Bulletin # 15
November 22, 2004
This is the fifteenth bulletin on progress by the Comsat Legacy Foundation.
Walt McKee and I delivered another twenty-two boxes of Comsat records to Johns
Hopkins. This includes two boxes of McLucas records and essentially completes
the archiving of paper materials. We have retained ten boxes of duplicate
records and will develop plans for their disposition in the future. Processing
at Hopkins of the latest delivery should be completed after Thanksgiving and I
will publicize their inventory when available. We had a chance to see what they
have done in the way of organization of the first shipment and any researchers
should be very pleased to see the results. Margaret Burri is working on the
Comsat archives personally and is developing an administrative history of
Comsat, a task in which we may provide some assistance. Our next priority will
be tapes and films after which we will deal with photos and slides followed by
duplicate records and artifacts.
We now have two prospective authors with a strong interest in writing a
narrative history of Comsat. We are at a standstill, however, since in either
case, the author is in need of a grant to sustain him while he works on the
project. Any ideas on fund raising would be most appreciated.
The gallery section of our web site (
http://www.comsat-legacy.org/gallery ) has been reorganized and expanded to
include a new gallery of Comsat people. You are encouraged to check it out; you
may even find yourself memorialized.
Edward J. Martin
7122 Plantation Lane
Rockville, MD 20852
Telephone: (301) 770-0984
Fax: (301) 881-5726