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Endurance Flight-Oxygen Service-Michigan

Collection Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection / Series 1: Historical Photographs, 1850s-1950s / 1.2: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0711-ref49

Russian Aeronautical Collection

Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Names:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972  Search this
Extent:
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newspapers
Reports
Articles
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1876-2006
1876-2006
Summary:
The Russian Aeronautical Collection is a mix of technical, historical, and cultural reference materials, including originals or copies of articles, documents and other historical materials relating to Russian and Soviet aviation from the Tsarist period through the Soviet era. The collection focuses on key events, personalities and aircraft designs, and certain subject areas are covered in depth, including the life and career of Igor Sikorsky, the transpolar flights of the 1930s, Soviet aviation in the Spanish Civil War, and the operational history of the Soviet Air Force in World War II.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets/booklets, magazines/journals, reports, monographs, manuscripts, bibliographies and a few photographs.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
This collection was arranged by the creator first by what chronological era the subject matter dealt with, then alphabetically within each era by file unit title. Von Hardesty also created a grouping of materials that deals with aircraft design and designers and another grouping that contains reference material. Groupings and materials are in the order that the processing archivist received them which also correspondes to the guide that Von Hardesty created.

The processing archivist added the last 2 series which covers materials that were not listed in the original guide to the collection.

There are 8 series:

Series I: 1885-1917

Series II: 1918-1940

Series III: 1941-1945

Series IV: 1946-Onwards

Series V: Design

Series VI: Reference

Series VII: Loose Materials

Series VIII: Administrative Material
Biographical / Historical:
The Russian Aeronautical Collection (RAC) was assembled over the course of two decades by Von Hardesty, curator in the Aeronautics Division of the National Air and Space Museum. The RAC developed as a research project linked to the publication of Hardesty's book Red Phoenix: The Rise of Soviet Air Power, 1941 -1945 (first published in 1982.)
Provenance:
Aeronautics Division / Von Hardesty, Transfer, 2006
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 -- Russia  Search this
Endurance flights  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspapers
Reports
Articles
Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0034
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0034
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Original Bid of Wright Brothers for Military Airplane

Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1911
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:
Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Wright Brothers Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0376-ref512
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Orville Wright Early Flight Description Letters [Kahler]

Creator:
Kahler, Armin Adolphus  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Signal Corps  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
1908-1909
Summary:
This collection consists of four letters written by Armin Adolphus Kahler, an optical instrument maker residing in Washington, DC, during the time of these flights, to Lenore E. Sartor (later his wife) which include first-hand descriptions of flights made by Orville Wright in the time period of 1908-1909.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of four letters written by Armin Adolphus Kahler, an optical instrument maker residing in Washington, DC, during the time of these flights, to Lenore E. Sartor (later his wife) which include first-hand descriptions of flights made by Orville Wright in the time period of 1908-1909. One letter pertains to the endurance flights on September 9, 1908; one letter describes the 1909 Fort Myer Trials; and two letters mention the first cross country trip from Fort Myer to Alexandria on July 30, 1909, including an unsuccessful attempt made on July 29, 1909. Some of the letters note the presence of President William Howard Taft. The collection also contains a letter dated June 3, 1941 from then-Secretary of the Smithsonian Charles Greeley Abbot to Kahler regarding Kahler's birthday wishes to him and enclosing sermons (not included in the collection). Finally, the collection includes a black and white photograph (approximately 2.75 by 4.5 inches) of Kahler.
Arrangement:
Collection is in chronological order.
Biographical / Historical:
The Wright brothers inaugurated the aerial age with the world's first successful flights of a powered heavier-than-air flying machine. After building and testing three full-sized gliders, the Wrights' first powered airplane flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, making a 12-second flight, traveling 36 m (120 ft), with Orville piloting. The best flight of the day, with Wilbur at the controls, covered 255.6 m (852 ft) in 59 seconds. By 1908 the Wrights were demonstrating their machines in Europe. The U.S. Army Signal Corps advertised for bids for a two-seat observation aircraft and in September 1908 and June and July 1909, the Wrights flew at official Army trials at Fort Myer, Virginia. (It was here that powered flight's first fatality occurred: the tragic death of Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge.) A number of other demonstration flights were made, and records set, during this time period. On September 9, 1908, Orville Wright set three new endurance records at Fort Myer, two for flights with pilot only (57 minutes, 31 seconds and 62 minutes, 15 seconds respectively) and one for flight with passenger (6 minutes, 24 seconds with passenger Frank Purdy Lahm). The flight with Lahm was also probably the first night airplane flight. On July 30, 1909, Orville Wright made the first cross country trip from Fort Myer to Alexandria, Virginia and return with Benjamin Delahauf Foulois acting as passenger-observer. Armin Adolphus Kahler was an optical instrument maker residing in Washington, DC during the time of these flights.
Provenance:
Christina Van Fossan, Gift, 2015, NASM.2015.0024
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
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Citation:
Orville Wright Early Flight Description Letters [Kahler], NASM.2015.0024, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0024
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0024
Online Media:

Flag, United States, 1908 Wright Flyer

Materials:
Fabric
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 43.5 × 30cm (17 1/8 × 11 13/16 in.)
2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 34.9 × 57.8 × 2.7cm (13 3/4 × 22 3/4 × 1 1/16 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Events
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19510010000
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:
Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv93f0c88b3-62c8-4c8e-8d7e-0dc5cc74d788
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19510010000
Online Media:

Correspondence of A. Roy Knabenshue

Collection Creator:
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1943 - 1953
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:
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0136, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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A. Roy Knabenshue Collection
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection / Series 1: Personal / 1.3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0136-ref44
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Endurance Flights

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 16, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1929
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:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers
Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.1: Materials through 1932 -- Documents Filed by Correspondent or Subject
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref650

Early Refueling and Endurance Flights, photographs

Collection Creator:
Fairchild Aircraft Corp  Search this
Container:
Box 410, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Fairchild Industries, Inc. collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0060-ref4295

Record Flights, AX-10 endurance flight, Kanda & Takezawa (1997)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer A2R, Folder 500900-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A2: Lighter than Air (LTA), Balloons / Record Flights
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref61281

Wiley Post Route Map Section, Around-the-World Solo Flight

Creator:
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Date:
bulk 1933
Scope and Contents:
In 1933, Wiley Post became the first man to fly solo around the world, making the trip in 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes. Lieutenant J. F. Gillon "voluntarily assisted many of the prominent fliers in plotting their courses." After his successful flight, Post returned the map section to Gillon the as a memento.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection consists of a 6.5 x 7 inch, linen-backed map section of the Buffalo, NY region, with route and degrees marked in red ink.
Provenance:
J. F. Gillon, Gift, 1933
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:
Flights around the world  Search this
Endurance flights  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Wiley Post Route Map Section, Around-the-World Solo Flight, Accession XXXX-1006, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1006
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1006

1928 Fort Worth, Hinkley and Hart Endurance Flight

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J1: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Date
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref2139

1928 Fort Worth, Hinkley and Hart Endurance Flight

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer J1, Folder 1928-220-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J1: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Date / 1928 Fort Worth, Hinkley and Hart Endurance Flight
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref2140

1928 Fort Worth, Hinkley and Hart Endurance Flight

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer J1, Folder 1928-220-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J1: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Date / 1928 Fort Worth, Hinkley and Hart Endurance Flight
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref2143

1928, General, USA Endurance Flights

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J1: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Date
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref2269

1928, General, USA Endurance Flights

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer J1, Folder 1928-015-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J1: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Date / 1928, General, USA Endurance Flights
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref2270

Endurance Flights

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J2: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Subject
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref6583

Endurance Flights

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer J2, Folder 300000-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J2: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Subject / Endurance Flights
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref6584

1913 Chicago - Mackinac - Detroit Endurance Flight

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J1: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Date
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref894

1913 Chicago - Mackinac - Detroit Endurance Flight

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer J1, Folder 1913-104-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J1: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Date / 1913 Chicago - Mackinac - Detroit Endurance Flight
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref895

Subject – QUIMBY, HARRIET

Collection Creator:
Oakes, Claudia M.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Materials – Biographies, photographs, articles, and newspaper clippings.
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:
United States Women In Aviation Through World War I Collection, Acc. XXXX-0424, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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United States Women in Aviation through World War I
United States Women in Aviation through World War I / Series 3: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0424-ref153
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