1 Reply Latest reply on May 12, 2017 9:28 AM by Research Services at the National Archives

    Do you have the microfilm copies of Jupiter Missile production drawings?

    Edgar May Newbie

      I am looking for the microfilm copies of Jupiter Missile production drawings.

        • Re: Do you have the microfilm copies of Jupiter Missile production drawings?
          Research Services at the National Archives Scout

          Dear Mr. May,

           

          Thank you for submitting your question to the History Hub. We were unable to locate any microfilmed records in our holdings related to the Jupiter Missile, but perhaps if you could provide us with a little more information about the microfilm you mentioned, we could assist you further. Did you see a reference to it somewhere, for example? We have, however, identified several series in the National Archives’ holdings that might be useful to you.

           

          You may be able to find information you’re looking for about the Jupiter Missile in the series, Records Relating to the Joint Army-Navy Ballistic Missile Committee, 1955-1956, which is part of the National Archives’ Record Group 319: Records of the Army Staff, 1903-2009. The series description notes that it includes, “correspondence, memorandums, studies, blueprints, reports, and other records accumulated in connection with the activities of a Joint Army-Navy Ballistic Missile Committee” (emphasis ours). The series is paper, not microfilm, and it is available at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.

           

          Another potentially relevant series is, Records Relating to the Army Ballistic Missile Program, 1957-1960, which is also located at the National Archives in College Park. If you have questions about either of these series, you can contact the Textual Reference Branch at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          We also suggest that you contact the Cartographic and Architectural Branch (also at the National Archives in College Park), which have custody of the plans you seek. Their email address is carto@nara.gov.

           

          Additionally, we located a number of moving images related to the Jupiter Missile in the National Archives Catalog. For more information about these series, you may contact the Motion Picture Branch at mopix@nara.gov.

           

          Finally, you may also want to contact the Air Force Historical Research Agency located at Maxwell Air Force Base. Their telephone number is (334) 953-2395 and address is 600 Chennault Circle, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112-6424.

           

          Thank you, again, for submitting your question to the History Hub, and best of luck with your continued research.

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