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Sally L. Steinberg Collection of Doughnut Ephemera

Collector:
Steinberg, Sally L. (Sally Levitt)  Search this
Names:
DCA Food Industries, Inc.  Search this
Doughnut Corporation of America  Search this
Doughnut Machine Company.  Search this
Dunkin' Donuts, Inc.  Search this
Mayflower Doughnut Shop  Search this
Mayflower Doughnuts  Search this
Mister Donut  Search this
Allen, Gracie  Search this
Brown, Joe E.  Search this
Durante, Jimmy  Search this
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969  Search this
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963  Search this
Levitt, Adolph  Search this
Skelton, Red, 1913-1997  Search this
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiocassettes
Advertisements
Photograph albums
Catalogs
Clippings
Magazines (periodicals)
Playbills
Sheet music
Photographs
Posters
Videocassettes
Reports
Packaging
Cartoons (humorous images)
Books
Drawings
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Food industry
Date:
1920s-1987
Summary:
This collection consists of ephemeral materials gathered by Sally L. Steinberg while she was researching her 1987 publication, The Donut Book: The origins, history, literature, lore, taste, etiquette, traditions, techniques, varieties, mathematics, mythology, commerce, philosophy, cuisine, and glory of the donut.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of ephemeral materials gathered by Sally L. Steinberg while she was researching her 1987 publication, The Donut Book: The origins, history, literature, lore, taste, etiquette, traditions, techniques, varieties, mathematics, mythology, commerce, philosophy, cuisine, and glory of the donut. Photographs comprise the bulk of the collection. These depict doughnut making machines, early doughnut packaging, doughnut shops and doughnut production, doughnut promotional activities (many of them sponsored by DCA), celebrities and entertainment figures with doughnuts, and the role of doughnuts in the military. Other ephemeral materials featuring doughnuts include advertisements, posters, newsclippings, music, examples of doughnut packaging, toys, and artwork. Also included are several publications that feature doughnuts, notably such children's classics as Curious George Learns the Alphabet, Who Needs Donuts?, and Homer Price, as well as a copy of Ms. Levitt's book.

Materials relating to the history of the Doughnut Corporation of America include a 1947 memo entitled "History of Mayflower Operations, 1933 1944"; pages and clippings from the company's in house magazines, The Doughnut Magazine, 1931 1936, and DCA News, 1945 1947 (most of which are not in their entirety, since Ms. Steinberg seperated them for the production of her book); a script of the "DCA Merchandising Story"; inter office correspondence from 1947; a 1961 DCA Study of the Donut Market; and a 1973 prospectus for DCA Food Industries, Inc. Also included is a store display figure of "Danny Donut," the symbol of Mayflower Doughnuts. In addition, the collection contains 1980 and 1981 Annual Reports from Dunkin' Donuts, Inc., a sample degree from their "Dunkin' Donuts University," and a large training poster for employees. Also included are in house publications relating to other donut companies, including Krispy Kreme and Winchell, the predecessor of Denny's.
Biographical / Historical:
Sally Levitt Steinberg describes herself as a "doughnut princess," since her grandfather, Adolph Levitt, was America's original "doughnut king." Levitt's family had emigrated to the United States from Russia when he was eight and settled in Milwaukee. In 1920, he moved to New York City, where he invested in a bakery in Harlem. He soon realized that there was a strong consumer demand for doughnuts, sparked by veterans of World War One who fondly remembered those cooked by Salvation Army girls in the trenches in France. Levitt, with a flair for showmanship, placed a kettle in the bakery's window and began to fry doughnuts in it. This attracted crowds of customers, who enjoyed watching the process, smelling the aroma, and eating the doughnuts. Soon, doughnut production could not keep up with the customers' demands.

In consultation with an engineer, Levitt soon developed and patented an automatic doughnut making machine, which he then placed in the bakery's window. The result was the creation of the modern doughnut industry in America. In 1920, Levitt founded the Doughnut Machine Company to make and sell the machine across the country and to sell doughnuts under the tradename of "Mayflower." Soon after, the company began preparing and selling standardized mixes for use in the machine, and began to acquire bakeries in which its products could be made. In 1931, the company opened the first Mayflower doughnut shop at 45th and Broadway in New York City; ultimately, 18 shops were opened across the country the first retail doughnut chain.

The company, which changed its name to the Doughnut Corporation of America, dominated the doughnut industry. Its operations were characterized by a large scale approach, incorporating a full range of product and equipment systems unique in the food industry. As consumers demanded a wider variety of doughnuts from glazed to jelly filled the company developed and manufactured the necessary machinery, prepared the ingredients, and marketed the products. The company diversified its product line in the 1940s to produce pancake mixes and waffle mixes and machinery, including Downyflake Food products. The company is still in operation as DCA Food Industries, Inc.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Doughnut Machine Company Scrapbooks (AC #662) contains two scrapbooks documenting the company=s advertising and marketing campaigns, ca. 1928.

The Industry on Parade Film Collection (AC #507) contains a 1956 film (reel #273) about the Doughnut Corporation of America.

The Earl S. Tupper Papers (AC #470) contain a number of World War One photographic postcards that show Salvation Army doughnut girls.

The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC #60) contains four boxes of material on "bakers and baking."

The N W Ayer Collection (AC #59) contains advertising proofsheets for several bakeries.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Sally L. Steinberg, December 12, 1991, 1993, and 2009.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Food habits -- United States  Search this
advertising  Search this
Doughnuts  Search this
Celebrities  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiocassettes
Advertisements
Photograph albums
Catalogs
Clippings
Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century
Playbills
Sheet music
Photographs -- 20th century
Posters
Videocassettes
Reports
Packaging
Cartoons (humorous images) -- 20th century
Books
Drawings -- 1980-1990
Citation:
Sally L. Steinberg Collection of Doughnut Ephemera, 1920s-1987, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0439
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Sally L. Steinberg Collection of Doughnut Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0439
Online Media:

#APeoplesJourney - A Nation's Story

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-28T13:00:21.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
See more by:
WatchNMAAHC
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
YouTube Channel:
WatchNMAAHC
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_wUuSYpW4ZIo

James G. Patterson portrait

Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
P.H. Polk, 1898-1984  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic postcard (4 x 3 1/2 inches.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic postcards
Studio portraits
Date:
1920
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Dale-Patterson Family collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Genre/Form:
Studio portraits -- African American men
Collection Citation:
Dale-Patterson Family collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dianne Dale.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-074, Item acma_06-074_57
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Dale-Patterson Family collection
Dale-Patterson Family collection / Series 1: Dale-Patterson Family Papers / 1.12: Family Photographs / Patterson, James G.-- Portraits
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref942

Portrait of Wilhelmina Patterson with her nephews.

Names:
Dale, Almore  Search this
Dale, Norman Edward, 1908-1991  Search this
Patterson, Wilhelmina Bessie, 1888-1962  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
P.H. Polk, 1898-1984  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic postcard (5 1/2 x # 1/2 inches.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic postcards
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1920
Scope and Contents:
Almore Dale, Wilhelmina "Bess" Patterson, and Norman Dale (L-R).
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Dale-Patterson Family collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Portraits, Group -- 1920-1930  Search this
Portraits, Family  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Dale-Patterson Family collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dianne Dale.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-074, Item acma_06-074_60
See more items in:
Dale-Patterson Family collection
Dale-Patterson Family collection / Series 1: Dale-Patterson Family Papers / 1.12: Family Photographs / Patterson, Wilhelmina--Portraits
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref945

Norman and Almore Dale

Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
P.H. Polk, 1898-1984  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic postcard (5 1/2 x 31/2 inches.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic postcards
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1912
General:
"To Aunt Bessie from Norman and Almore, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," written on back of post card.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Dale-Patterson Family collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Portraits -- African American boys  Search this
Collection Citation:
Dale-Patterson Family collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dianne Dale.
See more items in:
Dale-Patterson Family collection
Dale-Patterson Family collection / Series 1: Dale-Patterson Family Papers / 1.12: Family Photographs / Dale, Almore--Portraits and snapshots
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref955

Adam Clark Vroman photographic postcards of California missions and Camulos Ranch

Creator:
Vroman, A. C. (Adam Clark), 1856-1916  Search this
Names:
Mission La Purísima Concepción (Calif.)  Search this
Mission San Antonio de Pala  Search this
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.)  Search this
Mission San Juan Capistrano  Search this
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)  Search this
Mission San Miguel Arcangel (San Miguel, Calif.)  Search this
Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Mission : Calif.)  Search this
San Antonio de Pádua (Mission)  Search this
San Buenaventura Mission  Search this
San Carlos Borromeo Basilica (Carmel, Calif.)  Search this
San Francisco de Asís Mission (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
San Juan Bautista (Mission : San Juan Bautista, Calif.)  Search this
San Luis Rey Mission (Calif.)  Search this
Santa Barbara Mission  Search this
Santa Clara Mission  Search this
Santa Inés Mission (Solvang, Calif.)  Search this
Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885. Ramona  Search this
Extent:
48 Postcards (collotype)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
Camulos (Calif.)
Date:
circa 1900
Scope and Contents note:
Photographic postcards made by Adam Clark Vroman of California Missions and Camulos Ranch, part of "Vroman's Series of Postcards." The depicted mission include San Juan Bautista, Santa Clara, San Luis Rey de Francia, San Juan Capistrano, San Gabriel Arcangel, San Antonio de Pala, San Diego de Alcala, San Buenaventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, La Purisima Conception, San Luis Obispo de Toloso, San Miguel, San Antonio de Padua, Our Lady of Solitude, Soledad, San Fernando Rey, San Francisco de Asis, Carmel (Monterey), and San Francisco Solano. The photographs of Camulos Ranch relate to Helen Hunt Jackson's book Ramona and have the subtitle "Ramona Haunts" with a notation of related book pages.
Biographical/Historical note:
Adam Clark Vroman (1856-1916) was a bookstore owner and photographer of Southwest Native Americans and culture. He and his wife moved to Pasadena, California, in 1892, where he took up photography, mostly documenting pueblos in New Mexico. After his wife's death in 1894, Vroman opened a bookstore in Pasadena, though he continued to make photography excursions to southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico. He also made photographs for the Bureau of American Ethnology during two expeditions in 1897 and 1899. Vroman's photographs illustrated the 1913 edition of Helen Hunt Jackson's novel Ramona.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 89-58
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by Vroman can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 92-3, the records of the Department of Anthropology, and the BAE historical negatives.
Correspondence from Vroman can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Otis Tufton Mason papers.
The Smithsonian American Art Musem, University of California-Riverside's Museum of Photography, Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona Libraries hold Vroman photographs.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Missions -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 89-58, Adam Clark Vroman photographic postcards of California missions and Camulos Ranch, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-58
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-89-58

Farnum T. Fish Collection

Creator:
Fish, Farnum T., 1896-1978  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical notes
Photographic postcards
Date:
Circa 1912
Summary:
Farnum T. Fish (1896-1978) was an early aviator who flew his Wright (Co) Model B biplane in numerous air meets. This collection consists of five photographic post cards showing Fish and his aircraft as well as handwritten technical notes.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of five photographic post cards showing Farnum T. Fish and his Wright (Co) Model B biplane. Two of the post cards have caption information on the front. The collection also contains three pages of handwritten notes regarding various mechanical aspects of an aircraft, and a one page handwritten list of various tools.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Farnum T. Fish was born in 1896 in California. Fish learned to fly at the Wright Aviation School in Dayton, Ohio in 1911 and, on January 12, 1912, FAI Airplane Pilot's Certificate #85 was granted to him by the Aero Club of America. Fish immediately purchased a Wright (Co) Model B biplane and flew in his first air meet at Dominguez Field in Los Angeles, California from January 20 to 26, 1912. At the end of the meet, Fish was second in overall hours flown. Fish flew in another air meet at the Emeryville Race Track, Oakland, California from February 17 to 21, 1912 where he flew the first air mail into Oakland as a stunt. In April 1912, Fish began flying passengers at the Polo Grounds, Coronado, San Diego, where he also carried mail at a small local meet. In May of that year, Fish flew from Chicago to Milwaukee carrying 50 pounds of silk consigned to a department store. Throughout 1912, Fish took part in numerous air meets as well as flying passengers and mail. He also flew a newsreel photographer over the 1912 Vanderbilt Cup Races. In 1915, Fish began flying for Pancho Villa in Mexico where he was shot and wounded badly in the leg while flying over enemy forces. Fish managed to land the plane at his base before collapsing. Fish returned to the United States to recuperate and he was soon active flying in air meets and exhibitions again. In February 1918, Fish enlisted in the U. S. Army and accepted his commission as lieutenant in July 1918. In September of that year he was sent overseas as a test pilot for the U. S Army Signal Corps. He was discharged from the service in April 1919 and in June 1919 he joined the Air Service Officers Reserve Corps until his commission ended in 1934. Fish reentered active duty for a brief period in 1942. Following his military career, Fish was employed in the lumber business in Los Angeles, California for some time, as well as dabbling in ceramics manufacturing. Fish was known as the "Boy Aviator" throughout the early part of his career.
Provenance:
Unknown, Gift, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.0876
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:
Wright (Co) Model B  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical notes
Photographic postcards
Citation:
Farnum T. Fish Collection, NASM.XXXX.0876, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0876
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0876

George M. Keightley Collection

Creator:
Keightley, George M., 1889-1967  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Stinson, Katherine  Search this
Stinson, Marjorie  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Photographs
Articles
Correspondence
Logs (records)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes his pilot's log book, old passports, newspaper articles, Early Bird decals, correspondence, and original photographs and postcards. The photographs/postcards include shots of the following aircraft: Stearman (1927) C-3MB mailplane; de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou; Curtiss JN-4Can; Curtiss Condor; Sikorsky S-38BH Amphibian; Deperdussin (UK) 1913 Racer; Republic F-84F Thunderstreak; Alexander Eaglerock A-4, A-12, A-15; Ford Tri-Motor; Bristol Scout; Blériot XI. There are also photos of Ely's flight from the USS Pennsylvania; Katherine and Marjorie Stinson; the graduating class at Berkley, CA; an Eastern Air Transport Building; a Mexican Pan American Airlines hangar; the tombstone of Lt. Reginald E. P. Pryce-Jones; 50 HP Kirkham engine; 3" Koellein-Mieding gun; and "Eaglerock" radiator.
Biographical / Historical:
George Martin Keightley (1889-1967) was a member of the Early Birds of Aviation, Inc. He helped develop the Royal Canadian Air Service in World War I, and when the United States entered the war he returned to the US become an instructor for the Army Signal Corps. In World War II he served on the Civil Aeronautics Board as an air safety investigator.
Provenance:
Hetty Keightley, Gift
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:
Attach authorities  Search this
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4  Search this
Curtiss JN-4Can Canuck  Search this
Sikorsky (USA) S-38 Amphibion Family  Search this
Deperdussin (France) 1913 Monocoque Racer  Search this
Republic F-48F Thunderstreak  Search this
Alexander Eaglerock A-4  Search this
Alexander Eaglerock A-12  Search this
Alexander Eaglerock A-15  Search this
Ford Tri-Motor Family  Search this
Bleriot XI Family  Search this
Stearman (1927) C-3MB  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Photographs
Articles
Correspondence
Logs (records)
Citation:
George M. Keightley Collection, XXXX-0686, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0686
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0686

Parseval-Sigsfeld observation balloon, Germany - photographic postcard

Collection Creator:
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906  Search this
Container:
Box 45, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1898
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 Permission Requests.
Collection Citation:
Samuel P. Langley Collection, NASM.XXXX.0494, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Samuel P. Langley Collection
Samuel P. Langley Collection / Series 6: Photographs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0494-ref1277

Scrapbook #1

Collection Creator:
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1903 - 1929
Scope and Contents:
General Topics: Nome--Alaska, Childhood (School Photos), Family/Friends, Domestic and International Travels, especially United States National Parks, Boxing, Flight Training, Military Experiences, Air Races and Aircraft.
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:
James H. Doolittle Scrapbooks, NASM.XXXX.0501, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0501, Item NASM-3097-1974-563 / S-l(A)J
See more items in:
James H. Doolittle Scrapbooks
James H. Doolittle Scrapbooks / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0501-ref12

Scrapbook #2

Collection Creator:
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928 - circa1940
Scope and Contents:
General Topics:

International Travels, Awards (including Thompson Trophy, Shell Intercollegiate Aviation Trophy, Mission Inn), Experiences at Shell Oil, Family/Friends, Unidentified Room Interiors, Baker Committee- -1934, Testifying Before Military Committee, United States House of Representatives, Aircraft.

For some reason only the first half of the album was scanned by an outside contractor.
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:
James H. Doolittle Scrapbooks, NASM.XXXX.0501, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0501, Item NASM-3097-1974-564 I S-2 (B)J
See more items in:
James H. Doolittle Scrapbooks
James H. Doolittle Scrapbooks / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0501-ref16

Scrapbook #3

Collection Creator:
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1920 - 1939
Scope and Contents:
General Topics:

Domestic and International Travels, American Airways Experiences, Air Races, Awards, Family/Friends.
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:
James H. Doolittle Scrapbooks, NASM.XXXX.0501, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0501, Item NASM-3097-1974-565 I S-3 (C)J
See more items in:
James H. Doolittle Scrapbooks
James H. Doolittle Scrapbooks / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0501-ref20

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]

Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Names:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad Company  Search this
Santa Fe Railroad  Search this
Transcontinental Air Transport  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Extent:
1.91 Cubic feet (1 legal document box, 1 slim legal document box, and 3 flatboxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Tickets
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Business records
Maps
Brochures
Date:
1928-1952
bulk 1928-1943
Summary:
The Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) was the first US airline associated with railroads (Pennsylvania and Santa Fe) in providing a rapid form of coast to coast transportation service. This collection includes material that Daniel M. Sheaffer collected about Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT).
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes material that Daniel M. Sheaffer collected about Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), including: tickets, advertisements, brochures, route maps, schedules, TAT business documents, TAT Air Mail and Postal Telegraph documents, photographs, postcards (showing "TAT plane over" various geographical landmarks), correspondence, and scrapbooks.There is also some material pertaining to Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The photographs show TAT terminals and aircraft, and famous personalities including Amelia Earhart and Will Rogers.

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. In addition, images of some material in the collection have been excluded from online display due to possible copyright restrictions.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged by type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
The Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) was the first US airline associated with railroads (Pennsylvania and Santa Fe) in providing a rapid form of coast to coast transportation service. Daniel M. Sheaffer, as the chairman of the executive committee of TAT, was a pioneer in the development of commercial aviation for mail express and passengers. He assisted in the actual development of the TAT line and with the inauguration of the service.
Provenance:
Mrs. Daniel M. Sheaffer, Gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0267
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:
Railroad travel  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Air mail service  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements
Tickets
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Business records
Maps
Brochures
Citation:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0267
See more items in:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267
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Miscellaneous photographs, postcards and ephemera

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 12, 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:
William J. Hammer Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William J. Hammer Collection / Series 2: Photographs and other materials / 2.3: Scrapbooks [16 x 20 inch flat box]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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33 photographic postcards of early aircraft and aviators at the Harvard-Boston Aero Meet

Collection Creator:
Kendall, Evelyn Way  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1910
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:
Evelyn Way Kendall Early Aviation and Balloon Collection, Acc. 2015.0053, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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9 photographic postcards of early aircraft

Collection Creator:
Kendall, Evelyn Way  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
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:
Evelyn Way Kendall Early Aviation and Balloon Collection, Acc. 2015.0053, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Evelyn Way Kendall Early Aviation and Balloon Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Robert Earl Falke Papers

Names:
United States. Marine Corps  Search this
Extent:
0.37 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1959-1989
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of materials relating to Robert Earl Falke's career in the U.S. Marine Corps including log books covering his entire service; correspondence; photo postcards; photographs; news clippings; a World Travel Service, Ltd. schedule and map of Bangkok, Thailand; an English/Vietnamese translation leaflet; official military orders; a Naval Air Basic Training Command publication entitled "[North American] T-28 [Trojan] Radio Instruments Maneuver Description;" a scrapbook created by Falke of his time in Vietnam; and a USMC/Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Reunion directory from 1989. The photographs range in size from 3.5 by 3.5 inches to 4 by 6 inches and are a mix of color and black and white prints. The photographs show daily life on base in Vietnam. The scrapbook includes additional photographs, postcards, military orders, and news clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Earl Falke (1942-2009) was born in California. He attended San Jose State College and graduated with a two-year degree in Aeronautics. In 1963, Falke joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Falke served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot flying Sikorsky (S-58) HUS-1 (UH-34D) Seahorse aircraft. Falke later was an instructor for flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida in North American T-28 Trojan aircraft. Falke was honorably discharged from the Marines in 1969 and went to work as a civilian pilot for United Airlines. Falke was with United Airlines for 37 years until his retirement.
Provenance:
Merry Carole Falke, Gift, 2013
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, Military  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975  Search this
Sikorsky (S-58) HSS-1F (SH-34H) Seahorse  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Robert Earl Falke Papers, Accession number 2013-0028
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0028
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0028

31st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (Smith) Collection

Creator:
Smith, James  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 31st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron  Search this
Smith, James  Search this
Extent:
0.29 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Publications
Date:
1943-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes the following material gathered by James Smith: photo album containing Smith's handwritten diary, photographs, postcards, currency, and maps; a printed copy of Smith's diary; a song, "Ballad of Thirty First;" and the booklet "The Story of the Thirty First Photo Reconnaissance Squadron."
Biographical / Historical:
The Thirty First Photo Reconnaissance Squadron was activated in August of 1943 and deactivated in November 1945. The Squadron's campaigns included the following: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; and Central Europe. The Squadron won a Distinguished Unit Citation in 1944. James Smith was an enlisted man for this unit.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Earl F. Miller, gift, 1999, 1999-0018, NASM
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:
Aerial photography  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0018
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0018

Wallace McCrane World War I Collection

Creator:
McCrane, Wallace Downs, 1896-1975  Search this
Names:
Kelly Field, Texas  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service. 153rd Aero Squadron  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service. 224th Aero Squadron  Search this
McCrane, Wallace Downs, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Postcards
Publications
Correspondence
Date:
1918-1924
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following items relating to the World War I aviation career of Wallace McCrane: two oversized rolled photographs of the 153rd and 224th Aero Squadrons; photographs; postcards; military orders; book, entitled 'Collected Materials for the Study of War'; reunion materials; and letters / postcards from a WWI Belgian Soldier to Edna Pick (the future Mrs. McCrane.)
Biographical / Historical:
Wallace Downs McCrane (1896-1975) enlisted on 14 December 1917, and arrived at Kelly Field on 26 December 1917. After his training at Kelly Field was completed, McCrane was sent to England and assigned to the 153rd Aero Squadron. In September of 1918 he was then transferred to France, where he became a member of the 224th Aero Squadron. In both squadrons, McCrane both flew as an observer and was a Signal Electrician. He returned to the United States in 1919, and after his discharge began his career at Exide Batteries as a metallurgist. McCrane also joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary during World War II and patrolled the Philadelphia Port / Delaware River.
General:
This accession came with a number of artifacts which were transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Division of Aeronautics.
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Provenance:
Edna McCrane and Marion Wolanek, gift, 1998, 1999-0007, 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
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aerial reconnaissance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Postcards
Publications
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0007
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0007

Arnold Egeland Airlines Collection

Extent:
2.43 Cubic feet (One flat box, one record center box, and one legal document box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Timetables
Maps (documents)
Annual reports
Picture postcards
Photographs
Date:
1950s - 1970s
bulk 1960s - 1970s
Summary:
This collection consists of material on 318 national and international airlines.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material on 318 national and international airlines. The material includes photographs, postcards, annual reports, timetables, correspondence, route maps, advertisements, newsletters, souvenir booklets, lists of aircraft used, books, and periodicals.
Arrangement:
Arranged by airline.
Biographical / Historical:
World War II brought new life to the airline industry as many airlines in the Allied countries were flush from lease contracts to the military. Foreseeing a future demand for civil air transport, airlines invested in air travel and when wartime travel restrictions ended, passenger travel around the world surged to new levels. New carriers emerged, and new technology began to revolutionize civil aviation after the war. Flying become more popular and commonplace due to the new level of speed, comfort and efficiency airlines brought to the traveling public. The jet engine revolutionized air travel, by allowing aircraft manufacturers to build bigger, faster, and more productive airliners, thus enabling them to reduce their operating costs and airfares.
Provenance:
Arnold Egeland, Gift, 1990, NASM.1991.0015
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
Airlines  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Timetables
Maps (documents)
Annual reports
Picture postcards
Photographs
Citation:
Arnold Egeland Airlines Collection, NASM.1991.0015, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0015
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Arnold Egeland Airlines Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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