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Harry Bingham Brown Scrapbook 1912-1946

Creator:
Brown, Harry Bingham
Subject:
Stevens, Albert Leo 1873-1944
Physical description:
.35 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Scrapbooks
Collection descriptions
Records
Date:
1912
1912-1946
Topic:
Aeronautics
Aeronautics--Exhibitions
Local number:
2014-0038
Notes:
Harry Bingham Brown (1883-1954) was born in Walpole, New Hampshire. He was an amateur pilot and in August 1911 was awarded his Aviator's Certificate by the Royal Aero Club in England. With A. Leo Stevens as his manager, Brown gained associations with other pioneering aviators, such as George W. Beatty, Harry Atwood, Ruth Law, and her husband, F. Rodman Law, who conducted many daring parachute jumps from Brown's Wright airplane. In 1912 Brown set a new passenger-carrying altitude record, flying 5,000 feet high with Isabella Patterson as his passenger. Brown continued flying exhibitions until his retirement in 1914.
Summary:
This collection contains material about Harry Bingham Brown's flying exhibitions and his 1912 altitude record. Materials in this collection include one scrapbook of newspaper clippings and articles, 24 photographs, a piece of correspondence from A. Leo Stevens, two magazines, and his Early Birds membership certificate.
Cite as:
Harry Bingham Brown Scrapbook, Accession 2014-0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Camp Eagle Photograph [Trochan] 1971

Creator:
Associated Press
Physical description:
.06 cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Date:
1971
1971-1971
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Military
Aerial photography
Local number:
2014-0040
Notes:
Camp Eagle, Phu Bai, Vietnam was the base camp for the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division (the "Screaming Eagles"). Michael Francis Trochan was stationed there from 1970-1971.
Summary:
This collection consists of two copies of a black and white aerial photograph showing Camp Eagle, Phu Bai, Vietnam (base camp for the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division). A large peace sign has been cleared into the countryside near the camp. Some Vietnamese grave sites are also visible. The photograph is an Associated Press photo and was taken on May 8, 1971. Michael Francis Trochan was stationed at Camp Eagle at that time. The prints measure 20 x 30 inches.
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Camp Eagle Photograph [Trochan], Accession 2014-0040, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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2013 Reno, NV, National Championship Air Races and Air Show Photographs 2013

Creator:
Strock, Mark
Physical description:
.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Date:
2013
2013-2013
Topic:
Aeronautics - competitions
Airplanes
Local number:
2014-0036
Notes:
The National Championship Air Races take place each September at the Reno Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada. Begun in 1964, this event is the last pylon racing event in the world, and features multi-lap, multi-aircraft races on closed ovoid courses. Their are races for the following classes of aircraft: Biplane; Formula One; Sport; T-6; Jet; and Unlimited.
Summary:
This collection consists of 33 five by seven inch color photographs taken by Mark Strock of the following aircraft at the 2013 National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada: North American AT-6 Texans Big Red and Baby Boomer; North American P-51D Mustangs Ole Yellow, Voodoo, and Miss America; North American P-51 XR Mustang Precious Metal; PZL Mielec TS-11 Iskra (Spark) Hot Section; Hawker Sea Furies Sawbones and Dreadnought; Yakovlev Yak-11 Moose Czech Mate; Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Rare Bear; Aero (Vodochody) L 29 Delfin (Dolphin) Mayas Miss Independence and Sluggo; and the Aero (Vodochody) L 39 Albatros (Albatross) aircraft Robin 1, Blank Czech, and American Spirit.
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2013 Reno, NV, National Championship Air Races and Air Show Photographs, Accession 2014-0036, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Japanese Aviation Vocabulary Reference Book 1936

Creator:
Japanese Imperial Aviation Association
Physical description:
.49 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Dictionaries
Collection descriptions
Date:
1936
1936-1936
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military
Airships
Airplanes
Local number:
2014-0002
Notes:
Due to the rapidly evolving field of aviation, Japan formed a committee in 1928, consisting of various military, educational and communication groups, to select and publish an aviation vocabulary reference book. The committee first met in 1928, and went on to meet another 36 times before the book was published by the Japanese Imperial Aviation Association in 1936. The book contains different translations for the same word, and includes such aeronautical topics as airships, airplanes, weather, armament, and equipment. The book contains the following languages: Japanese, a Japanese Roman Character Pronunciation in Roman character, English (and American if different usage/word), French and German.
Summary:
This donation consists of a 5.5 inch by 7.5 inch Japanese Aviation Vocabulary Reference Book, published in 1936 by the Japanese Imperial Aviation Association. This particular book was stamped as belonging to the Japanese Army Aviation Technology Research Office.
Cite as:
Japanese Aviation Vocabulary Reference Book, Accession 2014-0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Army-Navy Aircraft Standard Colors Books 1943-1945

Creator:
Joint Army-Navy Aircraft Committee
Physical description:
.20 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Technical manuals
Collection descriptions
Date:
1943
1943-1945
20th century
Topic:
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Military
Airplanes
Local number:
2014-0030
Notes:
The United States air forces used a variety of paint standard systems until 1943, when the Joint Aircraft Committee's Army-Navy Aircraft (ANA) color standards were accepted. This system provided a standard for all Army, Navy, and Royal Air Force aircraft produced in the United States.
Summary:
This collection consists of two Army-Navy Aircraft (ANA) Standard Colors books (6.5 by 5.5 inches): Army-Navy Aircraft Camouflage Standard Colors, June 1943 -June 1944; and Army-Navy Aircraft Color Standards, March 1945.
Cite as:
Army-Navy Aircraft Standard Colors Books, Accession 2014-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Park Ridge, IL (Orchard AFB; Orchard Place) Collection 1949-1954

Creator:
United States Air Force
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
Park Ridge, IL (Orchard AFB; Orchard Place)
Physical description:
.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1949
1949-1954
Topic:
Aeronautics
Local number:
2014-0029
Notes:
In 1946, President Harry Truman signed a bill establishing the Smithsonian's National Air Museum to memorialize the development of aviation; collect, preserve, and display aeronautical equipment; and provide educational material for the study of aviation. The legislation did not provide for the construction of a new building, however, and the collection soon outgrew the Museum's exhibition space. Since there was no room left in the Arts and Industries Building or the "Tin Shed," World War II aircraft and other items such as engines and missiles were stored at an abandoned aircraft factory in Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
Summary:
This collection consists of a folder containing permits, maps, and five photographs relating to the U.S. Army Air Force granting the Smithsonian Institution use of part of the Orchard Air Force Base at Park Ridge, Illinois, for aircraft storage.
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Park Ridge, IL (Orchard AFB; Orchard Place) Collection, Accession 2014-0029, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Skylab Interior Design Concept Photography 1960s

Creator:
Douglas Aircraft Company Santa Monica, Ca
Physical description:
.49 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Color slides
DVDs
Date:
1960
1960-1969
1960s
Topic:
Astronautics
Manned space flight
Space vehicles
Skylab Orbital Workshop
Local number:
2014-0001
Notes:
Skylab was a manned space station launched into Earth orbit by the United States in May 1973. It was made from the third stage of a Saturn V launch vehicle. A crew of three astronauts occupied Skylab during each of three missions. The Skylab missions obtained vast amounts of scientific data, and they demonstrated to the American public that people could live and work productively in space for months at a time.
Summary:
This collection consists of 11 color slides, 23 color prints, and two DVDs, one containing scans of the drawings and one containing a PowerPoint presentation, all relating to early interior design concepts of the Skylab main interior. There is also one brochure, "Skylab," produced by the McDonnell Douglas Corporation.
Cite as:
Skylab Interior Design Concept Photography, Accession 2014-0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Graf Zeppelin 1929 World Flight Photographs 1929

Creator:
Graf Zeppelin (Airship)
Physical description:
.05 cubic feet (3 photographs)
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Date:
1929
1929-1929
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airships
Local number:
2014-0023
Notes:
In 1929, the Graf Zeppelin, LZ-127, made a world flight, stopping at Friedrichshafen, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. Although the Graf was not the first aircraft to circle the globe, it took only 21 days, 7 hours, 34 minutes, a new record for round-the-world travel by any means. Furthermore, it carried a full passenger load over much previously uncharted land.
Summary:
This collection consists of three black and white 3.25 by 4.5 inch snapshots presumedly taken from the Graf Zeppelin, LZ-127, as it made its 1929 World Flight. Two of the images show what appears to be Siberia, while the third shows an unidentified German city.
Cite as:
Graf Zeppelin 1929 World Flight Photographs, Accession 2014-0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Apollo XI Certificate 1969

Creator:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Subject:
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
Physical description:
.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Certificates
Collection descriptions
Date:
1969
1969-1969
Topic:
Astronautics
Manned space flight
Local number:
2014-0009
Summary:
This mass-produced certificate appears to have been presented to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) employees in appreciation for their support of the Apollo Program. The item measures 16 by 20 inches and has color illustrations, including one of the Apollo Lunar Module (LM) on the Moon with two astronauts in the foreground. Besides the illustrations, the certificate has printed signatures of the three Apollo 11 astronauts as well as Ozro M. Covington, Assistant Director for Manned Flight Support, Dale W. Call, Network Director, and James M. Stevens, Network Operations Manager. There is one authentic signature, which is for George W. Farris, Station Director for NASA at Goldstone California Space Flight Tracking and Data Network Station in Barstow, CA. This particular certificate was presented to Joe Leachman.
Cite as:
Apollo XI Certificate, Accession number, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly Collection [Godfrey] 1931-1935

Creator:
Crouch-Bolas Aircraft Corp (Providence, RI)
Physical description:
.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Stock certificates
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Correspondence
Drawings
Brochures
Date:
1931
1931-1935
Topic:
Aeronautics
Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly
Short take-off and landing aircraft
Local number:
2014-0042
Notes:
The Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly was produced by the Crouch-Bolas Aircraft Corporation of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1931-1935. The design work used early STOL technologies that allowed the aircraft steep angles of climb and descent. While the aircraft was very successful in its performances, the corporation was unable to secure the financing to go into production.
John Godfrey was a minor investor in the Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly; in all he invested over 10,000 dollars in the venture.
Summary:
This collection consists of .18 cubic feet of the following material relating to the Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly: photographs; correspondence; reports; syndicate and loan agreements; stock offerings and certificates; brochures; drawings of Dragonfly take-off and landing specifications; copy of The Aeroplane, August 23, 1933; and newspaper articles.
Cite as:
Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly Collection [Godfrey], Accession 2014-0042, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Airline Baggage Label Collection 1920-1990

Creator:
Institute of Aeronautical Sciences
Physical description:
13 cubic feet (18 boxes)
Type:
Advertisements
Collection descriptions
Labels
Date:
1920
1920-1990
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airlines
Luggage
Local number:
XXXX-0146
Notes:
Baggage labels were first supplied by steamship companies to passengers for identification purposes during the 1800s, and hotels, resorts, and railroad companies soon followed suit. In the 1920s, airlines began to offer them to their commercial passengers as well. The baggage labels were a valuable advertising tool for the companies as passengers began to accumulate these often artistic labels on their luggage as travel status symbols.
Summary:
This artificial collection consists of a wide variety of airline timetables, memorabilia, baggage tags, and logos, aircraft company logos, aviation school logos, bumper stickers, and balloon prints. The material covers airlines and aircraft companies from around the world. There are also 1986 - 1987 Air Transport Label Catalogs.
Cite as:
Airline Baggage Label Collection, Accession XXXX-0146, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Apollo 13 Flight Recovery Images [Lundgren] 1970

Subject:
Lovell, Jim
Haise, Fred W Jr
Swigert, John Leonard Jr
Physical description:
.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Date:
1970
Topic:
Manned space flight
Astronautics
Apollo 13
Local number:
2015-0026
Notes:
Apollo 13 (April 11 -17, 1970) was planned as the third lunar landing mission, but an explosion in the Apollo Service Module caused the mission to be aborted. After orbiting nearly 6 days, Apollo 13 landed in the Pacific Ocean on April 17, 1970 where it was recovered by the USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2). Rodger Lee Lundgren was serving aboard the Iwo Jima at the time of the recovery as a Data Systems Technician.
Summary:
This collection consists of ten 8.5 by 10.5 halftone screen offset litho prints showing Apollo 13 recovery operations in the Pacific Ocean on April 17, 1970. Images show the Command Module; the recovery ship USS Iwo Jima; Sikorsky (S-61B) SH-3D Sea King helicopters; astronauts Fred W. Haise, Jr., John Leonard Swigert, Jr., and James A. "Jim" Lovell; and U.S. Navy personnel. The collection also contains two black and white photographs (measuring 10 by 8 inches and 7 by 5 inches respectively) showing the USS Iwo Jima and other ships as well as Sikorsky (S-65A) CH-53A Sea Stallion aircraft.
Cite as:
Apollo 13 Flight Recovery Images [Lundgren], Accession 2015-0026 , National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Continental, Inc Archives, 1941-1955

Creator:
Continental, Inc
Subject:
Fulton, Robert E
Continental, Inc
Physical description:
4.50 cubic feet (10 legal document boxes) (6 shoeboxes)
4.20 linear feet
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Drawings
Photographs
Publications
Works of art
Place:
United States
Date:
1941
1941-1955
Topic:
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Commercial
Continental Inc Airphibian Family
Periodicals
Local number:
XXXX-0059
Notes:
Continental, Inc. was formed in 1945 to develop a "roadable" aircraft designed by Robert E. Fulton, the company's president. The Fulton "Airphibian" was designed to convert from a light aircraft to a small, two-seat convertible for ground travel. The prototype Airphibian first flew on 7 November 1946. The Airphibian was awarded a Civil Aeronautics Authority Approved Type Certificate in December 1950, becoming the first roadable aircraft ever certified. Unfortunately, the Airphibian never found a place in the light aircraft market and the company collapsed in 1954.
Summary:
This collection contains the files of Continental, Inc. from early planning documents predating Continental's creation through the company's collapse in 1954. It consists of technical reports and engineering drawings from the development of the Airphibian; correspondence between Continental, the CAA, and Continental's suppliers concerning marketing and certification of the aircraft; and the general correspondence of the company.
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Congressional Space Science Hearings Transcripts, 1959-1968

Creator:
United States Congress House Committee on Science and Astronautics
United States Congress Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences
Subject:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
United States Congress Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences
United States Congress House Committee on Science and Astronautics
Physical description:
1.09 cubic feet (1 records center box)
1.04 linear feet
Type:
Transcripts
Collection descriptions
Publications
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1959
1959-1968
Topic:
Astronautics
Exploration
Soviet Union
United States
Local number:
XXXX-0205
Summary:
This collection consists of published transcripts of hearings before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Science and Astronautics and the United States Senate Committee on Aeronautics and Space Science. The hearings deal with a wide variety of topics including appropriations for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, American and Soviet space programs, as well as other space-science-related topics.
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Carl T. Batts Collection, 1953-1969

Creator:
Batts, Carl T. 1892-1969
Subject:
Batts, Carl T. 1892-1969
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization)
Physical description:
1.35 cubic feet (3 legal document boxes)
1.26 linear feet
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Date:
1953
1953-1969
1903-1916
Topic:
Aeronautics
Local number:
1992-0048
Notes:
Carl T. Batts (1892-1969) was a longtime member of the Early Birds and served as its president in 1966. Batts soloed in a Curtiss JN-4D at Curtiss Field on August 19, 1916. He became a instructor at Curtiss Field and in 1917 he was transferred to the Curtiss School at Newport News, VA where he instructed Army and Navy Cadets until the Armistice. In 1919 Batts spent nine months flying around Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland in a Curtiss MF Flying Boat. Batts managed the Curtiss-Wright Flying Service at St. Louis, 1929-1931. During World War II he served as a civilian flight instructor with the Polaris Flight Academy.
Summary:
This collection consists of correspondence from and to Batts concerning the organizational interests of the Early Birds. The correspondence is organized into two series, one a chronological correspondence series and the other a series of miscellaneous documents. The correspondence reveals Batts' concern with arrangements for reunions and other affairs of the organization. The letters also contain scattered observations on the various personalities within the organization.
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Northwest Airlines Training Film and Manuals Collection, 1960-1996

Creator:
Northwest Airlines, Inc
Subject:
Northwest Airlines, Inc
Physical description:
19.62 cubic feet (18 records center boxes)
18.72 linear feet
Type:
Publications
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
United States
Date:
1960
1960-1996
Topic:
Boeing 707 Family
Boeing 727 Family
Boeing 747 Family
Douglas DC-9 Family
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Family
Douglas DC-9 Super 80 (MD-80) Series
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Commercial
Flight training
Local number:
1996-0034
Notes:
Northwest Airways was incorporated on August 1, 1926 and in 1934 the name of the company was changed to Northwest Airlines. Northwest Airlines has a transcontinental domestic route system as well as having the distinction of being one of the largest American carriers to the Pacific with a strong route structure to Tokyo and other points in the Far East.
Summary:
This collection consists of 89 obsolete training and orientation films used by Northwest Airlines, Inc. and 87 obsolete technical manuals for aircraft in the Northwest fleet. The technical manuals include material on the following types of aircraft: Boeing 707, 727, 747; Douglas DC-9; and McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and MD-80.
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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A. Leo Stevens Glass Plate Photography Collection, 1900-1915

Creator:
Stevens, Albert Leo 1873-1944
Subject:
Stevens, Albert Leo 1873-1944
Physical description:
0.52 cubic feet (1 slim legal document box) (1 shoebox) (1 small shoebox)
0.89 linear feet
Type:
Glass negatives
Collection descriptions
Transparencies
Lantern slides
Date:
1900
1900-1915
Topic:
Airships
Balloons
Aeronautics
Aeronautics--Exhibitions
Local number:
1997-0039
Notes:
Albert Leo Stevens (1873-1944) was an accomplished balloonist and aviation pioneer. Stevens began making ascensions when he was twelve and began manufacturing balloons and dirigibles at the age of 20. Stevens was an exhibitor in parachute, balloon, dirigible, and human cannonball shows and also was a participant in races such as the Gordon Bennett Balloon Races. Stevens flew one of the very first successful dirigibles in the United States in 1906 and opened the first private airfield in the nation in 1909. In the latter part of his career, Stevens became a flight promoter and worked with such pioneering aviators as Harry Atwood, Harry Bingham Brown, George Beatty, and Harriet Quimby. Stevens also played a key role in the development of safety features for parachutes.
Summary:
This collection consists of 37 glass negatives, 22 glass lantern slides, and 4 transparencies depicting the life and career of Stevens, circa 1900-1915. There are also corresponding negatives and contact prints for these 63 images.
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Airborne Radar Technical Archives, 1941-1974

Creator:
Szewczyk, Zdzislaw I
Subject:
Szewczyk, Zdzislaw I
General Motors Corporation
Physical description:
25.42 cubic feet (25 legal document boxes) (13 records center boxes) (3 flatboxes)
24.02 linear feet
Type:
Publications
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Date:
1941
1941-1974
Topic:
Avionics
Radar in aeronautics
Aeronautics
Periodicals
Local number:
1986-0121
1987-0011
Summary:
This collection consists of material documenting the development of airborne radar and related avionics assembled by Zdzislaw I. Szewczyk, an engineer with the General Motors Company. The material consists of a 35-volume catalog of ready reference information on radar hardware, arranged by country and manufacturer. Catalog entries refer to specific supporting documents that comprise the remainder of the collection. The remaining material consists of technical manuals, books, periodicals, and technical pamphlets, as well as radar hardware which has been accessioned separately into the National Air and Space Museum artifact collection. In September 1999, an additional notebook and four books were donated and added to this collection.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Wesley Archer (Cockburn-Lange Hoax) Collection, 1916-1960

Creator:
Archer, Wesley David
Subject:
Archer, Wesley David
Cockburn-Lange, Gladys Maud
Grosz, Peter M
Schneide, Karl S
Physical description:
5.45 cubic feet (5 records center boxes) (1 16x20x3 flatbox)
5.20 linear feet
Type:
Maps
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Scrapbooks
Date:
1916
1916-1960
Topic:
Cockburn-Lange Hoax
Aeronautics
Local number:
1986-0008
Notes:
In 1933 the anonymous "Death in the Air: The War Diary and Photographs of a Flying Corps Pilot" purported to be the record of a Royal Flying Corps (RFC) pilot during World War I, and included photos allegedly taken by the pilot during aerial combat. The photos were supposedly owned by a Mrs. Gladys Maud Cockburn-Lange, but had actually been faked by Wesley David Archer, an American pilot who had served in the RFC. The Cockburn-Lange hoax persisted until it was exposed by Peter M. Grosz, a German aviation author (Princeton, NJ), and Karl S. Schneide, from the Aeronautics Department of the National Air and Space Museum, in the early 1980s.
Summary:
This collection documents the Cockburn-Lange hoax. The material includes the photos used in the book, as well as correspondence and journal articles detailing Grosz and Schneide's unraveling of the hoax. The collection also includes personal correspondence from Archer and various maps.
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Floyd E. Barlow Scrapbook, 1912-1960

Creator:
Barlow, Floyd E. 1889-1977
Subject:
Barlow, Floyd E. 1889-1977
Curtiss Flying School
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Rapid Airlines
South Dakota Commissioner of Aviation
Physical description:
0.29 cubic feet (1 16x20x1 flatbox)
Type:
Scrapbooks
Collection descriptions
Place:
Newport News, VA
Date:
1912
1912-1960
Topic:
Monocoupe Aircraft Family
Alexander Eaglerock Aircraft Family
Local number:
XXXX-0388
Notes:
Floyd E. Barlow (1889-1977) soloed in 1911. In 1912 Barlow attended the Curtiss School, and then barnstormed for Curtiss Aeroplane Company at county fairs. He tested bombs and machine guns during World War I, but after the war he returned to barnstorming and established an agency for Eaglerock and Monocoupe aircraft. From 1924-1932 Barlow was an instructor for Rapid Airlines, and for the years 1937-1939 he was the Commissioner of Aviation for South Dakota. During World War II he was an instructor for the Royal Air Force at Lancaster, CA and also assisted the United States Air Force. After World War II, Barlow retired from aviation.
Summary:
This scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, telegrams, licenses, and correspondence documenting Barlow's aviation career. There are also photographs of noted aviators, some of which are autographed.
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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