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Black and White Still Picture Index File, 1998 - 2001 (info) Search
Title: Index to Black and White Photograph Files, created, 1998 - 2001, documenting the period 1958 - 1991
Creator: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Office of Public Affairs.  (Most Recent)
Type of Archival Materials: Textual Records
Data Files
Level of Description: Series from Record Group 255: Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Location: National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-0470; FAX: 301-837-3681; EMAIL: cer@nara.gov
Inclusive Dates: 1998 - 2001
Coverage Dates: 1958 - 1991
Date Note: The index provides the primary point of access to images dated from 1958 to 1991.
Part of: Record Group 255: Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Function and Use: The agency created an index to locate images in its black and white photographic files and to calculate the total number of items appearing in each respective media or format.
Scope & Content Note: This series is an electronic index to the black and white photographs submitted to national headquarters by the 10 major and various related research and space flight centers around the country. The index includes: the national-headquarters-assigned black and white image identification citation (under the column entitled "BW ID"); the narrative caption (under "Label"); the subject classification; the identity of the facility from which the image originated; and the media and formats. The database includes 14 fields for the identification of media and formats; a "1" entered in any of these fields indicates that the image being indexed is available in that particular media or format. Also included are 14 summary fields containing the total item count for each respective media or format. In instances where the black and white image was made from a color original, there will also be a color image identification citation (under "Color ID"). In some cases, the entry will also cite the local image number (under "Source ID") assigned by the originating facility, such as the Kennedy Space Center or the Johnson Space Center. Other fields in the index were created largely for national headquarters administrative needs and are less pertinent to image identification, form, or content.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted
Numbering Note: The structure of the national headquarters identification citation in the index provides the key to locating the image. For images found in the series "Historical Photograph Files, 1958-1964" the identification string incorporates the final two digits of the year in which the photograph was entered into the national headquarters filing system, followed by a subject category, followed by the item number, e.g., 62-Apollo-1. By contrast, for images found in the series "Black and White Photograph Files, 1964-1991" the black and white identification string incorporates the final two digits of the year, followed by the "H" designator, followed by the item number, e.g., 68-H-277. In cases where there is a corresponding color image, the "Color ID" string will either include an "HC" designator (in which case the color version will be found in the series "Color Photograph Files, 1965-1983"), or, alternatively, will include a subject designator, such as "Gemini," in which case the color version will be found in the series "Color Photograph Files Relating to Projects, Astronauts, and Events, 1958-1965."
General Note: The black-and-white index may be searched by name, subject, or image identification citation. Full-text searching of the captions ("Label" field), using a single name or subject term or combinations of such terms, provides the most common pathway for researchers exploring the nature, and extent, of Headquarters coverage of particular personalities, sites, events, structures, and technologies
In cases where black and white images were made from color originals, the color images are also referenced in the series "Index to Color Photograph Files, 1998-2001."
This index provides the primary point of access for images found in the following two black and white photographic series: "Historical Photograph Files, 1958-1964" and "Black and White Photograph Files, 1965-1991."
Finding Aid Type: Technical Information
Finding Aid Source: NARA and National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Variant Control Number(s): Local Identifier: 255-CBX.
Extent: 1 data file and .2 linear inch of paper documentation
Index Terms
  Subjects Represented in the Archival Material
    Names, Personal
Space flight
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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