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National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives (1918-1976), 1918-1976

Creator:
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)
Subject:
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)
Aero Club of America
National Air Races
Physical description:
51.72 cubic feet (10 legal document boxes) (41 records center boxes) (23 shoeboxes)
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Records
Manuscripts
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Awards
Date:
1918
1918-1976
Notes:
The Aero Club of America, established in 1905, was reorganized in 1922 as the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The NAA was created to advance the 'art and science of aviation and related subjects and the diffusion of knowledge thereof by educational means.' The NAA has tried to meet this goal by keeping the public informed on the importance of aeronautics and space, by instituting space education programs to stimulate youth interest and by promoting and aiding competitive and sporting aeronautic events.
Summary:
This collection consists of records of the NAA. The material includes documents on programs to heighten public awareness of aviation, such as the NAA newsletter and material on special events staged by NAA; material relating to the NAA's educational programs and clubs, such as college aviation clubs; material outlining NAA's active role in supporting and promoting competitive aeronautic events. The collection also includes F.A.I. license cards, business records, minutes, and correspondence of the NAA and material on aviation awards supported or given by NAA such as the Wright and Collier Trophies.
Topic:
Aeronautics--Exhibitions
Aeronautics
Gliding and soaring
Aeronautical sports
Aeronautics--Awards
Periodicals
Local number:
XXXX-0209
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Correspondence, 1993-1995

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics
Subject:
Anderson, John David
Dietz, Thomas J. 1958-
Jakab, Peter L
Lee, Russell 1956-
Neufeld, Michael J. 1951-
Pisano, Dominick 1943-
Van der Linden, F. Robert
Alison, Thomas M
Cochrane, Dorothy
Schneide, Karl S
Spencer, Alex M
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1993
1993-1995
Summary:
These records consist of curatorial correspondence and memoranda from the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Aeronautics Department, and pertain to the history of aeronautics, NASM exhibitions, and professional activities. Department correspondents include F. Robert van der Linden, Curator; Thomas M. Alison, Curator; Alex M. Spencer, Museum Technician; Thomas J. Dietz, Assistant Curator for Model Aircraft; Dominick A. Pisano, Curator; Russell E. Lee, Curator; John David Anderson, Special Assistant for Aerodynamics; Dorothy S. Cochrane, Curator; Michael J. Neufeld, Curator; Karl Schneide, Curatorial Assistant for Flight Material; and Peter L. Jakab, Historian.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Local number:
SIA Acc. 99-084
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Memoranda 1966-1996 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Correspondence 1965-2005 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1993-1996

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics
Subject:
Crouch, Tom D
Davies, R. E. G (Ronald Edward George)
Dietz, Thomas J. 1958-
Fishbein, Samuel B
Hardesty, Von 1939-
Jakab, Peter L
Neufeld, Michael J. 1951-
Van der Linden, F. Robert
Gernstein London, Joanne M
Leyes, Richard A
Alison, Tom 1941-
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1993
1993-1996
Summary:
Includes curatorial correspondence and memoranda from the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Aeronautics Department, documenting the history of aeronautics, NASM exhibitions, and professional activities. Department correspondents include Samuel B. Fishbein, Museum Specialist; R.E.G. Davies, Curator of Air Transport; Thomas M. Alison, Curator; Joanne M. Gernstein London, Curatorial Assistant; F. Robert Van der Linden, Curator; Peter L. Jakab, Historian; Tom D. Crouch, Curator; Richard Leyes, Curator for Aero Propulsion; Thomas J. Dietz, Assistant Curator for Model Aircraft; Von Hardesty, Curator; and Michael J. Neufeld, Curator.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Local number:
SIA Acc. 00-007
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Correspondence 1965-2005 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Memoranda 1966-1996 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Exhibition Records, 1971-1974

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics
Subject:
Casey, Louis S
Mikesh, Robert C
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics
Air Traffic Control (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1971
1971-1974
Summary:
These records document Aeronautics Department curatorial research and planning for the "Air Traffic Control" Hall exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum during the early 1970s. Materials include the memoranda and correspondence of curators Robert C. Mikesh and Louis S. Casey; information pertaining to exhibition script development; photographs of early air traffic control towers and instruments; exhibition design information and blueprints; and reference material.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Local number:
SIA Acc. 99-127
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Exhibition Records 1971-2000 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1965-1986

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics
Subject:
Casey, Louis S
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992
Lopez, Donald S. 1923-2008
Newland, Kenneth E
Meyer, Robert B
Wooldridge, E. T
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics
Milestones of Flight (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
36.5 cu. ft. (73 document boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1966
1966-1986
1965-1986
Notes:
For an administrative history of the Department of Aeronautics, consult the NASM curatorial departments agency history subrecord, 1960-1991.
Summary:
The Department of Aeronautics had its origin in the Section of Aeronautics under the United States National Museum. Aeronautics remained the chief activity of the National Air Museum, created in 1946, until the space age. In 1966 Congress authorized construction of the newly-renamed National Air and Space Museum. By 1966, Paul E. Garber, who had joined the staff in 1919 and been assistant curator for Aeronautics since 1933, held the title of Assistant Director for Education and Information. Aeronautics was divided into three sections: Flight Craft, Flight Propulsion, and Flight Materiel, headed by curators Louis S. Casey, Kenneth E. Newland, and Robert B. Meyer, respectively. In 1971, Director Michael Collins named Donald S. Lopez Assistant Director for Aeronautics. In 1980 his title was changed to Chairman, Aeronautics Department. Lopez served as Chairman until 1983 when he became Deputy Director of the museum and Edmund T. Wooldridge, Jr., became chairman, serving until 1986. These records consist of the correspondence files of the Aeronautics Department, 1966-1986, arranged alphabetically. They document the day-to-day concerns with exhibitions, loans, and research through a period which included planning for the new museum, moving, installation of many major exhibition halls, and the emergence of NASM as the most popular museum in the world. Also included are internal memoranda, the Milestones of Flight First Day Cover series, files of correspondence with artists and modelers, and a few subject files.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Local number:
SIA RU000330
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Program Files 1964-1994 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics]
Correspondence 1965-2005 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Memoranda 1966-1996 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1997-1999

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division
Subject:
Alison, Tom
Cochrane, Dorothy
Crouch, Tom D
Davies, R. E. G (Ronald Edward George)
Hardesty, Von 1939-
Jakab, Peter L
Lee, Russell 1956-
Neufeld, Michael J. 1951-
Pisano, Dominick 1943-
Van der Linden, F. Robert
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1997
1997-1999
Summary:
Consists of records documenting the history of aeronautics, NASM exhibitions, and professional activities of the curators. Correspondents include Tom D. Crouch, Chairman; Tom Alison, Curator; Dorothy Cochrane, Curator; R. E. G. Davies, Curator of Air Transport; Von Hardesty, Curator of Soviet Aviation; Peter L. Jakab, Curator; Russell Lee, Curator; Michael J. Neufeld, Curator; Dominick Pisano, Curator of the Social Impact of Flight; and F. Robert Van der Linden, Curator of Air Transport. Materials include correspondence and memoranda.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Museum curators
Local number:
SIA Acc. 03-077
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Correspondence 1965-2005 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Museums, Smithsonian Institution, Exhibits, Arts and Industry (A&I), Aeronautical Propulsion (1966); Propulsion, Engines. [photograph]

Photographer:
National Air Museum
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1966
Summary:
Baseline view of Aeronautical Propulsion exhibit, National Air Museum, Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building (A&I), Washington, D.C., 1966. Napier Nomad, English, 1953 [Napier Nomad Model E. 145 Horizontally-Opposed Diesel Engine (A19640017000)].
Topic:
Aeronautics
Propulsion systems
Museums
Local number:
NASM-A-2498
Restrictions:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Museums, Smithsonian Institution, Exhibits, Arts and Industry (A&I), Aeronautical Propulsion (1966); Propulsion, Engines. [photograph]

Photographer:
National Air Museum
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1966
Summary:
Baseline view of Aeronautical Propulsion exhibit, National Air Museum, Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building (A&I), Washington, D.C., 1966. Display of (left to right) Fixed-Pitch Propeller, Adjustable-Pitch Propeller, and Controllable-Pitch Propeller.
Topic:
Aeronautics
Propulsion systems
Museums
Local number:
NASM-A-2498-A
Restrictions:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Museums, Smithsonian Institution, Exhibits, Arts and Industry (A&I), Aeronautical Propulsion (1966); Propulsion, Engines. [photograph]

Photographer:
National Air Museum
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1966
Summary:
Baseline view of Aeronautical Propulsion exhibit, National Air Museum, Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building (A&I), Washington, D.C., 1966. Left to right: Packard (Rolls-Royce) Merlin, U.S., 1944; Constant-Speed Propeller, Aeroprop, 1940s (Gift of Aeroproducts Division, General Motors Corp.); unidentified V-12 engine.
Topic:
Aeronautics
Propulsion systems
Museums
Local number:
NASM-A-2498-B
Restrictions:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Museums, Smithsonian Institution, Exhibits, Arts and Industry (A&I), Aeronautical Propulsion (1966); Propulsion, Engines. [photograph]

Photographer:
National Air Museum
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1966
Summary:
Baseline view of Aeronautical Propulsion exhibit, National Air Museum, Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building (A&I), Washington, D.C., 1966. Clockwise from left front: Whittle Turbojet, English, 1944 [Power Jets (Whittle) W1X Turbojet engine (A19500082000)]; Westinghouse Turbojet, 1946 [Westinghouse J32-WE-2 (9.5A) Turbojet Engine, Cutaway (A19500103000)]; Pratt & Whitney Turbojet, U.S., 1949 [X-176, J-57 (JT3 8/10)]; General Electric Turbojet, U.S., 1944 [GE J31 Turbojet Engine, Cutaway (A19520085000)].
Topic:
Aeronautics
Propulsion systems
Museums
Local number:
NASM-A-2498-C
Restrictions:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Museums, Smithsonian Institution, Exhibits, Arts and Industry (A&I), Aeronautical Propulsion (1966); Propulsion, Engines. [photograph]

Photographer:
National Air Museum
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1966
Summary:
Baseline view of Aeronautical Propulsion exhibit, National Air Museum, Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building (A&I), Washington, D.C., 1966. Left to right: Pratt & Whitney Turbojet, U.S., 1949 [X-176, J-57 (JT3 8/10)]; Westinghouse Turbojet, 1946 [Westinghouse J32-WE-2 (9.5A) Turbojet Engine, Cutaway (A19500103000)]; General Electric Turbojet, U.S., 1944 [GE J31 Turbojet Engine, Cutaway (A19520085000)]; Whittle Turbojet, English, 1944 [Power Jets (Whittle) W1X Turbojet engine (A19500082000)].
Topic:
Aeronautics
Propulsion systems
Museums
Local number:
NASM-A-2498-D
Restrictions:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Exhibition Records, 1971-1988

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility
Air Traffic Control (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)
Air Transportation (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Exhibition Flight (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
General Aviation (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Golden Age of Flight (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Model Airplanes for Fun (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Sea-Air Operations (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Treasures from the Smithsonian Institution at the Royal Scottish Museum (Exhibition) (1984: Edinburgh, Scotland)
United States Customs Service Air Interdiction Program (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.)
Vertical Flight (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
World War I Aviation (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
World War II Aviation (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1971
1971-1988
Summary:
This accession documents exhibitions created by the Aeronautics Division for the opening of the National Air and Space Museum in 1976 as well as updates, revisions, and new exhibitions in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This accession also documents exhibitions at the smaller museum located at the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility during the same time period. Exhibitions documented include "Golden Age of Flight," "Air Transportation," "Treasures from the Smithsonian Institution at the Royal Scottish Museum," "General Aviation," "United States Customs Service Air Interdiction Program," "Sea-Air Operations," "World War I Aviation," "World War II Aviation," "Exhibition Flight," "Model Airplanes for Fun," "Air Traffic Control," and "Vertical Flight." Materials include scripts, label texts, images, correspondence, research, indices, object information, and related materials.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Exhibitions
Museum exhibits
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-141
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Exhibition Records 1971-2000 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Chairman's Records, c. 1965, 1970-1989

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics
Subject:
Pisano, Dominick 1943-
Hardesty, Von 1939-
Wooldridge, E. T
Lopez, Donald S. 1923-2008
Crouch, Tom D
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Books
Date:
1965
1965-1989
c 1965, 1970-1989
Summary:
These records primarily document the activities of the Assistant Director, Chairman, and Acting Chairman, Department of Aeronautics, National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Records were created by Donald S. Lopez, Assistant Director, 1971-1980; Chairman, 1980-1983; E. T. Wooldridge, Chairman, 1983-1986; Von D. Hardesty, Acting Chairman, 1986, and Chairman, 1986-1988; and Dominick A. Pisano, Acting Chairman, 1989. Additional records include the correspondence of Thomas D. Crouch, Curator; Chairman's reports; Exhibits Committee meetings; departmental budget and planning information; information on the NASM Dulles airport project; and the like. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, committee reports and minutes, budget information, planning documents, and collections management records.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Local number:
SIA Acc. 99-081
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Chairperson's Records 1965, 1970-1998 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Civil Aeronautics Conference Wright Airplane first day cover

Scott Catalogue USA 649Scott Catalogue USA 650
Medium:
paper; ink ( ) /
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 1/2 x 6 in. (8.89 x 15.24 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Date:
December 12, 1928
Description:
First day cover for the International Civil Aeronautics conference, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 13, 14, 1928. cancelled: conference stamp and "Washington DC, Dec 12, 9am, 1928"
Topic:
National Stamp Collection
Object number:
0.260305.174.68.4
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum

Pin, Lapel, National Aeronautic Association, Glenn L. Martin

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Enamel
Dimensions:
3-D: 0.8 × 1.4cm (5/16 × 9/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
Enamel brass National Aeronautic Association lapel pin; gold engraved eagle on blue enameled background; "NAA" in red enamel lettering; clutch pin back.
Long Description:
Born in Macksburg, Iowa on January 17, 1886, Glenn L. Martin grew to become a pioneer aviator and aircraft manufacturer. Before the age of ten, Martin had already flown, built and sold box kites. In Santa Ana, California he rented an abandoned church in order to construct a biplane which he flew for the first time in August 1909. That same year, he established the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company and operated it out of the church. Martin taught himself how to fly and eventually received his Federal Aeronautique Internationale Aviator's Certificate on August 9, 1911. He toured the country in flying exhibitions and became famous as a barnstormer. Martin expanded upon his fame when he made the first extended over-ocean flight on May 10, 1912. He flew from Newport Bay, California to Catalina Island, a total of nearly 70 miles. In early 1913, with a bomb-sight of his own design, Martin made the first bombing test from an aircraft. He later invented a parachute that opened automatically. Martin continued to accomplish many firsts and established or broke numerous records during his diverse flying career. For example, he was one of the first to deliver mail, to deliver newspapers, to take motion pictures while in flight and to drop advertising flyers and coupons on an audience.
Martin's company flourished and had to be moved to Los Angeles, California in 1912 in order to accommodate the orders. In 1917, a short-lived partnership with the Wright Brothers produced the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation, but in the same year, Martin reestablished his own company and moved it to Cleveland, Ohio. In 1929, because of higher demands and lack of sufficient space, Martin moved his company once again, but this time to Middle River, Maryland.
Before 1913, the company manufactured sport and recreational aircraft, but that changed when the government ordered the Model TT, the Army's first training aircraft. From that moment on, the company became one the premier suppliers of military aircraft, especially for use in World War II. The first of the well known Martin Bombers, MB-1, was completed in 1918. Martin received the Collier Trophy from Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 for the introduction of the B-10 Bomber. He continued to receive various medals and awards such as the Daniel Guggenheim Medal in 1940, the Officer of the French National Order of the Legion of Honor in 1949 and the Boys' Club of America Service to Boys Award in 1951. Martin belonged to a large number of clubs and organizations including the Early Birds, the Wings Club, the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America and was president of the Institute of Aeronautical Science in 1936.
Martin remained president of his company for over 40 years, but died in 1955. His company went through a merger in 1961 with American-Marietta Corporation and to form Martin Marietta Corp. In 1995, a similar merger occurred with Lockheed Corp. which created Lockheed Martin Corp.
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Della Martin
Inventory Number:
A19590118001
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum

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Exhibition Records, c. 1972-1985

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics
Subject:
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
National Air and Space Museum Building (Washington, D.C.)
Aerobatic Champions (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Air Traffic Control (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)
Air Transportation (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Balloons and Airships (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Exhibition Flight (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
General Aviation (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Milestones of Flight (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Sea-Air Operations (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
World War I Aviation (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
World War II Aviation (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1972
1972-1985
c 1972-1985
Summary:
This accession consists of photographs of object and exhibition preparation and installation at the Arts and Industries Building and the National Air and Space Museum Building as well as a few events. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Exhibition Flight," "Air Transportation," "General Aviation," "Air Traffic Control," "World War I Aviation," "World War II Aviation," "Sea-Air Operations," "Milestones of Flight," "Aerobatic Champions," and "Balloons and Airships." Materials include black and white photographic prints as well as a few color and black and white transparencies and negatives and photocopies of photographs.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Exhibitions
Special events
Museum exhibits
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-184
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Exhibition Records 1971-2000 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

2c Civil Aeronautics Conference Wright Airplane right plate block of six

Scott Catalogue USA 649
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Medium:
paper; ink (carmine rose)/ engraving; gum
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 x 3 3/4 in. (7.62 x 9.53 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1928
Description:
Block of 6 stamps; plate number 19709
Topic:
National Stamp Collection
Object number:
2005.2004.1269.1-6
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum

5c Civil Aeronautics Conference Globe and Airplane left plate block of six

Scott Catalogue USA 650
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Medium:
paper; ink (blue)/ engraving; gum
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 x 3 3/4 in. (7.62 x 9.53 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1928
Description:
Block of 6 stamps; plate number 19660
Topic:
National Stamp Collection
Object number:
2005.2004.1270.1-6
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum

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Rapport officiel sur la première exposition internationale de locomotion aérienne / organisée par l'Association des Industriels de la locomotion aérienne au Grand-Palais (Octobre 1909)

Author:
Exposition internationale de l'aéronautique (1st : 1909 : Paris, France)
Association des industriels de la locomotion aérienne
Subject:
Exposition internationale de locomotion (1st : 1909 : Paris)
Physical description:
127, [1] p. : ill. ; 33 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1910
Notes:
"Imprimerie Paul Dupont ... Paris"--P. [1] at end.
Topic:
Aeronautics
Call number:
TL506.F8 E96 1910
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Subject Files, circa 1960-1986

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Space Science and Exploration
Subject:
Hallion, Richard
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-
Hanle, Paul A
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Space Science and Exploration
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Astronautics
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Physical description:
22.5 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1960
1960-1986
circa 1960-1986
Notes:
For an administrative history of the Department of Astronautics, the predecessor to the Department of Space Science and Exploration, consult the NASM curtorial departments agency history subrecord, 1960-1991.
Summary:
In 1980, Frederick C. Durant left the Smithsonian to pursue other interests. The Department of Astronautics was renamed the Department of Space Science and Exploration, and Paul A. Hanle became Acting Chairman. Hanle served as Chairman, 1981-1985, when David H. DeVorkin became Chairman, serving through 1986. These records consist of administrative files from the Department of Astronautics and the Department of Space Science and Exploration. Included are correspondence, budget materials, exhibit scripts, annual reports, files of former Curator Richard P. Hallion, correspondence of Durant concerning the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and administrative files of David DeVorkin as Chairman.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Local number:
SIA RU000348
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Subject Files 1960-2014 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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