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Fairchild KS-25 High Acuity Camera System Collection

Creator:
Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation  Search this
Names:
Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation  Search this
Baker, James G.  Search this
Extent:
2.57 Cubic feet (2 record center boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1956-1967
Summary:
This collection documents the development and testing of the f/4 achromatic lens system. The material includes test data, photographs, and drawings, as well as correspondence detailing Baker's successful fight to secure a patent on the lens system.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the development and testing of the f/4 achromatic lens system. The material includes test data, photographs, and drawings, as well as correspondence detailing Baker's successful fight to secure a patent on the lens system.
Arrangement:
Arrangement: (by type of material) 1) Contract specifications 2) Purchase orders and receipts 3) Correspondence 4) Patent applications 5) Camera operations manual 6) Performance and environmental tests final report 7) Lens drawings 8) Performance analysis printouts and calculations
Biographical / Historical:
In the mid-1950s the Defense Department requested a system for achieving better quality photographic intelligence using smaller and lighter cameras on high-speed aircraft at high altitudes. In response Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation designed the KS-25 High Acuity Camera System, an integrated camera/lens system using a wide-angle 24' focal length lens capable of producing transparencies with resolutions of 140 lines/mm on a high contrast target or 90 lines/mm on a low contrast target. The lens for the KS-25 was designed by Dr. James G. Baker of Spica, Inc. and represented new optics technology to allow wide-angle viewing at daylight illumination on high speed cameras, yet capable of producing a resolution that was effectively diffraction limited.
Provenance:
Don Welzenbach, Gift, 1986, NASM.1986.0028.
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:
Fairchild KS-25 High Acuity Camera System  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Photographic reconnaissance systems  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
Fairchild KS-25 High Acuity Camera System Collection, NASM.1986.0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1986.0028
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Fairchild KS-25 High Acuity Camera System Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1986-0028

Festival Recordings: Michigan Narrative Stage: The Flint Sit-Down Strike; Ethnicity and Craft; Michigan Fiddling

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Michigan Program 1987 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Ahearn, Fred, 1910-1991  Search this
Foster, Shirley  Search this
Christensen, Burt  Search this
Simons, Nellie  Search this
Simons, Berdene  Search this
Klein, Arnold, Jr.  Search this
Baker, James G.  Search this
Chang, Chou  Search this
Raber, Les, 1911-2000  Search this
Gifford, Paul  Search this
Performer:
Ahearn, Fred, 1910-1991  Search this
Christensen, Burt  Search this
Simons, Nellie  Search this
Simons, Berdene  Search this
Klein, Arnold, Jr.  Search this
Chang, Chou  Search this
Raber, Les, 1911-2000  Search this
Gifford, Paul  Search this
Baker, Jim  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Hmong (Asian people)  Search this
Ukrainian Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Florida
Michigan
Flint (Mich.)
Richey (Fla.)
Hamtramck (Mich.)
Ukraine
Holland (Mich.)
Netherlands
Laos
Hastings (Mich.)
Date:
1987 June 27
Track Information:
101 Sit-Down Strike: The Birth of the U.A.W / Berdene Simons, Burt Christensen, Fred Ahearn, Nellie Simons.

102 Ethnicity and Craft / Arnold, Jr. Klein, Chou Chang, Jim Baker.

103 Michigan Fiddling / Les Raber, Paul Gifford. Fiddle,Dulcimer.
Local Numbers:
FP-1987-CT-0267
General:
Fred Ahearn, Shirley Foster, Burt Christenson, Nellie Simons, Berdene "Bud" Simons; Arnold Klein, James Baker, Chou Chang, Yer Yang Mua;Les Raber, Paul Gifford Sit-Down Strike; Ethnicity And Craft; Michigan Fiddling 2 Of 4
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 27, 1987.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Violin  Search this
Dulcimer  Search this
Strikes and lockouts  Search this
Automobile industry workers  Search this
Crafts & decorating  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Embroidery  Search this
Clogs  Search this
Ethnicity  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1987, Item FP-1987-CT-0267
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Michigan / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref784

Baker, James G., 1954-1959

Collection Creator::
Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1943-1983. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7431-refidd1e508

Baker-Nunn Camera

Author:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
c. 1958
Topic:
Observing stations  Search this
Baker-Nunn Camera  Search this
Satellites  Search this
Instrument  Search this
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Baker, James G  Search this
Nunn, Joseph  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Photography  Search this
Standard number:
2002-32252
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8335

Smithsonian Indian Field Station (SAO)

Author:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Place:
India
Topic:
Observing stations  Search this
Baker-Nunn Camera  Search this
Instruments  Search this
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Baker, James G  Search this
Nunn, Joseph  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Photography  Search this
Standard number:
2003-19530
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8336

Smithsonian Australian Field Station (SAO)

Author:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
1964
Topic:
Observing stations  Search this
Baker-Nunn Camera  Search this
Australia  Search this
Instruments  Search this
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Baker, James G  Search this
Nunn, Joseph  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Photography  Search this
Standard number:
2003-19529
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8337

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