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Purdue to Preserve Neil Armstrong's Work

8/28/2012


(photo courtesy of Purdue University)

With the passing of Neil Armstrong, Purdue University is now charged with preserving his work.

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Armstrong was a 1955 Purdue graduate, but Dean of Libraries at Purdue University, James Mullins, says the university had competition for Armstrong's papers from the Smithsonian Institute and other major universities.

Mullins says they had to guarantee to Armstrong that his work would be preserved, and that it would be accessible to students and researchers. The work also includes taped interviews.

Mullins says preserving, and making the work accessible, is the greatest responsiblity they will ever have at the Purdue Library.

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