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Walter Hammond Collection

Identifier: MC-61
First two books published (notes), second 4-part book series (notes).


  • 1947 - 2011


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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.


11.5 Linear Feet (12 boxes.)

Biographical / Historical

Walter Edward Hammond (February 26th, 1947-) writes books on rocket science and how it intertwines with history under the pseudonym "Walter Sierra" (Hammond).

Hammond himself has over four decades of personal experience in "progressive experience in systems engineering and integration of aerospace and defense systems, systems analysis and trade studies, formulation of system requirements, verification, and validation," and he has various high-level degrees in fields such as engineering, aerospace engineering, and business administration (Hammond).

Hammond served in the Air Force "(active duty 1972-1976, Air Guard 1976-1979, active reserve 1979-2002)" and worked in the aerospace and defense industry from 1976 to 2015 (Hammond).


Hammond, Walter. “About The Author.” Walter Sierra,

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Walter Hammond, 2011.

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