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Janice Christensen Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) Collection

Creator:
Christensen, Janice  Search this
Names:
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.48 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1959
Summary:
This collection consists of material chronicling Janice Christensen's Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) service.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following items chronicling Janice Christensen's Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) service: three 8mm films; March 1948 issue of The WASP Newsletter; 318th A.A.F.F.T.D. WASP Yearbook; WASP article in Life, July 19, 1943; WASP article in Liberty January 29, 1944; June 1945 WASP Roster; RON – Wasp Cartoon Scrapbook by Alice Jean May, 1947; 1955, and 1959 Membership Directories for the Ninety-Nines, Inc.; two copies of the 43-W-5 Graduation Dance invitation; "Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Order of Fifinella" along with membership card; "Christensen's Pilots Qualifications Record, 1943-1944;" certificates of pilot and aircraft registrations, 1945 – 1949; Flight Instruction written exam results; photographs; newspaper clippings; correspondence and telegrams to Christensen relating to her WASP application and the US Civil service Commission; four aircraft Christmas cards; and one 11 by 13 inch wood scrapbook containing black and white and color snapshots of Janice Christensen and her WASP Service, including photographs of Christensen, her fellow WASPS, aircraft, and air fields.
Arrangement:
By type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
Janice Christensen  (1913 – 1965) started taking flying lessons at the Waukegan (Illinois) Airport in 1942, where she was also an original member of the Waukegan Civil Air Patrol. By March 1943, Christensen had completed 90 hours of flying time and was selected to join the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs). She left for training at Avenger Army Air Field in Sweetwater, Texas, graduating in class 43-W-5 on September 11, 1943. After graduation, Christensen was stationed at Romulus Army Air Field in Michigan until she returned to Avenger Field where she completed an advanced instrument flying course. She was then stationed at Cochran Army Air Field in Macon, Georgia, until the WASP program was disbanded in December 1944. After her WASP service, Christensen worked at the U.S. Airway Traffic Control Station in Chicago, at various weather stations in Ohio, and later worked as a laboratory and tissue technician at various hospitals. Christensen continued to be active in aviation, owning her own airplane, a single engine Taylorcraft, and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. In 1949, she joined the Air Force Reserve with the rank of 1st Lieutenant; she received an honorable discharge with the rank of Captain on November 7, 1963. Christensen died in 1965 but in 1979, under Public Law 95-202, the WASPs received veteran's status.
Provenance:
Dagmar Joyce Noll, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0050
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, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Citation:
Janice Christensen Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) Collection, NASM.2019.0050, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0050
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Janice Christensen Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0050
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Jacques Tiziou Space Collection

Names:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
146 Cubic feet (204 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Moon -- Exploration
Date:
bulk 1960s through 2010
Summary:
Jacques Tiziou (1939-2017) was a professional journalist and photographer, concentrating on aerospace topics. This collection includes materials from Tiziou's archive of historical documents, photography, and ephemera from the space program (both national and international) as well as his own photography and writings.
Scope and Contents:
Always an avid collector, Tiziou amassed an impressive archive of both historical documents and collectible memorabilia from the space program (both national and international), including over 800 cubic feet of press files, films, photography (including autographed crew photographs) and various souvenirs, from Sputnik to the US Space Shuttle Program. This archival collection consists of 146 cubic feet of materials drawn from Tiziou's original collection, including documents, ephemera, photographs, slides, and video/film, created or collected by Jacques Tiziou on space flight history. Much of the material was gathered from various sources such as NASA, but the collection also contains Tiziou's own photographs and writings.
Arrangement:
The material in the "Files" series has been removed from Tiziou's original file boxes and rehoused into new acid-free containers preserving the original order of each box's contents. The collection's boxes have been rearranged into subseries grouped by regional identity (USA, USSR, International, etc.) and then alphabetically by broad subject matter.

The "Photography" series has not yet been processed.
Biographical / Historical:
Jacques Tiziou (1939-2017) was a professional journalist and photographer, concentrating on aerospace topics. Born in Montélimar, France, he began his career while still a teen as a freelance journalist, and even before graduating in 1962 from the French engineering school Estaca he had worked for various European publications, radio, and television. Between 1965 and 1968, he was the Editor in Chief of the first Encyclopedia of Space and in 1969 he published A l'assault de la lune (A Storm of the Moon). Tiziou then moved to Florida, where he closely followed the Apollo and Skylab programs as a correspondent for Aviation Magazine, French TV channels and photo agencies, including Dalmas, Gamma, and Sygma (Corbis). While in Florida, Tiziou became friends with most American astronauts, and entertained them at his home. Tiziou was also interested in space policy affairs, and after the end of the Skylab program, he moved to Washington DC. Jacques Tiziou was awarded the Silver Feathers and Gold of the French Press, was named a correspondent for the Air and Space Academy in 1993, and was elected to the French National Academy of Air and Space in 1993.
Provenance:
Jacques-Jean Tiziou, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0078.
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, Military  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Ballistic missiles  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Space vehicles  Search this
Cold War -- 1950-1970  Search this
Apollo Project  Search this
Mercury Project  Search this
Gemini Project  Search this
Soyuz Program (Russia)  Search this
Saturn 5 Launch Vehicle  Search this
Space Shuttle Program (U.S.)  Search this
Project Vanguard  Search this
Vostok (manned satellite)  Search this
Citation:
Jacques Tiziou Space Collection, Acc. 2018.0078, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0078
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Jacques Tiziou Space Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0078

Telegraphy, aeronautics and war / by Charles Bright

Author:
Bright, Charles Sir 1863-1937  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 407 pages : folded map, portrait ; table ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Booksellers' labels (Provenance)
Date:
1918
Topic:
Telegraph  Search this
Cables, Submarine  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Telegrafi--militära aspekter  Search this
Militärväsen  Search this
Luftkrigsväsen  Search this
Call number:
UA980.B7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_104895

Techniques for data handling in tactical systems : the Avionics Panel XVth Technical Symposium, November, 1968

Author:
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development Avionics Panel  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
1968]
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military--Data processing--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
UG632.N67X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_183248

Ellington Field Albums

Names:
Ellington Field, Texas  Search this
Guynemer, Georges, 1894-1917  Search this
Extent:
0.46 Cubic feet ((2 flatboxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1917-1918
Summary:
The Ellington Field Albums Collection consists of scrapbooks of photographs taken in and around Ellington Field, Texas, during World War I. The photographs document troop training, equipment, and facilities at the field. The scrapbooks also include photographs taken at ceremonies commemorating the death of the French ace Georges Guynemer in 1917.
Scope and Contents:
The Ellington Field Albums Collection consists of scrapbooks of photographs taken in and around Ellington Field, Texas, during World War I. The photographs document troop training, equipment, and facilities at the field. The scrapbooks also include photographs taken at ceremonies commemorating the death of the French ace Georges Guynemer in 1917.

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.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
W. H. Frank, Gift, XXXX-0342.
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:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Flight training  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Ellington Field Albums Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0342, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0342
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Ellington Field Albums
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0342
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insignia

Physical Description:
metal, silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall, bag: 4 3/4 in x 3 in x 1/4 in; 12.065 cm x 7.62 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
Insignia
Other Terms:
Insignia; Army; Badge, Qualification; Aviation; Aeronaut, Military
ID Number:
AF.77939M
Catalog number:
77939M
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-1eb6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_386046
Online Media:

insignia

Physical Description:
cloth (overall material)
metallic thread (overall material)
Measurements:
overall, bag: 5 in x 3 in x 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
Insignia
Other Terms:
Insignia; Army; Badge, Qualification; Aviation; Officer; Aeronaut, Military, Junior
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
ID Number:
AF.20279
Catalog number:
20279
Accession number:
63133
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-b9f1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_386040
Online Media:

insignia

Physical Description:
cloth (overall material)
metallic thread (overall material)
Measurements:
overall, bag: 5 in x 3 in x 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
Insignia
Other Terms:
Insignia; Army; Badge, Qualification; Aviation; Officer; Aeronaut, Military
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
ID Number:
AF.20277
Catalog number:
20277
Accession number:
63133
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-b875-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_386044
Online Media:

insignia

Physical Description:
cloth (overall material)
Measurements:
insignia: 8.5 cm; 3 3/8 in
overall, bag: 5 in x 3 in x 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
Insignia
Other Terms:
Insignia; Army; Badge, Qualification; Aviation; Officer; Aeronaut, Military
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN79748W04
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-a4fc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_381645
Online Media:

insignia

Physical Description:
cloth (overall material)
Measurements:
insignia: 11 cm; 4 5/16 in
overall, bag: 4 3/4 in x 4 in x 1/4 in; 12.065 cm x 10.16 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
Insignia
Other Terms:
Insignia; Army; Badge, Qualification; Aviation; Officer; Aeronaut, Military
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN79748W05
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-a4fd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_381646
Online Media:

insignia

Physical Description:
metal, silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 cm; 3 1/8 in
Object Name:
Insignia
Other Terms:
Insignia; Army; Badge, Qualification; Aviation; Officer; Aeronaut, Military
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN79748W06
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-a4fe-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_381647

Howard Franklin Wehrle Scrapbook

Creator:
Wehrle, Howard Franklin, 1890-1964  Search this
Names:
Wehrle, Howard Franklin, 1890-1964  Search this
Extent:
0.28 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1923-1931
Summary:
The Howard Franklin Wehrle Scrapbook Collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Wehrle including newspaper articles on aviation, copies of Wehrle's 1929 column, "Flying – America's Path to Greatness," and articles detailing Wehrle's activities in the aviation industry.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Howard Franklin Wehrle, containing newspaper articles on aviation, including a Wehrle's 1929 column, "Flying – America's Path to Greatness", and other articles detailing Wehrle's activities in the aviation industry.
Arrangement:
The collection consists of one scrapbook, the pages of which were dismounted at an unknown date. The scrapbook pages have been left in their original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Howard Franklin Wehrle was born in Charleston, West Virginia on January 20, 1890. In April 1916, Wehrle entered the Curtiss Aviation School. He made his first solo flight on June 16, 1916. Wehrle served overseas as a pilot in World War I, and returned to the United States in December 1918 as a major. He was secretary of the National Aeronautic Association in 1924, and general manager of the Cessna Aircraft Company in 1929. Wehrle also wrote a newspaper column, "Flying – America's Path to Greatness." Howard Franklin Wehrle died on December 14, 1964, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Provenance:
John Ross, Gift, 2000, 2000.-0069.
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, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Cessna Aircraft Company  Search this
National Aeronautical Association (U.S.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Howard Franklin Wehrle Scrapbook, Acc. 2000.0069, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0069
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Howard Franklin Wehrle Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0069
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James W. Brody Collection

Creator:
Brody, James W.  Search this
Names:
Ellington Field, Texas  Search this
Brody, James W.  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1918-1919
Summary:
The James W. Brody Collection contains a 1918 yearbook from Ellington Field, Houston, Texas, and a scrapbook belonging to Brody which contains personal snapshots and photographs of World War I aircraft and pilots.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains a 1918 yearbook from Ellington Field, Houston, Texas and a scrapbook belonging to Brody which contains personal snapshots and photographs of World War I aircraft and pilots.

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 James W. Brody Collection is arranged in its original order.
Biographical / Historical:
James W. Brody was a private in the US Army Air Service during World War I. In 1918 he was stationed at Ellington Field, Texas and was discharged from service in 1919.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
George W. Charlton, gift, 1988, 1988-0116.
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, Military  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
James W. Brody Collection, Acc. NASM.1988.0116####, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0116
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James W. Brody Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1988-0116
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William Mitchell Trial Scrapbooks

Creator:
Webb, William  Search this
Names:
Mitchell, William, 1879-1936  Search this
Extent:
0.51 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Clippings
Date:
1925-1926
Summary:
Colonel William Lendrum "Billy" Mitchell (1879-1936) of the U.S. Army Air Service, a leading proponent of air power, was court-martialed for insubordination in October – December 1925 after publically criticizing the Navy and War Departments. This collection consists of two scrapbooks of material relating to the court-martial by William Webb, a member of Mitchell's defense team.
Scope and Contents:
This collection was created by William Webb, a member of Colonel William L. "Billy" Mitchell's the defense team for his 1925 court-martial. The collection consists of two scrapbooks containingcontain photographs of Mitchell, Mitchell's family, the defense team, and witnesses; newspaper articles on the trial; and courtroom sketches.
Arrangement:
The collection consists of one flatbox containing two scrapbooks; the contents were arranged by the donor.
Biographical / Historical:
An active participant in American military aviation since its beginnings, Colonel William L. "Billy" Mitchell (1879-1936) was closely involved in shaping air policy and air defense strategy in the 1920s. Mitchell publically criticized the Navy and War Departments in the wake of the crash of the U.S. Navy rigid airship "Shenandoah" on September 3, 1925. His actions resulted in a court-martial held from October – December 1925 for insubordination and "Conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the military service." Mitchell was found guilty and was sentenced to "Suspension from rank, command, and duty with forfeiture of all pay and allowances for five years." Mitchell resigned from the Army on February 1, 1926. He remained a public voice for air power until his death on February 19, 1936. In 2003, Congress voted to posthumously commission William L. Mitchell as a major general in the Army.
Provenance:
Mrs. William Webb, Gift, 1991, NASM.1992.0013
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:
Bombing, Aerial  Search this
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Air defenses -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Citation:
William Mitchell Trial Scrapbooks, Acc. 1992.0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1992.0013
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William Mitchell Trial Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1992-0013
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1924 World Flight Glass Slide Collection

Names:
United States. Army. Air Service  Search this
Extent:
0.58 Cubic feet (2 shoeboxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass slides
Lantern slides
Date:
1924
Summary:
Between 6 April and 28 September 1924 a flight of specially designed Douglas aircraft operated by the United States Army Air Service completed the first aerial circumnavigation of the globe. Two of the four Douglas World Cruisers completed the 27,000 mile trip in 371 hours, 11 minutes flying time. This collection of sixty-nine 3 by 4 inch glass lantern slides appears to be a prepared set chronicling the flight.
Scope and Contents:
This collection of sixty-nine 3 by 4 inch glass lantern slides appears to be a prepared set chronicling the flight of the Douglas World Cruisers and the first World Flight by the United States Army Air Corps in 1924.
Arrangement:
The lantern slides are presented in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Between 6 April and 28 September 1924 a flight of specially designed Douglas aircraft operated by the United States Army Air Service completed the first aerial circumnavigation of the globe. Two of the four Douglas World Cruisers completed the 27,000 mile trip in 371 hours, 11 minutes flying time.
Provenance:
Collections Department, NASM, Transfer, 1999, NASM.1999.0061
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, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Douglas World Cruiser (DWC)  Search this
Flights around the world  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass slides
Lantern slides -- 1900-1950
Citation:
1924 World Flight Glass Slide Collection, Acc. NASM.1999.0061, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0061
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0061
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Fokker T-2 Photograph

Names:
Kelly, Oakley G.  Search this
Macready, John  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (2 items (1 photograph, 1 letter))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
May 3, 1923
May 31, 1945
Summary:
Photograph of the U. S. Army Air Service Fokker T-2 on the ground at Rockwell Field, North Island, San Diego, California, probably on (or not long after) May 3, 1923, following the conclusion of the first non-stop transcontinental flight. Pilots Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly and Lieutenant John A. Macready had departed from Long Island, New York, the previous day. Collection also includes a letter dated May 31, 1945, from Captain A. B. Mason, San Diego County Sheriff's Office, San Diego, California, refering to the photograph.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of an 8 x 10 inch black and white photograph of the Fokker T-2 taken at North Island Naval Air Station. Accompanying the photograph is a transmittal letter dated May 31, 1945, from Captain A. B. Mason of the San Diego County sheriff's office.
Biographical / Historical:
On May 2-3, 1923, two United States Army Air Service test pilots, Lieutenants Oakley G. Kelly and John A. Macready, flew the Fokker T-2 aircraft from Long Island, New York, to San Diego, California, in the country's first nonstop transcontinental flight.
Provenance:
Mrs. Daryl Ferguson, gift, 1986, NASM.1986.0123
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:
Fokker T-2 (F.IV)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
Fokker T-2 Photograph, Acc. NASM.1986.0123, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1986.0123
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1986-0123
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John Guy Gilpatric Collection

Creator:
Gilpatric, John Guy, 1896-1950  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service. 1st Aero Squadron  Search this
Gilpatric, John Guy, 1896-1950  Search this
Extent:
2.17 Cubic feet (10 folders, 3 flatboxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1910-1950
bulk 1910-1918
Summary:
John Guy Gilpatric (1896-1950) was one of America's earliest aviators. Although not officially an Early Bird, he first learned to fly in 1912 at the age of sixteen. That same year he gained notoriety by setting a new American record when he reached an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet with a passenger on board. During his teenage years, Gilpatric gave flying lessons and flew in air exhibitions, eventually becoming employed as a test-pilot. He later worked as an aviation instructor in Toronto, Canada, teaching the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Following the United States' entry into World War I in 1917, Gilpatric enlisted in the Army Air Service as a First Lieutenant, where he was stationed overseas as Engineering Officer, First Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). The collection contains four scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, licenses and identity cards, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and periodicals, which chronicle his aviation career and military service.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains four scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and periodicals. The collection also includes Gilpatric's Aero Club of American issued pilot license and his American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) identity and pilot identity card. Correspondence includes three letters from Glenn H. Curtiss and Jimmy Doolittle. The scrapbooks contain photographs, clippings and ephemera, including the follow subjects: Gilpatric's early aviation career as both an aviator and an instructor with the Moisant Flying School, Sloane Aviation School, the Royal Canadian air cadets; early aircraft such as the Sloane Flying Boat, the Nieuport 27, Curtiss JN-2, as well as Wright, Bleriot, Farman, and Deperdussin aircraft; and early aviators Charles Niles; DeLloyd Thompson; Art Smith; Bert Acosta; Claude Grahame-White; George W. Beatty; William Knox Martin; George M. Dyott; John E. Sloane; and Robert Y. Hoshino, a Japanese aviator. One scrapbook focuses on Gilpatric's service in the AEF in World War I with photographs of zeppelins, soldiers and aviators, aerial reconnaissance photography, destroyed villages, and graves. Photographs found in the videodisc prints are most likely copied from the scrapbooks or smaller images that had been removed from albums.

Note: Where indicated, 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:
Materials were arranged by physical location.
Biographical / Historical:
John Guy Gilpatric (1896-1950) was one of America's earliest aviators. Although not officially an Early Bird, he first learned to fly in 1912 at the age of sixteen. That same year he gained notoriety by setting a new American record when he reached an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet with a passenger on board. During his teenage years, Gilpatric gave flying lessons and flew in air exhibitions, eventually becoming employed as a test-pilot. He later worked as an aviation instructor in Toronto, Canada, teaching the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Following the United States' entry into World War I in 1917, Gilpatric enlisted in the Army Air Service as a First Lieutenant, where he was stationed overseas as Engineering Officer, First Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). Upon returning to the United States in 1919, he left the world of aviation behind and worked in advertising. Gilpatric is probably best known, however, for his subsequent career as a writer, during which time he wrote the Saturday Evening Post series, "Colin Glencannon," among numerous other books and articles.
Provenance:
Unknown, gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0220
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:
Photographic reconnaissance systems  Search this
Aerial reconnaissance  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics--Canada  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
John Guy Gilpatric Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0220, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0220
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John Guy Gilpatric Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0220
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Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks

Creator:
Jerwan, Shakir S., 1881-1942  Search this
Names:
Moisant Aviation School  Search this
Moisant International Aviators, Inc.  Search this
Audemars, Edmond  Search this
Barrier, Rene  Search this
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957  Search this
Cabrera, Manuel Estrada  Search this
Carranza, Venustiano, General  Search this
Frisbie, John J.  Search this
Garros, Roland  Search this
Jerwan, Shakir S., 1881-1942  Search this
Miller, Bernetta Adams.  Search this
Moisant, Alfred, 1862-1929  Search this
Moisant, Matilde, 1887-1964  Search this
Niles, Charles  Search this
Quimby, Harriet, 1875-1912  Search this
Simon, Rene  Search this
Extent:
0.87 Cubic feet (2 boxes; 1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
1911-1919
Summary:
The Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks Collection contains material from the period 1911-1919. During this period, Jerwan was Chief Pilot at the Moisant School of Aviation, Garden City, New York, and Director of Military Aviation for the government of Guatemala.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents events in Shakir S. Jerwan's career during the period of 1911 to 1919. Scrapbook photographs (many signed) feature Jerwan's pupils and pilots at the Moisant School and of the Moisant International Aviators, including Harriet Quimby, Matilde Moisant, Bernetta Adams Miller, Roland Garros, René Barrier, René Simon and Edmond Audemars. Other photographs include John Frisbie and his man-carrying kites, Charles Niles and his Looper, and Monoplane, Jerwan's flying dog. Also included are a brochure and drawings for the Aeromotor Boat, designed by Shakir Jerwan and his brother, Fuad (Fred) Jerwan. Correspondence includes letters between Shakir Jerwan and Manuel Estrada Cabrera, president of Guatemala, and Venustiano Carranza, later president of Mexico.
Arrangement:
The collection consists of one photographic album and one scrapbook.
Biographical / Historical:
Shakir Saliba Jerwan (1881-1942), the son of a Protestant minister, was born in Beirut, Lebanon, then part of the Ottoman Empire. In 1904, Jerwan immigrated to the United States and became a citizen in 1910. In 1911, he learned to fly, earning F.A.I. license number 54. Jerwan was chief pilot for the Moisant School of Aviation, Garden City, New York from 1912 to 1914. From 1915 to 1919 he served as Director of Military Aviation in Guatemala. Jerwan returned to the United States in 1919. His later career was as a hotelier. He was a member of the Early Birds of Aviation.
Provenance:
Shakir S. Jerwan, gift, date unknown, XXXX-0231
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 -- History  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military -- Guatemala  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1910-1920  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Air pilots -- Correspondence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1910-1920
Citation:
Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks Collection, Acc. XXXX.0231, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0231
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Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0231
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records

Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Names:
Curtiss-Wright Airports Corporation  Search this
Keystone Aircraft Corp  Search this
Extent:
146 Cubic feet (228 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Drawings
Financial records
Date:
1868-1972
bulk 1925-1949
Summary:
This collection consists of the corporate records of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Included in the collection are technical and engineering reports of Curtiss-Wright Airplane Division's operations in St. Louis (Robertson), MO (1935-1945) and Buffalo, NY, (1932-1945), as well as AAS Material Division and AAF Air Technical Services Command memorandum reports collected by Curtiss-Wright's St. Louis and Buffalo technical reference libraries. The collection also contains the files of Curtiss-Wright's Patent Department, which hold records of patents filed by Curtiss-Wright and patent-infringement cases involving Curtiss-Wright. Also included in the collection are specifications issued by and photos commissioned by the Keystone Aircraft Corporation (Huff-Daland Airplanes, Inc. until March 1927), which had been acquired by Wright in 1928 along with Loening Aeronautical Engineering Corp., and formed the Keystone Division of Curtiss-Wright until 1932 when Keystone's Bristol, PA factory closed its doors. The collection also contains financial records of the Curtiss-Wright Airports Corporation, which was liquidated in 1936, as well as an extensive negative collection featuring Curtiss-Wright aircraft from the 1930s and 1940s, concentrated especially on the war years.
Scope and Contents:
The Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records collection contains approximately 146 cubic feet of material. The collection contains the following material:

Army Air Service Material Division & Army Air Force Technical Services Command Memo

Reports & Technical Reports which include testing of various Curtiss-Wright models of aircraft and/or various parts of aircraft

Technical & Engineering Reports from the St. Louis, MO plant [Robertson] & Buffalo, NY plant

Patents, Patent Dockets, Patent Serial numbers, Suits, License Agreements, Patents filed by Curtiss-Wright & Patent Infringement Cases [1800s to 1940s]

Miscellaneous Research Files

Corporate & Financial Records [1923 to 1972]

Correspondence

Blueprint Drawings

Advertisements from Newspapers & Magazines in Scrapbooks

Engine Decals

Photographs

Negatives & Glass Plates
Arrangement:
This collection was arranged into Series and Subseries:

Series I: Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records

Subseries I: Corporation Reports\Records Subseries II: Patents Subseries III: Patent Serial Numbers Subseries IV: Patent Application/Dockets Subseries V: Patent Litigation Subseries VI: Aircraft & Engine Designations arranged by Designation Subseries VII: Photographs Subseries VIII: Keystone Aircraft Corporation Subseries IX: Oversize Scrapbooks of Advertising Material, Newspaper Clippings

Series II: Technical Reports

Subseries I: Air Corps Materiel Division, Reports [ACMR] Subseries II: Buffalo Reports Subseries III: St. Louis

Series III: Glass Plates [this part of the collection has not been processed]

Series IV: 1969 Accretion - Listing of Archival Material

Series V: Master Print Books [this part of the collection has not been processed]
Historical note:
An historic event in aviation occurred on June 26, 1929 when two major aircraft companies: the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company merged with the Wright Aeronautical Corporation to form the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. After this merger, the former Wright organization took over all of the engine and propeller manufacture while Curtiss concentrated on airplanes. This merger was completed by organizing two major divisions under their original names, but under the direction of a corporate headquarters located in New York City. However, there was a recognized separation of spirit as well as specialized facilities that was never completely resolved in succeeding years. The election of former Wright personnel to key corporate positions soon led to Wright becoming the dominant division. At the height of the Lindbergh Boom during the 1920s and 1930s, the Curtiss-Wright Corporation was made up of the following identified organizations: The Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Company; The Curtiss-Caproni Corporation; The Curtiss-Robertson Airplane Manufacturing Company; The Keystone Aircraft Corporation; The Moth Aircraft Corporation; The Travel Air Manufacturing Company; The Wright Aeronautical Corporation; Curtiss-Wright Flying Service; The Curtiss-Wright Sales Corporation; The Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation. Curtiss-Wright was quickly becoming the 'General Motors of the Air' until the great depression in October 1929. Sales dropped and Curtiss-Wright was forced to close certain satellite plants and transfer some of their product lines to the St. Louis facility. It looked like even the Buffalo plants would also have to close when Curtiss-Wright received an order from Colombia, South America for Hawks and Falcons. This was the largest military order to Curtiss since the war. The Colombia sale saved the Curtiss-Wright organization at this low point in its history. This order kept the production lines going until new military and civil markets began to open up as the depression waned and the build-up for World War II began. During the U.S. military build-up prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, all existing Curtiss-Wright plants were expanded and new aircraft factories were built at Columbus, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. The dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan resulted in an unexpected early end to World War II. All of the major U.S. airplane builders including Curtiss-Wright were hit by massive contract cancellations because of the Japanese surrender. In 1946 Curtiss-Wright had only two experimental military models at hand for postwar delivery and no assurance of production orders. Curtiss-Wright was forced to shut down all airplane plants and transfer all units of the Aeroplane Division to their Columbus Plant. The eventual sale of the Airplane Division to North American included design rights to the former Curtiss-Wright airplanes. The Curtiss-Wright Airplane Division, which manufactured airframes, finally closed down in 1951.
Provenance:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation, gift, XXXX, 1969
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
Curtiss, General, Aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Curtiss-Wright aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Drawings
Financial records
Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0067
See more items in:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0067
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Couple Enjoys "Black Wings" exhibit, Anacostia Museum

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Fighter Group, 332nd  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 10.23 w x 8.153 l; Type of Image: Group, Candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States, District of Columbia, Washington
Date:
1967
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2016-011465
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14605

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