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Ernst Karl Klauss Collection

Identifier: MC-72
This colleciton contains drawings, photographs, and an autobiography of Ernst Karl Klauss.


  • 1946 - 1986

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

Ernst Karl Klauss was born in Berlin, Germany 1914. In 1938, he joined the German Army as a reserach and design engineer and worked with Dr. Wernher Von Braun at Peenemunde. In 1945, Klauss traveled to America as part of Operation Paperclip, and he arrived in Huntsville, AL, in 1950. He worked on the Redstone and Jupiter rockets and was the Senior Project Engineer for the Skylab mission. Klauss died in Ottobrunn, West Germany on July 29, 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles Lundquist and David Christensen, 2010.

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.
Drew Adan
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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