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USS ZR-1 Shenandoah Crash Site Photographs [McElroy]

Creator:
Parkins  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1925
Summary:
The USS ZR-1 Shenandoah was the first American-built rigid airship to use helium; the first to use water recovery apparatus for the continuous recovery of ballast from the exhaust gas of the fuel burned; and, during 57 flights with 740 hours in the air, the Shenandoah also trained crew members in the science of handling large airships in naval missions. The ZR-1 Shenandoah was destroyed in a squall on September 3, 1925, with the bulk of the airship crashing near Ava, Ohio; fourteen of the 43 person crew were killed. Robert McElroy visited the site of the Shenandoah's crash on September 4, 1925. This collection consists of two black and white photographs of the crash site that belonged to McElroy.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two black and white photographs that belonged to Robert McElroy of the crash site of the USS ZR-1 Shenandoah. Each photograph measures 8 by 10 inches and both are marked "Photo by Parkins" with a Zanesville, Ohio address.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
The USS ZR-1 Shenandoah was the first American-built rigid airship to use helium. Plans for the construction of the ZR-1 Shenandoah began in September 1919; the parts were manufactured at the Naval Aircraft Factory and then shipped to NAS Lakehurst for final assembly. The assembling began on 11 February 1922 and the ZR-1 Shenandoah was commissioned in 1923. During the ZR-1 Shenandoah's short life, it had many achievements, including being the first rigid airship to be inflated with helium and the first to use water recovery apparatus for the continuous recovery of ballast from the exhaust gas of the fuel burned; and making 57 flights, logging 740 hours in the air, training crew members in the science of handling large airships in naval missions. The ZR-1 Shenandoah was destroyed in a squall on September 3, 1925, with the bulk of the airship crashing near Ava, Ohio; fourteen of the 43 person crew were killed.

Robert McElroy visited the site of the Shenandoah's crash on September 4, 1925. McElroy collected a piece of the Shenandoah's fabric on which he wrote a first hand account of viewing the crash site and this item is now in the National Air and Space Museum's artifact collection.
Provenance:
Bennington McElroy, Gift, 2023, NASM.2023.0018.
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
ZR-1 Shenandoah  Search this
Aircraft accidents  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
USS ZR-1 Shenandoah Crash Site Photographs [McElroy], NASM.2023.0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2023.0018
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg265bf3c13-a4d7-483c-ab3b-843da30ac8ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2023-0018
Online Media:

Hindenburg Disaster May 6, 1937

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-04-23T22:08:06.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt__hJ2YFvxMlc

The Underwater Crash Site of USS Macon

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-01-30T16:27:37.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_t9myk1iN-GY

Frank Ward, Ground Crew Member, "Hindenburg," May 6, 1937

Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-03-20T19:04:47.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_EkWAUVUknQc

Hindenburg disaster card enclosure

Medium:
glassine, paper, ink
Dimensions:
Height x Width (cover enclosure): 4 1/4 x 5 13/16 in. (10.8 x 14.8 cm) Height x Width (cover): 3 15/16 x 5 1/2 in. (10 x 14 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Origin:
Germany (German republic)
Place of Destination:
New Jersey
Date:
1937
Topic:
The Great Depression (1929-1939)  Search this
Object number:
1993.2002.70.2
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8e4b8c0c5-4def-408d-9475-a109987a087b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1993.2002.70.2
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Hindenburg post card

Medium:
paper (cardstock); ink (black, brown, green, blue) engraving, lithography / handwriting; adhesive
Dimensions:
Overall: 8.9 x 14cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2in.)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Destination:
Ohio
Date:
1936
Carrier:
Zeppelin and Airship Mail  Search this
Topic:
The Great Depression (1929-1939)  Search this
Object number:
2006.2009.1
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8f2a37b2a-c781-4422-bc66-b2af751bd598
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2009.1
Online Media:

Hindenburg Olympic Games flown card

Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (8.89 x 13.97 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place:
Germany (German empire)
Date:
August 1, 1936
Object number:
0.227584.33.13.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8f475712d-2484-4b3a-adc3-1359587d7ccf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.227584.33.13.1

Handstamp from USS Patoka

Medium:
wood; rubber
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (6.99 x 6.35 x 4.45 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1925
Topic:
The Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)  Search this
Object number:
1992.2002.356
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8850e8685-7c89-435a-b0b1-075579f024ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1992.2002.356

"The Wreck of the Shenandoah" Sheet Music

Creator:
Andrews, Maggie  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheet music
Date:
1925
Summary:
The USS ZR-1 Shenandoah was the first American-built rigid airship to use helium; the first to use water recovery apparatus for the continuous recovery of ballast from the exhaust gas of the fuel burned; and, during 57 flights with 740 hours in the air, the Shenandoah also trained crew members in the science of handling large airships in naval missions. The ZR-1 Shenandoah was destroyed in a squall on September 3, 1925, with the bulk of the airship crashing near Ava, Ohio; fourteen of the 43 person crew were killed. This collection consists of one copy of the sheet music, "The Wreck of the Shenandoah," music and lyrics by Maggie Andrews, published in 1925.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one copy of the sheet music, "The Wreck of the Shenandoah," music and lyrics by Maggie Andrews, published in 1925. This ballad was published by Shapiro Bernstein & Company, Inc. of New York within weeks of the airship's crash.
Arrangement:
Collection is a single item.
Biographical / Historical:
The USS ZR-1 Shenandoah was the first American-built rigid airship to use helium. Plans for the construction of the ZR-1 Shenandoah began in September 1919; the parts were manufactured at the Naval Aircraft Factory and then shipped to NAS Lakehurst for final assembly. The assembling began on 11 February 1922 and the ZR-1 Shenandoah was commissioned in 1923. During the ZR-1 Shenandoah's short life, it had many achievements, including: the first rigid airship to be inflated with helium; the first to use water recovery apparatus for the continuous recovery of ballast from the exhaust gas of the fuel burned; and 57 flights, logging 740 hours in the air, training crew members in the science of handling large airships in naval missions. The ZR-1 Shenandoah was destroyed in a squall on September 3, 1925, with the bulk of the airship crashing near Ava, Ohio; fourteen of the 43 person crew were killed.
Provenance:
Unknown, material found in collection, 1998, 1998.0020.0072.
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  Search this
ZR-1 Shenandoah  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sheet music
Citation:
"The Wreck of the Shenandoah" Sheet Music, NASM.1998.0020.0072, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0020.0072
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg21c7fb93b-5a8b-487d-aeea-d89d57a5211d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0020-0072
Online Media:

Diary

Collection Collector:
Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)  Search this
Container:
Box 39, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but negatives and audiovisuial materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Some papers of living persons are restricted. Access to restricted portions may be arranged by request to the donor. Gloves required for unprotected photographs. Viewing film portions of the collection and listening to LP recording requires special appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. Copyright for all materials is retained by the donor, Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.; permission for commercial use and/or publication may be requested from the donor through the Archives Center. Military Records for Franklin A. Robinson (b. 1932) and correspondence from Richard I. Damalouji (1961-2014) are restricted; written permission is needed to research these files. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
The Robinson and Via Family Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Robinson and Via Family Papers
Robinson and Via Family Papers / Series 2: Robinson Family / 2.6: Robinson, Franklin A.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c69fd212-5fa6-426e-8f82-ac71a4266346
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0475-ref167
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New York Recruiting medal

Created by:
Dieges & Clust, American, founded 1898  Search this
Issued by:
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, American  Search this
Medium:
metal and ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 9/16 x 1 7/16 x 1/4
Type:
medals
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1917-1936
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gina R. McVey,Granddaughter
Object number:
2011.108.6
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58e8f7b53-6a11-4a08-be9d-865bc132d721
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.108.6
Online Media:

Statoscope, Airship, Custer

Manufacturer:
L. L. Custer Co.  Search this
Materials:
Leather, glass, steel, nickel plating, celluloid
Dimensions:
3-D: 16.5 × 20.3cm (6 1/2 × 8 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Engine & Fuel
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of L. Luzerne Custer
Inventory Number:
A19400006000
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/nv94d74dfd1-d53c-4c84-a041-a16660ab7a28
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19400006000
Online Media:

Altimeter, Airship, "Los Angeles", German

Manufacturer:
D.R.P.  Search this
Materials:
white metal alloy, glass, black paint, copper alloy, steel
Dimensions:
3-D: 6.4 × 25.4cm, 1.7kg (2 1/2 × 10 in., 3 3/4lb.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Flight Management
Country of Origin:
Germany
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Department of Commerce
Inventory Number:
A19570028000
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/nv9e3a628ef-a49c-4f09-ad14-15ffed021666
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19570028000
Online Media:

Simple Altimeter, Adjustable, Airship, German

Manufacturer:
Zeiss Goerz-Werke  Search this
Materials:
Steel, glass, aluminum alloy, plastic, rope, paint, radium paint
Dimensions:
3-D: 16.5 × 7.6 × 14cm (6 1/2 × 3 × 5 1/2 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Flight Management
Country of Origin:
Germany
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Department of Commerce
Inventory Number:
A19570088000
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/nv9ab892fc4-4510-47d0-8b67-e7932151d65c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19570088000

Inclinometer, Gyro

Manufacturer:
The Sperry Gyroscope Co.  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum alloy, Steel, Copper Alloy, Plexiglas, Leather, Rubber, Paint, radium paint?
Dimensions:
3-D: 24.1 × 20.3 × 24.8cm (9 1/2 × 8 × 9 3/4 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Flight Management
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Department of Commerce
Inventory Number:
A19570538000
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/nv9a9f9b95c-9409-4b9e-a31a-fce9a1f49c34
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19570538000
Online Media:

Indicator, Airspeed, Airship

Manufacturer:
National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Materials:
aluminum alloy, glass, paint, radium paint, copper alloy
Dimensions:
3-D: 17.8 × 7 × 13.3cm (7 × 2 3/4 × 5 1/4 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Flight Management
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1919
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Department of Commerce
Inventory Number:
A19570855000
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/nv9872978dc-1ec9-4aef-b112-4c20d1025b70
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19570855000
Online Media:

Compass, Airship, "Los Angeles"

Manufacturer:
Sherrill Instrument Corp.  Search this
Materials:
plastic, copper alloy with yellow brass-plated metal, aluminum alloy
Dimensions:
3-D: 12.4 × 9.2 × 9.5cm, 0.4kg (4 7/8 × 3 5/8 × 3 3/4 in., 7/8lb.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.
Inventory Number:
A20010594000
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/nv9a575b9be-1935-450e-8a52-d2065a68d720
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20010594000
Online Media:

U.S. Zeppelin and Airship Mail Flights

Type:
Books
Date:
2021
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1158328

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Aviation

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
6.02 Cubic feet (consisting of 10 boxes, 3 half boxes, 1 folder, 8 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 1 flat box (partial). )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Date:
circa 1750-1970
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Aviation forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents note:
This material consists of information from a number of different businesses related to the manufacture, development and design of airplanes and other aircraft. There is also a substantial amount of material from airline companies and from companies involved in the manufacture and production of aeronautical parts and supplies. A number of these companies were involved in manufacturing engines and were automobile manufacturers. Other parts and supplies include aircraft measuring instruments, radiators, wings, tires, carburetors, and fabric. These companies tend to have catalogues of the aircraft that they manufacture including information on controls, wheel retraction, fuel system, cabin construction, etc. The aircraft is manufactured for commercial, military, sporting and personal use. A small amount of material concerning companies involved in aerial advertising, aerial photography and map making is included. There is also information on businesses that served as agents for people who performed acts relating to aviation particularly at amusement parks and fairs. There is very little information from clubs, associations and training schools.

The material consists primarily of scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, printed advertisements, articles, catalogues, menus from airline companies, luggage tags, timetables,postcards, lithographs,photographs, company publications, bulletins, newspaper clippings, early advertisements, reports, periodicals, pamphlets, patents, and books. There is a substantial amount of images including photographs and lithographs of airplanes, airships and balloons. A file of visual references was made by staff consisting of images of aircraft used by companies to advertise their products. There is also information on Lindbergh and Byrd mainly articles, photographs or programs honoring them.

Publications relating to aviation include topics such as aeronautical occupations, linking rail and air transportation, problems with improving aircraft, airplanes in warfare, aircraft safety and a chronology of the development and utilization of aircraft.
Arrangement note:
Materials in box one and two are information from airline companies and are arranged by name of company. Box three, four and five consist of manufacturers and dealers of aeronautical parts and supplies and are also arranged by name of company. Box six contains general images mainly photographs and lithographs. Publications including periodicals, bulletins and newsletters devoted in the interest of the aviation field is in box seven. The publications are arranged in alphabetical order. Box eight and nine are arranged by type including newspaper clippings, manuals, early advertisements dating from the late eighteenth century,maps, catalogues, programs, patents, etc. Articles, pamphlets and books discussing various topics related to aviation are in box ten. These publications are also arranged by type. Box eleven also has books on aviation but the bulk of the material is bulletins from the War Department and are arranged by date.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Missing Title

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Aviation is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Aviation, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Aviation
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Aviation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f7ed06f0-e6e8-4268-aff7-9a19fb481e4d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-aviation

Aviation: Balloon and Airship Manufacturers

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Aviation, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Aviation
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Aviation / General Works
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8934ed724-d052-425c-94b8-e1563bf9c6a0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-aviation-ref197

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