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Purdue Space Exhibit To Include Armstrong Collection

7/16/2009

One small step for a man is turning into one giant collection for Purdue University.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong is gradually giving over his personal papers to the university. Some of those handwritten pages will be unveiled for the first time Monday on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Head of Archives and Special Collections Sammie Morris says the items range from college textbooks and homework assignments to space mission logs.

Armstrong's contributions are part of the university's new exhibit called "Purdue's Place in Space: from Midwest to the Moon."

Visitors can check out the collection free of charge Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit is located on the 4th floor of the Humanities Library inside the Stewart Center building.

Armstrong graduated from Purdue in 1955.
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