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Wernher von Braun Speeches

Identifier: MSS-1031-SC

Scope and Content

The collection consists of typed speeches and one interview given by aerospace scientist Wernher von Braun on topics related to the United States space program.


  • 1963-1968

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biographical Information

Wernher von Braun, (born March 23, 1912, Wirsitz, Germany [now Wyrzysk, Poland]— died June 16, 1977, Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.) was a German scientist who played a prominent role in all aspects of rocketry and space exploration, first in Germany during World War II and after World War II in the United States. Braun was influencial in the development of the V-2 rockets and the Saturn program. Based for a while in El Paso, Braun was part of a group that launched rockets at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico.


1 Folder

Language of Materials



Texts of speeches given in the United States and transcript of one interview.

Related Archival Material

Wernher Von Braun papers, ,Library of Congress, Washington D.C. Edgar D. Nunns collection of the 14th National Science Fair International recordings and transcriptions, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Clyde W. Tombaugh Papers, New Mexico State University. Archives and Special Collections Department.

Separated Material

Wernher von Braun News Photographs Collection, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico
Finding Aid of the Wernher von Braun Speeches, 1963-1968
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131