JSC History Office
History Office contact information
NASA Johnson Space Center History Office supports the Center
and the Agency through a number of efforts.
Through its Oral
History Project, the History Office collects first-hand
experiences eliciting details of procedures, processes, methodologies,
rationale, and background of operations, design, and development.
Since 1997, more than 1500 hours of audio have been recorded.
The information collected is made readily available via transcript
to any interested person through
the JSC History Portal (implemented in September 2002), the
History Office provides easy access to searchable, electronic
files and resources such as the Center’s collection of
Roundups (1961-present), Press Kits (Apollo
Transcripts (Mercury through Apollo Air to Ground transcripts),
News Releases from 1961 to present, and more than 300 space
related websites and resources, such as links to NASA imagery
and publications. The website is updated with new oral
history transcripts at a minimum of four times a year. The
Portal also provides access to the JSC
research expertise and encompassing historical knowledge, the
History Office provides real-time support and assistance to
those at the Center and within the Agency in locating documented
materials to aid in fulfilling requirements or providing accurate
data necessary for reports, analysis, and resolutions to current
and future issues. The History Office utilizes the JSC
History Collection and Archives as well as numerous additional
sources to provide quick and thorough answers to questions.
Also, the History Office promotes the acquisition of personal
files and historical possessions from former JSC employees and
works closely with the JSC
History Collection archivist to assist in securing these
materials for preservation and future use.
data from obsolete media to accessible sources before the data
deteriorates, the History Office preserves resource information
unique to the Center and the Agency. Approximately 2000 hours
of audio have been “rescued” since 1997 and all
of the recordings are available to the public at the NASA
JSC History Archives at the University of Houston-Clear
Lake. Saving these recordings is essential, because very few
of the tape rescue interviews have been transcribed.
The JSC History
Office and the University of Houston Center for Public History
joined together to publish the Fall
2008 issue of Houston History magazine, dedicated
to NASA JSC history between the years 1958 and 1978.
PDF version (7MB) of the magazine.
History is published three times a year by the Center for
Public History at the University of Houston.
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