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Brigadier General Julius Braun Collection

Identifier: MC-124
This collection focuses on US and international space history. It consists of papers written by Braun, photographs, course materials for Braun’s space history classes, and documents on international space history collected by Braun. International space history included is Russian, German, and Chinese.


  • 1990 - 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.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Julius Braun was born into a military family on September 21, 1924 in Fort Benning, Georgia. He enlisted in the army in 1942, where he fought in Europe during World War II. After that, he pursued a career in military research and development. Braun worked with V-2 rockets at White Sands Proving Grounds in New Mexico, and he would later go on to work closely with Wernher von Braun. He was project officer for army missiles, specifically on the first three Redstone missiles.

Over the course of his career, Braun worked at Rocketdyne, North American Rockwell, and Lockheed. He worked on many missiles and instruments, including Redstone, Jupiter, Thor, Atlas, Navaho, Lark, Bat, Terrier. In addition to his technical work, Julius Braun also taught courses in rocket and missile technology, as well as the history of space travel.

He passed away on July 25, 2016 in his home in San Antonio, Texas.

(Information derived from collection.)

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.
Meagan Bojarski
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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