National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF) Records
Identifier: - NSBF
The National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF) Records document the early days of the NSBF while it was managed by NCAR. Records illuminate the logistics of conducting balloon flights abroad and at home, particularly during the Cold War era. The collection offers a window into instrumentation, modifications, and issues with balloons and electronics packages. The collection includes correspondence, memos, budgets, reports, proposals, and papers. Selections from this collection are available online.
- Majority of material found in 1968-1980
- Other: Date acquired: 1986
- Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Access to this collection is open.
Conditions Governing Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
6.30 Linear Feet
Arrangement is by original order except for Series III. The collection consists of four series in seven boxes: Series I: "Old Balloon Files" Series II: Administrative Series III: Papers, Proposals, and Reports Series IV: Policies and Procedures
Physical Access Requirements
The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.
Method of Acquisition
NCAR Archives legacy collection
Accruals and Additions
No accruals or additions are expected.
This collection was processed in June 2010. Original order was maintained. An unknown person included detailed folder content notes with the records; these notes were copied to the finding aid by the archivist. Purchase orders, travel documents, requests for proposals, vendor catalogs, petty cash vouchers, and detailed accounting reports were weeded from the collection. Oversize materials were flattened and are stored separately in flat storage. Selections from this collection have been digitized and are available in the NCAR Library's digital repository, OpenSky.
- Kathleen Legg
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