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Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers

Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Names:
Bell Telephone Laboratories  Search this
Goodyear-Zeppelin  Search this
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Diaries
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Date:
1916-1969
Summary:
The Hunsaker Papers are rich in aeronautical information relating to the 1920s and 1930s. The material furnishes a generous account of his contributions in the aeronautics field as an engineer. Interested researchers should pursue materials pertaining to Hunsaker in such repositories as MIT's Institute Archives and Special Collections Department, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Corporation, the U.S. Navy History and Archives at the Washington Navy Yard, and the NASA History Office, Headquarters Building, Washington, DC. This archivist views the Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, most relevant to research dealing with Hunsaker's professional career.
Scope and Contents:
These papers include material beginning with Hunsaker's work during his naval career. The largest quantity of material consists of correspondence, memos, and reports covering Hunsaker's tenure at Bell Telephone Laboratories and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; his association with the Chrysler and Sperry Corporations; and his tenure as Chairman of NACA while teaching at MIT.

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Arrangement:
The papers can be grouped into three categories. The first is documentation pertaining to his work while Chief of the Aircraft Division, Bureau of Construction and Repair, Navy Department. In this capacity, Hunsaker was in a position to influence US Naval planning for all aspects of aviation during the post-World War I period. The second category of documentation concerns Hunsaker's entrance into the civilian work force. By this time, Hunsaker had begun to create an identity for himself as a determined leader. He was actively publishing and delivering papers on all facets of aeronautical engineering. When Hunsaker joined the staff of MIT as Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering in 1933, the world aviation community recognized and began to call upon his expertise regarding all aspects of aviation. The final category of documentation reflects Hunsaker's involvement with many professional societies including the American Philosophical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He served as member and chairman of many corporate boards including the Chrysler Corporation, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Corporation as well as the Guggenheim Medal Board.
Biographical/Historical note:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker (b. August 26, 1886; d. September 10, 1984) was an aeronautical engineer and designer. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1908 at the head of his class and received his Masters of Science (1912) and Doctor of Science (1916) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) before being posted as Chief, Aircraft Division, Bureau of Construction and Repair, Navy Department (1916-1921). He advanced to Chief of the Design Division (1921-1923) where he designed the airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1, commissioned in 1923). He served as Assistant Naval AttachŽ, Europe beginning in 1923 until resigning his commission in November of 1926. Between 1927 and 1928, he worked as Assistant Vice President and Research Engineer for Bell Telephone Laboratories. In this position, he helped standardize wire, radio and weather service for America's developing airways. He moved to Goodyear-Zeppelin Company as Vice President in 1928 where he supervised the design and construction of the airships USS Akron (ZRS-4) and USS Macon (ZRS-5). In 1933, he returned to MIT as Chairman of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering. Dr. Hunsaker served on numerous committees, including the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) between 1923 and 1956. He was NACA's Chairman from 1941 to 1956. Hunsaker also served NACA as a Main Committee member during 1922, 1923 and 1938 to 1958.
Provenance:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker, gift, 1964, NASM.XXXX.0001, 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  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Electricity in aeronautics  Search this
Airships  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Diaries
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Citation:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0001
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Additional Online Media:

International Union of the Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, folder 1 of 5

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 16, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955-1957
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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National Academy of Engineering, folder 1 of 3

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1968
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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United Aircraft, folder 4 of 6

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rolled Drawings of Different Wind Tunnels

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 28
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Maps

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 28
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 28
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
9"x13" envelope addressed to Hunsaker from S. A. Reed. The envelope has two .05 cents stamps and one .02 cents stamp, all are canceled. The envelope is stamped, "RECEIVED MAR 28 3:52 PM 28, MAIL DEPARTMENT."
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Co Stanzi Experimental Wind Tunnel No. 1

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Extent:
13"x8½", linen
Container:
Box 28, Item 1
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Co Stanzi Experimental Wind Tunnel No. 2

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Extent:
13"x8½", linen
Container:
Box 28, Item 2
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Co Stanzi Experimental Wind Tunnel No. 3

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Extent:
13"x8½", linen
Container:
Box 28, Item 3
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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The Eiffel Blower Wind Tunnel, Institute Aerotechnique De St. Cry L'Ecole

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Extent:
10½"x38", linen
Container:
Box 28, Item 4
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Drawing showing seven experiments made by Lieut. Casteleazi, Crocco Type at Rome, Italy

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Extent:
13"x15½", linen.
Container:
Box 28, Item 5
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Institute Aerotechnique De St. Cyr, Balana Aerodynamic

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Extent:
22¾"x21½", linen
Container:
Box 28, Item 6
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Hunsaker Publications

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Boxes
Container:
Box 27
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This subseries contains a segment of Dr. Hunsaker's publications
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0001, Subseries 2.2
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[Papers]

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 27, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1915-1921
Scope and Contents:
-Hunsaker, Jerome C., Aeronautics, A Review Of Hydrodynamical Theory As Applied To Experimental Aerodynamics, A paper to be presented at a meeting of the International Engineering Congress, San Francisco, CA, September 20-25, 1915.

-Hunsaker, Jerome C., Aerodynamics, Reprinted from the United States Naval Institute Proceedings, Vol. 47, No. 10, Whole No. 244, October 1921. [delivered to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD on March 11, 1921].

-Hunsaker, Jerome C., and T.H. Huff, Aerodynamical Properties Of The Triplane, Reprinted from Engineering, July 21, 1916.
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Hunsaker, Jerome C., A Survey Of Air Transport And Its Communication Problems, Bell Telephone Laboratories [Original document in Flat Box No. 28]

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 27, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
July 1, 1927
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Photograph of the Goodyear Board of Directors [Original photo in Flat Box No. 28]

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 27, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Flat Box Storage

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 28
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This box contains oversized materials filed in flat box storage. Photo copies have been used to cross-reference the original location of the document. The original location of each document is represented in bold format.
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0001, Series 3
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US National Commission of the Permanent American Aeronautical Commission (PAAC) (Department of State)

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 27, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1941-1942
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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University of California; Advisory Board of the Institute for Basic Research in Science

Collection Creator:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 27, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1956-1959
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:
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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