Don L. Lind papers, 1963-1994

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lind, Don L., 1930-
Title
Don L. Lind papers
Dates
1963-1994 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.5 linear feet
Collection Number
ACCN 1525
Summary
The Don L. Lind papers (1963-1994) center around Lind's experimental work with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), but also include professional correspondence and personal materials. Lind served as an astronaut (1966-1985) and then as a professor of physics at Utah State University (1985-1994).
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Don L. Lind (b. 1930) graduated from the University of Utah in 1953 with a bachelor of science degree in Physics. He then graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1964 with a Ph.D. in High Energy Nuclear Physics. He then went on to work at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center as a space physicist from 1964 until he was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1966. In 1985 Lind retired as astronaut and became a professor of physics at Utah State University, a position he held until his retirement in 1994. He is a member in the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for Advancement of Science, and Phi Kappa Phi.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Don L. Lind papers center around Lind's experimental work with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), but also include professional correspondence and personal materials. The collection contains information regarding the Interstellar Gas Experiment (IGE, 1984-1990), in which Lind was involved while a professor at Utah State University. These materials are divided into two parts, IGE and IGE-II (the proposed second mission of the Interstellar Gas Experiment), and include background information, experiment data and recordings, correspondence, proposals, papers and subject files. The collection also contains records of the Solar Wind (1967-1970) and Space Lab-III (Auroral Observations, 1983-1987) experiments that Lind was involved with, including proposals, correspondence, data sheets, graphs and experimental requirements. Lind holds the rank of Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve and received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 1974.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Folder titles listed in this inventory duplicate those used by Lind.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Don L. Lind in 1995.

Processing Note

Processed by Kristen Soderberg in 1995.

Separated Materials

Photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0704).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Professional CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-4
General
1986-1988
1 5-18
Technical
1978-1983
1 19-23
Johannes Geiss
This folder contains correspondence with Johannes Geiss, a fellow researcher on the Interstellar Gas Experiment.
1974-1985
1 24
Space Station
This folder contains a letter to Senator Jake Garn regarding a proposed space station.
1989

Personal and StudiesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Biographical Data and Requests for Information
2 2
Utah State University Retirement Documents
1994
2 3
United States Information Agency Trip Information
1983
2 4-11
papers, Journal Articles and Speeches by Don L. Lind
1963-1979
2 12-20
Solar Wind Studies
1967-1970
2 21-23
Space Lab-III Auroral Observations
1983-1987

Space Lab-III Auroral ObservationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Space Lab-III Auroral Observations
This box includes experimental requirements, proposal, correspondence, data sheets, and graphs.
1983-1987
Folder
4 1-10
Space Lab-III Auroral Observations
Photographs taken of the aurora borealis on September 21, 1984 were transferred to photograph collection.
1983-1987

Interstellar Gas ExperimentReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 11-21
Background Information
This folder contains background problems, drawings, flight timer settings and foil technique history.
1984-1990
5 1-2
Foil Technique History
5 3
Grant NAGW-2066
This folder contains correspondence regarding requests for cost extensions.
1990-1994
5 4
Graphs
5 5-6
Ground Story
5 7-12
Program Diagrams and Data Sheets
5 13-20
Proposal, Agreement and Budget Records
6 1-8
Background Information
This folder contains proposal, research, and technology objectives and plans.

Interstellar Gas Experiment: Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 9-19
Long Duration Exposure Facility
This folder contains general records including correspondence, data sheets, graphs, Announcement of Opportunity, schedules, and notices.
7 1-2
General Records
This folder includes graphs, schedules, mission analysis, correspondence, and user's guide.
7 3
Angular Rates
7 4
Announcement of Opportunity
7 5-8
Data Package
This folder includes "LDEF Retrieval Integration and Operations."
7 9-12
Deployment
This folder includes correspondence, data sheets, and "Final Report, Passive Stabilization of the Long Duration Exposure Facility."
7 13-14
Investigator Working Group
This folder includes "LDEF First Mission Experiments" and "LDEF Integration and Operations."
8 1-3
Investigator Working Group
Folder 2 includes information on the Space Transportation System, both first and second flights.
8 4-6
Orbit Decay
This folder includes status reports and correspondence.
8 7
Rescue
This folder includes letters written to various government officials regarding need for retrieval of LDEF in 1989.
1989
8 8-11
Recovery Operations and Budget
8 12-16
User's Guide

Interstellar Gas Experiment: PapersReturn to Top

These papers were authored or coauthored by Don L. Lind.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Paper
9 2-4
German Paper
9 5
"On the Detection of Interstellar Particles Near the Earth"
9 6-9
Preparation for Kissimee Paper
9 10-11
Preparation papers for San Diego Talk
9 12-21
Working papers
10
Interstellar Gas Experiment: Working papers
1984-1990

Interstellar Gas Experiment: Subject FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
11 1-2
Angular Distribution
This folder includes graphs and data sheets.
11 3
Collector Lateral Variation Computer Print Out
11 4
Diagrams
11 5
Failure Analysis
11 6-7
Gas
This folder includes graphs, data sheets, and correspondence.
11 8-11
GFLUX
This folder includes graphs, data sheets and "Interstellar Wind Parameters," a paper by Bradley David Franchina.
11 12
Physics Colloquium
1995
11 13
Planets
This folder contains graphs, data sheets, and correspondence.
11 14
Scientific Correspondence
11 15-18
Thermal/Vibration
11 19
Utah State University Computing
This folder includes "Final Report for Grant No. NAS-1-702," by Don L. Lind.
12 1-2
Utah State University Computing
This folder includes "Unsolicited Research Proposal," submitted to the Langley Research Center by the Department of Physics, Utah State.
12 3-4
Weekly Reports

Interstellar Gas Experiment: IGE-IIReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
12 5-19
Interstellar Gas Experiment-II
This folder includes general records including graphs, data sheets, proposal, and correspondence.
13 1-2
General Records
13 3
Working papers
13 4-6
Refly
13 7
Study Proposal
13 8
Proposal Review

Interstellar Gas Experiment: MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
13 9-22
Miscellaneous
This folder includes mission objectives, correspondence, graphs, data sheets, memorandum or agreement, and various literature regarding the mission.
13 23-24
Miscellaneous
This folder includes Gordon Research Conference in Space Plasma Physics, 1983; and "The Cosmic Background Radiation," by Adrian Webster, 1974.
1974-1983

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Astronauts--United States
  • Stellar winds

Personal Names

  • Lind, Don L., 1930-

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Grant proposals
  • Reports