SCOTT, DAVID RANDOLPH, 1932-
David R. and Anne Lurton Scott papers, 1962-2019 [bulk: 1962-1972]

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/vkxzp


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Scott, David Randolph, 1932-
Title: David R. and Anne Lurton Scott papers, 1962-2019 [bulk: 1962-1972]
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1511
Extent: 5 linear feet (6 boxes), 6 oversized papers boxes (OP), and AV Masters: 1 linear foot (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of astronaut David R. Scott and his wife Anne Lurton Scott, including photographs, printed material, correspondence, memorabilia, and audiovisual material circa 1963-1973.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) has digitized flight data from the Apollo 15 mission that are not part of Rose Library's collection. That material can be accessed via Readux in the Apollo 15 learning hub.

Source

Gift from Tracy L. Scott, 2021

Custodial History

Tracy L. Scott is the daughter of David R. Scott and Anne Lurton Scott.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], David R. and Anne Lurton Scott papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Curator of Political, Cultural, and Social Movement Collections Randy Gue acquired the collection as part of the Rose Library's holdings in the American experience during the Cold War.

Processing

Arranged and described at the collection level by Meaghan O'Riordan, July 2021.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Colonel David Randolph Scott (June 6, 1932- ) is a retired test pilot and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut who was the seventh person to walk on the Moon as part of the Apollo 15 mission.

Scott was born at Randolph Field Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. His father was Tom William Scott (1902-1988), a fighter pilot in the United States Army Air Corps, and his mother was Marian Scott (1906-1998). Scott attended the Texas Military Institute (San Antonio) from 1941-1944, Riverside Polytechnic High School (California) from 1946-1948, and graduated from Western High School (Washington, D.C.) in 1949. He accepted a swimming scholarship to the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and majored in engineering. In the spring of 1950, he received and accepted an invitation to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point (New York). He graduated in 1954, 5th in his class of 633, with a Bachelor of Science degree in military science and was commissioned in the Air Force.

In his pursuit of becoming a test pilot, he earned a Master of Science degree in Aeronautics/Astronautics and the degree of Engineer in Aeronautics/Astronautics (the E.A.A. degree) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge) in 1962. When Scott reported to the United States Air Force Test Pilot School (Edwards, California), the commandant of the school was Chuck Yeager, the first person to break the sound barrier, and Scott had the opportunity to fly several times with him. He graduated top pilot in his class and was selected for the Aerospace Research Pilot School (Edwards, California) where those intended as Air Force astronauts were trained.

Scott was selected to fly with Neil Armstrong on Gemini 8, which was launched into space on March 16, 1966, but there were mechanical problems, and the mission lasted only ten hours. Scott served as command module pilot for Apollo 9. Due to his performance during these missions, he was named backup commander of Apollo 12. This allowed him to sit in the Mission Control room as Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. Scott along with Al Worden and James Irwin were named the prime crew of Apollo 15.

Apollo 15 launched from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A (Merritt Island, Florida) on July 26, 1971 and landed on the Moon on July 30th. Scott and Irwin took samples of the lunar surface, including the rock Great Scott named after him. Apollo 15 returned to Earth on August 7, 1971.

He began working as a special assistant on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first joint mission with the Soviet Union, in 1972 where he met the commander of the Soviet part of the mission, Alexei Leonov. In 1973 he became the deputy direct of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center (Edwards, California). In 1975 he became the Center Director. This was a civilian appointment and, to accept it, he retired from the Air Force in March 1975. He retired from NASA in 1977.

After his retirement, he founded Scott Science and Technology, Inc. and worked on several government projects, including designing the astronaut training for a proposed Air Force version of the Space Shuttle.

In 1959 Scott married his first wife, Ann Ott, and had two children with her, Tracy (1961- ) and Douglas (1963- ). In the early 2000s, he married Margaret Black, former vice-chairman of Morgan Stanley.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of David R. and Anne Lurton Scott documenting David R. Scott's, career as a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut circa 1963-1973, including photographs, printed material, correspondence, memorabilia, and audiovisual material. While there is some personal material, nearly all material in the collection relates to Scott's career as an astronaut, in particular the Apollo 15 spaceflight. Anne Lurton Scott wrote some of the correspondence, collected some of the printed material, and created many of the scrapbooks.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
AV1 - "Apollo 11," capsule, undated [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
OP1 - Apollo 13 (1995) movie, 1995 [original: laser disc]
AV1 - Apollo countdown, undated [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Christmas, 1967 [1] [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Christmas, 1967 [2] [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Christmas morning, 1966 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Christmas, 1969, and first swim meet, 1970 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - The City University, Apollo 15, 1971 September 11 [original: audiocassette tape]
1 - Correspondence and printed material, 1962-2019
AV1 - Dave Scott Day, San Antonio, Texas, Civic Luncheon, 1971 September 3 and AAOO [?] Ladies Luncheon, Dallas, Texas, 1972 [original: audiocassette tape]
AV1 - Debriefing of meetings of astronauts 1 of 2, 1965 [original: 5-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Debriefing of meetings of astronauts 2 of 2, 1965 [original: 5-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Essex Hotel, New York, New York, 1994 June 8 [1] [original: audiocassette tape]
AV1 - Essex Hotel, New York, New York, 1994 June 8 [2] [original: audiocassette tape]
AV1 - Galveston with Mazth [?], Cheryl, and Steve, 1962 September 7 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - "Guest of Honor", ABC radio program, 1974 May 19 [original: 5-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - HHH [?] on space, 1970 June 14 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - INDY, 1966 May [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - INDY #1, 1966 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - INDY #2, 1966 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Irwin, James, "Today," 1978 November [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Leonov, [Alexei], New York, New York, 1994 [original: microcassette tape [6]]
AV1 - "Man on the Moon" produced by CBS News with Walter Cronkite, circa 1961 [original: 7-inch LP]
AV1 - Marley/Welles, 1970 June 8 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
2 - Memorabilia, undated
3 - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) publications and documentation and correspondence, 1967-1972
AV1 - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) TV, 1971 March 9 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
OP2 - Photograph album, 1972
OP3 - Photograph album, 1972
OP4 - Photograph album, 1971
OP5 - Photographs, 1966-1971
OP1 - Photographs, 1966-1969
4 - Photographs, photograph albums, and negatives, 1963-1972
AV1 - Press photographs, undated
5 - Printed material, 1963-1971
OP4 - Printed material, 1965-1971
OP1 - Printed material, 1966-1971
AV1 - Pups, 1968 February [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Rope, Stockhalls [?], 1967 March [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Scott, Anne Lurton, undated [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Scott, Anne Lurton, TV, 1971 August 4 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Scott, David, 1972 March 26 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Scott, David, Colonel, Deputy Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Edwards, California, on Australian Broadcasting Commission Network's "Innovations," 1974 May 4 [original: 5-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Scott, David, Colonel, TV CBS, 1971 March 12 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Scott, David, TV, 1971 May 11 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
OP5 - Scrapbook, circa 1969
OP1 - Scrapbook, 1969
OP6 - Scrapbook, 1971
6 - Slides and glass slides, 1964-1970
AV1 - Space Division North American Rockwell Corporation presents Apollo 7 First 3-Man U.S. Space Flight, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, undated [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Swimming, 1968 July [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Unidentified, 1966 December 26 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Unidentified, 1970 September 28 [1] [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Unidentified, 1970 September 28 [2] [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Unidentified, circa 1970 [1] [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Unidentified, circa 1970 [2] [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - Unidentified, undated [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape [4]]
AV1 - Wilson, Flip, NBC TV, 1971 April 8 [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
AV1 - WQXR and NBC TV, 1972 July [original: 3 3/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape]
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