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Hughes H-4 (HK-4) Hercules

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 25, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose")  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection / Series 2: Color Transparencies / Aircraft: Grumman G-44 to Martin
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg234db7b57-8e83-466c-943d-78816bf56fbb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref1306

Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose")

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AH, Folder 830120-01
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 A: Aircraft / Hughes (Culver City, CA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b52ae2f8-3af6-4291-b09e-d636e92836e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref29365

Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose")

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AH, Folder 830120-02
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 A: Aircraft / Hughes (Culver City, CA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg23ea2524b-fc40-49b5-8c13-e21018e85b06
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref29368

Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose")

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AH, Folder 830120-05
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 A: Aircraft / Hughes (Culver City, CA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27f532700-6edb-45ec-b817-6c389add3c71
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref29371

Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose")

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AH, Folder 830120-16
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 A: Aircraft / Hughes (Culver City, CA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b2aa396b-47ba-458f-a1d2-adb7b7a2149b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref29374

Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose")

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AH, Folder 830120-17
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 A: Aircraft / Hughes (Culver City, CA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg202891fd6-2669-4b3b-847c-94b19356338d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref29377

Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose")

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AH, Folder 830120-80
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: Aircraft
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Hughes (Culver City, CA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2ae862153-4844-48ee-8724-93c628a02cac
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref29380

Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose"), Museum Display

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AH, Folder 830122-01
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.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Hughes (Culver City, CA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b5807b9b-0a29-4daa-9dfc-4d2237532a0d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref29383

Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose") Photo Album

Creator:
Summa Corporation  Search this
Extent:
0.35 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Date:
Circa 1970
Summary:
This collection consists of a photo album consisting of photographs from an inspection of the Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose") in storage in San Diego, California. There is an aerial view of the hangar where it was stored as well as detailed views of various components of the aircraft and views of the aircraft's controls and interior. There is also a view of a model of the aircraft.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a spiral bound photo album measuring approximately 11.5 by 14.5 inches. The photo album was prepared by Summa Corporation (previously Hughes Tool Company) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and consists of photographs from an inspection of the Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose") in storage in San Diego, California. There is an aerial view of the hangar where it was stored as well as detailed views of various components of the aircraft and views of the aircraft's controls and interior. There is also a view of a model of the aircraft.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
The Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules (NX37602) flew only one time on November 2, 1947. Conceived as a personnel and materiel carrier, the single hull prototype was designed to fly transatlantic flights to avoid World War II German submarines that were sinking Allied ships in large numbers. Completed in 1947 after the end of the war, the aircraft was nearly six times bigger than any aircraft of its time. The press insisted on calling the aircraft the "Spruce Goose," a name that its billionaire builder Howard Hughes despised. Until his death in 1976, Hughes ensured that the H-4 (HK-1) Hercules was maintained and kept in flight-ready condition.
Provenance:
Lee Saegesser, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) History Office, Gift, 1997, NASM.1997.0017
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:
Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose")  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Citation:
Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose") Photo Album, NASM.1997.0017, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0017
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b5122be9-b3fb-4882-ad3c-5dd71836d540
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0017
Online Media:

Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose")

Collection Creator:
Revista Aérea Latinoamericana  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Container:
Box 47, Folder 5-6
Type:
Archival materials
Arrangement:
documents / photos
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:
Revista Aérea Collection Collection, Acc. 2003-0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Revista Aérea Collection
Revista Aérea Collection / Series A: Aircraft / A.1: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2916a4b36-7098-4f67-8b17-d036791b32c3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0028-ref3328

CAA/FAA Aircraft Registration Files Celebrity Aircraft

Creator:
Civil Aeronautics Administration  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
Names:
Civil Aeronautics Administration  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"  Search this
Corrigan, Douglas, 1907-  Search this
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Goebel, Arthur C. "Art"  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Merrill, Dick, 1897-  Search this
Mock, Jerrie.  Search this
Ocklander, E. A.  Search this
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.  Search this
Turner, Roscoe, 1895-1970  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Application forms
Correspondence
Date:
1926-1970
bulk [ca. 1920s-1930s]
Scope and Contents:
These are the original Aeronautics Branch, Department of Commerce (later Civil Aeronautics Administration and Federal Aviation Agency) aircraft registration files on sixteen (16) historically significant aircraft or pilots. Aircraft include the following: first aircraft registration issued; Curtiss Robin J NX9243 (Douglas Corrigan); Lockheed 10-E NR-16020 (Amelia Earhart); Travel Air Monoplane NX-869 (Woollaroc of Art Goebel); Hughes Flying Boat (HK-1) NX37602; Ryan NYP NX-211 (Charles Lindbergh); Lockheed 10-E NR-16059 (Dick Merrill); Cessna 180 N1538C (Jerry Mock); Lockheed Vega 5-C NR-105W (Wiley Post); Standard J-1 #249 (E. A. Ocklander); Laird LTR-14 NX263Y (Roscoe Turner); Wedell Williams 109 NR-61Y (Roscoe Turner). These files contain registration and license applications, modification documents, and correspondence relating to the aircraft. There are also pilot files on the following: James Doolittle, Douglas Corrigan and Charles Lindbergh.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Aeronautics Department, Transfer, 1990, 1990-0043, Public Domain
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:
Curtiss Robin J-1 (Model 50H)  Search this
Lockheed Model 10-E Electra  Search this
Travel Air 5000  Search this
Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules  Search this
Cessna 180 Skywagon  Search this
Lockheed Model 5C Vega  Search this
Standard J-1  Search this
Laird ("Matty") LTR-14 Pesco Special  Search this
Wedell-Williams Model 44 (44 III)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Registration and transfer  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Application forms
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0043
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg28f37a69b-5f3b-48e9-be1d-7bf8c14cfc8e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0043

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