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Dr. Ted Paludan Collection

Identifier: MC-20

Scope and Contents

Technical files, periodicals, and books.


  • Creation: 1964-04 - 1995-05


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.

Biographical / Historical

Ted Paludan was a founding member of the Von Braun Astronomical Society. He graduated from Auburn University, then known as Alabama Polytechnic Institute, with a degree in physics in 1951. He worked as a physicist at the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (AMBA) from December 1951 to July 1960, during which time he helped work on the Redstone rocket. Paludan then moved to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), working there as an aerospace technologist until January 1979. During his career at NASA, Paludan was involved with projects and programs like Orbiting Research Lab (ORL) and the the Mariner program. He was also involved with various symposia.


3 Linear feet (3 boxes.)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Theodore Paludan, 2005.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

Megan Sullivan, Andrew Tucker
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America