John H. Glenn Archives

John H. GlennPrior to his retirement from the United States Senate in January 1999, John H. Glenn (Democrat-Ohio, 1975-1999) donated his papers and memorabilia to The Ohio State University in conjunction with the formation at the university of the John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy (now the John Glenn School of Public Affairs). Beginning with the first shipment of papers in December 1998, the university received approximately 2,000 cubic feet of materials documenting the careers of John Glenn as a military aviator, NASA astronaut, businessman, and U.S. Senator.

The collection contains four major sub-groups: Senate Papers; Non-Senate Papers (consisting of family records and records from John Glenn's military, NASA, corporate, and post-Senate careers); Audio-Visual Collection; and Artifacts Collection. Links on this page provide access to the on-line finding aid for each of the four sub-groups. Other links provide biographical and bibliographic information on Senator Glenn. Additional links lead to a gallery of selected photographs from the collection and a web exhibit commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the Friendship 7 space flight.

Housed at the Ohio State University Archives Building, most of the materials within the John Glenn Archives are open to public research under the rules and regulations of The Ohio State University. Reading room hours are from 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Although not required, researchers are strongly urged to contact the John Glenn Archivist prior to use of the collection.

For further information about the John Glenn Archives contact Jeff Thomas at The Ohio State University Archives, 2700 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210, telephone 614.688.8429, fax 614.688.4150, or email thomas.1082@osu.edu.