Harry Atkins, Cronkite's offce, Ralph Petroff.

Dublin Core

Identifier

spc_ward_000019_01
spc_ward_000019_02
MC_79_019

Title

Harry Atkins, Cronkite's offce, Ralph Petroff.

Description

Phone call from Bob Ward to Harry Atkins. Conversation about Wernher von Braun stories and how the space program began in Huntsville. Also discussed is historical revisionism around von Braun and his team. Side 1 of tape up tp 42:30.
Short phone call where a receptionist takes a message from Bob Ward to Walter Cronkite. 42:30 to end of side 1.
Conversation with Ralph Petroff on his encounters with Wernher von Braun. Petroff recounts von Braun's somewhat mythic status as well as the strife in early NASA between the Germans and the Jews. Entirety of side 2.

Date

1999

Temporal Coverage

Format

Audiocassettes

Source

Ward Collection
University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections, Huntsville, Alabama

Language

Rights

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Relation

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Duration

1:47:41

Collection

Citation

Ward, Bob, 1934-, “Harry Atkins, Cronkite's offce, Ralph Petroff.,” The UAH Archives and Special Collections, accessed February 1, 2023, http://libarchstor2.uah.edu/digitalcollections/items/show/1495.

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  1. spc_ward_000019_01.mp3
  2. spc_ward_000019_02.mp3