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Thomas Taylor Neill Collection

Creator:
Neill, Thomas Taylor, 1903-1988  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
United States. National Bureau of Standards. Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory  Search this
Neill, Thomas Taylor, 1903-1988  Search this
Extent:
17.25 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes) (15 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Financial records
Photographs
Drawings
Logs (records)
Manuscripts
Publications
Reports
Date:
1926-1972
bulk 1938-1943
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the research material that Neill used in compiling his book. The material consists of correspondence and reports dealing with inspection, specifications, and performance tests of automobile and aircraft engines and fuels from 1926 to 1944. There are also reports, articles, and log books of specific engine types, both aeronautical and automotive, collected from all over the world, as well as a rough manuscript copy of Neill's book.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Taylor Neill (1903-1988) was an aeropropulsion engineer and author. Following the completion of his degrees at Catholic University of America (BS.ME 1925) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS 1926) he went to work in the Aircraft Engine Research lab at the United States National Bureau of Standard (engineer 1926-39). He served as an ignition engineer for the Army Air Corps in Dayton, OH (1939-42). He then spent nearly twenty years in research for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (Assistant to the Director of Research 1942-58) and its successor the National Aeronautics and Administration (NASA; Chief of Research Administration Division, Office of Advanced Research Programs 1958-61; Chief of Research and Technical Reports, Office of Advance Research and Technology, 1961-70). Following his retirement from NASA, Neill worked as a consultant to the National Air and Space Museum (1971- ) where he began compiling a book on aviation engines in the inter-war period.
General:
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Provenance:
Thomas Neill, transfer, unknown, XXXX-0181, 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:
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft engines  Search this
Airplanes -- Rocket engines  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes -- Jet propulsion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Financial records
Photographs
Drawings
Logs (records)
Manuscripts
Publications
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0181
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0181

Lovell Lawrence, Jr. Collection

Creator:
Lawrence, Lovell, Jr., 1915-1971  Search this
Names:
American Rocket Society  Search this
Chrysler Corporation. Missile Division  Search this
Reaction Motors, Inc.  Search this
Lawrence, Lovell, Jr., 1915-1971  Search this
Extent:
3.27 Cubic Feet ((3 records center boxes))
3.12 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Financial records
Date:
1943-1953
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of this collection consists of documents relating to Lawrence's work at RMI, including technical reports and administrative papers, as well as personal and business correspondence. The collection also includes some material on ARS and Lawrence's Chrysler years.
Biographical / Historical:
Lovell Lawrence, Jr. (1915-1971) was an amateur rocket experimenter in the 1930s under the American Rocket Society, of which he became president in 1946. He worked as assistant to the chief engineer of IBM from 1933 until 1941, when he joined with John Shesta, James Wyld, and Hugh Franklin Pierce to form Reaction Motors, Inc. (RMI), the first US rocket propulsion company, with Lawrence as president. Lawrence left RMI in 1951 over the gradual loss of administrative and technical authority. In 1953 he joined Chrysler's Missile Division as manager of power plant design. By 1956 he was director of the Redstone project. He went on to Chrysler's Advanced Project organization, first as chief engineer (1959), then as director (1961). In 1964 he became chief research engineer for Chrysler.
General:
Other materials: turbo supercharger (held by National Air and Space Museum, Aeronautics Division, acc. 1973-132)
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Provenance:
Mrs. Lovell Lawrence, Jr., gift, 1972, XXXX-0010, 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
Airplanes -- Rocket engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Financial records
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0010
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0010

George Paul Sutton Collection

Creator:
Sutton, George Paul, 1920-  Search this
Names:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  Search this
North American Aviation, Inc.. Rocketdyne Division  Search this
Sutton, George Paul, 1920-  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Drawings
Articles
Publications
Correspondence
Date:
1945-1958
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains numerous articles and papers on rocketry, as well as drawings and photographs of rockets and rocket systems. The material was collected by Sutton in the course of this work.
Biographical / Historical:
George Paul Sutton (1920- ) was an aerospace engineer and manager. He received degrees from Los Angeles City College (AA, 1940) and the California Institute of Technology (BS, 1942; MS (ME), 1943) before going to work as a development engineer for the Rocketdyne Division of North American Aviation [now Rockwell International]. He remained at Rocketdyne into the late 1960s, while also sitting as Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at MIT (1958-59) and serving as Chief Scientist, Advanced Research Projects Agency and Division Director, Institute of Defense Analysis for the Department of Defense (1959-60). Following his work at Rocketdyne he joined the technical staff at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
General:
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Provenance:
No donor information, gift, unknown, XXXX-0009, 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:
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Rocket engines  Search this
Aerospace engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Drawings
Articles
Publications
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0009
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0009

Helmut von Zborowski Photo Album

Creator:
von Zborowski, Helmut Philip  Search this
Names:
Bayerische Motoren Werke  Search this
Bureau Technique Zborowski  Search this
Societe d'Etudes de la Propulsion par Reaction (SEPR)  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Photographs
Albums
Date:
1939-1960
Scope and Contents:
This album 10 x 7 inches and contains 88 original photographs, taken from 1939 to 1960, of many of Zborowski's rocket, jet and coleopter projects, as well as 6 printed drawings.
Biographical / Historical:
Helmut Philip von Zborowski was a significant figure in early rocket and jet engine development. A contemporary of Werner von Braun, Zborowski worked on rocket and jet development for BMW during World War II, afterwards going to France and serving as a research engineer for the Société d'Etudes de la Propulsion par Réaction (SEPR). Zborowski later founded his own company, Bureau Technique Zborowski.
General:
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Provenance:
Stefan and Sylvia Eihhorn, Purchase, 2001, 2001-0060, 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:
Coanda effect  Search this
Vertically rising aircraft  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Research  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Rocket engines  Search this
Airplanes -- Jet propulsion  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Albums
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0060
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0060

V-2 Power Plant and Rocket Engine Drawings

Names:
Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic Feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Blueprints
Date:
1943-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of engineering drawings for the V-2. The material consists of a complete set of production blueprints for the V-2 rocket powerplant and directly related accessories. The drawings are identified as 'Engineering Records File Copy' (in English).
Biographical / Historical:
The V-2 was a short-range ballistic missile designed by Germany for use against Southern England in 1944-45. The missile carried a 2000 lb. (910 kg) conventional warhead at supersonic speeds. The vehicle was fueled with sufficient alcohol and liquid oxygen for c.65 seconds of powered flight, giving a maximum range, including unpowered ballistic trajectory, of c.220 miles (352 km). A number of V-2s were captured intact by the Allies and used for rocketry experiments in the late 1940s. In addition, the V-2 design team, headed by Werner on Braun, was captured by the United States Army and returned to the United States, where it formed the core of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency and National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch vehicle design teams.
General:
Access note: Only eight of the drawings have been translated.
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Provenance:
NASM SS&E, Transfer, 1987, 1987-0089, not 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:
Ballistic missiles  Search this
V-2 rocket  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Blueprints
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0089
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V-2 Power Plant and Rocket Engine Drawings
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0089

Robert H. Goddard papers, 1921-1943

Author:
Goddard, Robert Hutchings 1882-1945  Search this
Binder:
J.S. Wesby & Sons DSI  Search this
Subject:
Goddard, Robert Hutchings 1882-1945  Search this
Clark University (Worcester, Mass.)  Search this
Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
United States Navy  Search this
Physical description:
23 v. (4 shelf feet) : ill., ports., plans, photographs ; 28 cm
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Blueprints
Books
Calculations
Clippings
Charts
Drafts (documents)
Drawings
Graphs
Notes
Notebooks
Patents
Photograph album
Photographs
Technical reports
Typescripts
Place:
United States
Fort Devens (Mass.)
Roswell (N.M.)
Date:
1921
1921-1943
Topic:
Airplanes--Assisted takeoff--Research  Search this
Airplanes--Assisted takeoff--Technological innovations  Search this
Astronautics--Research  Search this
Astronautics--Technological innovations  Search this
Combustion chambers--Research  Search this
Flight control--Experiments  Search this
Flight control--Research  Search this
Flight testing  Search this
Fuel--Technological innovations  Search this
Gyroscopes--Technological innovations  Search this
Jet propulsion--Research  Search this
Liquid propellants--Research  Search this
Liquid propellants--Technological innovations  Search this
Liquid propellant rockets--Research  Search this
Propellants--Research  Search this
Propulsion systems--Research  Search this
Rocketry--Technological innovations  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Control systems--Technological innovations  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Experiments  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Fuel--Research  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Models  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Research  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Testing  Search this
Science  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Science  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
TL781.85.G57 A1 1921
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_993684

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