Finding Aid for the Human Space Flight Reference Collection (HSF-2)
The Human Space Flight Reference Collection contains brochures, pamphlets, educational handouts, programs, flyers, guides, articles, and miscellaneous materials, collected by the University of Houston-Clear Lake Archives and Special Collections to document NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The materials were originally organized as the “NASA/JSC Vertical Subject Files” beginning in 2001, when the Archives began collecting materials pertaining to the local Johnson Space Center (JSC) facility. The materials generally represent published and printed materials intended for the public, including educators and the media, highlighting NASA and space exploration programs. Many of the pieces of ephemera who produced as public relations materials by JSC’s Public Affairs Office. Many of the items were published by NASA, JSC, and various internal departments, as well as other NASA facilities outside of Texas. The collection also includes magazine and newspaper publications, organizational event materials, and space exploration educational and cultural content, produced and distributed by non-NASA entities.