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Aviation Technical Manuals Collection [Varsogea]

Extent:
1.81 Cubic Feet ((3 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Date:
bulk 1969-1979
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 1.8 cubic feet of technical manuals collected by Captain Cornell Aurell Varsogea, USAF , on the following aircraft: Lockheed C-130 Hercules, McDonnell F-4 Phantom II, Martin (Glenn L.) B-57 Canberra Family, Republic F-105 Thunderchief, Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter, and Boeing KC-135.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Cornell Aurell Varsogea, USAF (1947-1985), was a navigator and weapon systems officer. Captain Varsogea was with the 17th Wild Weasel Squadron from 1972-1973, flying Republic F-105 Thunderchiefs in Vietnam; he was with the Roving Ravens, 467th where he flew Martin (Glen L.) EB-57 Canberras, he also flew Lockheed C-130 Hercules with the Reserve unit and from 1977 until his death in 1985 he flew McDonnell F-4 Phantoms with the 191st Fighter Interceptor Group of the Michigan Air National Guard.
Provenance:
Charles Varsogea, 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
Lockheed C-130 Hercules Family  Search this
McDonnell F-4 (F4H) Phantom II Family  Search this
Republic F-105 Thunderchief Family  Search this
Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter  Search this
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker  Search this
Martin (Glenn L.) B-57 Canberra Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Aviation Technical Manuals Collection [Varsogea], Accession 2012-0029, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2012.0029
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2012-0029

Edwin M. Janeczek World War II Photographs

Creator:
Janeczek, Edwin.  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Date:
bulk 1940s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of ninety-nine black and white prints (with 32 corresponding negatives), most of Piper L-4 and L-5 Grasshoppers, but also including shots of Martin (Glenn L.) B-26 Marauder (Model 179). This collection also contains Janeczek's Maintenance Inspection Record and related documentation for his work on Boeing B-17Gs, and the July 15, 1942 technical manual, "Aircraft Induction, Fuel and Oil Systems, TM 1-407."
Biographical / Historical:
Edwin M. Janeczek was in the 23rd Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron, attached to the 9th Air Force. Janeczek was responsible for the maintenance of the United States Army Air Forces' Piper L-4 and L-5 Grasshoppers used as liaison aircraft during the Ardennes Campaign / Battle of the Bulge.
Provenance:
Michael Janeczek, Gift, 2009
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  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Martin (Glenn L.) B-26 Marauder (Model 179)  Search this
Piper L-4 Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Edwin M. Janeczek World War II Photographs, Accession 2010-0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2010.0002
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2010-0002

American Helicopter Society Collection

Creator:
American Helicopter Society  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic Feet ((7 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Copy negatives
Motion pictures (visual works)
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Technical reports
Date:
bulk 1905-1990
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 333 copy negatives, 51 motion picture films, and publications, including manuals, reports, studies, thesis, and lectures, all relating to the various aspects of helicopters. The 333 copy negatives are from the following work: Rotary-Wing Aircraft Handbooks and History, a series of 18 Volumes, edited by E. K. Liberatore, Prewitt Aircraft Co. This work was prepared for the Wright Air Development Center, Air Research and Development Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, circa 1954..
Biographical / Historical:
Started in 1943, the American Helicopter Society (AHS) is an international technical society for engineers, scientists and others working on vertical flight technology.
Provenance:
AHS International / M. E. Flater, Gift, 2003
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
Helicopters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy negatives
Motion pictures (visual works)
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Technical reports
Citation:
American Helicopter Society Collection, Accession 2003-0040, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2003.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2003-0040

William P. Johnson Lunar Module Collection

Creator:
Johnson, William P, 1931-2002  Search this
Names:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Extent:
3.43 Cubic Feet ((3 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Black-and-white photographs
Color slides
Publications
Date:
bulk 1960s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following types of material documenting William Johnson's work on the Lunar Module: color snapshots, black and white photography, decals and patches, color slides, newspaper and magazine articles, manuals and reports, Grumman Plane News, posters, drawings of the control panel, press releases, and pamphlets.
Biographical / Historical:
William P. "Swede" Johnson (1931-2002) was born in Evanston, Illinois. After high school, Johnson joined the United States Navy and became an Aviation Structural Mechanic from December 1950 until September 1954. Johnson then worked at Grumman Aerospace Corporation in Bethpage, New York, on several Lunar Modules for the Apollo Space program and later lectured about the space program for Grumman. He owned and flew an experimental aircraft.
Provenance:
Charlotte Bennardo, Gift, 2004
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Manned space flight  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Apollo Lunar Module  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Black-and-white photographs
Color slides
Publications
Citation:
William P. Johnson Lunar Module Collection, Accession number 2005-0003, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0003
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0003

Bell Helicopter Model 47 Manuals and Photographs

Extent:
0.36 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1948 - 1989
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of several manuals: Bell Helicopter Illustrated Parts Breakdown, Model 47 Series Helicopter, 30 September 1953; Bell Maintenance and Overhaul Instructions, Introduction, 30 July 1953; Bell Model 47 Service Instruction Index, 1 July 1984; Pump End Assembly and Pump / Motor Assembly drawings; and Bell Service Instructions for Model 47, dated 1948 to 1989. Also included are two oversized black and white images of the National Air and Space Museum specimen Bell 47B.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1946, the Bell Model 47 became the first civil helicopter in the world to gain commercial certification. Its marked stability led to its wide acceptance for a myriad of uses, including mail service and passenger transport.
Provenance:
Mike Irwin, Gift, 2005
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
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Topic:
Helicopters  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Bell 47  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Photographs
Citation:
Bell Helicopter Model 47 Manuals and Photographs, Accession number 2005-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0025
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0025

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy Review Papers

Creator:
Lockheed Missiles and Space Company  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Cubic Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Technical drawings
Date:
bulk 1972-1973
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of review papers of the C-5 Galaxy originally belonging to G.F. Purkey, a member of the review team. Included here are the team review memos of the fuselage, wing, landing gear, pylon, empennage, and general airframe. Also included are the policies and procedures for the review team as well as team review sheets for each aforementioned portion of the C-5 Galaxy.
Biographical / Historical:
The first flight of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy was on June 30, 1968. Since then this enormous aircraft has aided the United States Air Force by transporting bulky combat equipment and other cargo. Its immense payload capabilities make the C-5 Galaxy an impressive asset. Performance concerns, however, have resulted in numerous improved models of the orginial C-5, the most recent being the C-5M. The C-5 Galaxy continues to undergo modifications through the C-5 Avionics Modernization Program.
Provenance:
Tom Moore, 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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Technical drawings
Citation:
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy Review Papers, Accession number 2006-0056, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0055
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0055

British Aerospace Avro RJ85 Avroliner (RJ) Manuals

Creator:
British Aerospace  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Posters
Date:
bulk 1994-2004
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following four manuals: "Avro RJ 85 Pilot Operating Manual," for Mesaba Airlines; "RJ Series Manufacturers Operations Manual," Volumes 1 and II; and a "CBT (Computer Based Training) Study Guide for the Avro RJ." There are also two cockpit training posters of the flight deck with Electronic Flight Instruments System (EFIS).
Biographical / Historical:
The British Aerospace Avro RJ85 Avroliner (RJ) is a four-turbofan short-range transport built by Avro International Aerospace, a division of British Aerospace Regional aircraft. The RJ85, which holds between 85 to112 passengers, was first delivered in 1993.
Provenance:
Eric Bagelmann, Gift, 2007
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
Airlines  Search this
British Aerospace Avro RJ85 Avroliner (RJ) l  Search this
Mesaba Airlines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Posters
Citation:
British Aerospace Avro RJ85 Avroliner (RJ) Manuals, Accession 2008-0001 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0001
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0001

Army-Navy Aircraft Standard Colors Books

Creator:
Joint Army-Navy Aircraft Committee  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Date:
bulk 1943-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two Army-Navy Aircraft (ANA) Standard Colors books (6.5 by 5.5 inches): Army-Navy Aircraft Camouflage Standard Colors, June 1943 -June 1944; and Army-Navy Aircraft Color Standards, March 1945.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States air forces used a variety of paint standard systems until 1943, when the Joint Aircraft Committee's Army-Navy Aircraft (ANA) color standards were accepted. This system provided a standard for all Army, Navy, and Royal Air Force aircraft produced in the United States.
Provenance:
Dana Bell, Gift, 2014
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Army-Navy Aircraft Standard Colors Books, Accession 2014-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2014.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2014-0030

Apollo 15 Lunar Module LM-10 Flight Controller Systems Handbook (Preliminary Copy)

Creator:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Technical drawings
Place:
Moon -- Exploration
Date:
bulk 1970
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one preliminary copy of the Apollo 15 Lunar Module LM-10 Flight Controller Systems Handbook, which consists mostly of tables and drawings. This preliminary copy was used in-house but is incomplete as it lacks Section 7 (EMU), Section 13 (Lunar Surface Equipment), and some of the Section 3 drawings are incomplete.
Biographical / Historical:
The Apollo Lunar Module was the lander built by Grumman Corporation for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to carry a crew of two from lunar orbit to the moon's surface and back to the Command Service Module. Six such craft successfully landed on the Moon between 1969-1972.
Provenance:
Unknown, found in backlog, Gift, 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:
Astronautics  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Lunar excursion module  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Technical drawings
Citation:
Apollo 15 Lunar Module LM-10 Flight Controller Systems Handbook (Preliminary Copy), Accession XXXX-1145, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1145
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1145

Aircraft Propulsion Collection [Mikel]

Names:
United Aircraft Corporation. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division  Search this
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company  Search this
Extent:
0.41 Cubic feet ((2 boxes and 2)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals
Photographic prints
Drawings
Brochures
Date:
bulk 1917-1985
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of manuals, reports, photographs, drawings, brochures, and other material relating to aircraft propulsion. The following companies are represented: Pratt & Whitney, Armstrong Siddeley, Bristol, Napier, Westinghouse, and Rolls Royce Engines. Besides material on engines and propellers, the collection also contains U.S. Navy Department Power Plant Memorandums and color slides of 1962 and 1964 British air shows.
Provenance:
Ulrika Mikel, Gift, 1994
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:
Propulsion systems  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Photographic prints
Drawings
Brochures
Citation:
Aircraft Propulsion Collection [Mikel], Acc. 1994-0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0018
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0018
Additional Online Media:

Aircraft Industry Materials

Names:
Convair (Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp)  Search this
Fairchild Aircraft Corp  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Grumman Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Lockheed Aircraft Corp  Search this
Republic Aviation Corporation  Search this
United Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Extent:
1.31 Cubic feet ((4 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical drawings
Technical manuals
Newsletters
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1942-1977
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 1.15 cubic feet of material relating to various aircraft companies including Fairchild Corporation; Lockheed Corporation; Grumman Corporation; Republic Aviation Corporation; United Aircraft Corporation; General Electric; and Convair. The types of material in this collection include employee newsletters; annual reports; technical manuals and reports; technical drawings; and published materials. There are also two black and white photographs in the collection, one of the Grumman G-44 (Widgeon) and one of the Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt. Other specific aircraft mentioned in the collection include the Convair 440 Metropolitan; Republic F-105 Thunderchief; Fairchild F-27 Friendship; Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II; Republic F-84 (P-84) Thunderjet; and the Lockheed L-2000 (SST Proposal).
Provenance:
Jim Iannuzzi, Gift, 2017
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
Genre/Form:
Technical drawings
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Newsletters
Photographs
Citation:
Aircraft Industry Materials, Acc. 2018-0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0023
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0023

Project FICON Collection

Creator:
United States. Air Force  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1954
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following Project FICON material: one 8 by 10 inch print of the B-36 with YRF-84F: Consolidated Vultee report, "FICON Doors, 11/1/1954;" and two Air Force manuals, "USAF Series GRB-36D-III Maintenance Instructions, 7/30/1954" and "Utility Flight Handbook for GRB-36D-III/RF-84F revised 8/27/1954."
Biographical / Historical:
During the early 1950s, the Air Force decided to conduct experiments on the feasibility of B-36s carrying fighter aircraft suspended under their bellies so that the bomber could carry the fighter longer distances to a combat zone. Upon reaching the edge of the enemy's territory, the fighter would be released to conduct reconnaissance or bombing missions on its own. The fighter could then return for hookup and the flight back to home base.
The YRF-84F "FICON" (which is a contraction of "Fighter" and "Conveyer") was redesigned from the YF-96A so that it could be carried by a B-36. As the FICON, it made its first flight on March 30, 1953. Twenty-five RF-84Fs were eventually converted to the FICON configuration and were operated by the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron. However, subsequent development of midair refueling for range extension of fighter aircraft proved so successful that experiments with parasite fighters were discontinued.
Provenance:
Willis L. Supri, Gift, 2004
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Consolidated GRB-36F (FICON/F-84F Carrier)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Photographs
Citation:
Project FICON Collection, Accession 2004-0065, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0065
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0065

American Rocket Company (AMROC) Records

Creator:
American Rocket Company (AMROC)  Search this
Extent:
2.18 Cubic Feet ((2 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Correspondence
Photographs
Financial records
Date:
bulk 1987-1995
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of AMROC's business records. Included here is information on AMROC's various hybrid rocket motor programs and models, including Aquila, Hybrid Engine Analysis and Technology (HEAT), and SET-1, as well as general information relating to hybrid rocket technology. The types of materials present here include: correspondence, articles, press releases, presentations, analyses, reports, programs, agreements, and financial data.
Biographical / Historical:
The American Rocket Company (AMROC) was established in 1985 by George Koopman with the goal of developing space exploration with hybrid rocket technology. Promoting the safety and economical aspects of hybrid motors, AMROC developed several hybrid rocket motors through various partnerships and programs. AMROC's first proposed launch, with Single Engine Test-1 (SET-1), was postponed numerous times and the eventual attempt was not successful. AMROC was eventually crushed by a combination of hardships, including financial difficulties and the sudden death of Koopman due to a car accident. Without Koopman's motivation and leadership AMROC slowly deteriorated. The company did, however, play a key role in the development of hybrid rocket motors. The innovative technology AMROC used is still being used in the development of hybrid rocket technology.
Provenance:
Scott Sacknoff, 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:
Rocketry  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Rocket engines  Search this
AMRCO Single Engine Test-1 (SET-1)  Search this
AMROC Aquila  Search this
AMROC Hybrid Engine Analysis Technology (HEAT)  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Correspondence
Photographs
Financial records
Citation:
American Rocket Company (AMROC) Records, 2006-0047, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0047
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0047

Barbara L. Clarke Collection

Creator:
Clarke, Barbara Lou.  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Publications
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This donation consists of one copy of TM 1-205, Air Navigation; one copy of Instrument Flight Part One: Basic Air Work; one copy of Instrument Flying Advanced Theory and Practice; and a scrapbook detailing Clarke's time in the Navy. The scrapbook is separated into two sections: LITIS and CNTS. The first section of the scrapbook focuses on Link Instrument Training Instructor School. Here are detailed labeled diagrams, outlines and notes, Clarke's badges, a brochure from Independence Day 1944, and seven maps of the United States Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia. The outlines and notes cover various topics including: Link trainer, Link trainer history, sensations of instrumental flight, navigation, communications, radio ranges, type E-6B Dead Reckoning Computer, instructions for the use of the Astro Compass Mark II, navigational procedures, and let-down procedure and instrument approach. The second section of the scrapbook includes information on navigation training including various diagrams, a list of definitions, and outlines and notes on the use of astrograph, navigation, ships, airplanes, and nautical data.
Biographical / Historical:
Barbara Lou Clarke was born on August 14, 1919. During World War II she joined the United States Navy where she was a Link Trainer Instructor and her rating was Sp(T)2c. Clarke later attended Boston College and the University of Southern California.
Provenance:
Candi Zizek, 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:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Navigation  Search this
Link trainers  Search this
Flight Simulation  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Publications
Citation:
Barbara L. Clarke Collection, Accession number 2006-0048, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0048
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0048

Geostar Corporation Records

Creator:
Geostar Corporation  Search this
Extent:
5.26 Cubic Feet ((5 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Press releases
Financial records
Date:
bulk 1983-1991
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Geostar's business records. Included here is information on RDSS as well as Geostar's agreements and relationships with various organizations including NASA, CAST, AMSC, QUALCOMM, and LOCSTAR. The types of materials present here include correspondence, articles, press releases, presentations, FCC filings, reports, programs, agreements, and financial data
Biographical / Historical:
Geostar Corporation began in 1983, intent on providing tracking services with Radio Determination Satellite Service (RDSS) technology. Similar to GPS, RDSS uses satellites to provide locating information. Initially a small entrepreneurial company, Geostar had large goals and high hopes for the future. From the beginning, however, Geostar faced many conflicts and problems which eventually proved to be fatal for this fledgling company. In 1985, the founder of Geostar, Dr. Gerard K. O'Neill, was diagnosed with leukemia. Following his recovery, a disagreement over proxies arose between O'Neill and his company, and a lawsuit ensued. Despite managerial and other internal conflicts, Geostar persisted. After two failed attempts to launch a satellite, Geostar faced severe financial concerns and eventually filed for bankruptcy in 1991. Geostar was a pioneer in using satellites to provide accurate tracking and locating services, and made significant contributions to the further development of this field.
Provenance:
Scott Sacknoff, Gift, 2005
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:
Artificial satellites  Search this
Radio Determination Satellite Service (RDSS) technology  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Space industrialization  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Press releases
Financial records
Citation:
Geostar Corporation Records, Accession number 2006-0049, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0049
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0049

United States Manned Space Program Manuals Collection [Donald Thompson]

Creator:
North American Rockwell Corp  Search this
Names:
Apollo Soyuz Test Project  Search this
Extent:
22 Cubic Feet ((22 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Reports
Date:
bulk 1960s-1970s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 22 cubic feet of manned space manuals from the Gemini, Apollo and Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) programs. The collection consists of reports, manuals and working papers, including mission reports, flight crew logs, and technical and crew debriefings.
Biographical / Historical:
Donald B. Thompson was employed in the Downey, California, Project Integration Office of North American Rockwell from 1962 until his retirement in 1994. As Thompson's office monitored the testing and mission activities of most boilerplate, prototype and flown spacecraft, they maintained a large collection of NASA and company documents relating to all North American contracts with NASA, especially the Apollo, Skylab and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) programs. Thompson later removed these documents from the Downey plant to preserve them for posterity as they were scheduled for destruction. The documents were later returned to North American Rockwell, where they were gone through to remove company-sensitive material and then forwarded to Johnson Space Center for further review before being donated to the National Air and Space Museum.
Provenance:
NASA, Gift, 2013
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
Space flight  Search this
Gemini Project  Search this
Apollo Project  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Reports
Citation:
United States Manned Space Program Manuals Collection [Donald Thompson] , Accession 2013-0031, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0031
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0031

Sikorsky (S-62A) HH-52A (HU2S-1G) Seaguard (USCG) Manual Collection

Creator:
United States. Coast Guard  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic Feet ((7 boxs))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Date:
bulk 1959-1982
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of twenty-four manuals relating to the Sikorsky (S-62A) HH-52A (HU2S-1G) Seaguard (USCG), including Flight, Maintenance, and Structural Repair manuals and Illustrated Parts catalogs. There is also a set of Inspection and Maintenance Work Cards for both the helicopter and engine.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1958, Sikorsky Aircraft anticipated the Coast Guard's long-standing desire for air-sea rescue capability by developing the S-62, an amphibious turbine-powered helicopter that recycled many dynamic components from the S-55, designed in the late 1940s. Ironically, the Coast Guard initially passed in favor of another design, and Sikorsky was forced to market the S-62 for airline service, for which it was not well suited. The Coast Guard eventually came around to the type and ordered 99 of them, which began entering service in 1962 as the HH-52A Seaguard. The Seaguard remained in service until 1989. The aircraft was small enough to deploy aboard cutters, and its amphibious characteristics gave it a degree of safety in over-water operations that was missing in other helicopters. Natural disasters, the emerging war on drugs, and maritime accidents ensured that HH-52 fleet had ample opportunity to demonstrate remarkable feats of heroism.
Provenance:
John Siemens, Gift, 2016
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
Sikorsky (S-62A) HH-52A (HU2S-1G) Seaguard (USCG)  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Sikorsky (S-62A) HH-52A (HU2S-1G) Seaguard (USCG) Manual Collection, Accession 2016-0026, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2016.0026
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2016-0026

"Man's Reach for the Sky" Scrapbook Collection

Creator:
Stephenson , Herbert L.  Search this
Extent:
8.06 Cubic Feet (13 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Photographic prints
Date:
1925-1968
Summary:
The "Man's Reach for the Sky" Scrapbook Collection comprises 18 volumes of aeronautical memorabilia collected by Herbert L. Stephenson from 1925 through 1968.
Scope and Contents:
The "Man's Reach for the Sky" Scrapbook Collection comprises 18 volumes of aeronautical memorabilia collected by Herbert L. Stephenson from 1925 through 1968. The first six volumes consist of photographs, articles and three-view drawings of many domestic and foreign aircraft alphabetized by manufacturer or national origin. Volumes 7-17 contain aviation items of general interest, including news clippings, magazines, and Army Air Forces technical manuals, all arranged in no discernable order. Volume 18 is the master index for the entire collection with an alphabetical listing of aircraft covered in the first six volumes and the subject listing for items covered in the remaining 11 volumes.
Arrangement:
The first six volumes of the Collection contain photographs and articles with three-view drawings of domestic and foreign aircraft, alphabetized by manufacturer or national origin. Volumes 7 through 17 contain photographs and articles relating to a wide variety of aviation topics. Original order of materials was maintained along with Mr. Stephenson's volume titles and subject headings.
Biographical / Historical:
Herbert L. Stephenson collected aeronautical memorabilia from 1925 through 1968. He compiled the materials in this collection.
General:
At the time of processing, no attempt was made to photocopy the large number of news clippings or insert interleaving paper into the scrapbooks. Due to the fragile nature of these scrapbooks, photocopying is not recommended.
Separated Materials:
In Volume 18, the researcher will find a reference entitled "Books and Pamphlets." These books were part of the collection at the time of donation; but when the Collection was processed, these items were not found with the 18 scrapbooks. It is believed that they were transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Branch of the Smithsonian Libraries, or to the NASM Archives Aircraft Technical Manuals Collection.
Provenance:
Herbert L. Stephenson, gift, unknown, XXXX-0032, 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
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Photographic prints
Citation:
"Man's Reach for the Sky" Scrapbook Collection, Acc. XXXX-0032, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0032
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"Man's Reach for the Sky" Scrapbook Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0032
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Robert Love Collection

Creator:
Love, Robert J.  Search this
Names:
Northrop Aircraft, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic Feet ((5 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Correspondence
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Date:
bulk 1947-1989
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 3 cubic feet of materials relating to Robert Love's career in aviation: both his military career, especially relating to his exploits in the Korean War; and his civilian career, most notably his time as a test pilot with Northrop and his involvement with the Reno Air Races. This collection consists of the following types of archival material: photographs, color slides, 16 mm motion pictures films, U-matic videos, technical manuals, certificates, military records, correspondence, licenses, individual flight records, Northrop publications, and interviews of Love on audio tape cassettes.
Biographical / Historical:
Major Robert J. "Bob" Love (1917-1986) had an impressive military and civilian aviation career. Born in Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, his family moved to New York when he was young. Love learned to fly in 1940 and before the United States entered World War II, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the United States joined the war, Love joined the United States Army Air Corps and flew a variety of aircraft, including Lockheed P-38s and North American P-51 Mustangs, but was kept in a training command stateside. Love represented the USAF in the 1947 and 1949 Cleveland Air Races. In the late 1940s, Love left the Air Corps to become a Commanding Officer in the Air National Guard. His unit was activated for the Korean War, and he was eventually transferred to the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, where he flew North American F-86 Sabre jets. He flew over 50 combat missions between January - March 1952 and became an ace by shooting down six MiG MiG-15 Fagots. After the Korean War, Love left the military to become a test pilot for Northrop Aircraft where he tested the Northrop F-89 Scorpion, Northrop F-20 (F-5G) Tigershark, and Northrop T-38 Talon. After his stint at Northrop, he spent time in Central America as a mercenary fighter pilot in the wars between El Salvador and Nicaragua, and later tried to establish a rubber tree plantation in Guatemala. He returned to the United States and had a career flying as an executive pilot for a number of firms, including for Golden Industries. In 1964, Love raced a Mustang in the inaugural Reno Air Races; he crossed the finish line first, but lost the championship on points based on previous heats. He continued to be active in the Reno Races and for many years was the official Reno Race Check Pilot, approving new race pilots and recently modified World War II fighter-racers. Love was also active in the western United States air show circuit where he had a featured aerobatic act flying his Mustang P-51D.
Provenance:
Ron Burda, Gift, 2013
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
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Test pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Correspondence
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Robert Love Collection, Accession 2013-0057, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0057
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0057

Albert K. McCutcheon Collection

Creator:
McCutcheon, Albert K.  Search this
Extent:
0.36 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Technical manuals
Pamphlets
Date:
bulk 1940-1949
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following technical manuals and pamphlets: Identification and Tactical Functions of Naval Vessels: Student's Workbook, November 1943; Naval Vessels: Identification and Tactical Functions, July 1943; Instrument Flying, August 1943; Pilots' Information File, November 1944; Instrument Flying: Basic and Advanced, January 1944; Aircraft Recognition Manual; German Language Guide; Pocket Guide of Uniform Insignia; Handbook for Army Air Forces Officers; Going Back to Civilian Life, August 1945; Pocket Guide to The Cities of Southern France; Digest of Civil Air Regulations for Pilots; Identification and Tactical Functions of Aircraft Germany Student's Workbook, November 1943; When You Are Overseas These Facts are Vital, July 1943; related worksheets and charts, including one for Chemical Warfare Agents. There is also a January 1945 target map of Northern Germany which shows Allied and enemy air base numbers.
Biographical / Historical:
Albert K. McCutcheon served as a fighter pilot in the 362nd Flight Group, 378th Fighter Squadron during World War II. After the war, McCutcheon was a Personnel Training Officer with the 10th Depot Group in Germany.
Provenance:
Albert K. McCutcheon, Gift, 1976
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:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Pamphlets
Citation:
Albert K. McCutcheon Collection, Accession XXXX-1121, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1121
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1121

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