Library Fun Finds 5.13.22

by Lauren VanDenBerg on

Library News

Welcome to Library Fun Finds! An ongoing series where we share some of the fun and unique items we come across in the library and archives collections.

Previously in this series, I shared the April 1961 opening of the first part of the Man In Space exhibit at the Museum. In October 1961, an expanded exhibit was opened featuring a model of ARIES, a 41-foot Space Laboratory, and a prototype of a kitchen for long duration space travel created by Whirlpool.

Take a look at some of the press materials created for the exhibit! [Note that each photograph is followed by an image of the caption pasted to its reverse.]

Press release photograph of ARIES model space laboratory installation, Man in Space exhibit, 1961
From Central Archives, Press release photograph of ARIES model space laboratory installation, Man in Space exhibit, 1961
Caption for press release photograph of ARIES model space laboratory installation, Man in Space exhibit, 1961
From Central Archives, Caption for press release photograph of ARIES model space laboratory installation, Man in Space exhibit, 1961
Press release photograph of mannequin in spacesuit, Man in Space exhibit, 1961
From Central Archives, Press release photograph of mannequin in spacesuit, Man in Space exhibit, 1961
Caption for press release photograph of mannequin in spacesuit, Man in Space exhibit, 1961
From Central Archives, Caption for press release photograph of mannequin in spacesuit, Man in Space exhibit, 1961
Press release photograph of Joseph M. Chamberlain demonstrating the compact Recordak system in the Man in Space exhibit.
From Central Archives, Press release photograph of Joseph M. Chamberlain demonstrating the compact Recordak system in the Man in Space exhibit. 
Press photo caption for photograph of Joseph M. Chamberlain at Recordak system
From Central Archives, Caption for press release photograph of Joseph M. Chamberlain at Recordak system.
Press release photograph of children and ARIES laboratory at Man in Space exhibit, 1961
From Central Archives, Press release photograph of children and ARIES laboratory at Man in Space exhibit, 1961
Caption for press release photograph of children and ARIES laboratory at Man in Space exhibit, 1961
From Central Archives, Caption for press release photograph of children and ARIES laboratory at Man in Space exhibit, 1961
Press release photograph showing Joseph M. Chamberlain in the kitchen of the ARIES space laboratory in the Man in Space exhibit, 1961
From Central Archives, Press release photograph showing Joseph M. Chamberlain in the kitchen of the ARIES space laboratory in the Man in Space exhibit, 1961
Caption for press release photograph showing Joseph Chamberlain in the kitchen of the ARIES space laboratory in the Man in Space exhibit, 1961
From Central Archive, Caption for press release photograph showing Joseph M. Chamberlain in the kitchen of the ARIES space laboratory in the Man in Space exhibit, 1961
Press release photograph of children at the Man in Space exhibit, 1961
From Central Archives, Press release photograph of children at the Man in Space exhibit, 1961
Caption for press release photograph of children at Man in Space exhibit, 1961
From Central Archives, Caption for press release photograph of children at Man in Space exhibit, 1961
Press release photograph of mannequin in kitchen of ARIES space laboratory at Man in Space exhibit, 1961
From Central Archives, Press release photograph of mannequin in kitchen of ARIES space laboratory at Man in Space exhibit, 1961
Caption for press release photograph of mannequin in kitchen of ARIES space laboratory at Man in Space exhibit, 1961
From Central Archives, Caption for press release photograph of mannequin in kitchen of ARIES space laboratory at Man in Space exhibit, 1961
Press release photograph of Joseph M. Chamberlain at control panel of ARIES space laboratory, Man in Space exhibit, 1961
From Central Archives, Press release photograph of Joseph M. Chamberlain at control panel of ARIES space laboratory, Man in Space exhibit, 1961.
Caption for press release photograph of Joseph M. Chamberlain at control panel of ARIES space laboratory, Man in Space exhibit, 1961.
From Central Archives, Caption for press release photograph of Joseph M. Chamberlain at control panel of ARIES space laboratory, Man in Space exhibit, 1961.

This entry was written by Lauren VanDenBerg, Shelby White & Leon Levy Project Archivist.