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Nichols, Ruth Rowland

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: Biographies
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C: Biographies: Individuals / Biographies N
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg28929bc76-7fc8-4f81-8c5e-2695a6e18b6f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref48971

Nichols, Ruth Rowland

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer CN, Folder 060000-01
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: Biographies
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C: Biographies: Individuals / Biographies N / Nichols, Ruth Rowland
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b0f54e99-32fb-45d5-bd94-7ed23d2157ff
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref48972

Nichols, Ruth Rowland

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer CN, Folder 060000-29
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: Biographies
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C: Biographies: Individuals / Biographies N / Nichols, Ruth Rowland
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d7c78661-6d77-47b9-b0ef-cdb4164b4042
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref48975

Nichols, Ruth Rowland

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer CN, Folder 060000-30
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Negatives
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: Biographies
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C: Biographies: Individuals / Biographies N / Nichols, Ruth Rowland
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg24b593ac5-244d-4a0b-b038-d587bfd92772
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref48978

Clifford W. Henderson Collection

Creator:
Henderson, Clifford W., 1895-1939  Search this
Names:
Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950  Search this
Barnes, Florence Lowe "Pancho"  Search this
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Hawks, Frank  Search this
Nichols, Ruth.  Search this
Pickford, Mary  Search this
Thaden, Iris Louise McPhetridge  Search this
Turner, Roscoe, 1895-1970  Search this
Udet, Ernst, General  Search this
Extent:
0.47 Cubic feet ((3 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photograph albums
Newspaper clippings
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Programs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 0.5 cubic feet of material relating to Clifford W. Henderson including photographs, event programs, published materials, news clippings, audio tape, and motion picture film. The photographs consist of black and white prints, mostly 8 x 10 inches in size, and a photo album of smaller black and white prints with a leather cover which measures approximately 9 x 7 inches. Besides Henderson, other notable people in the photographs include James R. Wedell; Benjamin Odell Howard; Roy Minor; Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold; Charles Edwin Thompson; Mary Pickford; Ernst Udet; Frank Hawks; Gordon Israel; H. W. "Spud" Manning; Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes; Ken Maynard; John McDonald Miller; Hoot Gibson; Amelia Mary Earhart; Steve J. Wittman; Lee Gelbach; James "Jimmy" Haizlip; Mary "Mae" Haizlip; Iris Louise McPhetridge Thaden; James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle; Roscoe Turner; Tito Falconi; and Ruth Rowland Nichols. Aircraft shown in the photographs include the Howard (Benjamin O.) DGA-4 "Mike"; Curtiss B-2 Condor; Vought O2U-1 Corsair; Northrop (Avion) Experimental No.1 (1929 Flying Wing); Keith Rider R-2 "Bumble Bee"; Israel (Gordon) "Redhead" Racer; Wedell-Williams Model 22 (NR 60Y) (Race #s: 22, 54); Keith Rider R-1 "San Francisco I"; Udet U 12 Flamingo; Pitcairn PCA-2 Autogiro; Brown (Alden) Racing (Special Monoplane Racer); Wittman (Steve) (#2) "Chief Oshkosh"; Wedell-Williams Model 44 II (NR 536V) (Race #: 92); Chester (Art) Jeep; Lockheed Model 5B Vega, Earhart Aircraft, NR7952; Wedell-Williams Model 44 (44 III) (NR 61Y) (Race #s: 2, 25, 57, 121); Brown (Lawrence) Miles-Atwood Special; Vultee V1; Stearman (1927) Model 6-A Cloudboy; Wedell-Williams Model 44 I (NR 278V) (Race #s: 44, 91); Northrop Gamma 2A "Sky Chief"; Lockheed Model 5 Vega Special (Nichols Aircraft); a Douglas Dolphin custom-built for the Vanderbilt family (A/C No. NC14208); Stearman (1927) Model 4-C Junior Speedmail; Curtiss F8C-5 (O2C-1) Helldiver; and a Caproni Ca.113. The audio tape consists of a 1/4 inch reel made in 1960 at an event celebrating the anniversary of the 1910 Dominguez Air Meet. There are 16 reels of 8mm film in the collection, all of which contain footage relating to World War II aviation. The collection also contains a reel of microfilm of an unidentified book on ballooning and early aviation, and a hard-backed promotional book for the Ford 4-AT Tri-Motor.
Biographical / Historical:
Clifford W. Henderson (1895-1984) was an aviation promoter and showman who managed the annual National Air Races from 1928 until 1939, bringing attention to the expanding field of sport aviation. Born in Iowa, Henderson graduated from the University of Southern California in 1917 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He served in the 35th Ambulance Unit, France, during World War I, before transferring to the 101st Aero Squadron where he learned to fly. After the war, Henderson returned to California and was chairman of ground arrangements for the departure and return of the Army's Around the World Flight in 1924 from Clover Field in Santa Monica. In 1928 he became Director of Aviation of Los Angeles and served as the first manager of the Los Angeles airport system. Also in 1928 Henderson became director of the National Air Races and was responsible for interesting industry leaders in competition trophies, including the Thompson, Bendix, and Grieve Trophies. He retired from managing the National Air Races in 1939. Henderson served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, rising to the rank of colonel. He played an instrumental role in planning the Burma Hump air route, and also served as military governor of Dakar in North Africa. After the war, Henderson was suffering from illness and injuries sustained in Africa, and so went to recuperate in California where he founded Palm Desert, California. He remained active in the Palm Desert community until his death in 1984.
Provenance:
Kim Dell, Gift, 2016
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:
Air pilots  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Wedell-Williams Model 44 (44 III)  Search this
Vought O2U-1 Corsair  Search this
Lockheed Model 5 Vega  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photograph albums
Newspaper clippings
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Programs
Citation:
Clifford W. Henderson Collection, Acc. 2017-0008, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0008
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2ead738ef-f8a4-4832-8d53-37372dd8508f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0008

Protect His Future / Buy and Keep War Bonds. Treasury Department

Issuing body:
United States. War Finance Division  Search this
Creator:
War Bonds  Search this
United States. War Finance Division  Search this
Artist:
Nichols, Ruth.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (1/8 size; Multi-color, 35.5 x 25.5 cm)
Container:
Box 27, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
United States
Image:
Main Image: Little boy gripping the hands of an adult
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 6991
General:
Issued by: U.S. Treasury Department [War Finance Division]

Issued for: War Bonds

Artist(s): Ruth Nichols
Series:
WFD 977
Printing Info:
Printer: (U.S.) G.P.O., , 1944 Other Printing Info: 0-626443

Property of Princeton [...] Received FEB 16 1945
Related Materials:
Duplicates: 6991, 6992

Condition differs: No
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. 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:
Fund raising  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Posters -- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84d462725-44d8-4c2d-bafc-0d9ff342d876
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref14835

Protect His Future / Buy and Keep War Bonds. Treasury Department

Issuing body:
United States. War Finance Division  Search this
Artist:
Nichols, Ruth.  Search this
Creator:
United States. War Finance Division  Search this
War Bonds  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 27, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
United States
Image:
Main Image: Little boy gripping the hands of an adult
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 6992
General:
Issued by: U.S. Treasury Department [War Finance Division]
Series:
WFD 977
Printing Info:
Property of Princeton [...] Received MAR 19 1945
Related Materials:
Duplicates: 6991, 6992

Condition differs: No
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. 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:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8840b3c99-a56e-4844-834e-f1961f67c630
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref14836

Nichols, Ruth

Collection Creator:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 16, Envelope 170
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection, Acc. XXXX-0450, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection / Series 4: Photographs of Early Aviators
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2cdabb25b-1637-49c4-93aa-342c7e7a8893
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0450-ref1394

Correspondence -- Relief Wings

Collection Creator:
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1940 - 1941
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:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers, NASM.2008.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lee Ya-Ching Papers
Lee Ya-Ching Papers / Series 2: Professional
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27cd45711-1767-48ec-855a-9c5e61d027bd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2008-0009-ref36
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1944 - 1962
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:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers, NASM.2008.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lee Ya-Ching Papers
Lee Ya-Ching Papers / Series 2: Professional
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg252c4ab0c-e848-432b-930c-30e8c378f675
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2008-0009-ref49
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Bibliography

Collection Creator:
Douglas, Deborah G.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
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 1940-1985 Research Materials, NASM.1995.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985 Research Materials
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29104e340-0047-45a9-a867-a03f28a07bd6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1995-0062-ref553
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[Untitled folder of notecards]

Collection Creator:
Douglas, Deborah G.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
The numbered note cards in this folder correspond with the numbered list in Box 2, Folder 5 ("Bibliography").
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 1940-1985 Research Materials, NASM.1995.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985 Research Materials
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2eb644e3b-3f28-4f89-956e-c2e1b7a8f576
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1995-0062-ref575
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Aviator Autograph Books (Mabel Perkins)

Creator:
Perkins, Mabel.  Search this
Names:
Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Elder, Ruth  Search this
Johnson, Amy  Search this
Nichols, Ruth.  Search this
Piccard, Jeanette.  Search this
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.  Search this
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Rogers, Will, 1879-1935  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Extent:
0.06 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Autograph albums
Date:
bulk 1920s-1940s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two 4 by 4 inch leather bound autograph books, and includes autographs from the following aviators: Lady Heath, Clarence Chamberlain, Roger Williams, Howard Hughes, Elinor Smith, Frank Hawks, George Haldeman, Edith Keating, Horace B. Wild, Marchesa Theodora Marconi, Noble Estey, Laura Ingalls, Casey Jones, W. N. Lancaster, Amelia Earhart, Orville Wright, Charles Holman, Will Rogers, Wiley Post, James Mollison, Amy [Johnson] Mollison, Jimmie Mattern, Charles Kingsford-Smith, Arthur Goebel, Ruth Elder, Clema Granger, Lincoln Ellsworth, Berndt Balchen, Clyde Pangborn, Roscoe Turner, Jimmy Doolittle, Benjamin Foulois, Hap Arnold, Dick Konter, Richard Byrd, Ryotaro Kumakawa, Frank Miller, K. McGinnis, Dick Merrill, Igor Sikorsky, Charles E. Rosendahl, Eddie Rickenbacker, Italo Balbo, P.F. M. Fellowes, Ernie Smith, C. C. Mosely, Ruth Nichols, Lee Ya-Ching, and Jeanette Piccard. News clippings and small photographs of the specific aviator are sometimes placed on the page adjoining the autograph. The books also include two event ribbons, one from the Minneapolis Airport Dedication, September 19, 1930, and one from the Aero Club of Minneapolis Field Day, June 12, 1921.
Biographical / Historical:
Mabel Vernet Perkins (circa 1880 - circa 1950) was born in California to William and Sarah Perkins. Shortly after Perkins' birth, her family moved to Minnesota where her father was a successful businessman. By 1920 Mabel Perkins was attending aviation events and become a member of the Aero Club of Minneapolis. During the 1920s through the early 1940s, Perkins collected aviator autographs, mostly from fairs and barnstorming events in the Midwest. She also collected autographs in Miami in 1933, at the New York Word's Fair in 1939, and in Los Angeles and Riverside, California
Provenance:
Grey Marie Dutton, Gift, 2009
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:
Air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Autograph albums
Citation:
Aviator Autograph Books (Mabel Perkins), Accession 2010-0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2010.0007
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg23e7e7320-721c-40d9-8402-c5d00066b673
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2010-0007

Nichols, Ruth [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Dickinson, Sidney Edward  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1933
Image number:
JUL J0068811
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_68812

Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history / Keith O'Brien

Author:
O'Brien, Keith 1973-  Search this
Subject:
Klingensmith, Florence Gunderson 1904-1933  Search this
Elder, Ruth 1902-1977  Search this
Earhart, Amelia 1897-1937  Search this
Nichols, Ruth 1901-1960  Search this
Thaden, Louise McPhetridge 1905-1979  Search this
Bendix Trophy Race (1936)  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Biographies
Sports writing
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
Topic:
Airplane racing  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Air shows--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104037

Wings for life. Foreword by Richard E. Byrd. Edited by Dorothy Roe Lewis

Author:
Nichols, Ruth 1901-1960  Search this
Physical description:
317 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Date:
1957
[1957]
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
TL540.N5 A3X
TL540.N5A3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_62171

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