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Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project Interviews, 1985-1990


Collection Item Summary:

This collection consists of the transcripts for the Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project (GWS), which examines various aspects of NASA management practices during the Apollo program. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for the GWS was Martin Collins and the interview set contains 193 hours of interviews with 22 individuals. The central thread of this collection was the problem of configuring new political relations among the space sciences and sponsors. The following individuals were interviewed: J. Leland Atwood; Delmer Bradshaw; James Burnett; Paul Demitriades; Edward Doll; Peter Downey; Brian Duff; James Elms; James Fletcher; Robert Gilruth; T. Keith Glennan; Donald Jacobs; Ruben Mettler; Mark Miller; George Mueller; Samuel Phillips; Simon Ramo; Robert Seamans; Willis Shapley; Abe Silverstein; David Soergel; Harrison Storms; James Webb; Thorton Wilson; and Herbert York.

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Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives


Various restrictions apply


Collins, Martin


  • Wilson, Thorton
  • York, Herbert F (Herbert Frank)
  • Storms, Harrison A., Jr. 1915-1992
  • Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-1992
  • Soergel, David
  • Silverstein, Abe
  • Shapley, Willis
  • Phillips, Samuel
  • Ramo, Simon
  • Seamans, Robert C
  • Miller, Mark
  • Mueller, G. E (George Edwin) 1918-
  • Mettler, Ruben F. 1924-2006
  • Bradshaw, Delmer
  • Atwood, John Leland 1904-1999
  • Burnett, James
  • Demitriades, Paul
  • Doll, Edward
  • Downey, Peter
  • Duff, Brian
  • Fletcher, James
  • Elms, James C. 1916-
  • Gilruth, Robert
  • Jacobs, Donald
  • Glennan, Thomas Keith 1905-1995
  • Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project for Research in Space History
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)

Physical description

4.36 cubic feet (4 records center boxes)


  • 1985
  • 1985-1990


This collection consists of the interview transcripts, not the tapes.


  • Transcripts
  • Collection descriptions

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