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Hindenburg Memorabilia Collection [von Meister]

Creator:
von Meister, F.W. "Willy,", 1903-1978  Search this
Names:
LZ 129 Hindenburg (Airship)  Search this
Zeppelin-Reederei Co.  Search this
von Meister, F.W. "Willy,", 1903-1978  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (6 folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Printed ephemera
Christmas cards
Date:
1925-1969
bulk 1934-1937
Summary:
This collection consists of material relating to Friedrich Wilhelm. "Willy" von Meister and his activities with the airship industries of Germany and the United States.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material relating to F. W. "Willy" von Meister and his activities with the airship industries of Germany and the United States. The collection includes Christmas cards, including one with a written note to von Meister from Thomas G. W. "Tex" Settle, USN, 1937; seventeen black and white photo prints and postcards of the Hindenburg and Hugo Eckener, the head of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin; five Hindenburg envelopes; eighteen Hindenburg baggage labels; a printed passenger list for the first crossing of the Hindenburg from Lakehurst, New Jersey to Frankfurt; newspaper and magazine articles on airships; a Maybach Motor Company brochure written by von Meister; and several letters. Also included are fifteen black and white photographs and two sets of postcards of the Dornier DO-X flying boat, and Dornier DO-X baggage labels.
Arrangement:
This collection has been arranged by general subject and content.
Biographical / Historical:
Friedrich Wilhelm "Willy" von Meister (1903-1978) was the representative of the Zeppelin organization's activities in the United States: Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH, American Zeppelin Transport, Inc., and Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH, from 1928 until 1938. After the crash of the Hindenburg in 1937, he assisted Dr. Hugo Eckener, head of the Zeppelin organization, in his attempts to obtain helium from the United States for the company's airships.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Gerda Carmichael, Gift, 1995, NASM.1996.0002
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
Airships  Search this
Dornier Do X  Search this
Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg  Search this
Zeppelin LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Printed ephemera
Christmas cards
Citation:
Hindenburg Memorabilia Collection [von Meister], Acc. 1996.0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1996.0002
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Hindenburg Memorabilia Collection [von Meister]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1996-0002
Online Media:

Dornier Do X

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Dornier Do X  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection / Series 1: Black and White Negatives / Aircraft: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk to Douglas (DC-3) DST (Douglas Sleeper Transport)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref726

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