Très belle photo de jacques et son fils Jacques Jean devant le VAB au KSC quelques temps avant sa dispartion.https://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/09/01/52/55/17807410.jpg
Le fils de jacques lance un appel sur FaceBook: En 2 mots, il cherche des personnes, passionnés ou jeunes pour l'aider à trier les archives de son père et voir quoi en faire.
I'm writing for your advice. That's me on the left – and my father Jacques (on the right) was maybe one of the original Space Hipsters. His life recently came to a close in early Feb.
He left behind a pretty vast collection of archives & collections from his time as an aerospace journalist covering the space program. I'm trying to figure out how to approach it all. ...
Some of it might belong in university or museum archives. Some of it is probably redundant with stuff already archived elsewhere. Some of it might be of less academic interest but great for collectors - all the memorabilia kind of stuff.
It's a daunting task – while some of it is well organized, Jacques had also become a bit of a hoarder, so some of it is jumbled together and buried under a foot or two of newspaper. Triaging it all will be a lot of work.
So, I'm looking for advice, contacts & help for all this. If you have any contacts at archives that might want to host some chunk of this collection, please let me know. I'm also looking for collectors, auction houses, or other resources like that.
I'm also thinking of doing something like a kickstarter campaign to both help cover some of the administrative costs of tackling this project and to help distribute some of the memorabilia as rewards to folks who'd be interested in it. Any thoughts on whether that'd be of interest?
And, if you're in the DC area and either would be interested in coming and participating in a work day in exchange for some vintage NASA swag, or if you know a space-enthused young person who'd be interested in a little part time job triaging objects and listing them on eBay or what not, let me know.
For a quick glimpse of his collection, you can check out http://www.TiziouSpaceHistory.com/
– although that's the pretty sanitized version that doesn't do justice to just how much of a jumbled mess his old basement office is. That's more like an archeological site to dig through.
This is going to be a big project that will take some time – I'm trying to balance the competing pressures of wanting to honor this collection that he wanted to be my inheritance, with also not wanting the process of dealing with it all to eat up my whole life for the next several years. I'd welcome any thoughts or advice.
I know that his community of fellow space-enthusiasts was a great source of joy and inspiration for him; I'm grateful for all of you out there. Thanks for being out there.
I'll check comments here, but am not really on Facebook much except for business propaganda over at JJ Tiziou Photography
– best way to reach me is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org