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1Title:  Louis Rosenblum Photographs     
 Creator:  Rosenblum, Luis 
 Dates:  1885-1992 
 Abstract:  Louis Rosenblum (1923- ) was born and educated in Brooklyn, New York. Rosenblum served in the United States Army Infantry from July 1943 to February 1946. Returning to Brooklyn College, he graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1948 and subsequently attended The Ohio State University, where in 1952 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. He married Evelyn Mull in 1949, and the couple had four children, Janet, Miriam, Diane, and Daniel. Rosenblum worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, from 1952 to 1981 as a research scientist. From 1982 to 1988 he worked as a private consultant in photovoltaic and renewable energy systems for American and international clients, including the University of Michigan, the United States Department of Justice, the United States Internal Revenue Service, and the United Nations Development Program. The collection consists of approximately 120 black and white and color photographs, primarily individual and group portraits. 
 Call #:  PG 586 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Lewis Research Center | Oscher family -- Photographs | Rosenberg family -- Photographs | Rosenblum family -- Photographs | Sandler family -- Photographs | Solar energy -- Research -- Africa | United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History.
 
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2Title:  Abe Silverstein Papers     
 Creator:  Silverstein, Abe 
 Dates:  1929-2000 
 Abstract:  Abe Silverstein (1908-2001) a giant in the field of aerospace engineering and development, was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, in 1929, and a Mechanical Engineering professional degree, in 1934, at Rose Polytechnic Institute. Silverstein began his professional career with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), in 1929, at the Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia. There, he helped design and, later, was placed in charge of the full-scale wind tunnel. In this facility he directed important research that led to increased high-speed performance for most of the United States combat aircraft of World War II. In 1943, he was transferred to the NACA Aircraft and Engine Research Laboratory (later named, NACA Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory) at Cleveland, Ohio. As chief of the Wind Tunnel and Flight Division, Silverstein directed research in propulsion aerodynamics in the Altitude Wind Tunnel. These investigations led to significant improvements in both reciprocating and early turbojet aircraft engines. He also pioneered research on large-scale ramjet engines. Following World War II, Silverstein was responsible for the concept, design and construction of the nation's first supersonic propulsion wind tunnels. The investigations in these facilities greatly contributed to the development of present-day supersonic aircraft. In 1949, he was placed in charge of all research at Lewis and in 1952 was appointed Associate Director of the laboratory. Silverstein was called to NACA Headquarters in Washington, D. C. in 1958 to plan the organization and programs for a new space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to be built around NACA as its core. Subsequently, he was appointed Director of NASA's Office of Space Flight Programs that included the development of both manned and unmanned spacecraft. He initiated the Tiros weather satellites and communication satellites. He directed the task forces that carried out the Mercury manned flights. This activity laid the groundwork for the Gemini and Apollo programs and the latter's success in landing men on the moon. Dr. Silverstein returned to Cleveland in 1961 as Director of the NASA Lewis Research Center, responsible for the development of advanced space power and propulsion systems. Under the latter program, he was the guiding force behind the creation of the Centaur launch vehicle. From its first successful launch in 1963 to the end of the century, Centaur was the workhorse of the American space program, propelling spacecraft to the moon and to the outer planets and both scientific and commercial satellites into earth orbit. Dr. Silverstein retired in 1969 with 40 years of government service. He went on to work for Republic Steel Corporation, in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1970-1977, where he helped develop pollution controls. In addition to his professional career, Dr. Silverstein was active in community and civic affairs. He was instrumental in the founding of Beth Israel-The West Temple of Cleveland in 1954. His concern for human rights led to his involvement in the Cleveland Council on Soviet Anti-Semitism, serving as President, 1965-1969. Silverstein's interest in guiding youth to constructive endeavors led to his active participation with Boy Scouts of America in city, district, and local levels. He served as a Trustee of Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, and the Cleveland Natural History Museum; a member of the Baldwin-Wallace College Council of Cleveland Business and Industrial Leaders, the Carnegie-Mellon University Mechanical Engineering Visiting Committee, the Advisory Board of Deaconess Hospital, and the Cleveland Federal Executive Board. The collection consists of awards and honors, biographies, correspondence, papers and reports, press articles, talks and addresses, personal material, and books. Of particular interest are talks containing reminiscences of Dr. Silverstein's involvement in decisions that shaped early space programs. 
 Call #:  MS 4985 
 Extent:  5.21 linear feet (6 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Silverstein, Abe, 1908-2001 | United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics | United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Lewis Research Center | Aeronautics -- United States | Aeronautics -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Astronautics -- United States | Astronautics -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Jewish scientists -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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3Title:  Louis Rosenblum Papers, Series II     
 Creator:  Rosenblum, Louis 
 Dates:  1923-2012 
 Abstract:  Louis Rosenblum (b. 1923) directed the Solar and Electrochemistry Division at the Glenn (formerly Lewis) Research Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Cleveland, Ohio. Rosenblum was born in Brooklyn, New York, began his higher education at Brooklyn College in 1941, and enlisted and served in the U.S. Army Infantry from 1943 to 1946. Rosenblum served in the Pacific Theater, fought in the battle for Okinawa, was awarded the bronze star, and at the conclusion of hostilities served in the army of occupation in Japan. In 1948, he graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.S. in Organic Chemistry and began employment at NASA. In 1963, Rosenblum and fellow members of Beth Israel-The West Temple, a Cleveland synagogue, founded the Cleveland Council on Soviet Anti-Semitism. Rosenblum served as the CCSA's chairman. In 1970, the CCSA joined with five other grass-root councils to create the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry (UCSJ), which became the largest independent Soviet Jewry organization in the world. Rosenblum served as the first chairman of the UCSJ. The collection consists of certificates, correspondence, contracts, financial records, family histories, genealogies, newspaper clippings, notes, publication, and scrapbooks. 
 Call #:  MS 5156 
 Extent:  2.10 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Beth Israel - The West Temple (Cleveland, Ohio) | Cleveland Council on Soviet Anti-Semitism. | Hebrew language. | Jews -- Education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews, Soviet -- Emigration and immigration. | Jews, Soviet -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Lewis Research Center | Oscher family | Rosenberg family | Rosenblum family | Rosenblum, Louis, 1923- | Sandler family | Solar energy -- Research -- United States | Solar energy | United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
 
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