Archives and collections from the history of space exploration
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.
Through the closing of his life in 2017 in Washington, DC, he continued 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Always an avid collector, Jacques amassed an impressive archive of both historical documents and collectible memorabilia from the space program.
I’ve put together this site in order to share a little bit of what he’s gathered. I’m now sorting through the aftermath of his life, teasing apart archives, collectibles, family relics from what had become a bit of a hoarder situation.
The Air & Space Museum are taking a large chunk of his archives, and NASA’s archive folks are taking some as well, but that will leave me with plenty more cool space stuff to find homes for and I’ll need your help.
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Jacques 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 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 I’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