Space Shuttle Columbia Collection, 2003-2013 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Reynolds

Collection Overview

Title: Space Shuttle Columbia Collection, 2003-2013Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: B/132

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The material in this collection consists of newspaper articles, oral history interviews, childrens artwork and photographs.

Collection Historical Note

On February 1, 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated, upon reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, over Texas and Louisiana, killing all seven astronauts. For many months the East Texas region was bombarded by the media, NASA officials and others helping with the search for shuttle debris.  Memorials to honor the astronauts were erected by the community so they could express their sympathies and sorrow.  Four students from Stephen F. Austin State University wanted to document this tragedy from the local community perspective.  They documented memorials and the enormous volunteer effort in the recovery by taking photographs, interviewing volunteers and collecting data.  The four students who documented this tragedy were Connie Hodges, Cynthia Keedy, Shanna Guillote, and Jerry McShane.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
[Box 2: Artwork (oversized)],
[Box 3: Newspapers (oversized)],

Box 2: Artwork (oversized)Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Artwork: Round clay piece by unknown studentAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Artwork: Brookhollow Elementary, 3rd gradeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Artwork: Brookhollow Elementary, Ms. Johnsons 4th grade classAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Artwork: Hudson Middle SchoolAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Artwork: Lufkin Middle SchoolAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Artwork: Pineywoods Community Academy, 1st gradeAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Artwork; St Cyprians Episcopal School, 4KAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Artwork: Unknown schoolsAdd to your cart.

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[Box 1],
[Box 2: Artwork (oversized)],
[Box 3: Newspapers (oversized)],


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