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Banquet Programs Collection

Names:
Wright Brothers  Search this
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Extent:
0.35 Cubic feet (7 folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
1907-1977
Summary:
This collection consists of approximately 0.35 cubic feet of banquet programs, menus, and similar items from aviation-themed events.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 0.35 cubic feet of banquet programs, menus, and similar items from aviation-themed events. Some are from events honoring individual pilots such as Charles Lindbergh, Richard Byrd, the Wright Brothers, and Amelia Earhart, and some are from events held by organizations including the Aero Club of America, the Early Birds of Aviation, the Manufacturers Aircraft Association, and the 31st Division Air Corps of the Alabama National Guard. Additional programs relate to specific events including the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, various air racing events and record setting flights, memorial dedications, and air route inaugurations.
Arrangement:
Items in this collection have been organized by topic with a miscellaneous folder at the end. Folders are arranged alphabetically by organization name or by last name when the topic is a particular person. Within each folder, items are arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
During the early flight period, World War I, and on into the 1920s and 1930s, numerous famous flights by pioneering pilots represented the cultural acceptance of the airplane from an entertaining novelty into an instrument of commerce, a weapon of war, and a vehicle for spectacle. In response, there emerged a new form of technological enthusiasm called "air-mindedness." To be airminded meant the zealous support of aviation to bring about the next great era in human civilization, which many people called the "Air Age." With such a great interest in aviation, many of the pilots during this era were treated as celebrities whose activities were followed with interest by the press as well as the public. Pilots making trailblazing flights were often fêted with parades, banquets,and other events in order to celebrate their achievements, and many aviation events were similarly celebrated. Also during this time period, numerous aviation-related societies and clubs were formed and their members would meet for dinners and other social occasions.
General:
In cases where identical duplicate items exist in the collection, only one representative version was scanned to appear in the slideshow. In cases where duplicate items had differences (such as signatures on the cover or an enclosure not present in the other versions), only the parts that differ were scanned.
Provenance:
Unknown, Material found in collection is likely from various donors, NASM.XXXX.0116.
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
Air pilots  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Citation:
Banquet Programs Collection, NASM.XXXX.0116, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0116
See more items in:
Banquet Programs Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg21b296356-2018-4ee6-9e9e-23a59e20b08e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0116
Online Media:

Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks

Creator:
Jerwan, Shakir S., 1881-1942  Search this
Names:
Moisant Aviation School  Search this
Moisant International Aviators, Inc.  Search this
Audemars, Edmond  Search this
Barrier, Rene  Search this
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957  Search this
Cabrera, Manuel Estrada  Search this
Carranza, Venustiano, General  Search this
Frisbie, John J.  Search this
Garros, Roland  Search this
Jerwan, Shakir S., 1881-1942  Search this
Miller, Bernetta Adams  Search this
Moisant, Alfred, 1862-1929  Search this
Moisant, Matilde, 1887-1964  Search this
Niles, Charles  Search this
Quimby, Harriet, 1875-1912  Search this
Simon, Rene  Search this
Extent:
0.87 Cubic feet (2 boxes; 1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
1911-1919
Summary:
The Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks Collection contains material from the period 1911-1919. During this period, Jerwan was Chief Pilot at the Moisant School of Aviation, Garden City, New York, and Director of Military Aviation for the government of Guatemala.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents events in Shakir S. Jerwan's career during the period of 1911 to 1919. Scrapbook photographs (many signed) feature Jerwan's pupils and pilots at the Moisant School and of the Moisant International Aviators, including Harriet Quimby, Matilde Moisant, Bernetta Adams Miller, Roland Garros, René Barrier, René Simon and Edmond Audemars. Other photographs include John Frisbie and his man-carrying kites, Charles Niles and his Looper, and Monoplane, Jerwan's flying dog. Also included are a brochure and drawings for the Aeromotor Boat, designed by Shakir Jerwan and his brother, Fuad (Fred) Jerwan. Correspondence includes letters between Shakir Jerwan and Manuel Estrada Cabrera, president of Guatemala, and Venustiano Carranza, later president of Mexico.
Arrangement:
The collection consists of one photographic album and one scrapbook.
Biographical / Historical:
Shakir Saliba Jerwan (1881-1942), the son of a Protestant minister, was born in Beirut, Lebanon, then part of the Ottoman Empire. In 1904, Jerwan immigrated to the United States and became a citizen in 1910. In 1911, he learned to fly, earning F.A.I. license number 54. Jerwan was chief pilot for the Moisant School of Aviation, Garden City, New York from 1912 to 1914. From 1915 to 1919 he served as Director of Military Aviation in Guatemala. Jerwan returned to the United States in 1919. His later career was as a hotelier. He was a member of the Early Birds of Aviation.
Provenance:
Shakir S. Jerwan, gift, date unknown, XXXX-0231
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 -- History  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military -- Guatemala  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1910-1920  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Air pilots -- Correspondence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1910-1920
Citation:
Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks Collection, Acc. XXXX.0231, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0231
See more items in:
Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2dfd87d44-4b9f-4911-8e40-e9ad3e3f8438
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0231
Online Media:

Presentation of Langley Medal to Admiral Byrd

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872  Search this
Hughes, Charles Evans  Search this
Samuel P. Langley Gold Medal for Aerodromics  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 7.75w x 5.75h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group
Date:
1931
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Rewards (Prizes, etc.)  Search this
Aeronautics--Awards  Search this
Secretariats  Search this
Awards  Search this
Medals  Search this
Standard number:
A29276
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9682

Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957)

Creator:
General Electric Company  Search this
Subject:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Antarctica
Arctic regions
Date:
1939
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
American  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0627]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_291007

Victor Hugo Czegka (1880-1973)

Subject:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Czegka, Victor Hugo 1880-1973  Search this
United States Marine Corps  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Arctic regions
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0777]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_296617

French Balloon Scrapbook

Names:
Blanchard, Jean-Pierre, 1753-1809  Search this
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957  Search this
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel, 1740-1810.  Search this
Udet, Ernst, General  Search this
Extent:
0.35 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1700s to 1930s
Summary:
This collection consists of a scrapbook, largely concerned with ballooning in France. Many items in the scrapbook are illustrations of early balloon flights, and there are illustrations of imaginary air vehicles, some of which are quite fanciful. The scrapbook also contains content pertaining to airships and aircraft.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a scrapbook, largely concerned with ballooning in France. Many items in the scrapbook are illustrations of early balloon flights, and there are illustrations of imaginary air vehicles, some of which are quite fanciful. Most of the text in the scrapbook is in French, although some of the text is in English and there is a very small amount in German. The scrapbook also contains some material on early aircraft and aviation up through the early 1930s. The scrapbook features information on balloons and ascensions relating to Sadler (James), Coutelle (Jean), Garnerin (André), Garnerin (Elisa), Blanchard (Jean-Pierre), Blanchard (Madeleine-Sophie), Blanchard-Jeffries, Nadar (Félix Tournachon), and the Montgolfier Brothers. Content also pertains to airships, including Renard (Charles) & Krebs (Arthur), "La France;" SCA (Stabilimento di Costruzione Aeronautiche), N.1 "Norge;" and the LZ 127 "Graf Zeppelin." Aircraft shown in the scrapbook includes the Dewoitine D.1 C1, Blériot XI, Blériot XII, Curtiss and Wright biplanes, Breguet-Richet Gyroplane, Breguet Bre.280 T, Dornier Do R Superwal (Super Whale), and the Short S.5 Singapore Mk.I. Notable people depicted in the scrapbook, other than those previously listed, include Ernst Udet, Dieudonné Costes, Jacques-Louis Dusmesnil, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Georges Pelletier d'Oisy, and Maurice Bellonte.

Note: Blank pages have not been digitally reproduced in slideshow, any gaps in numbering are due to their omission. Pages have been rotated to the orientation of their contents for easier viewing.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Provenance:
F. R. Wright, Purchase, 1943, NASM.XXXX.0254.
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
Balloons  Search this
Airships  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
French Balloon Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.0254, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0254
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b198f7fc-7c30-4b4c-9733-2ba207cf876e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0254
Online Media:

U.S. Antarctic Service Expedition Field Books, 1939-1941

Creator:
U.S. Antarctic Service Expedition (1939-1941)  Search this
Subject:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Lobell, M. J  Search this
Perkins, Jack  Search this
Eklund, Carl R (Carl Robert) 1909-1962  Search this
U.S. Antarctic Service Expedition (1939-1941)  Search this
Physical description:
0.22 cu. ft. (0.22 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1939
1939-1941
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-214
See more items in:
Field Book Project 1855-2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_353574

Discovery : the story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition / by Richard Evelyn Byrd ... ; introduction by Claude A. Swanson ... ; with illustrations and maps

Author:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Former owner:
Burden, William A. M (William Armistead Moale) 1906-1984 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Byrd Antarctic Expedition (2nd : 1933-1935)  Search this
Physical description:
[2], xxi, [3], 405, [3] p., [46] p. of plates : ports., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Antarctica
Date:
1935
Call number:
G850 1933 .A3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461976

Skyward / by Richard Evelyn Byrd ... ; with a foreword by William A. Moffett ... with 58 illustrations

Author:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Former owner:
Landauer, Bella Clara 1874-1960 DSI  Search this
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957 DSI  Search this
Byrd, George H. DSI  Search this
Byrd, William A. DSI  Search this
Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (U.S.) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[4], xv, [1], 348 p., [11] leaves of plates (1 folded), [44] p. of plates : ill., ports., fold. map ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1928
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
TL540.B8 A32 1928
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_463062

Admiral Byrd of Antarctica / by Michael Gladych

Author:
Gladych, Michael  Search this
Subject:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[c1960]
Call number:
G585.B8 G5X
G585.B8G5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_44327

Little America : aerial exploration in the Antarctic : the flight to the South pole / by Richard Evelyn Byrd ... ; with 74 illustrations and maps

Author:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Gould, Laurence McKinley 1896-1995  Search this
Subject:
Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1st : 1928-1930)  Search this
Physical description:
[2], xvi, 436 p., [22] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., ports., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Antarctica
South Pole
Date:
1930
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
G850 1928 .B93 1930
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_464303

Rear Admiral Byrd and the polar expeditions, with an account of his life and achievements, by Coram Foster, including by special permission the message of congratulations from the President of the United States, and a special chapter prepared from data given by the National geographic society, Washington, D. C

Author:
Foster, Coram  Search this
Subject:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1st : 1928-1930)  Search this
Physical description:
ix, [1], 11-256 p. front., illus. (map) plates, ports. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1930
[c1930]
Call number:
G585 .B8F6X
G585.B8F6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_49926

Mary E. "Mother" Tusch Collection

Creator:
Tusch, Mary E. "Mother"  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States. Army School of Military Aeronautics  Search this
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957  Search this
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Tusch, Mary E. "Mother"  Search this
Extent:
5.51 Cubic feet (6 document boxes; 1 legal-size document box; 5 flat boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Ephemera
Date:
1915-1937
bulk 1917-1924
Summary:
The Mary E. "Mother" Tusch Collection reflects her interest in aviation. It consists of 12 boxes that contain photography, family documentation, news clippings and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The Mary E. "Mother" Tusch Collection reflects her interest in aviation. It consists of 12 boxes that contain photography, family documentation, news clippings and scrapbooks. There are formal group and individual photographs as well as informal personal photographs of servicemen whom she had befriended and images signed by such famous aviators as Ruth Law and Earle Ovington. The collection contains photographs of the wallpaper from her Berkeley home which was signed by such aviation notables as Charles Lindbergh and Edward Rickenbacker. There are four scrapbooks that relate to her aviator friends and a fifth on World War I which includes photographs of trench warfare presented to "Mother" Tusch by John Pierson. This collection also contains photographs of "Mother" Tusch and her home; an inventory listing the aviation holdings of her home; guest books recording visitors to The Hangar, Shrine of the Air; and newspaper articles, museum plans, and correspondence relating to Tusch donating her collection to the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

"Mother" Tusch carried on correspondence with many of her aviator friends. One of these men, Bill Schneider, sent her a piece of what he claimed was the wreckage of Zeppelin LZ 129 "Hindenburg". The object and a photograph of Schneider and his correspondence to Tusch have been transferred to the Aeronautics Department of the National Air and Space Museum. Photocopies of these materials can be found in Box 7, Folder 3 of this collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged by subject. These subjects include Mary E. "Mother" Tusch, her family, The Hangar, Shrine of the Air, photographs of aviators and other materials relating to her life.
Biographical/Historical note:
Mary E. Tusch (1875-1960) was a great supporter of aviation and pilots. She lived across the street from the United States School of Military Aeronautics on the University of California's Berkeley Campus during World War I. She invited the young aviators to her home and became like a second mother to many of them. They nicknamed her "Mother Tusch" and her house became known as The Hangar, Shrine of the Air. Tusch was actively interested in aviation as well as those people associated with aeronautics, and her home reflected her love of aviation. She avidly collected aviation material including artifacts, photographs, and autographs from the aviators. She invited many of the aviators who visited her home to sign the wallpaper.

This collection came to the National Air and Space Museum partially as a result of family ties. Mrs. Tusch's daughter, Irene, married National Air Space Museum curator, Paul E. Garber, in the early 1950s.
Provenance:
Mary E. "Mother" Tusch, Gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0128, unknown
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
Air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics -- Collectibles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Ephemera
Citation:
Mary E. "Mother" Tusch Collection, Acc. XXXX.0128, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0128
See more items in:
Mary E. "Mother" Tusch Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b5d5731f-c54b-4972-8bf4-4306ba1c7d96
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0128
Online Media:

Myriam Johnston Scrapbook

Creator:
Johnston, Myriam Lahaurine  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces  Search this
ZRS-4 Akron (Airship)  Search this
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957  Search this
Johnston, H. W.  Search this
Pons, Lily, 1898-1976  Search this
Extent:
0.21 Cubic feet ((2 flatboxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
1917-1935
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook consists of photographs of Sergeant Johnston, his fellow servicemen and a few aircraft (including a Junkers and the USS Akron). Most of the scrapbook commemorates personal events in Myriam Lahaurine Johnston's life, such as her relations with family and friends, her wedding to H. W. Johnston, the birth and childhood of their daughter, Miriam, their home in Ohio and the family's travels to such places as Biarritz, Nice, Paris and Washington, DC. Also included are signed photos from Richard Evelyn Byrd and Lily Pons, as well as a signed letter from the latter.
Biographical / Historical:
Myriam Lahaurine met the American Sergeant Major H. W. Johnston during his service with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Miriam Johnston, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0630, unknown
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, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0630
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2802b83ab-1bec-4c33-a485-ba942f3377e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0630

"Little America" Antarctica (Konter) Collection

Creator:
Gray, Adelaide  Search this
Names:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957  Search this
Konter, Richard "Dick"  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Postcards
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Arctic regions -- Aerial Exploration
Date:
1928-1930
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of newspaper articles, letters with envelopes, New Zealand postcards, radiograms, and Christmas cards from Konter to his New York Landlady, Mrs. Adalaide Gray (who Konter called 'Ma'), and to Mr. Ed Iovanna. The envelopes and postcards bear the postmarks and stamps of the expedition. There are also three photographs: one of Byrd and Bennett; one of Adalaide Gray; and one of Konter.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard 'Dick' Konter was a seaman on the 'City of New York,' the ship that carried Admiral Richard Byrd to his 'Little America - Antarctica' expedition. Mr. Konter, known as Ukulele Dick, was the recreation officer for this trip and not only played the ukulele for the rest of the crew during leisure time, but also took records and pinola rolls on the trip for the crew to enjoy.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Muriel Yarger, gift, 1998, 1999-0003, pending
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:
America -- Discovery and exploration  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Postcards
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0003
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg23544b17a-584d-4bc8-8ce3-8a956ff1df87
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0003

William I. Votaw Air Mail Collection

Creator:
Votaw, William I.  Search this
Names:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957  Search this
Knight, Jack  Search this
McCandless, William  Search this
Votaw, William I.  Search this
Extent:
0.68 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box) (1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Newsletters
Biographies
Manuscripts
Date:
1921-1983
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of several manuscripts by William I. Votaw relating to the infancy of the air mail service. Also included are biographical information relating to Jack Knight, Richard Byrd and William McCandless, copies of the Air Mail Pioneers newsletter as well as a large amount of newspaper clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
William I. Votaw began his career with the railway mail service and was promoted to the US Sea Post Service where he served until the advent of World War I. He established an American Expeditionary Force Postal Station in New York before entering the air mail service. In 1920 Votaw established the Ak-Sar-Ben air field in Omaha , Nebraska, and served as superintendent of the field, the base for the Chicago-Cheyenne segment of the transcontinental route. In 1921 he was appointed Assistant Director of the International Postal Service and in 1929 became Superintendent of Mails for the new United States Lines.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Suzanne W. Todd, Transfer, 2000, 2000-0052, unknown
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, Commercial  Search this
Air mail service  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Newsletters
Biographies
Manuscripts
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0052
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg23d923b90-38da-42d5-8afb-02b6d8e8e02f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0052

Richard E. Byrd Scrapbooks

Creator:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957  Search this
Names:
National Economy League  Search this
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957  Search this
Extent:
1.15 Cubic feet ((5 flatboxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Arctic regions -- Aerial Exploration
Date:
1927-1933
Scope and Contents:
These scrapbooks consist of press clippings covering Byrd's Antarctic expedition of 1928-30, as well as items relating to his transatlantic flight and League activities. The items cover all aspects of the expeditions from planning through public recognition after Byrd's return.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957) was a noted pilot and explorer. Byrd claimed to be the first human to fly over both the North and South Poles (on 9 May 1926 and 29 November 1929 respectively). Byrd flew across the Atlantic in the airplane America in 1927 and was active in the "National Economy League" during the early Depression years.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, gift, XXXX-0282, unknown
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:
Indians of Central America  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0282
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d15532a3-02cd-437d-8c1c-7960026b9342
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0282

Skyward; man's mastery of the air as shown by the brilliant flights of America's leading air explorer. His life, his thrilling adventures, his North pole and trans-Atlantic flights, together with his plans for conquering the Antarctic by air, by Richard Evelyn Byrd ..

Author:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Ford, Corey 1902-1969  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 359 p. front., plates, ports., diagrs. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1928
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
TL540.B99 A1
TL540.B99A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_37449

Skyward : man's mastery of the air as shown by the brilliant flights of America's leading air explorer : his life, his thrilling adventures, his North Pole and trans-Atlantic flights, together with his plans for conquering the Antarctic by air / by Richard Evelyn Byrd ; with a foreword by William A. Moffett and a new introd. by the author

Author:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Subject:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 359 p., [3] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1928
C1928
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
TL540.B8 A3 1928
TL540.B8A3 1928
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_323012

Langley Medal Awarded to Byrd and Manly

Subject:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Manly, Charles Matthews 1876-1927  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Samuel P. Langley Gold Medal for Aerodromics  Search this
Date:
December 12, 1929
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Awards  Search this
Honor  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_703

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