Records of the Colorado Space Grant at Colorado State University
Scope and Contents
The Records of the Colorado Space Grant at Colorado State University consists of documents dated 1968 to 2005, with the bulk falling from 1989 to 2000. The collection documents Space Grant supported activities at Colorado State University. The majority of the materials belonged to Dr. Willy Sadeh, head of the Center for Engineering Infrastructure and Sciences in Space (CEISS). Materials include grants, budget files, proposals, publications, student research files, student theses and dissertations, course development, meeting minutes, memos, and correspondence.
- Creation: 1968-2005
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1989-2000
- Colorado State University. College of Engineering (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, the collection is stored off-site so advance notice is required.
Restrictions on Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
Congress initiated the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program on October 30, 1987, with the passage of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Act. The Act included such objectives as assuring the vitality of the Nation and the quality of life through the understanding, assessment, development, and utilization of space resources. The original goals of the national program included: (1) the establishment of a national network of universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, space and related fields; (2) the formation of cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and federal, state, and local governments; (3) the broadening of interdisciplinary training, research and public service programs related to aerospace; (4) the recruiting and training of professionals, especially women and underrepresented minorities, for careers in aerospace science, technology and allied fields; and, (5) the development of a strong science, mathematics and technology base from elementary school through university levels.
The Colorado Space Grant Consortium (CSGC) was founded in 1989 as one of the initial 17 universities and consortia. The CSGC, led by the University of Colorado at Boulder, currently consists of 20 institutions, including Colorado State University, and one non-profit foundation.
The CSGC works to enhance the educational experience of students throughout the state based on cooperative relationships among universities, colleges, industry, research organizations, NASA, and other Space Grant programs, and to cultivate this rich cooperative environment to provide incentives, educational opportunities, and educational excellence in space science and engineering. The CSGC program features hands-on opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student research in space, space-related courses and seminars, and cooperative outreach projects to inspire pre-collegiate students to pursue an education in science or engineering.
Faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students from the member schools and foundation coordinate their efforts to provide an effective state-wide educational program in space sciences and engineering. Thousands of students have participated in CSGC's space research and educational opportunities since the program's inception.
Overseeing the Space Grant resources at Colorado State University was the Center for Engineering Infrastructure and Sciences in Space (CEISS). CEISS was an interdisciplinary center that promoted exploration and human settlement of space, with particular emphasis on the establishment of a human-tended lunar base in the 21st century. Dr. Willy Sadeh, a professor of civil engineering at CSU since 1968, established CEISS in 1987 and served as its director until his death on May 12, 1997. In 2001, the name of CEISS was changed to Colorado Space Grant at Colorado State University.
10.5 linear feet (7 record cartons)
Language of Materials
The Colorado Space Grant at Colorado State University is part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, a federally funded program dedicated to assuring the vitality of the Nation and the quality of life through the understanding, assessment, development, and utilization of space resources. Space Grant Programs work to enhance the educational experience of students based on cooperative relationships among universities, colleges, industry, research organizations, and NASA. The Colorado Space Grant Consortium (CSGC) was founded in 1989 as one of the initial 17 universities and consortia of the Space Grant College Program. The CSGC, led by the University of Colorado at Boulder, currently consists of 20 institutions, including Colorado State University, and one non-profit foundation. The collection contains program budgets, correspondence, meeting minutes, memos, publications, reports, and student and faculty research.
The collection consists of 3 series in 7 record cartons:
Series 1: Program files, 1989-2004 and undated
Series 2: Professional activities, 1968-2005 and undated
Subseries 2.1: Papers, reports, and abstracts, 1988-2005 and undated
Subseries 2.2: Conferences and symposiums, presentations, and workshops, 1989-2002
Subseries 2.3: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1968-1997 and undated
Subseries 2.4: Inflatable structures for lunar base project, 1987-2002 and undated
Series 3: Student research projects, 1989-2002
The Records of the Colorado Space Grant at Colorado State University was transferred by Marvin Criswell on December 20, 2012.
Processing was completed in February 2016. Materials were rehoused in acid-free boxes and folders.
- Criswell, M. E. (Person)
- Sadeh, Willy Z. (Person)
- Colorado State University. Center for Engineering Infrastructure and Sciences in Space. (Organization)
- Colorado State University. College of Engineering. (Organization)
- United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (Organization)
- Guide to the Records of the Colorado Space Grant at Colorado State University
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Karen Spilman
- Copyright 2016
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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