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Robert Lindstrom Collection

Identifier: MC-130


  • 1951 - 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.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes.)

Biographical / Historical

Robert "Bob" Lindstrom (June 27, 1928 to May 4, 2013) "grew up in Sycamore, Illinois where he served as president of his senior class. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Ceramic Engineering. He was drafted during the Korean War and stationed in Huntsville where he met and married Mary Collier Lindstrom."

"Bob served as project engineer for the Jupiter C-Explorer mission and was progam manager for Saturn 1 and 1B. He held the position of Shuttle Project Program Manager, Senior Vice President of Thiokol Corporation, Space Operations and was a key consultant for NASA's Return to Flight program. He was proud to be a member of the NASA and Thiokol families and to share in their many extraordinary accomplishments."

Taken from Robert Lindstrom's obituary at

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