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Thomas J. Lee Collection

Identifier: MC-174
Video cassettes, periodicals, books, organizational structure charts, documents and reports, a letter, one of von Braun’s presentations, Jack Lee’s remarks, etc.


  • 2020-10-20


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.


1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes.)

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Jack Lee (1935 to 2019) received his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Alabama in 1958. Lee transferred from the Army to the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in 1960, working as a systems engineer “with the Center's Centaur Resident Manager Office in San Diego.”

From 1963 to 1965, Lee was Resident Project Manager for the Pegasus Meteoroid Detection Satellite Project; from 1965 to 1969, he served as Chief of the Center’s Saturn Program Resident Office at the Kentucky Space Center. Lee was assistant “to the Technical Deputy Director of Marshall from 1969 to 1973.”

Lee served as Program Manager of the Spacelab Program Office from 1974 to 1980; and he was the sixth Director of the MSFC, serving from from July 1989 to January 1994. Lee retired from NASA in 1995.


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jean Lee, 2020.

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