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Gerard K. O'Neill Collection

Creator:
O'Neill, Gerard  Search this
Extent:
26.22 Cubic feet (75 Boxes)
35.14 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Book drafts
Clippings
Movie scripts
Correspondence
Magazines (periodicals)
Place:
Moon -- Exploration
Date:
1940s-1993
Summary:
Gerard Kitchen O'Neill (1927-1992) was an experimental physicist, educator, inventor, entrepreneur, writer and novelist.
Scope and Contents:
Materials in this collection include notes, business papers, patents, calendar planners, reports, a thesis, correspondence, book drafts, screenplay drafts, university publications, magazines, magazine articles, newspaper articles, glass & 35mm images, photographs, a rolodex.

The researcher should note that the collection also contains VHS tapes and audio cassettes. These items are not included in the container list but a NASM Archives staff person can assist you regarding access.
Arrangement:
Organized into 5 series:

Series 1: Professional Papers

Series 2: Publications & Reports

Series 3: Personal Papers

Series 4: Images

Series 5: Odd & Oversize
Biographical / Historical:
Gerard Kitchen O'Neill (1927-1992) was an experimental physicist, educator, inventor, entrepreneur, writer and novelist.

Gerard K. O'Neill joined the Navy at age 17, served as a radar technician from 1944 to 1946, graduated from Swarthmore College in 1950 with high honors in Physics, and received his Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University in 1954. He went to Princeton University in that year as an Assistant Professor, becoming a Full Professor of Physics in 1965. In the 1976-77 academic year he received the honor of serving as the Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Professor of Aerospace at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He retired from Princeton in 1985 as professor emeritus.

Dr. O'Neill's main research area was high-energy particle physics and he initiated and led large-scale projects in accelerator construction. In 1956 he invented the storage-ring technique for colliding particle beams, a method which is now the basis for nearly every new high-energy particle accelerator. In 1976 he built his first Mass Driver prototype.

Dr. O'Neill was a pioneer in the field of space colonization; his studies on the humanization of space began in 1969 as a result of his undergraduate teaching at Princeton, and one of his four books, The High Frontier, detailed his vision of humanity's movement into Earth-like habitats constructed in space. The High Frontier won the Phi Beta Kappa Award as the best science book of 1977. He also authored 2081: A Hopeful View of the Human Future, The Technology Edge: Opportunities for America in World Competition and co-authored a graduate textbook, Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics.

In 1977 following the success of The High Frontier, Dr. O'Neill founded the non-profit Space Studies Institute. SSI's research included work on mass drivers and the Lunar Polar Probe (renamed Lunar Prospector and flown by NASA.)

In 1967 Dr. O'Neill was a finalist, though ultimately not selected, for NASA's Astronaut Group 6, a group of scientist-astronauts to be given assignments in the Apollo Program. He returned to NASA throughout 1975-1977 to led studies on space habitats and space manufacturing; he testified twice before Congress during that time. In 1985, he was appointed by President Reagan to the National Commission on Space.

In 1983 Dr. O'Neill founded the Geostar Corporation, a satellite based positioning and communication system, based on a patent issued to him.

In 1986, O'Neill founded O'Neill Communications, Inc. which developed LAWN, a local area network device using radio waves and still in use today.

At the time of his death, Dr. O'Neill was working on a form of high-speed ground-based transportation he called "Magnetic Flight" with another company he founded, VSE International.

Dr. O'Neill was an instrument-rated pilot with some 2,500 hours of time in powered aircraft and held the Triple Diamond Badge of the Federation of the Aeronautique Internationale for sail plane flights. He was active in ultralight aircraft aviation and a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association. On most of his travels in connection with research and lectures, he piloted his own small plane.

Dr. O'Neill died from leukemia in 1992; the Clementine Mission of 1994 was dedicated to him.
Provenance:
Tasha O'Neill, Gift, 2013
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
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Topic:
Books  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Physics  Search this
Satellites  Search this
GPS receivers  Search this
Space stations  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Gliders (Aeronautics)  Search this
Space colonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Book drafts
Clippings
Movie scripts
Correspondence
Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century
Citation:
Gerard K. O'Neill Collection, Acc. 2014-0005, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2014.0005
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Large Map Book, Alabama

Creator:
Hassett, Pat  Search this
Names:
Eastern Airlines, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hassett, Pat  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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, Commercial  Search this
Collection Citation:
Pat Hassett Collection, Acc. 1991-0044, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Pat Hassett Collection
Pat Hassett Collection / Series 4: Oversized Materials
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0044-ref37

Through All of Life

Author:
Gromov, M. M.  Search this
Publisher:
Izdatel'stvo "Molodai͡a Gvardii͡a"  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 20, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Documents
Date:
1986
Scope and Contents:
М. М. Громов [M. M. Gromov], Через всю Жизнь [Cherez vsi͡u Zhizn] (Moscow : Izdatel'stvo "Molodai͡a Gvardii͡a", 19863). Russian text monograph (2-up photocopy).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 2: Soviet Union (Interwar Years, 1918-1940)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref725

Anderson, Jane, and Bruce, Gordon. Flying, Submarining and Mine Sweeping. London: Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, Ltd.

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
1916
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: Professional materials / 1.9: Booklets
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0074-ref126

Hammer, William J. A Flight over Paris. New York: Aero Club of America and Doubleday, Page & Company

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: Professional materials / 1.9: Booklets
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0074-ref127

Maxim, Hudson, and Hammer, William J. Chronology of Aviation. New York: reprinted from World's Almanac for 1911

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
1912
1912
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: Professional materials / 1.9: Booklets
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0074-ref128

Mouillard, L. The Empire of the Air - An Ornithological Essay on the Flight of Birds, Paris

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
1881
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: Professional materials / 1.9: Booklets
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0074-ref129

The Aeronautical Society of America, The Aeronautic Society

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
bulk 1909, 1914
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: Professional materials / 1.3: Handbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0074-ref84

Aero Club of America

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
1906
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: Professional materials / 1.3: Handbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0074-ref85

Constitution and By-Laws of The Aeronautical Society, The Aeronautical Society

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
1909
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: Professional materials / 1.3: Handbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0074-ref86

Rough Draft of Proposed Constitution and By-Laws of the Aeronautical Federation of America and the American Aeronautical Federation

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
June 22,1910
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: Professional materials / 1.3: Handbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0074-ref87

Handbook of the National Aircraft Collection, Smithsonian Institution

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
January 1932
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: Professional materials / 1.3: Handbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0074-ref88

National Council of the Aero Club of America, Constitution and By-Laws, Aero Club of America

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
1910
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: Professional materials / 1.3: Handbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0074-ref89

Book #1 on the Design, Construction and Testing on the NC Flying Boats

Collection Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Extent:
2 copies (derivative objects)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Copies (derivative objects)
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports, Acc. XXXX-0422, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0422-ref13

Book #5 on the Design, Construction and Testing on the NC Flying Boats [both copies moved to oversize box #4]

Collection Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Extent:
2 copies (derivative objects)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Copies (derivative objects)
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports, Acc. XXXX-0422, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0422-ref20

Book #6 on the Design, Construction and Testing on the NC Flying Boats [with folded drawings]

Collection Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Extent:
2 copies (derivative objects)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Copies (derivative objects)
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports, Acc. XXXX-0422, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0422-ref21

Book #7 on the Design, Construction and Testing on the NC Flying Boats

Collection Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Extent:
2 copies (derivative objects)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Copies (derivative objects)
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports, Acc. XXXX-0422, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0422-ref22

Book #8 on the Design, Construction and Testing on the NC Flying Boats [with photographs]

Collection Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Extent:
2 copies (derivative objects)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Copies (derivative objects)
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports, Acc. XXXX-0422, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0422-ref23

Book #9 on the Design, Construction and Testing on the NC Flying Boats [with photographs]

Collection Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Extent:
2 copies (derivative objects)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Copies (derivative objects)
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports, Acc. XXXX-0422, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0422-ref24

Book #10 on the Design, Construction and Testing on the NC Flying Boats

Collection Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Extent:
3 negatives (photographic)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Negatives (photographic)
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports, Acc. XXXX-0422, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Curtiss NC-4 Design, Construction, and Testing Reports
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0422-ref28

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