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Goodyear ZPG-3W Collection

Creator:
Jakmides, Thomas R.  Search this
Names:
Goodyear (Airship)  Search this
Extent:
1.28 Cubic feet (1 record center box and 1 oversized folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Technical drawings
Date:
1929-1988
Summary:
This collection consists of approximately 1.28 cubic feet of material relating to the Goodyear ZPG-3W non-rigid airship as well as material on other Goodyear airships as well as general historical airship information. There is also one folder of material pertaining to the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Silent Joe II airship.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 1.28 cubic feet of material relating to the Goodyear ZPG-3W non-rigid airship including an Illustrated Parts Breakdown (NAVAER 01-195PDA-504); photographs; news clippings; photocopies of four technical drawings; and press releases. The collection also contains some material on other Goodyear airships as well as general historical airship information. There is also one folder of material pertaining to the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Silent Joe II airship which includes photographs and documents.
Arrangement:
This collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
The Goodyear ZPG-3W was an Airborne Early Warning (AEW) airship built for the U. S. Navy. At the time of its construction, the ZPG-3W was the largest non-rigid airship ever built and featured advanced electronics and the largest antenna ever airborne. The ZPG-3W made its first flight on July 21, 1958 and was delivered to NAS Lakehurst (NJ) in June 1959. The ZPG-3W set a new record for continuous time spent on patrol. In total, four ZPG-3Ws were built and delivered to NAS Lakehurst where they were operated by Airship Early Warning Squadron One (ZW-1). The final ZPG-3W, delivered to Lakehurst in April 1960, was the last airship accepted by the U. S. Navy.
Provenance:
Thomas R. Jakmides, Gift, 1989, NASM.1989.0075.
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
Naval aviation  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Newspapers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Technical drawings -- 20th century
Citation:
Goodyear ZPG-3W Collection, NASM.1989.0075, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0075
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Goodyear ZPG-3W Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0075

William "Pat" Patterson Collection

Names:
Boeing Company  Search this
Patterson, William  Search this
Extent:
1.43 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographic prints
Date:
1965-1969
Summary:
This collection documents William "Pat" Patterson's aviation career with United Air Lines.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following types of material documenting William "Pat" Patterson's aviation career with United Air Lines: photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, certificates, invitations, programs, and one 16 by 18 inch black scrapbook.
Arrangement:
Arranged by type.
Biographical / Historical:
William "Pat" Patterson (1899-1980) was a pioneer of commercial aviation and served as the President of United Airlines from 1934 until 1966. Born in Oahu, HI, Patterson began his career in banking, starting as an office boy at Wells Fargo Bank and working his way up to the loan department. In 1927, he approved a loan to Pacific Air Transport Company and became friends with the airline's president, Vern Gorst. Patterson suggested that Gorst sell the company to Boeing Airplane Company, and Boeing's president, impressed with Patterson' role in the sale, hired him to be his assistant in 1929. In 1931 Boeing Air Transport, Pacific Air Transport, National Air Transport, and Varney Air Lines merged to form United Air Lines and Patterson moved to Chicago to become the new airline's general manager. In 1933, Patterson was promoted to vice president and in 1934, he became United Airlines' president, serving in that capacity until his retirement in 1966. After his retirement, Patterson was elected Chairman of the United Airlines Board, a position he held until 1966; he was then named Director Emeritus and Honorary Chairman of United Airlines. Patterson was an NAA Elder Statesman (1969), winner of the National Aeronautic Association's Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy (1976), and enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame (1976).
Provenance:
Patricia P. Dudley, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0068
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
United Airlines  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Newspapers -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographic prints
Citation:
William "Pat" Patterson Collection, NASM.2018.0068, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0068
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0068

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