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R. J. (Bob) Ward Jr. Collection

Identifier: MC-79
A copy of "Dr Space: The Life of Wernher von Braun," research notes on the life of Wernher von Braun for the book "Dr Space: The Life of Wernher von Braun."


  • 2013-02-10


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.


4.25 Linear Feet (5 boxes.)

Biographical / Historical

"Bob Ward (1934 to 2018), a former managing editor and editor-in-chief of the "Huntsville Times," has written extensively about space since 1957. The recipient of numerous awards, he covered the Wernher von Braun rocket team as a "Times" reporter and as a correspondent for technical and trade periodicals in New York. The Birmingham, Alabama, native studied engineering at Auburn University, then journalism and history at the University of Alabama, before joining the daily newspaper where he worked for forty-three years. Since his retirement, Ward has been active as a freelance writer."

Taken from "Dr. Space: The Life of Wernher von Braun."

Futher information about Bob Ward may be found at

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of R. J. Ward, 2013.

Existence and Location of Copies

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.



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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