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Challenger (Spacecraft) -- Accidents

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Roger and Roberta Boisjoly NASA Challenger disaster collection

Identifier: 2010-017-r
Scope and Contents

The Boisjoly collection covers Roger Boisjoly's involvement in the NASA Challenger accident. Besides copies of his congressional testimony, there are copies of testimony from other participants as well as the complete report made by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology. Along with this material is Boisjoly's personal and business correspondence concerning the Challenger accident and various related ephemera.

Dates: 1954-2012

Mark Maier NASA Challenger disaster collection

Identifier: 2010-002-r

This collection consists of a number of videotapes, objects, and some text material collected by Professor Mark Maier that deal with the NASA Challenger disaster and its aftermath.

Dates: 1985-2006; 1986

Mark Maier Challenger disaster A/V collection digital video files

 Digital Collection
Identifier: 2010_Mark_Maier_ChallengerAV-2010.002.a

Roger Boisjoly Data Files

 Digital Collection
Identifier: 1986-2010_Roger_Boisjoly_Data_Files_2010.017.s

Series 1, Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident, 1986

 Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This series contains printed copies of reports of the 1986 Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident, also called the Rogers Commission Report after chairman William P. Rogers (1913-2001), and videorecordings of related congressional hearings.Carton 1 contains: 12 3/4" video cassettes, Presidential Commission Hearings for 2/25/1986, 2/26/1986, and 2/11/1986 8 VHS video cassettes, Presidential Commission Hearings 2/25/1986 and...
Dates: 1986

Series 1, Roger Boisjoly papers, 1980-2012

Scope and Contents

This series contains the business papers of mechanical engineer Roger Boisjoly during his employment with Morton Thiokol, Inc. and later during his career as a lecturer on business and engineering ethics.

Dates: 1980-2012

Series 2, Audio/video and digital media , 1986-2006

Scope and Contents

This series contains audio cassette tapes; VHS tapes; 1.44 MB floppy disks; and CDs and DVDs of Roger Boisjoly's lectures, interviews, and presentations on the Challenger Disaster.

Dates: 1986-2006

Series 2, Challenger disaster videos, 1985-2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This series contains: Carton 3) Research footage and raw footage for "A Major Malfunction": 12 3/4" (u-matic) video cassettes 3 BETACAM video cassettes Carton 4) Videorecording cassettes featuring Roger Boisjoly in interviews and lectures, 1986-2002: 2 3/4" (u-matic) video cassettes 22 VHS tapes Carton 5) Videorecording cassettes by various production companies about the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster: 1 3/4"...
Dates: 1985-2006

Series 3, Roger Boisjoly interviews, articles, and photo, 1986-1989

 Series — Document-box 6, Folder: 1-2
Scope and Contents

This series contains:
  • a transcript of a 1989 interview with Roger Boisjoly
  • an undated photo of Boisjoly from the circa 1980s
  • two photocopies of articles written by Boisjoly that were published in 1987 and 1989

Dates: 1986-1989

Series 4, Richard Cook interviews, articles, and photo, 1986-1991

 Series — Document-box 6, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents

This series contains:
  • a 3/4" video cassette of Richard Cook's 1986 Commission testimony
  • one photograph of Richard Cook taken in 1990
  • two transcripts of 1991 interviews with Richard Cook
  • one copy of The Washington Monthly from November 1986 featuring an article by Richard Cook
  • two photocopies of articles by Richard Cook that were published in 1986
  • Richard Cook's typed notes

Dates: 1986-1991

Series 5, Mark Maier Challenger disaster papers and realia, 1987-2003

 Series — Document-box 6, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents

This series contains:
  • an O-Ring sample
  • three bound texts by Mark Maier entitled, "A Major Malfunction...": The Story Behind the Space Shuttle Challenger
  • one photocopy of a 1987 article entitled, "The Engineer's Responsibility for Safety: Intergrating Ethics Teaching Into Courses in Engineering Design" by Caroline Whitbeck

Dates: 1987-2003

Series 6, Space Shuttle Challenger ephemera, 1986 - 1991, bulk: 1986 - 1986

 Series — Flat-box 7
Scope and Contents

This series contains a Florida license plate and 9 posters, all featuring images of the Challenger Space Shuttle.

Dates: 1986 - 1991; Majority of material found in 1986 - 1986

Subseries 1, Correspondence, business, 1986-1999

 Sub-Series — Carton 1
Scope and Contents

This subseries contains correspondence dealing with the aftermath of the Challenger disaster.

Dates: 1986-1999

Subseries 2, Memorandum, Morton-Thiokol internal, 1980-1986

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents

This subseries contains internal memorandum that Roger Boisjoly wrote while an engineer with Morton Thiokol, Inc.

Dates: 1980-1986

Subseries 5, Articles and lectures, Challenger, 1986-2009

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents

This subseries contains a large number of articles and lectures written and given by Boisjoly dealing with the Challenger accident and its aftermath as well as interviews given by Boisjoly to journalists and students. There is some overlap between this subseries and the class materials subseries.

Dates: 1986-2009