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Cary Rutland Collection

Identifier: MC-82
This collection contains NASA publications, notes, and reviews relating to various projects over Cary Rutland's 48 year career. Topics include the Saturn V rocket, Hubble Space Telescope, and the Space Shuttle.


  • 1962-09-04 - 2004


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.


.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Cary Hixon Rutland (April 26, 1934 to December 15, 2018) earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a Master of Science degree from Georgia Tech. He served in the Army for two years after graduating, then he joined NASA, where he would work for 48 years.

During his tenure at NASA, Hixon was involved in several notable projects and programs, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the Solid Rocket Booster program, becoming Deputy over the latter after the Challenger tragedy.


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Cary Rutland, 2013.

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