From Near to Far: a View of a Cold War-era Aerospace Engineer & His Company at Hohbach Hall


Dates Duration 
January 11, 2023 to March 24, 2023

This exhibition was scheduled to open on January 9. Due to the recent storms, the opening date has been pushed back to January 11. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Jack Nielsen was Chief Scientist at NASA Ames, and founder of Vidya Inc., before founding Nielsen Engineering and Research. NEAR today is a division of AMA Inc., but the legacy of Nielsen lives on today in this exhibit. This collection is a rare look inside Cold War aerospace and weapons technology, as well as technical report literature from governments and companies.

This exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours. 

Plan Your Visit

  • Library hours vary throughout the year. Green Library's hours of operation are available here.  
  • Visit our Access & Privileges page to learn what you will need to bring with you to gain access to the exhibition space.
  • Stanford has a large campus. Be prepared to traverse at least 0.5 miles during your visit. 
  • Parking regulations are enforced from 8 AM - 4 PM on weekdays unless otherwise posted.