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Aviation and the transportation system : progress, profits and the public interest : transcript of a symposium in the public interest / sponsored by Connecticut General Life Insurance Company

Author:
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1967
1967]
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Call number:
HE9803.A4A94X 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_337220

Broken Icarus the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, the golden age of aviation, and the rise of fascism David Hanna

Author:
Hanna, David 1967-  Search this
Subject:
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 233 pages illustrations, maps 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2022
20th century
1933-1945
20e siècle
Topic:
Aeronautics--History  Search this
Aeronautics and state--History  Search this
World politics  Search this
Fascism--History  Search this
Politique mondiale  Search this
Fascisme--Histoire  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Fascism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156232

Francis Gary Powers Collection

Creator:
Powers, Francis Gary, 1929-1977  Search this
Names:
Lockheed Aircraft Corp  Search this
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971  Search this
Powers, Francis Gary, 1929-1977  Search this
Extent:
1.53 Cubic feet (2 legal document boxes, 1 flat box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Diaries
Correspondence
Telegrams
Photographs
Logs (records)
Date:
1929-1986
bulk 1952-1977
Summary:
This collection consists of material relating to Francis Gary Powers's flying career in the Air Force, Central Intelligence Agency, and later pursuits. The majority of the documents deal with the May 1960 U-2 incident, in which Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union during a reconnaisance mission and imprisoned. Materials include: logbooks; flight records from his military and civilian careers; a pocket diary and journal he kept during his Soviet imprisonment; letters to his parents; materials collected by his parents as his father attempted to visit him including a telegram from Nikita Khrushchev and a New Testament given to Powers by his mother during his Soviet trial; Congressional hearing material; newspaper articles; Life magazine; and several photographs of Powers.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of documents relating to Francis Gary Powers and his aviation career, particularly the 1960 U-2 incident with the Soviet Union. Materials include: logbooks; flight records from his military and civilian careers; a pocket diary and journal he kept during his Soviet imprisonment; letters to his parents; materials collected by his parents as his father attempted to visit him including a telegram from Nikita Khrushchev and a New Testament given to Powers by his mother during his Soviet trial; Congressional hearing material; newspaper articles; Life magazine; and several photographs of Powers.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into three series: Early Career, the U-2 Incident, and Post U-2 Incident Life and Career.

Series 1 contains materials relating to Francis Gary Power's early career with the United States Air Force before resigning to join the CIA, including his birth certificate, military orders and forms, and his individual flight records.

Series 2 contains materials relating to the U-2 incident, in which Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union and imprisoned. The first set of materials relates to Powers' imprisonment, including his prison journal, pocket diary, New Testament, correspondence, and the subsequent congressional hearing. The second set of materials relates to the Powers family during the incident, including correspondence and telegrams with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and the United States government and Oliver Powers' passport. The third set of materials relates to the media reactions to the incident, including complete newspapers, article clippings, a television script, and artwork.

The Soviet Prison Journal and Soviet Prison Pocket Diary were on display in the Looking at Earth Gallery when the collection was digitized. The photocopies were scanned for digital access.

Series 3 contains materials from Powers' life and career after his return to the United States, including logbooks, public relations documents, flight training and insurance records, an employment application, and memorial items.

Documents with personally identifiable information (PII) have been redacted or not digitized.
Biographical/Historical note:
Francis Gary Powers (1929 -1977) learned to fly during high school. He enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating from Milligan College in 1950. In 1956, he resigned from the Air Force to become a "civilian employee" of Lockheed on loan to the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, authorized to fly Air Force aircraft. In reality, he was a covert employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), training for Operation Overflight—U-2 reconnaissance missions.

Powers was captured and imprisoned after his U-2 was shot down over the Soviet Union during an aerial reconnaissance mission on May 1, 1960. Powers was placed on trial and exchanged nearly two years later for Rudolf Abel, a Soviet agent. After his return to the United States, Powers continued to work for the CIA, but then left to work at Lockheed. Powers was working for NBC's Los Angeles affiliate KGIL in 1977, when his helicopter ran out of fuel and crashed, causing his death.
Provenance:
Claudia Sue Powers, Gift, 1994, NASM.1994.0010.
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:
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Lockheed U-2 Family  Search this
Cold War  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Aerial reconnaissance  Search this
Photographic reconnaissance systems  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Diaries
Correspondence
Telegrams
Photographs
Logs (records)
Citation:
Francis Gary Powers Collection, Acc. 1994.0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0010
See more items in:
Francis Gary Powers Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg23d356979-d406-49f8-a356-8e743a0490de
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0010
Online Media:

The politics of Canada's airlines from Diefenbaker to Mulroney / Garth Stevenson

Author:
Stevenson, Garth 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 236 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Canada
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Government policy--History  Search this
Airlines--Government policy--History  Search this
Aeronautics and state--History  Search this
Call number:
HE9815.A35S73 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_393375

Bonfires to beacons : federal civil aviation policy under the Air Commerce Act, 1926-1938 / Nick A. Komons

Author:
Komons, Nick A  Search this
United States Air Commerce Act  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 454 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
1978
Topic:
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Law and legislation  Search this
Call number:
HE9803.A4K64 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378838

Government birds : air transport and the state in Western Europe / Martin Staniland

Author:
Staniland, Martin  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 307 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--History  Search this
Aeronautics and state--History  Search this
Airlines--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_723985

Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA / Amy Shira Teitel

Author:
Teitel, Amy Shira  Search this
Subject:
United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration History  Search this
Physical description:
304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Germany
Date:
2016
Topic:
Aeronautics--Research--History  Search this
Astronautics--Research--History  Search this
Aeronautics and state--History  Search this
Space race  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1056649

European air law and policy : recent developments : fourteenth annual conference, Stockholm, 22 November 2002 / edited by P.D. Dagtoglou and S. Unger

Author:
European Air Law Association Conference (14th : 2002 : Stockholm, Sweden)  Search this
Dagtoglou, P. D (Prodromos D.)  Search this
Unger, Sven  Search this
Physical description:
261 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Europe
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_726717

The status and economic significance of the airline equipment investment program, a report, by Paul W. Cherington, prepared for [E. R. Quesada the President's special assistant for aviation.]

Author:
Cherington, Paul W  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1958
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Finance  Search this
Call number:
TL521.C44X
TL521.C44X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_72517

Over empires and oceans : pioneers, aviators and adventurers : forging the international air routes, 1918-1939 / Robert Bluffield

Author:
Bluffield, Robert  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2014
20th century
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--History  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Political aspects  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Social aspects  Search this
Aeronautics and state--History  Search this
Globalization  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1055850

The other space race : Eisenhower and the quest for aerospace security / Nicholas Michael Sambaluk

Author:
Sambaluk, Nicholas Michael  Search this
Subject:
Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David) 1890-1969  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 316 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
20th century
Topic:
Space race--History  Search this
Astronautics and state--History  Search this
Aeronautics and state--History  Search this
National security--History  Search this
Astronautics, Military--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1049342

Towards a United States-Australian international air services agreement, 1935-1942 : prelude to the 1946 bilateral / Philip Chrystal

Author:
Chrystal, Philip  Search this
Physical description:
[viii], 377 leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Australia
Date:
1985
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Call number:
JX5769 .C55 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_457125

Economic regulation of domestic air transport; theory and policy [by] George W. Douglas [and] James C. Miller III

Author:
Douglas, George W (George Warren) 1938-  Search this
Miller, James Clifford  Search this
Subject:
United States Civil Aeronautics Board  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 211 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1974
[1974]
Topic:
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Call number:
HE9803.A4 D73
HE9803.A4D73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_46911

[Technical reports on aviation forecasts, costs of aircraft noise reduction programs, costs of transport aircraft operation, costs of recruiting pilots, policy statement of the FAA, air traffic control costs, and airport planning]

Author:
United States Federal Aviation Administration Office of Policy Development  Search this
United States Federal Aviation Agency Office of Policy Development  Search this
Physical description:
<15> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
1962-
Topic:
Aeronautics--Planning  Search this
Airplanes--Noise--Costs  Search this
Transport planes--Cost of operation  Search this
Air pilots--Recruiting--Costs  Search this
Air traffic control--Costs  Search this
Airports--Planning  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .U5256offpo
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_475891

Report of the Advisory Committee on the Future of the U.S. Space Program

Author:
United States Advisory Committee on the Future of the U.S. Space Program  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Subject:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 59 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Outer space
Date:
1990
[1990]
Topic:
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Call number:
TL521.312 .U583 1990
TL521.312.U583 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_415899

Air transport policy

Author:
Wheatcroft, Stephen  Search this
Physical description:
200 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1964
[c1964]
Topic:
Airlines  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Call number:
TL526.G7W54X 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_427241

Airline deregulation and laissez-faire mythology / Paul Stephen Dempsey & Andrew R. Goetz

Author:
Dempsey, Paul Stephen  Search this
Goetz, Andrew R  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 372 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
Topic:
Airlines--Deregulation  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Deregulation  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_452329

President's Air Policy Commission Collection

Creator:
United States. President's Air Policy Commission  Search this
Names:
United States. President's Air Policy Commission  Search this
Prentice, Edward S.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Memoranda
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
This small collection contains working documents from the President's Air Policy Commission. Folder 1 includes 1947 drafts and memoranda. Folder 2 includes undated drafts and memoranda.
Biographical / Historical:
The President's Air Policy Commission Collection was formed after World War II to gather relevant data and consider various critical issues facing contemporary aviation. The donor of this collection, Edward S. Prentice, trained fighter pilots in World War II and subsequently was a participant in the Commission. He later worked in the fields of international transportation and economics.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Edward S. Prentice, gift, 1997, 1997-0053, 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 and state  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Memoranda
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0053
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg23a3922d0-7047-4761-8dea-8fa12f935ff3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0053

Super-Sonic Transport (SST) Collection [Whitehead]

Creator:
Whitehead, William Scholl  Search this
Names:
Whitehead, William Scholl  Search this
Extent:
2.18 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox) (3 legal document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Articles
Brochures
Reports
Correspondence
Date:
1963-1976
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of correspondence, reports, brochures, articles and a scrapbook dealing with this effort. Much of the correspondence is concerned with efforts to obtain support and funding for the project from private industry and the United States Congress. The scrapbook, with index, is a collection of newspaper and magazine clippings about the SST project and includes technical, political, financial and public relations articles.
Biographical / Historical:
During the 1960s and 1970s there was an effort to establish a program to produce a supersonic transport in the United States. William Scholl Whitehead of the firm Ives, Whitehead and Co., was heavily involved in this endeavor.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Ives, Whitehead & Co, Inc, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0287, 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:
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Articles
Brochures
Reports
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0287
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg24b72b79c-4bc9-493d-9e9d-2545d04aea79
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0287

United States Navy World War II Aircraft Recognition Model Plans

Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Names:
United States. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
United States. Navy. Bureau of Aeronautics [BuAer]  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pamphlets
Drawings
Date:
1942
Scope and Contents:
This collection consisits of the complete set of the Navy WWII model drawings and a booklet explaining the project.
Biographical / Historical:
Accurate scale model aircraft have often been helpful in training recognition of aircraft, range estimation and determination of cones of fire. In December 1941, the Secretary of the Navy asked the US Commissioner of Education for the schools to make 500,000 scale model airplanes. This alliance resulted in a joint project between the US Navy, Bureau of Aeronautics, who supplied the authoritative drawings and plans, and the US Office of Education, who perepared educational and informational material.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Paul E. Garber, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0438, 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:
Airplanes -- Recognition  Search this
Airplanes -- Models  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics and state -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics -- History  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0438
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27c459942-b65f-4d61-9c6e-9ffd0a9c28b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0438

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