Ohio Archives Month 2019 Poster
This year’s theme for the Ohio Archives Month poster was Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Ohio’s Role in Space Exploration, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. We invited repositories and institutions across Ohio to submit photographs, documents, or other graphical materials that demonstrated a connection to the theme to be featured on the SOA Archives Month poster. (Download the poster.)
The SOA Advocacy and Outreach Committee received submissions from fifteen institutions, for a total of 38 photographs and documents! The submissions were compiled, and eleven images were selected as winners through online voting.
The winning images provided great material for the designers, however not all of the winners could be featured on the poster. As such, the Committee would like to highlight each winning image and institution.
Scroll down to see the winning images from Bowling Green State University Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; National Museum of the United States Air Force; Ohio State University, Ohio Congressional Archives; Shelby County Historical Society; University of Akron, University Libraries, Archival Services; and Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives.
We also would like to thank the following institutions for their submissions and participation: Clark County Heritage Center; Case Western Reserve University; Mound Discovery Center; Ohio History Connection; Sandusky Library,; Smuckers Corporate Archives; University of Cincinnati; University of Dayton; and Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor Archives/Library.
We hope everyone takes the opportunity this Archives Month to promote their institution and collections, as well as their fellow Ohio repositories (check them out in this year’s Ohio Archives Passport)! Be sure to check the SOA website and Twitter account regularly for updates on the various Archives Month activities throughout the state!
2019 Winning Images
Apollo 11: We have landed on the moon “The sounds of the 1969 NASA lunar expedition with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin.” Capitol Records, 1969. Bowling Green State University Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives
Neil Armstrong, Ohio native, inside Lunar Module. National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF)
Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong. Apollo 11. National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF)
Launch Complex 39A Shortly before Launch of Apollo 11 showing the Crawler Transporter. National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF)
John Glenn climbs into Friendship 7, 1962. Ohio State University Ohio Congressional Archives
John Glenn sitting beside the Friendship 7 spacecraft, 1961. Ohio State University Ohio Congressional Archives
John Glenn posing in front of the radar dish at Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1962. Ohio State University Ohio Congressional Archives
Photograph of Clyde Fisher with the Zeiss planetarium projection instrument. Dr. Clyde Fisher was born and raised in Orange Twp. in Shelby County, and after graduating from Miami University went on to become a world renowned astronomer and the first curator of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. Shelby County Historical Society
Apollo Command Capsule Flotation Bags. Goodyear Aerospace Corporation designed and made flotation bags that were located in the nose cone of the Apollo command capsule. If the capsule splashed down nose first into the water the astronauts would pull a lever to inflate the flotation bags to turn the capsule upright and keep it in position while the astronauts exited into the life raft. Flotation bags were deployed on Apollo missions 7, 8, 11, 12, and 13. From the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Records, 1969, The University of Akron, University Libraries, Archival Services.
Moon House. The Moon House was fabricated for NASA by the Goodyear Aerospace Corporation. It was an expandable structure 13 feet long and 7 feet in diameter and was to provide future moon explorers with a home base for up to eight days. From the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Records, 1969, The University of Akron, University Libraries, Archival Services.
“Marine Major New Speed King, July 17, 1957. Major Glenn embraces children while wife Ann looks on.” Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives