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Einstein's jury : the race to test relativity / Jeffrey Crelinsten

Author:
Crelinsten, Jeffrey  Search this
Subject:
Einstein, Albert 1879-1955  Search this
Physical description:
xxix, 397 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2006
C2006
20th century
Topic:
Relativity (Physics)  Search this
Astrophysics--History  Search this
Physics--History  Search this
Astronomy--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_799565

Behind the Scenes with Project PHaEDRA the Harvard Smithsonian CfA Astronomical Glass Plate Photo Co

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-10-16T13:17:15.000Z
Topic:
Transcription  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
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Captain H.C. Gray Balloon Basket

Materials:
Wicker, wood, rope, metal
Dimensions:
4'9" tall x 3'2" square
Type:
CRAFT-Balloon
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1927
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Army Air Corps, War Department
Inventory Number:
A19280013000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19280013000
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Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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George Carruthers Innovative Lives Presentation

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Carruthers, George R.  Search this
Names:
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lectures
Videotapes
Slides
Date:
1996-02-22
Summary:
This video history consists of original, master and reference videos documenting a children's lecture program by George R. Carruthers, a physicist and inventor. Carruthers invented the Far Ultra-Violet Camera (FUVCAM).
Scope and Contents note:
This collection contains original, master, and reference videos documenting Dr. George Carruthers. Dr. Carruthers discusses his invention, the Far Ultra-Violet Camera (FUVCAM), as well his background, and experience working with the space program.
Arrangement:
Divided into 3 series: 1) Original Videos; 2) Master Videos; 3) Reference Videos.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. George Carruthers was born in 1939 and grew up in Milford, Ohio and Chicago's South Side. Carruthers received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois in 1961, M.S. Physics in 1962, and his Ph.D in aeronautical and astronomical engineering in 1964. After receiving his Ph.D in 1964, Carruthers joined the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Space Science Division where he is now Senior Astrophysicist. Along with William Conway, another scientist, Carruthers developed the lunar surface ultraviolet camera and spectrograph used on the moon by Apollo 16 in 1972. The camera was used to take ultraviolet pictures of the Earth during the Apollo 16 space mission. It was the first camera to take pictures of the upper levels of the earth's atmosphere and to show that hydrogen exists in outer space.
Provenance:
This videohistory was created by the Innovative Lives Program of The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on February 22, 1996. The Innovative Lives series brings young people and American inventors together to discuss inventions and the creative process and to experiment and play with hands-on activities related to each inventor's product.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Space photography  Search this
Physics -- 20th century  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Cameras -- 20th century  Search this
Engineering -- 20th century  Search this
Astronomy -- 20th century  Search this
Astrophysics -- 20th century  Search this
Astronautics in astronomy -- 20th century  Search this
Astronomical photography -- 20th century  Search this
Aeronautics -- 20th century  Search this
Astronautical instruments -- 20th century  Search this
Ultraviolet spectrometry  Search this
Spectrography -- 20th century  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lectures -- 1990-2000
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Slides
Citation:
George Carruthers Innovative Lives Presentation, February 22, 1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0597
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George Carruthers Innovative Lives Presentation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0597

What the Obsolete Art of Mapping the Skies on Glass Plates Can Still Teach Us

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 17:20:39 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_3c631be2d46b71c5621aea7b82660573

Observatory Postcards

Extent:
0.79 Cubic Feet (2 containers)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1905-2001
Summary:
This collection consists of the observatory postcards gathered by Dr. David DeVorkin as part of the Explore the Universe exhibit.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the postcards gathered by Dr. David DeVorkin as part of the Explore the Universe exhibit. Postcards from the following observatories are included: Allegheny; Arecibo Radio; Berlin-Treptow; Cambridge University, UK; David Dunlap; Dominion Astrophysical; European Southern; Green Bank Radio Telescope; Griffith; Harvard-SAO; Jodrell Bank; Keck; Kitt Peak National; Lick; Mauna Kea; McDonald; Mount Wilson; Palomar; Potsdam Astrophysical; Royal Observatory Greenwich; Vassar College; Very Large Array; and Whipple-MMT. The collection also contains CDs containing digital surrogates of the postcards, which were scanned by NASM staff or volunteers.
Arrangement:
Arranged by Observatory.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) Explore the Universe exhibit shows how ideas about the Universe evolved as new astronomical instruments were developed. It presents the Universe as discerned by the naked eye, then shows how the telescope, photography, spectroscopy, and digital technology revolutionized our view. The largest section describes what astronomers today think about the nature of the Universe. As part of this exhibit, curator Dr. David DeVorkin, collected astronomical observatory postcards from the public. Some of the postcards were featured in the exhibit as well as the associated NASM website.

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Provenance:
NASM Space History Department, Transfer, 2018, NASM.2018.0060
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:
Astronautics  Search this
Postcards -- 20th century  Search this
Observatories -- Astrophysical  Search this
Astronomy -- 20th century  Search this
Citation:
Observatory Postcards, NASM.2018.0060, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM,2018.0060
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0060

Fred Whipple's empire : the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1955-1973 / David H. DeVorkin

Title:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1955-1973
Author:
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-  Search this
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press  Search this
Subject:
Whipple, Fred L (Fred Lawrence) 1906-2004  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory History  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
Astrophysics--History  Search this
Astronomy--History  Search this
Science and state--History  Search this
Cold war--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1098659

Behind the Scenes w Project PHaEDRA Harvard Smithsonian Astronomical Glass Plate Photo Collection

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-10-01T17:28:02.000Z
Topic:
Transcription  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
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Tour Armenia's Enduring Soviet-Era Architecture

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 17:39:34 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_d4e47023368fbce4c25d8f8fc56d3e7b

Mt. Wilson, California

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Aldrich, Loyal Blaine 1884-1965  Search this
Mount Wilson Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 4h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
c. early 20th century
Topic:
Mountains--California  Search this
Observing (field) stations  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Women  Search this
Directors  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
94-12574
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8152

Spectroscope

Maker:
Central Scientific Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 4 in; 10.16 cm
overall in housing: 3 11/16 in x 3 1/4 in x 6 7/16 in; 9.36625 cm x 8.255 cm x 16.35125 cm
Object Name:
spectroscope
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
early 20th century
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
ID Number:
PH.337125
Catalog number:
337125
Accession number:
1979.0026
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Optics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1463303
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Ellipsograph

Maker:
Stanley, William Ford  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
hardwood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
felt (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13.3 cm x 27 cm x 13.7 cm; 5 1/4 in x 10 5/8 in x 5 13/32 in
Object Name:
ellipsograph
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
ca 1888
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Smtihsonian Astrophysical Observatory
ID Number:
MA.314861
Accession number:
211531
Catalog number:
314861
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Ellipsographs
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_904483
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How Do New Planets Get Their Names?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:40:16 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_58247649602bb9635f4d0f20f75ec4db

Long-Lost Photos of Eclipses and Stars Found in an Observatory Basement

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_723e1a04810fcd73e7fe4b54c1b5729e

“Are We Alone in the Universe?” Winston Churchill's Lost Extraterrestrial Essay Says No

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:47:46 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_d92c2031c4bdd8d659f57ce25e83ea96

Why the Universe Needs More Black and Latino Astronomers

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:32:44 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_f9a6607862995edacd286574b8c5eff6

Empire of the stars : obsession, friendship, and betrayal in the quest for black holes / Arthur I. Miller

Author:
Miller, Arthur I  Search this
Subject:
Chandrasekhar, S (Subrahmanyan) 1910-1995  Search this
Eddington, Arthur Stanley Sir 1882-1944  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 364 p., [4 p. plates] : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
India
Great Britain
Date:
2005
20th century
Topic:
Astrophysicists  Search this
Astrophysics--History  Search this
Black holes (Astronomy)  Search this
Relativity (Physics)  Search this
Quantum theory  Search this
Hydrogen bomb  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_770099

The Smithsonian at the turn of the century [electronic resource] / [produced by] Smithsonian Institution Archives, Institutional History Division

Author:
Smithsonian Institution Institutional History Division  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.) History  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2000
Topic:
Museums--History  Search this
Call number:
AM101.S666
Electronic Resource AM101.S666
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_604707

Report on certain phases of war research in Germany. Prepared by F. Zwicky

Title:
War research in Germany
Author:
Zwicky, F (Fritz) 1898-1974  Search this
Publisher:
Aerojet (Firm)  Search this
Issuing body:
United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe  Search this
Physical description:
3 volumes in 1 (296 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates) illustrations 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1945
20th century
Topic:
Military research--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, German  Search this
Call number:
U395.G3 Z98
U395.G3 Z98 1945
U395.G3Z98
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_160294

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