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Correspondence of Octave Chanute, letters to Wilbur and Orville Wright

Creator:
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910  Search this
Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (U.S.). Aeronautical Archives  Search this
Former owner:
Library of Congress  Search this
Names:
Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910 -- Correspondence  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 -- Correspondence  Search this
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 -- Correspondence  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume ((various pagings), 28 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Date:
1900-1910
General note:
Title transcribed from spine.
Carbon copy of the original typewritten transcript housed in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.
Leaves are printed on the recto side only.
"The letters from the Wright Brothers to Mr. Chanute are not available to the public by direction of Mr. O. Wright. Aeronautical Archives of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, New York, 1944. Missing numbers refer to letters from Wilbur Wright to Mr. Chanute"--P. 1.
A subject index (including personal names), having the typed title "Index of Octave Chanute letters to Wilbur and Orville Wright, May 17, 1900-January 23, 1910", is bound in at the front of the volume.
Local Notes:
NASMRB copy 39088013423348 has bookplate: Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. Presented by the Library of Congress to the Aeronautical Archives. With the printed label for the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences mounted on the front covers and its embossed stamp on p. 1. Accession no.: 11127.

NASMRB copy has a blue cloth binding with gilt-tooled red spine label and gray endpapers
Topic:
Air pilots -- Correspondence  Search this
Aerodynamics  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-RR.TL540.C45A2w
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-rr-tl540-c45a2w

Records, 1986-1992

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Resident Associates Program African American Studies Center  Search this
Uniform title:
Cross Talk (Radio program)  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Angela E. 1926-1994  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-  Search this
Grazette, Jacqueline Hicks  Search this
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority  Search this
Morgan State University Choir  Search this
National Bar Association  Search this
National Business League (U.S.)  Search this
National Conference of Artists (U.S.)  Search this
National University Continuing Education Association (U.S.)  Search this
African American Gallery (Columbia, Maryland)  Search this
African American Museums Association  Search this
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Alexandria (Virginia) Black History Resource Center  Search this
Association of Black Professionals in International Affairs  Search this
Metropolitan Organization of Black Scientists  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Associates African American Studies Center  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Audiotapes
Manuscripts
Date:
1986
1986-1992
Topic:
African diaspora  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Photographers  Search this
African American air pilots  Search this
African American churches  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-121
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252147

"Amelia Earhart: A Biography" [Rich] Collection

Creator:
Rich, Doris L.  Search this
Names:
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Rich, Doris L.  Search this
Extent:
3.27 Cubic Feet ((3 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
[ca. 1980s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material researched and organized by Doris Rich in preparation for her book, and is divided into the following five series. The first series consists of information about individuals associated with Earhart and the second series consists of material, organized by year, containing information on general national events and trends of each year, and how Earhart reacted to those events. The third series consists of a day/year diary compiled by Rich to show the whereabouts of Earhart, while the fourth series consists of correspondence between Rich and her contacts for the book. The last series consists of subject files on the following: photographs, libraries, theories on disappearance, planes, search, radio and war; and a bibliography on note cards of interviews/sources, books and magazines that Rich found helpful.
Biographical / Historical:
Doris L. Rich's book Amelia Earhart: A Biography was published by the Smithsonian Press in 1989. Rich downplays Earhart's disappearance, and instead focuses on Earhart's many contributions to the aviation field and her championing of women's rights.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Doris L. Rich, Gift, 1990, 1991-0003, NASM
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
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Air pilots -- United States -- Biography  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0003
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0003

Historic Letter Collection

Names:
Armstrong, Neil, 1930-  Search this
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922  Search this
Cochran, Jacqueline  Search this
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Date:
bulk 1894-1980
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 100 historic letters. Correspondents include: Neil Armstrong, Alexander Graham Bell, Richard Byrd, George Clemenceau, Jacqueline Cochran, Glenn H. Curtiss, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, Jimmy Doolittle, Amelia Earhart, Thomas Edison, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Augustus Herring, Harry Houdini, Otto Lilienthal, Henry Cabot Lodge, Grover Loening, Charles Manley, Hiram Maxim, James Means, William Mitchell, Eddie Rickenbacker, Alex P. de Seversky, I. Sikorsky, and Ferdinard von Zeppelin.
Provenance:
Gift, Various donors, Various
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
Air pilots  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Citation:
Historic Letter Collection, Accession XXXX-0477, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0477
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0477

H. Wallace Peters World War I Collection

Creator:
Peters, Heber Wallace  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service. 33rd Aero Squadron  Search this
Peters, Heber Wallace  Search this
Extent:
0.12 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Date:
1916-1956
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of four folders of correspondence and official papers generated during Wallace Peters's military service.
Biographical / Historical:
Lieutenant Heber Wallace Peters was a member of the American Flying Service in France during World War I. He received flying instruction in Tours and Chateauroux and completed his training in Issoudun, where he became a flight instructor himself. Attached to the 33rd Aero Squadron, he was stationed in Bordeaux for a time after the Armistice before returning to the States.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Joy Peters Haslam, Transfer, 1977, XXXX-0593, 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  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0593
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0593

Robert Soubiran Collection

Creator:
Soubiran, Robert  Search this
Names:
France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette  Search this
France. Armée. Légion étrangère  Search this
Soubiran, Robert  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographs
Date:
1914-1927
Scope and Contents:
This photo collection is comprised of copyrighted photographs of the campaigns of the Foreign Legion and the Franco-American Squadron, known as the Lafayette Escadrille, during World War I. This collection also contains aerial views of Washington, DC, and photographs of 1920s aircraft. Besides photographs, the collection includes biographical material on Soubiran as well as newspaper articles, correspondence, life insurance policies, discharge papers, and obituary cards.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Soubiran was an American aviator during World War I. Soubiran was one of the first Americans to arrive in France in 1914, enlisting with the Foreign Legion, and one of the last to leave in 1919 after flying with the Lafayette Escadrille. He later attained the rank of Major in the U.S. Air Force.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0230, 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
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0230
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0230

Robert Soubiran Collection

Creator:
Soubiran, Robert  Search this
Names:
France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette  Search this
Soubiran, Robert  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographs
Date:
1914-1949
Scope and Contents:
Robert Soubiran was a World War I pilot, a member of the Lafayette Escadrille, and a photographer. This accession contains biographical material on Soubiran and includes WW I photographs of aircraft flyers, soldiers, and war scenes. This accession also includes newspaper articles, correspondence, life insurance policies, discharge papers, and obituary cards.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Soubiran Family, Gift, 1989, 1989-0038, 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:
Air pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0038
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0038

Born to fly / by Nancy Bird

Author:
Bird, Nancy 1915-  Search this
Former owner:
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
190 pages, [17] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Records and correspondence
Place:
Australia
Date:
1961
Topic:
Women air pilots--Correspondence  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL540 .B55 A3 1961X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043667

George Caldwell Furrow Papers

Creator:
Furrow, George Caldwell, 1888-  Search this
Names:
Aberdeen Proving Grounds  Search this
Luke Field, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii  Search this
Furrow, George Caldwell, 1888-  Search this
Extent:
2.09 Cubic Feet ((1 records center box) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Publications
Maps
Date:
1916-1968
bulk 1916-1928
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the papers of Furrow and include the following: scrapbooks, photographs, and military records.
Biographical / Historical:
George Caldwell Furrow (1888-195 ) entered the United States Army in 1917. He was commanding officer at Aberdeen Proving Grounds and Luke Field, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. He compiled over 1000 hours flying time, and served as duel and advanced flying instructor. Furrow joined the Air Corp Reserves after retiring from active duty.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
L.D. Furrow, gift, 1991, 1992-0005, NASM
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, Military  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Publications
Maps
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1992.0005
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1992-0005

Gladys Roy Collection

Creator:
Roy, Gladys.  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Articles
Photographic prints
Date:
bulk 1911-1927
Scope and Contents:
The following items are included: panoramic image of an air field; 1926 Christmas card from Marion Nixon; correspondence between Roy and her family (1924-1926); correspondence from Charles Smith (Roy's father) to her mother; correspondence from Western Vaudeville Managers' Association; one photograph of Roy posed with group of women and three of Charles Smith; receipts for purchases by Roy; a Liberty Loan Bond Certificate for Charles Smith; a piece of film showing Roy doing a sit-up on top of a building; and a few newspaper articles.
Biographical / Historical:
Gladys Roy (1902?-1927) was a barnstormer during the 1920s, performing mostly in the Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Los Angles and Hollywood, California area. Roy became a parachute jumper in 1921 and later a wing-walker, most famous for dancing the Charleston and for playing tennis on the upper wing of an airplane in flight. According to her letterhead, she was the holder of the world's low record parachute jump and she also completed a parachute jump from 17,000 feet. The Western Vaudeville Managers' Association was Roy's booking agent, and they booked her into fairs across the West. Roy was also did stunt work for Lord Motor Car Company as well as exhibition work for John P. Mills Real estate and for various other real estate exhibitions and auctions. She was in the movie business, appearing in "The Fighting Ranger" (1925), but was thrown from a horse during the production and seriously injured. She was the sister of Robert "Lee," Charles "Les," and Chadwick "Chad" Smith, all prominent pilots from Minnesota who flew for Northwest Airlines and were inducted in the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame. Roy and Lt. Delmar Synder were planning a flight from New York to Rome, but unfortunately Roy died in Ohio on August 15, 1927 when she walked into the spinning propeller of an aircraft that was sitting on the ground
Provenance:
Deborah Martin, Gift, 2004
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:
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Stunt flying  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Articles
Photographic prints
Citation:
Gladys Roy Collection, Accession number 2005-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0011
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0011

Fate is the hunter

Author:
Gann, Ernest Kellogg 1910-1991  Search this
Physical description:
390 p. 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Date:
1961
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
PS3513.A56 F3X
PS3513.A56F3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_14630

Flyga är mitt yrke

Author:
Lindholm, Marshall 1903-  Search this
Physical description:
231 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Date:
1936
[1936]
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
TL539 .L74
TL539.L74
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_159038

The pathless way

Author:
De Goutiere, Justin 1926-1968  Search this
Physical description:
193 p. illus., map (on lining papers), port. 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Date:
1969
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
TL540.D358A3 1969X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_267746

The sky beyond

Author:
Taylor, Patrick Gordon Sir  Search this
Physical description:
x, 370 p. illus., ports., maps (on lining paper) 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Date:
1963
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
TL540.T35A3X 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_272341

Cows on the runway / Jo Eddleman

Author:
Eddleman, Jo  Search this
Subject:
Eddleman, Jo  Search this
Physical description:
174 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Date:
1975
[1975]
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
TL540.E37A33X 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_287650

By the seat of my pants

Author:
Smith, Dean C  Search this
Physical description:
245 p. 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Date:
1961
[1961]
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
TL540.S63 A3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_33837

Climb for the evening star

Author:
Mayer, Tom  Search this
Subject:
Mayer, Tom  Search this
Physical description:
115 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Date:
1974
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
TL540.M373 A33X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_37950

A gift of wings. Illustrated by K. O. Eckland

Author:
Bach, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Bach, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 337 p. illus
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Date:
1974
[1974]
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
TL540.B27 A28X
TL540.B27A28X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_39200

A sky of my own

Author:
Bernheim, Molly  Search this
Subject:
Bernheim, Molly  Search this
Physical description:
x, 244 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Date:
1974
[1974]
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
TL540.B46 A3 1974X
TL540.B46A3 1974X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_40588

Flying is my life. Translated by Lawrence Wilson

Author:
Reitsch, Hanna  Search this
Physical description:
246 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Date:
1954
[1954]
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
TL540.R38 A314X
TL540.R38A314X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_58780

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