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Wolfgang Steurer Collection

Identifier: MC-162
Copies, documents from the life and career of Wolfgang Steurer.


  • 1945-04-12 - 1954


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.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 oversize box.)

Biographical / Historical

Wolfgang Hermann Steurer (May 11, 1913 to April 12, 1986) graduated from Technische Hochschule, Stuttgart, with a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in 1942. Steurer worked at Peenemünde from late 1943 to 1945, serving as the Chief of Material Development and Testing Laboratory. Steurer was taken to the United States in 1945 (Lundquist).

Steurer worked with the Army from 1950 to 1958, during which time he became the Chief of the Material Testing Laboratory in Fort Bliss, Texas. Steurer and his family became naturalized citizens in 1954, and Steurer joined the private industry in 1958, working for Convair, General Dynamics, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Lundquist).


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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Eva Elser, 2019

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