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Russian Aeronautical Collection

Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Names:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972  Search this
Extent:
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newspapers
Reports
Articles
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1876-2006
Summary:
The Russian Aeronautical Collection is a mix of technical, historical, and cultural reference materials, including originals or copies of articles, documents and other historical materials relating to Russian and Soviet aviation from the Tsarist period through the Soviet era. The collection focuses on key events, personalities and aircraft designs, and certain subject areas are covered in depth, including the life and career of Igor Sikorsky, the transpolar flights of the 1930s, Soviet aviation in the Spanish Civil War, and the operational history of the Soviet Air Force in World War II.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets/booklets, magazines/journals, reports, monographs, manuscripts, bibliographies and a few photographs.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
This collection was arranged by the creator first by what chronological era the subject matter dealt with, then alphabetically within each era by file unit title. Von Hardesty also created a grouping of materials that deals with aircraft design and designers and another grouping that contains reference material. Groupings and materials are in the order that the processing archivist received them which also correspondes to the guide that Von Hardesty created.

The processing archivist added the last 2 series which covers materials that were not listed in the original guide to the collection.

There are 8 series:

Series I: 1885-1917

Series II: 1918-1940

Series III: 1941-1945

Series IV: 1946-Onwards

Series V: Design

Series VI: Reference

Series VII: Loose Materials

Series VIII: Administrative Material
Biographical / Historical:
The Russian Aeronautical Collection (RAC) was assembled over the course of two decades by Von Hardesty, curator in the Aeronautics Division of the National Air and Space Museum. The RAC developed as a research project linked to the publication of Hardesty's book Red Phoenix: The Rise of Soviet Air Power, 1941 -1945 (first published in 1982.)
Provenance:
Aeronautics Division / Von Hardesty, Transfer, 2006
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 -- Russia  Search this
Endurance flights  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspapers
Reports
Articles
Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0034
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Online Media:

White Rose of the Skies

Author:
Strobridge, Truman R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 31, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
circa 1986
Scope and Contents:
Truman R. Strobridge, "White Rose of the Skies - Fighter pilot Lydia Litvak's was a household name in Mother Russia," unidentified magazine article, circa 1986. (cut sheets).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1019

138 Reported Missing in U.S. Spy Flights

Author:
Lippman, Thomas W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 31, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
March 5, 1993
Scope and Contents:
Thomas W. Lippman, "138 Reported Missing in U.S. Spy Flights," Washington Post, March 5, 1993. English language newspaper article (photocopy).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1031

A Profile of the New Soviet Air Force Commander in Chief

Author:
Lambeth, Benjamin S. (RAND Corp)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 31, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
January 1991
Scope and Contents:
Benjamin S. Lambeth, "A Profile of the New Soviet Air Force Commander in Chief," RAND Corp working draft WD-5261-AF, January 1991. English language monograph (3 copies).
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No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1033

A Single Daring Act

Author:
Salter, James  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 32, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
October/November 1991
Scope and Contents:
James Salter, "A Single Daring Act," Air & Space, 6, 6 (October/November 1991): 96-101. English language article (photocopy).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1035

A Survey of Perestroika

Author:
Crook , Clive  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 32, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
April 28, 1990
Scope and Contents:
Clive Crook, "A Survey of Perestroika," The Economist, April 28, 1990, p.3-22.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1037

A Survey of the Soviet Economy

Author:
Franklin, Daniel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 32, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
April 9, 1988
Scope and Contents:
Daniel Franklin, "A Survey of the Soviet Economy," The Economist, April 9, 1988, pp.3-18. English language article (photocopy).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1039

Action of Aviation Over the Battlefield

Author:
Anikeyenko, A.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 32, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
circa 1983
Scope and Contents:
A. Anikeyenko, "Action of Aviation over the Battlefield," UKTrans translation 195. A. article from UKTRANS No. 195
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1041

Active Defence

Author:
Wontrucki, Zygmunt  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 32, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
Zygmunt Wontrucki, "Active Defence," Polish Grounbd Forces Review 1981, 12: 12; UKTRANS translation No. 135.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1043

Aeronautical Dictionary

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 32, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
Polish-English-German-Russian-French Aeronautical Dictionary (Warsaw: Technika Lotnicza i Astroantyka, 195-1981). (Photocopy).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1045

Aeronautical Information Publication (1/2)

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 32, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
Third Edition (December 1977), revised through January 29, 1979
Scope and Contents:
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Сборник Аэронавигационной информации / Aeronautical Information Publication (АИП/AIP), Third Edition (March 20, 1974), revised through January 29, 1974. Folder 1 of 2.
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1047

Air Power and Soviet Strategy

Author:
Garthoff, Raymond L.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 32, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
Winter 1957--58
Scope and Contents:
Raymond L. Garthoff, "Air Power and Soviet Strategy," Air University Quarterly Review 9, 4 (Winter 1957-58): 80-97. English language paper (photocopy).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1049

Air Transport (1/2)

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 32, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1990-1994
Scope and Contents:
Воздушный транспорт - Газета граждансной авиации СССР. Multiple issues, 1990-1994. Folder 1 of 2.
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1051

Air War Over Vietnam

Author:
Gagin, V. V.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 32, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1999
Scope and Contents:
В. В. Гагин, Воздушная война во Вьетнаме (Voronezh, 1999). Russian language monograph (exerpts; photocopy).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1053

Aircraft, Strategy and Operations of the Soviet Air Force

Author:
Mason, R. A.  Search this
Taylor, John W. R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 33, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1986
Scope and Contents:
R. A. Mason and John W. R. Taylor, Aircraft, Strategy and Operations of the Soviet Air Force (London: Jane's, 1986). English language monograph (excerpts; phtoocopies).J. W. Excerpt: chapter 5, Long Range Aviation.
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1055

Air-Desant (parachute) Troops: The Platoon in Defense

Author:
Babich, O.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 33, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
circa 1979
Scope and Contents:
O. Babich, "The PlLatoon in Defence," UKTrans translation no. 154, circa 1979.
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1057

Annals of the Cold War - The General and World War III

Author:
Rhodes, Richard  Search this
Hall, R. Cargill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
2 Documents
Container:
Box 33, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
June 19, 1995
Spring 1997
Scope and Contents:
Two English language articles (photocopies): Rhodes, R. article from The New Yorker.

Richard Rhodes, "Annals of the Cold War - The General and World War III," -- The New Yorker -- , June 19, 1995, pp.47-59.

R. Cargill Hall, "The Truth About Overflights," -- MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History -- 9, 3 (Spring 1997): 24-39. (2 copies).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1059

Another Look at the Soviet Pilot

Author:
Pennington, Reina  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 33, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
April 1985
Scope and Contents:
Reina Pennington, "Another Look at the Soviet Pilot", Air Force Magazine, April 1985, pp.83-93.
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1061

Atomic Diplomacy - Hiroshima & Potsdam

Author:
Alperovitz, Gar  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 33, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1985
Scope and Contents:
Gar Alperovitz, Atomic Diplomacy - Hiroshima and Potsdam - The Use of the Atomic Bomb and the American Confrontation with Soviet Power (New York: Penguin Books, 1985). Excerpt (photocopy). Also includes Gar Alperovitz, "Questioning Hiroshima," August 20, 1994 (clipping; newspaper unidentified).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1063

Aviation in the Raid-Manoeuvre Operations of Ground Forces

Author:
Michalak, Wojciech  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 33, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
Wojciech Michalak, "Aviation in the Raid-Manoeuvre Operations of Ground Forces," Polish Air Force and Air Defence Review, February 1982; UKTrans translation No. 139. (2 copies).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1065

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