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National Air Museum Establishment Correspondence

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Creator:
Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950  Search this
Names:
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet ((4 folders))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Publications
Date:
1932-1946
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 'Report on the Status of Aircraft Museums, 1932,' and correspondence (mostly copies) sent to General Henry 'Hap' Arnold discussing the establishment of a National Air Museum (1945-1946).
Biographical / Historical:
The third Secretary of the Smithsonian, Samuel Langley, held a strong interest in aeronautics, astrophysics and astronomy. It is not surprising then that during Langley's 1887-1906 tenure the Institution began a concentrated effort to start collecting material on these subjects. The growing aviation collection was housed in different locations within the Smithsonian complex until 1946, when The National Air Museum (NAM) was created as a separate bureau of the Smithsonian Institution by Act of Congress, Public Law 722. Twenty years later the Museum's name was changed to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) to reflect the need to document space topics.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, gift, unknown, XXXX-0379, 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:
Military museums  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0379
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0379