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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Accession Number

Description of Series

Series I: Guadalcanal and Guam, circa 1944-circa 1988

Series II: NASA and US space program

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Milton Reim Archive, circa 1944-1998



Creator Reim, Milton
Title: Milton Reim archive
Dates: 1944-1998
Identification: camh-arc-004021
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Milton Reim grew up in White Deer, Texas, a small town east of Amarillo, graduating high school before being drafted in 1943. After choosing the Navy, he trained in San Diego before boarding the USS Copahee (CVE-12) and heading to New Caledonia in the Pacific Theater. On arrival in the South Pacific, Reim was transferred to Guadalcanal and took an opportunity to work at a photography lab, photographing the life of natives and military personnel on the island during the later years of World War II.

Following his exit from the Navy, Reim used his military benefits to attend college for advertising and photography at the University of Missouri. After graduation, he moved to Alabama, working for a few local papers before taking a position as a Public Information Officer at NASA in Houston. Through his work, he interacted with many of the era's astronauts, photographing their training throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Having worked with the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle programs, Reim retired from NASA in 1979. After traveling the country by RV with his wife Bobbie, they settled down in Brenham, Texas in 1983, where he continues to reside through 2017.

Source: Strasner, Jay (2017). "Reim has lived adventurous life". Brenham Banner. "http://www.brenhambanner.com/news/riem-has-lived-adventurous-life/article_5db3d3e1-0c3c-55d3-a143-77a0d9112101.html"

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Scope and Contents

Ranging in date from circa 1944 to 1998, the Milton Reim archive includes prints, contact sheets, negatives, newsletters, books, and publicity materials. The archive notably documents Reim's time on Guadalcanal and Guam during World War II, including images of native Solomon Islanders, and pertaining to life of U.S. military personnel stationed in the Pacific. Over 15 years of Guadalcanal Echoes, a quarterly newsletter from the Guadalcanal Campaign Veterans, and books on Guadalcanal and the USS Copahee are also featured.

Along with the World War II items, the archive additionally documents Reim's time at NASA. The Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs are the majority of the focus. Photographs show various stages of astronaut training, publicity materials, and missions. Other material includes newsletters and books about NASA and space.

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Arrangement

The archive is arranged by publication into two series:
Guadalcanal and Guam, circa 1944-1998
NASA and U.S. space program, circa 1960-1977

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

A portion of these photographs are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Photographs in the archive are subject to copyright restrictions.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Reim, Milton
White, Edward Higgins, 1930-1967
Corporate Names
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Separated Material

Some materials have been separated to the Library Unit.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Milton Reim Archive, circa 1944-1998, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Chris Stephensen, April 2018.

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Accession Number

2017-221

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Guadalcanal and Guam, circa 1944-circa 1988

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2.325/BB44.2 [SRH1230002768] Guadalcanal, circa 1944
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2017-221/1 [22334804] Guadalcanal, 1944
Guadalcanal portraits of Reim, 1944
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2017-221/3 [23601462] Guadalcanal by Lawrence G. Means, 1998
Guadalcanal and Guam albums, 1-2
Guadalcanal Echoes:
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2017-221/3 [23601462] October 1981
January 1982
April 1982
July 1982
October 1982
January-February 1983
October 1983
January 1984
April 1984
July 1984
October 1984
January 1985
April 1985
July 1986
July 1988
April 1989
June-July 1989
September-October 1989
January 1990
March-April 1990
September-October 1990
April 1991
June-July 1992
September-October 1992
January 1993
March-April 1993
July-August 1993
November 1993
January 1994
March-April 1994
June-July 1994
October-November 1994
January-February 1995
November-December 1995
February-March 1996
May-June 1996
August-September 1996
November-December 1996
February-March 1997
May-June 1997
August-September 1997
November-December 1997
February-March 1998
History of the USS Copahee CVE-12, 1995
The Hook, Fall 1995
A Lens Eye View of ARU Navy 145 by Tommy O'Neil, circa 1945
Pictorial History of the USS Copahee CVE-12 Book 2 by Charlie Brewer, circa 1994

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Series II: NASA and US space program

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2017-221/1 [22334804] Space shuttle press briefing, April 4, 1977
Space shuttle orbiter press briefings, April 4, 1977
Space shuttle ALT press briefings, April 5, 1977
Gemini and Apollo training and missions, circa 1963-circa 1969
Space shuttle approach and landing tests, 1976-1978
Astronaut training, circa 1963-circa 1965
Astronauts in Alaska, 1966
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2017-221/2 [22334666] NASA publicity material, circa 1965
Biographies of ten astronauts selected in August 1967
Apollo program publicity material, circa 1966-circa 1972
President Johnson and administration, circa 1965
Gemini and Apollo prints, circa 1964-circa 1966
Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo program prints, 1963-1972
Air Force transport, Cape Canaveral, 1960-1961
Apollo 11 olive branch, 1969
Gemini and Apollo scout landing vehicle test, 1963
NASA M/V Retriever, 1965
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2017-221/3 [23601462] Man on the Moon by Peter Fairley, 1969

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