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Hans Hueter Collection

Identifier: MC-180
This collection has the following series: Documents, Photographs, Publications, and Artifacts. Series I, Documents, contains memos and other papers. Series II, Photographs, contains both personal and work-related photos. Series III, Publications, contains magazines and newspapers. Series IV, Artifacts, contains personal notebooks and an aviator cap. Material found in this collection relates to the life of Mr. Hueter and the subject of space.


  • Majority of material found within 1927 - 1998


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.


2.5 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Hans Herbert Hueter (March 21, 1906 to September 6, 1970) was a guided missiles expert during WWII (Wade). He recieved his education from Technical University, Mittweida (Lundquist). Hueter was taken to the United States through Operation Paperclip, where he joined Wernher von Braun's Rocket Team. From 1945 to 1947, [Hueter was the]"Leader of Paperclip group at White Sands for test firings of V-2 Rockets"(Lundquist). By 1960, [Hueter was the]"Chief, Agena and Centaur Systems Office, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center"(Wade). "In the Febraury 1969 MSFC Directory (five months before the first lunar landing) he is listed as Deputy Director of Industrial Operations" (Lundquist). "He was Director of Safety at the time of his death" (Lundquist).


Lundquist, Charles."Transplanted Rocket Pioneers,"2015.

Wade, Mark."Hueter, Hans."Encyclopedia Astronautica,

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Uwe Hueter, 2021.

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.



Andrew Tucker
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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