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Special Exhibition to Commemorate 100 Years of Microfilm Technology

Creator:
Harrell, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Physical description:
Color slides; 35mm;
Type:
Color transparencies
Date:
1971
July 27, 1971
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Microfilms  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [71-120-1]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Public Domain
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_392820

Special Exhibition to Commemorate 100 Years of Microfilm Technology

Creator:
Harrell, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Physical description:
Color slides; 35mm;
Type:
Color transparencies
Date:
1971
July 27, 1971
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Microfilms  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [71-120-2]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Public Domain
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_392821

Miss McGrath

Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Microfilm industry  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5685]
Restrictions & Rights:
All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_306318

Amelia Earhart Microfilm Collection

Creator:
Morrissey, Muriel Earhart  Search this
Names:
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Earhart, Amy (Otis)  Search this
Merrill, Kenneth Griggs  Search this
Morrissey, Muriel Earhart  Search this
Williams, Clarence Strong  Search this
Extent:
12 microfilm reels ((12 microfilm boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
microfilm reels
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Photographs
Date:
1884-1987
bulk 1916-1942
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of twelve reels of microfilm from the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlessinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe College. The reels consist of the papers of Amelia Earhart and related collections. The film includes two large collections: the papers of Amelia Earhart, which were saved by her sister, Muriel (Earhart) Morrissey, and the papers of their mother, Amy (Otis) Earhart. Also on the film are three small manuscript collections and three small photograph collections. The papers of Clarence Strong Williams, AE's navigator, an additional folder of Amy (Otis) Earhart letters, and one folder of papers of Kenneth Griggs Merrill, a friend of AE, complete the manuscript portion of the film. The majority of photographs of AE are in her own papers; additional photographs donated by others are filed and described separately. They have been filmed following the manuscript collections. Complete inventories for every collection are filmed at the beginning of reel 1, and each inventory is filmed with its collection.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Radcliffe College, gift, 1990, 1991-0013, 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
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0013
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0013

Project Files (Microfiche and Microfilm)

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
6.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (11 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Architectural drawings
Microfilms
Microfiche
Date:
1993
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of microfilms and microfiche of Office of Design and Construction (ODC) project files previously transferred to the Archives. The film includes copies of material in accessions 89-106, 91-018, 91-082, 91-114, 92-068, 92-138. Researchers should consult finding aids to these collections for further description of materials listed here by project number.
Topic:
Architectural design  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Microfilms
Microfiche
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-009, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files (Microfiche and Microfilm)
Identifier:
Accession 94-009
See more items in:
Project Files (Microfiche and Microfilm)
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa94-009

Edward V. Rickenbacker Microfilm Collection

Creator:
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Names:
American Airlines  Search this
Eastern Airlines, Inc.  Search this
Fokker Aircraft Corp  Search this
United States. Air Force. Military Air Transport Service  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service. 1st Pursuit Group. 94th Aero Squadron  Search this
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((5 microfilm reels))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Albums
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Reports
Date:
1913-1973
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two annual reports, two photograph albums, and a set of microfilm of 26 scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings chronicling Rickenbacker's aviation career. The two photo albums are as follows: 'In Commemoration of the Dedication of the Rickenbacker Foundation,' and 'The Great Silver Fleet,' which features imagery from the 1941 Georgia crash. There are also two annual reports: United Aircraft and Transport Corporation First Annual Report to Stockholders,' 1929 and 'Central Airlines Annual Report, 1965.'
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (1890-1973) had only a sixth grade education but became a leading aviation figure in both military and civilian circles. Rickenbacker was a fighter ace during World War I, where as a member of the 94th Aero Squadron he shot down 22 German aircraft and 4 observation balloons. He became a colonel in the Army Air Reserves and during WWII helped form the Military Air Transport Services. In the civilian sector, Rickenbacker worked at several airlines, including Fokker Aircraft Corporation and American Airways, before going to work at Eastern Airlines in 1934. In 1939 Rickenbacker became Eastern's president and chairman, positions he held until 1963.
General:
Note: The physical scrapbooks were deaccessioned to Auburn University Library in 1996. The National Air and Space Museum holds a microfilm copy.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Estate of Edward Vernon Rickenbacker, unknown, 1973, XXXX-0525, 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
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0525
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0525

Toward our Third Century Bicentennial Awards Program, Prize Winning Entries, 1975-1976

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Bicentennial Awards Program  Search this
Wells Fargo Bank  Search this
Physical description:
0.02 cu. ft. (1 microfilm reel)
Type:
Microfilms
Collection descriptions
Date:
1975
1975-1976
Topic:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007227
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217384

Curtiss-Wright Corporation Airplane Billing Microfilm

Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic Feet ((1 microfilm box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Microfilms
Date:
bulk 1931-1940
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one reel of 35 mm microfilm of a book, entitled, "Airplane Billing," which belonged to Louis Kessler of the Curtiss Wright Corporation, Curtiss Aeroplane Division, Buffalo, New York. The information includes invoice data for Curtiss aircraft sold from January 1, 1931, until December 31, 1940, and includes the following types of information: customer name, type of aircraft, the price of the aircraft, the delivery date, invoice date, acceptance date, and the destination of the aircraft. This reel was copied from a microfilm copy provided by the donor, Louis Casey.
Biographical / Historical:
The Curtiss-Wright Corporation was formed in June 1929 by the merger of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company and the Wright Aeronautical Corporation. Curtiss-Wright operated in three main divisions: the Curtiss-Wright Airplane Division, which manufactured airframes until it closed down in 1951; the Wright Aeronautical Corporation, which produced aeronautical engines; and the Curtiss-Wright Propeller Division, which manufactured propellers.
Provenance:
Louis S. Casey, Gift, 2006
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:
Curtiss, General, Aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Genre/Form:
Microfilms
Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Airplane Billing Microfilm, Accession number 2006-0043, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0043
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0043

Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm

Extent:
7 microfilm reels
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Microfilm reels
Microfilms
Date:
1945-1946
Summary:
Collection of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is an incomplete set of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects. This set contains rolls 1, 3-4, 6, 8-9, and 14.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
Documents are filmed in Army Air Forces Air Technical Services Command (AAF ATSC) Translation File Number order. Files numbers are in the form "CGD-#".
Biographical / Historical:
In the final days of World War II, the advancing Allied armies captured a large number of documents from the German and Japanese governments. These documents were taken to various sites in Europe and the United States for evaluation and appraisal. Those documents considered valuable were microfilmed for preservation.
Abbreviations:
AAF -- [United States] Army Air Forces

ADRC -- Air Document Research Center, USSTAF (later T-2)

AEL -- Aeronautical Engine Laboratory, Bureau of Aeronautics, United States Navy

ATSC -- Air Technical Service Command, United States Army Air Forces

AVA Göttingen -- Aerodynamische Versuchsanstalt Göttingen E.V.

BuAer -- Bureau of Aeronautics, United States Navy

BuOrd -- Bureau of Ordnance, United States Navy

BuShips -- Bureau of Ships, United States Navy

DAL -- Deutsche Akademie für Luftfahrtforschung [German Academy for Aeronautical Research]

DFS -- Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug "Ernst Udet" [Ernst Udet German Glider Research Institute]

DVL -- Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt E.V. [German Avaition Research Institute]

FB -- Forschungsbericht [Research Report]

FKFS -- Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart [Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart]

GDV -- Gasdynamische Versuchsanstalt [Gas Dynamics Research Institute]

HVP -- Heeres Versuchsanstalt Peenemünde [Army Experimental Institute, Peenemünde]

KWIS -- Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Strömungsforschung [Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Flow Research]

LFA -- Luftfahrtforschungsanstalt Hermann Göring E.V. [Hermann Göring Aviation Research Institute]

NAA -- North American Aviation

NavOrd -- Bureau of Ordnance, United States Navy

NavShips -- Bureau of Ships, United States Navy

NOL -- Naval Ordnance Laboratory, United States Navy

ONI -- Office of Naval Intelligence, United States Navy

RLM -- Reichs Luftfahrtministerium (Aviation Ministry)

UM -- Untersuchungen und Mitteilungen [Investigations and Communications]

USSTAF -- United States Strategic and Tactical Air Forces, United States Army Air Forces

VDE -- Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker [Association of German Electrical Engineers]

VDM -- Vereingte Deutsche Metallwerke

WAC -- Wright Aeronautical Corporation

WVA -- Wasserbau-Versuchsanstalt [Hydraulics Research Institute]

ZWB -- Zentrale für wissenschaftliches Berichtswesen der Luftfahrtforschung des Generalluftzeugmeisters [Central Office for Scientific Reporting of Aviation Research]
Provenance:
United States Navy?, unknown, unknown, XXXX.0408, 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:
Jet propulsion  Search this
Airplanes -- Wings, Swept-back  Search this
Aerodynamics, supersonic  Search this
Airplanes -- Germany  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Microfilms
Citation:
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm, Acc. XXXX.0408, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0408
See more items in:
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0408
Additional Online Media:

United States Navy Engineering Drawings on Microfilm

Creator:
United States. Navy. Bureau of Aeronautics [BuAer]  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy. Bureau of Aeronautics [BuAer]  Search this
Extent:
69.84 Cubic Feet (776 microfilm cartons)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Microfilms
Manuals
Date:
[no dates]
Scope and Contents:
Included in this collection are drawings for the following aircraft: Douglas AD series, BTD-1 and F3D, Grumman F4F-3, F4F-4, F4F-7, F6F-3, F8F-1, Goodyear F2G-1, McDonnell FH-1, North American FJ-1, General Motors FM-1, FM-2, Chance-Vought F4U-1, F4U-4, F4U-5, F8U-1, OS2U, Beech GB-2, UC-43, Bell HSL-1, HTL-5, HTL-6, HUL-1, Grumman J2F, JRF, Naval Aircraft Factory N3N, Martin PBM, Consolidated PB2Y, PB4Y, Lockheed R7V-1, Curtiss SB2C, North American SNJ, General Motors TBM-3, Goodyear ZPG-3W and K type airship, as well as drawings of miscellaneous equipment, several incomplete microfilm sets, manufacturer specifications and technical documentation and manuals.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States Navy Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) maintained record copies of engineering drawings for aviation equipment operated by the Navy and microfilm copies of these drawings were created by the Drawings and Microfilm Section of BuAer's Maintenance Division for the use of the Navy. In the mid 1980s, a portion of this drawing collection was loaned to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) for processing by NASM personnel. In 1991, positive reference copies of microfilm, comprising some 3000 rolls, were loaned to NASM to assist in the processing of the hardcopy drawings and with the understanding that, should funding be available, NASM would duplicate the microfilm for its own collection as a "second security copy." The completion of the Archives II complex in College Park, MD in the 1990s allotted sufficient storage space to NARA's Cartographic and Architectural Branch for the RG72 drawing collection to be housed directly under NARA custody. As a result, NARA recalled its loan of the material, including the microfilm collection. The drawings were returned in 1994, but NARA granted an extension of the microfilm loan to allow NASM to duplicate portions of the collection which were relevant to NASM's artifact collection. The resulting 776 rolls of diazo 35mm film duplicates portions of microfilm contained in NARA RG72 and includes some records of the Drawings and Microfilm Section and Publications Section of BuAer's Maintenance Division.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NARA, unknown, 1994, 1994-0058, 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:
Grumman Aircraft Family  Search this
Douglas Aircraft Family  Search this
Goodyear Aircraft Family  Search this
McDonnell Aircraft Family  Search this
General Motors (Eastern) Aircraft Family  Search this
North American Aircraft Family  Search this
Vought Aircraft Family  Search this
Curtiss, General, Aircraft  Search this
Lockheed Aircraft Family  Search this
Consolidated Aircraft Family  Search this
Martin Aircraft Family  Search this
Naval Aircraft Factory Aircraft Family  Search this
Bell Aircraft Family  Search this
Beech Aircraft Family  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Microfilms
Manuals
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0058
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0058

Aerospace Industries Association of America Microfilm

Creator:
Aerospace Industries Association of America  Search this
Names:
Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America  Search this
Aerospace Industries Association of America  Search this
Extent:
2.25 Cubic Feet ((7 shoeboxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Microfilms
Date:
1919-1956
Scope and Contents:
These 136 reels of 16 mm microfilm were filmed from the AIA's 1919-1956 records, which document the early history of aviation in the United States. Each reel contains about 4000 documents which trace the strategies, plans, successes and failures of aircraft builders, airline operators, and "air-minded" Americans through aviation's formative years.
Biographical / Historical:
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is the trade association and lobby for the aerospace industry in the United States. It was incorporated in 1922 as the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and changed its name to the Aircraft Industries Association in 1945, before finally becoming the AIA in 1960. The main functions of the association are to provide information to member companies on market, legislative, regulatory, and technological developments and to try and shape these in the members' interests.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc., Purchase, 1991-1993, 1991-0084, AIA?
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
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Microfilms
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0084
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0084

United States Navy Aircraft History Cards (Microfilm)

Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy  Search this
Extent:
1.96 Cubic feet (128 35mm microfilm boxes; 63 16mm microfilm boxes; 1 microfilm carton)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Microfilms
Date:
1911-1973
Summary:
This collection consists of duplicate microfilm of individual aircraft records for USN aircraft. (Master films held by Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Department of the Navy). Each record consists of location of aircraft at each monthly inventory, as well as listings for transfer of custody between regular inventories. Includes information on units, flight times, time since overhaul, etc. from acceptance by USN until stricken from USN register. Material consists of five major sets: Aircraft, 1911-1949 (all aircraft, all records); Stricken Aircraft, 1949-1962 (records for aircraft removed from USN inventory during time period); Stricken Aircraft, Dec 1962-Jun 1965 (records for aircraft removed from USN inventory during time period); Active Aircraft, Dec 1962-Jun 1965 (records for aircraft still on USN inventory in Jun 1965); and Active Aircraft, Jun 1965 and subs. The records of active aircraft are in fiscal year groupings. The records are received by fiscal year as they are declassified. For the most part the aircraft purchased on Navy controlled contracts for supply under Lend-Lease or later similar defense aid programs are not included in these records. There are over 120 reels of 35 mm and over 60 reels of 16 mm microfilm holding these records.
Scope and Contents note:
In 1963 the Navy began microfilming the machine-printed AHCs for all stricken aircraft, resulting in 47 rolls of 35mm microfilm covering the 1950-1962 time period. The next year the Navy microfilmed the AHCs up through 1949 for all aircraft, resulting in 62 rolls of 35mm microfilm. With the transition to Fiscal Year activity reports the Navy microfilmed the AHCs for all aircraft stricken since the 1963 filming and for all aircraft active as of 1965, resulting in two sets of 16mm microfilm covering the period 1950-1965, one for the stricken aircraft (6 rolls) and one for active aircraft (13 rolls). From then on the activity records for each fiscal year were microfilmed on either 35mm or 16mm microfilm. In each case, loose AHCs were microfilmed in BuNo. order and computer-generated listings (either printout or direct to microfilm) were sorted in BuNo. order. The following table summarizes the film sets and microfilm types:

SeriesRecord TypeRollsFilm Size1949records 1911-1949, all aircraft (handwritten AHCs)6235mm1962records 1950-1962, aircraft stricken 1950-1962 (machine AHCs)4735mm1965records 1950-1965, aircraft stricken 1962-1965 (machine AHCs)616mm1965arecords 1950-1965, aircraft active as of 1965 (machine AHCs)1316mm1966records for FY1966, all active aircraft (FY AHCs)735mm1967records for FY1967, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)635mm1968records for FY1968, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)635mm1969records for FY1969, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)416mm1970records for FY1970, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)416mm1971records for FY1971, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)316mm1972records for FY1972, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)316mm1973records for FY1973, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1974records for FY1974, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)316mm1975records for FY1975, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1976records for FY1976, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1976trecords for FY197T, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)116mm1977records for FY1977, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1978records for FY1978, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1979records for FY1979, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1980records for FY1980, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1981records for FY1981, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1982records for FY1982, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1983records for FY1983, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1984records for FY1984, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1985records for FY1985, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1986records for FY1986, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm

The NASM holdings of these records consist of duplicate copies of the microfilm through FY1986, comprising 128 rolls of 35mm microfilm and 63 rolls of 16mm microfilm. The series identifications were assigned by NASM during the preparation of this finding aid to make explicit the different dates and record types included in the microfilm. The note "NASM M###" gives the roll identification assigned by the National Air and Space Museum in the 1960s when all microfilm held by NASM was sequentially numbered regardless of collection; these numbers are included for historical purposes and are cross-referenced in M-number order in Appendix 1 (page 12). More information regarding Navy Aircraft History Cards, and naval aviation in general, please contact the United States Navy at:

Naval History and Heritage Command, Archives Branch | 805 Kidder Breese St., SE | Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060 | https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/naval-aviation-history/aircraft-history-cards.html
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series I: 1949 - records 1911-1949, all aircraft (handwritten AHCs) Series II: 1962 - records 1950-1962, aircraft stricken 1950-1962 (machine AHCs) Series III: 1965 - records 1950-1965, aircraft stricken 1962-1965 (machine AHCs) Series IV: 1965a - records 1950-1965, aircraft active as of 1965 (machine AHCs) Series V: 1966 - records for FY1966, all active aircraft (FY AHCs) Series VI: 1967 - records for FY1967, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series VII: 1968 - records for FY1968, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series VIII: 1969 - records for FY1969, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series IX: 1970 - records for FY1970, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series X: 1971 - records for FY1971, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XI: 1972 - records for FY1972, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XII: 1973 - records for FY1973, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XIII: 1974 - records for FY1974, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XIV: 1975 - records for FY1975, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XV: 1976 - records for FY1976, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XVI: 1976t - records for FY197T, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Sereis XVII: 1977 - records for FY1977, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XVIII: 1978 - records for FY1978, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XIX: 1979 - records for FY1979, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XX: 1980 - records for FY1980, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XXI: 1981 - records for FY1981, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XXII: 1982 - records for FY1982, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XXIII: 1983 - records for FY1983, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XXIV: 1984 - records for FY1984, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XXV: 1985 - records for FY1985, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XXVI: 1986 - records for FY1986, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)
Biographical/Historical note:
Since the United States Navy began to acquire aircraft before World War I it has maintained a variety of records relating to the aircraft in its inventory. From 1913 on it recorded information about individual aircraft added to the inventory from its being accepted until stricken from the list. Such records have had a number of official names --Aircraft Record, Aircraft History Card, etc --but are most commonly called "Aircraft History Cards." Originally the records were compiled by hand, but in 1950 the Navy converted its record-keeping system entirely to electronic methods.

Aircraft History Cards do not record the complete history and activity of an individual aircraft. They do not include information about missions or crews, nor do they record exact locations or manners of loss. Rather, they serve as a compilation of the locations and assigned units of the aircraft at set inventory times or as a record of transfers between locations or units. The type of information included and its presentation changes over time and falls into two main groups:

through December 1949

This period actually covers several different styles of record cards, but all are hand-written. The cards themselves are all preprinted and have various Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) form numbers and titles. The earliest, the "Aircraft Record," followed the aircraft through production to acceptance, then listed shipment information and trouble reports until the aircraft was stricken from the Navy list. Later, unnamed, forms continued this presentation until c.1939 when the Aircraft History Card (AHC) began to come into use (the transition is not uniform). The AHC recorded the location and unit assignment of the aircraft at the end-of-month inventory period and recorded dates of transfer in and out of the unit. Unfortunately, no inventory information was recorded for most aircraft for the late-1943 through mid-1944 period. Lend-lease aircraft purchased under Navy contract for delivery to allied powers were not recorded unless and until they returned to U.S. Navy custody. The AHC remained the standard record form until the end of 1949.

January 1950 and October 1986

Beginning in 1950, the Navy changed the format of the AHC and began to utilize electronic equipment to maintain its inventory records. From 1950 on AHCs were machine printed and recorded each transfer or change of status. Each such entry included location and unit assignment as before, but now also included aircraft status, flying time, number of landings, and age. In Fiscal Year 1966 1 (1 July 1965 to 30 June 1966) the Navy changed to a smaller (punch card sized) card listing only the activity for one aircraft during that fiscal year only. Beginning in FY1967, instead of printing the activity information on separate cards for each aircraft, the Navy printed out a single listing for all aircraft showing all the activity during the Fiscal Year, sorted by aircraft BuAer Number (BuNo.) and date. The printouts were in the same format as the machine-printed AHCs, but only contained the activity for a single year. In the mid 1980s the Navy did away with printouts entirely and printed the Fiscal Year activity directly to microfilm.

October 1986 and subsequent

According to the Naval Historical Center, the inventory records after the beginning of Fiscal Year 1987 (1 October 1986) are apparently available only in the Navy's on-line systems. As of this writing no hard-copy versions of these records are available.

1 Until 1976, the United States government fiscal year ran 1 July to 30 June. In 1976, the fiscal year was changed to run 1 October to 30 September. The three-month period between 30 June 1976 (end of FY76) and 1 October 1976 (start of FY77) was designated Fiscal Year 197T (for transitional).
Provenance:
Department of the Navy, Transfer, NASM.XXXX.0462
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, Military  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aircraft history cards  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Microfilms
Citation:
United States Navy Aircraft History Cards, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0462, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0462
See more items in:
United States Navy Aircraft History Cards (Microfilm)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0462
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Spencer microfilm reader

Author:
SPENCER LENS CO  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1942
Ca1942
Topic:
Microfilm readers  Search this
Call number:
41339
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_308991

Microfilm of the Morgan Russell papers

Creator:
Russell, Morgan, 1886-1953  Search this
Names:
Alvarez, Mabel, 1891-1985  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Huston, Walter, 1884-1950  Search this
Kikoïne, Michel, 1892-1968  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Stein, Leo, 1872-1947  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Extent:
6.8 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1891-1977
Summary:
The Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977, present a good overview of Russell's career as a painter and sculptor, with an emphasis on his development of the color theory movement, Synchromism. The papers include correspondence, biographical material, transcripts of lectures given by Russell, illustrated notebooks and sketches, printed material and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The Morgan Russell papers present a good overview of Russell's career as a painter and sculptor, with an emphasis on his development of the color theory movement, Synchromism. The papers include correspondence with many prominent individuals who played a role in Russell's artistic development; biographical material primarily documenting his activities in Europe; transcripts of lectures given by Russell; illustrated notebooks and sketches documenting his interest in, and development of, color theory, music and Synchromism; printed material such as exhibition announcements, catalogs and clippings; and photographs of Russell, his wife, friends and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series according to record type and reflecting the lender's arrangement. With the exception of Series 1: Correspondence, all series are arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1909-1964 (Reels 4524-4527)

Series 2: Biographical Material, 1925-1941 (Reel 4527)

Series 3: Business Records, 1911-1946 (Reel 4527)

Series 4: Writings, 1931-1953 (Reel 4527)

Series 5: Unbound Notes and Sketches, 1891-1977 (Reels 4528-4538)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1908-1963 (Reels 4539-4541)

Series 7: Photographs, 1908-1948 (Reel 4542)
Biographical Note:
Painter and sculptor Morgan Russell was born in New York City. He studied at the Art Students League and the New York School of Art with James Earle Fraser, Andrew Dasburg and Robert Henri from 1906 to 1907, before settling in Paris in 1909 where he remained for almost forty years. After meeting Stanton Macdonald-Wright in 1911, he became interested in Synchromism and studied with Canadian color theorist Ernest Tudor-Hart. In 1913 Russell produced the first abstract Synchromies and in 1917 developed a series of Synchromies entitled EIDOS. He visited California in the early 1930s, teaching at the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles from 1931-1932, in addition to lecturing at museums in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Russell left France permanently in 1946 and died in Pennsylvania in 1953.
Provenance:
The Morgan Russell papers were lent to the Archives of American Art for microfilming by the Montclair Art Museum in 1991. The material was returned to the lender in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Morgan Russell papers are owned by the Montclair Art Museum.
Topic:
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Citation:
Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977. Microfilm reels 4524-4542. Originals in the Montclair Art Museum.
Identifier:
AAA.russmorg
See more items in:
Microfilm of the Morgan Russell papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-russmorg

Microfilm of Sheldon Jackson photograph collection

Creator:
Jackson, Sheldon, 1834-1909  Search this
Extent:
1 Roll (microfilm)
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Alaskan natives  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Roll
Photographs
Place:
Alaska
Date:
circa 1877-1907
Scope and Contents note:
Circa 500 photographs documenting Sheldon Jackson's work in the Presbyterian Church and among Alaskan natives, including images of towns, buildings, scenery, and Alaskan natives. The collection includes commercial prints and photographs probably made by Jackson.
Biographical/Historical note:
Sheldon Jackson (1834-1909) was a Presbyterian minister and missionary and a United States government official. He graduated from Union College in New York (1855) and completed a program in theological studies at Princeton (1858). After graduation, he worked at a school for Choctaw boys in what is now Spencer, Oklahoma. He then moved to Minnesota to work as a pastor (1859-1869), stopping briefly to serve as a chaplain in the Civil War. In 1869, he became superintendent for the Board of Home Missions for Iowa, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah. In 1870 his superintendency included almost all of the American West.

Jackson first visited Alaska in 1877, and in 1884 the federal government appointed him the territory's first superintendent of public instruction. In 1885 he joined the Bureau of Education as a general agent for education in Alaska. In this position, he worked to increase access to education and establish schools. He also introduced domesticated reindeer to Alaska in 1892 in order to alleviate undernourishment in the Alaska native population. In 1897, Jackson was elected moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, the highest honor of that denomination.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R81-13
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Presbyterian Historical Society holds the Sheldon Jackson papers.
Photographs relating to Jackson's project to import reindeer for Alaskans held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 130.
The Department of Anthropology collections holds artifacts collected by Sheldon Jackson in Alaska and elsewhere.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
The microfilm was obtained for reference purposes only. Copies of the images should be obtained from the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia.
Topic:
Presbyterian Church  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot R81-13, Microfilm of Sheldon Jackson photograph collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R81-13
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r81-13

[Trade catalogs on microfilm readers ... ]

Author:
Atlantic Microfilm Corp  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<2> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1963
1963-
Topic:
Microfilm readers  Search this
Call number:
053361
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_703492

Kettering Bug (Aerial Torpedo) Microfilm Drawings and Index

Creator:
Kettreing, Charles  Search this
Extent:
0.11 Cubic Feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Microfilms
Date:
bulk 1917-1920
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one 35 mm reel of microfilm containing "A" size drawings of the Kettering Bug (Aerial Torpedo), and an 8.5 by 11 inch handwritten index to drawings entitled, "Experimental No's 1 to 3499."
Biographical / Historical:
The Kettering Bug (Aerial Torpedo) was an experimental, unmanned World War I precursor to modern air-to-air and air-to-ground guided missiles. Per a request from the United States Army Aircraft Board, the Kettering Bug was designed by Charles Kettering of Dayton, Ohio, and built by the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company. Orville Wright acted as an aeronautical consultant on the project, while Elmer Ambrose Sperry designed the control and guidance system. The prototype Bug was completed and delivered to the Aviation Section of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1918, near the end of World War I. The Bug was capable of striking ground targets up to 75 miles (120 km) from its launch point, while traveling at speeds of 50 mph, but despite some successes during initial testing, the Bug was never deployed.
Provenance:
General Motors Company, Gift, 2012
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
Kettering Bug (Aerial Torpedo)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Microfilms
Citation:
Kettering Bug (Aerial Torpedo) Microfilm Drawings and Index, Accession 2013-0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0007
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0007

United States Air Force Aircraft Engineering Drawings (Microfilm)

Creator:
United States. Air Force. Engineering Drawing Section  Search this
Names:
United States. Air Force. Engineering Drawing Section  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
Extent:
? Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Microfilms
Date:
[ca. 1910s-1940s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 8000 reels of 35 mm microfilm engineering drawings of aircraft and engines from the early years through World War II. The microfilm contains engineering drawings, reports, and standards covering aircraft, engines, and other equipment used by the USAF and its predecessors. The original documents filmed were in a variety of media, in some case the original drawing was filmed, in others a blueprint or other duplicate was filmed instead of the original. Because of the variation in the quality of the original document and variations in the quality of the filming process, the quality of the filmed image varies considerably throughtout the collection
Biographical / Historical:
The United States Air Force (USAF) Engineering Drawing Section was established in 1917 to maintain and reproduce engineering data for the USAF. The Drawing Collection was originally developed by the USAF for two major functions: to create a historical record of the equipment operated by the USAF and its predecessors and to provide engineering drawings of current equipment for maintenance operation centers requiring such information. Engineering drawings of then-current equipment and extant engineering drawings for obsolete equipment were microfilmed either by the USAF, by vendors under contract to the USAF, or by the manufactures. Additional microfilm created by or for the United States Navy (USN) covering some aircraft also operated by the USAF were added to the collection.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
United States Air Force Museum, Gift, mid-1980s, XXXX-0521, 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
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Microfilms
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0521
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0521

Project Records, 1964-1967

Creator:
Radio Meteor Project (Harvard College Observatory)  Search this
Physical description:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Microfilms
Date:
1964
1964-1967
Topic:
Astrophysical observatories  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 08-161
See more items in:
Project Records c. 1959-1971 [Radio Meteor Project (Harvard College Observatory)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_281434

United States Air Force Aircraft History Cards Microfilm

Creator:
United States. Air Force  Search this
Names:
United States. Air Force  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces  Search this
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service  Search this
United States. National Guard Bureau  Search this
Extent:
1.69 Cubic Feet (128 microfilm boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Microfilms
Date:
circa 1910-1953
Summary:
This collection consists of duplicate microfilm of individual aircraft records for the United States Air Force (USAF). The microfilm covers aircraft owned by the US Army Air Service, Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, USAF, and the National Guard starting in July of 1923 and including those dropped from the active inventory before June 30, 1955. (Master films are held by the Air Force Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, AL.) Each record card consists of a complete record of aircraft transfers (duty locations) from acceptance until retirement. Duty locations do not include unit, only theater/air base.
Scope and Contents:
Beginning in 1951, the USAF began microfilming the IARCs for retired aircraft. The first group filmed were aircraft retired as of May 1951 (119 rolls of 16mm microfilm), with additional sections including retirements through September 1952 and records "out of file" (not present in the retired aircraft file) in May 1951 (6 rolls) and retirements through May 1953 and records "out of file" in September 1952 (3 rolls). In 1971 the USAF microfilmed the records through 1954 for aircraft not retired by May 1953 (approximately 70 rolls) and all active aircraft from 1955 through 1964 (89 rolls). Later these various film series were designated by the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA; Maxwell AFB, AL), which maintains the original records, as ACR (May 1951 retirements), OA (out-of-file records from May 1951, retirements through September 1952 and May 1953), AC (aircraft active as of August 1954), and ACA (1955-1964 records).

Records were organized by military serial number, although some records were missorted and therefore filmed out of order. The project only encompassed the main IARC files and as a result the records maintained by the 15th SCU were filmed only in a few rare cases. Similarly the records maintained by overseas SCUs were not filmed. Thus the IARC records for wartime aircraft, particularly those transferred out of the Continental United States, remain incomplete.

The NASM holdings of these records consists of duplicate copies of the ACR and OA series of films only, comprising 128 rolls of microfilm. NASM rolls are identified consistent with the AFHRA designation scheme. The following listing gives the roll identification (ACR- or OA- number), the serial number range, and any special notes relating to the particular roll. The note "NASM M###" gives the roll identification assigned by the National Air and Space Museum in the 1960s when all microfilm in the NASM collection was sequentially numbered regardless of collection; these numbers are included for historical purposes and are cross-referenced in M-number order in Appendix 1 (page 8).

For access to the AC and ACA series, contact the Air Force Historical Research Agency at:

Air Force Historical Research Agency, 1600 Chennault Circle, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6424
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series I: Records for aircraft retired from USAF service through May 1951

Series II: Records for aircraft retired from USAF service through May 1951 (Out of file records)

Series III: Records for aircraft retired from USAF service May 1951 through September 1952

Series IV: Records for aircraft retired from USAF service September 1952 through May 1953

The NASM holdings of these records consists of duplicate copies of the ACR and OA series of films only, comprising 128 rolls of microfilm. NASM rolls are identified consistent with the AFHRA designation scheme. The follow listing gives the roll identification (ACR- or OA- number), the serial number range, and any special notes relating to the particular roll. The note "NASM M###" gives the roll identification assigned by the National Air and Space Museum in the 1960s when all microfilm in the NASM collection was sequentially numbered regardless of collection; these numbers are included for historical purposes and are cross-referenced in container listing notes.
Biographical/Historical note:
The United States Air Force and its predecessors1 have maintained a variety of records relating to the aircraft operated by the service. Beginning in 1923, the Air Service maintained individual records for each aircraft added to the inventory listing location and activity from its acceptance by the service until its retirement from the inventory. Such records have had a number of official names --Aircraft Master Record, Individual Aircraft Record Card (IARC), etc. --but are most commonly called "Aircraft History Cards." Originally, these records were manually compiled from unit inventories, morning reports, and so on, but the increased use of automated systems in the 1940s allowed automatic compilation and machine printing of the IARC entries after 1940.

IARCs do not record the entire history and activity of an individual aircraft. They do not include information about missions or crews, nor do they record exact locations or manners of loss. Rather, they serve as a compilation of the locations, transfers, and "controlling activity" (the unit responsible for reporting the aircraft) of the aircraft at a set time. The exact type of information and its manner of presentation changes over time and can be best described in chronological groups:

through c.1940 This period actually covers a variety of record card styles, but the data is hand-written or typed. The information follows the printed columns on the card. The information generally consists of reporting location, inventory date (month and fiscal year2), and flying time (both total and during the inventory period). The reporting activity is generally the base, rather than the unit. Transfers between bases are included as separate listings which include the authority for the transfer.

c.1940 --November 1942 During this period the USAAF switched to the use of electronic accounting machine (EAM) technology for inventory reporting and this allowed the automated compilation and printing of IARC data. The data and card presentation remains constant from the forms in use before the change, but the cards are machine printed, rather than hand written. Some data is abbreviated; location, for example, is given by a seven-character abbreviation.

November 1942 --April 1944 At the end of 1942 the responsibility for maintaining the inventory and individual aircraft status information was shifted from Headquarters, Air Materiel Command to one of several Statistical Control Units (SCU) within the Continental United States (CONUS) or overseas. IARCs were still prepared as before for newly-purchased aircraft and added to the main IARC file to track each aircraft from the factory to its initial assignment within CONUS or to an overseas shipping destination. The 15th SCU was responsible for tracking aircraft inventory and status information for aircraft within the CONUS and developed its own form for recording this data. The 15th SCU forms radically changed the data presentation --flying time was no longer recorded, some unit information was recorded for the first time, and location either appears as the abbreviations used previously or as a four-character shipping destination code. No effort was made to transfer 15th SCU data to the IARC master file, so that no activity was recorded on IARC cards during this period. Further, the inventory records on aircraft outside of the CONUS were maintained by SCUs in theater; as a result the entries on IARCs end with their transfer overseas, save for the final entry showing their removal from the inventory or until they returned to a CONUS location.

April 1944 --September 1949 At the beginning of this period, entries again appear on the main IARCs, although the concentration on CONUS-based aircraft continued until after the end of World War II. There are no records for aircraft transferred overseas once they leave the CONUS until they are dropped from the inventory, return to the United States, or until the reporting requirements changed after the end of the war. During this period the entries recorded a change in the status of the aircraft --either a transfer of station or a change in the usage of the aircraft. Entries record the reporting and other involved station and unit and the type, nature, and date of the change. The exact presentation of the data varies slightly over the period but generally involves a number of codes used to speed transmission of the data.

September 1949 and subsequent Beginning September 1949, IARCs entries were printed in batches, giving rise to groups of entries followed by a "bookkeeping" line indicating the serial number and number of entries printed. The data presentation for each entry remains similar to the entries from the previous period.

During the machine-printed period (from 1940 on) IARC entries become more and more difficult to understand due to the increasing data density and the use of one- or two-character codes for a variety of information. The Museum staff is currently preparing a guide to understanding the USAF IARC, which will treat the various code groups and data presentations in greater depth.

1 Aviation Section, United States Army Signal Corps (1914-1918); United States Army Air Service (USAAS; 1918-1926); United States Army Air Corps (USAAC; 1926-1941); United States Army Air Forces (USAAF; 1941-1947); United States Air Force (USAF; 1947- )

2 Until 1976 the government fiscal year (FY) ran 1 July --30 June. Thus FY1941 ran 1 July 1940 through 30 June 1941.
Provenance:
Dept. of the Air Force, Transfer, unknown, XXXX-0461.
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:
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft history cards  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Microfilms
Citation:
United States Air Force Aircraft History Cards Microfilm, Acc. XXXX-0461, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0461
See more items in:
United States Air Force Aircraft History Cards Microfilm
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0461
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