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Elbert W. Proctor Collection

Creator:
Proctor, Elbert W.  Search this
Names:
National Air Transport  Search this
Transcontinental Air Transport  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Articles
Newsletters
Date:
1920-1963
bulk [ca.1920s]
Summary:
This collection contains documentation on TAT (Transcontinental Air Transport) and NAT (National Air Transport) as well as radio communication and general aviation themes. The following types of material are included: house newspapers/newsletters for both airlines; newspaper and magazine articles relating to Proctor, the airlines or aviation; photographs of both NAT and TAT, specifically dealing with radio; correspondence; and memorabilia relating to TAT and NAT.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains documentation on TAT (Transcontinental Air Transport) and NAT (National Air Transport) as well as radio communication and general aviation themes. The following types of material are included: house newspapers/newsletters for both airlines; newspaper and magazine articles relating to Proctor, the airlines or aviation; photographs of both NAT and TAT, specifically dealing with radio; correspondence; and memorabilia relating to TAT and NAT.
Arrangement:
The Elbert W. Proctor Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Elbert W. Proctor worked for both National Air Transport (NAT) and Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Airlines during the 1920s and early 1930s as a radio engineer. Proctor was in charge of communication for TAT.
General:
Additional Materials: Artifacts that accompanied this collection have been transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Division.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Elbert W. Proctor, gift, 1993, 1993-0038, NASM
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, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautical instruments  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Radio in aeronautics  Search this
Radio  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Articles
Newsletters
Citation:
Elbert W. Proctor Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0038YEAR.####, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0038
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Elbert W. Proctor Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0038
Online Media:

Benjamin Ruhe Collection

Creator:
Ruhe, Benjamin, 1928-  Search this
Names:
United States Boomerang Association  Search this
Ruhe, Benjamin, 1928-  Search this
Extent:
15.26 Cubic feet ((14 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Newsletters
Correspondence
Publications
Drawings
Date:
[no year]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material on the ethnological and technological development is boomerangs. This collection has been recognized as the preeminent source of information on the boomerangs in this country. The collection consists of books, research papers, and correspondence, as well as newsletters, planforms, photographs, artworks, and motion picture films.
Biographical / Historical:
Benjamin Ruhe is a boomerang enthusiast who played a pivotal role in developing popular interest in boomerangs in the United States and abroad. He began a private newsletter about boomerangs which later developed into the United States Boomerang Association's newsletter. He was also captain of the U. S. team for the first Australian-American boomerang competition.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Benjamin Ruhe, Gift, 1987, 1987-0024, NASM
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:
Boomerangs  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Newsletters
Correspondence
Publications
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0024
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0024

Dennis Hasson Collection

Creator:
Hasson, Dennis F.  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Langley Research Center  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.36 Cubic feet ((1 letter box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newsletters
Correspondence
Notes
Charts
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Drawings
Articles
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
Date:
bulk 1959-1970
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material chronicling the NACA/NASA career of Dennis Hasson, notably his work on Project Mercury, his work with a lenticular manned reentry vehicle for planned lunar missions; and his work with deep-space probes. The following type of material is included: Langley NASA newsletters; memos and correspondence; phone lists and organizational charts; newspaper articles; photographs; one 16 mm film of wind tunnel testing; reports; and drawings.
Biographical / Historical:
Dennis Hasson received his Mechanical Engineering BES from The John Hopkins University, his Aerospace Engineering MS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and his Engineering Material Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Hasson worked at NACA-NASA at Langley Research Center, as well as the Goddard Space Flight Center. Hasson's work started with experimental aerodynamic studies on advanced aircraft, such as the X-15 and Mach 3 transport. In March 1959, Hasson was assigned to the Aerodynamics Group at Langley Field. That group was responsible for the aerodynamic performance of the manned space vehicle in the earth's atmosphere. Hasson was responsible for the wind-tunnel program for the Mercury project and he and two coworkers received a patent for a manned reentry vehicle for planned lunar missions. In 1961, he became involved in advanced control thruster and power systems for deep-space probes, using advanced materials including fabricators and metallic, polymeric and ceramic materials. He is a Fellow of both ASM international and ASME Internal. He received the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, and was Pi Tau Sigma USNA Chapter Teacher of the Year. He is currently a Professor at the US Naval Academy in the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Provenance:
Dennis F. Hasson, Gift, 2004
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:
Space flight to the moon  Search this
Astronautics -- 1990-2000  Search this
Outer space Exploration -- 1960-1970  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsletters
Correspondence
Notes
Charts
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Drawings
Articles
Citation:
Dennis Hasson Collection, Accession 2004-0064, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0064
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0064

Monnett Experimental Aircraft, Inc. (MONI) Collection

Creator:
Monnett Experimental Aircraft Inc  Search this
Names:
Monnett Experimental Aircraft Inc  Search this
Monnett, John  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Receipts
Newsletters
Articles
Manuals
Drawings
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following: drawings; service bulletins; Installation Operation and Maintenance Manual for the Moni engine, 'KIM 107'; issues of the MONI Newsletters, 1988 - 1991, the Moni: The Newsletter of Monnett Experimental Aircraft, Inc.; HAPI Times: Newsletter for Sonerai, Monerai and Moni Builders; Monitor: Moni Technical and Operations Review 1989-1991; INAV Ltd. Ink 1985-1986; articles; packing lists, receipts, and news releases, and instruction manual.
Biographical / Historical:
The Moni was an Air Recreational Vehicle (ARV) which was a pure motor glider. Created by John Monnett, the Moni filled a gap between the pure sail plane and the next generation of powered hang gliders.
General:
A Monnett Moni is included in the National Air and Space Museum's collections.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Harold C. Weston, gift, 1992, 1992-0059, 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
Aeronautical sports  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Gliding and soaring  Search this
Monnett Moni (homebuilt)  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Receipts
Newsletters
Articles
Manuals
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.1992.0059
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1992-0059

Seaboard & Western Airlines Collection [Hill]

Creator:
Hill, David O.  Search this
Names:
Canadair  Search this
Federal Express Corporation  Search this
Flying Tiger Line  Search this
International Air Transport Association  Search this
John F. Kennedy International Airport  Search this
Seaboard & Western Airlines  Search this
United States. Air Force. Military Air Transport Service  Search this
Jackson, Richard M.  Search this
Norden, Arthur  Search this
Norden, Raymond  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 record center box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuals
Memoranda
Annual reports
Newsletters
Date:
undated
Summary:
This collection consists of the complete set of Seaboard & Western Airlines annual reports, from 1947-1979, as well as the following two Seaboard & Western technical manuals: Canadair CL-44 Operating Manual and a Lockheed Model 1049 Super Constellation Flight Manual. In the Lockheed 1049 manual, there is also a Lockheed 1049 exam (completed by Lawrence Nelson), a memo, and two issues of "Canadair Service News", one from October 1960 and one from September/October 1961.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the complete set of Seaboard & Western Airlines annual reports, from 1947-1979, as well as the following two Seaboard & Western technical manuals: Canadair CL-44 Operating Manual and a Lockheed Model 1049 Super Constellation Flight Manual. In the Lockheed 1049 manual, there is also a Lockheed 1049 exam (completed by Lawrence Nelson), a memo, and two issues of Canadair Service News, one from October 1960 and one from September/October 1961.
Arrangement:
The Seaboard & Western Airlines Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Seaboard & Western Airlines was founded by Arthur and Raymond Norden. These brothers were both World War II veterans of the Army's Air Transport Command. Over a 33 year period the airline these men helped create established itself as the preeminent carrier of cargo on the world's richest trade routes. This airline was the first to fly an all-cargo flight across the Atlantic, the first to land and takeoff at Idlewild (now John F. Kennedy) Airport, the first to fly support for the Berlin Airlift, the first to fly a Military Air Transport Service (MATS) charter, the first to support Pacific Airlift for the Korean Conflict (with a planeload of Air Force fighter pilots), the first to order and operate the Lockheed 1049D Super Constellation, the first to order and operate the Douglas DC-8-55, the first to order and operate the DC-8-63 CF, the first to order and operate the Boeing 747F (first 747 built as a freighter from the beginning of its production), the first all-cargo airline to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the first airline in the world to equip its entire fleet with Inertial Navigation Systems. On April 4th, 1961 the company's name changed to Seaboard World Airlines after Richard M. Jackson was brought in as the new Chairman and President. On October 1, 1980 Seaboard World Airlines was absorbed by The Flying Tiger Line, Inc., and on December 16, 1988 The Flying Tiger Line, Inc., was absorbed by the Federal Express Corporation.
Provenance:
David O. Hill, Gift, 2002
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
Airlines  Search this
Cargo  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Airlift, Military  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- Blockade, 1948-1949  Search this
Inertial navigation  Search this
Lockheed Model 1049D Super Constellation  Search this
Douglas DC-8-55  Search this
Douglas DC-8-63 (Super DC-8)  Search this
Canadair CL-44 (CC-106 Yukon)  Search this
Boeing 747 Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Memoranda
Annual reports -- 20th century
Newsletters
Citation:
Seaboard & Western Airlines Collection [Hill], Accession 2002-0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0041
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0041

Republic Feeder Airlines Collection

Creator:
Republic Airlines  Search this
Names:
Air West  Search this
Bonanza Air Lines  Search this
Hughes Air West  Search this
North Central Airlines  Search this
Pacific Air Lines  Search this
Southern Airways  Search this
Southwest Airways  Search this
West Coast Airlines  Search this
Wisconsin Central Airlines  Search this
Extent:
7.63 Cubic feet ((7 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Press releases
Newsletters
Reports
Maps
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1945-1983
bulk [ca. 1950s-1960s]
Summary:
This collection consisted of miscellaneous material, including annual reports, for companies that were later acquired by Republic Airlines.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consisted of miscellaneous material, including annual reports for all companies that eventually came under Republic Airlines: route maps, photographs of various aircraft used, and publicity stickers, stamps, and notices. Press releases and newsletters are held for some of the companies. Much of the collection of press releases, progress reports, and information packets centers on the Boeing 727 series, the Boeing 747SP series, and the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 series. This collection also includes Bonanza Air Lines negatives.

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.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection consist of various materials belonging to a group of airlines that eventually came under Republic Airlines. The product of mergers, this airline found its start in the small, postwar feeder airlines of the Mid- and Southwest. The nine small companies that became Republic include: West Coast Airlines, Wisconsin Central Airlines, North Central Airlines, Southwest Airways, Southern Airways, Bonanza Air Lines, Pacific Air Lines, Air West, and finally, Hughes Air West.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Minnesota Historical Society, Gift, 1989, 1989-0134, NASM
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:
Boeing 727 Family  Search this
Douglas DC-9 Family  Search this
Boeing 747SP (747-100SP)  Search this
Local service airlines  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Press releases
Newsletters
Reports
Maps
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
Republic Feeder Airlines Collection, Acc. NASM.1999.0134, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0134
See more items in:
Republic Feeder Airlines Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0134
Online Media:

Lester D. Seymour Collection

Creator:
Seymour, Lester D., 1892-  Search this
Names:
American Airlines  Search this
National Air Transport  Search this
United Air Lines, Inc.  Search this
Seymour, Lester D., 1892-  Search this
Extent:
1.13 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) (2 legal document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuals
Reports
Newsletters
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1928-1934
Summary:
Major Lester D. Seymour (1892-1976) was involved in both the military and commercial sides of aviation. After service in World War I, Seymour served as Chief Engineer of National Air Transport, and later become NAT's Vice President and General Manager. From 1933-1934 Seymour was appointed President of American Airlines. The collection includes airline newsletters, annual reports, photographs, and manuals.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following: copies of the National Air Transport Inc. (NAT) newsletter, "NAT Flypaper", 1928 - 1933; "Survey of Projected Airmail Routes" 1926; annual reports for both NAT and American Airways (later American Airlines); NAT photographs; NAT Regulations; "A Study of Transportation by Airway as related to Competition with Rail Carriers in Continental United States", 1932; NAT Bulletin Board; and the American Airlines Procedures Manual for 1934. In June of 1999, six films were found in the Film Archives that were part of this donation. The films, evidently taken by Seymour during his airline travels, have the following titles: West (Part 1 and 2); Phoenix to Los Angles; Flying Across America with United Airlines in 28 Hours; Memphis to Phoenix; and American Airways: Chicago - New York.

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 Lester D. Seymour Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Major Lester D. Seymour (1892-1976) was involved in both the military and commercial sides of aviation. Seymour rose to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, Aero Engineer-Officer, 85th Aero Squadron during World War I. After the war, he became involved in the Civilian Aero Engineer US Air Service and in the Air Corps Reserve. In 1926, Seymour became involved with the commercial airlines industry. He started as the Chief Engineer at National Air Transport, and later become NAT's Vice President and General Manager. He was also briefly the Vice President of United Air Lines after their 1933 takeover of NAT. From 1933-1934 Seymour was appointed President of American Airlines.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Lester D. Seymour, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0455.
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, Commercial -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Reports
Newsletters
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Lester D. Seymour Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0455, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0455
See more items in:
Lester D. Seymour Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0455
Online Media:

National Air Transport Collection [Hutchinson]

Creator:
National Air Transport  Search this
Names:
Boeing Air Transport  Search this
National Air Transport  Search this
Stout Air Services  Search this
United Air Lines, Inc.  Search this
Addems, Walter J.  Search this
Bitterman, Harry  Search this
Daniels, Beebe  Search this
Gray, E. Brown  Search this
Hopkins, R. T.  Search this
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Lott, Egbert P.  Search this
Robertson, C. T.  Search this
Extent:
0.75 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox and one cassette tape box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Newsletters
Clippings
Notes
Correspondence
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1927-1937
Summary:
This collection consists of a scrapbook, photographs, correspondence, interviews, and newspaper articles relating to National Air Transport (NAT).
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material: NAT scrapbook which includes 110 photographs of NAT pilots, aircraft used by NAT and the service overhaul shop; correspondence and notes by or about Walter J. Addems, E.B. Gray Egbert P. Lott, C.T. Robertson, R.T. Hopkins, and Beebe Daniels; miscellaneous material on Stout Air Services, BAT and NAT; photographs of Stout stewards; tapes of interviews with Harry Bitterman, Egbert P. Lott, and E. Brown Gray; photocopies of newspaper articles on aircraft crashes; copy of a 1933 weather report; photographs of United; and the NAT 1933 newsletter, 'Flypaper'.
Arrangement:
Arrangement by type.
Biographical / Historical:
National Air Transport (NAT), Boeing Air Transport (BAT), and Stout Air Services were three early airmail carriers. NAT was formed in 1925 by Clement Keys, and in 1927 won the bid for the New York to Chicago Airmail route. BAT received the Chicago to San Francisco route in 1927, and also carried passengers. Stout Air Service was formed in 1925 and carried mail and passengers from Detroit to Cleveland. These three companies were all predecessors of United Air Lines, which was formed in 1929.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Joseph D. Hutchinson, Gift, 1990, NASM.1991.0024, NASM
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 <extref href="http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions"
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Newsletters
Clippings
Notes
Correspondence
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
National Air Transport Collection [Hutchinson], NASM.1991.0024, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0024
See more items in:
National Air Transport Collection [Hutchinson]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0024
Online Media:

Kreider-Reisner / Fairchild Collection

Creator:
Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Co.  Search this
Names:
Fairchild Aircraft Corp  Search this
Extent:
0.59 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newsletters
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1929-1958
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of various photographs, newsletters and articles relating to Kreider-Reisner and Fairchild Aircraft, including the Fairchild FC-2 Family, and the Fairchild KR (Challenger) Family, specifically the Fairchild KR-34 (Challenger C-4). Information is also included on the OX-5 Club and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1931), as well as documents and photographs on aircraft construction and facilities, including the Kreider-Reisner Factory No.1 in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Biographical / Historical:
Amron Kreider and Lewis Reisner co-founded Reisner Aero Service Inc., in 1925, as a fixed base operation (FBO) that operated a flying service and repaired and rebuilt airplanes. Their desire to construct a better airplane resulted in the formation of the Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, in 1926, and the development of the Challenger series of three-place, open-cockpit biplanes starting with the C-1 and culminating with the C-4C. In April 1929, the Kreider-Reisner Company became a subsidiary of the Fairchild Airplane Company which then re-designated the C-4C Challenger as the Fairchild KR-34C.
Provenance:
Helenmae Reisner Craig, Gift, 1988
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:
Fairchild FC-2 Family  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Fairchild KR (Challenger) Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsletters
Photographs
Citation:
Kreider-Reisner / Fairchild Collection, Accession 1988-0134, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0134
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1988-0134

Morten S. Beyer Papers

Creator:
Beyer, Mortan, 1921-  Search this
Names:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA)  Search this
Trans World Airlines  Search this
Extent:
15.52 Cubic feet (36 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reports
Speeches
Newspapers
Cartoons (humorous images)
Newsletters
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1940-circa 1994
Summary:
This collection consists of 15.52 cubic feet of documents relating to the aviation career of Morten S. Beyer, both his time with various airlines and his career as an aviation consultant. The following types of material are included: speeches, cartoons, correspondence, financial reports, newsletters, conference programs, newspaper articles, and aviation market research reports.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 15.52 cubic feet of documents relating to the aviation career of Morten S. Beyer, documenting both his time with various airlines and his career as an aviation consultant. The following types of material are included: speeches, cartoons, correspondence, financial reports, newsletters, conference programs, newspaper articles, scrapbooks, and aviation market research reports.

This collection was organized by Mr. Beyer in chronological order reflecting his involvement in the aviation industry. Please note, during processing some original file titles were transcribed. These are indicated with quotation marks. Mr. Beyer did not separate personal and professional correspondence. Correspondence pertaining to events that occurred in between Mr. Beyer's professional engagements are interfiled in chronological order. The processing archivist maintained this order.

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:
This collection is organized by Mr. Beyer's employment in chronological order. The arrangement reflects Mr. Beyer's original organization. Files listed in quotation marks indicate the exact titles taken from Mr. Beyer's folders.
Biographical/Historical note:
Morten S. Beyer (1921-2010) was one of the first aviation consultants and the author of articles and newsletters analyzing the economic trends of aviation. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College in 1943, Beyer started his aviation career at Pan American Airways (PAA), where he established and directed the first centralized scheduling and operations control office. He left PAA in 1948 to work for Capital Airlines, Inc., where he was the assistant to the Senior Vice President of Operations and Maintenance. In 1960, Beyer went to work at Riddle Airlines, Inc., as Senior Vice President, Operations and Sales, of Riddle's overall activities. From 1964 to 1967, Beyer was employed by Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA), where he was appointed the System General Manager and Deputy Director General for Saudi Arabian Airlines, responsible for the performance of TWA's contract with Saudi Arabian Airlines. From 1967-1971, Beyer was the President of Modern Air Transport, a charter airline, and in 1971 he become the President of Capitol Airlines where he remained until 1972 when he bought the stock of bankrupt Universal Airlines. He attempted to refinance the airline into a new company, Phoenix Airlines, but due to the nation's fuel crisis sparked by the Arab oil embargo, he failed to accomplish this and accepted the presidency of Johnson International Airlines in 1973.

In 1974, Beyer established AVMARK, an aviation international consulting company. As a regular feature he established one of the first aviation newsletters. He also published a book of Transport Aircraft Values (TAV), which forecasted aircraft values twenty years in to the future, using a formula that accounted for inflation, fuel price fluctuations and labor cost variables. This formula became a standard for aircraft appraisals and made Beyer a trusted appraiser and marketing expert. Beyer testified before Congress twice and was a guest-expert on many television news programs. In 1993, Beyer sold AVMARK and founded Morten Beyer and Associates, later Morten Beyer and Agnew, which continued aviation consulting in France and Japan. Beyer retired in 2003.

The following timeline covers key events in Morten Beyer's life as well as world events. Events involving Mr. Beyer are shown in normal type world events are shown in italics.

Timeline of Morten S. Beyer

1921 -- Morten Beyer born

1941 -- US enters World War II

1943 -- Graduates from Swathmore College

1943-1948 -- Employed by Pan American Airlines

May 1945 -- War in Europe ends

August 1945 -- Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Japan surrenders and World War II ends

1948 -- Orville Wright dies at age 76 Berlin Airlift begins operation

1948-1960 -- Employed as Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Operations and Maintenance at Capital Airlines

1960-1964 -- Employed as Senior Vice President, Operations and Sales, Riddle Airlines

1964-1967 -- Employed as System General Manager and Deputy Director General for Saudi Arabian Airlines for TransWorld Airlines (TWA)

1967-1971 -- Employed as President of Modern Air Transport

1971-1972 -- Employed as President of Capitol Airlines

1972 -- Buys stock in the defunct Universal Airlines Creates Phoenix Airlines to take over Universal Operations

1973 -- Employed as President of Johnson International

1974-1993 -- Owns and operates Avmark, Inc.

1993-2003 -- Owns and operates Morten Beyer and Associates

October 21, 2010 -- Dies of pneumonia at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC.
Provenance:
Morten Beyer, Gift, 2007
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:
Airlines  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Speeches
Newspapers
Cartoons (humorous images)
Newsletters
Correspondence
Citation:
Morten S. Beyer Papers, Acc. 2007-0060, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2007.0060
See more items in:
Morten S. Beyer Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2007-0060
Online Media:

G. Harry Stine Collection

Creator:
Stine, G. Harry (George Harry), 1928-1997  Search this
Names:
Model Missiles, Inc.  Search this
National Association of Rocketry (U.S.)  Search this
Stine, G. Harry (George Harry), 1928-1997  Search this
Extent:
12.49 Cubic feet ((11 records center boxes) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Newsletters
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1950s-1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Stine's collection of archival material relating mainly to his involvement in rocket associations, including the NAR, and his association with model rocket manufacturers. The following mediums are included: photographs from model rocket meets, correspondence, magazine and newspaper articles, newsletters, galley proofs, committee minutes, model rocket drawings, and model rocket manufacturers' brochures.
Biographical / Historical:
G. Harry Stine (1928 - 1977) is a renowned rocket expert and a pioneer in the development of the aerospace hobby of model rocketry. Stine graduated from the University of Colorado, and first worked as an civilian scientist at White Sands Proving Ground as chief of the Controls and Instruments Section of the Propulsion Branch. In 1955, Stine went to work for the U.S. Naval Ordnance Missile Test Facility at White Sands as head of the Range Operations Division and Navy Flight Safety Engineer. Stine later worked as an engineer for Stanley Aviation Corporation and the Huyck Corporation. Stine was the founder of Model Missiles, Inc., which was the first company to produce and market model rockets. He has also served as a freelance consultant for different organizations, including the National Air and Space Museum. Stine is a prolific author of both articles and books on science, astronautics and model rocketry, and he has also written science fiction under the pseudonym, Lee Correy. In 1957, Stine founded the National Association for Rocketry (NAR), and he has remained an active member. He is also a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astroanutics, the British Interplanetary Society, and the Explorer's Club.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
G. Harry Stine, Gift, 1973, XXXX-0573, 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:
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Models  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Newsletters
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0573
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0573

Mercury MA-8 Flight Sigma 7 and Mercury MA-9 Flight Faith 7 Recovery Letters [Parker]

Creator:
Parker, Donald Fred, 1934-2016.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Newsletters
Date:
1962-1963
Summary:
Donald Fred Parker was a naval flight officer assigned to the ship's company of the USS Kearsarge (CV-33), the ship that recovered the Mercury MA-8 Flight Sigma 7 and Mercury MA-9 Flight Faith 7. This collection contains two letters written by Parker that include a first person account of the recovery operations, as well as a "Family Gram" newsletter for ths ship that also includes a detailed description of the Mercury MA-8 recovery.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of letters written by Donald Fred Parker to his girlfriend (and later, wife), Jo Ellen, that include a first person account of the recovery operations for both Mercury MA-8 Flight Sigma 7 and Mercury MA-9 Flight Faith 7. The first letter is dated October 3, 1962 and is two pages, single-side, typewritten. The second letter is dated May 17, 1963 and is four pages, written on both sides by hand in blue ink. This letter is on stationery which includes a drawing of the USS Kearsarge (CV-33) at the top and also includes a postal cover with a cachet specific to the Mercury MA-9 recovery as well as Project Mercury stamps. The last item in the collection is a "Family Gram" newsletter dated October 1962 which also includes a detailed description of the Mercury MA-8 recovery. The newsletter is six pages long, single-side, typewritten, and includes a small USS Kearsarge insignia and small portrait photo of Commanding Officer, Captain E. P. Rankin, at the top.
Arrangement:
Collection is in chronological order.
Biographical / Historical:
Mercury MA-8 Flight Sigma 7 occurred on October 3, 1962 when, over the course of nine hours, Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr. orbited the Earth six times. Mercury MA-9 Flight Faith 7 launched on May 15, 1963 and landed on May 16, 1963. During the course of that mission, Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. orbited Earth 22 times. Both flights were recovered in the Pacific Ocean by the U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier CV-33 Kearsarge.

Donald Fred Parker (1934-2016) was a naval flight officer assigned to the ship's company of the USS Kearsarge (CV-33). Parker was junior officer of the deck for the Mercury MA-8 Flight Sigma 7 recovery operation, and officer of the deck for the Mercury MA-9 Flight Faith 7 recovery. He was also the administrative assistant to the executive officer, and his duties included writing "Family Gram" newsletters to be sent under the captain's signature to friends and relatives of the men on the ship.
Provenance:
Jo Ellen Parker, Gift, 2017, NASM.2017.0017
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:
Space flight  Search this
Aircraft carriers  Search this
Mercury MA-8 Flight Sigma 7  Search this
Mercury MA-9 Flight Faith 7  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Newsletters
Citation:
Mercury MA-8 Flight Sigma 7 and Mercury MA-9 Flight Faith 7 Recovery Letters [Parker], NASM.2017.0017, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0017
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0017
Online Media:

Eastern Airlines Collection [Foster]

Creator:
Eastern Airlines, Inc.  Search this
Foster, David L., Jr.  Search this
Extent:
3.6 Cubic feet (2 flat boxes, 7 document cases, 1 slim document case, and 4 large map folders.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical manuals
Photograph albums
Newsletters
Date:
1960s - 1990s
Summary:
This collection consists of material mostly relating to David Foster's career with Eastern Air Lines and the maintenance of their aircraft, 1960s to 1980s.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 3.6 cubic feet of material mostly relating to David Foster's career with Eastern Air Lines and the maintenance of their aircraft, 1960s to 1980s. The following types of material are included: photo albums, aircraft drawings, newsletters, photographs, newspaper articles, posters, and technical manuals.
Arrangement:
Arranged by type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
Eastern Airlines was originally formed as Pitcairn Aviation, Inc. in 1927. In July 1929 it was acquired by North American Aviation as the Eastern Airlines Division and, in January 1930, was renamed Eastern Air Transport. By February 1933, Eastern had acquired Ludington Airlines, giving Eastern routes to most major eastern cities, including New York, Atlanta, Miami, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. In 1934 the airline was renamed Eastern Airlines and introduced Douglas DC-2s on its longer routes. In 1937 Eastern began DC-3 service and acquired Wendell-Williams Air Service Corp, thereby extending its routes westward to Houston. North American sold its holdings in Eastern to a group headed by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker. By 1960 Eastern had extended its coverage to Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico, as well as westward to Detroit and St. Louis. In January 1960 Eastern introduced jet service with DC-8s and, in April 1961, inaugurated "Air Shuttle" service between Boston, New York, and Washington, DC with its propeller-driven aircraft. By 1975 Eastern's network covered 100 cities in 30 states, as well as Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. In 1986 Eastern was bought by Texas Air, making Texas Air the largest airline in the United States. Following labor problems, including a strike by Eastern's machinists which was supported by the pilots and flight attendants, Eastern declared Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in 1989.

David L. Foster, Jr., (d. 2010) had a four year apprenticeship with Eastern Air Lines before becoming a 37 year employee and a manager in the Aircraft Service Center. After his retirement from Eastern, Foster worked for 9 years with the Dee Howard Company.
Provenance:
Lois T Foster, Gift, 2019, NASM.2020.0009
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
Aircraft  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Photograph albums
Newsletters -- 20th century
Citation:
Eastern Airlines Collection [Foster], NASM.2020.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2020.0009
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2020-0009

United States Supersonic Transport Program Collection [Vierling]

Creator:
Vierling, Bernard J.  Search this
Names:
American Supersonic Transport Program  Search this
Boeing Company  Search this
Concorde  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
United Aircraft Corporation. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division  Search this
Vierling, Bernard J.  Search this
Extent:
11.99 Cubic feet ((11 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Programs
Photographs
Minutes
Newsletters
Financial records
Reports
Brochures
Date:
1952-1979
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the files of Bernard J. Vierling (Deputy Director, FAA Office of SST Development, 1965-69; Acting Director, 1969-71). The material consists primarily of in-depth documents, brochures, reports, and studies pertaining to the SST proposals from Boeing, Lockheed, and associated bid contractors General Electric and Pratt & Whitney. Also included is material on sonic boom research, congressional funding, private funding, and congressional and civilian antagonists, such as Senator Proxmire and Dr. Shurcliff, as well as the Anglo-French Concorde and Russian Tu144 SST programs. The collection also includes newsletters, executive committee papers, executive board activities and minutes of meetings, financial reports, awards, banquet programs, and photographs pertaining to Vierling's involvement the National Aviation Club from 1952 through 1972.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States' Supersonic Transport (SST) program was initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1963. The program aimed for a Mach 2+ aircraft capable of carrying c.300 passengers with intercontinental range. The US aimed to outstrip the British Aerospace/Aerospatiale Concorde and Soviet Tu -144 programs through the use of advanced technology and materials. By the late 1960s contracts had been let to prime contractors Boeing (airframe) and General Electric (engines) but the program was four to five years behind the European and Soviet efforts, which had graduated to supersonic flight testing while the US program had yet to pass beyond the mockup stage. In 1971 the slow pace of technical; development, environmental concerns, high costs, and questions over the commercial feasibility of the aircraft led Congress to cancel the program.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Bernard J. Vierling?, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0144, 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:
Sonic boom  Search this
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
High-speed aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Tupolev Tu-144 Charger Family  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Concorde, Production Airframe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs
Photographs
Minutes
Newsletters
Financial records
Reports
Brochures
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0144
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0144

Rutan Model 33 Vari-Eze Collection

Creator:
Eggleston, James O.  Search this
Names:
Rutan Aircraft Factory (RAF)  Search this
Rutan, Burt  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuals
Catalogs
Newsletters
Publications
Date:
1976-1988
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of manufacturing manuals, catalogs, and newsletters relating to the Rutan Model 33 Vari-Eze. The collection was donated with an original, unbuilt, Vari-Eze aircraft kit.
Biographical / Historical:
The Vari-Eze was designed by Burt Rutan/Rutan Aircraft Factory (RAF) in 1974. Two prototypes of the Vari-Eze, Model 31, led to production of the Vari-Eze Model 33, which was offered in kit form to amateur/home aircraft builders. Rutan built the Vari-Eze to prove that the canard configuration could be more efficient than conventional designs. The Vari-Eze was awarded the 'outstanding new design,' and also set a world's distance record. The aircraft seats two adults, suitcases and fuel for up to a 800 mile range. The design allows it to be parked in a small space as both the wings and canard are removable and the nose landing gear retracts into the fuselage for easy storage.
General:
Additional materials: Original, unbuilt Vari-Eze aircraft kit
NASMrev
Provenance:
james O. Eggleston, Gift, 1989, 1990-0007, 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:
Rutan Model 33 Vari-Eze  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes, Home-built  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Catalogs
Newsletters
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0007
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0007

Glenn L. Martin Nebraska Company Scrapbooks (Brown Collection)

Creator:
Brown, Julie  Search this
Names:
Glenn L. Martin Company  Search this
Brown, Julie  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Cubic feet (2 flatboxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Newsletters
Articles
Clippings
Date:
1943-1945
Summary:
This collection consists of two scrapbooks. The smaller scrapbook contains certificates, newsletters, photographs, silhouettes, small paintings, correspondence, and articles regarding both Brown and the Martin-Nebraska plant. The larger scrapbook contains oversized photographs and drawings of the B-29. The drawings were drawn by Brown.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two scrapbooks. The smaller scrapbook contains certificates, newsletters, photographs, silhouettes, small paintings, correspondence, and articles regarding both Brown and the Martin-Nebraska plant. The larger scrapbook contains oversized photographs and drawings of the B-29. The drawings were drawn by Brown.
Arrangement:
Each album is in its own box which has been selected based on size so that it can be safely housed.
Biographical / Historical:
Julie Brown was one of the artists in the Photo-Art Department at the Glenn L. Martin - Nebraska Company during World War II. Brown studied at both the Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Students' League in New York. During World War I, she worked in the American Red Cross' Hospital Hut Service in France. In this capacity, Brown made silhouettes of soldiers in the various hospitals. After returning to the United States, her art appeared in magazines, newspapers, shows and exhibitions. After World War II started, Brown completed engineering drawing courses at Omaha University and began work at the Martin-Nebraska Company in 1943 as a production illustrator. The Martin-Nebraska Company produced Martin B-26 and Boeing B-29 aircraft during the war.
Provenance:
Natalie Keller, Milford Sprecher, Gift, 1993, NASM.1993.0064
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, 1939-1945  Search this
Martin B-26 Marauder Family  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics in art  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Newsletters
Articles
Clippings
Photographs
Citation:
Glenn L. Martin Nebraska Company Scrapbooks (Brown Collection), NASM.1993.0064, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0064
See more items in:
Glenn L. Martin Nebraska Company Scrapbooks (Brown Collection)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0064
Online Media:

Women Flyers of America Collection

Creator:
Women Flyers of America (WFA)  Search this
Names:
Women Flyers of America (WFA)  Search this
Extent:
3.05 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox) (2 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Minutes
Newsletters
Financial records
Correspondence
Biographies
Date:
1940-1955
bulk 1942-1953
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains items relating to the WFA. The material consists of correspondence, membership applications, organizational newsletters, minutes, bulletins, flyers, by-laws and financial reports, biographical information on some members, and a scrapbook on the organization.
Arrangement:
Arrangements: 1) File cards; 2) Correspondence; 3) Printer's type and logo stamps; 4) Minutes notebook; 5) Miscellaneous notebooks on aviation; 6) Membership applications; 7) Organization newsletters ( 1950-1951) 8) Bulletins to supervisors; 9) Special flyers to members; 10) Receipt books; 11) Finance notebooks 12) Organization scrapbook
Biographical / Historical:
The Women Flyers of America (WFA), established in July 1940, invited any women over the age of 18 to join their organization if they were interested in flying 'for sport, profession, or national emergency.' This organization helped to guide and prepare women in the various phases of aviation, and local chapters could be found in major cities across the United States. The organization folded in 1954.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Vivian Gilchrist Nemhauser, Gift, 1987, 1987-0050, not NASM
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 -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Flight training  Search this
Genre/Form:
Minutes
Newsletters
Financial records
Correspondence
Biographies
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0050
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0050

Women Flyers of America (WFA) Scrapbook

Creator:
McFadden, Mattie F.  Search this
Names:
Charles A. Lindbergh Fund, Inc.  Search this
Vought (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Women Flyers of America (WFA)  Search this
McFadden, Mattie F.  Search this
Extent:
0.55 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox) (1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Newsletters
Photographs
Clippings
Correspondence
Programs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1946-1988
bulk 1946-1951
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a scrapbook, compiled by McFadden, relating to the founding and history of the WFA, as well as with McFadden's role with the WFA. The scrapbook includes WFA convention programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, patches, and 'The Women Flyer - Official Bulletin of the Women Flyers of America, Inc.' This donation also included a small cosmetic case with the WFA logo and McFadden's aviation pins. There is also material relating to the Charles A. Lindbergh Fund, Inc., in which McFadden participated as part of the Grants Review Panel during the 1980s.
Biographical / Historical:
The Women Flyers of America (WFA), established in July 1940, invited any women over the age of 18 to join their organization if they were interested in flying 'for sport, profession, or national emergency.' This organization helped to guide and prepare women in the various phases of aviation, and local chapters could be found in major cities across the United States. Mattie F. McFadden, an aeronautical engineer who worked for Chance Vought Aircraft Company, served as the Bridgeport, Connecticut, chapter president of the WFA and later became the national president of this organization. The organization folded in 1954.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mattie F. McFadden Estate, gift, 1998, 1998-0041, NASM
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:
Women air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsletters
Photographs
Clippings
Correspondence
Programs
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0041
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0041

John E. Tynan Album

Creator:
Tynan, John E.  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service. 26th Aero Squadron  Search this
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces  Search this
Tynan, John E.  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Newsletters
Aerial Photographs
Clippings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1916-1974
bulk 1916-1918
Scope and Contents:
The scrapbook documents Tynan's career in aviation, through training and active duty with photographs of personnel, activities and equipment. This includes aerial photographs of of France, and also numberous photographs of German, French, British, Italian and American aircraft, the cannon "Big Bertha" and numerous photographs documenting battlefields and trenches. Also included are many photographs of wrecked aircraft, bomb-damaged cathedrals, and towns such as Rheims, Belleau Wood, and Momarte. Also included are copies of 'PLANE NEWS': The air service letter of the A.E.F.', newspaper articles reprinting Tyran's letters recounting his training and service in France, and newspaper clippings from the time of his retirement, recounting his experiences as Chancellor at the American Embassy in Tokyo and his travel agency business.
Biographical / Historical:
John E. Tynan enlisted in the Army Air Corps as a private in 1916. He served in France with the 26th Aero Squadron of the A.E.F. during 1917 and 1918, leaving the service as a lieutenant.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
John E. Tynan, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0015, NASM
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  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Flight training  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsletters
Aerial Photographs
Clippings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0015
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0015

Elmo Neale Pickerill Papers

Creator:
Pickerill, Elmo Neale, 1885-1968  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Long Island Early Fliers Club  Search this
OX5 Aviation Pioneers.  Search this
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Veterans Wireless Operators Association.  Search this
Extent:
2.55 Cubic feet ((4 legal document boxes) (3 shoeboxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Newsletters
Publications
Photographs
Date:
1907-1968
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains photographs (some with captions) with corresponding negatives, publications, periodicals, Early Bird newsletters and stationary, biographical material, and correspondence from friends and contemporaries.
Biographical / Historical:
Elmo Neale Pickerill (1885 - 1968) was born in Greenridge, Missouri. In 1910 he made his first solo flight while establishing air to ground wireless radio communication. Pickerill was an officer in the aviation section of the Army Signal Corps during World War I. He joined RCA in 1920 and retired in 1950. Pickerill was not only a member, but held officer positions in the following organizations: The Early Birds, Long Island Early Fliers Club, the OX5 Club, and the Veterans Wireless Operators Association. He was most noted for his work with the Early Birds.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Eugene M. Baker, gift, 1997, 1997-0023, NASM
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
Radio in aeronautics  Search this
Radio  Search this
Radio -- History  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautical instruments  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Newsletters
Publications
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0023
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0023

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