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Guide to the Myles Standish Papers MSS.2727

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Martha Bace

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

June 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-11-17T15:01-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Myles Standish Papers

Unit ID:

MSS.2727

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

2.6 Linear feet

Dates:

1948-2010

Abstract:

Newsletters, newspaper clippings, certificates, awards, mementos from various NASA Apollo space flights, and a notebook with the house plans for the house built in Lillian, Alabama, by this retired NASA engineer.

Biographical/Historical note

Myles (sometimes Miles) Standish finished high school in 1948 in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. He was a sonar operator in the United States Navy in the early 1950s, advancing to the rank of Sonarman Third Class. He met and married Lorraine Repetta in 1958. They had two daughters, Renee Standish Knutsen (1958-2006) and Linda Lee Standish (1960-2005). Standish began working as an engineer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in 1958, where he was part of the group working with the Apollo Space Program. He retired in 1981. He and Lorraine currently live in Lillian, Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains mainly materials from Myles Standish's career at NASA's Marshall Space Center in Huntville, Alabama, but also includes material after his retirement in 1981. The materials include newsletters, newspaper clippings, certificates, awards, mementos from various Apollo flights, and a notebook with the house plans for the house Standish built in Lillian, Alabama after his retirement.

Acquisition Information:

GIft of Lorraine Standish, January 2010.

Preferred Citation:

Myles Standish Papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Related Archival Materials note

Related materials in the Lorraine Standish Papers (mss_1636).

Collection Dedication Box 2727.001 Folder 1

Diplomas, Certificates, Awards, etc. Box 2727.001 Folder 2

Certificates of Membership and Appreciation Box 2727.001 Folder 3

NASA Related Certificates and Awards Box 2727.001 Folder 4

NASA Related Correspondence, etc. Box 2727.001 Folder 5

NASA Marshall Star (Newsletter), 1986-2010 Box 2727.001 Folder 6

NASA Related Newspaper Clippings, etc. Box 2727.001 Folder 7

Retirement from NASA, 1981 Box 2727.001 Folder 8

NASA Related Newspaper Clippings, etc. - Post Retirement (1 of 2) Box 2727.001 Folder 9

NASA Related Newspaper Clippings, etc. - Post Retirement (2 of 2) Box 2727.001 Folder 10

NASA Related Newspaper Clippings, etc. - Miscellaneous Box 2727.001 Folder 11

Newspaper Clippings, etc. - Post Retirement Box 2727.001 Folder 12

Space Program - General Information, Clippings, etc. Box 2727.001 Folder 13

Notebook with Lillian, Alabama House Plans Box 2727.001 Folder 14

Photographs Box 2727.001 Folder 15

Miscellaneous Materials Box 2727.001 Folder 16

Apollo 11 Memorabilia in Framed Shadowbox Box 2727.002

University of Alabama Huntsville Master's Thesis: A Correlation Between Firing Method and Failure Mode in Silicone Controlled Rectifiers (1968) Box 2727.003 Folder 1

Oversized Diplomas, Certificates, Awards, etc. Box 2727.003 Folder 2

Shuttle Discovery Launch Poster (framed) Box 2727.004