Llewellyn L. Hewett Papers 1949-1982

Creator
Hewett, Llewellyn L., 1930-1985
Size
0.75 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00209

The Llewellyn L. Hewett Papers contain notebooks with class notes; certificates from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; information about systems functions connected with the Saturn V/Apollo Mission; photographs, predominantly of spacecraft; correspondence; newspaper clippings; publications such as "Spaceport News" 24 April 1981; a manuscript of an unfinished historical novel (the account seems to be autobiographical); and college annuals from Mars Hill College, 1950 and Wilmington College, 1951.

Llewellyn L. Hewett, an electrical engineer, worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), contributing to the first manned orbital flight of the space shuttle, Columbia (STS-1), on April 12-13, 1981. Hewett worked specifically with the Planning Research Corporation’s (PRC) design engineering contract in support of the space transportation system. According to a placard in the collection, Hewett’s efforts guided Lt. Col. John H. Glenn into orbit aboard MA-6 on February 20, 1962 and Lt. Cdr. M. Scott Carpenter into orbit aboard MA-7 on May 24, 1962. According to a magazine (unidentified) excerpt, Hewett worked on Ascension Island during NASA testing.

Biographical/historical note

Llewellyn L. Hewett graduated from Shallotte High School (Shallotte, N.C.) in 1949. He then attended Wilmington College (later University of North Carolina at Wilmington) where he received his Associate of Arts degree in 1951. He graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1955 with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. Hewett worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), contributing to the first manned orbital flight of the space shuttle, Columbia (STS-1), on April 12-13, 1981. Hewett worked specifically with the Planning Research Corporation’s (PRC) design engineering contract in support of the space transportation system. According to a placard in the collection, Hewett’s efforts guided Lt. Col. John H. Glenn into orbit aboard MA-6 on February 20, 1962, and Lt. Cdr. M. Scott Carpenter into orbit aboard MA-7 on May 24, 1962. According to a magazine (unidentified) excerpt, Hewett worked on Ascension Island during NASA testing.

Scope/content

The Llewellyn L. Hewett Papers include notebooks with class notes, certificates from the National Aeronatics and Space Administration, photographs of spacecrafts, personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, college annuals, and an unfinished historical novel. The Professional Papers contain awards and recognitions, space shuttle photography, newspaper clippings, project notes, and proceedings from a 1966 conference. The Personal Papers contain dipolmas from high school and college, class notes (1969-1970), photography, and annuals from Mars Hill College and Wilmington College. The Historical Novel is unfinished and appears to be autobiographical.

Physical description

2 archival boxes

Arrangement

This collection is organized by subject: professional papers, personal papers, and historical novel.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Llewellyn L. Hewett Papers, MC 00209, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Fanie S. Hewett, via the Engineering Foundation, 1991 May 14.

Processing information

Processed by Emily Fisher, 2008 September

Encoded by Emily Fisher, 2008 September

Updated by Aaron Cusick, 2009 November

Professional Papers: Awards and Recognition 1962-1982
Box 1, Folder 1
Professional Papers: NASA Space Shuttle Photography Undated
Box 1, Folder 2
Professional Papers: Newspaper Clippings ?-1981
Box 1, Folder 3
Professional Papers: Apollo Support Department Notes 1964
Box 1, Folder 4
Professional Papers: Inquiry of NASA/AFMTC Interfaces Notes 1963-1965
Box 1, Folder 5
Professional Papers: Conference Documents 1966
Box 1, Folder 6
Professional Papers: Correspondence 1977-1981
Box 1, Folder 7
Personal Papers: Diplomas and Transcripts 1949-1955
Box 1, Folder 8
Personal Papers: Personal Photographs Undated
Box 1, Folder 9
Personal Papers: Philosophy and Metaphysics Class Notes 1969-1970
Box 1, Folder 10
Personal Papers: Philosophy Class Notes 1969-1970
Box 1, Folder 11
Personal Papers: Notes on Epistemology Undated
Box 1, Folder 12
Personal Papers: Mars Hill College Annual 1950
Box 2, Folder 1
Personal Papers: Wilmington College Annual 1951
Box 2, Folder 2
Historical Novel: Chapter 1-4 Undated
Box 2, Folder 3
Historical Novel: Chapter 5- Undated
Box 2, Folder 4
Oversized Material
Flat folder 1

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Llewellyn L. Hewett Papers, MC 00209, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.