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The UAH Archives and Special Collections

UAH Special Collections Digital Collections Portal

Use this link to connect to the UAH Special Collections Digital Portal. We are currently adding more content to this database and it will form the core of our digital collections. You can search our digitized material here, including photographs, documents, oral histories, and more.

Frances Roberts Collection Search

Collection of Dr. Frances Cabaniss Roberts

Search the Frances Cabaniss Roberts Collection.

Dr. Frances Cabaniss Roberts was born December 19, 1916 in Gainesville, Alabama, a daughter of Richard H. and Mary (Watson) Roberts. She graduated from Livingston State College, B.S. in 1937; University of Alabama M.A., 1940, PhD, 1956. Her professional career began as a public school teacher in Sumter County, Alabama and then Huntsville, Alabama, 1937-1952; University of Alabama, Huntsville, instructor 1953-56; assistant professor, 1956-59; associate professor, 1959-61; professor of history beginning in 1961 until her retirement on August 31, 1980. 

Archives/Special Collections Access Restrictions: None
Publication Rights: Property rights reside with the repository.
Provenance: Gift of Johanna Shields on October 28, 2006. 

From 2016-Present a group of volunteers scanned and indexed the materials in the Roberts Collection, and created a database to house the materials. The collection search is the result if their substantial and sustained effort to make local history more accessible.


Saturn V Collection

The Saturn History Documentation was collected by the grant funded "Saturn History Project," active at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, beginning in 1968 and terminating before the intended book emerged. Robert E. Bilstein, a member of the research group, published a book which comes closest to substituting for the originally intended book: Stages to Saturn: a technological history of the Apollo/Saturn launch vehicles (Washington, DC: Scientific and Technical Information Branch [of the] National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA SP-4206).

Special Collections  holds items pertaining to the the Saturn V project, from 1940-1976. These items provide documentation for an official history of the Saturn Project, with materials ranging from working papers to published NASA reports, from early Army missile development to the Apollo moon landings, and arranged chronologically and indexed by subject categories.

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UAH Theses and Dissertations

A copy of all extant theses and dissertations completed at the University before 2013 are housed in the library archives. Archives currently holds over 2,000 volumes in this area. The library also provides a copy of most theses for circulation. To find a thesis or dissertation in the Salmon library, you must have the Library of Congress call number. To find this number, or to create a list of publications from a certain department on campus, such as history, go to the Library Catalog and perform the following search:

history and thesis AND huntsville

Make certain you are using the Library Catalog search. Two locations will be given for each thesis, Archives and the stacks. If the stacks copy is not available, access to the archives copy is available during regular Archives hours. The archives copy cannot circulate.

To searchfor the full text of a thesis from 2013 to the present, go to the UAH Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection.