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Cleveland Rocket Society collection

 Collection
Identifier: Spec-Coll-00010

Scope and Content

This collection consists of records of the Cleveland Rocket Society 1929-1962; and research material collected by John Tascher in writing his history of the society 1936-1965.

Dates

  • 1929-1965

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on use of this collection.

Biography of The Cleveland Rocket Society

The Cleveland Rocket Society was established in January, 1933 by Ernst Loebell and E.L. Hanna. One of the first American groups to study and perform experiments with liquid-propelled rockets, this Cleveland, Ohio organization designed and constructed six rocket engines in five years. At the invitation of the French Ministry of Commerce and Industry, The Cleveland Rocket Society sent a scale model rocket as part of their exhibit in the 1937 Paris International Exhibition. The organization grew to include 100 members before it disbanded in 1938.

Extent

4.18 linear feet

Overview

This collection consists of records of the Cleveland Rocket Society 1929-1962; and research material collected by John Tascher in writing his history of the society 1936-1965.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series 1: The Cleveland Rocket Society Papers, 1929-1962; Series 2: The John Tascher Papers, 1936-1965.

Acquisition Information

The records of The Cleveland Rocket Society were likely donated by Ernest Loebell in 1965. John Tascher, who wrote an essay on the society for which he received the Goddard Award for 1964, likely donated his notes to the collection later.
Title
Finding aid for the Cleveland Rocket Society Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Special Collections staff
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding Aid Written In English

Repository Details

Part of the Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland OH 44106-7151 United States
216.368.0189