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Franciszek Jarecki MiG-15 Flight Collection

Creator:
Jarecki, Franciszek, 1931-  Search this
Names:
Jarecki Corporation  Search this
Poland. Polskie Siły Powietrzne  Search this
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993  Search this
Gabreski, Francis  Search this
Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Certificates
Clippings
Photographs
Date:
undated
Summary:
This collection consists of one Polish Air Force pilot's certificate; one pilot grade certificate; one copy of LIFE Magazine, dated April 6, 1953, featuring an article by Jarecki on his flight; on copy of This Week Magazine for August 23, 1953, with Jarecki's flight as cover story; one photocopied article from the Erie Daily Times, September 30, 1985; one photograph of a meeting of businessmen in the White House's Oval Office that includes Jarecki; one photograph of Frank Jarecki, Francis S. Gabreski, and James H. Doolittle; and the front page of the New York Times, dated March 6, 1953, matted on cardboard.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one Polish Air Force pilot's certificate; one pilot grade certificate; one copy of LIFE Magazine, dated April 6, 1953, featuring an article by Jarecki on his flight; on copy of This Week Magazine for August 23, 1953, with Jarecki's flight as cover story; one photocopied article from the Erie Daily Times, September 30, 1985; one photograph of a meeting of businessmen in the White House's Oval Office that includes Jarecki; one photograph of Frank Jarecki, Francis S. Gabreski, and James H. Doolittle; and the front page of the New York Times, dated March 6, 1953, matted on cardboard. 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:
The Franciszek Jarecki MiG-15 Flight Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Franciszek (Frank) Jarecki graduated from the Polish Air Force College at Deblin, Poland, in 1952 and in September of that year was transferred to the 10th Fighter Regiment based at Stolp. On March 5, 1953, on the day of Joseph Stalin's death, Jarecki flew his Mikoyan & Gurevich MiG-15 from the Polish air base to land at Roenne airport in Bornholm, Denmark, to seek political asylum in the United States. It was the first intact MiG-15 to reach the West. Franciszek Jarecki studied English at Alliance College in Pennsylvania, opened his own machine shop and then went on to establish Jarecki Industries and acquire several other businesses.
Provenance:
Franciszek Jarecki, Gift, 2002
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:
Cold War  Search this
MIG (Fighter planes)  Search this
MiG MiG -15  Search this
Asylum, Right of  Search this
Genre/Form:
Certificates
Clippings
Photographs
Citation:
Franciszek Jarecki MiG-15 Flight Collection, Acc. 2002.-0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0022
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2fb360cad-5bdd-4243-9d49-c826a4996c05
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0022
Online Media:

The Aesthetic arsenal : socialist realism under Stalin / [editor, Miranda Banks]

Title:
Socialist realism under Stalin
Author:
Banks, Miranda  Search this
P.S. 1 Museum  Search this
Subject:
Stalin, Joseph 1879-1953 Influence Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
263 p., [144] p. of plates : ill., (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Socialist realism--Exhibitions  Search this
Socialist realism in art  Search this
Art and state--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N6988 .A37 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_596454

Marxism and the national question [by] J. Stalin

Author:
Stalin, Joseph 1879-1953  Search this
Physical description:
114, [2] p. 17 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1954
Topic:
Nationalism and socialism  Search this
Minorities  Search this
Communism  Search this
Call number:
mfm693
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_335864

The Psychoanalytic interpretation of history, edited by Benjamin B. Wolman. Foreword by William L. Langer

Author:
Wolman, Benjamin B  Search this
Subject:
Stalin, Joseph 1879-1953  Search this
Herzl, Theodor 1860-1904  Search this
Hitler, Adolf 1889-1945  Search this
Physical description:
x, 240 p. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
[1971]
Topic:
Psychohistory  Search this
Call number:
D16 .P97
D16.P97
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_7896

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