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Richard F. Chandler papers, 1930s-2000s


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Chandler, Richard F.
Title: Richard F. Chandler papers
Inclusive Dates: 1930s-2000s
Quantity: 40.5 linear feet
Abstract:Aeromedical research materials of Richard F. Chandler, former head of protection and survival laboratory at FAA Civil Aeromedical Institute.
Identification: MS-022
Language: Material in English
Repository: Aviation Safety and Security Archives, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, Arizona 86301-3720
Phone: 928-777-3949

Biographical Note

Richard F. Chandler joined the FAA Civil Aeromedical Institute (CAMI) in 1970 and served as head of the protection and survival laboratory from 1971 until his retirement in 1989. Prior to joining CAMI, he worked with John P. Stapp on rocket sled experiments at Holloman Air Force Base (as a USAF officer and later as a civilian contractor) and also performed automotive crash research for the National Bureau of Standards.

Scope and Content

The Richard F. Chandler papers include materials documenting his aeromedical research and professional activities as well as subject and reference materials that he collected. Included are Chandler's publications, reports, and presentations, and other files related to his work with John Paul Stapp at Holloman AFB, as head of the protection and survival lab at the FAA Civil Aeromedical Institute, and independent research and consulting following his retirement from the FAA. Subjects include crashworthiness and crash testing, biodynamics, seats and restraint systems, evacuation, etc.


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is unprocessed. Advance notice and permission of the Archivist required for access.

Controlled Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Chandler, Richard F.
De Haven, Hugh.
Stapp, John P. (John Paul), 1910- .

Corporate Name(s)
Civil Aeromedical Institute

Aeronautics--Safety measures.
Air bag restraint systems.
Aircraft accidents.
Crash injuries.
Impact--Physiological effect.
Safety harness (Aeronautics).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item title or description]. Richard F. Chandler papers (MS-022). Aviation Safety and Security Archives, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona.

Acquisition Information

The collection was received from the Chandler family in 2017.