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Douglas SBD-6 Dauntless

Manufacturer:
Douglas Aircraft Company  Search this
Materials:
Metal, plastic, fabric
Dimensions:
Overall: 13ft 8 15/16in. x 40ft 9in., 10555.6lb., 54ft 2in. (4.19m x 12.42m, 4788kg, 16.51m)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1940
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy.
Inventory Number:
A19610109000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum
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Toy, Airplane, Lindbergh, King Collection

Materials:
Metal, ferrous in nature, fabric, wood and rubber
Dimensions:
Model: 9.5 × 22.2 × 27.3cm, 1.1kg (3 3/4 × 8 3/4 × 10 3/4 in., 2 1/2lb.)
Other (Pulley length): 56cm (22 1/16 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
Credit Line:
Gift of the Stanley King Family.
Inventory Number:
A20040289063
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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North American B-25J-20-NC (TB-25N) Mitchell "Carol Jean"

Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc.  Search this
Materials:
All-aluminum and stressed aluminum skin airframe construction; fabric-covered ailerons, elevators, and rudders.
Dimensions:
Overall: 16ft 4in. x 67ft 7in. x 53ft 6in., 19499.8lb. (4.979m x 20.599m x 16.307m, 8845.1kg)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1940-1945
Credit Line:
Donated by Dr. John F. Marshall.
Inventory Number:
A19860003000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher

Manufacturer:
Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division  Search this
Materials:
Wings covered with fabric aft of the main spar
Dimensions:
Overall: 15ft 1 1/8in. x 33ft 9 1/2in., 4122.6lb., 36ft 1 1/16in. (460 x 1030cm, 1870kg, 1100cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1937
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy.
Inventory Number:
A19610106000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv95c03a005-1d12-4fd3-8f6b-17dcf7e83037
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Grumman Tarpon I (TBF-1 Avenger)

Manufacturer:
Grumman Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
All-metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 420 x 1240cm, 4788kg, 1650cm (13ft 9 3/8in. x 40ft 8 3/16in., 10555.6lb., 54ft 1 5/8in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1941
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy, Bureau of Weapons.
Inventory Number:
A19610117000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum
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Coat, Flying, Amelia Earhart, Civilian

Owner:
Amelia Earhart  Search this
Materials:
Leather
Dimensions:
Clothing (On Mannequin): 91.4 × 43.1 × 18cm (36 × 16 15/16 × 7 1/16 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1920-1930
Credit Line:
Gift of Lewis B. Miller
Inventory Number:
A19610155000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Mitsubishi Reisen (Zero-Fighter) A6M7 Model 63 ZEKE

Manufacturer:
Nakajima Hikoki K. K.  Search this
Materials:
Lightweight aluminum alloy (developed in Japan), armor plate and self-sealing fuel tanks omitted from the design.
Dimensions:
Overall: 3500 x 900cm, 1900kg, 1100cm (114ft 9 15/16in. x 29ft 6 5/16in., 4188.7lb., 36ft 1 1/16in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Japan
Date:
1939
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy.
Inventory Number:
A19620083000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Official Duties, Personnel, Integration (see also oversized, Box 163)

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.13: Far East Air Force (FEAF) Headquarters (Tokyo, Japan), Director of Operations and Training
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1897
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Robert W. Kearns Papers

Creator:
Kearns, Robert W.  Search this
Kearns, Timothy  Search this
Brown, Brian Ivan  Search this
Quan, John  Search this
Names:
Kearns and Law  Search this
Tann Company  Search this
United States. Bureau of Standards.  Search this
Extent:
8.5 Cubic feet (24 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Trade literature
Patents
Photographs
Drawings
Notebooks
Correspondence
Memorandums
Date:
1963 - 1999
Summary:
The collection documents the inventive career of physicist and engineer Robert W. Kearns. Kearns invented and patented in 1967 the windshield wiper system with intermittent operation (US 3,351,836), among other inventions. The papers include notebooks, correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, patents, drawings, and trade literature.
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes notebooks, correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, patents, drawings, and trade literature. Kearns held patents related to circuitry which are integral to electronic intermittent windshield wipers. The windshield wiper documentation consists of patents, correspondence, and a set of drawings from November 16, 1967 for Tann Company. Other documentation includes Kearns's work with the engineering firm Kearns and Law (brochures, shop orders, agreements); his National Bureau of Standards work, which consists of his personnel file and notebooks detailing his highway skid resistance research; and subject files that cover a range of topics that interested Kearns, such as radar, speed control, and electric cars. At the heart of the collection are 32 invention notebooks (1963-1986) belonging to Kearns as well as engineers he worked with including John Quan, Brian Ivan Brown, and Timothy Kearns, son of Robert Kearns. Bound, paginated, and dated, the notebooks contain sketches, schematics, calculations, data, telephone numbers, and details about materials, costs, testing data, and descriptions for many of Kearns's projects. The notebooks present a comprehensive overview of his ideas and are significant to understanding his creative process and how his ideas changed or did not change over time. The majority of the notebooks are arranged in chronological order and therefore researchers can see Kearns's work unfold. Many of the notebooks are stamped with a "PO" to indicate a "protective order" followed by a number, and many of the notebooks were used during court proceedings. The protective order restricted access to notebooks which were filed with the court, or to be filed with the court at a future date.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1957-1991

Series 2: Notebooks, 1954-1994

Series 3: Patents, 1957-1985

Series 4: Kearns and Law Engineers, 1957-1962

Series 5: Kearns Engineers, 1967-1985

Series 6: National Bureau of Standards, 1967-1972

Series 7: Ford Motor Company (Engineering Technical Education Program), 1964-1966

Series 8: Windshield Wiper Materials (Kearns vs. Ford Motor Company), 1962-1993

Series 9: Subject Files, 1965-1999

Series 10: Correspondence, 1989-1999
Biographical / Historical:
Robert William Kearns was born in Gary, Indiana on March 10, 1927 to Martin W. Kearns and Mary E. Kearns. One of three children, Kearns grewup in the Detroit area, graduating from the University of Detroit, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (1952); Wayne State University, Masters of Science in Engineering Mechanics (1957); and Case Western Reserve University, Ph.D. in engineering (1964). Kearns also earned certificates in nuclear reactor control from Argonne National Laboratories (1958 and 1959). He was a Corporal in the United States Army, assigned to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the Strategic Services Unit (SSU); the Central Intelligence Group (CIG), and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA.) from July 31, 1945 to November 29, 1946.

Prior to joining the military in 1945, Kearns worked at Mercury Engineering Company (1943-1945) in Detroit as a draftsman preparing engineering shop drawings. After the war, Kearns joined the H & A Tool and Die Company (1946-1947), also in Detroit, as a draftsman preparing engineering shop drawings for the manufacture of the individual parts for machinery and special dies. Through the University of Detroit Cooperative Program with the National Bureau of Standards, he participated in an engineer in training program (1949-1952) where he executed a variety of standardized tests on engineering materials. He held a variety of engineering positions: designer/draftsman with Peerless Design Company, Detroit (1952); junior engineer with Burroughs Corporation Research Laboratories, Philadelphia (1952-1953); and engineer with Bendix Aviation Corporation, Detroit (1953-1957) where Kearns supervised and directed of a group of engineers responsible for the design of computer components, servomechanisms, control systems and related devices. Other duties included planning, liaison with other Bendix divisions, establishing test equipment requirements, as well as technical specifications and reports. In 1957, Kearns joined the faculty of Wayne State University, Department of Engineering Mechanics, as an assistant professor (1957-1963), later becoming an associate professor (1963-1967).

Kearns also established two independent businesses, the engineering firms of Kearns and Law (1963-1976) and Computer Central (1965-1976). Founded with partner Kenneth J. Law, an electrical engineer, Kearns and Law provided industry with consultation, research, design, and development services in the fields of computers, automatic controls and instrumentation. Computer Central manufactured a series of control components such as the Linear Range Comparator, Sign or Equality Binary Comparator, Identity Comparator, Dual Brush V-Scan Encoder Electronics, Gray Code to Binary Code Encoder Electronics, and Digital Difference to Analog Converters. Kearns served as Detroit's Commissioner of Buildings and Safety Engineering (1967-1971), where he acted as an administrator, overseeing professional engineering activities such as building inspections. Kearns moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland in 1971 to become principal investigator for the highway skid resistance program at the National Bureau of Standards, now the National Institute of Standards and Technology (1971-1976).

In 1967, Kearns invented and patented an electronic windshield wiper system with intermittent operation (US 3,351,836). Previous wiper systems were controlled by vacuum tubes. He installed his device on his 1962 Ford Galaxy and met with Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation in 1963 with the goal of manufacturing his idea and being a supplier to the auto industry. Kearns tried to commercialize the wiper through the Tann Corporation. In 1969, Kearns's intermittent windshield wiper was installed on Ford cars without his knowledge. He ultimately filed suit against Ford for patent infringement in 1978 (representing himself as Kearns Associates), seeking $141 million in damages (a figure eventually raised to $325 million). Kearns's purpose in pursuing litigation was not a cash award. Rather, he wanted the rightful ownership. In all, he filed lawsuits against 26 car manufacturers and other companies concerning the same patent (US 3,351,836). In July 1990, a federal jury ruled that Ford had unintentionally infringed on Kearns's patent and awarded him $10.2 million. In June 1992, Kearns was awarded $11 million from Chrysler. Kearns held over 30 patents, with the majority relating to windshield wipers.

Kearns died in 2005. He married Phyllis Hall (1932-2013) in 1953, divorcing in 1989. The couple had six children: Dennis Kearns (b.1954); Timothy Kearns (b.1956); Patrick Kearns (b.1958); Kathleen Corsetty (b. 1961); Maureen Kearns (b. 1964); and Bob Kearns (b. 1967).
Provenance:
Collection donated by the Estate of Robert W. Kearns, through Dennis Kearns and Maureen Kearns, 2016.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some health-related materials in Series 6: National Bureau of Standards are restricted until 2055.
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.
Occupation:
Inventors  Search this
Topic:
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Windshield wipers  Search this
Automobiles -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports -- 20th century
Trade literature -- 20th century
Patents -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Drawings -- 20th century
Notebooks -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Memorandums -- 20th century
Citation:
Robert W. Kearns Papers, 1963-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1406
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Bellcomm, Inc Technical Library Collection

Creator:
Bellcomm, Inc.  Search this
Names:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company  Search this
Bellcomm, Inc.  Search this
California Institute of Technology. Jet Propulsion Lab  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Gemini (U.S.)  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Project Surveyor (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
81.71 Cubic feet (222 letter document boxes, 1 slim letter document box, 4 flatboxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Reports
Publications
Date:
1959-1972
Summary:
This collection contains the non-book portion of Bellcomm's Technical Library. The material in the collection consists of technical reports prepared by NASA subcontractors and/or NASA facilities during the first decade of space exploration (1960-1970). The collections also includes some reports issued by the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) at Pasadena, CA, including Space Program and Research Summaries, as well as technical and engineering documents.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains the non-book portion of Bellcomm's Technical Library. The material in the collection consists of technical reports prepared by NASA subcontractors and/or NASA facilities during the first decade of space exploration (1960-1970). The reports cover a variety of space exploration-related subjects, including a number of defunct programs and space medicine concerns, as well as the better-known exploration projects, such as Mercury, Gemini, Surveyor, and so forth. The library also includes some reports issued by the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) at Pasadena, CA, including Space Program and Research Summaries, as well as technical and engineering documents.
Arrangement note:
Several attempts were made to organize the Bellcomm material before it was transferred from SS&E to the NASM Archives Division. The most thorough of these attempts left two sections of the collection independently organized by corporate author and a third unorganized section. As the proposed corporate-author organization would cause documents relating to a single program to be separated based upon which contractor submitted the report while juxtaposing completely unrelated materials, this arrangement has been discarded in favor of a subject (program or study) arrangement.

Following a series of Bibliographies and General Reports, the materials are organized into five series based upon NASA's functional organization during much of the 1960s: Launch Vehicle Programs, Manned Space Flight Programs, Space Science and Applications (Planetary Reconnaissance and Earth-Orbiting Satellites), Tracking and Data Acquisition, and Advanced Research and Technology. Materials relating to military programs follow in a separate series.

Under each series, materials are arranged by study and/or project. Materials relating to specific missions follow general material relating to the project under which the mission was launched. As no reference has surfaced to date positively linking a specific study to a specific project or program, series assignments have been made based upon the study name. The series assignments in this finding aid should not be taken to represent the actual NASA program or project under which the report was originally funded.

Series I. Bibliographies and General Reports

Series II. Launch Vehicle Programs

Series III. Manned Space Flight Programs

Series IV. Space Science and Applications

Series V. Tracking and Data Acquisition

Series VI. Advanced Research and Technology

Series VII. Military Programs and Studies
Historical note:
Bellcomm, Inc was a subsidiary of American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) established in 1963 for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Bellcomm was originally organized to provide NASA's Office of Manned Space Flight with technical and management advice for the Manned Space Flight Program. As the NASA-Bellcomm relationship evolved, the latter became directly responsible for systems engineering and analysis and assisted in the overall spacecraft integration for the Apollo program. Bellcomm's Technical Library provided company personnel with immediate access to technical reports and studies dealing with a wide variety of topics affecting the American space program. When the Apollo Program ended in 1972 the company also ceased operation and the library was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM).
Corporate Abbreviations:
ACM -- Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co

ACM/RD -- ACM, Research Division

Aerospace -- The Aerospace Corp

Aerospace/ETRO -- Aerospace Corp, Eastern Test Range Office

Aerospace/GLSD -- Aerospace, Gemini Launch Systems Directorate (El Segundo Technical Operations)

Aerospace/SEO -- Aerospace, Systems Engineering Operations

Aerospace/SSO -- Aerospace, Special Studies Office (System Planning Division, El Segundo Technical Operations)

AFAEDC -- United States Air Force, Arnold Engineering Development Center

AFCRL -- United States Air Force, Cambridge Research Laboratories

AFETR -- United States Air Force, Eastern Test Range (Canaveral AFS, FL)

AFMTC -- United States Air Force, Missile Test Center (Patrick AFB, FL)

AFSC -- United States Air Force, Air Force Systems Command

AFSC/ARML -- AFSC, 6570th Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (Aerospace Medical Division)

AFSC/ESD -- AFSC, Electronic Systems Division

AFSC/FDL -- AFSC, Flight Dynamics Laboratory (Aeronautical Systems Division)

AFSC/SAM -- AFSC, School of Aerospace Medicine (Aerospace Medical Division)

AGC -- Aerojet-General Corp

AGC/LRO -- AGC, Liquid Rocket Operations

AGC/SGC -- AGC, Space-General Corp

Allison/ED -- Allison, Engineering Department

ARMC -- AiResearch Manufacturing Co.

Avco -- Avco Corp

Avco/ERL -- Avco, Everett Research Laboratories

Avco/RAD -- Avco, Research and Advanced Development Division

BBRC -- Ball Brothers Research Corp

Bell -- Bell Aerospace Corp (Textron)

Bell/BAC -- Bell, Bell Aerosystems Co

Bell Labs -- Bell Telephone Laboratories

Bendix/ASD -- Bendix Corp, Aerospace Systems Division

Bendix/BPAD -- Bendix Corp, Bendix Products Aerospace Division

Bendix/BPAD/EAES -- Bendix/BPAD, Energy Absorption Equipment Section

Bendix/BPAD/SSMG -- Bendix/BPAD, Space Structure Mechanics Group

Bendix/BSD -- Bendix Corp, Bendix Systems Division

Bendix/ECD -- Bendix, Energy Controls Division

Bendix/ECD/AMD -- Bendix/ECD, Analytical Mechanics Dept

Boeing/AG -- Boeing, Aerospace Group

Boeing/AG/SD -- Boeing/AG, Space Division

Boeing/ALASG -- Boeing, Apollo Launch Availability Study Group

Boeing/ASD -- Boeing, Aero-Space Division

Boeing/ASD/LSB -- Boeing/ASD, Launch Systems Branch

Boeing/ASD/SBB -- Boeing/ASD, Saturn Booster Branch

Boeing/S5LO -- Boeing, Saturn V Launch Operations (Atlantic Test Center)

Boeing/SD -- Boeing, Space Division

Boeing/SD/LSB -- Boeing/SD, Launch Systems Branch

Boeing/SRL -- Boeing Co, Scientific Research Laboratories

Bdefitemn/RL -- Bdefitemn Engineering Co Inc, Research Laboratories

Chrysler/DSG -- Chrysler Corp, Defense-Space Group

Chrysler/SD -- Chrysler Corp, Space Division

Cornell/CRSR -- Cornell University, Center for Radiophysics and Space Research

CUA/SSAP -- Catholic University of America, Department of Space Science and Applied Physics

CVC/VA -- Chance Vought Corp, Vought Astronautics

Douglas/MSSD -- Douglas Aircraft Co, Missile and Space Systems Division

Douglas/SSC -- Douglas, Space Systems Center

Fairchild/SSE -- Fairchild Stratos Inc, Spacecraft Systems Engineering

Ford -- Ford Motor Co

Ford/Philco/AD -- Ford, Philco Corp, Aeronutronic Division

Garrett/ARMD -- Garrett Corp, AiResearch Manufacturing Division

GATC -- General American Transportation Corp.

GATC/GARD -- GATC, General American Research Division

GD -- General Dynamics Corp.

GD/Astronautics -- GD, Astronautics Division

GD/Convair -- GD, Convair Division

GE -- General Electric Co

GE/AATD -- GE, Aircraft Accessory Turbine Department

GE/AP -- GE, Accessory Power

GE/ASD -- GE, Apollo Support Dept

GE/ASD/KCE -- GE/ASD, KSC Checkout Engineering

GE/DECO -- GE, Direct Energy Conversion Operation

GE/DSD -- GE, Defense Systems Department

GE/MSD -- GE, Missile and Space Division

GE/MSD/ANSO -- GE/MSD, Advanced Nuclear Systems Operation

GE/MSD/IPSO -- GE/MSD, Isotope Power Systems Operation

GE/RL -- GE, Research Laboratory

GE/SD -- GE, Spacecraft Department

GE/SSO -- GE, Space Systems Organization

GE/TEMPO -- GE, Technical Military Planning Operation

GM -- General Motors Corp

GM/AC -- GM, AC Electronics Division

GM/AC-DRL/LPP -- GM, AC Electronics-Defense Research Laboratories, Lunar and Planetary Programs

GM/DRL -- GM, Defense Research Laboratories

Grumman -- Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp

Grumman/ED -- Grumman, Engineering Dept

Grumman/PSD -- Grumman, Product Support Dept

GSFC -- Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA)

GSFC/DOB -- GSFC, Data Operations Branch (Manned Flight Operations Division, Tracking and Data Systems Directorate)

GSFC/MFOB -- GSFC, Manned Flight Operations Branch (Manned Flight Operations Division)

GSFC/NSSDC -- GSFC, National Space Science Data Center

GWU/BSCP -- George Washington University, Biological Sciences Communication Project

GWU/PPS -- George Washington University, Program of Policy Studies

Harvard/HCO -- Harvard University, Harvard College Observatory

Hercules/CPD -- Hercules Inc, Chemical Propulsion Division

Honeywell/AD -- Honeywell, Aeronautical Division

Honeywell/AD/MPG -- Honeywell/AD, Military Products Group

Honeywell/SAS -- Honeywell, Space and Armament Systems

Hughes -- Hughes Aircraft Co.

Hughes/SSD -- Hughes, Space Systems Division

IAS -- Institute of the Aerospace Sciences

IBM/FSD -- IBM Federal Systems Division

IBM/SGC -- IBM Space Guidance Center

IITRI/ASC -- IIT Research Institute, Astro Sciences Center

JHU/APL/CPIA -- Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physic Laboratory, Chemical Propulsion Information Agency

JPL/ALST -- JPL, Advanced Lunar Studies Team

KSC -- Kennedy Space Center (NASA)

KSC/DASA -- KSC, Data Acquisition Systems and Analysis

KSC/ESD -- KSC, Engineering Support Division

KSC/HLSS -- KSC, Historical and Library Services Section

KSC/LSEED -- KSC, Launch Support Equipment Engineering Division

KSC/LSRO -- KSC, Launch Systems Reliability Office (Launch Support Equipment Engineering Division)

KSC/LVO -- KSC, Launch Vehicle Operations

KSC/SO -- KSC, Safety Office

Langley -- Langley Research Center (NASA)

Langley/FRPO -- Langley, Flight Reentry Programs Office

Langley/LOPO -- Langley, Lunar Orbiter Project Office

Langley/STG -- Langley, Space Task Group

Langley/VPO -- Langley, Viking Project Office

LC/AID -- Library of Congress, Aerospace Information Division

Lockheed -- Lockheed Aircraft Corp

Lockheed/LCO -- Lockheed, Lockheed-California Co

Lockheed/LCO/SO -- Lockheed/LCO, Spacecraft Organization

Lockheed/LEC -- Lockheed, Lockheed Electronics Co

Lockheed/LMSC -- Lockheed, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co

Lockheed/LMSC/CSP -- Lockheed/LMSC, Cryogenic Stage Programs

Lockheed/LMSC/HREC -- Lockheed/LMSC, Huntsville Research and Engineering Center

Lockheed/LMSC/PVS -- Lockheed/LMSC, Propulsion Vehicle Systems

Lockheed/LMSC/RDD -- Lockheed/LMSC, Research and Development Division

Lockheed/LMSC/SSD -- Lockheed/LMSC, Space Systems Division

LTV/AD -- Ling-Temco-Vought Inc., Astronautics Division

LTV/MSD -- LTV Aerospace Corp, Missiles and Space Division --Texas

Martin/AGSD -- Martin Co, Advanced Ground Systems Dept

Martin/BD -- Martin Co, Baltimore Division

McDonnell -- McDonnell Aircraft Corp

MDC/DMSSD -- MDC, Douglas Missile and Space Systems Division

MDC/MAC -- McDonnell Douglas Corp., McDonnell Astronautics Co

MDC/MDAC -- MDC, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co

MDC/MDAC/ED -- MDC/MDAC, Eastern Division

MIT -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT/CSR -- MIT, Center for Space Research

MIT/IL -- MIT, Instrumentation Laboratory

MIT/LL -- MIT, Lincoln Laboratory

MMC/AD -- Martin Marietta Corp, Aerospace Division

MMC/DD -- MMC, Denver Division

MMC/ND -- MMC, Nuclear Division

MSC -- Manned Spacecraft Center (NASA)

MSC/AFPS -- MSC, Apollo Flight Planning Section (Flight Planning Branch, Flight Crew Support Division)

MSC/AMPO -- MSC, Advanced Missions Program Office

MSC/ASPO -- MSC, Apollo Spacecraft Program Office

MSC/ATSO -- MSC, Apollo Trajectory Support Office (Mission and Planning Analysis Division)

MSC/FCD -- MSC, Flight Control Division

MSC/FES -- MSC, Flight Equipment Section (Mission Operations Branch, Flight Crew Support Division)

MSC/FOD -- MSC, Flight Operations Directorate

MSC/FPB -- MSC, Flight Planning Branch (Crew Procedures Division)

MSC/FSD -- MSC, Flight Support Division

MSC/GPB -- MSC, Guidance and Performance Branch (Mission Planning and Analysis Division)

MSC/ISD -- MSC, Information Systems Division,

MSC/LEPO -- MSC, Lunar Experiments Project Office

MSC/LMO -- MSC, Lunar Missions Office (Advanced Spacecraft Technology Division)

MSC/LSPO -- MSC, Lunar Surface Project Office (Engineering and Development Directorate)

MSC/MAB -- MSC, Management Analysis Branch

MSC/MATT -- MSC, Mission Analysis Task Team (Saturn V Orbital Workshop Study)

MSC/MPAD -- MSC, Mission Planning and Analysis Division

MSC/MSB -- MSC, Mapping Sciences Branch (Earth Observations Division, Science and Applications Directorate

MSC/MSL -- MSC, Mapping Sciences Laboratory

MSC/OMSFPG -- MSC, Office of Manned Space Flight Planning Group

MSC/RQAO -- MSC, Reliability and Quality Assurance Office (Reliability and Certification Office)

MSC/RSB -- MSC, Recovery Systems Branch (Landing and Recovery Division)

MSC/SED -- MSC, Systems Engineering Division

MSC/SOB -- MSC, Systems Operations Branch (Landing and Recovery Division)

MSC/TTB -- MSC, Thermochemical Test Branch (Propulsion and Power Division)

MSFC -- Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA)

MSFC/AESB -- MSFC, Airborne Electrical Systems Branch (Astrionics Laboratory)

MSFC/ASIS -- MSFC, Airborne Systems Integration Section (Astrionics Division)

MSFC/FPO -- MSFC, Future Projects Office

MSFC/LVOD -- MSFC, Launch Vehicle Operations Division

MSFC/MDC -- MSFC, Managerial Data Center

MSFC/MDWG -- MSFC, Meteoroid Damage Working Group,

MSFC/MSO -- MSFC, Management Services Office

MSFC/MSS -- MSFC, Manned Simulation Section (Man/System Integration Branch, Mechanical and Crew Systems Integration Division, Astronautics Laboratory, Science and Engineering Directorate)

MSFC/PVEL -- MSFC, Propulsion and Vehicle Engineering Laboratory (Vehicle Systems Division, Systems Requirements Branch)

MSFC/S1BPO -- MSFC, Saturn IB Program Office

MSFC/S1PCO -- MSFC, Saturn I/IB Program Control Office

MSFC/S5PCO -- MFSC, Saturn V Program Control Office

MSFC/S5PO -- MSFC, Saturn V Program Office

MSFC/S5TMO -- MSFC, Saturn V Test Management Office

MSFC/SEO -- MSFC, Systems Engineering Office

MSFC/SFEWG -- MSFC, Saturn Flight Evaluation Working Group

MSFC/SODS -- MSFC, Systems Operations Design Section (Astrionics Division)

MSFC/SPEO -- MSFC, Saturn Program Engineering Office (Mission Engineering Branch)

MSFC/SSAO -- MSFC, Scientific Spacecraft Applications Office (Saturn Systems Office)

MSFC/SSO -- MSFC, Saturn Systems Office

MSFC/THMS -- MSFC, Technical Handbooks and Manuals Section (Engineering Documentation Branch, Vehicle Systems Division, Propulsion and Vehicle Engineering Laboratory)

MSFC/TS -- MSFC, Trajectory Section (Flight Mechanics Branch, Mission Planning and Analysis Division, Aero-Astrodynamics Laboratory)

MSFC/VSIO -- MSFC, Vehicle Systems Integration Office (Propulsion and Vehicle Engineering Division)

MSFC/VTS -- MSFC, Vehicle Test Section (Mechanical Systems Analysis Branch, Quality Assurance Division)

NAA -- North American Aviation Inc

NAA/SD -- NAA, Space Division

NAA/SID -- NAA, Space and Information Systems Division

NAR -- North American Rockwell Corp

NAR/SD -- NAR, Space Division

NASA/ANWG -- NASA, Apollo Navigation Working Group (joint MSC-GSFC)

NASA/FCSD -- NASA, Flight Crew Support Division (Spacecraft Systems Operations Branch)

NASA/OART -- NASA, Office of Advanced Research and Technology

NASA/OART/MAD -- NASA/OART, Mission Analysis Division

NASA/OCR -- NASA, Office of Congressional Relations

NASA/OMSF -- NASA, Office of Manned Space Flight

NASA/OP/HD -- NASA, Office of Policy, Historical Division

NASA/OTU -- NASA, Office of Technology Utilization

Northrop -- Northrop Corp

Northrop/SL -- Northrop, Space Laboratories

Northrop/VD -- Northrop, Ventura Division

NRAO -- National Radio Astronomy Observatory

OSU/MED -- Ohio State University, Mechanical Engineering Department

PWA -- Pratt & Whitney Aircraft

RAND -- RAND Corp

RAND/ED -- RAND, Engineering Division

RAND/PD -- RAND, Physics Division

Raytheon/SISD -- Raytheon Co, Space and Information Systems Division

RCA -- Radio Corp of America

RCA/AED -- RCA, Astro-Electronics Division

Rocketdyne/J2RP -- Rocketdyne Engineering, J-2 Reliability Projects

SAE -- Society of Automotive Engineers

SAO -- Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory

STL -- Space Technology Laboratories, Inc

TI/SSD -- Texas Instruments Inc, Science Services Division

TRW/SG -- TRW Systems Group

TRW/STL -- TRW, Space Technology Laboratories

UAC -- United Aircraft Corp

UAC/HS -- United Aircraft Corp, Hamilton Standard Division

UC -- Union Carbide Corp

UC/ADD -- UC, Advanced Developments Division

USACE/AMS -- United States Army Corps of Engineers, Army Map Service

USAEWES -- United States Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station

USATEC/YPG -- United States Army Test and Evaluation Command, Yuma Proving Ground

USDC/CFSTI -- United States Department of Commerce, Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information (Institute for Applied Technology, National Bureau of Standards)

USDoD -- United States Department of Defence

USN/BuWeps -- United States Navy, Bureau of Naval Weapons

USN/OO -- United States Navy, Oceanography Office

Westinghouse/DSC -- Westinghouse, Defense and Space Center

Westinghouse/DSC/SOD -- Westinghouse/DSC, Systems Operation Division
Project Mercury Launches:
MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksLJ-121 Aug 1959Little JoeMercury boiler plateunsuccessful beach test of LESBig Joe 19 Sep 1959Big JoeMercury boiler plateLJ-64 Oct 1959Little JoeMercury boiler plateLJ-1A4 Nov 1959Little JoeMercury boiler platerepeat of LJ-1LJ-24 Dec 1959Little JoeMercury boiler platehigh-altitude LES testLJ-1B21 Jan 1960Little JoeMercury boiler platebeach abort w/rhesus (Miss Sam)MA-129 Jul 1960AtlasMercury s/c 4launch vehicle failureLJ-58 Nov 1960Little JoeMercury s/c 3unsuccessful test of LESMR-121 Nov 1960RedstoneMercury s/c 2premature booster cut-offMR-1A19 Dec 1960RedstoneMercury s/c 2suborbital reentry testMR-23 Jan 1961RedstoneMercury s/c 5suborbital w/chimp (Ham)MA-221 Feb 1961AtlasMercury s/c 6suborbital testLJ-5A18 Mar 1961Little JoeMercury s/c 14unsuccessful test of LESMR-BD24 Mar 1961RedstoneLV qualified for manned flightMA-325 Apr 1961AtlasMercury s/c 8launch vehicle failureLJ-5B28 Apr 1961Little JoeMercury s/c 14successful LES testMR-35 May 1961Redstone 7Mercury s/c 7suborbital; Shepard, "Freedom 7"MR-421 Jul 1961Redstone 8Mercury s/c 11suborbital; Grissom, "Liberty Bell 7"MA-413 Sep 1961AtlasMercury s/c 8orbital test of tracking networkMA-52 Nov 1961AtlasMercury s/c 92 orbits w/chimp (Enos)MA-620 Feb 1962Atlas 109-DMercury s/c 133 orbits; Glenn, "Friendship 7"MA-724 May 1962Atlas 107-DMercury s/c 183 orbits; Carpenter, "Aurora 7"MA-83 Oct 1962Atlas 113-DMercury s/c 166 orbits; Schirra, "Sigma 7"MA-915 May 1963Atlas 130-DMercury s/c 2022 orbits; Cooper, "Faith 7"

MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksMR-35 May 1961Redstone 7Mercury s/c 7suborbital; Shepard, "Freedom 7"MR-421 Jul 1961Redstone 8Mercury s/c 11suborbital; Grissom, "Liberty Bell 7"MA-620 Feb 1962Atlas 109-DMercury s/c 133 orbits; Glenn, "Friendship 7"MA-724 May 1962Atlas 107-DMercury s/c 183 orbits; Carpenter, "Aurora 7"MA-83 Oct 1962Atlas 113-DMercury s/c 166 orbits; Schirra, "Sigma 7"MA-915 May 1963Atlas 130-DMercury s/c 2022 orbits; Cooper, "Faith 7"

MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksBig Joe 19 Sep 1959Big JoeMercury boiler plate

MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksLJ-121 Aug 1959Little JoeMercury boiler plateunsuccessful beach test of LESLJ-1A4 Nov 1959Little JoeMercury boiler platerepeat of LJ-1LJ-1B21 Jan 1960Little JoeMercury boiler platebeach abort w/rhesus (Miss Sam)LJ-24 Dec 1959Little JoeMercury boiler platehigh-altitude LES testLJ-58 Nov 1960Little JoeMercury s/c 3unsuccessful test of LESLJ-5A18 Mar 1961Little JoeMercury s/c 14unsuccessful test of LESLJ-5B28 Apr 1961Little JoeMercury s/c 14successful LES testLJ-64 Oct 1959Little JoeMercury boiler plate

MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksMA-129 Jul 1960AtlasMercury s/c 4launch vehicle failureMA-221 Feb 1961AtlasMercury s/c 6suborbital testMA-325 Apr 1961AtlasMercury s/c 8launch vehicle failureMA-413 Sep 1961AtlasMercury s/c 8orbit test of tracking networkMA-52 Nov 1961AtlasMercury s/c 92 orbits w/chimp (Enos)MA-620 Feb 1962Atlas 109-DMercury s/c 133 orbits; Glenn, "Friendship 7"MA-724 May 1962Atlas 107-DMercury s/c 183 orbits; Carpenter, "Aurora 7"MA-83 Oct 1962Atlas 113-DMercury s/c 166 orbits; Schirra, "Sigma 7"

MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksMR-121 Nov 1960RedstoneMercury s/c 2premature booster cut-offMR-1A19 Dec 1960RedstoneMercury s/c 2suborbital reentry testMR-23 Jan 1961RedstoneMercury s/c 5suborbital w/chimp (Ham)MR-BD24 Mar 1961RedstoneLV qualified for manned flightMR-35 May 1961Redstone 7Mercury s/c 7suborbital; Shepard, "Freedom 7"MR-421 Jul 1961Redstone 8Mercury s/c 11suborbital; Grissom, "Liberty Bell 7"

PayloadMissionLaunch DateLaunch vehicleRemarksMercury s/c 19 May 1960beach abort testMercury s/c 2MR-121 Nov 1960Redstonepremature booster cut-offMR-1A19 Dec 1960Redstonesuborbital reentry testMercury s/c 3LJ-58 Nov 1960Little Joeunsuccessful test of LESMercury s/c 4MA-129 Jul 1960Atlaslaunch vehicle failureMercury s/c 5MR-23 Jan 1961Redstonesuborbital w/chimp (Ham)Merucry s/c 6MA-221 Feb 1961Atlassuborbital testMercury s/c 7MR-35 May 1961Redstone 7suborbital; Shepard, "Freedom 7"Mercury s/c 8MA-325 Apr 1961Atlaslaunch vehicle failureMA-413 Sep 1961Atlasorbital test of tracking networkMercury s/c 9MA-52 Nov 1961Atlas2 orbits w/chimp (Enos)Merucry s/c 10environmental test, St.LouisMercury s/c 11MR-421 Jul 1961Redstone 8suborbital; Grissom, "Liberty Bell 7"Mercury s/c 12mission cancelled; not deliveredMercury s/c 13MA-620 Feb 1962Atlas 109-D3 orbits; Glenn, "Friendship 7"Mercury s/c 14LJ-5A18 Mar 1961Little Joeunsuccessful test of LESLJ-5B28 Apr 1961Little Joesuccessful LES testMercury s/c 15mission cancelled; not deliveredMercury s/c 16MA-83 Oct 1962Atlas 113-D6 orbits; Schirra, "Sigma 7"Mercury s/c 17parts supportMercury s/c 18MA-724 May 1962Atlas 107-D3 orbits; Carpenter, "Aurora 7"Mercury s/c 19mission cancelled; not deliveredMercury s/c 20MA-915 May 1963Atlas 130-D22 orbits; Cooper, "Faith 7"
Project Gemini Launches:
MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksGT-18 Apr 1964GLV-1Gemini s/c 1unmanned orbital test of GLV & s/cGT-219 Jan 1965GLV-2Gemini s/c 2unmanned suborbital reentry testGT-323 Mar 1965GLV-3Gemini 3Grissom & Young, "Molly Brown"GT-43 Jun 1965GLV-4Gemini 4McDivitt & White; first EVAGT-521 Aug 1965GLV-5Gemini 5Cooper & ConradGT-6A15 Dec 1965GLV-6Gemini 6Schirra & StaffordGT-74 Dec 1965GLV-7Gemini 7Borman & LovellGT-816 Mar 1966GLV-8Gemini 8Armstrong & Scott16 Mar 1966TLV-5302GATV-5003Agena target vehicle for GT-8GT-9A3 Jun 1966GLV-9Gemini 9Stafford & Cernan1 Jun 1966TLV-5304ATDAdocking target for GT-9AGT-1018 Jul 1966GLV-10Gemini 10Young & Collins18 Jul 1966TLV-5305GATV-5005Agena target vehicle for GT-10GT-1112 Sep 1966GLV-11Gemini 11Conrad & Gordon12 Sep 1966TLV-5306GATV-5005Agena target vehicle for GT-11GT-1211 Nov 1966GLV-12Gemini 12Lovell & Aldrin11 Nov 1966TLV-5307GATV-5001Agena target vehicle for GT-12
Saturn/Apollo Program Launches:
MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksSA-127 Oct 1961Saturn Idummy second stageSA-225 Apr 1962Saturn Idummy second stageProject HighwaterSA-316 Nov 1962Saturn Idummy second stageProject HighwaterSA-428 Mar 1963Saturn Idummy second stageSA-529 Jan 1964Saturn ISA-628 May 1964Saturn IBP-3SA-718 Sep 1964Saturn IBP-15Saturn I declared operationalSA-825 May 1965Saturn IBP- ; Pegasus 2SA-916 Feb 1965Saturn IBP- ; Pegasus 1SA-1030 Jul 1965Saturn IBP- ; Pegasus 3last Saturn I launch

MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksA-00113 May 1964Little Joe IIBP-12suborbital LES testA-0028 Dec 1964Little Joe IIBP-23LES testA-00319 May 1965Little Joe IIBP-22LES testA-00420 Jan 1966Little Joe IICSM-002LES testA-101see SA-6 (Saturn development launch)A-102see SA-7 (Saturn development launch)AS-20126 Feb 1966SA-201 (Sat IB)CSM-009suborbital test of Apollo heat shieldAS-20225 Aug 1966SA-202 (Sat IB)CSM-011test of Apollo heat shieldAS-2035 Jul 1966SA-203 (Sat IB)no spacecraftAS-204not launchedSA-204 (Sat IB)CSM-012Apollo 1; CM des by fire 27 Jan 1967AS-20422 Jan 1968SA-204 (Sat IB)aero fairing; LM-1Apollo 5; unmanned launch with LMAS-20511 Oct 1968SA-205 (Sat IB)CSM-101Apollo 7; first manned Apollo launchAS-5019 Nov 1967SA-501 (Sat V)CSM-017, LTA-10RApollo 4AS-5024 Apr 1968SA-502 (Sat V)CM-020, SM-014, LTA-2RApollo 6AS-50321 Dec 1968SA-503 (Sat V)CSM-103Apollo 8; first lunar orbital flightAS-5043 Mar 1969SA-504 (Sat V)CSM-104, LM-3Apollo 9AS-50518 May 1969SA-505 (Sat V)CSM-106, LM-4Apollo 10AS-50616 Jul 1969SA-506 (Sat V)CSM-107, LM-5Apollo 11; first lunar landingAS-50714 Nov 1969SA-507 (Sat V)CSM-108, LM-6Apollo 12AS-50811 Apr 1970-04SA-508 (Sat V)CSM-109, LM-7Apollo 13AS-50931 Jan 1971SA-509 (Sat V)CSM-110, LM-8Apollo 14AS-51026 Jul 1971SA-510 (Sat V)CSM-112, LM-10, LRV-1Apollo 15AS-51116 Apr 1972SA-511 (Sat V)CSM-113, LM-11, LRV-2Apollo 16AS-5127 Dec 1972SA-512 (Sat V)CSM-114, LM-12, LRV-3Apollo 17; last lunar landing mission

MissionLaunch VehicleCommand ModuleLunar ModuleLaunch DateRemarksApollo 1SA-204CSM-204not launchedAS-204Sat IBCM destroyed by fire 27 Jan 1967Apollo 4SA-501CSM-0179 Nov 1967AS-501Sat VApollo 5SA-204aerodynamic fairingLM-122 Jan 1968AS-204Sat IBunmanned launchApollo 6SA-502CSM-0204 Apr 1968AS-502Sat Vunmanned launchApollo 7SA-205CSM-10111 Oct 1968AS-205Sat IBfirst manned Apollo launchApollo 8SA-503CSM-10321 Dec 1968AS-503Sat Vfirst manned lunar orbital flightApollo 9SA-504CSM-104LM-3 "Spider"3 Mar 1969AS-504Sat V"Gumdrop"Apollo 10SA-505CSM-106LM-4 "Snoopy"18 May 1969AS-505Sat V"Charlie Brown"Apollo 11SA-506CSM-107LM-5 "Eagle"16 Jul 1969AS-506Sat V"Columbia"first manned lunar landingApollo 12SA-507CSM-108LM-6 "Intrepid"14 nov 1969AS-507Sat V"Yankee Clipper"Apollo 13SA-508CSM-109LM-7 "Aquarius"11 Apr 1970AS-508Sat V"Odyssey"landing cancelled due to in-flight explosionApollo 14SA-509CSM-110LM-8 "Antares"31 Jan 1971AS-509Sat V"Kitty Hawk"Apollo 15SA-510CSM-112LM-10 "Falcon"26 Jul 1971AS-510Sat V"Endeavour"LRV-1Apollo 16SA-511CSM-113LM-11 "Orion"16 Apr 1972AS-511Sat V"Casper"LRV-2Apollo 17SA-512CSM-114LM-12 "Challenger"7 dec 1972AS-512Sat V"America:LRV-3last lunar landing mission
Provenance:
Bellcomm, Inc, transfer, XXXX-0093, 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 Permission Requests.
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Reports
Publications
Citation:
Bellcomm, Inc Technical Library Collection, Accession XXXX-0093, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0093
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Ralph Hazlett Upson Collection

Creator:
Upson, Ralph Hazlett, 1888-1968  Search this
Names:
Aeromarine-Klemm Corp  Search this
Aircraft Development Corporation  Search this
American National Balloon Race  Search this
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company  Search this
International Balloon Race  Search this
United States. National Bureau of Standards. Aeronautical Safety Code Commission  Search this
Upson, Ralph Hazlett, 1888-1968  Search this
Extent:
7 Cubic Feet (21 boxes )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Publications
Photographs
Letters
Notebooks
Correspondence
Date:
1911-1968
bulk 1940-1960
Summary:
This collection contains Upson's papers and notebooks. The material consists of notebooks, both general (1911-35) and experimental (1928-68) and reference files on a variety of aeronautical subjects. The collection also contains material from Upson's teaching career, as well as miscellaneous personal documents.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains Upson's papers and notebooks. The material consists of notebooks, both general (1911-35) and experimental (1928-68) and reference files on a variety of aeronautical subjects. The collection also contains material from Upson's teaching career, as well as miscellaneous personal documents.

There is approximately seven cubic feet of correspondence, reports, manuscripts, notebooks and various other materials.
Arrangement note:
Contents:

Series 1: Personal and Career

Subseries 1: Personal

Subseries 2: Career

Subseries 3: Education

Subseries 4: Authorship

Subseries 5: Correspondence

Series 2: Notepads and Notebooks

Subseries 1: Notepads and Appointment books

Subseries 2: Notebooks

Series 3: Subject files

Series 4: Miscellaneous
Biographical/Historical note:
Ralph Hazlett Upson (1888-1968) was an aeronautical engineer, inventor and pilot. After graduation from Stevens Institute of Technology (ME 1910) he rocketed to prominence by winning the International Balloon Race (1913) and American National Balloon Race (1913, 1921). He worked as chief engineer of the aeronautical department of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. (1914-1920), during which time he flew the first United States Navy coastal patrol airship on a demonstration flight (1917) and served on the Navy Design Mission to Europe (1918-19). He then moved to the Aircraft Development Corp. (Chief Engineer 1922-27) while serving as chairman of the Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) division of the Aeronautical Safety Code Commission, US Bureau of Standards (1922-24). He went to work for Aeromarine-Klemm Corp. and a number of other companies (1928-42), during which time he designed the first successful metal-clad airship, the ZMC-2 (1929). After a brief tenure at H. J. Heinze Co. (Chief of Aeronautical Engineering (1942-44) he moved into academia at New York University (NYU, Research Specialist and Lecturer 1944-46) and the University of Minnesota (Professor of Aeronautical Engineering 1946-56; Professor Emeritus 1956-1968). Upson then worked for Boeing (Research Specialist 1956-64) and remained an active consultant until his death.
General note:
An artifact from this collection, the Early Bird plaque of Ralph Upson, was transferred to the Aeronautics Division of the National Air and Space Museum.
Provenance:
Francis A. Upson, gift, 1974, XXXX-0177

Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Airships  Search this
ZMC-2  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Publications
Photographs
Letters
Notebooks
Correspondence
Citation:
Ralph Hazlett Upson Collection, Acc. XXXX-0177, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0177
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American recommended practice for the inspection of elevators; inspectors' manual, approved by American Standards Association, July, 1937. Sponsor organizations: National Bureau of Standards, American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Author:
American Standards Association Sectional Committee on a Safety Code for Elevators  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
American Institute of Architects  Search this
American Society of Mechanical Engineers  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. illus. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1937
[1937]
Topic:
Elevators  Search this
Call number:
TJ1370.A64X 1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_446763

American logging and sawmill safety code. A code of safety standards for use in logging operations and in the construction, operation, and maintenance of logging railroads and sawmills. October 12, 1923

Author:
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 140 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1924
Topic:
Lumbering  Search this
Sawmills  Search this
Accidents--Prevention  Search this
Call number:
SD538.U5 1923X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_323893

American standard practice for the inspection of elevators : Inspectors' manual / approved by American standards association, October, 1945 ; sponsor organizations: National bureau of standards, American institute of architects ... The American society of mechanical engineers ..

Author:
American Standards Association Sectional Committee on a Safety Code for Elevators  Search this
American Institute of Architects  Search this
American Society of Mechanical Engineers  Search this
United States Bureau of Standards  Search this
Physical description:
125 p
Type:
Books
Date:
1945
1945]
Topic:
Elevators  Search this
Call number:
TJ1372.A512 1945
TJ1372.A512 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_298701

American standard safety code for elevators, dumbwaiters and escalators; rules for construction, inspection, maintenance, and operation

Author:
American Standards Association Sectional Committee on a Safety Code for Elevators  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
American Institute of Architects  Search this
American Society of Mechanical Engineers  Search this
Physical description:
137 p. diagrs. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1937
[1937]
Topic:
Elevators  Search this
Escalators  Search this
Call number:
TJ1370.A65 1937X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_298702

The law of obscenity and pornography / revised and updated by Margaret C. Jasper

Author:
Jasper, Margaret C  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 178 pages : forms ; 24 cm
Type:
Popular works
Place:
United States
Date:
2009
©2009
Topic:
Obscenity (Law)  Search this
Pornography in popular culture  Search this
Pornography--Law and legislation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1037072

Fire service orientation and terminology / Jeff Fortney, project manager/editor, Lynne Murnane, senior editor

Author:
Fortney, Jeff  Search this
Murnane, Lynne  Search this
International Fire Service Training Association  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 433 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Terminology
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Fire prevention  Search this
Fire extinction  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_905557

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