If you have an interest in easily helping preserve the JSC historical collection within the UHCL Archive, here is your opportunity. On June 22nd NAL representatives (Cyndi Draughon, Sylvia Stottlemeyer, Denny Holt and Greg Blackburn) presented UHCL with a check for $2,200 outside the Alfred R Neumann Library to establish and kick off fund raising for a NAL sponsored endowment to support the JSC Collection via student internships. UHCL Associate Director of Development for University Advancement Richard Zalesak, JSC onsite Archivist Mark Scroggins, and Neumann Library Executive Director Dr. Vivienne McClendon were also in attendance. The full UHCL press release can be found at
The goal of our endowment is to raise a minimum of $25,000 in five years which would then be used to forever pay for a student intern(s) to work alongside the UHCL Archivists to formally support the growing JSC Collection. This 2020 NAL gift also included monies to pay for a student intern for the Fall and Spring semesters in parallel to the endowment fund raising activity. This intern will augment NAL volunteers that are already helping the UHCL Archive given their limited resources and the high volume of donations of NASA related information.
If you would like to be part of this unique opportunity, you can give directly to the endowment via the Give to UHCL website at
Once there just scroll down and click on “Search Funds” which is to the right of “Top Funds” and then type NASA in the “Search for a Designation” box and you will see our endowment pop up. Click on the endowment name and then follow the instructions for giving. Every dollar counts!
If you have any questions regarding this NAL activity please do not hesitate to contact Greg Blackburn at firstname.lastname@example.org.