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A Past to Draw On

Identifier: MS-74-23

Content Note

A Past to Draw On is an autographed manuscript by John Glenn. The manuscript represents an expression on his part of man's inspiration to explore the stars and his concept of the kind of individuals necessary to accomplish this mission. The story also presents a capsulized version of John Glenn's life from his first car to his first space flight in the Friendship 7. It comprises a chapter in the 1962 book "We Seven: By the Astronauts Themselves."


  • 1962

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Kenneth W. Rendell, Inc., November 1971

Processing Information

DAO, 1974-08-21; SMC, 1998-03-05

A Past to Draw On
1974-08-21; 1998-03-05
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Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Wichita State University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Special Collections and University Archives
Wichita State University Libraries
1845 Fairmount
Wichita KS 67260-0068