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Frederick Clark Durant Collection

Creator:
Durant, Frederick C., 1916-  Search this
Names:
Avco Corporation  Search this
Bell Aerosystems Company  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Durant, Frederick C., 1916-  Search this
Extent:
29.43 Cubic feet ((27 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Photographs
Reports
Correspondence
Publications
Date:
[ca. 1953-1963]
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes material on the rocket and space activities and interests of Durant during the period circa 1953-1963. The collection consists of business and personal correspondence, articles, reports, pamphlets, manuscripts, color transparencies and photographs. Some of the contents are not in English. In April 2000, an additional six boxes were transferred to the Archives, which included film, video tapes, audio tapes, correspondence, pamphlets, and photographs. This material covers Durant's space activities and interests during the 1980s-1990s.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederick Clark Durant, III was trained in chemical engineering. He held numerous positions related to rocket and air technology. The positions which he held are: Director of Engineering at the Naval Air Rocket Test Station 1948-1951; Director of Maynard Ordnance Test Station 1954-1955; and executive at AVCO-Everett Research Laboratory 1957-1959; Director of public and government relations in the research division of AVCO Corporation 1959-1961 and senior representative of Bell Aerosystems Company 1961-1964. In 1964 he became assistant director of astronautics at the National Air Museum (later the National Air and Space Museum), Smithsonian Institution.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Frederick C. Durant, III, gift, XXXX-0084, Not 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:
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Photographs
Reports
Correspondence
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0084
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0084

Presentation of TV-3 Satellite Replica

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
May 19, 1971
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1750]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372798

Ceremony for Presentation of Outstanding Award Medal to Paul E. Garber

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Brooks, Robert A (Robert Angus) 1920-1976  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Challinor, David  Search this
Doyle, Vincent J  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
February 6, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-1107]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_394825

End of Operation Moonwatch Observed at SAO Luncheon

Creator:
Connolly, Vincent P  Search this
Subject:
Challinor, David  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Spitz, Armand  Search this
Whipple, Fred L (Fred Lawrence) 1906-2004  Search this
Spitz, Grace  Search this
Werner, Albert  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1975
June 26, 1975
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [75-6750-12]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396229

Presentation of Drawing of Tapestry to NASM

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Matégot, Mathieu 1910-  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
February 17, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1595R1]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_391624

Frank Nelson Doubleday Lecture Series Featuring Arthur C. Clarke

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004  Search this
Brooks, Robert A (Robert Angus) 1920-1976  Search this
Bedini, Silvio A  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Powers, Peter G  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Doubleday & Company, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
March 15, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-2117]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395073

Presentation of Experimentarium to Museum Advisory Board of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
March 3, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-2792]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395082

National Air and Space Museum Groundbreaking Luncheon

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Burger, Warren E. 1907-1995  Search this
Randolph, Jennings 1902-1998  Search this
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Challinor, David  Search this
Brown, John Nicholas 1900-1979  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
November 20, 1972
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-10569]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386184

Presentation of Estes Model Rockets to NASM

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
June 14, 1972
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-5931]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386350

Presentation of Painting to Aerospace Art Hall

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
July 21, 1972
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-7034]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386442

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 10th Anniversary Reception

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Johnston, S. Paul (Samuel Paul) 1899-  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
October 3, 1968
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1340]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372350

Apollo 11 Moonshot Coverage

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Mudd, Roger 1928-  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Columbia Broadcasting System, inc  Search this
National Broadcasting Company  Search this
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1969
July 20, 1969
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1548]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372567

Frederick C. Durant III with Painting of Robert H. Goddard; Presentation of Painting of Apollo 11 Astronauts

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
August 26, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1657R1]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372699

Opening of "Finnish Design" Exhibition; Russian Astronauts Visit

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Wirkkala, Tapio 1915-1985  Search this
Munkki, Olavi  Search this
Galler, Sidney Roland 1920-  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
October 14-19, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1664]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372708

Russian Astronauts Visit; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Meeting

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
October 19, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1665]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372709

Painting of Astronaut Alan Shepard

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Galler, Sidney Roland 1920-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
Circa 1970-1971
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1692R2]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372729

National Air and Space Museum Symposium

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Challinor, David  Search this
Von Braun, Wernher 1912-1977  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
January 18, 1971
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1702]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372736

National Air and Space Museum Symposium

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Von Braun, Wernher 1912-1977  Search this
Fulton, James G (James Grove) 1903-1971  Search this
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Hill, H. J  Search this
Quesada, Elwood R (Elwood Richard) 1904-1993  Search this
Bow, Frank T (Frank Townsend) 1901-1972  Search this
Burden, William A. M (William Armistead Moale) 1906-1984  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
January 18, 1971
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1703]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372752

Presentation of Portrait of NASA Astronaut Alan Shepard

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Shepard, Alan B (Alan Bartlett) 1923-1998  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
March 2, 1971
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1718]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372767

Presentation of Apollo/Saturn V Roll of Honor

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
April 14, 1971
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1738]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372787

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