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Peenemünde Interviews Project

Topic:
Peenemunde Interviews Project (NASM)
Creator:
Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-  Search this
Names:
Peenemunde Research and Development Station  Search this
Dahm, Werner  Search this
Danneberg, Konrad  Search this
Haeussermann, Walter  Search this
Heimberg, Karl  Search this
Hoelzer, Helmut  Search this
Mueller, Fritz  Search this
Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-  Search this
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989  Search this
Rees, Eberhard  Search this
Reisig, Gerhard  Search this
Rudolph, Arthur  Search this
Tessman, Bernhard  Search this
Wiesman, Walter  Search this
von Tiesenhausen, Georg  Search this
Extent:
2.51 Cubic feet (4 records center boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Oral history
Date:
1985-1990
Summary:
This collection consists of the oral history recordings and transcripts for the Peenemünde Interviews Project, which examined the development of the German Peenemünde complex from the early 1930s through World War II.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 39 hours of interviews with 13 individuals (in both audio cassette and transcript formats).
Arrangement:
The Peenemünde Interviews Project is arranged alphabetically by interviewee. Boxes 1, 2 and 3 contain the interviews on cassette tapes; box 4 contains the edited transcripts of the audio.
Historical note:
The collection consists of the oral history recordings and transcripts for the Peenemünde Interviews Project, which examined the development of the German Peenemünde complex from the early 1930s through World War II. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for this project was Michael Neufeld and the following individuals were interviewed: Werner Dahm; Konrad Danneberg; Walter Haeussermann; Karl Heimberg; Helmut Hoelzer; Fritz Mueller; Herman Oberth; Eberhard Rees (with Mrs. Rees); Gerhard Reisig; Arthur Rudolph; Bernhard Tessman (with Karl Heimburg); Georg von Tiesenhausen; and Walter Wiesman.
Provenance:
Space History, NASM, Transfer, 1999, 1999-0038, Varies
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:
V-1 rocket  Search this
V-2 rocket  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes -- Germany  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Airplanes -- Rocket engines  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Oral history
Citation:
Peenemünde Interviews Project, Acc. 1999.0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0038
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Peenemünde Interviews Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0038
Online Media:

Peenemunde Document Collection

Creator:
Peenemunde Research and Development Station  Search this
Names:
Peenemunde Research and Development Station  Search this
Dornberger, Walter, 1895-  Search this
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989  Search this
Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Telegrams
Reports
Memoranda
Date:
1941-1944
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Peenemunde documents, including the following: memorandums, correspondence, telegrams, and reports. These documents are in German, and some of the documents have signatures of General Dornberger, Wernher von Braun, and Hermann Oberth. This collection also contains a few translated documents from the Wright Field Collection.
Biographical / Historical:
The Peenemunde Research and Development Station, Germany, was established in the mid-1930s. By the late 1930s, the research station was dedicated to the study and development of rocket driven projectiles, notably the V-2. Peenemunde was also the location of the V-1 test flying program and the test site for several other secret projects including the Messerschmitt 163 rocket-propelled aircraft.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Various sources, gift/transfer, 1994, 1991-0083, 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:
V-2 rocket  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
V-1 rocket  Search this
Messerschmitt 163 Komet (Comet) Family  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Airplanes -- Rocket engines  Search this
Airplanes -- Germany  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Telegrams
Reports
Memoranda
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0083
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0083

Thomas Taylor Neill Collection

Creator:
Neill, Thomas Taylor, 1903-1988  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
United States. National Bureau of Standards. Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory  Search this
Neill, Thomas Taylor, 1903-1988  Search this
Extent:
17.25 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes) (15 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Financial records
Photographs
Drawings
Logs (records)
Manuscripts
Publications
Reports
Date:
1926-1972
bulk 1938-1943
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the research material that Neill used in compiling his book. The material consists of correspondence and reports dealing with inspection, specifications, and performance tests of automobile and aircraft engines and fuels from 1926 to 1944. There are also reports, articles, and log books of specific engine types, both aeronautical and automotive, collected from all over the world, as well as a rough manuscript copy of Neill's book.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Taylor Neill (1903-1988) was an aeropropulsion engineer and author. Following the completion of his degrees at Catholic University of America (BS.ME 1925) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS 1926) he went to work in the Aircraft Engine Research lab at the United States National Bureau of Standard (engineer 1926-39). He served as an ignition engineer for the Army Air Corps in Dayton, OH (1939-42). He then spent nearly twenty years in research for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (Assistant to the Director of Research 1942-58) and its successor the National Aeronautics and Administration (NASA; Chief of Research Administration Division, Office of Advanced Research Programs 1958-61; Chief of Research and Technical Reports, Office of Advance Research and Technology, 1961-70). Following his retirement from NASA, Neill worked as a consultant to the National Air and Space Museum (1971- ) where he began compiling a book on aviation engines in the inter-war period.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Thomas Neill, transfer, unknown, XXXX-0181, 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:
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft engines  Search this
Airplanes -- Rocket engines  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes -- Jet propulsion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Financial records
Photographs
Drawings
Logs (records)
Manuscripts
Publications
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0181
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0181

Robert B. Meyer Jr. Papers

Creator:
Meyer, Robert B.  Search this
Names:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics  Search this
Meyer, Robert B.  Search this
Extent:
22.45 Cubic Feet ((19 records center boxes) (2 flatboxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Photographs
Publications
Date:
1898-1980
bulk 1963-1980
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Meyer's research files. The material contains research files, manuscripts, and photo layouts for several of his books, as well as correspondence and photographs related his work as curator. The material covers all aspects of aero engines, including assembly, operation, and restoration.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert B. Meyer, Jr. (1921-1995) was the first Curator of Propulsion in the Aeronautics Department of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Smithsonian Institution (1959-1980). A native of Locust Valley, New York, Meyer was a Yale University graduate and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war he worked as an insurance broker before joining the museum in 1959. He authored a number of books on the development of aircraft engines. Following his retirement, Meyer remained active in NASM's docent program.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Robert B. Meyer, Jr., gift, 1984, XXXX-0184, 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
Airplanes -- Rocket engines  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes -- Jet propulsion  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Photographs
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0184
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0184

Lovell Lawrence, Jr. Collection

Creator:
Lawrence, Lovell, Jr., 1915-1971  Search this
Names:
American Rocket Society  Search this
Chrysler Corporation. Missile Division  Search this
Reaction Motors, Inc.  Search this
Lawrence, Lovell, Jr., 1915-1971  Search this
Extent:
3.27 Cubic Feet ((3 records center boxes))
3.12 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Financial records
Date:
1943-1953
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of this collection consists of documents relating to Lawrence's work at RMI, including technical reports and administrative papers, as well as personal and business correspondence. The collection also includes some material on ARS and Lawrence's Chrysler years.
Biographical / Historical:
Lovell Lawrence, Jr. (1915-1971) was an amateur rocket experimenter in the 1930s under the American Rocket Society, of which he became president in 1946. He worked as assistant to the chief engineer of IBM from 1933 until 1941, when he joined with John Shesta, James Wyld, and Hugh Franklin Pierce to form Reaction Motors, Inc. (RMI), the first US rocket propulsion company, with Lawrence as president. Lawrence left RMI in 1951 over the gradual loss of administrative and technical authority. In 1953 he joined Chrysler's Missile Division as manager of power plant design. By 1956 he was director of the Redstone project. He went on to Chrysler's Advanced Project organization, first as chief engineer (1959), then as director (1961). In 1964 he became chief research engineer for Chrysler.
General:
Other materials: turbo supercharger (held by National Air and Space Museum, Aeronautics Division, acc. 1973-132)
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mrs. Lovell Lawrence, Jr., gift, 1972, XXXX-0010, 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
Airplanes -- Rocket engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Financial records
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0010
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0010

Helmut von Zborowski Photo Album

Creator:
von Zborowski, Helmut Philip  Search this
Names:
Bayerische Motoren Werke  Search this
Bureau Technique Zborowski  Search this
Societe d'Etudes de la Propulsion par Reaction (SEPR)  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Photographs
Albums
Date:
1939-1960
Scope and Contents:
This album 10 x 7 inches and contains 88 original photographs, taken from 1939 to 1960, of many of Zborowski's rocket, jet and coleopter projects, as well as 6 printed drawings.
Biographical / Historical:
Helmut Philip von Zborowski was a significant figure in early rocket and jet engine development. A contemporary of Werner von Braun, Zborowski worked on rocket and jet development for BMW during World War II, afterwards going to France and serving as a research engineer for the Société d'Etudes de la Propulsion par Réaction (SEPR). Zborowski later founded his own company, Bureau Technique Zborowski.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Stefan and Sylvia Eihhorn, Purchase, 2001, 2001-0060, 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:
Coanda effect  Search this
Vertically rising aircraft  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Research  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Rocket engines  Search this
Airplanes -- Jet propulsion  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Albums
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0060
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0060

Forced flexural motion of a rocket-boosted vehicle / Roger A. Anderson

Author:
Anderson, Roger A  Search this
Physical description:
19 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
Topic:
Airplanes--Rocket engines  Search this
Call number:
TL782 .A549
TL782.A549
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_235438

Jet propulsion power plants

Author:
United States Department of the Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (loose-leaf) illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
1960]
Topic:
Airplanes--Jet propulsion  Search this
Airplanes--Rocket engines  Search this
Call number:
TL709 .U51 1960
TL709.U51 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_111876

Rockets and guided missiles. With a foreword by A.D. Baxter

Author:
Humphries, John  Search this
Physical description:
231 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1957
[1957, c1956]
Topic:
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Guided missiles  Search this
Airplanes--Rocket engines  Search this
Call number:
TL782 .H92 1957
TL782.H92 1957
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_159358

Skyrocketing into the unknown

Author:
Coombs, Charles Ira 1914-1994  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1954
Topic:
Airplanes--Turbojet engines  Search this
Airplanes--Rocket engines  Search this
Call number:
TL709 .C775
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_53857

Experimental planes: subsonic and supersonic, by R. Frank, Jr. [pseud.] Illustrated by William F. Jackson

Author:
Ross, Frank 1914-1998  Search this
Physical description:
146 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1955
[1955]
Topic:
Jet planes  Search this
Airplanes--Rocket engines  Search this
Aeronautics--Research  Search this
Call number:
TL670 .R67X
TL670.R67X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_54555

Liquid-propellant engines. Translated by W.E. Jones. Translation edited by B.P. Mullins

Author:
Melik-Pashaev, Nersess Ivanovich  Search this
Physical description:
175 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
Topic:
Liquid propellant rockets  Search this
Airplanes--Rocket engines  Search this
Call number:
TL783.4 .M52 E1962
TL783.4.M52 E1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_59382

Turbine- and jet-propelled aircraft powerplants

Author:
Eames, James P  Search this
Physical description:
237 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1954
Topic:
Airplanes--Jet propulsion  Search this
Airplanes--Rocket engines  Search this
Call number:
TL709 .E12
TL709.E12
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_66614

Rocket encyclopedia, illustrated. Chief editor: John W. Herrick: associate editor: Eric Burgess. Illustrator: Wayne Lanford

Author:
Herrick, John W  Search this
Physical description:
607 p. illus., ports., diagrs. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
[1959]
Topic:
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Dictionaries  Search this
Airplanes--Rocket engines--Dictionaries  Search this
Call number:
TL780.5 .H4X
TL780.5.H4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_68455

Supersonic aircraft

Author:
Cross, Roy  Search this
Physical description:
61 p. illus. 19 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1955
[1955?]
Topic:
Jet planes  Search this
Airplanes--Rocket engines  Search this
Aerodynamics, Supersonic  Search this
Call number:
TL671 .C65X
TL671.C65X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_71692

Rockets and guided missiles. With a foreword by A.D. Baxter

Author:
Humphries, John  Search this
Physical description:
231 p. illus., diagrs., tables. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1957
[1957, c1956]
Topic:
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Guided missiles  Search this
Airplanes--Rocket engines  Search this
Call number:
TL782.H92 1957
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_97746

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