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J. Gordon Vaeth Collection

Creator:
Vaeth, J. Gordon (Joseph Gordon), 1921-2012  Search this
Names:
LZ 120 Bodensee (Airship)  Search this
LZ 129 Hindenburg (Airship)  Search this
Project Helios  Search this
Project Skyhook  Search this
United States. Navy -- Aviation  Search this
United States. Navy. Naval Airship Program  Search this
United States. Office of Naval Research  Search this
ZR-1 Shenandoah (Airship)  Search this
ZR-3 Los Angeles (Airship)  Search this
ZRS-4 Akron (Airship)  Search this
ZRS-5 Macon (Airship)  Search this
Vaeth, J. Gordon (Joseph Gordon), 1921-2012  Search this
Extent:
1.97 Cubic feet (4 legal document boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Publications
Clippings
Reports
Date:
1908-1992
Summary:
This collection, compiled by J. Gorden Vaeth, consists of documents, reports, news clippings, scrapbooks, publications, and photographs relating to rigid and non-rigid airships worldwide.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of documents, reports, news clippings, scrapbooks, publications, and photographs relating to rigid and non-rigid airships worldwide, including the USS Shenandoah; USS Akron; USS Macon; USS Los Angeles; Schütte-Lanz; R-23; TC-14: and the Zeppelins Hindenburg and Bodensee. It was compiled by J. Gordon Vaeth for personal and research reasons.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged by type of material. Most publications are housed individually in folders.
Biographical / Historical:
J. Gordon Vaeth (1921-2012) was an accomplished author and historian on the subject of airships. He was known as the 'leader of the airship underground' during his earlier days with the Naval Airship Program at the start of World War II. During his active duty in the U. S. Navy (1942-1946), he was assigned to Commander Airship Patrol Group One, later Commander Fleet, Airships, Atlantic, then to Naval Air Station Lakehurst. He entered civilian life in 1947, continuing to work with programs relating to airships, including at the Office of Naval Research, the Helios Project, and on Skyhook. Vaeth held many positions for the federal government and was the director of systems engineering for the National Environmental Satellite Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the time of his retirement. Vaeth was a frequent lecturer, including appearances in television documentaries, as well as the author of numerous professional articles and books.
General:
Additional materials: Mr. Vaeth also donated a number of books and volumes of "The Airship Quarterly" which are housed in National Air and Space Museum Branch Library.
Provenance:
J. Gordon Vaeth, Gift, 1993, NASM.1994.0011
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:
Airships  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
United States Navy TC-14 (Airship)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Publications
Clippings
Reports
Citation:
J. Gordon Vaeth Collection, NASM.1994.0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0011
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J. Gordon Vaeth Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0011

Cierva C.8W (C.8L Mk. IV)

Manufacturer:
Cierva Autogiro Company  Search this
Dimensions:
Wingspan:864cm(340in); Rotor Diameter:1197cm(464in);
Length:864cm(340in); Height: 384cm(157in); Weight:787kg(1735lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Date:
1928
Credit Line:
Gift of Harold F. Pitcairn and the Autogiro Company of America.
Inventory Number:
A19320006000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f13b1e58-02bb-49e0-93bb-7b97501b52ea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19320006000
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 22

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 19, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1917 January 22-1917 July 17
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref311
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Insulation, Receiver, High Frequency Radio, Experimental, Airship, Shenandoah

Manufacturer:
United States Navy, Naval Research Laboratory  Search this
Materials:
Unknown material (possibly synthetic)
Plastic
Paper
Ink
Dimensions:
Storage bag provided by HS: 5.75" h x 7 7/8" w x 7/8" h
Type:
AVIONICS-Communication
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1925
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy.
Inventory Number:
A19590205001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e39c7b11-b0a4-4f04-bed9-614a3d8e9446
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19590205001

Pencil; Hoover for President 1928

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Dimensions:
Height: 3.66 m (12.0 ft)
Length: 6.27 m (20.6 ft)
Wing span: 7.63 m (25.0 ft)
Engine: Wright R-975E3, 328 kw (440 horsepower)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1932
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy Department, Bureau of Aeronautics
Inventory Number:
A19410007007
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv99ccc8ecd-e399-42c5-b9d6-820af740ea1b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19410007007

Graphic facsimile, Galactic Radiation and Background, (GRAB-1)

Manufacturer:
Naval Research Laboratory  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 23.81cm (9 3/8in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory
Inventory Number:
A20020087001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9a9fc42e4-781c-4c3c-bcc6-3b589b1d23e6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020087001

Wright Whirlwind J-6-9 (R-975), Radial 9 Engine

Dimensions:
Diameter 119.4 cm (47.0 in.), Length 105.3 (41.4375 in.) (Dimensions for R-975D)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
Circa 1930
Credit Line:
Transferred from United States Navy, Naval Supply Center.
Inventory Number:
A19690365000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv96b240663-d524-4cd4-9b97-f5d09480ea45
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19690365000

Satellite, Electronic Intelligence, Galactic Radiation and Background, (GRAB-1)

Manufacturer:
Naval Research Laboratory  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, Glass, Plastic, Copper, Steel, Stainless Steel, Nylon, Synthetic Fabric, Phenolic Resin, Ceramic plate, Rubber (Silicone), Adhesive
Dimensions:
Overall (Satellite Body (approximate weight)): 20 in., 11.3kg (50.8cm, 25lb.)
Other (Antennas): 19 in. (48.3cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory
Inventory Number:
A20020087000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Space Race
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv93d33624b-2943-4e70-8a75-5da290f8bd40
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020087000
Online Media:

Fuze, Proximity, Cutaway

Manufacturer:
Crosley Corporation  Search this
Section T OSRD  Search this
Materials:
Cap - plastic, body - metal, elecgtronics and glass components
Case - steel
Dimensions:
Other: 2 1/4 in. diameter x 8 in. tall (5.7 x 20.3cm)
Type:
ARMAMENT-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of James A. Van Allen and the University of Iowa.
Inventory Number:
A19940233000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Space Science
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98bcc0af2-28c9-45d9-a3fe-fcaeb6c063ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19940233000

Gondola, Raven

Materials:
Aluminum, Cotton, Fiberglass
Dimensions:
Overall: 46 x 39 3/4in. (116.8 x 101cm)
Other: 46 x 54 1/2 x 39 3/4in. (116.8 x 138.4 x 101cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Balloon
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Maureen and Christopher Lynch
Inventory Number:
A19950178000
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv90300fc4f-c1a4-4109-bf7f-cd719d70cf32
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19950178000
Online Media:

Program of the Canastota Fair

Medium:
Poster, Advertising, Air Shows and Races
Dimensions:
2-D - In Frame (H x W x D) (Overall): 99.7 × 39.1 × 1.3cm (3 ft. 3 1/4 in. × 1 ft. 3 3/8 in. × 1/2 in.)
Type:
ART-Posters, Original Art Quality
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
September 25-28, 1883
Credit Line:
Auction House: Valhalla Enterprises
Inventory Number:
A19930312000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c92f0672-7a38-4b16-a3a4-93f2cb84d097
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19930312000
Online Media:

Medal, Commemorative, 50th Anniversary of Lakehurst Naval Air Station

Materials:
Cardboard
Possible Copper Alloy
Felt
Plastic
Ink or Paint
Dimensions:
3-D (Medal, Diameter x Depth): 3.8 × 0.3cm (1 1/2 × 1/8 in.)
3-D (Overall): 6.4 × 0.3 × 8.9cm (2 1/2 × 1/8 × 3 1/2 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Vincent R. Sprouls
Inventory Number:
A19850438000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94eb924f2-b582-4f4f-bfd3-166ed5d079fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19850438000
Online Media:

Medal, 50th Anniversary Lakehurst Naval Air Station Medal

Materials:
Cardboard
Possible Copper Alloy
Felt
Plastic
Ink
Paper
Adhesive
Dimensions:
3-D (Medal): 3.8 × 0.3cm (1 1/2 × 1/8 in.)
3-D (Overall): 6.4 × 0.3 × 8.9cm (2 1/2 × 1/8 × 3 1/2 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Mrs. Alger Dresel
Inventory Number:
A19782101000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9bf42aebf-b74e-47b4-8653-2dd4cc6418bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19782101000
Online Media:

Helmet, Flying, Full Pressure, Mark IV, United States Navy

Manufacturer:
B. F. Goodrich Co.  Search this
Materials:
Outer Shell: Plastic
Visors: Plastic
Lining: Rubber
Headphone Pads: Chamois
Dimensions:
3-D: 22.9 x 27.9 x 25.4cm (9 x 11 x 10 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19810003000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv963d28f79-91dc-4c60-83f9-38f3d20dac38
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19810003000
Online Media:

Hawker Siddeley XV-6A Kestrel (FGA Mk. 1)

Manufacturer:
Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd.  Search this
Materials:
Overall - Aluminum
Dimensions:
Wingspan 7.0 m (22 ft 10 in)
Length 12.8 m (42 ft)
Height 3.3 m (10 ft 9 in)
Weights Gross, Vertical Takeoff, 5,897 kg (13,000 lb)
Gross, Short Takeoff, 7,711 kg (17,000 lb)
Gross, Normal Takeoff, 8,618 (19,000 lb)
Empty, 4,790 kg (10,560 lb)
Engine Rolls Royce Pegasus 5 (15,200 lb thrust)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A19740943000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv95638d192-b28c-41e5-9788-22abb75efcb2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19740943000

Convair XFY-1 Pogo

Manufacturer:
Convair  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 286 15/16in. (728.9cm)
Other: 286 15/16 x 418 x 308in. (728.9 x 1061.7 x 782.3cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy
Inventory Number:
A19730274000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f2cb8c13-e281-4ee4-9ee1-102a165f3035
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19730274000

Wright D-1, In-line 6 Engine

Manufacturer:
Wright Aeronautical  Search this
Materials:
Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Rubber, Glass, Textile, Paint, Plastic, Preservative coating
Dimensions:
Height 104.6 cm, 41.19 in., Length 180.6 cm, 71.13 in., Width 56.6 cm, 22.31 in.
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
Circa 1922
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy, Naval Supply Center, Cheatham Annex, Williamsburg, Virginia
Inventory Number:
A19731567000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv958a69f6e-bf4d-441d-b863-7ba0c67a4238
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19731567000

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
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv95c03a005-1d12-4fd3-8f6b-17dcf7e83037
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610106000
Online Media:

Douglas D-558-2

Manufacturer:
Douglas Aircraft Company  Search this
Materials:
Overall: Aluminum
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 7.6 m (25 ft)
Length: 12.8 m (42 ft)
Height: 3.9 m (12 ft 8 in)
Weight, launch: 7,161 kg (15,787 lb)
Weight, landing: 4,673 kg (9,421 lb)
Top speed: 2,078 km/h (1,291 mph)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy Bureau of Weapons
Inventory Number:
A19610108000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv995af0e86-2a73-4094-8c83-d6c31dcc7ecc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610108000

Sikorsky JRS-1

Manufacturer:
Sikorsky Aircraft Company  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 540 x 1550cm, 4816kg, 2620 x 388.62cm (17ft 8 5/8in. x 50ft 10 1/4in., 10617.4lb., 85ft 11 1/2in. x 12ft 9in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1938
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy, Bureau of Weapons.
Inventory Number:
A19610112000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9a360542b-cca7-403b-9ef9-a9d9a1a7d6bb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610112000

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