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Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection

Topic:
Aeronautics (Serial)
National Aeronautical Review (Serial)
Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Extent:
17.38 Cubic feet (41 letter document boxes; 1 slim legal document box; 2 flatboxes; 2 microfilm cases)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Photographs
Publications
Date:
1906-1960
Summary:
The Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection (NASM.XXXX.0096) contains approximately 16 cubic feet of material comprised of the works of this early aviation historian and materials relating to his career and personal life. The collection includes original correspondence, photographs, published material, and various other media.
Scope and Contents:
The Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection (NASM.XXXX.0096) contains approximately 16 cubic feet of material comprised of the works of this early aviation historian and materials relating to his career and personal life. The collection includes original correspondence, photographs, published material, and various other media.

The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) received the bulk of these materials between 1955 and 1960. It should be noted however, that some materials have arrived in the collection with an uncertain provenance, having been found with the collection but possessing an aspect that throws doubt on their origin (such as clippings dated after the death of Jones). Other parts of the collection are believed to have originated with Jones but have arrived in NASM's collections from other sources. A small portion of the photographic materials have been moved into this collection from NASM's videodisc files, where they had been placed after being reproduced.
Arrangement note:
Some preliminary processing work had been done on this collection by 1997, but much of the material remained without obvious order. Original order, where identified, has been maintained.

Series in the collection are as follows:

Series I: Career of -- Ernest Jones -- and Personal Information

Series II: Organizations

Series III: Notebooks and Files for Chronology

Subseries 1: Notebooks

Subseries 2: Miscellaneous, Notes and Queries for Chronology

Subseries 3: Individual and Subject Files

Subseries 4: Bibliographies

Series IV: Photographs

Subseries 1: Set I

Subseries 2: Set II

Subseries 3: Miscellaneous Photography Files

Series V: Scrapbooks

Series VI: Oversized Materials
Biographical/Historical note:
Ernest La Rue Jones (1883-1955) contributed in a myriad of ways during his lifetime to recording and preserving the history of flight. His commitment to organizational and national service is evident in the innovation marking his involvement in each sphere. Jones's most ambitious work, a chronology of American aviation, is contained in this collection and represents the culmination of more than a half-century of research, editing, and authorship in the nascent field of aviation history.

Early glider flights at Morris Park, New York, established Ernest Jones's lifelong association with flight. He would soon become Secretary of the Aero Club of America (1906) and the editor of the first American aviation journal, Aeronautics (1907-1915). He was made President of the Aeronautics Manufacturers' Association in 1912 and was General Publicity Manager for the Wright-Martin Company in 1917.

The advent of World War I brought a commission in the Army Air Service that would result in his becoming Chief Information Officer for the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). With the end of the War, Jones returned to civilian life, becoming editor of The National Aeronautical Review (1924-1926). In 1926, he began work for the Commerce Department and would be instrumental in organizing its aeronautical branch which would become the Civil Aeronautics Administration and later the Federal Aviation Administration.

At the 1928 National Air Races, Jones co-founded the Early Birds, an organization of pilots having the distinction of having soloed before 1916. He would act as Secretary for the group for the remainder of his life, also editing the organization's publication, Chirp.

The Second World War necessitated Jones's return to national service and he was assigned to the Historical Division of the Army Air Corps in 1943. Jones retired in 1949 and after his death in 1955 was interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

Throughout his lifetime, Ernest Jones pursued the completion of a comprehensive history of American aviation. This chronology (see Series III description), which remained unfinished at his death, is comprised of tales of flight in legend and literature followed by a vast number of detailed factual accounts of the history of lighter- and heavier-than-air flight. It is accompanied here by a rare and splendid collection of early aviation photography. Together, these form a fitting memorial to a man whose life was dedicated to the preservation of our nation's heritage of flight.
Separated Materials note:
Other materials: An airspeed computer from this collection was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Space History Division.

Other materials: A sample of Wright Flyer fabric from this collection was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Division.
Provenance:
Ernest Jones, gift, 1957, NASM.XXXX.0096.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Photographs
Publications
Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Additional Online Media:

Aero Manual by Ch. Faroux

Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Container:
Box 42, Item 3
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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E. D. "Hud" Weeks Collection

Creator:
Weeks, E. D. "Hud" (Evert D.)  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Allison, Lawrence M.  Search this
Arens, Charles A., 1895-1967  Search this
Brock, Walter L.  Search this
Hildesheim, Erik  Search this
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
Parker, Will D.  Search this
Tibbs, Burrell  Search this
Waterman, Walter D.  Search this
Weeks, E. D. "Hud" (Evert D.)  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic Feet (1 records center box)
1.04 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Diaries
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Photographs
Date:
1907-1981
Summary:
Hud Weeks, pilot and restorer of early aircraft, exchanged correspondence with many early aviators and possessed a strong interest in the career of the exhibition pilot Lincoln Beachey.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists primarily of correspondence between E. D. "Hud" Weeks, a cosmetics manufacturer and aviation enthusiast from Des Moines, IO and various aviation personalities and members of the Early Birds, a not-for-profit organization established in 1928 and composed of persons who had piloted an aircraft or airship prior to 17 December 1916. The collection also includes material gathered by Weeks on early aeronautical events, both in the US and abroad. Included within this collection are newspaper articles on Lincoln Beachey's life and tragic death, a great deal of photographs of the daring aeronaut and correspondence between Hud Weeks and former colleagues of Beachey's such as Art Mix and Warren Eaton.
Arrangement note:
The E.D. "Hud" Weeks Collection contains approximately one cubic foot of material, including photographs, printed, typewritten and handwritten material. It was donated to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in two installments in 1985 (accessions 1 985-0004 and 1985-0006).

Original order of the materials, where identified, has been maintained.

Series in the collection are as follows: Series I: Personal Series II: Correspondence Series III: Lincoln Beachey Series IV: Oversized materials
Biographical/Historical note:
Evert D. "Hud" Weeks of Des Moines, Iowa, first learned to fly in 1930. It was an experience that would guide his future life. A cosmetics manufacturer by trade, Weeks devoted his spare time to the collection and restoration of antique aircraft and the recreation of pioneer aircraft. To further this avocation, Weeks entered into correspondence with many early aviators and fellow collectors. Several of these were Early Birds, members of an organization having the distinction of soloing before December 17, 1916. Weeks possessed a strong interest in the career of the exhibition pilot, Lincoln Beachey.
Provenance:
E. D. "Hud" Weeks, gift, 1985, 1985-0004
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Wright (Co) Model G Aeroboat  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Diaries
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Photographs
Citation:
E. D. "Hud" Weeks Collection, Acc. 1985-0004, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1985.0004
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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James Means Collection

Topic:
Aeronautical Annuals (annual)
Creator:
Means, James, 1853-1920  Search this
Names:
Aerial Experiment Association  Search this
Aero Club of America  Search this
Aero Club of Washington  Search this
Aeronautic Society of New York  Search this
United States. Army. Signal Corps  Search this
Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910  Search this
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930  Search this
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906  Search this
Lilienthal, Otto  Search this
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924  Search this
Maxim, Hiram S., 1840-1916  Search this
Means, James, 1853-1920  Search this
Zahm, Albert Francis, 1862-  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Cubic Feet ((4 legal document boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Publications
Photographs
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Date:
1892-1913
bulk 1895-1897
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of correspondence and scrapbooks. The correspondence is arranged into 15 sub-series: Aerial Experiment Association, Aero Club of America, Aero Club of Washington, Aeronautic Society of New York, Aeronautical Annuals, Octave Chanute and his daughters, Glenn Curtiss, House Resolution #7653, Ernest Jones, Otto Lilienthal, Henry Cabot Lodge, Hiram Maxim, Technical Matters, U.S. Signal Corps, and Albert Zahm. Of the three scrapbooks, one is a photograph album containing early glider photos and travel postcards. The second contains photos and news clippings regarding aviation in the 1890's, especially the work of Langley and Maxim with kites, balloons, and aerial bicycles. Clippings are in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Dutch. The third scrapbook is labeled 'James Means 1892' and consists of photos, letters, manuscripts, clippings in English and German, copies of legislation, and book excerpts.
Biographical / Historical:
James Means (1855-1920) was an American industrialist who sacrificed his business to devote himself to the promotion of aviation. Determined to disseminate information on flying, he collected and edited the most significant works of Otto Lilienthal, Octave Chanute, Samuel Langley and others, producing the 'Aeronautical Annuals' which appeared in 3 volumes in 1895, 1896 and 1897. Dr. Means studied bird-flight, kites and gliders, and designed model gliders in the early 1890s. He was awarded patents for his aircraft smoke signal device (1909), his aircraft launcher (1909), and his simplified control column for airplanes (1909-1911).
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
James H. Means, gift, unknown, XXXX-0394, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- pre-1903  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Kites  Search this
Gliding and soaring  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Publications
Photographs
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0394
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Wright Brothers Collection

Names:
Coffyn, Frank, 1878-1960  Search this
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947  Search this
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Peterkin, C. R.  Search this
See, James Waring, 1850-1920.  Search this
Upson, Ralph Hazlett, 1888-1968  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic Feet (1 slim legal document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Sketches
Date:
1909-1945
Summary:
This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Wright brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Wright brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract.
Arrangement:
Correspondence is arranged by recipient, other materials are arranged by topic.
Biographical / Historical:
Wilbur Wright was born April 16, 1867, his brother Orville Wright on August 19, 1871. They, along with sister Katharine and brothers Reuchlin and Lorin, were raised near Millville, Indiana and in Dayton, Ohio by their mother, Susan Wright, and father, Milton Wright, bishop of the United Brethren Church. As young men, Wilbur and Orville launched a printing business and a bicycle shop. An interest in aeronautics, spurred by the accounts of the experiments of Otto Lilienthal, prompted Wilbur to request information on the subject from the Smithsonian Institution in 1899. In August of 1900, Wilbur built his first glider and that year and the next the brothers tested gliders at Kitty Hawk. The Wrights constructed a wind tunnel to gather accurate aeronautical data and, benefiting from this new information, another glider was built in 1902. In 1903, the brothers were ready to began construction of a powered craft. With the assistance of mechanic Charles Taylor, they added a 4-cylinder, 12-horsepower engine and propellers to the 1903 Flyer and it was sent to Kitty Hawk for testing. At 10:35 am, December 17, on Kill Devil Hill, Orville achieved a flight of 12 seconds--traveling a distance of 120 feet. By 1908 the Wrights were demonstrating their machines in Europe. The U.S. Army Signal Corps advertised for bids for a two-seat observation aircraft and in 1908 and 1909, the Wrights flew at official Army trials at Fort Myer, Virginia. (It was here that powered flight's first fatality occurred: the tragic death of Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge.) The Army was to purchase the Military Flyer (Signal Corps No. 1) for $30,000 in 1909. In that same year, The Wright Company was established to manufacture Wright aircraft. Wilbur died in Dayton, Ohio on May 30,1912. Orville Wright would live until January 30, 1948.
Provenance:
Various Donors, Gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0376
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Sketches
Citation:
Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0376
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Additional Online Media:

Scrapbooks

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Series 5
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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[Notebooks and Files for Chronology (Repatriated from the Paul E. Garber Collection)]

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This subseries includes notebooks that were found in the Paul E. Garber Collection (NASM.1991.0063) during its re-processing in 2019. Notebook "groupings" appear to have been rifled through (most likely heavily used by Garber in his own research), so it should be assumed that these materials are not in their original order.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Subseries 3.5
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[Chronology and History of the U.S. Army Air Service and Air Force (Repatriated from the Paul E. Garber Collection)]

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Container:
Box 43, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
These items were found in the Paul E. Garber Collection (NASM.1991.0063) during its re-processing in 2019.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Career of Ernest Jones and Personal Information

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1954
Scope and Contents:
Materials in this series relate primarily to Jones's tenure with the Air Service/Air Corps and with the Commerce Department (see Biographical Note). Please refer to Series VI for correspondence and Air Service circulars which, because of their size, can not be housed in Box 1.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Series 1
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Organizations

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Groups in which Ernest Jones played a particularly vital role (Aeronautical Manufacturers' Association, Early Birds, etc.) are featured within this series. Please refer to Series VI for slightly oversized organizational material.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Series 2
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Notebooks

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Subseries 3.1
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Miscellaneous, Notes and Queries for Chronology

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Subseries 3.2
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Individual and Subject Files

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Subseries 3.3
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Bibliographies

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Subseries 3.4
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Aeronautical Photographs 1906-1917: Set I

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906-1917
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Subseries 4.1
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Aeronautical Photographs 1906-1917: Set II

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906-1917
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Subseries 4.2
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Miscellaneous Photography Files

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Subseries 4.3
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Miscellaneous Oversized Materials

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Within this legal size box are those documents which, because of their slightly larger dimensions, are unable to be placed in their rightful series.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Series 6
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NASM Library Collections Duplicates

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
The following items are duplicates of items held in the NASM Library collections. They were housed on the reference shelves of the NASM Archives before being returned to the collection. Some of the items are in disrepair and need to be handled with care.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Series 8
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
The chronology of American flight envisioned by Jones was to consist solely of textual items. However, a separate project gathered a remarkable collection of early aeronautical photographs into two sets originally consisting of over 1,800 images each. These photographs were taken or collected by Jones between 1906 and 1917, many during his tenure as editor of Aeronautics.

One set (herein referred to as Set I) remained in the possession of Jones's estate until its donation to NASM. Another set was donated during Jones's lifetime to the Army Air Service. It is believed that the second set (Set II) had been donated to the Museum by Major General Walter H. Frank in 1961 (R-23-62). These sets were partially intermixed before processing. This collection contains both sets but unfortunately, neither set is complete.
Arrangement:
Each set is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within a subject grouping, with Army or Navy aeronautical subjects to be found under "Army" and "Navy," respectively. The photographs are mounted on approximately 1,200 leaves per set, though Set I, that set kept by Jones, is more complete. Many of these leaves bear typewritten captions describing their content. Most of the images have been given Smithsonian Institution negative numbers and many possess United States Air Force "A.S." negative numbers as well.

A review of the microfiche copy of NASM's biographical files yielded an "Index to Ernest Jones Set of Historical Pictures." A copy of this index forms the appendix to this finding aid.

Please see Series VI for two oversized photographs of the Wright School at Montgomery.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, Acc. XXXX.0096, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0096, Series 4
See more items in:
Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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