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Wadsworth W. Mount Collection

Creator:
Mount, Wadsworth W., 1907-1985  Search this
Names:
United States. Bureau of Ordnance  Search this
United States. Navy. Naval Ordnance Lab [NOL]  Search this
Mount, Wadsworth W., 1907-1985  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Negatives
Drawings
Correspondence
Reports
Date:
[ca. 1940s-1977]
bulk [ca.1940s-1950s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains photographs, negatives, blueprints, patents, test reports and correspondence dealing with Mount's rocket application inventions.
Biographical / Historical:
Wadsworth W. Mount (1907-1985) was educated at Amherst College and New York University. Besides practicing business and finance, he patented and successful demonstrated a number of inventions, including wire and cable carrying rocket projectors for antiaircraft and lifesaving applications. Among his rocket patents are 4 types of ordnance equipment for the US Navy in WWII. After WWII he worked with the Naval Ordnance Lab and Bureau of Ordnance requirements, and conducted experiments on the use of small rocket motors for firing steel cable ashore from ships in distress.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Wadsworth W. Mount, gift, XXXX-0368, 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:
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Antiaircraft missiles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Negatives
Drawings
Correspondence
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0368
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0368

Robert Goddard [Lehman] Collection

Topic:
The High Man
Creator:
Lehman, Milton  Search this
Names:
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945  Search this
Guggenheim, Harry Frank, 1890-1971  Search this
Haley, Andrew Gallagher, 1944-1966  Search this
Hawley, Charles T.  Search this
Lehman, Milton  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989  Search this
Extent:
1.35 Cubic feet ((3 legal document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Publications
Correspondence
Date:
1889-[ca. 1960s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of copies of material gathered or written by Milton Lehman for his authorized biography of Robert H. Goddard, This High Man, 1963. The collection contains the following: a typed transcript of Goddard's diary, 1898-1930; a typed transcript of Goddard's "Red Idea Notebooks" (1-10) covering the years 1924-1942; Goddard's patents and patent correspondence between Goddard and Charles T. Hawley, 1926-1945; and typed interview notes with Goddard's contemporaries, including: Hermann Oberth, Hugo Gernsback, G.R. Gladding, L.A. Gore, Charles T. Hawley, Andrew G. Haley, George Bode, Rear Admiral Calvin C. Bolster, Homer A. Boushey, Col. Henry Breckenridge, Dr. William Cole, Richard B. Dow, Rear Admiral Delmer Fahrney, Harry Guggenheim, Al Campbell, Clarence Hickman, Charles Lindbergh, Edward Pendry, and Inez Powers.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mildred Lehman, gift, 1997, 1997-0040, 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:
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Publications
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0040

Robert H. Goddard patent collection

Creator:
United States. Patent Office.  Search this
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
2 Volumes ((various pagings), ill., 29 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1914-1956
Formatted Contents note:
v. 1. July 7, 1914-Dec. 14, 1948 (1,102,653-2,456,402) -- v. 2. March 1, 1949-Nov. 13, 1956 (2,463,098-2,770,255).
General note:
Printed text of patents issued to Robert H. Goddard, with typed title pages, and handwritten annotations in pencil and ink (some made by Goddard?) throughout.
Includes a typed table of contents with a list of the patents in numerical order.
Local Notes:
NASMRB copy (v. 1, 39088014683981; v. 2, 39088014683452) includes some photocopied patents, although most are the original printed publications.

NASMRB copy has a trace provenance inscription dated Oct. 1963 at the top of the table of contents in v. 1; with stamp on verso of t.p. (v. 1): Smithsonian Library.

NASMRB copy has later red buckram library bindings with gilt-lettered spines. Some of the leaves have been closely cropped, affecting some of the text and annotations.
Topic:
Aeronautics -- Patents  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Patents  Search this
Patents -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-RR.TL513.G57
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-rr-tl513-g57

Rocketry: jets and rockets; the science of the reaction motor and its practical application for aircraft and space travel

Author:
Lent, Constantin Paul 1909-  Search this
Physical description:
254 pages illustrations, portraits diagrams 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1947
[1947]
Topic:
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Jet propulsion  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1080218

Robert H. Goddard papers, 1921-1943

Author:
Goddard, Robert Hutchings 1882-1945  Search this
Binder:
J.S. Wesby & Sons DSI  Search this
Subject:
Goddard, Robert Hutchings 1882-1945  Search this
Clark University (Worcester, Mass.)  Search this
Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
United States Navy  Search this
Physical description:
23 v. (4 shelf feet) : ill., ports., plans, photographs ; 28 cm
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Blueprints
Books
Calculations
Clippings
Charts
Drafts (documents)
Drawings
Graphs
Notes
Notebooks
Patents
Photograph album
Photographs
Technical reports
Typescripts
Place:
United States
Fort Devens (Mass.)
Roswell (N.M.)
Date:
1921
1921-1943
Topic:
Airplanes--Assisted takeoff--Research  Search this
Airplanes--Assisted takeoff--Technological innovations  Search this
Astronautics--Research  Search this
Astronautics--Technological innovations  Search this
Combustion chambers--Research  Search this
Flight control--Experiments  Search this
Flight control--Research  Search this
Flight testing  Search this
Fuel--Technological innovations  Search this
Gyroscopes--Technological innovations  Search this
Jet propulsion--Research  Search this
Liquid propellants--Research  Search this
Liquid propellants--Technological innovations  Search this
Liquid propellant rockets--Research  Search this
Propellants--Research  Search this
Propulsion systems--Research  Search this
Rocketry--Technological innovations  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Control systems--Technological innovations  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Experiments  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Fuel--Research  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Models  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Research  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Testing  Search this
Science  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Science  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
TL781.85.G57 A1 1921
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_993684

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