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Presentation of Painting to Aerospace Art Hall

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
July 21, 1972
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-7034]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386442

Five Millionth Visitor to National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Challinor, David  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1976
December 30, 1976
Topic:
Museum visitors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [76-19388-05]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397418

Portrait of Melvin B. Zisfein at Desk

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1975
December 22, 1975
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [76-83-09]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397975

20 Millionth Visitor at National Air and Space Museum

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Challinor, David  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Rinehart, Katherine  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1978
July 9, 1978
Topic:
Museum visitors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [78-9463-07]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398046

Ceremony for Presentation of Outstanding Award Medal to Paul E. Garber

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Brooks, Robert A (Robert Angus) 1920-1976  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Challinor, David  Search this
Doyle, Vincent J  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
February 6, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-1107]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_394825

Frank Nelson Doubleday Lecture Series Featuring Arthur C. Clarke

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004  Search this
Brooks, Robert A (Robert Angus) 1920-1976  Search this
Bedini, Silvio A  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Powers, Peter G  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Doubleday & Company, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
March 15, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-2117]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395073

Presentation of Experimentarium to Museum Advisory Board of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
March 3, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-2792]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395082

Preview Opening of "World War I Aviation" Exhibit

Creator:
Harrell, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Curtis, Edward Peck 1897-1987  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
March 29, 1972
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-3823]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390161

National Air and Space Museum Groundbreaking Luncheon

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Burger, Warren E. 1907-1995  Search this
Randolph, Jennings 1902-1998  Search this
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Challinor, David  Search this
Brown, John Nicholas 1900-1979  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
November 20, 1972
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-10569]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386184

National Air and Space Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony

Creator:
Krantz, Victor  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Burger, Warren E. 1907-1995  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Fulbright, J. William (James William) 1905-1995  Search this
Randolph, Jennings 1902-1998  Search this
Goldwater, Barry M (Barry Morris) 1909-1998  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States Air Force Band  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
November 20, 1972
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-10570]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386185

Presentation of B-25 Bomber Model

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
August 16, 1972
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-8116]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386493

Tour for Russian Dignitary

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
October 17, 1972
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-9664]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386567

Presentation of Mohawk Airlines Uniforms to NASM

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Casey, Louis S  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mohawk Airlines  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
February 18, 1972
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-2486]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_387005

Folder 39 Zisfein, Melvin B. Includes photograph.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 420, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Biographical Files
See more items in:
Biographical Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0420-refd1e2640

Melvin B. Zisfein Papers

Creator::
Zisfein, Melvin B.  Search this
Extent:
3.43 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Manuscripts
Place:
Fort Gordon (Ga.)
Date:
1947-1995 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
Included in this collection are articles, reports, notebooks, photographs, slides, and certificates and awards. There is very little personal correspondence, but papers written by Zisfein contained in this collection seem to represent some of his major writings. Of special note are 15 notebooks kept by Zisfein at NASM, which contain notes concerning exhibition concepts, planning, budgets, and schedules; museum policy, meetings, and agendas; and other professional activities. Also of note are a large number of photographic slides which depict the new NASM building and exhibition installations. Zisfein organized the slides into nine books, but books four to seven are missing from this accession.
Historical Note:
Melvin B. Zisfein (1926-1995) received Aeronautical Engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., 1948; M.S., 1948). He worked at various companies as a designer and aerodynamicist from 1948 to 1953, including Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. He joined Bell Aircraft Corporation in 1953 as the Chief of the Dynamics Department. In 1960 Zisfein became General Manager of the Astromechanics Research Division of Giannini Controls Corporation until 1966, when he became Associate Director of the Franklin Institute Research Laboratories. From 1971 to 1982 he was at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) as Deputy Director (1971-1982) and also as Acting Director (1978), where he was instrumental in the planning, construction and design of the new NASM building which opened in 1976. In 1982 Zisfein became the first Director of the Army Discovery Center at the National Science Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia. He retired in 1988 but continued to teach as Adjunct Professor at Augusta College (Georgia) until 1990.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Aerospace engineers  Search this
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-002, Melvin B. Zisfein Papers
Identifier:
Accession 96-002
See more items in:
Melvin B. Zisfein Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa96-002

Melvin B. Zisfein Papers

Creator::
Zisfein, Melvin B.  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Artifacts
Date:
circa 1944-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of an addition to the papers of Melvin B. Zisfein. It includes grades, diplomas, photographs, articles, speeches, reports, and correspondence.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Aerospace engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Artifacts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-150, Melvin B. Zisfein Papers
Identifier:
Accession 96-150
See more items in:
Melvin B. Zisfein Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa96-150

Zisfein, Melvin B.

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref76075

Zisfein, Melvin B.

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer CZ, Folder 640000-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref76076

Zisfein, Melvin B.

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer CZ, Folder 640000-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref76079

Correspondence, 1912-2017

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Boyne, Walter J. 1929-  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Harwit, Martin 1931-  Search this
Lopez, Donald S. 1923-2008  Search this
Tyler, James C. 1935-  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Hinners, Noel W  Search this
Hopkins, Philip S  Search this
Johnston, S. Paul (Samuel Paul) 1899-  Search this
Engen, Donald Davenport 1924-1999  Search this
Dailey, John R  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
27.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
7 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Clippings
Brochures
Date:
1912
1912-2017
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00106
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Correspondence 1912-2017 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219530

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