About Jacques Tiziou & his collections

Archives and collections from the history of space exploration

Jacques Tiziou in his archive room. Washington DC, 2013

Jacques Tiziou interviews Gene Cernan for French TV. Dover, Delaware, 1972

This site is dedicated to my father, Jacques Tiziou.

Jacques has been intimately involved with the aerospace world throughout his entire career as a professional journalist from 1962 to his retirement in 2003.

Now living in Washington, DC, he continues to follow the latest developments in the field and keep in touch with all of his friends from the space program.

Always an avid collector, Jacques has amassed an impressive archive of both historical documents and collectible memorabilia from the space program.

In 2011, Jacques was recognized as one of “The Chroniclers” of the space program, with his name inscribed in the honor roll at the Kennedy Space Center press site.

I’ve put together this site in order to share a little bit of what he’s gathered. Some of his collection probably belongs in a university or museum archive. Other objects might be of interest to other collectors and space buffs.

We’ll be listing some of the memorabilia on eBay and looking for an institutional partner to take on the bulk of his collection.

Please subscribe for updates (below) , follow @TiziouSpaceHIst on Twitter, and share this site with anyone that might be interested in these collections.

The collection:

Jacques has collected a comprehensive archive of documents that start with Sputnik and span not only the entire Apollo program…

… but also the ensuing shuttle and unmanned programs.

Along the way, he’s collected all sorts of memorabilia, from plastic rockets…

… to real ones!

The contents of his archives range from 16mm film and video tapes…

… to collections of images and press materials.

His collection of memorabilia includes all sorts of objects, from mugs…

… to medals, pins, patches and stickers…

… to unique signed prints…

… many of which are quite customized.

What will happen to these collections?

Use the subscribe link below to follow this blog, and we’ll let you know when making some of the collectibles available. You can also follow @TiziouSpaceHist on Twitter.

You can also get in touch if you know of particular institutions that would be interested in taking on the archive documents.

– Jacques-Jean Tiziou
Philadelphia, PA


Recent Posts

First batches of collectibles…


We’re preparing to put some first batches of collectibles from Jacques’ collection on eBay to find them new homes.

If you’re a regular eBay user, you can follow my user account there to see the listings as they’re posted; you can also follow @TiziouSpaceHist on Twitter, or subscribe to this blog for updates.

In the meanwhile, you can find out a bit more about Jacques and his collections. Stay tuned for some unique treats!

JJ Tiziou
Philadelphia, PA