. Welch, Ph.D., Director (Human Factors Engineering Division), from Andrulis Research Corp in Bethesda, MD.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F14_Letter_1988_1011.jpg

Letter from Space World Editor John Rhea to Michael Collins, offering Collins a position on the Space World editorial advisory board.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F13_Note_ND_2.jpg

Notes written on a file folder regarding the Space-Public program to allow "ordinary people in space".
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F13_Note_ND_1.jpg

Various handwritten notes on the proposal to open spaceflight up to the public.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F13_Report_ND.pdf

Marked up copy of the Executive Summary for a paper describing a program and arrangement with NASA to allow the general public to participate in…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F13_Report_1985_1202.pdf

Draft of a Memorandum of Understanding Between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space-Public Corporation.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F13_Letter_1985_0704b.jpg

Handwritten letter from T. F. Rogers to Michael Collins providing a "brief progress report" regarding Space-Public.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F13_Letter_1985_0626_2.pdf

Enclosure to the letter from Charles W. Mathews to James M. Beggs detailing the "more important factors that need to be considered in formulating and…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F13_Letter_1984_0807b.jpg

Letter from T. F. Rogers to Michael Collins following up on their recent meeting and offering the idea of a National Park Space Lodge.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F13_Letter_1984_0713.jpg

Letter from T.F. Rogers to Jack Stempler (Director of Legislative Affairs for LTV) providing his biography for Stempler and Michael Collins'…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F13_Certificate_1985_0404.jpg

Certificate from the State Corporation Commission of Virginia certifying the incorporation of the Space-Public Corporation on April 4, 1985.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F13_Biography_1984_0700.pdf

The Professional Biographical Information for Thomas F. Rogers as of July, 1984. Includes a list of papers published. Biography provided by Rogers…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F12_Letter_1985_0129c.jpg

Letter from Harry S. Dawson (Chairman of the Nelson P. Jackson Aerospace Award Committee) to Michael Collins, Hugh Downs, Robert Frosch, Robert Hotz,…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F12_Letter_1982_0527.jpg

Letter from Pat. A Scott (President of the National Space Club) to Michael Collins inviting him to their Board of Governors.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F12_Correspondence_1988_0121.jpg

Memo from Michael Collins to Chuck Tringali regarding the Nelson P. Jackson Award and nominating NASA Langley/LTV for the Scout (Rocket).
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F12_Clipping_NDb.jpg

Clippings from an unknown publication regarding the National Space Club with attendence information for a October 24th luncheon.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F12_Pamphlet_1983_0325.pdf

Informational booklet for the 26th Annual Goddard Memorial Dinner on March 25, 1983.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F11_Pamphlet_ND.pdf

Brochure for the National Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, including information on spinal cord injuries and the foundation. Also features (handwritten)…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F11_Letter_1984_0816.jpg

Letter from Michael Collins to Louise McKnew (National Research Institute for Neural Injury) accepting (after a delay) to serve on the board.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F11_Letter_1984_0713c.jpg

Letter from Louise McKnew (National Research Institute for Neural Injury) to Michael Collins thanking him for his support and informing him of their…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F10_Letter_1986_0102.jpg

Letter from Clifton F. von Kann, President of the National Aeronautic Association to the NAA Board of Directors regarding the changes to the NAA…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F10_Letter_1984_1227.jpg

Letter from Clifton F. von Kann, President of the National Aeronautic Association to Michael Collins informing him that they would like him to remain…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F10_Letter_1984_1217.jpg

Letter from Michael Collins to Clifton F. von Kann, President of the National Aeronautic Association, informing him of his leaving his position as…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F10_Letter_1984_1129b.jpg

Letter from Clifton F. von Kann, President of the National Aeronautic Association to Michael Collins asking for him to serve on the Advisory…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F9b_Notes_Complete.pdf

Part 2 of 2 of various notes from the NASA Goals Task Force.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F9a_Notes_Complete.pdf

Part 1 of 2 of various notes from the NASA Goals Task Force.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Note_ND_3.jpg

Note consisting of various names and dates related to the Metropolitan Club.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Ephemera_NDb.jpg

Proposal of Michael Collins for Resident Membership of the Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Note_ND_2b.jpg

Note consisting of various names and dates related to the Metropolitan Club. Many names are crossed out.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Note_ND_1.jpg

Note consisting of various names and dates related to the Metropolitan Club.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Letter_ND_2b.jpg

Letter from President of the Metropolitan Club Norman Farquhar to All Members of the Club reminding them that the club is "incorporated for literary,…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Pamphlet_NDc.jpg

Pamphlet from the Metropolitan Club detailing the services offered by the club.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Letter_ND_1.jpg

Letter from Metropolitan Club House Committee Chairman John D. H. Kane to Member explaining the Club benefit of Private Entertaining.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Letter_1989_0103.jpg

Letter from Metropolitan Club Secretary Lawrence L. Lamade accepting Collins' resignation.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Letter_1985_1023.pdf

Letter from Metropolitan Club Secretary Roger Kinte to the Members of the Club giving information on sponsoring new members.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Bill_1985_0513.jpg

Supplimental Bill for Michael Collins expenses from the Metropolitan Club. Total due $1933.19.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Letter_1984_1205.jpg

Letter from the Metropolitan Club President John A. Sargent to Michael Collins welcoming him to the MC.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Ephemera_1984_1003.jpg

Announcement to the members of the Metropolitan Club detailing the entrance fees effective October 3, 1984.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Letter_1984_0416b.jpg

Letter from William D. Perry to the Secretary of the Metropolitan Club requesting Summer Guest Privileges for Michael Collins.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Letter_1980_0110.jpg

Letter from "Bill" (William D. Perry) to Michael Collins discussing his and Coke Florance's sponsoring of Collins for resident membership of the…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F8_Ephemera_1985_0100.pdf

Booklet listing the full membership of The Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington, D.C. for January 1985.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F7_Broadside_ND_2.jpg

Broadside titled "What is the International Platform Association?".
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F7_Broadside_ND_1.jpg

Broadside Publication titled "A Partial Listing of Those Who Have Shared Their Thoughts With Our Members in Recent Years".
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F7_Pamphlet_NDc.jpg

Informational Pamphlet on the International Platform Association.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F7_Certificate_ND.jpg

Metal Certificate from the International Platform Association certifying Michael Collins' being voted a Life Member of the IPA.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F7_Letter_1979_0404.jpg

Letter from Merry Pietroski to Lowell Thomas (The International Platform Association) thanking him on behalf of Michael Collins for his letter of…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F5_Administrative_1983.pdf

Miscellaneous administrative records from the International Academy of Astronautics.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F4_Administrative_1985.pdf

Miscellaneous administrative records from the First Flight Society.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F3b_Administrative_1985.pdf

Comprehensive booklet containing information on the CPRW Inc. Advisory Board.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_MichaelCollins_B19_F3a_Administrative_1985_1023_Complete.pdf

Miscellaneous administrative records and ephemera from CPRW Inc.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F2_Pamphlet_1984_0425.jpg

Excerpt from AFSC Pamphlet 70-4 regarding "AFSC Guide for Program Research and Development Announcement (PRDA)".
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F2_Notes_1985_ND_2.jpg

Short handwritten note regarding "logistics", "PRDA", and "Andrulis".
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F2_Notes_1985_ND_1.jpg

Short handwritten note from Michael Collins regarding a "JSC Human Productivity Study".
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F2_Notes_1985_0419b.jpg

Handwritten notes regarding Andrulis Research Corp., various people and their positions.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F2_Newsletter_1985_0411b.jpg

Pages 2 and 32 from the April 11, 1985 Commerce Business Daily.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F2_Newsletter_1985_0215.jpg

Page 258 from the February 1985 Aerospace Daily featuring the article "Space Station Development Program Pushed by IEEE.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F2_Letter_1985_0206.jpg

Letter from Thomas L. Hughes (Chairman, Mid-Atlantic Club) to "Colleague" providing the details for a luncheon with Chester L. Cooper.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B19_F2_Clippings_1985_ND.jpg

Small clipping for "RADC Opening Contracting For SDI Battle Management Communications". "Andulis" handwritten above article.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_MichaelCollins_B19_F1_Letter_1984_0514.pdf

Letter from Walter J. Boyne (Director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Musuem) to Michael Collins thanking him for agreeing to become an…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B18_F6_MichaelCollins_Clippings_1976.pdf

A collection of clippings put together by the National Air and Space Museum featuring information about their work between 1976 and 1977.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B18_F5b_MichaelCollins_Clippings_1971-1979.pdf

Part 2 of 2 of a collection of clippings associated with the National Air and Space Museum between 1971-1979
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B18_F5a_MichaelCollins_Clippings_1971-1979.pdf

Part 1 of 2 of a collection of clippings associated with the National Air and Space Museum between 1971-1979
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B18_F4b_MichaelCollins_Ephemera_1971-1979.pdf

A Collection of Assorted Ephemera and Photos related to the various openings and events of the National Air and Space Museum.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B18_F4a_MichaelCollins_Memorandum_1979_0611.pdf

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies asking for recommendations for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Includes list of past…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B18_F4a_MichaelCollins_Memorandum_1975_0203.pdf

Memorandum to Michael Collins acknowledging receipt of his loan of Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 related memorabilia.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B18_F4a_MichaelCollins_Memorandum_1971_0824.pdf

Memorandum to those working on the National Air and Space Museum asking for design considerations before it is too late in the construction process.
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms1989-029_B18_F4a_MichaelCollins_Letter_1972_0128.pdf

A collection of letters between Chief Justice Warren Burger and Smithsonian Institute Secretary S. Dillon Ripley. Includes unaddressed correspondence…

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