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R. R. Jayroe Collection

Identifier: MC-80
Film, Photo albums, souvenirs, correspondence, guides, manuals, and emails related to the life and times of Jayroe


  • 2013


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.


8 Linear Feet (8 boxes.)

Biographical / Historical

Robert Rhea Jayroe Jr. (January 12, 1940 to April 28, 2011) joined NASA in 1967 and worked there for 30 years before moving on to Lockheed and Teledyne Brown. Robert graduated in 1958 from Blytheville High School, Arkansas, where he was an outstanding athlete and student. He was awarded an athletic scholarship to the University of Oklahoma. He graduated from Oklahoma University with a bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree in physics. He also coached freshman baseball and was a graduate assistant in the physics department while working on advanced degrees. Jayroe served as the mission manager for Astro-2, the second Spacelab mission dedicated to observing the ultraviolet spectral regions in space; Jayroe retired as the division chief. Jayroe passed away due to pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 71.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Jayroe, 2013.

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
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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