Finding Aid for the Ellington Field Research Collection,1912-1998 (#2016-0003)
The Ellington Field Research Collection contains organizational histories, newspaper articles, manuscript drafts, photographs, memos, correspondence, copied items, newsletter issues, and miscellaneous materials, compiled as research materials by NASA Johnson Space Center historian William Larsen for author and NASA summer fellow Erik Carlson to write the NASA publication Ellington Field: A Short History, 1917-1962, in February 1999. It appears that Larsen had begun a manuscript for this history, but Carlson finished it and it was published under Carlson’s name. The materials in the collection pertain to the history and operation of Ellington Field (also known as Ellington Air Force Base) near Houston, Texas. The field has been used since 1962 by NASA Johnson Space Center for test flights and other aviation-based research related to human space flight.