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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 )
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
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
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
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0034
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Korvin-Kroukovsky - EDO Aircraft's Legendary Chief Engineer

Author:
Pattarini, Dan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 54, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
July 2004
Scope and Contents:
Dan Pattarini, "Korvin-Kroukovsky - EDO Aircraft's Legendary Chief Engineer," Skyways, no. 71 (July 2004), pp.15-24. Also includes draft of manuscript (photocopy).
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 7: Loose Materials / 7.5: Designers & Design
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref101

Grigory Kuznetsov - Designer of Autogiros & Helicopters

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 54, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
September 2004
Scope and Contents:
"Григорий Кузнецов - конструктор автожиров и вертолетов," Крылья Родины no.650 (September 2004), pp.3-8. (tear sheet)
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 7: Loose Materials / 7.5: Designers & Design
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref103

Maksimilian Saukke - His Sphere of Activity

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 54, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
September 2004
Scope and Contents:
"Макситилиан Саукке - '...свои сферы деятельности'," Крылья Родины no.650 (September 2004), pp.20-24. (tear sheets).
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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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 7: Loose Materials / 7.5: Designers & Design
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref105

Red Phoenix - Appendix

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 54, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
prior to 1982
Scope and Contents:
Drafts of data appendices for Von Hardesty, Red Phoenix - The Rise of Soviet Air Power, 1941-1945 (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982).
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 7: Loose Materials / 7.6: Reference
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref106

Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco - Catalog of Archival Collections

Compiler:
Shmelev, Anatol  Search this
Bakich, Olga  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 54, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1998
Scope and Contents:
Anatol Shmelev, Olga Bakich, and the Staff of the Museum of Russian Culture (compilers), Museum pf Russian Culture, San Francisco - Catalog of Archival Collections (San Francisco, CA: Museum pf Russian Culture, 1998).
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 7: Loose Materials / 7.6: Reference
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref107

Guide to the Russian Aeronautical Collection

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 54, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
2006
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 8: Administrative Material
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref108

Sikorsky, I. I. - Corporate Memo

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 49, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
December 18, 1923
Scope and Contents:
Memorandum signed by Len Shoumatoff, W. A. Barry, and Igor Sikorsky, December 18, 1923 regarding stock distribution in Siksorsky Aero Engineering Co (photocopy).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 5: Designers & Designs / 5.2: Designers & Design - Sikorsky
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1513

The Big llya

Author:
Woodman, Harry  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 49, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
June 1995
Scope and Contents:
Harry Woodman, "The Big Ilya," paper presented at the Cross and Cockade International 25th Anniversary Seminar, 23-25 June 1995. (photocopy draft; proceedings; photocopy of proceedings).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 5: Designers & Designs / 5.2: Designers & Design - Sikorsky
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1515

The Invisible Encounter

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 49, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sikorsky, I. monograph.
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 5: Designers & Designs / 5.2: Designers & Design - Sikorsky
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1517

The Message of the Lord's Prayer

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 49, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1944
Scope and Contents:
Sikorsky, I. monograph.
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 5: Designers & Designs / 5.2: Designers & Design - Sikorsky
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1519

The Sikorsky S.29: Igor Sikorsky's First American Aeroplane

Author:
Woodman, Harry  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 49, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
August 30, 1982
Scope and Contents:
Harry Woodman, "The Sikorsky S.29A: Igor Sikorsky's First American Aeroplane," typed manuscript, August 30, 1929. (photocopy)
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 5: Designers & Designs / 5.2: Designers & Design - Sikorsky
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1521

What Can Aircraft Do in the Next War?

Author:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 49, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1925-1928
Scope and Contents:
Igor I. Sikorsky, "What Can Aircraft Do In the Next War?", typed manuscript (1925) with preface (December 1928). (photocopies). Cover letter (Igor Sikorsky, Jr to Carl Bobrow, Harry Woodman, and Von Hardesty), July 24, 1995.
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 5: Designers & Designs / 5.2: Designers & Design - Sikorsky
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1523

A Bibliography of Articles in English (1/2)

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 49, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
circa 1967-68
Scope and Contents:
Multiple copies of bibliographies and syllabi relating to Russian history, from the Department of History, Ohio Wesleyan University. Folder 1 of 2. Includes:

Rulers of Russia (A.D. 862-1917)

Syllabus (History of Russia to 1825)

Bibliography: History of Russia to 1825

A Bibliography of Articles in English: Russia till Peter the Great (multiple copies)

A Bibliography of Articles in English: Russia from Peter the Great to 1917

A Bibliography of Articles in English: Russia from 1917 to the Present. (multiple copies).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 6: Reference
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1525

A Bibliography of Soviet Literature on Aviation, High Altitude and Space Biology and Medicine

Author:
Sergeyev, A. A.  Search this
Translator:
Joint Publications Research Serivce (NTIS)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 49, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
June 10, 1971
Scope and Contents:
"A Bibliography of Soviet Literature on Aviation, Alpine and Space BIology and Medicine," JPRS translation 53329, June 10, 1971; transltion of A. A. Sergeyev, Otechestvennaya Literatura po Aviatsionnoy, Vysokogornoy i Kosmicheskoy Biologii i Meditsine, Bibliografiya (Leningrad: Nauka Publishing House, 1969). Extract (parachute section only; phtoocopy)/
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No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 6: Reference
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1527

A Bibliography of the Soviet Air Force in World War II

Compiler:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 49, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
June 1979
Scope and Contents:
Von Hardesty (compiler), "A Bibliography of the Soviet Air Force in World War II." June 1979. (photocopy of annotated report).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 6: Reference
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1529

Aircraft Engineering Bibliography

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 49, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
UNDATED
Scope and Contents:
(Missing at time of processing July 2014.)
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 6: Reference
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1531

Annotated Bibliography of Aviation and Aeronautics for 50 Years, 1881-1931 (1/2)

Author:
Zhabrov, Alekseĭ Aleksandrovich  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 49, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1933
Scope and Contents:
А. А. Жаьров, Аннотированный Указатель Литературы на Русском Языке по Авиации и Воздухоплаванию за 50 лет 1881-1931 *Moscow: Avtotraktorhoe Izdatel'stvo, 1933). Copy 1 of 2 (photocopy).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 6: Reference
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1533

Annotated Bibliography of Sources on Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1945, Held in the Operational Archives

Compiler:
Becker, Charles H., Jr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 50, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
December 1988
Scope and Contents:
Charles H. Becker, Jr. (compiler), "Annotated Bibliography of Sources on Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1945, Held in the Operational Archives," Operational Archives, Naval Historical Center, December 1988. (photocopy)
Collection Restrictions:
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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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 6: Reference
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1535

Arkhiv Sovetskoi Armii - Central State Archive of the Soviet Army

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 50, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1987
Scope and Contents:
Аннотированный Перечень Фондов Чентрального Государственного Архива Советской Армии, Volume 1, (Moscow: Central State archives of the Soviet Army, 1987); microfiche edition, Eastview Publications, c.1989. Extracts (microfiche prints).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 6: Reference
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1537

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