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Wiley Williams Space Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2019-12-18
The Wiley Williams Space Collection is a collection of textual and visual materials collected by Williams during his career as an engineer for Grumman and NASA in the 1950s and 1960s.

Williams himself is documented with clippings about him, a poster from Grumman acknowledging his work, and photographs of him. The photographs are all 8x10" black-and-white official NASA photos depicting him with colleagues during the course of his work.

Related to Gemini missions, there is a press kit for NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center and a Gemini 9 booklet.

Several Apollo missions are represented in the collection: there is a guest pass for the Apollo 9 viewing area at Kennedy Space Center; two welcome home reception programs for Apollo 10; Grumman-issued decal, brochure, and press kit for the Apollo 11 lunar module; a photo of Charles Conrad on the moon during Apollo 12; a signed color 8x10" photograph of the Apollo 13 crew; a letter and decal related to Apollo 15; and a decal from Apollo 17.

Finally, there is an invitation for a 10th anniversary event in honor of the first U.S. manned space flight signed by Alan Shepard.


  • 1965-1971

Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


.21 Cubic Feet (1 half-width letter size document box, 1 oversize folder)

Separated Materials

The following items have been separated from the archival component of this collection and are kept in Objects storage:

  • Apollo matchbooks
  • Apollo buttons
  • Apollo patches
  • NASA lapel pin
  • Apollo XII medallion
  • T-shirt “The Eagle Has Landed”
  • Grumman money clip/multitool
  • Grumman lapel pin
  • Assorted guest badges
  • Framed piece of Aquarius LM-7
  • Plaque from Grumman to Williams with piece of Apollo 13 flood light connector cable
Guide to the Wiley Williams Space Collection
N. Davis
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

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Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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