Parker, W. Dale (1925-2007)
Papers, ca. 1935-89, Ca. 20.0 cu. ft.
Aerospace scientist and management specialist. Production engineer, personnel and public relations specialist, General Motors Corporation (1949-61); manufacturing engineer, General Dynamics/Astronautics (1961-64); aerospace scientist and management specialist in Gemini spacecraft production program, NASA (1964-69). Papers include correspondence; appointment books; patent and copyright files; photographs; scrapbooks; files dealing with civic, humanitarian, and political affairs; manuscripts of publications (books, newspaper columns, articles) on political and space exploration topics; materials relating to Parker's daughter, Jacqueline Susan Parker, the first female Air Force test pilot; and an inventory and videotape of Parker's extensive collection of memorabilia and artifacts relating to the U. S. manned spacecraft program.