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Air Cushion Vehicle, Bertelsen Aeromobile 35-A

Manufacturer:
Bertelsen Inc.  Search this
Materials:
HAZMAT: Cadmium
Non-Magnetic White Metal
Wood
Ferrous Alloy
Magnesium Alloy
Possible Phenolic Resin
Rubber
Plastic
Paint
Varnish
Dimensions:
3-D: 124.5 × 96.5 × 127cm (4 ft. 1 in. × 3 ft. 2 in. × 4 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Bertelsen Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19820105000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d1cfbeeb-96f1-4fba-a6c1-45c7c0c87811
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19820105000

Demonstration Model, Air Cushion Vehicle, Bertelsen

Manufacturer:
Bertelsen Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Steel
Wood
Plastic
Fiberboard
Rubber
Copper Alloy
Paper
Adhesive
Ink
Synthetic Fabric
Dimensions:
Storage: 31.8 x 31.1 x 35.6cm (12 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 14 in.)
Type:
MODELS-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19820106000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98d7d09b6-ea0c-4b3b-a8f7-a05e92c727f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19820106000

Air Cushion Vehicle, Crowley Hydro-Air

Materials:
Steel
Textile
Coating
Wood
Copper Alloy
Rubber
Aluminum
Synthetic
Plastic
Dimensions:
3-D: 548.6 × 292.1 × 188cm (18 ft. × 9.6 ft. × 6.2 ft.)
Type:
CRAFT-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19600141000
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/nv9e29752e5-07c1-4c94-8b64-1bf4a1750346
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600141000

Republic Aviation Corporation Support of Plan for Project GEM, July 8, 1963 and Air Cushion Vehicle brochure

Collection Creator:
Fairchild Aircraft Corp  Search this
Container:
Box 213, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
March 1964
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Fairchild Industries, Inc. collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg21280a98d-b5df-43e0-a564-0a44a2582547
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0060-ref1835

Trans World Airlines (TWA), "Flite Facts"

Collection Creator:
Wheatland, Richard, II, 1923-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1965
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:
New York Airways Collection, Acc. NASM.1992.0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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New York Airways Collection
New York Airways Collection / Series 1: 1992 Acquisition
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg208e167d8-5e1d-4ee0-b785-a9d1ee1a3a17
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0052-ref691
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United States Senate

Collection Creator:
Wheatland, Richard, II, 1923-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
March 8-11, 1965
Scope and Contents:
Helicopter Air Service Program: Hearings before the Aviation Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Eighty-Ninth Congress, First Session on Helicopter Air Service Program, March 8-11, 1965, US Government (Washington, DC) Serial No. 89-4.
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:
New York Airways Collection, Acc. NASM.1992.0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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New York Airways Collection
New York Airways Collection / Series 1: 1992 Acquisition
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29814410f-7daf-4637-bcb8-bd03585de510
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0052-ref693
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TL Air Cushion Vehicles*

Collection Creator:
Science Service  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Science Service Astronomy and Astronautics Files, Acc. 1987-0125, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Science Service Astronomy and Astronautics Files
Science Service Astronomy and Astronautics Files / Series 1: Clippings, Publications, Papers, and Press Releases
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d39f33a3-b5bc-4133-b984-39965173e5a2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1987-0125-ref306

Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection

Creator:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Names:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Extent:
4.68 Cubic feet (13 letter-size document boxes, 1 VHS tape)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1994
bulk 1960-1980
Summary:
The Air Cushion Vehicles Collection consists of materials gathered by William R. Bertelsen and it highlights his interest in, and contributions to, the development of Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs). The bulk of the collection covers the span between 1960 and 1980, but materials before and after those dates are also present. The collection includes photographs, brochures, reports and proceedings, and a videotape on the topic of ACVs. Bertelsen's notebooks, documenting his research and development of air cushion technologies, constitute the majority of the collection.
Scope and Contents:
The Air Cushion Vehicles Collection consists of materials gathered by William R. Bertelsen, highlighting his interest in, and contributions to, the development of ACVs. The bulk of the collection covers the span between 1960 and 1980, but materials before and after those dates are also present. The collection includes photographs, brochures, reports and proceedings, as well as a videotape on the topic of ACVs. Bertelsen's notebooks, documenting the research and development of his vehicles, represent the majority of the collection.
Arrangement:
The Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection is arranged as follows:

Series I: Notebooks, Photographs, and Writings

Series II: Personal Research

The arrangement presents the original order of materials. Series 1, Bertelsen's notebooks, photographs, and writings, is in original order (chronological), with folder titles reflecting his original notebook titles. Series 2 is also arranged in original order but with chronology being imposed at the folder level as necessary. Original folder titles are kept when available; titles appearing in brackets [ ] are the archivist's.
Biographical / Historical:
William R. Bertelsen was a pioneer in the research and development of Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs). Born in Moline, Illinois, on May 20, 1920, Bertelsen, initially studied electrical engineering but later pursued medical science studies. He attended the Indiana Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Bertelsen earned his M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1947, while also serving in the United States Navy Reserve.

It was Bertelsen's career as a country doctor that primarily drove him to design and experiment with a variety of ACVs. His need for a way to reach rural patients in all forms of inclement weather quickly evolved into a life-long passion for developing alternative forms of transportation. Persisting through periods of encouragement and rejection alike, Bertelsen designed a number of ACVs and Ground Effect Machines (GEMs), including: Aeromobiles 35-1, 35-2, 72, 200-1, 200-2, 250-1; Arcopter GEM-1, GEM-2, GEM-3; and a vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL). He also developed other types of air cushion applications, such as the Aeroplow, the Aeroduct System of Mass Transportation, and the Air Track Air Cushion Crawler. Additionally, Bertelsen wrote scientific papers, appeared in publications, and participated professionally in a number of domestic and international air cushion vehicles organizations, such as the U.S. Hovercraft Society, the British Hovercraft Society, and the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute.

Besides his busy career as a physician and inventor, Bertelsen was also a husband and father of four children. Experiments and tests were often a family affair, as he liked to involve family and neighbors whenever practicable. Bertelsen never truly retired, working for the Metro MRI Center in Moline, Illinois, until March 2009. His final blog posts, only months before his death on July 16, 2009, still encouraged innovation and new ways of thinking about transportation. Several of Bertelsen's vehicles are in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum.
Provenance:
Donated by William R. Bertelsen; William D. Bertelsen, Jr.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Please contact the Audio/Visual Archivist to access the VHS tape that is included in this 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.
Topic:
Ground-effect machines  Search this
Bertelsen, William R.  Search this
Air-cushion vehicles  Search this
Vertical take-off and landing aircraft  Search this
Citation:
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection, Accession 1994-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0013
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Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg216b211ff-b898-4025-a829-6000bc6be6f2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0013
Online Media:

Notebook 4: Aeromobile Research, Volume III, Research on the Aerodynamic Sustentation and Propulsion of Ground Vehicles, June 29

Collection Creator:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Please contact the Audio/Visual Archivist to access the VHS tape that is included in this collection.
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:
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection, Accession 1994-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection / Series 1: Notebooks, Photographs, and Writings
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg260bd27f8-40c3-4d22-a1f2-56bd91f49233
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0013-ref10

An Evaluation of Air Cushion Assisted Vehicles for On-Road Freight Transportation in the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta [E 78-8]

Collection Creator:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
July 31, 1978
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Please contact the Audio/Visual Archivist to access the VHS tape that is included in this collection.
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:
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection, Accession 1994-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection / Series 2: Personal Research
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg23c1a3dad-949c-4dc1-98c0-7b0457463f11
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0013-ref100

Air Cushion Vehicles Standards, Vol. 1 [Standards Relating to Design, Construction, and Operational Safety of Dynamically Supported Craft in Canada, Vol. 1]

Collection Creator:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
December 1985
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Please contact the Audio/Visual Archivist to access the VHS tape that is included in this collection.
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:
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection, Accession 1994-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection / Series 2: Personal Research
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f8bb3640-903d-47fc-81fd-7e55adf22d45
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0013-ref101

1988 Joint International Conference on Air Cushion Technology [Proceedings]

Collection Creator:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
September 1988
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Please contact the Audio/Visual Archivist to access the VHS tape that is included in this collection.
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:
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection, Accession 1994-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection / Series 2: Personal Research
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg244c06aa3-5047-455b-a290-af7aac529efc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0013-ref102

[Papers on Air Cushion Technology] Icebreaking, Cold Weather Operations, Vehicles

Collection Creator:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
September 1989
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Please contact the Audio/Visual Archivist to access the VHS tape that is included in this collection.
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:
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection, Accession 1994-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection / Series 2: Personal Research
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29470c7e4-61a4-42d5-9209-5530f280499d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0013-ref103

Chaplin, J.B.Air Cushion Development Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow [Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute 25th Anniversary Annual General Meeting]

Collection Creator:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
May 1-3, 1979
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Please contact the Audio/Visual Archivist to access the VHS tape that is included in this collection.
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:
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection, Accession 1994-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection / Series 2: Personal Research
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg28f8cbd19-e131-41c7-992a-2944ddd842b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0013-ref104

Twelfth Canadian Symposium on Air Cushion Technology Proceedings, Copy 1

Collection Creator:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
September 25-27, 1978
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Please contact the Audio/Visual Archivist to access the VHS tape that is included in this collection.
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:
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection, Accession 1994-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection / Series 2: Personal Research
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c1f20dec-b22e-44d1-936c-8af87c7c64da
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0013-ref105

Twelfth Canadian Symposium on Air Cushion Technology Proceedings, Copy 2

Collection Creator:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
September 25-27, 1978
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Please contact the Audio/Visual Archivist to access the VHS tape that is included in this collection.
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:
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection, Accession 1994-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection / Series 2: Personal Research
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2800f376b-20b2-4fbf-8818-409ba785fdd5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0013-ref106

Thirteenth Canadian Symposium on Air Cushion Technology Proceedings

Collection Creator:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
September 17-19, 1979
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Please contact the Audio/Visual Archivist to access the VHS tape that is included in this collection.
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:
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection, Accession 1994-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection / Series 2: Personal Research
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27716167a-b2eb-4a2f-a601-170f8f890388
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0013-ref107

Fifteenth Canadian Symposium on Air Cushion Technology Proceedings

Collection Creator:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
September 29-30, 1981
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Please contact the Audio/Visual Archivist to access the VHS tape that is included in this collection.
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:
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection, Accession 1994-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection / Series 2: Personal Research
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2bbb0d2dd-5233-4f82-92a3-798da7c7eb90
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0013-ref108

Sixteenth Canadian Symposium on Air Cushion Technology Proceedings

Collection Creator:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
October 19-21, 1982
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Please contact the Audio/Visual Archivist to access the VHS tape that is included in this collection.
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:
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection, Accession 1994-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection / Series 2: Personal Research
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2dd58d5e3-6182-4194-847f-74f37cdcbf36
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0013-ref109

Notebook 5: Register of Inventions, January 1

Collection Creator:
Bertelsen, William  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Please contact the Audio/Visual Archivist to access the VHS tape that is included in this collection.
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:
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection, Accession 1994-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection
Air Cushion Vehicles [Bertelsen] Collection / Series 1: Notebooks, Photographs, and Writings
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c117c093-6de8-47bc-a83a-94840c3241aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0013-ref11

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