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Herbert Stephen Desind Collection

Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Extent:
109 Cubic feet (305 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1950-1992
Summary:
The collection consists of 109 cubic feet of material, primarily photographs with some additional documentation, covering aerospace topics. The bulk of the material relates to US space exploration, including extensive photo files on US manned missions through the Space Shuttle, and satellite and sounding rocket work. The first series consists of unmanned spacecraft material, the second series consists of manned spacecraft material, and the third series consists of aircraft material.
Scope and Contents:
The Herbert Stephen Desind Collection (acc. 1997-0014) contains approximately 109 cubic feet of material relating to aviation and space flight. The material is primarily photographic in nature and focuses on manned and unmanned space flight activities.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Unmanned Space Programs

Series 2: Manned Space Programs

Series 3: Aviation subjects

Series 4: Country files

Series 5: Miscellaneous files

Series 6: Press Kits
Biographical / Historical:
Herbert Stephen Desind was a Washington, D.C. area native born on January 15, 1945, raised in Silver Spring, Maryland and educated at the University of Maryland. He obtained his BA degree in Communications at Maryland in 1967, and began working in the local public schools as a science teacher. At the time of his death, in October 1992, he was a high school teacher and a freelance writer/lecturer on spaceflight. Desind also was an avid model rocketeer, specializing in using the Estes Cineroc, a model rocket with an 8mm movie camera mounted in the nose. To many members of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), he was known as "Mr. Cineroc." His extensive requests worldwide for information and photographs of rocketry programs even led to a visit from FBI agents who asked him about the nature of his activities.

Mr. Desind used the collection to support his writings in NAR publications, and his building scale model rockets for NAR competitions. Desind also used the material in the classroom, and in promoting model rocket clubs to foster an interest in spaceflight among his students.

Desind entered the NASA Teacher in Space program in 1985, but it is not clear how far along his submission rose in the selection process. He was not a semi-finalist, although he had a strong application.

In 1991, Desind was named Science Teacher of the Year by Prince George's County and the Potomac Electric Power Company.

Desind died October 16, 1992, having succumbed to colon cancer.

On November 17, 1994, the Herbert Desind Memorial Space Awareness Center, a state-of-the-art facility, was created and dedicated at Laurel High School. Today that Center houses the Cooperative Satellite Learning Project (CSLP) class as well as other science classes. The CSLP is a business, government, and educational partnership, focusing on space sciences and engineering. One of the sponsors of CSLP is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

In 1997, Desind's father and sister donated his collection to the National Air and Space Museum.
Provenance:
Barbara Desind Kernan, Gift, 1997
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Topic:
Manned space flight  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Space shuttles  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0014
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0014
Online Media:

Aero Commander L-26C (U-4B)

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 233, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
B&W Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref10

Beech AT-10 Wichita

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 233, Folder 47
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
B&W Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref100

General Dynamics F-111, NASA

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1001

General Dynamics F-111, NASA

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
B&W Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1003

General Dynamics F-111, Models

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
B&W Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1005

General Dynamics (Grumman) EF-111A Raven

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1007

General Dynamics (Grumman) EF-111A Raven

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
B&W Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1009

General Dynamics (Grumman) EF-111A Raven

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
Color Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1011

General Dynamics (Grumman) F-111B

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
B&W Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1013

General Dynamics (Grumman) F-111B

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
Color Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1015

Goodyear GA-400R Gizmo (Helicopter)

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1017

Goodyear GA-400R Gizmo (Helicopter)

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
B&W Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1019

Beech Baron 55 Family

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 233, Folder 48
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
B&W Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref102

Grob G500 Egrett-I

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1021

Grob G500 Egrett-I

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
B&W Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1023

Grumman A-6 (A2F) Intruder

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1025

Grumman A-6 (A2F) Intruder

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
B&W Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1027

Grumman A-6 (A2F) Intruder

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
Color Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1029

Grumman EA-6A (A2F-1H) Prowler

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 243, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
B&W Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref1031

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