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Guide to the Ames Astrogram Collection,1958-2007 AFS1380.39A
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ames Astrogram,
    dates: 1958-2007
    Collection Number: AFS1380.39A
    Collector: NASA Ames Research Center, Public Affairs Division
    Extent: 4.5 cubic feet
    Repository: NASA Ames Research Center Ames History Office
    Abstract: The Ames Astrogram collection contains two copies of every issue of the Astrogram published from 1958 to 2007.
    Physical location: History Office Reading Room, N207-112C
    Language of Material: All material is in English.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright does not apply to United States government records.

    Preferred Citation

    NASA Ames History Office, NASA Ames Research Center. Moffett Field, California. AFS1030.39A, Ames Astrogram Collection, [Container number] : [Folder number]. [Identification of item]. [Date, if available].

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from the Public Affairs Division in July 2004.

    Administrative History

    The Ames Astrogram is an official publication of the NASA Ames Research Center. It began publication in October 1958, the first month that Ames Research Center began operating as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Although the research center started in 1939 as the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, there was no newsletter prior to 1958.
    The purpose of the Astrogram is to improve the communication among Ames employees by informing employees of events at NASA Ames as well as events that are NASA-wide. The Astrogram also provides news of NASA Ames employees and activities.
    From its first issue in 1958 through February 2002, the Astrogram was published every other Thursday. Beginning in March 2002 and continuing to the present, the Astrogram is published once a month at the beginning of the month, reporting the previous month's activities and events. Beginning in October 2007, the Astrogram is published in electronic format only, and is available on the NASA Amed Web site.
    In its first years, the Astrogram was a joint effort of the NASA Ames Photo Branch and Administrative Service, with the Personnel Branch providing editing services. Today, the Astrogram is the responsibility of the NASA Ames Public Affairs Division.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Ames Astrogram collection contains two copies of every issue of the Astrogram published from 1958 to 2007.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms may be used to index this collection.

    Corporate Name

    Ames Research Center


    News Media
    Employee magazines, newsletters, etc.

    Geographic Names

    Moffett Field (Calif.)


    Ames Astrogram