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Andy Granatelli Collection

Creator:
Granatelli, Andy, 1923-2013  Search this
Grancor Automotive Specialists  Search this
Hurricane Hot Rod Association  Search this
Studebaker Corporation  Search this
Donor:
Granatelli, Vincent, 1944-2022  Search this
Names:
Indianapolis Speedway Race  Search this
Soldier Field (Chicago)  Search this
Studebaker Corporation. STP Division  Search this
Afrons, Arthur Eugene "Art", 1926-2007  Search this
Afrons, Walter Charles "Walt", 1916-2013  Search this
Agajanian, Joshua C. James , 1913-1984  Search this
Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996  Search this
Andretti, Mario, 1940-  Search this
Banks, Henry, 1913-1994  Search this
Bishop, Joey  Search this
Bridges, Lloyd  Search this
Carson, Johnny, 1925-2005  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Chapman, Anthony Colin Bruce , 1928-1982  Search this
Clark, Jim, 1936-1968  Search this
Cole, Hal, 1912-1970  Search this
Cooper, Earl, 1886-1965  Search this
Cooper, Leroy Gordan, 1927-2004  Search this
DePaolo, Peter, 1898-1980  Search this
Derr, Ernest Virgil "Ernie" , 1921-  Search this
Egbert, Sherwood, 1920-1965  Search this
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006  Search this
Foyt, A. J., 1935-  Search this
Gable, Clark, 1901-1960  Search this
Garagiola, Joe  Search this
Grissom, Virgil I.  Search this
Guerrero, Roberto, 1958-  Search this
Hartke, Vance, 1919-2003  Search this
Hill, Graham, 1929-1975  Search this
Holland, Willard, 1907-1984  Search this
Hurtubise, Jim, 1932-1989  Search this
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009  Search this
Kladis, Danny, 1917-2009  Search this
LaMotta, Jake  Search this
Lasorda, Tommy  Search this
Leno, Jay (comedian)  Search this
Leonard, Joe, 1932-2017  Search this
Lorenzen, Fred, 1934-  Search this
Luyendyk, Arie  Search this
Malone, Art, 1936-2013  Search this
Marcenac, Jean  Search this
Marciano, Rocky  Search this
Mays, Rex Houston, 1913-1949  Search this
McCain, John  Search this
McElreath, Jimmy, 1928-2017  Search this
Miller, Chet, 1902-1953  Search this
Murphy, Paula, 1928-  Search this
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994  Search this
Palin, Sarah, 1964-  Search this
Parsons, Johnnie, 1918-1984  Search this
Petty, Richard, 1937-  Search this
Pickens, T. Boone (Thomas Boone)  Search this
Pollard, Artle Lee, 1927-1973  Search this
Quayle, Dan, 1947-  Search this
Rathman, Royal Richard "Jim", 1928-2011  Search this
Reagan, Ronald  Search this
Robbins, Marty  Search this
Russo, Paul, 1914-1976  Search this
Tremulis, Alex S.  Search this
Unser, Bobby  Search this
Weld, Greg, 1944-2008  Search this
Williams, Carl, 1930-1973  Search this
Actor:
Anderson, Eddie "Rochester", 1905-1977  Search this
DeVito, Danny  Search this
Douglas, Kirk, 1916-2020  Search this
Goulet, Robert, 1933-2007  Search this
Extent:
66 Cubic feet (108 boxes, 16 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Business records
Clippings
Correspondence
Design drawings
Drawings
Financial records
Legal records
Minutes
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Speeches
Date:
1932-2008
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents Granatelli's lifelong involvement with automobiles, from his youth through his career as an auto industry executive, and as a racing car owner, designer and promoter. The collection consists primarily of files, photographs, scrapbooks, and drawings. Some of the earliest files relate to Grancor, a company founded by Granatelli and his two brothers in 1945, which customized cars for clients. Other things contained in the files include meeting minutes, articles of association, business and financial records, legal records and profit and loss statements. Also included are papers relating to an organization he started called the Hurricane Hot Rod Association.

A large portion of the files relate to Granatelli's term as President of STP, a division of the Studebaker Corporation, from 1961-1974. These files detail the internal workings of the company during this period, and include papers relating to such things as strategic planning, sales, marketing, advertising and competitors' products. Additionally, this portion contains STP's Board of Directors' minutes, documents on policies and procedures, papers documenting advertising campaigns, comparative sales figures, sales manuals, and Granatelli's business correspondence. The largest part of the files relate to the Indianapolis 500 race. There are detailed files on the drivers and race teams he assembled for the annual race, but these files also include design drawings, specifications, test data, lap logs, performance statistics, and reports documenting the implementation of design changes. The scrapbooks in the collection contain clippings, biographical materials, and other documents relating to auto racing in America and especially the Indianapolis 500. Finally, the collection contains a large number of photographs covering all aspects of Granatelli's career.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1946-2006

Series 2: Granatelli Corporation, 1943-1975

Series 3: Studebaker Corporation, 1935-1991

Series 4: United States Auto Club (USAC)

Series 5: Novi Engine, 1949-1971

Series 6: Product Literature, 1949-1972

Series 7: Racing Programs, Publications, and Ephermera, 1940s-2007

Series 8: Photographs, 1932-2008

Series 9: Audiovisual Materials, 1960-2001
Biographical / Historical:
Andy Granatelli (1923-2013) was an automobile racing promoter, a race car engine designer and an automotive innovator. Two of his cars, a 1967 turbine engine race car and the 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner, are in National Museum of American History's Division of Work & Industry collection. More than any other racing figure, Granatelli bridged the realms of garage tinkerers and professional motorsports, and he stimulated public interest in auto racing on a national level. His STP Corporation became a high-profile sponsor of Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR race cars, with Granatelli appearing in ads and commercials. His larger-than-life personality and flair for the dramatic made him an American cultural phenomenon. His career is well summed up in the profile written for his 2003 induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Racer, entrepreneur, engineer, promoter, business executive. This is how one begins to describe the career of Andy Granatelli. But the title Mister 500 is the one that befits him most, for it describes a lifelong dream to conquer the famous 500-mile race in Indianapolis.

It was a preposterous dream for the scrappy kid growing up in the slums of Chicago, whose mother had died when he was twelve, and two years later, at the age of fourteen, dropped out of school to help his father feed the family. Andy Granatelli began his quest for Indy 500 fame at the age of 20 in 1943, when he and his brother pooled their meager, hard-earned money and purchased a Texaco gas station on the north side of Chicago, which he called Andy's Super Service. Andy, always the promoter, needed a gimmick to set himself apart from other service stations. His gimmick? Granatelli initiated the first pit stop service station, utilizing four or five mechanics to work on a car at one time.

Customers appreciated the true super service experience and would often wait in line for this unique treatment. With this unique service and Andy's P.T. Barnum style it was no wonder that the station was prosperous, and just two years later, in 1945, he formed the Granatelli Corporation, known as Grancor Automotive Specialists. As the head of Grancor, Andy Granatelli pioneered the concept of mass merchandising performance products and power and speed equipment to a generation of Americans who were discovering the joys of hot rodding.

Andy quickly learned that if you give the customer what he needs, you can make a living; give him what he wants, and you can make a fortune! Granatelli's racing career began in 1946, when he built the first rocket-powered car to race on an oval track. That same year, he took his first car to the Indianapolis 500--a pre-war Harry Miller--designed Ford.

When Andy Granatelli wasn't burning up tracks, he was tearing up the business world. In 1958, Andy and his brother Joe purchased Paxton Products, a failing engineering firm that made superchargers. With Andy at the helm, Paxton Products became profitable in seven months. In 1961, Andy sold Paxton Products to Studebaker Corporation and stayed on as Paxton's CEO. Two years later, Studebaker management wanted Granatelli to work his magic on an under-performing division called Chemical Compounds Corporation. Chemical Compounds had only one, little known product . . . STP Oil Treatment. With virtually no advertising budget, Andy created a four-pronged approach to turn the company around: a recognizable corporate logo (the STP oval), a product (oil treatment), a product spokesman (himself) and a reason for existence (racing). The STP logo became one of the best recognized in history. STP could be found in virtually every venue of speed: on land, on the water or in the air. Andy Granatelli once said that in the 1960s, virtually every kid in America had an STP sticker on his bedroom door, his notebook or his lunchbox, and he was probably right!

Back at Indianapolis, Granatelli entered a revolutionary race car of his own design - one with a turbine engine in 1967 and 1968. Even though the car failed to finish both years due to mechanical failure, the cars demonstrated superior speed and performance. At the end of the 1968 season, the U.S. Auto Club revised engine specifications, effectively outlawing Granatelli's turbine car. Undeterred, Granatelli returned to Indy the following year with a conventional car and proceeded to win his first Indianapolis 500 with Mario Andretti at the wheel. Four years later, in 1973, Andy won his second and last Indy 500 with a car driven by Gordon Johncock. Andy Granatelli's childhood dream of conquering Indy was fulfilled, not once, but twice.

Source

Andy Granatelli Biography, Automotive Hall of Fame (last accessed January 29, 2020 https://www.automotivehalloffame.org/honoree/andy-granatelli/)
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business American, Series: Automobile Industry (NMAH.AC.0060)

Winton-Anderson Scrapbook Collection (NMAH.AC.0122)

Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 1: Transportation (NMAH.AC.0300)

Evan Rangeloff Collection of Punchboards and Liggett & Myers Tobacco Sales Materials (NMAH.AC.0716)

Materials at the National Museum of American History, Division of Work and Industry

The Divison holds artifacts related to STP and the STP-Paxton Turbo Car. Included are key chains, trophies, STP stickers, TuneUp Masters stickers, belt buckle, and patch. See accession 2017.3043.

STP-Paxton Turbocar, 1967. See accession 1978.0418.

Materials at the National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural and Community Life

Division holds artifacts related to Andy Grantelli's racing career such as helmets, goggles, trophies, and coveralls and vests with the STP logo. See accession 2017.0092.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Vincent J. Granatelli, 2017.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Viewing film and audio portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
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.
Topic:
Automobile driving  Search this
Automobile industry and trade  Search this
Automobile industry executives  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Automobiles -- Design and construction  Search this
Automobiles, Racing  Search this
Engines, automobile  Search this
Hot rods  Search this
Publications  Search this
Slides  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Design drawings -- 20th century
Drawings
Financial records -- 20th century
Legal records -- 20th century
Minutes -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Scrapbooks
Speeches
Citation:
Andy Granatelli Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1403
See more items in:
Andy Granatelli Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b8ed345f-7459-4956-9875-900f8585af74
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1403
Online Media:

Arthur B. "Art" Guntner Naval Air Development Center Collection

Names:
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016  Search this
Grissom, Virgil I.  Search this
Schirra, Wally  Search this
Shepard, Alan B. (Alan Bartlett), 1923-1998  Search this
Former owner:
Guntner, Arthur B. "Art"  Search this
Extent:
.05 Cubic feet
0.058 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Born digital
Cd-roms
Date:
1960 - 1964
2011
Summary:
Photographs of Naval Corpsman Arthur B. "Art" Guntner and his career working with the Johnsville Centrifuge at the Aviation Medical Acceleration Laboratory of the Navy Air Development Center Warminster. Capable of generating 40Gs, the Centrifuge was used throughout the early American space program for many different scientific simulations and experiments purposes including as a part of the training of every Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronaut.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 42 digital images of photographs on a CD and a few other materials relating to Arthur B. "Art" Guntner's time as an Aerospace Medicine Technician at the Naval Air Development Center in Johnsville, Pennsylvania. Black and white photographs show Guntner as well as other U.S. Navy personnel at work with particular emphasis on the centrifuge. Several astronauts appear in photographs including Alan B. Shepard, Jr., John Herschel Glenn, Jr., and Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom. Some images, likely scans of scrapbook pages, contain Project Mercury postage stamps and news clippings about Guntner.

Also included in this collection are promotional materials for the Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum from 2011.
Arrangement:
Arranged by material type.
Biographical / Historical:
Born and raised in the mining town of Morgantown, West Virginia, Arthur B. "Art" Guntner joined the Navy in 1958 and graduated from Aerospace Medicine School in 1960. Immediately after graduation, he began as an Aerospace Medicine Technician assigned to the Aviation Medical Acceleration Laboratory at the Johnsville Naval Air Development Center.

U.S. Navy's Johnsville Naval Air Development Center (NADC) in Warminster, Pennsylvania was home to 30 different laboratories in the 1950s and 1960s. In the Aviation Medical Acceleration Laboratory, the largest human centrifuge was constructed from 1947 to 1949 and operated in researching the limits of human tolerance for "G" forces. By late 1959, training and research focused on preparing the first Americans for space flight.

Given their full schedules, the Mercury astronauts weren't present for early runs or "flights" on the centrifuge. Younger staff members, therefore, served as the test subjects for the initial simulations. While working at Johnsville, Guntner flew over 350 flights in the centrifuge, tested the design of G-suits, and participated in many other classified experiments. He was personally involved in the briefing and training of the Mercury astronauts.
Provenance:
Art Guntner, Gift, 2011, NASM.2011.0037
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
Space flight  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Space suits  Search this
Aviation medicine  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Born digital
CD-ROMs
Citation:
Arthur B. "Art" Guntner Naval Air Development Center Collection, NASM.2011.0037, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2011.0037
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Arthur B. "Art" Guntner Naval Air Development Center Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg24b2c8071-6b96-491a-894f-e6fa9004fdcf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2011-0037
Online Media:

Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines [McKay]

Topic:
United States Women in Aviation, 1940-1985
Creator:
McKay, Jean Kathleen Trainum, 1924-2016.  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Whirlpool Corporation  Search this
Names:
Carpenter, M. Scott (Malcolm Scott), 1925-2013  Search this
Cochran, Jacqueline  Search this
Cooper, Leroy Gordan, 1927-2004  Search this
Gilruth, Robert  Search this
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016  Search this
Grissom, Virgil I.  Search this
Schirra, Wally  Search this
Shepard, Alan B. (Alan Bartlett), 1923-1998  Search this
Slayton, Donald K., 1924-1993  Search this
Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977  Search this
Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-1992  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newspaper clippings
Press releases
Papers, technical
Photographs
Menus
Date:
bulk 1951-2004
Summary:
This collection consists of material relating to Captain Jean Kathleen Trainum McKay (1924-2016) and her work as the dietitian for the Mercury Project including news clippings, press releases, writings by McKay, photographs, and a detailed pre-flight feeding plan.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 0.05 cubic feet of material relating to Jean McKay and her work as the dietitian for the Mercury Project including news clippings, press releases, writings by McKay, photographs, and a detailed pre-flight feeding plan. The feeding plan consists of nutritional information, menus, and recipes, and is signed on the front by astronauts Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom, Alan B. Shepard, Jr., John Herschel Glenn, Jr., Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr., Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr., and Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton. The writings by McKay consist of papers on nutrition and feeding astronauts as well as the notes for a talk to a docent meeting at the San Diego Air and Space Museum recounting McKay's experiences with the Mercury Project. Press releases are from the office of Congressman Phillip Hart Weaver (R-Nebraska) and one from the Whirlpool Corporation on their Space Kitchen which includes two 8 by 10 inch black and white photographs. Also included is also a 4 by 6 inch color photograph of McKay with Shepard and Schirra taken in August 1995.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Jean Kathleen Trainum McKay (1924-2016) was serving as the staff dietitian in the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General when she was selected to serve as the dietitian for the Mercury Project and was sent to Cape Canaveral in April 1961. Although research and development for the pre-flight dietary guidelines had been done previously at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, McKay was responsible for planning specific menus from the basic guide, purchasing the food and supervising preparation and serving, and conducting nutritional analysis and reporting to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Prior to this assignment, McKay was a member of a unified team of women serving in various branches of the military put together to work with the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) to recruit more women to serve in the Armed Forces.
Provenance:
Laurel Barile, Gift, 2017, NASM.2017.0028.
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:
Mercury Project  Search this
Dietetics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Food  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Apollo Lunar Module  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspaper clippings
Press releases
Papers, technical
Photographs
Menus
Citation:
Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines [McKay], Acc. NASM.2017.0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0028
See more items in:
Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines [McKay]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25861cce7-7cd1-48c1-b8c2-fcb62873f206
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0028
Online Media:

Pressure Suit, G3-C, Grissom, Gemini 3, Flown

Manufacturer:
David Clark Company, Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom  Search this
Materials:
Exterior: HT Nylon, silk (flag), polycarbonate visor
Zippers: Cotton, brass, rubber/neoprene
Interior: Neoprene-coated nylon
Connectors, fittings and disconnects: Anodized aluminium
Dimensions:
Approximate: 57 in. long x 27 in. wide x 10 in. deep (144.78 x 68.58 x 25.4cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center
Inventory Number:
A19680456000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv985bbf3de-bc4c-4e89-b199-77d3fba150ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680456000
Online Media:

Pressure Suit, Gemini, G2-G, Grissom, Developmental

Manufacturer:
B. F. Goodrich Co.  Search this
Astronaut:
Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom  Search this
Materials:
Exterior: Aluminized nylon
Interior: Rubber/Neoprene mix
Connectors: Aluminized aluminium
Zipper: Brass, cotton
Dimensions:
Approximately: 68 inches long x 20 inches wide. x 7 inches deep. (172.72 x 50.8 x 17.78cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
Inventory Number:
A19710036000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9065bf15b-88a6-416e-9277-9d25f0270116
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710036000

Inner Lining, G2-G

Manufacturer:
B. F. Goodrich Co.  Search this
Astronaut:
Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom  Search this
Materials:
Nylon
Synthetic Fabric
Anodized Aluminum
Plastic
Brass
Adhesive
Dimensions:
Approximate: 19.7 x 145.4 x 72.4cm (7 3/4 in. x 57 1/4 in. x 28 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA.
Inventory Number:
A19710037000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv954ba69d1-b994-4573-91d1-ebb08ae52441
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710037000
Online Media:

Capsule, Gemini 3

Astronaut:
John W. Young  Search this
Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom  Search this
Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Structure: Titanium; cylindrical section: beryllium alloy; conical section: Rene 41 (nickel-steel alloy); heat shield: silicone elastomer
Skin: Beryllium, Nickel Alloy
Dimensions:
Overall: 130 in. tall x 89 in. wide (330.2 x 226.1cm)
Other: 130 in. (330.2cm)
Support (at base): 89 in. diameter (226.1cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Crewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19710063000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv90700353a-6eba-40e8-81d9-87d978e13eb7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710063000
Online Media:

Pelvic Block, Gemini 3, Grissom

Astronaut:
Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom  Search this
Manufacturer:
Weber Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
plastic, fabric
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 1/2 in. wide x 3 1/2 in. deep x 11 in. long (19.05 x 8.89 x 27.94cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Crewed-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19720477000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c23bd7fe-2d6a-4070-be59-8d38cda77f8b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19720477000
Online Media:

Pressure Suit, Gemini, G3-C, Grissom

Manufacturer:
David Clark Company, Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom  Search this
Materials:
Exterior: HT nylon, steel, velcro, plastic, rubber (silicone)
Zippers: Cotton, brass, rubber/neoprene
Interior: Neoprene-coated nylon
Connectors, fittings and disconnects: Anodized aluminum
Dimensions:
Approximate: 22.86 x 165.1 x 68.58cm (9in. x 5ft 5in. x 2ft 3in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA Manned Spacecraft Center
Inventory Number:
A19730832000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e831f806-3b53-4fd8-b937-d0c7d0e99750
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19730832000

Pressure Suit, Mercury, Grissom, "Liberty Bell 7", Flown

Manufacturer:
B. F. Goodrich Co.  Search this
Astronaut:
Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom  Search this
Materials:
Overall Exterior: Aluminized nylon, nylon webbing, brass, steel, aluminium
Overall Interior: Rubber/neoprene, steel wire
Dimensions:
Approximate: 5 ft. 5 in. long x 1 ft. 11 in. wide x 6 in. deep (165.1 x 58.42 x 15.24cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center
Inventory Number:
A20030178000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv96c3c3e2e-6307-4af9-86f9-0aac42673c62
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20030178000

Glove, Left, Mercury, Grissom, Training

Manufacturer:
B. F. Goodrich Co.  Search this
Astronaut:
Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom  Search this
Materials:
Glove Exterior: nylon, aluminized nylon, steel, polyester, brass, leather, rubber
Glove Interior: rubber coated fabric, steel
Wrist Disconnect: aluminum
Dimensions:
3-D: 26.7 x 10.2 x 10.2cm (10 1/2 x 4 x 4 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19850293000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9bce0ef82-626b-4723-99aa-ec22fca61f50
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19850293000
Online Media:

Glove, Left, G-3-C, Gemini, Grissom

Manufacturer:
David Clark Company, Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom  Search this
Materials:
HT nylon covering, anodized aluminum wrist ring
Dimensions:
3-D: 25.4 x 11.4cm (10 x 4 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19730832002
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b78ad798-ac9e-4a62-9b5f-3b6f1f9c9b56
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19730832002
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Glove, Right, G-3-C, Gemini, Grissom

Manufacturer:
David Clark Company, Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom  Search this
Materials:
HT nylon covering, anodized aluminum wrist ring
Dimensions:
3-D: 25.4 x 11.4cm (10 x 4 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19730832003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98db72211-622a-44d1-8a5a-412b53579cd9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19730832003
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Glove, Right, Mercury, Grissom, Training

Manufacturer:
B. F. Goodrich Co.  Search this
Astronaut:
Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom  Search this
Materials:
Glove Exterior: nylon, aluminized nylon, leather, brass, rubber, steel, polyester
Glove Interior: rubber coated textile, steel
Wrist Disconnect: aluminum
Attachments: battery, light bulb
Dimensions:
3-D: 26 x 10.2 x 10.2cm (10 1/4 x 4 x 4 in.)
Other (Wrist disconnect): 4in. (10.2cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19850293001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv90bf22313-580d-4f20-990b-e095a013fddf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19850293001
Online Media:

The Longest Step: Astronauts Grissom and Young Suiting Up

Title:
Longest Step, Norman Rockwell
Astronaut:
John W. Young  Search this
Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom  Search this
Technician:
Joseph Schmitt  Search this
Artist:
Norman Rockwell  Search this
Medium:
Painting, oil on canvas
Dimensions:
2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 85.7 x 139.7 x 1.3cm (33 3/4 in. x 55 in. x 1/2 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 83.8 x 133cm (33 in. x 52 3/8 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1964-1965
Credit Line:
Gift of the Artist
Inventory Number:
A19740129000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Destination Moon
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv906b8ebb5-b75b-4af4-987c-9263c2c69dc5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19740129000
Online Media:

John Bodine Autograph Collection

Creator:
Bodine, John  Search this
Names:
Cochran, Jacqueline  Search this
Corrigan, Douglas, 1907-  Search this
Crossfield, A. Scott (Albert Scott), 1921-  Search this
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016  Search this
Grissom, Virgil I.  Search this
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963  Search this
Milling, Thomas DeWitt, 1887-1960  Search this
Shepard, Alan B., Jr.  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Collection of autographed correspondence and photographs, collected by John Bodine. Those represented include G. T. Baker, O. A. Beech, Jacqueline Cochran, Max Conrad, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Scott Crossfield, William G. Draper, Ira C. Eaker, B. D. Foulois, Horace E. Frink, Francis C. Gabreski, Leroy R. Grumman, Horace A. Hanes, L. S. Hobbs, H. M. Horner, Jerome C. Hunsaker, James Jabara, Ernest J. King, Frank P. Lahm, Thomas DeWitt Milling, J. H. Moore, W. A. Patterson, Mundy I. Peale, W. T. Piper, Thomas S. Powl, DeWitt C. Ramsey, George F. Smith, Carl Spaatz, and William W. Thomas. Autographed photos feature G. T. Baker, O. A. Beech, Larry Bell, Bill Bridgeman, M. Scott Carpenter, Jacqueline Cochran, Leroy S. Cooper, Jr., Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Scott Crossfield, William G. Draper, A. H. Doolittle, Herb Fisher, F. C. Gabreski, John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, H. A. Hanes, Joe B. Jordan, J. H. Moore, Thomas Powl, W. T. Piper, Pete Quesada, "Fishy" Salmon, Walter Schint, Alan B. Shepard, John P. Slapp, Donald K. Slayton, George F. Smith, Jim Suindal, David Symons, Robert M. White, R. W. Windsor, Jr., E. Woolman, and others.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
John Bodine, gift, unknown, XXXX-0483, 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
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0483
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg279459813-2dba-4a3a-a025-c10a0b27eec1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0483
Online Media:

Virgil Ivan Grissom (left) and R. Bowling Barnes (right)

Subject:
Grissom, Virgil I  Search this
Barnes, R. Bowling  Search this
Barnes Engineering Company  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961
Topic:
Astronauts  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-2114]
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_384493

Virgil Ivan Grissom (1926-1967)

Creator:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Subject:
Grissom, Virgil I  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Astronauts  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-2115]
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_384494

Virgil Ivan Grissom (left) and R. Bowling Barnes (right)

Subject:
Grissom, Virgil I  Search this
Barnes, R. Bowling  Search this
Barnes Engineering Company  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961
Topic:
Astronauts  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-2116]
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_384495

Helmet, Grissom, G3-C, GT-3

Manufacturer:
David Clark Company, Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom  Search this
Materials:
Shell: High impact plastic, rubber
Visor: Polycarbonate
Fittings: Aluminum, steel, polyester, nylon, Velcro
Dimensions:
3-D: 29.2 x 27.9 x 30.5cm (11 1/2 x 11 x 12 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A19680456001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9ee99d389-2f47-46d2-9f1a-76f9859c4eb3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680456001

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