A NOTE TO THE READER
PLEASE REVIEW BEFORE USING THE CONTENTS OF THIS FILE
This file consists of two parts. The first is a catalog
of oral history interviews conducted by the staff of Department of Space
History, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution over the
period 1981 through 1990. The interviews focus on subjects relating to
the history of space, covering developments in science, technology, management,
and politics. A fuller description of the Museum's oral history program
and the contents of various interview projects may be found in the introduction
to the catalog that follows.
The second part of the file is full text copies of selected
interview transcripts from the Museum's collection. In using these interviews,
please be aware of two caveats. One is that the availability of these
materials on the Internet does not constitute a right to copy and publish
these oral history materials. Copyright in the interviews belongs to individual
interviewees. As such their use is covered by U.S. copyright law. If you
wish to publish a quote from an interview you should contact the Archives
Division via the Reference Desk.
The second caveat concerns the accuracy of interview
transcripts. Each transcript was prepared from an audiotape-recorded interview,
and then has proceeded through two stages of editing and correction. First
the accuracy of the raw transcript was compared to the original recording
and lightly edited to improve syntax, correct spelling, and add explanatory
notes where necessary. This version of the transcript was then sent to
the interviewee for additions, deletions, or corrections. The goal of
this second editing was to ensure that responses to original questions
were fully considered. All of these changes were then incorporated into
a final transcript.
Citations for each interview should take the following
form: [Interviewee Name] Oral History Interview, [Date],[Page], [The Name
of the Interview Project], National Air and Space Museum.
Notice: If you have general questions regarding these
interviews, or if you wish to request paper copies of interviews not currently
available on this website, please send a written request to the Archives'
Reference Desk. Replies may
require 2 to 3 weeks. Included with the reply will be a page count and
the related duplication fees for each interview requested. Please see
NASM Archives Reproduction and Shipping Base Rates for current pricing
Introduction of the Catalog