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Gregory Bruce Jarvis University at Buffalo Flag Carried on the Space Shuttle Challenger

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 9/12/1287
This collection contains a University at Buffalo flag, a commemorative plaque from NASA, photographs of Gregory Jarvis, and printed brochures and newspaper clippings concerning the ceremonies for Jarvis at the University at Buffalo.

Dates

  • 1986-1987

Terms of Access

Gregory Bruce Jarvis University at Buffalo Flag Carried on the Space Shuttle Challenge is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright is held by the State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box, 1 large roll)

Biographical Note

Gregory B. Jarvis was one of the seven crew members of the US Space Shuttle Challenger which exploded on January 28, 1986, killing all aboard. Greg Jarvis received his B.A. in Electrical Engineering in 1967, and was a speaker at the 1985 graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences. On the fatal flight, Jarvis had taken with him a flag of the University at Buffalo which he intended to return to the University.

Jarvis was honored posthumously by the University at Buffalo on May 17, 1986, with an honorary Doctor of Science degree and Distinguished Citizens Award. On October 12, 1987, the Mechanical and Civil Engineering building was named the Gregory B. Jarvis Hall. At the dedication ceremony his widow, Marcia Jarboe Jarvis, also a graduate of the University at Buffalo, presented the University with a commemorative plaque from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the UB flag which was recovered along with other wreckage from the Challenger explosion.

Acquisition Information

The materials in this collection were donated to the University Archives during the late 1980s.

Related Resources

9/12/1231: Additional memorabilia in the University Archives include video tapes (3/4 and 1/2") of the Jarvis dedication ceremony;

Jarvis Hall Dedication Ceremony, October 12, 1987. Produced by the ETV Section, Educational Communications Center. Videocassette 1/2 in.

Jarvis Hall Dedication Ceremony, October 12, 1987. Produced by Educational Television. Videocassette 3/4 in.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, circa 1980s.

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the Gregory Bruce Jarvis University at Buffalo Flag Carried on the Space Shuttle Challenger
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff, circa 1980s. Finding aid updated by Sarah Pinard, July 2016.
Date
07 July 2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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