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Betty Skelton Collection

Creator:
Skelton, Betty, 1926-  Search this
Names:
Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees (FLATS, "Mercury 13")  Search this
Pitts Aviation Enterprises, Inc.  Search this
Pitts S-1 Special, Little Stinker  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
8.21 Cubic feet (10 legal document boxes, 4 flatboxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Advertisements
Clippings
Date:
circa 1920-2005
Summary:
In 2002 Betty Skelton donated a collection of materials outlining her career as an aviatrix and race car driver to the National Air and Space Museum. The donated material consists primarily of news clippings, pamphlets, magazines, photographs, and scrapbooks covering the span of Ms. Skelton's career.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists primarily of news clippings, pamphlets, magazines, photographs, and scrapbooks covering the span of Ms. Skelton's career.
Arrangement:
The collection has been divided into three series. The first series contains information on Betty Skelton's personal life, including birth and wedding announcements and family photos. The second, pertaining to her professional life, spans a broad range of materials covering the various careers pursued by Ms. Skelton. The third series consists of oversized items such as scrapbooks and large format magazines. Each series is further divided by format (i.e. news clippings, brochures, and photographs) and then chronologically.

SERIES I: Personal

News clippings; Photographs

SERIES II: Professional

News clippings, Programs and Pamphlets; Correspondence; Magazines/Press Releases; Photographs; Negatives

SERIES III: Oversized Materials
Biographical / Historical:
Betty Skelton Frankman, noted aviatrix, automobile test driver, race car driver, and business woman, was born in 1926 in Pensacola, Florida. Her interest in aviation was kindled at a young age while watching Navy stunt pilots practice. Soon, she and her parents began taking flying lessons and Betty soloed for the first time at age 12, four years before the legal age. As soon as she was legally able, age 16, Betty got her pilot's license. At age 19 she joined the Civil Air Patrol while also working as a flight instructor at her father's aviation school. She began a professional career as an aerobatic pilot in 1946, flying a 1929 Great Lakes 2T1A biplane. In 1948, while flying that aircraft, Betty won her first International Aerobatic Championship for Women. She would repeat this achievement in 1949 and 1950 while flying a Pitts-Special S-1C that she nicknamed "Little Stinker." By 1951 Betty realized that she had gone as far as a woman could go in aviation and retired.

Through a chance meeting with Bill France, the founder of the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), Betty began a second career as a test and race car driver. She set multiple land speed records and two transcontinental speed records. Her work with Dodge and Chevrolet led her to her next career as an advertising executive for Campbell-Ewald Advertising Agency, the firm that handled Chevrolet advertising.

In 1959, Betty was given the opportunity to train with the original Mercury 7 astronauts. She completed the same physical and physiological tests as the astronauts, but knew a woman was not destined to be the first American in space. The experience resulted in only a cover story in LOOK magazine (Vol. 24 No. 3 Feb. 2, 1960). In 1965, Betty married Donald Frankman and, eventually, the two moved to Florida and started a real estate business.

Betty held more combined aviation and automotive records than any other person. Her aviation achievements included: a world speed record for piston engine aircraft (unofficial), two light plane altitude records, and three international aerobatic championships. Her achievements in the automotive field included a women's closed course speed record (144.02 mph), a speed record for 200-249 cubic inch piston displacement (105.8 mph), a 24-hour stock car endurance record, a transcontinental record New York to Los Angeles (56 hrs 58 mins.), four land speed records, a South American transcontinental auto speed record, and multiple Bonneville Speed and Endurance Records.

She was also inducted into many halls of fame including, the International Aerobatic Hall of Fame, the NASCAR International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the Corvette Hall of Fame, the Tampa Sports Hall of Fame, and the Florida Women's Hall of Fame. In 1985, Betty and Don donated her Pitts Special "Little Stinker" to the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum (NASM). It currently hangs at the entrance to NASM's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles, Virginia. Betty and her second husband, Dr. Allan Erde, retired to The Villages, Florida, a popular retirement community where many residents use golf carts to get from place to place. But Betty, in keeping with her moniker as the "fastest woman on Earth," drove a bright red Corvette convertible. She died at her home on August 31, 2011, at the age of 85.

The following timeline covers key events in Skelton's life, as well as in the aerospace and automotive industries. Events involving Skelton are shown in normal type while those of the latter are shown in italics.

Timeline of Betty Skelton

6/28/1926 -- Betty is born in Pensacola, Florida

May 1927 -- Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo west to east transatlantic flight

May 1932 -- Amelia Earhart becomes first women to solo across the Atlantic

1937 -- Amelia Earhart and Captain Fred Noonan go missing

12/7/1941 -- Bombing of Pearl Harbor forces American entry into World War II

1942 -- Officially soloed and received pilot's license at age 16

1944 -- Women's Airforce Service Pilots program ends

1945 -- Joins the Civil Air Patrol, eventually achieving rank of Major

May 1945 -- End of War in Europe

August 1945 -- Atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki followed by Japanese surrender and end of World War II

1946 -- Begins career as aerobat at Southeastern Air Exposition in Jacksonville, Florida

1947 -- The United States Air Force becomes an independent military service Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier becoming the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound

1948 -- Becomes International Aerobatics Champion for women Buys "Little Stinker" Orville Wright dies at age 76 Berlin Airlift begins operation NASCAR is formed

1949 -- Pilots the smallest plane to cross the Irish Sea Represents United States in RAF Pageant – Belfast, Ireland Sets World Light Plane Altitude Record (~26,000 ft) First non-stop round the world flight is made by Capt. James Gallagher Represents United States in International Air Pageant – London, United Kingdom Unofficially sets world Speed Record for engine aircraft (426 mph) Retains title as International Aerobatics Champion for women

1950 -- Retains title of International Aerobatics Champion for women Becomes hostess of radio program "Van Wilson's Greeting Time"

1951 -- Four monkeys become the first living creatures to travel in space Retires from Flying Sets World Light Plane Altitude Record (~29,000 ft)

1953 -- Jacqueline Cochran becomes first women to fly faster than the speed of sound Stars in a movie short about motor boat jumping Meets Bill France and takes first ride in pace car

1954 -- Sets Stock Car Flying Mile Record (105.88 mph) Sets new world women's closed course record (144.02 mph) Sets new world women's closed course record (143.44 mph) First woman to drive an Indy Car

1955 -- Participates in Stock Car Endurance Run

1956 -- Becomes an advertising executive for Campbell-Ewald Participates in Stock Car Endurance Run First successful launch of a Chrysler Redstone Rocket from Cape Canaveral Sets new land speed record (145.044 mph) Sets transcontinental record New York to Los Angeles (56 hrs 58 mins)

1957 -- Sputnik 2 carries first dog into space Participates in Mobilgas Economy Run Sputnik is launched by the Soviet Union

1958 -- United States launches Explorer 1, the first US satellite to enter Earth's orbit National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is established South American Transcontinental Auto Speed Record (41hrs 14 mins)

1959 -- Trains with Mercury 7 astronauts

1960 -- Participates in Mobilgas Economy Run

1961 -- Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space Participates in Mobilgas Economy Run Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in space

1962 -- Cuban Missile Crisis Participates in Baja Run

1963 -- John F. Kennedy is assassinated Valentina Tereshkova becomes first women in space

1965 -- Sets new land speed record (315 mph) Marries Donald A. Frankman

1967 -- An accident during testing of Apollo 1 kills Virgil Grissom, Roger Chaffee, and Edward White

1969 -- Successfully lobbies to end discrimination against female pilots in air racing Becomes Vice President of Campbell-Ewald's new Women's Market and Advertising Department Apollo 11 is launched with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, making Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon

1970 -- Explosion onboard Apollo 13 First scheduled service of the Boeing 747

1972 -- The last manned mission to the moon, Apollo 17 is completed President Nixon announces funding for the building of a reusable space shuttle

1974 -- Charles Lindbergh dies at age 72

1975 -- Apollo/Soyuz Test Project and Soyuz 19 successfully dock in Earth orbit

1977 -- Begins working for First Florida Realty Publishes book Little Stinker British Airways and Air France begin regular Concorde service from New York's JKF Airport National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launches Voyager I & II

1980 -- Jacqueline Cochran dies at age 74

1981 -- Space Shuttle Columbia launches for the first shuttle mission

1983 -- Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space

1985 -- Donates Little Stinker to NASM

1986 -- Space Shuttle Challenger explodes on take off Soviet Union launches Mir Space Station

1988 -- Inducted into International Aerobatic Hall of Fame (1st woman)

1989 -- Destruction of the Berlin Wall

1993 -- Inducted into NASCAR International Motorsports Hall of Fame (1st woman) Inducted into Florida Women's Hall of Fame

1997 -- Inducted into Women in Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame Mars Pathfinder lands on surface of Mars

2001 -- Space Station Mir ends its 15 year life in space Inducted into Corvette Hall of Fame (1st woman) Donald A. Frankman dies

2003 -- Concorde service between the United States and Europe ends Inducted into International Council of Air Shows Foundation Hall of Fame

2005 -- Marries Allan Erde Inducted into National Aviation Hall of Fame

2008 -- Inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

8/31/2011 -- Betty dies at her home in The Villages, Florida
Provenance:
Betty Skelton, Gift, 2001
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:
Pitts S-1 Special  Search this
Pitts aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Stunt flying  Search this
Automobile racing  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Licenses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Advertisements
Clippings
Citation:
Betty Skelton Collection, NASM.2002.0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0002
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Betty Skelton Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b042e943-f87d-46e2-ad47-4d2ad6077728
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0002
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Newspaper clippings

Collection Creator:
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1941
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:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers, NASM.2008.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lee Ya-Ching Papers
Lee Ya-Ching Papers / Series 2: Professional
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2813ffa67-fd67-4bd9-980e-40d4f721e1f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2008-0009-ref116
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Writings: "Let's Go to the Elmira Soaring Meet", US Air Service

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1931-08
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.
See more items in:
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 3: General materials of Hattie Meyers Junkin
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b364c559-f50f-444e-bd6a-42839bad15dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref129
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Black covered scrapbook, "The Ideal Scrapbook" in gold letters

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
1918 - 1929
Scope and Contents:
Topics: Air shows. George "Buck" Weaver's Aviation Activities. Progress of Waco Aircraft Company (advertisements). Letters. Travels. Personalities (including Katherine Stinson).
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.
See more items in:
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 6: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f501511f-fc69-4da0-91b9-17d08a8d1cbf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref184
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Oral history interview with Salvatore Scarpitta, 1975 January 31.-February 3

Interviewee:
Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Salvatore Scarpitta, 1975 January 31.-February 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Automobile racing  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Cubism  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12727
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213073
AAA_collcode_scarpi75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213073
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Salvatore Scarpitta

Interviewee:
Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Extent:
67 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 January 31.-February 3
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Salvatore Scarpitta conducted 1975 January 31.-February 3, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Scarpitta speaks of his family's background; growing up and going to school in California; moving to Italy and going to art school at 17; attending the American Academy; his experiences in Europe after the war broke out in 1940; being arrested and interned for 18 months in Italy and escaping; joining the United States Navy; getting thrown out of the American Academy after being accused of being a Communist; his abstract paintings; moving back to America after Leo Castelli saw his work; his painting techniques; his thoughts on futurism and cubism; why he shifted from working on a canvas to tearing it apart and using it as materials; his use of color; how his interest in race cars influenced his art work; building race cars; living in New York and the art scene there; his successful art show on the Piazza San Marco in Venice; the reason for using belts in his paintings; how certain paintings led him to building sleds; his feelings about Leo Castelli; and teaching art. He recalls Phil Guston, Jack Levine, Franz Kline, Bill de Kooning, Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Salvatore Scarpitta (1919-2007) was a sculptor.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 11 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Automobile racing  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Cubism  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.scarpi75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95bac49d5-0671-41ab-b93a-f734a61ff344
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-scarpi75
Online Media:

USAC has abused it's monopoly power over National Championship Automobile Racing

Collection Creator:
Granatelli, Andy, 1923-2013  Search this
Grancor Automotive Specialists  Search this
Hurricane Hot Rod Association  Search this
Studebaker Corporation  Search this
Collection Donor:
Granatelli, Vincent  Search this
Container:
Box 40, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Viewing film and audio portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Andy Granatelli Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Andy Granatelli Collection
Andy Granatelli Collection / Series 4: United States Auto Club (USAC) / 4.2: STP vs. United States Automobile Club
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a920a1ba-766a-4ffe-9e41-1631957ea699
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1403-ref1465

United States Auto Club (USAC)

Collection Creator:
Granatelli, Andy, 1923-2013  Search this
Grancor Automotive Specialists  Search this
Hurricane Hot Rod Association  Search this
Studebaker Corporation  Search this
Collection Donor:
Granatelli, Vincent  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1988
Scope and Contents:
The United States Auto Club was founded in 1955 when the American Automobile Association (AAA) decided to no longer be involved in the sport of automobile racing. The USAC is comprised of car owners and drivers, mechanics, track operators, officials and fans. The USAC sanctions automobile racing for several racing series.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Viewing film and audio portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Andy Granatelli Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1403, Series 4
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Andy Granatelli Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f917b9bb-199d-4b79-9d7b-ce101c3252d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1403-ref586

Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 11

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 4.0".)
Container:
Box 19, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Biographies
Diaries
Place:
Yonkers (N.Y.) -- 1900-1910
Date:
1912 April 13-1912 November 21
Scope and Contents:
Inscription on flyleaf: "Journal from April 13, 1912 to November 21, 1912."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Laboratories  Search this
Automobiles -- 1900-1910  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Biographies
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86400ccbe-ba4f-44fd-a604-ace5d67c8c42
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref300
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Marquis de Portago : the story of racing's most colorful driver : a memorial tribute

Performer:
De Portago, Marquis  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
1957
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-0311

Riverside.5007
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Riverside 1957
General:
Bill Grauer, prod. ; Barett Clark, interview. ; Luigi Chinetti, Juan Manuel Fangio, the Marquis de Portago... [et al.], participants.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Automobile racing  Search this
Sports  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-0311
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk52c0ef6df-d3ae-4bf1-a63d-195c9fc30d36
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16192

Automobile Race/Practice Day, #1 Reel

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-0107
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Sports  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-0107
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / RR
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk57bb9f9ee-e832-4f3b-92cd-cfbccd583d97
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref18622

Automobile Race/Practice Day, Reel 2

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-0108
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Sports  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-0108
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / RR
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5001253d1-c4bc-4d63-a2fb-4e9f28901338
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref18623

Auto races (Watkinds Glen?)

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4197
General:
CDR copy; in DAMS system; digitized by Dan Charette, 8/23/2013
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Automobiles, Racing  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4197
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5745cd8e7-0e83-45e0-85d7-c014b811fa53
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref25883

American Racing 'A Diversity of Innovation'

Publisher:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Topic:
American History  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Mechanic  Search this
Sports car  Search this
Race track  Search this
NASCAR  Search this
Indianapolis 500  Search this
Daytona Beach  Search this
Typical age range 8-10  Search this
Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Typical age range 12-14  Search this
Typical age range 14-16  Search this
Typical age range 16-18  Search this
Educational alignment:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_364

Wiseman-Cooke Aircraft

Manufacturer:
Wiseman-Cooke  Search this
Materials:
Airframe: Wood
Covering: Fabric
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1910-1912
Credit Line:
Gift of Port of Oakland-Board of Port Commissioners, Oakland, California.
Inventory Number:
A19490037000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv912487232-af07-46bc-8b3e-fbf9d1488cb9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19490037000
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Pitts Special S-1C

Manufacturer:
Curtis Pitts  Search this
Materials:
Fuselage: steel tube, fabric cover
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 4.9 m (16 ft 10 in)
Length: 4.4 m (14 ft 6 in)
Height: 1.7 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight, empty: 257 kg (568 lb)
Weight, gross: 362 kg (800 lb)
Engine: Continental C85-8FJ 63 kW (85 hp)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1946-1967
Credit Line:
Gift of Betty Skelton Frankman
Inventory Number:
A19850806000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv933bb9a08-c5c1-4a03-ae00-7f0ce172b150
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19850806000
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc.]

Company Name:
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Goodyear Aerospace Corp. ; Goodyear Aircraft Corp. ; Goodyear Rubber Co. ; Goodyear’s Rubber Mfg. Co. ; Goodyear’s India Rubber Glove Mfg. Co. ; Goodyear Rubber Products Corp. ; Goodyear Zeppelin Corp. ; Industrial Products Div. ; Engineered Products Div. ; Motion Picture Dept. ; Pliofilm Sales Dept.  Search this
Notes content:
Aircraft analog computing equipment ; zeppelins or dirigibles ; Food and material and fiberglass handling bins. Tires: bicycles ; farm ; tractor ; automobile ; automobile racing ; off-road ; trucks ; buses ; trailers ; earthmover-grader and special purpose ; motorcycles. Belting: sawmill ; mining ; v-belts ; endless ; transmission ; variable speed ; conveyor ; food processing ; elevator ; grain. Hose: flexible metallic ; wrapped ; hand-built ; braided ; woven ; air ; air drill ; pneumatic tool ; steam ; welding ; sanitary ; brewers’ ; garden ; acid ; suction ; spray ; paint ; fire ; hose fittings. Packing: asbestos sheet packing ; rubber sheet packing. Misc.: mats and matting ; washing machine wringer rolls ; molded and lathe cut goods ; printers’ supplies ; industrial rubber rollers ; rubber bands ; air suspension springs ; industrial brake lining ; flame resistant rubber ; rubber for noise abatement ; motion pictures primarily promoting Goodyear industries. Rubber gloves and boots. Dock fenders ; dunnage bags. Vinyl flooring, counter tops, wainscoting ; rubber tile ; Pliofilm food packaging wrap ; Pliotron air filters. Company histories ; ‘story of tires’ ; employee relations handbooks. 1800s documents: waterproof clothing and footwear ; druggists’ and medical tools ; fire fighting equipment.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
Pliofilm.
Physical description:
176 pieces; 7 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Akron, Ohio, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Packaging materials and shipping  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Computers  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_18154
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_18154

[Trade catalogs from M. A. McEvoy (London) Ltd.]

Company Name:
M. A. McEvoy (London) Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
Automobile parts ; "Some Notes on High Density Induction" by Laurence Pomeroy, Junr. ; "Supercharging John Citizen's Car" by Laurence Pomeroy, Jnr. ; forced induction ; "Zoller" compressor ; automobile racing ; supercharged marine engines .
Includes:
Trade catalog and manual
Black and white images
Physical description:
18 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Derby, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Sporting goods  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Engines  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Motors  Search this
Ships  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_30368
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_30368

[Trade catalogs from Pirelli]

Company Name:
Pirelli  Search this
Notes content:
automobile racing
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Milan, Italy
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_33964
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_33964

The Starter Told Parker to Go Around

Artist:
Robert Sarsony, born Easton, PA 1938  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
oil on fiberboard
Dimensions:
30 x 40 in. (76.3 x 101.6 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1971
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\automobile  Search this
Recreation\sport and play\racing  Search this
Occupation\sport\referee  Search this
Portrait male\Parker  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation
Object number:
1986.6.76
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk72ae18c64-211b-4e61-960d-786916ca1df7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1986.6.76

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