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"Shenandoah Saga" Photographs

Topic:
Shenandoah Saga (monograph)
Creator:
Hook, Thomas S., 1923-  Search this
Names:
ZR-1 Shenandoah (Airship)  Search this
Hook, Thomas S., 1923-  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white negatives
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Date:
[ca. 1920s-1960s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists both of photographs that appear in the book as well as additional research materials, including: correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and negatives.
Biographical / Historical:
Thom Hook's book, Shenandoah Saga was published in 1973. It was written to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the USS Shenandoah--the first American-built, helium-filled rigid airship. This book traces the history of the naval airship from its preplanning stages to its tragic crash on September 3, 1925.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Thomas Hook, Gift, 1985, 1985-0021, varies (including public domain)
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
Airships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1985.0021
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1985-0021

6th Aircraft Repair Unit, Floating (ARUF) Photographs

Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 6th Aircraft Repair Unit, Floating (ARUF)  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((2 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Photographs
Date:
1941-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of forty-three 8 x 10 inch black and white copy photographs, predominantly of 6th ARU(F) personnel, facilities (including the ship) and aircraft in the Philippines and Japan from 1945 through very early 1946; notable is a view of the 6th ARU(F) Sikorsky R-6 Quick Match with personal art. Also included are close-up views of nose art on several aircraft from other USAAF units, including Consolidated B-24 Liberators Joy Rider, Glamouras', Tarfu, Long Island Belle and Umbriago; Consolidated F-7 Photo Fanny; Lockheed P-38 Well, Bust Ma' Britches!; and an unnamed Northop P-61 Black Widow. Several images are of 7th Air Service Area Command (7th ASAC) facilites at Haneda Air Base, Japan. Three images show captured Japanese aircraft (a Kawanishi H6K5 Mavis, an Aichi E16A1 Paul, and a Mitsubishi G4M3 Betty) awaiting preparation for shipment by the 7the ASAC. Accompanying textual material includes photocopies of documents, including a short history of the formation of the U. S. Army Air Forces Helicopter School (1944-1945) with a personnel list, an accident survey report regarding the loss of Sikorsky R-4B s/n 43-46584, a vessel status card for the USS Brig. Gen. Alfred J. Lyon, and several circa 1990s newspaper clippings relating to the history of the 5th ARU(F) based onboard the USS Brig. Gen. Clinton W. Russell. Also included are photocopies of the photographs with added notes from 6th ARU(F) veterans.
Biographical / Historical:
The US Army Air Forces 6th Aircraft Repair Unit, Floating, based on the US Army aircraft repair ship USS Brig. Gen. Alfred J. Lyon, utilized Sikorsky R-4 and R-6 helicopters during the end of World War II. The 6th ARU(F) was one of six ARU(F) helicopter units which operated in the Pacific Theatre under the code name "Ivory Soap." The 6th ARU(F) was based in the Philippines circa early 1945, with the USS Brig. Gen. Alfred J. Lyon docked at Yokohama, Japan, later that year, following the Japanese surrender.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
William E. Blockley, Transfer, 2000, 2000-0053, 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:
Sikorsky (USA) R-4 (H-4) Family  Search this
Sikorsky (USA) R-6 (H-6) Family  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
North American B-25 Mitchell Family  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0053
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0053

Stanley Kocher Photograph Collection

Creator:
Kocher, Stanley  Search this
Names:
Trumball Field, Connecticut  Search this
United States -- Army Air Corps -- 97th Observation Squadron  Search this
Kocher, Stanley  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic Feet ((3 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Aerial Photographs
Photographs
Publications
Place:
Fort Devens (Mass.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
[ca. 1930s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 85 prints copied from photographs he took while stationed at Trumball Field, Conn. and Ft. Devens, Mass. The prints include aircraft from the following companies: Bellanca, Boeing, Consolidated, Curtiss, Douglas, Fairchild, Keystone, Lockheed, Martin, North American, Northrop, Seversky, and Taylor (Piper). There are also aerial prints of New York. The collection also includes a painted leather patch with the insignia of the 97th Observation Squadron, copies of information on the 97th Observation Squadron, and 'World War II Stories: The 317th Air Service Squadron' which is comprised of oral history accounts by members of the 317th.
Biographical / Historical:
Stanley Kocher was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, the 97th Observation Squadron, during the late 1930s.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Stanley C. Kocher, gift, 1989, 1990-0059, 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:
Bellanca Aircraft Family  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Boeing Aircraft Family  Search this
Consolidated Aircraft Family  Search this
Douglas Aircraft Family  Search this
Curtiss, General, Aircraft  Search this
Fairchild Aircraft Family  Search this
Keystone Aircraft Family  Search this
Lockheed Aircraft Family  Search this
Martin Aircraft Family  Search this
North American Aircraft Family  Search this
Northrop Aircraft Family  Search this
Seversky Aircraft Family  Search this
Taylor Aircraft Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Aerial Photographs
Photographs
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0059
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0059

Early Rocketry (V-2) Photograph Collection

Topic:
Science with a Vengeance
Creator:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Names:
Project Blossom (U.S.)  Search this
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
2.93 Cubic Feet (7 legal document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
1942-1990
bulk 1942-1948
Scope and Contents:
The collection is comprised primarily of photographs showing the manufacture and test launching of V-2 missiles, both in Germany and in the United States (White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico) during and after World War II. There are also images of the facilities at Peenemunde and American confiscation of the technology. American projects documented include: Aerobee rockets, Project Blossom, and Viking rockets. There are also photographs of various instruments and technical graphs and charts. The photographs are black and white, except for approximately 40 color images (prints and 35mm color slides). A number of 4 x 5 inch copy negatives, 8 x 10 inch negatives, one glass lantern slide, some recent correspondence and several newspaper/magazine clippings are also included in the collection. Some of the sources from which the photographs were obtained include: the Applied Physics Laboratory; William Baum; the Deutsches Museum; William Dow and Nelson Spencer of the University of Michigan; Charles Johnson, Frances Johnson, Ernst Krause, and Richard Tousey of the Naval Research Laboratory; U.S. Air Force Air Materiel Command; and the University of Colorado.
Biographical / Historical:
David H. DeVorkin (1944- ) is a curator in the National Air and Space Museum's Space History Department. This collection of photographs was compiled by DeVorkin while researching for his 1992 book, 'Science with a Vengeance', which documents early rocket technology from the 1940s onwards. This book traces the exploration of the upper atmosphere with ballistic missiles systems, particularly the V-2. The first part of the book deals with the military context of upper atmospheric research: the military interest in seeing that such work was being done, the formation of appropriate groups in military labs capable of doing the work, and the development of the technical and managerial infrastructure requred to get the work done. The later half of the book examines the specific problems each scientific group addressed, including the technical, professional and managerial obstacles they faced as they explored the use of rockets for studying the sun, cosmic rays, the upper atmosphere, and the ionosphere.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
David H. DeVorkin, transfer, 1994, 1994-0056, 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:
V-2 rocket  Search this
Launch complexes (Astronautics) -- Peenemunde, Germany  Search this
Launch complexes (Astronautics) -- White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Aerobee rockets  Search this
Viking rocket  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Correspondence
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0056
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0056

Georges Naudet Collection

Creator:
Naudet, Georges, 1900-1983.  Search this
Names:
Blanchard, Jean-Pierre, 1753-1809  Search this
Blériot, Louis, 1872-1936  Search this
Godard, Eugène, 1864-  Search this
Godard, Louis  Search this
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel, 1740-1810.  Search this
Naudet, Georges, 1900-1983.  Search this
Vedrines, Jules  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Publications
Clippings
Postcards
Date:
[ca 1600s-1930s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes early ballooning material as well as photographs of early 20th century French pilots. The ballooning material includes material from Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Joseph Montgolfier and Eugene and Louis Godard. The early photographs include the following aviators: Louis Blériot, and Jules Védrines. The following types of material are included: photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and books.
Biographical / Historical:
Georges Naudet (June 9, 1900 - May 22, 1983) was a French businessman who was passionately interested in the early history of ballooning and aviation. An amateur in the field of aviation history, he became an avid collector and author.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
George Naudet Estate, purchase, 1984, XXXX-0479, 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 -- pre-1903  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- France  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Balloons -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Publications
Clippings
Postcards
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0479
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0479
Additional Online Media:

Hughes Aircraft Company Satellite Publications

Names:
Hughes Aircraft Co  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Publications
Date:
bulk 1975-1992
Biographical / Historical:
This collection consists of publications relating to communications and other satellites, especially those produced by the Hughes Aircraft Company. The collection includes the following publications: "Hughes Communication Satellites;" "Hughes Multispectral Scanner System for ERTS, Goddard Space Flight Center;" a folder of materials from the Earth Observation Satellite Company; "1960-1970-1980: The Second Decade of Progress in Space Communications;" "Geostationary Meteorological Satellite Data Book;" "The Challenge of Excellence;" Hughes Space and Communications Group, "The SCG Journal," volume 2, number 11, November 1982; a page from an undated periodical that appears to be another edition of the Hughes Space and Communications Group, "The SCG Journal;" "SCG Program Notes," September 1978; Hughes Aircraft Company, Space and Communications Group report on launching their 85th spacecraft in 1985; "Intelsat IV A Satellite Launch Digest;" Hughes Aircraft Company, Space and Communications Group report on Intelsat VI; 4 color photographs of an unidentified Astronaut with the WESTAR-VI, Manned Maneuvering Unit; 1 color photograph and 1 color photocopy of the same photograph of an unidentified Space Shuttle (probably Challenger) being taxied by a NASA aircraft; 6 color photographs of Hughes Aircraft Company technicians at work
Provenance:
Mark F. Bettinger, Gift, 2008
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:
Artificial satellites  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Publications
Citation:
Hughes Aircraft Company Satellite Publications, Accession 2008-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0012
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0012

Clarence H. Arveson Aviation Scrapbook

Creator:
Arveson, Clarence H., 1901-1978  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Corps. 99th Observation Squadron  Search this
Arveson, Clarence H., 1901-1978  Search this
Maitland, Lester J., 1898-  Search this
Whitney, Courtney  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Place:
Bolling Air Force Base (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1920-1922
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook consists of photographs and loose newspaper clippings collected by Clarence Arveson. The photographs include the following: Bolling Field; aircraft located at Bolling Field, including crashed aircraft; and aviation personalities who spent time at Bolling, including Lester Maitland and Major General Courtney Whitney. There is also a patch (probably from Arveson's Merchant Marine days).
Biographical / Historical:
Clarence H. Arveson (1901-1978) served in the Army Air Corps at Bolling Field, as a member of the 99th Squadron (Observation). He worked as a clerk typist and wing rigger for aircraft. After his Air Corps duty, Arveson worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad, the Merchant Marines and the Rural Electrification Administration.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Paul Arveson, gift, 1994, 1994-0013
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
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0013
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0013
Additional Online Media:

Edouard and Charles Nieuport Image Collection

Creator:
Nieuport, Edouard, 1875-1911  Search this
Names:
Nieuport, Charles  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Publications
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one CD containing sixty-nine high-resolution image scans produced by Chrome Photographic Services. These images were scanned from the collection of Gérard Pommier and the images relate to the aviation careers of Edouard and Charles Nieuport. This collection also contains one cd of 356 low-resolution image scans and photocopies of photographs and French publications.
Biographical / Historical:
Edouard Nieuport (1875-1911) was a French engineer and designer who first worked with motorcycles and automobiles before turning to aircraft. Nieuport's first aircraft was built in 1908, and from this design came the famous Nieuport fighters, which were used by virtually all of the Allied nations during World War I. Nieuport also set world speed records in 1911, before his death later that year when he crashed while demonstrating a fighter to the military. Nieuport's brother, Charles (d. 1913), was also a pilot.
Provenance:
Gérard Pommier, 8/22/2002, Gift
Ted Hammady, 8/22/2002, Gift
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
Aeronautics -- France  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Nieuport Aircraft Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Publications
Citation:
Edouard and Charles Nieuport Image Collection, Accession 2002-0056, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0056
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0056

Aerial Navigation Company of America Collection

Creator:
Moody, William  Search this
Names:
Aerial Navigation Co  Search this
Call, Henry Laurens  Search this
Moody, William  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Date:
1911-1912
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of photographs and documents relating to the Aerial Navigation Company of America, including: Call engine photographs and literature; Call aircraft, including the 1912 Call Monoplane; by-laws and stock certificates for the Company; a photograph of the machine shop; and newspaper clippings regarding William Moody, who was a mechanic for the company, circa 1910-1912. There is also material regarding the lighting system installed by Moody at the Omaha Airport, 1936.
Biographical / Historical:
The Aerial Navigation Company of America (1908-1912) was founded by Henry Laurens Call, socialist lawyer and economist. Located in Girard, Kansas, the Aerial Navigation Company designed the the Call airship -- the first Kansas-designed and built aircraft to make an attempt to take off. The airship was not successful, but the company established a factory, a flying school, and built an additional 13 aircraft before going bankrupt in 1912. Only one of the aircraft, the Call Monoplane, actually flew. The Company's biggest success was with the Call Aviation Engine which they manufactured and marketed.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Knapp, gift, 1995, 1995-0046, 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:
Aerial Navigation Co Call Monoplane  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Socialists  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0046
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0046

McCook Field Collection

Creator:
Boyne, Walter J., 1929-  Search this
Names:
McCook Field, Ohio  Search this
Wright Field, Ohio  Search this
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)  Search this
Boyne, Walter J., 1929-  Search this
Extent:
1.64 Cubic feet ((2 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Questionnaires
Publications
Clippings
Reports
Negatives
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1917-1977
bulk 1918-1930
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material collected by Walter J. Boyne in preparation for the writing of a series of articles about McCook Field. The collection consists of the following: numerous photographs, a small number of negatives, some technical notes and reports, correspondence, magazine clippings, a decal, publications, and several questionnaires. The photographic component consists of images of aircraft, both on the ground and airborne, as well as photos of parts of aircraft. In addition, there are photos of workers in the process of constructing airplanes and of crash tests and their results. A few personal photographs of members of the air crew can also be found within the collection. The questionnaires in the collection were created by Boyne and were sent in 1977 to various individuals who were connected with McCook Field in various capacities.
Biographical / Historical:
McCook Field, established in Dayton, Ohio in 1917, was the first military aviation facility developed for research and experimentation in the United States. The testing of airplanes, including new experimental models, continued until 1927 when the facility was closed. Operations were subsequently moved to nearby Wright Field, which later evolved into the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1948.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Walter J. Boyne, gift, unknown, XXXX-0569, 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:
Airplanes, Military -- Flight testing  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military -- Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Questionnaires
Publications
Clippings
Reports
Negatives
Photographs
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0569
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0569

Octave Chanute Collection [Avery]

Creator:
Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910  Search this
Names:
Avery, William  Search this
Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Glass negatives
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Date:
1886-1926
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of newspaper clippings dating from 1886-1926; correspondence from Sept. 1904-September 1922; glass negatives and lantern slides; publications dating from 1886-1910; and a variety of photographs. Images represented include the Chanute biplane hang glider used in St. Louis in 1904, miscellaneous gliders, Chanute's gliding experiments at the Indiana dunes in 1896, and miscellaneous photos of Chanute and his colleagues.
Biographical / Historical:
Octave Chanute, born in Paris in 1832, was one of America's leading civil engineers, specializing in railroads and railroad bridges with the first bridge across the Missouri River to his credit. After developing a reputation as a scientist, writer and speaker, Chanute's interests turned to the possibility of flight. Beginning in 1891 he wrote a series of articles on his research and published them in book form, making him the first aviation historian. In 1896 he designed and constructed four gliders aided by William Avery and Augustus Herring, testing them on the Indiana shores of Lake Michigan. The Chanute team made more than 1,000 manned flights without accident, and with a few modifications his 2-surfaced glider was to become the prototype of all modern biplanes. As he grew older, Chanute turned to writing, speaking and corresponding with inventors to encourage them to continue where he had left off. He died at the age of 78 in 1910, one of the foremost pioneers in aviation.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
H.N. Staats (originally collected by William Avery), gift, unknown, XXXX-0489, 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:
Gliding and soaring  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Glass negatives
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0489
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0489
Additional Online Media:

Mary Billy Cline Quinn Collection

Creator:
Quinn, Mary Billy Cline, 1902 (date of birth)  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet (2 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Publications
Date:
1929-1963
Summary:
This collection documents the flying career of Mary Billy Cline Quinn.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following types of material: aviator licenses, correspondence, pilot's logs, certificates, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
Arrangement:
The two folders in this collection are arranged by format. Folder 1 includes paper materials; folder 2, photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Billy Cline Quinn was born May 5, 1902, in Erie, Kansas. She studied law at the University of Kansas and graduated from the Kansas State Teachers College before making her career in aviation. She held Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)/National Aeronautic Association (NAA) license #7580 and transport pilot license #12647, as well as sporting and foreign licenses. On July 2, 1930, Quinn set a brief world altitude record for a woman in a light plane, reaching 17,500 feet.
General:
The Aeronautics Department holds several artifacts relating to this collection:

1. A20030022000 - Jacket, Flying, Civilian

2. A20030023000 - Helmet, Cap, Flying, Civilian

3. A20030024000 - Gloves, Flying, Civilian

4. A20030025000 - Boots, Flying, Civilian

5. A20030026000 - Goggles, Flying Civilian

6. A20030027000 - Bracelet, Civilian

7. A20030028000 - Letter Opener, Civilian
Provenance:
Beth Q. Vaughn, Gift, October 2002, NASM.2003.0002
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:
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Publications
Citation:
Mary Billy Cline Quinn Collection, Acc. NASM.2003.0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2003.0002
See more items in:
Mary Billy Cline Quinn Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2003-0002
Additional 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:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
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

Japanese World War II Aircraft Articles Collection

Creator:
Beilstein, Chris  Search this
Names:
United States Strategic Bombing Survey  Search this
Extent:
2.63 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box) (2 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Publications
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1940s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection is a comprehensive survey of Japanese World War II aircraft and information on the various air battles and battles where aviation played a significant role in either defeat or victory. The material primarily consists of articles and photographs clipped from American and Japanese scholarly and general interest aviation magazines. Also included are copies of three United States Strategic Bombing Survey reports written after the war that analyze Japanese strategy and tactics.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Chris Beilstein, gift, 1990, 1990-0055, Public Domain
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
Airplanes -- Japan  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Publications
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0055
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0055

Salomon A. Andree 1896 Polar Expedition Collection

Creator:
Andrée, Salomon August, 1854-1897  Search this
Names:
Andrée, Salomon August, 1854-1897  Search this
Extent:
0.51 Cubic Feet ((2 flatboxes) (1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Date:
1896
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material relating to the 1896 unsuccessful effort, including: two oversized prints; a photograph album labeled "Spitsbergen, 1896" which includes images of life on board the ship Virgo and the Ornen balloon; and a scrapbook containing mostly Swedish newspaper article accounts of the journey.
Biographical / Historical:
Salomon August Andree (1854-1897) was a pupil at the Technical Institute in Stockholm. During the 1870s and 1880s, Andree became interested in both ballooning and meteorological and physical research in polar regions. In 1893 Andree bought his first balloon and undertook various ascents, and by 1895 had put forth his plans for a balloon flight over the North Pole. The expedition was planned for the summer of 1896, but after reaching Spitsbergen, unfavorable weather conditions caused the flight to be canceled. Thus, the expedition commenced the following summer. Three days after takeoff, the balloon was forced to land, and the men - Andree, Nils Strindberg, and Knut Fraenkel - spent six weeks trying to return to Spitsbergen before perishing. The remains of their last camp were not found until 1930.
Provenance:
Peter Gustafson, gift, 1993, 1994-0007, 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
Balloons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0007
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0007

Caterpillar Club Collection

Creator:
Caterpillar Club  Search this
Names:
Caterpillar Club  Search this
Extent:
1.35 Cubic Feet ((3 legal document boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Date:
1922-1940
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes photographs of most of the members, and some of their aircraft and crash sites. There are also detailed reports of each of the 700 documented emergency parachute jumps as well as newspaper articles and correspondence about the Caterpillar Club and Lt. Col. Falk Harmel, who maintained this collection.
Biographical / Historical:
The Caterpillar Club originated in October 1922 at Wright Field, Ohio, when a suggestion was made to start a club composed only of persons whose lives were saved by the use of the parachute when forced to leave an aircraft in flight. The name comes from the fact that parachutes were made from silk, produced from the caterpillar cocoon. By 1940 there were some 700 members of the Caterpillar Club, including such noteworthy members as Charles Lindbergh
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Falk Harmel, gift, 1967, XXXX-0576, 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
Aircraft accidents  Search this
Parachutes  Search this
Aircraft survival equipment  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0576
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0576

Charles Arens Scrapbooks

Creator:
Arens, Charles A., 1895-1967  Search this
Names:
Arens Controls, Inc.  Search this
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
LWF Engineering Co  Search this
National Air Races  Search this
Arens, Charles A., 1895-1967  Search this
Laird, E. M.  Search this
Weaver, George E. "Buck", 1895-1924  Search this
Extent:
1.05 Cubic feet (4 flatboxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Business cards
Date:
1911-1960
Summary:
This collection consists of four albums and some additional material including photographs (many of which appear to be originals); news clippings; catalogues and advertisements; event programs; and other ephemera.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of four albums and some additional material including photographs (many of which appear to be originals); news clippings; catalogues and advertisements; event programs; and other ephemera. The collection includes images of aircraft and pilots with whom Charles Arens worked or came into contact with during his working years, and some of the photographs have been autographed. Also included are images of many aircraft at the Cicero and Ashburn Fields in Chicago; photographs taken at the 1930, 1931 and 1932 National Air Races; aerial photography; images of airships including the U. S. Navy ZR-3 Los Angeles; and some U.S. Army Signal Corps photographs. There is a considerable amount of material relating to Arens Controls Company, Inc. in Volume D, as well as in additional items that were added to the collection in 2006.

Aircraft seen in the photographs include numerous models of aircraft made by Curtiss, LWF, and Laird ("Matty") and many other aircraft including the Sperry Messenger; Sperry Curtiss JN-4 Monoplane; Verville (Alfred) VCP-R (R-1); Thomas-Morse S-4C; Standard (NJ) Handley Page O/400; Burnelli (Remington-Burnelli) RB-1; John's Multiplane (1920); Ansaldo S.V.A.; SPAD XIII (S.13); Nieuport 27; Martin (Glenn L.) MB-2; Fokker T-2 (F.IV); Stinson (Aircraft) SM-1 Detroiter; Ireland Meteor; Loening (Corp) OL-1; Ryan NYP Spirit of St Louis; Lockheed Model 5 Vega Yankee Doodle; Bellanca WB-2 Miss Columbia; Fokker C-2, Civil America; Breguet Bre.19 A2 Nungesser-Coli; Boeing Model 80A; Sikorsky S-38B Amphibion untin Bowler; Howard (Benjamin O.) DGA-3 Pete; Lockheed Model 8 Sirius Tingmissartoq; Springfield Bulldog (V High Wing Racing); Wedell-Williams Model 44 I (NR 278V) (Race #s: 44, 91); Chester (Art) Goon; Robinson (W. C.) Monoplane; Curtiss NC-3 and NC-4 (P2N-1); and the Vought VE-10.

Besides Arens himself, other notable figures in aviation that are seen in the photographs include Laura Bromwell; Bertrand Blanchard Acosta; Russell L. Maughan; Alford Joseph "Al" Williams; Harold James Brow; Lillian Boyer Werner; William S. "Billy" Brock; Perry Hutton; Henry S. "Pop" Keller; Charles Augustus Lindbergh; Anne Spencer Morrow Lindbergh; Richard Reginald Blythe; Arthur C. "Art" Goebel; Ruth Elder; Lloyd W. Bertaud; Guiseppe Mario Bellanca; Charles W. "Speed" Holman; Erwin E. "Eddy" Ballough; Emil Matthew Laird; Joseph Le Brix; Dieudonné Costes; Clarence Duncan Chamberlin; Robert F. "Bob" Shank; Florence Klingensmith; Arthur Charles Chester; Will D. "Billy" Parker; Anthony "Tony" Stadlman; Stanley Van Winkle Hiller; Robert G. Fowler; Warren Samuel Eaton; Leslie L. Irvin; Benjamin Delahauf Foulois; Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold; James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle; Roscoe Turner; Otto W. Timm; Overton M. "Rusty" Bounds; Katherine (Otero) Stinson; Arthur R. "Art" Smith; Mickey McGuire; Marjorie C. Stinson; Victor Carlstom; Charles B. Kirkham; George E. "Buck" Weaver; Henry B. Crewdson; Edward Albert "Al" Johnson; Charles W. "Pop" Dickinson; Joseph Lee Cato; and Harold W. Blakely.
Arrangement:
Albums are labeled in sequence with a letter code and they are housed in this order. Additional material added to the collection in 2006 is housed at the end.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Anthony Arens (1895-1967), an early aviation enthusiast, was active in aviation from 1911 until the end of his life. He was active at the Cicero Flying Field (1912-1919) and the new Ashburn Field (1916) in Chicago. He worked with E. M. Laird and George "Buck" Weaver of Waco Aircraft. He built and flew a biplane in 1915 which qualified him for membership in the Early Birds. He was elected secretary of the Early Birds in 1960 and was active in this organization until his death. In December 1916, Arens went to work for the LWF Engineering Company, College Point, Long Island, as a mechanic. He worked for LWF until they went out of business in 1923. He held A&E Mechanic License No. 240. In 1923 he went to work for the E. M. Laird Airplane Company. He later developed a control system for aircraft. He formed his own company in 1923, and provided controls for early Ford and Boeing aircraft. He opened his own plant in 1934, and founded Arens Controls Company, Inc. in 1939. He was also secretary of the E. M. Laird Airplane Company, which provided control systems for many World War II aircraft. Arens sold his interest in the company in 1944. He later formed a company to do engineering work.
Provenance:
Charles Arens, Gift, 1971, NASM.XXXX.0016
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
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Business cards
Citation:
Charles Arens Scrapbooks, NASM.XXXX.0016, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0016
See more items in:
Charles Arens Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0016
Additional Online Media:

Carl J. Christenson Papers

Creator:
Christenson, Carl J., 1907-1986  Search this
Names:
Civil Aeronautics Administration  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
Humboldt Air Service (Eureka, Cal.)  Search this
Quiet Birdmen, The  Search this
Wright Air Service  Search this
Christenson, Carl J., 1907-1986  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Cubic Feet (4 legal document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Date:
[ca. 1920s-1980s]
bulk 1928-1968
Scope and Contents:
This collection covers Christenson's flying and government career and includes the following types of material: photographs, newspaper clippings, government forms and memorandums, correspondence, publications, and log books.
Biographical / Historical:
Carl J. Christenson (1907-1986) learned to fly at Oakland, CA with the Wright Air Service and received his license in 1928. Christenson worked for the Wright Air Service as a line boy and mechanic's helper although he also hopped passengers to build flight time. He was issued transport and mechanic licenses in 1929 and went to work for Humboldt Flying Service in Eureka, CA. During the 1930s he became engaged in fixed base and barnstorming operations in northern California and central Washington with a variety of small flying services. In 1939 Christenson was hired as an inspector by the CAA/FAA, and he served in Maryland, Virginia, Iowa, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and California before retiring in 1969. Christenson was a member of the Quiet Birdmen.
General:
Other materials: a photograph of the Seversky aircraft was added to the Seversky aircraft technical file.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Andrew L. Christenson, gift, 1995, 1995-0057, 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
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0057
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0057

Frederick Clark Durant Collection

Creator:
Durant, Frederick C., 1916-  Search this
Names:
Avco Corporation  Search this
Bell Aerosystems Company  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Durant, Frederick C., 1916-  Search this
Extent:
29.43 Cubic Feet ((27 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Photographs
Reports
Correspondence
Publications
Date:
[ca. 1953-1963]
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes material on the rocket and space activities and interests of Durant during the period circa 1953-1963. The collection consists of business and personal correspondence, articles, reports, pamphlets, manuscripts, color transparencies and photographs. Some of the contents are not in English. In April 2000, an additional six boxes were transferred to the Archives, which included film, video tapes, audio tapes, correspondence, pamphlets, and photographs. This material covers Durant's space activities and interests during the 1980s-1990s.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederick Clark Durant, III was trained in chemical engineering. He held numerous positions related to rocket and air technology. The positions which he held are: Director of Engineering at the Naval Air Rocket Test Station 1948-1951; Director of Maynard Ordnance Test Station 1954-1955; and executive at AVCO-Everett Research Laboratory 1957-1959; Director of public and government relations in the research division of AVCO Corporation 1959-1961 and senior representative of Bell Aerosystems Company 1961-1964. In 1964 he became assistant director of astronautics at the National Air Museum (later the National Air and Space Museum), Smithsonian Institution.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Frederick C. Durant, III, gift, XXXX-0084, 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:
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Photographs
Reports
Correspondence
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0084
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0084

Henri Coanda Papers [Stine]

Creator:
Coanda, Henri-Marie, 1885-1972  Search this
Names:
L'Ecole Superieure d'Aeronautique  Search this
Coanda, Henri-Marie, 1885-1972  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
1.04 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Maps
Charts
Financial records
Negatives
Date:
1920-1961
bulk 1950s
Scope and Contents:
The collection primarily refers to Coanda's water conversion project. The material includes correspondence, reports, the articles of SFERI-Coanda and AQUA, as well as experimental photographs. The collection also includes Societe Multicellulaire pamphlets from the 1920s and personal photographs of Coanda's farm in Auxances.
Biographical / Historical:
Henri-Marie Coanda (1885-1972) was born and died in Bucharest, Romania. He spent his early childhood in Paris (1886-1891), before being educated in a Romanian military school (graduated 1903). Coanda continued his studies in Berlin and Paris -- at Auguste Rodin's atelier, with Gustaf Eiffel, and as a member of the first class of L'Ecole Superieure d'Aeronautique. He made his aeronautical debut in 1910, in the world's first jet aircraft. This was followed in 1932 with the discovery of the Coanda effect in which jet streams are used to create vacuums by following curves. His other projects included prefabricated housing developments, water conversion and conservation, energy conservation and agricultural equipment. In his lifetime he contributed some 250 inventions to these diverse fields.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
G. Harry Stine, gift, XXXX-0170, 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
Energy conservation  Search this
Water conservation  Search this
Coanda effect  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Maps
Charts
Financial records
Negatives
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0170
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0170

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