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Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum--Exhibitions  Search this
Extent:
2 sound recordings (audio cassette)
1 Linear foot ((1 box))
0.05 Linear feet
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Brochures
Exhibit scripts
Date:
c. 1983
Scope and Contents note:
In the 1980s, the National Air and Space Museum created an exhibit, with a correlating text called Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation. The exhibit and book were dedicated to the American Black Aviator, who has anonymously played a historic role in shaping the growth of modern aviation. Black Wings encompasses the men and women who had to overcome enormous social pressures in order to gain the right to pursue the dream of flight in both military and civilian circles. This show was exhibited at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from April 01, 1984 to August 05, 1984.

These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, administrative records, brochures, education packages, and design layouts.
Local Call Number(s):
ACMA 03-016
Other Archival Materials:
This collection relates to the Black Wings Exhibit and Book Collection housed at National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
The Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Brochures
Exhibit scripts
Citation:
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-016
See more items in:
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-016

Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation Narration

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
4 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1984
Scope and Contents:
The narrator provides history of black men and women in aviation.
Narration or voice over with music. Part of Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation Audiovisual Records. Consistent beeps throughout several of the recordings. Some of the recordings contain some of the same content. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition, Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation, profiled the men and women who had to overcome enormous social pressures in order to gain the right to pursue the dream of flight in both military and civilian circles. The exhibition, originally created and displayed at the National Air and Space Museum, was dedicated to the American Black Aviator, who has anonymously played a historic role in shaping the growth of modern aviation. See an expanded version of the exhibition circulated by SITES, including among its additional artifacts photo murals and audio-visual programs, and the flight suit worn by black astronaut Guion Bluford during preparations for his 1983 space shuttle flight. The SITES exhibition is divided into four parts: Headwinds, the black pioneers of World War I and the early 1920s; Flight Lines, the changing role of blacks in the 1930s and '40s; Wings for War, black involvement in World War II; and Era of Change, their breakthroughs in commercial aviation after World War II. The collection, Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation Audiovisual Records, contains the audiovisual materials created when the exhibit was borrowed and adapted for exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from April 1, 1984 - August 5, 1984.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003453-2

ACMA AV003455

ACMA AV003507
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
African American air pilots  Search this
African American women air pilots  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Citation:
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation Narration, Exhibition Records AV03-016, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-016, Item ACMA AV003453-1
See more items in:
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-016: Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-016-ref505

Short Films on Aviation and Space Flight

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
United States. Air Force  Search this
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (VHS)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1984
Scope and Contents:
Several short films about Black aviation history, Blacks in the Air Force, aerial combat, Tuskegee Airmen, and World War II; and one short film about Robert Goddard and interplanetary space travel. Titles transcribed from physical asset include 'Blacks in Aviation,' 'Blackwings,' and 'Father of Space Age: Robert Goddard.'
Short films. Related to the exhibition 'Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation Audiovisual Records.' Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition, Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation, profiled the men and women who had to overcome enormous social pressures in order to gain the right to pursue the dream of flight in both military and civilian circles. The exhibition, originally created and displayed at the National Air and Space Museum, was dedicated to the American Black Aviator, who has anonymously played a historic role in shaping the growth of modern aviation. See an expanded version of the exhibition circulated by SITES, including among its additional artifacts photo murals and audio-visual programs, and the flight suit worn by black astronaut Guion Bluford during preparations for his 1983 space shuttle flight. The SITES exhibition is divided into four parts: Headwinds, the black pioneers of World War I and the early 1920s; Flight Lines, the changing role of blacks in the 1930s and '40s; Wings for War, black involvement in World War II; and Era of Change, their breakthroughs in commercial aviation after World War II. The collection, Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation Audiovisual Records, contains the audiovisual materials created when the exhibit was borrowed and adapted for exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from April 1, 1984 - August 5, 1984.
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
African American air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Short Films on Aviation and Space Flight, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-016, Item ACMA AV002043
See more items in:
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-016: Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-016-ref506

NASM Historical Files

Creator::
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1978-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of photographs of National Air and Space Museum (NASM) facilities, office spaces, and exhibitions, including the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility. Materials include prints and contact sheets.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-034, National Air and Space Museum, NASM Historical Files
Identifier:
Accession 19-034
See more items in:
NASM Historical Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-034

Installation of V-2 Missile at National Air and Space Museum

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1976
May 28, 1976
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
V-2 rocket  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [76-7009-02 ]
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_396592

Richard Marshall and Glenn Sweeting Adjust Mannequins for Exhibition at NASM

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Marshall, Richard  Search this
Sweeting, C. G  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1976
April 1976
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Mannequins (Figures)  Search this
Museum manikins  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [76-6195-07 ]
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_396638

Douglas World Cruiser "Chicago" Restoration at Silver Hill Facility by Walter R. Roderick

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
Roderick, Walter R  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Silver Hill Facility  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1972
1972-1973
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Douglas airplanes  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [73-2973-07A]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Public Domain
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396088

Douglas World Cruiser "Chicago" Restoration at Silver Hill Facility by Walter R. Roderick

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Silver Hill Facility  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1972
1972-1973
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Douglas airplanes  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Roderick, Walter R  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [73-2972-19]
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_396087

Douglas World Cruiser "Chicago" Restoration at Silver Hill Facility by Walter R. Roderick

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
Roderick, Walter R  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Silver Hill Facility  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1972
1972-1973
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Douglas airplanes  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [73-2974-28A]
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_396089

Portrait of Richard Hallion at Desk

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Hallion, Richard 1948-  Search this
Portraits  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1975
July 15, 1975
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [75-7105-11]
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_396557

National Air and Space Museum Staff on Hike at Old Rag Mountain

Creator:
Hall, Eileen  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Skyline Drive (Va.)
Date:
1976
March 1976
Topic:
Hiking  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [94-13187]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396590

Installation of V-2 Missile at National Air and Space Museum

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1976
June 1, 1976
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
V-2 rocket  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [76-7010-16A]
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_396591

Installation of Balloon "The America" at National Air and Space Museum

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1976
May 21-26, 1976
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Ballooning  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [76-6944-28]
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_396595

Installation of V-2 Missile at National Air and Space Museum

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1976
June 1, 1976
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
V-2 rocket  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [76-7010-04A]
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_396605

Richard Marshall and Glenn Sweeting Install Mannequins for Exhibition at NASM

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Sweeting, C. G  Search this
Marshall, Richard  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1976
May 13, 1976
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Mannequins (Figures)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Museum manikins  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [76-6725-26A]
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_396641

Portrait of Catherine Scott, Librarian for National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Catherine D  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:
1977
December 29, 1977
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Librarians  Search this
Libraries  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [77-15638-21A]
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_397997

Meeting of Jet Engine Pioneers Sir Frank Whittle and Hans J. Pabst von Ohain

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Whittle, Frank 1907-1996  Search this
Ohain, Hans von 1911-1998  Search this
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Casey, Louis S  Search this
Meyer, Robert  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cellulose acetate; 35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1974
October 24, 1974
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [74-11297]
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_398088

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

NASM Historical Research Center in Arts and Industries Building

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Robert 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:
4 x 5;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
October 1, 1971
Topic:
Research libraries  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [71-1348]
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_394883

NASM Historical Research Center in Arts and Industries Building

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Robert 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:
4 x 5;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
October 1, 1971
Topic:
Research libraries  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [71-1349]
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_394884

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