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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
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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
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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

Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation audiovisual records

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibitions  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Linear feet
2 sound recordings (2 audio cassette sound recordings)
2 Video recordings (2 VHS 1/2" video recordings)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
circa 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 collection contains the audiovisual materials created when the exhibit was borrowed and adapted for exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum.
Related Archival Materials note:
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.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
African American air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Collection Citation:
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-016, Series ACMA AV03-016
See more items in:
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-016-ref694

Basil Lee Rowe Collection

Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Names:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
West Indian Aerial Express  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Extent:
5.35 Cubic feet (5 document boxes, 4 flat boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Logs (records)
Scrapbooks
Publications
Date:
1917-1973
bulk 1930-1968
Summary:
Basil Lee Rowe (1896-1973) enjoyed a long and successful career in aviation, initially as a military exhibition pilot, barnstormer, air racer, charter operator, flight instructor, aircraft salesman, and rumrunner, before moving to the West Indies to start an airline, the short-lived West Indian Aerial Express, bought out by Pan American Airways in 1928. Rowe became a pioneering senior pilot for Pan Am, flying with them for 28 years before his retirement in 1956. This collection includes scrapbooks, photo albums, memorabilia, and first day covers, in addition to the draft manuscript for Rowe's 1956 autobiography, Under My Wings.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of Rowe's pilot's log books covering his career from 1927 to 1956, assorted periodicals, cartoons featuring Rowe, scrapbooks and photo albums assembled by Rowe (featuring newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera), several draft manuscripts of Rowe's 1956 autobiography Under My Wings, and first day air mail postal covers collected by Rowe.
Arrangement:
Materials in this collection are grouped into series by format. See individual series Scope and Content notes for details on arrangement within that series. Note that with the exception of the chronologically arranged flight log books, Rowe did not appear to organize his materials in any particular order.
Biographical / Historical:
Basil Lee Rowe, born February 10, 1896, grew up in the small town of Shandaken, New York, in the Catskill Mountains. He began his flying career in 1914 as an apprentice to aviator Turk Adams after seeing Adams fly at a local county fair. Impatient to become a military pilot, Rowe arranged to join the Royal Canadian Air Force, but was sidelined by a ruptured appendix before he could get to Canada. By the time Rowe had recovered, the United States had entered World War I and Rowe was able to join the Aviation Section of the U. S. Army Signal Corps; he was sent to Texas. During the Third Liberty Loan drive, Rowe was assigned to a group of fliers who were to give exhibition flights; after his discharge, he used his savings to buy a used Avro biplane and barnstormed around the East Central United States, using Hadley Field (New Brunswick, New Jersey) as his home field. Rowe soon bought a second aircraft, hired pilot William S. "Bill" Wade, and moved his base of operations to the Aeromarine Base at Keyport, near Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Rowe prospered through the early 1920s, and his troupe the "Rowe Fliers" (including at various times wingwalkers Bill Stacy and Marguerite L. "Peggy" Roome) toured the eastern US giving exhibition flights and passenger rides. In the winter, Rowe moved his operation to Florida, and, with a rebuilt Curtiss Seagull, ferried passengers eager to escape Prohibition from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas--with a bit of rumrunning on the side. Back in New Jersey, Rowe formed the Chamberlin-Rowe Aircraft Corporation with fellow aviator Clarence Chamberlin to buy and resell Army surplus aircraft; the short-lived business went bust in 1924 when the government finished selling off its aircraft. Rowe, a talented racing pilot, kept busy from 1924 through 1926 on the racing circuit, winning numerous prizes.

By the end of 1926, at the age of thirty, Rowe felt that he had reached a turning point in his life. Dismayed by the increase in US government regulation of aviation, Rowe moved his operations to the West Indies, settling in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. With Bill Wade, Rowe rapidly established a business flying charters around the country, with flights to neighboring Haiti and Puerto Rico. In June 1927, with financial backing provided by sugar industry businessmen and the government of the Dominican Republic, Rowe founded West Indian Aerial Express (abbreviated variously as WIAE or WIAX) to provide airline service between Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, hoping to be well positioned to bid on future US foreign air mail routes. With this in mind, Rowe returned to the Unites States and purchased a Fairchild FC-2W floatplane (christened "La Niña") and a larger Keystone K-47 Pathfinder trimotor (the former "American Legion," r/n NX179, rebuilt by the Keystone factory following a crash in April 1927 and rechristened as "Santa Maria"). To his dismay, Rowe was forced to acquired a US transport pilot license in order to be allowed to fly the "Santa Maria" back to Santo Domingo; he hired Canadian pilot Cy Caldwell to ferry "La Niña." On the way south in mid October 1927, Rowe found himself and his two aircraft in Florida just as Pan American Airways (PAA), which had been successful in obtaining a temporary contract to deliver mail from the US to Cuba, found itself without any aircraft able to fly out of their Key West, Florida, field to fulfill the contract before it expired. PAA struck a deal with Rowe to lease "La Niña" (piloted by Caldwell) to fly the first Pan American Airways flight on October 19, 1927.

With its two new aircraft, West Indian Aerial Express started regularly scheduled twice-weekly flights on December 1, 1927, between Cuba, Haiti, Santo Domingo, and Puerto Rico, later extending the routes to St. Thomas and St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. On June 30, 1928, WIAX filed a bid with the US government for air mail service on the route from Key West to Puerto Rico, but was outmanuevered by the more politically-savvy Pan American Airways which won the contract. A final crippling blow was dealt to WIAX in September 1928 when a severe hurricane hit their base in San Juan, Puerto Rico, destroying "La Niña" and two older Waco biplanes. Rowe made his last flight in the "Santa Maria" on September 20, 1928, before turning the aircraft over to Pan American. On October 16, 1928, PAA purchased WIAX, with Rowe becoming PAA's senior pilot.

During his first ten years with Pan Am, Rowe flew a record number of hours and surveyed most of the new air routes through the Caribbean to Central and South America, several times flying with Charles Lindbergh. When the US entered World War II, Rowe was assigned to Pan Am's Africa and Orient Division to serve with the US Army Air Forces Air Transport Command on their supply route across the South Atlantic and Africa to India and China (the "Cannonball Run"). His wife, Florence May Sharp, whom Rowe had married in 1930, served as an aircraft spotter during the war. During the Korean Conflict, Rowe was once again pressed into service, and was transferred to Pan Am's Pacific Division to fly transpacific supply routes and medical evacuation flights. May's early death in 1943 left Rowe a widower at his retirement from Pan Am in 1956. At their Coral Gables, Florida, home he wrote his autobiography, Under My Wings (The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., New York, 1956) and remained active as a tennis instructor until his death on October 28, 1973.
Related Materials:
See related collection Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, NASM.XXXX.0487.

Basil Lee Rowe air racing medals in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum collection:

Medal, 1926 National Air Races [Winner, Relay Race], A19690242000.

Medal, 1926 National Air Races [Winner, Relay Race], A19690243000.

Medal, Aviation [Dayton Air Race], A19690244000.

Medal, Third Annual Dayton Air Race Winner, A19690245000.

Medal, 1926 National Air Races [2nd Place, Free-For-All Race, 510 cu. in. Class], A19690246000.

Medal, 1926 National Air Races [Winner, First Elimination, 500 cu. in. Class], A19690247000.

Basil Lee Rowe air racing trophies in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum collection:

Trophy, Allen W. Hinkle, Basil L. Rowe, A19690238000 [Allen W. Hinkle Trophy for Two, Three, and Four Place Airplanes, 1924]

Trophy, Glenn H. Curtiss, Basil L. Rowe, A19690239000 [The Glenn H. Curtiss Trophy for Two Seater Low Horsepower Airplane, National Air Races, Mitchel Field L. I., 1925]

Plaque, B.B.T. Corporation, National Air Races 1926, A19690240000 [B.B.T. Corporation of America Relay Race for Commercial Planes won by Basil L. Rowe, Charles S. Jones, A. H. Kreider]

Plaque, 1926 National Air Races, Benjamin Franklin Trophy, A19690241000 [Benjamin Franklin Trophy donated by Joseph A. Steinmetz, Relay Race for Commercial Planes won by Basil L. Rowe, Charles S. Jones, A. H. Kreider]
Provenance:
Basil Lee Rowe, gift, 1969; United States Air Force Museum, transfer, 1973; NASM.XXXX.0019
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, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Logs (records)
Scrapbooks
Publications
Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0019, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0019
See more items in:
Basil Lee Rowe Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0019
Online Media:

United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985 Research Materials

Topic:
United States Women in Aviation, 1940-1985
Creator:
Douglas, Deborah G.  Search this
Names:
Carl, Ann  Search this
Felker, Toby  Search this
Fitzroy, Nancy  Search this
Hoffman, Margaret  Search this
Howard, Jean Ross  Search this
Hubert, Beth  Search this
Pateman, Yvonne C.  Search this
Rassmussen, Janet  Search this
Rippelmeyer, Lynn  Search this
Silitch, Mary F.  Search this
Extent:
2.57 Cubic feet (2 record center boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiocassettes
Transcripts
Reports
Notes
Articles
Newspapers
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1944-1994
bulk [ca. 1940s, 1980s]
Summary:
United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985, by Deborah G. Douglas, was published in 1991 as part of the Smithsonian Institution Press series on women in the aviation industry. This collection consists of a variety of different types of material compiled during the author's research for the book.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a variety of different types of material compiled during the author's research for the book. Included are: various types of correspondence; photographs; newspapers and other publications; photocopies of book chapters and magazine and newspaper articles; working notes belonging to the author; reports (official and personal); interview transcripts; and approximately 600 bibliographic note cards. Also included are 10 cassettes containing interviews with the following aviators: Ann Carl, Toby Felker, Nancy Fitzroy, Margaret Hoffman, Jean Ross Howard, Lt. Beth Hubert, Lt. Col. Yvonne C. Pateman, Janet Rassmussen, Lynn Rippelmeyer, and Mary F. Silitch.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects. In addition, images of some material in the collection have been excluded from online display due to possible copyright restrictions.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged by topic/subject.
Biographical / Historical:
United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985, by Deborah G. Douglas, was published in 1991 as part of the Smithsonian Institution Press series on women in the aviation industry. The publication documents the stories of women involved in all aspects of aviation during this time period, from pilots and engineers, to aircraft industry personnel and flight attendants.
Provenance:
Deborah G. Douglas, Gift, 1995, NASM.1995.0062
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:
Flight attendants  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiocassettes
Transcripts
Reports
Notes
Articles
Newspapers
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985 Research Materials, NASM.1995.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0062
See more items in:
United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985 Research Materials
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0062
Online Media:

Thaddeus Lowe

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe, 1832 - 1913  Search this
Medium:
Quarter plate tintype on sheet iron
Dimensions:
Plate (sight): 8.1 x 10.6cm (3 3/16 x 4 3/16")
Case: 9.2 x 11.7cm (3 5/8 x 4 5/8")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Virginia
Date:
1862
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Architecture\Building\Tent  Search this
Equipment\Optical Devices\Telescope  Search this
Exterior\Military Camp  Search this
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Equestrian Gear\Saddle  Search this
Cased object  Search this
Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe: Male  Search this
Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.97.121
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4aea648bc-79d8-42d6-b53f-876d368817ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.97.121

Ted and Cecil "Teddy" Kenyon Collection

Creator:
Kenyon, Cecil (Teddy), 1905-1985  Search this
Names:
Colonial Airlines  Search this
Grumman Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
United States. Civil Air Patrol  Search this
Gillies, Betty  Search this
Gillies, Bud  Search this
Kenyon, Cecil (Teddy), 1905-1985  Search this
Kenyon, Ted  Search this
Extent:
1.29 Cubic feet ((1 shoebox) (11 film cans))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Color slides
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
[ca. 1930s-1970s]
bulk [ca. 1940s-1960s]
Summary:
This collection consists of both color and black and white images of Ted and Teddy Kenyon and their aviation careers. There are also a number of images of Bud and Betty Gillies. This collection also contains eleven 16mm films of Teddy Kenyon.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of both color and black and white images of Ted and Teddy Kenyon and their aviation careers. There are also a number of images of Bud and Betty Gillies. This collection also contains eleven 16mm films of Teddy Kenyon.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
The Ted and Cecil "Teddy" Kenyon Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Cecil (Teddy) Kenyon (1905-1985) was taught to fly by her husband, Ted Kenyon, a pilot for Colonial Airlines, in 1929. Teddy received her pilot license after 10 hours of instruction. After receiving her license, Teddy became a charter member of the "99s" and in 1933 she won the National Sportswomen Flying Championship at Roosevelt Field, New York. During the late 1930s Teddy flew for the Civil Air Patrol, and became a test pilot for Grumman during World War II. In her position at Grumman she had opportunity to fly the following types of Grumman aircraft as they came off the production line: F4F Wildcats; F6F Hellcats; and TBF Avengers. Teddy received her helicopter license in 1960 and remained an active pilot well into her seventies.
Provenance:
Donald W. MacGlashan, gift, 1999, 1999-0013, 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
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Test pilots  Search this
Grumman Aircraft Family  Search this
Women test pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Color slides
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Ted and Cecil "Teddy" Kenyon Collection, Acc. NASM.1999.0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0013
See more items in:
Ted and Cecil "Teddy" Kenyon Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0013
Online Media:

Walter Wellman

Artist:
Elsa Kramer  Search this
Sitter:
Walter Wellman, 1858 - 1934  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal
Dimensions:
Frame: 43.2 × 35.6cm (17 × 14")
Image: 35.6 × 27.9cm (14 × 11")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
20th Century
Topic:
Walter Wellman: Male  Search this
Walter Wellman: Literature\Writer  Search this
Walter Wellman: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Walter Wellman: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
CT990120
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d5e17f8e-ca04-43cb-8084-1c786679c013
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_CT990120

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Pierpont Langley, 22 Aug 1834 - 27 Feb 1906  Search this
Medium:
Platinum print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 20.1 × 14.3 cm (7 15/16 × 5 5/8")
Mount: 32 × 25 cm (12 5/8 × 9 13/16")
Mat: 55.9 × 40.7 cm (22 × 16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1900
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry  Search this
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Glove\Gloves  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Chain  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Costume\Academic cap and gown  Search this
Costume\Robe  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Male  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Physicist  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Secretary  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.78.118
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.78.118

Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe, 1832 - 1913  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
67cm x 55cm (26 3/8" x 21 5/8"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1890-1900
Topic:
Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe: Male  Search this
Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Pasadena Historical Society
Website: www.pasadenahistory.org/
Object number:
CA160010
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4883c4e69-2703-4702-9bee-21faa8b59b25
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_CA160010

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Artist:
R. Shulgold, 1875 - 1975?  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Pierpont Langley, 22 Aug 1834 - 27 Feb 1906  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
121.4cm x 90cm (47 13/16" x 35 7/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
1926
Topic:
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Male  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Physicist  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Secretary  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Website: www.hswp.org/
Website: https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/
Object number:
323.DUP1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a4787a96-67dd-4c2d-b578-b3bbc0e63b57
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_323.DUP1

Prof. T.S.C. Lowe

Artist:
H. Charles McBarron, 20th Century  Search this
Sitter:
Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe, 1832 - 1913  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on illustratin board
Dimensions:
38.1cm x 28cm (15" x 11"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1965
Topic:
Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe: Male  Search this
Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
293134/74712M
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41f01ccfb-7225-4e97-9aab-dd8e90201fe2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_293134_74712M

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Artist:
Robert Gordon Hardie, 1854 - 1904  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Pierpont Langley, 22 Aug 1834 - 27 Feb 1906  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76.2cm x 63.5cm (30" x 25"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1893
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Male  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Physicist  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Secretary  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Object number:
S/NPG.79.65
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45334c597-6aab-4189-91b2-5d74520650b5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.79.65

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Artist:
Seymour Smith, 1855 - 1955?  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Pierpont Langley, 22 Aug 1834 - 27 Feb 1906  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Dimensions:
40.5cm x 30cm (15 15/16" x 11 13/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1885-1906
Topic:
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Male  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Physicist  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Secretary  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Website: www.nhm.org/
Object number:
CA170052
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e2a666c5-3592-434b-bdb4-f6af4385fb8f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_CA170052

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Pierpont Langley, 22 Aug 1834 - 27 Feb 1906  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 18 x 15.1 cm (7 1/16 x 5 15/16")
Mount: 26.6 × 20.4 cm (10 1/2 × 8 1/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1895
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Interior\Studio\Photography  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Male  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Physicist  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Secretary  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.78.180
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4faafc969-7034-44c4-8b2a-ac09395d6a24
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.180

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Artist:
F. Carl Smith, 1868 - 1955  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Pierpont Langley, 22 Aug 1834 - 27 Feb 1906  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
59.5cm x 49cm (23 7/16" x 19 5/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1885-1906
Topic:
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Male  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Physicist  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Secretary  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Website: www.nhm.org/
Object number:
A.6916.56-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm439059955-34e5-4faf-aa6f-5439394073e7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_A.6916.56-1

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Artist:
Lazar Raditz, 1887 - c. 1958  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Pierpont Langley, 22 Aug 1834 - 27 Feb 1906  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76.2cm x 63.5cm (30" x 25"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1914
Topic:
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Male  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Physicist  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Secretary  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: American Philosophical Society
Website: www.amphilsoc.org/
Object number:
58.P.13
Restrictions & Rights:
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a606de32-5bad-4734-b6db-ebe660501a92
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_58.P.13

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Artist:
Mary De Leftwich Dodge  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Pierpont Langley, 22 Aug 1834 - 27 Feb 1906  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 78.7cm x 63.5cm (31" x 25"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Place:
Italia\Lazio\Roma\Rome
Date:
1875-1925
Topic:
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Male  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Physicist  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Secretary  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Object number:
1924.7.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm487da2897-f38f-42e8-b1ff-ba932ec5006c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1924.7.4

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Artist:
Joseph Anthony Atchison, 1895 - 1967  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Pierpont Langley, 22 Aug 1834 - 27 Feb 1906  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
45cm x 22.9cm x 20.3cm (17 11/16" x 9" x 8"), Accurate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1956
Topic:
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Male  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Physicist  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Secretary  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Cosmos Club
Website: https://www.cosmosclub.org/
Object number:
DC040010
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4645c8c28-3e6c-47db-8fde-27eb959f6bc3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DC040010

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