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Barbara Marie Stephens Sullivan Cape Canaveral and Eau Gallie, Florida photographs and memorabilia

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Abstract

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Brochures and Photographs, 1950-1976

View-Master and Reels, circa 1959 – early 1960s

Oversized Prints, Photographs, and Newspapers, 1965-1986



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Barbara Marie Stephens Sullivan Cape Canaveral and Eau Gallie, Florida photographs and memorabilia, 1950-1986 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary A. Sego

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Collection Overview

Title: Barbara Marie Stephens Sullivan Cape Canaveral and Eau Gallie, Florida photographs and memorabilia, 1950-1986Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1965-1969

Primary Creator: Sullivan, Barbara Marie Stephens (1927-2013)

Extent: 0.97 Cubic feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 04/01/2014

Subjects: Apollo 4 (Spacecraft), Apollo 8 (Spacecraft), Apollo 9 (Spacecraft), Apollo 11 (Spacecraft), Cape Canaveral (Fla.), Cape Kennedy (Fla.), Cernan, Eugene, Chaffee, Roger B., 1935-1967, Eau Gallie, Florida, Evans, Ronald E., Jr., 1933-1990, Flight Archives at Purdue University, Gemini VIII (Spacecraft), Grissom, Virgil I., Photographers, RCA Air Force Missle Test Center Patrick AFB Cape Canaveral, Schmitt, Harrison, "Jack," 1935-, Shephard, Alan B., 1923 -1998, Sullivan, James W. , Jr., 1928-2014, U.S. Air Force Titan II Complex, UFOs, Young, John W., 1928-2014

Forms of Material: Black-and-white photographs, Brochures, Color photographs, Commemorative prints, Memorabilia, Newspapers, View-Master, View-Master reels

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection includes photographs, NASA brochures and public relations publications, newspapers, and a NASA collectable poster related to the activities at Cape Canaveral in the late 1950s through early 1960s, and material related to the US Space Program activities at the Cape during the mid-1960s through the1980s. Includes a View Master and two packets of View Master reels on the United States Space Program and Cape Kennedy. Also includes materials related to the nearby community of Eau Gallie, Florida.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Barbara Marie Stephens Sullivan Cape Canaveral and Eau Gallie, Florida photographs and memorabilia (1950-1986; .97 cubic feet) document activities at Cape Canaveral in the late 1950s through early 1960s. Included are selected community and aerospace materials related to the United States Space Program activities at the Cape during the mid-1960s through the1980s and photographs of Eau Gallie, Florida from this time period.

Of note are brochures and commemorative publications of the John F. Kennedy Space Center; Cape Kennedy; Apollo 11 and 17; and a souvenir booklet of the “3rd Century America,” a bicentennial exposition on science and technology held at Kennedy Space Center in 1976.

Unique photographs feature the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral; photos from around the RCA Air Force Missile Test Center Patrick Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral; United States Air Force Titan III Complex (includes RCA cameras); photographs of John W. Young and Alan B. Shephard and the Gemini-3 spacecraft; several purported images of UFOs; and commemorative prints featuring Apollo 8, 9 and 11.

Commemorative newspapers include the 15th anniversary of the first Cape Kennedy missile launch, Apollo 1, 4 and 11, Space Shuttle Columbia’s first launch and Challenger’s last. Also included are other newspapers related to space history and the “Third Century America,” bicentennial exposition held at Kennedy Space Center in 1976. Types of materials include: photographs, commemorative prints, brochures, public relations publications, full issue commemorative newspapers, and a View Master and reels.

Biographical Note

Biography of Barbara Marie Stephens Sullivan and James W. Sullivan, Jr.

Barbara Marie Stephens Sullivan was born to Frank E. and Mary Catherine (Bauerlein) Stephens on July 26, 1927 in Nashville, Tennessee. She married James W. Sullivan in 1952, and their jobs took them to Melbourne, Florida. Barbara Sullivan did reporting for the Eau Gallie Courier and served as a Beautification/Visitor’s Center Coordinator for the City of Melbourne. This collection focuses on this time period of her life. She died on November 17, 2013.

James W. Sullivan, Jr. (Barbara’s husband at the time) worked at the RCA Air Force Missile Test Center Patrick AFB Cape Canaveral. He manned the cameras for RCA during the late 1950s-early 1960s. The Missile Test Project was a United States Air Force Program operated by RCA Service Company from Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. Under the program, RCA instrumented and operated various ships and stations on the Air Force Eastern Test Range with electronic tracking and telemetry equipment. The instrumented ships and stations tracked incoming ballistic missiles launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and also tracked unmanned or manned space vehicles orbiting the Earth.

*Historical note: Cape Canaveral was named Cape Kennedy from 1963-1973. The Florida legislature passed a law to restore the name Cape Canaveral on October 9, 1973.

Subject/Index Terms

Apollo 4 (Spacecraft)
Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)
Apollo 9 (Spacecraft)
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
Cape Canaveral (Fla.)
Cape Kennedy (Fla.)
Cernan, Eugene
Chaffee, Roger B., 1935-1967
Eau Gallie, Florida
Evans, Ronald E., Jr., 1933-1990
Flight Archives at Purdue University
Gemini VIII (Spacecraft)
Grissom, Virgil I.
Photographers
RCA Air Force Missle Test Center Patrick AFB Cape Canaveral
Schmitt, Harrison, "Jack," 1935-
Shephard, Alan B., 1923 -1998
Sullivan, James W. , Jr., 1928-2014
U.S. Air Force Titan II Complex
UFOs
Young, John W., 1928-2014

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 mss. box, 1 small archival box, and 1 medium flat box

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Purdue University per deed of gift

Acquisition Source: Donated by Gretchen Stephens in memory of her sister, Barbara Marie Stephens Sullivan, April 1, 2014

Related Materials:

Space Exploration News collection: https://apps.lib.purdue.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=1677&q=newspaper

Eugene A. Cernan papers:

https://apps.lib.purdue.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=1722&q=cernan

Preferred Citation: MSP 202, Barbara Marie Stephens Sullivan Collection of Cape Canaveral and Eau Gallie, Florida photographs and US Space Program memorabilia, Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information: All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.  Oversized prints and newspapers have been separated and boxed for preservation purposes.

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/msp202.sullivan_b.pdf


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