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Project FICON Collection

Creator:
United States. Air Force  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical manuals
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1954
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following Project FICON material: one 8 by 10 inch print of the B-36 with YRF-84F: Consolidated Vultee report, "FICON Doors, 11/1/1954;" and two Air Force manuals, "USAF Series GRB-36D-III Maintenance Instructions, 7/30/1954" and "Utility Flight Handbook for GRB-36D-III/RF-84F revised 8/27/1954."
Biographical / Historical:
During the early 1950s, the Air Force decided to conduct experiments on the feasibility of B-36s carrying fighter aircraft suspended under their bellies so that the bomber could carry the fighter longer distances to a combat zone. Upon reaching the edge of the enemy's territory, the fighter would be released to conduct reconnaissance or bombing missions on its own. The fighter could then return for hookup and the flight back to home base.
The YRF-84F "FICON" (which is a contraction of "Fighter" and "Conveyer") was redesigned from the YF-96A so that it could be carried by a B-36. As the FICON, it made its first flight on March 30, 1953. Twenty-five RF-84Fs were eventually converted to the FICON configuration and were operated by the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron. However, subsequent development of midair refueling for range extension of fighter aircraft proved so successful that experiments with parasite fighters were discontinued.
Provenance:
Willis L. Supri, Gift, 2004
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:
Consolidated GRB-36F (FICON/F-84F Carrier)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Photographs
Citation:
Project FICON Collection, Accession 2004-0065, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0065
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg271d3b9d8-1812-4073-92b2-c0bc8f7300d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0065

Bell Helicopter Model 47 Manuals and Photographs

Extent:
0.36 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical manuals
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1948 - 1989
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of several manuals: Bell Helicopter Illustrated Parts Breakdown, Model 47 Series Helicopter, 30 September 1953; Bell Maintenance and Overhaul Instructions, Introduction, 30 July 1953; Bell Model 47 Service Instruction Index, 1 July 1984; Pump End Assembly and Pump / Motor Assembly drawings; and Bell Service Instructions for Model 47, dated 1948 to 1989. Also included are two oversized black and white images of the National Air and Space Museum specimen Bell 47B.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1946, the Bell Model 47 became the first civil helicopter in the world to gain commercial certification. Its marked stability led to its wide acceptance for a myriad of uses, including mail service and passenger transport.
Provenance:
Mike Irwin, Gift, 2005
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:
Helicopters  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Bell 47  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Photographs
Citation:
Bell Helicopter Model 47 Manuals and Photographs, Accession number 2005-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0025
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2054b5ca8-d992-425f-b3e4-4f9fd52301d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0025

Edwin M. Janeczek World War II Photographs

Creator:
Janeczek, Edwin.  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Technical manuals
Date:
bulk 1940s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of ninety-nine black and white prints (with 32 corresponding negatives), most of Piper L-4 and L-5 Grasshoppers, but also including shots of Martin (Glenn L.) B-26 Marauder (Model 179). This collection also contains Janeczek's Maintenance Inspection Record and related documentation for his work on Boeing B-17Gs, and the July 15, 1942 technical manual, "Aircraft Induction, Fuel and Oil Systems, TM 1-407."
Biographical / Historical:
Edwin M. Janeczek was in the 23rd Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron, attached to the 9th Air Force. Janeczek was responsible for the maintenance of the United States Army Air Forces' Piper L-4 and L-5 Grasshoppers used as liaison aircraft during the Ardennes Campaign / Battle of the Bulge.
Provenance:
Michael Janeczek, 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:
Airplanes  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Martin (Glenn L.) B-26 Marauder (Model 179)  Search this
Piper L-4 Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Edwin M. Janeczek World War II Photographs, Accession 2010-0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2010.0002
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg295a50736-6cd1-46b5-85b6-6594cda45402
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2010-0002

Robert B. Rice Papers

Author:
Rice, Robert B., 1900-1976  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Extent:
30.1 Cubic feet (81 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Personal papers
Date:
1915 - 1954
Summary:
Personal papers and correspondence (ca. 1946-1953) of Rice; publications, mostly on Diesel engines, their components and technical problems; material from Rice's academic career; directories of Diesel engine manufacturers and brochures describing their products; technical manuals and reprints of technical articles.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains personal papers and correspondence, c. 1946 1953, of Robert B. Rice, as well as publications about diesel engines, their components and technical problems, dating from 1915 1954. It also includes academic material: class notes, examination questions, and theses required for the masters degree. There are directories of manufacturers of diesel engines, both foreign and domestic, and copies of brochures and technical manuals describing their products. Diesel engine applications in road transportation, railroads, electrical generation, ships, and aircraft are described in numerous brochures and published articles. Technical articles on diesel fuels (including coal) and lubricants are also included. There are numerous papers on other types of internal combustion engines.

Included are specifications, parts lists, instruction books, design data, pamphlets, test data, and drawings for American and foreign diesel engines, parts, and accessories, 1936 1947; research reports, trade literature, facts sheets, articles, test data, catalogs, and handbooks on disel engines for railroad, aircraft, and marine use, 1926 1967; diesel engine charts, 1943 1945; and materials on metals, fuel lubrication, jet propulsion, steam engines, turbines, and thermodynamic and heat power problems.

The collection is arranged into seven series. Series 1, Indexes and Directories, consists primarily of catalogues of diesel engines. Series 2 is composed of Rice's Professional and Academic Material. Series 3, Diesel Engines, consists of information on manufacturers of diesel engines; this information is sub divided into U.S. and foreign manufacturers and it is arranged alphabetically. Series 4 -6 provide information on Electric Utility Generator Units, Diesel Components and Technical Problems, and Fuels and Lubricants. Series 7, Reference Materials, is divided into Files and Blueprints, Manuals and Publications, and Design Drawings and Technical Data for the DZ 710 Aircraft Diesel.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series.

Series 1: Indexes and directories

Series 2: R.B. Rice professional and academic material

Series 3; Diesel engines (by manufacturer)

Series 4: Electric utility generator units

Series 5: Diesel components and technical problems

Series 6: Fuels and lubricants

Series 7: Reference materials
Biographical / Historical:
Rice was a consulting engineer and professor of engineering at Newark College of Engineering, 1928-1936, and at North Carolina State University, 1937-1956.
Related Materials:
The Archives Center also holds collection #308, the Robert B. Rice Film Collection, 1936-1945. In addition, there is a small group of Rice's papers, primarily concerned with his academic career, in the Archives of North Carolina State University at Raleigh.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Robert B. Rice, October, 1972.
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.
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:
Diesel motor  Search this
Engineers -- 1910-1960  Search this
Internal combustion engines  Search this
Engineering -- 1910-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Personal papers -- 20th century
Citation:
Robert B. Rice Papers, 1915-1954, Archives Center, National Museumof American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0322
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Robert B. Rice Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep816dac5d7-ab6b-48f7-9f7b-3c5098c7f94f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0322

Charles Fertig Collection

Creator:
Fertig, Charles  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Names:
St. Joseph News-Press and Gazette (newspaper).  Search this
Extent:
1.25 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Logs (records)
Manuals
Technical manuals
Place:
Missouri -- 1970-1990
Date:
1979-1985
Summary:
Records relating to the development of direct plate imager technology and its early use by the St. Joseph News-Press and Gazette, St. Joseph, Missouri.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of records relating to the development of direct plate imager technology and its early use by the St. Joseph News Press and Gazette, credited with being a leader in the field of laser adaptation to computer reproduction of photographs for newspaper use. It consists primarily of maintenance manuals, maintenance logs and systems logs, and training notes over a period of about five years.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Maintenance logs, System logs

Series 2: Maintenance manuals

Series 3: Training Notes

Series 4: Miscellaneous
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Fertig was a technician at the St. Joseph News-Press and Gazette. The newspaper developed a direct plate imager technology and is credited with being a leader in the field of laser adaptation to computer reproduction of photographs for newspaper use.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Charles Fertig, April 8, 1988.
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:
Computers in industry -- 1970-1990  Search this
Lasers in the graphic arts -- 1970-1990  Search this
Graphic arts -- 1970-1990  Search this
Direct Plate Imager Technology  Search this
Newspapers -- Printing  Search this
Photography -- Photomechanical processes -- 1970-1990  Search this
Photomechanical processes -- 1970-1990  Search this
Printing -- Newspapers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Logs (records)
Manuals -- 1970-1990
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Charles Fertig Collection, 1979-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0312
See more items in:
Charles Fertig Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8acd1a42b-5831-4b50-9639-0bc332990610
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0312

Geostar Corporation Records

Creator:
Geostar Corporation  Search this
Extent:
5.26 Cubic feet ((5 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Technical manuals
Press releases
Financial records
Date:
bulk 1983-1991
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Geostar's business records. Included here is information on RDSS as well as Geostar's agreements and relationships with various organizations including NASA, CAST, AMSC, QUALCOMM, and LOCSTAR. The types of materials present here include correspondence, articles, press releases, presentations, FCC filings, reports, programs, agreements, and financial data
Biographical / Historical:
Geostar Corporation began in 1983, intent on providing tracking services with Radio Determination Satellite Service (RDSS) technology. Similar to GPS, RDSS uses satellites to provide locating information. Initially a small entrepreneurial company, Geostar had large goals and high hopes for the future. From the beginning, however, Geostar faced many conflicts and problems which eventually proved to be fatal for this fledgling company. In 1985, the founder of Geostar, Dr. Gerard K. O'Neill, was diagnosed with leukemia. Following his recovery, a disagreement over proxies arose between O'Neill and his company, and a lawsuit ensued. Despite managerial and other internal conflicts, Geostar persisted. After two failed attempts to launch a satellite, Geostar faced severe financial concerns and eventually filed for bankruptcy in 1991. Geostar was a pioneer in using satellites to provide accurate tracking and locating services, and made significant contributions to the further development of this field.
Provenance:
Scott Sacknoff, Gift, 2005
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:
Artificial satellites  Search this
Radio Determination Satellite Service (RDSS) technology  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Space industrialization  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Press releases
Financial records
Citation:
Geostar Corporation Records, Accession number 2006-0049, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0049
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f7c18b00-4aa4-47ab-be68-1bfd74db5fd8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0049

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy Review Papers

Creator:
Lockheed Missiles and Space Company  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical manuals
Technical drawings
Date:
bulk 1972-1973
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of review papers of the C-5 Galaxy originally belonging to G.F. Purkey, a member of the review team. Included here are the team review memos of the fuselage, wing, landing gear, pylon, empennage, and general airframe. Also included are the policies and procedures for the review team as well as team review sheets for each aforementioned portion of the C-5 Galaxy.
Biographical / Historical:
The first flight of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy was on June 30, 1968. Since then this enormous aircraft has aided the United States Air Force by transporting bulky combat equipment and other cargo. Its immense payload capabilities make the C-5 Galaxy an impressive asset. Performance concerns, however, have resulted in numerous improved models of the orginial C-5, the most recent being the C-5M. The C-5 Galaxy continues to undergo modifications through the C-5 Avionics Modernization Program.
Provenance:
Tom Moore, Gift, 2006
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
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Technical drawings
Citation:
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy Review Papers, Accession number 2006-0056, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0055
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg263aea8b7-6c71-4b2f-b1b0-d20c1e72d1dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0055

Captain Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk Boeing B-29 Enola Gay Route Map, Tinian to Hawaii via Kwajalein

Names:
Van Kirk, Theodore J. "Dutch"  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Technical manuals
Date:
bulk 1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes a large map, 55 by 29 1/2 inches, detailing the route taken by the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay after its return from Hiroshima, from Tinian to Hawaii via Kwajalein. Entitled "US Army Air Forces Special Air Navigation Chart, (S-144) Oahu-Saipan," with a printing date of 1944, the map bears penciled navigational notations by Captain Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk. Also included is a 1945 edition of The American Air Almanac; a Second Air Force B-29 Standard Procedures for Navigators manual, dated April 10, 1945; and a Wonder Bread promotional Aircraft Spotter Dial volvelle (wheel chart).
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk served as navigator on the atomic mission of the Boeing B-29 Enola Gay over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
Provenance:
Mike Ward, Gift, 2005
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, 1939-1945  Search this
Naval Aircraft Factory F-5L (PN-5), NASM  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Captain Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk Boeing B-29 Enola Gay Route Map, Tinian to Hawaii via Kwajalein , Accession number 2005-0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0018
See more items in:
Captain Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk Boeing B-29 Enola Gay Route Map, Tinian to Hawaii via Kwajalein
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25936a147-3655-4887-9cc5-acc6d1770864
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0018
Online Media:

Army-Navy Aircraft Standard Colors Books

Creator:
Joint Army-Navy Aircraft Committee  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical manuals
Date:
bulk 1943-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two Army-Navy Aircraft (ANA) Standard Colors books (6.5 by 5.5 inches): Army-Navy Aircraft Camouflage Standard Colors, June 1943 -June 1944; and Army-Navy Aircraft Color Standards, March 1945.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States air forces used a variety of paint standard systems until 1943, when the Joint Aircraft Committee's Army-Navy Aircraft (ANA) color standards were accepted. This system provided a standard for all Army, Navy, and Royal Air Force aircraft produced in the United States.
Provenance:
Dana Bell, Gift, 2014
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
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Army-Navy Aircraft Standard Colors Books, Accession 2014-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2014.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg20edc1a00-630a-48d4-adb0-114b617b8091
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2014-0030

Apollo 15 Lunar Module LM-10 Flight Controller Systems Handbook (Preliminary Copy)

Creator:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical manuals
Technical drawings
Place:
Moon -- Exploration
Date:
bulk 1970
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one preliminary copy of the Apollo 15 Lunar Module LM-10 Flight Controller Systems Handbook, which consists mostly of tables and drawings. This preliminary copy was used in-house but is incomplete as it lacks Section 7 (EMU), Section 13 (Lunar Surface Equipment), and some of the Section 3 drawings are incomplete.
Biographical / Historical:
The Apollo Lunar Module was the lander built by Grumman Corporation for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to carry a crew of two from lunar orbit to the moon's surface and back to the Command Service Module. Six such craft successfully landed on the Moon between 1969-1972.
Provenance:
Unknown, found in backlog, Gift, 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
Manned space flight  Search this
Lunar excursion module  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Technical drawings
Citation:
Apollo 15 Lunar Module LM-10 Flight Controller Systems Handbook (Preliminary Copy), Accession XXXX-1145, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1145
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2a48f6bfb-a766-4594-ad70-2ca8f03bbe43
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1145

Aircraft Industry Materials

Names:
Convair (Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp)  Search this
Fairchild Aircraft Corp  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Grumman Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Lockheed Aircraft Corp  Search this
Republic Aviation Corporation  Search this
United Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Extent:
1.31 Cubic feet ((4 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical drawings
Technical manuals
Newsletters
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1942-1977
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 1.15 cubic feet of material relating to various aircraft companies including Fairchild Corporation; Lockheed Corporation; Grumman Corporation; Republic Aviation Corporation; United Aircraft Corporation; General Electric; and Convair. The types of material in this collection include employee newsletters; annual reports; technical manuals and reports; technical drawings; and published materials. There are also two black and white photographs in the collection, one of the Grumman G-44 (Widgeon) and one of the Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt. Other specific aircraft mentioned in the collection include the Convair 440 Metropolitan; Republic F-105 Thunderchief; Fairchild F-27 Friendship; Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II; Republic F-84 (P-84) Thunderjet; and the Lockheed L-2000 (SST Proposal).
Provenance:
Jim Iannuzzi, Gift, 2017
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
Genre/Form:
Technical drawings
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Newsletters
Photographs
Citation:
Aircraft Industry Materials, Acc. 2018-0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0023
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg214fa4589-63c0-4c70-8b68-6a0a447c900b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0023

Aviation Technical Manuals Collection [Varsogea]

Extent:
1.81 Cubic feet ((3 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical manuals
Date:
bulk 1969-1979
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 1.8 cubic feet of technical manuals collected by Captain Cornell Aurell Varsogea, USAF , on the following aircraft: Lockheed C-130 Hercules, McDonnell F-4 Phantom II, Martin (Glenn L.) B-57 Canberra Family, Republic F-105 Thunderchief, Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter, and Boeing KC-135.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Cornell Aurell Varsogea, USAF (1947-1985), was a navigator and weapon systems officer. Captain Varsogea was with the 17th Wild Weasel Squadron from 1972-1973, flying Republic F-105 Thunderchiefs in Vietnam; he was with the Roving Ravens, 467th where he flew Martin (Glen L.) EB-57 Canberras, he also flew Lockheed C-130 Hercules with the Reserve unit and from 1977 until his death in 1985 he flew McDonnell F-4 Phantoms with the 191st Fighter Interceptor Group of the Michigan Air National Guard.
Provenance:
Charles Varsogea, Gift, 2012
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
Lockheed C-130 Hercules Family  Search this
McDonnell F-4 (F4H) Phantom II Family  Search this
Republic F-105 Thunderchief Family  Search this
Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter  Search this
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker  Search this
Martin (Glenn L.) B-57 Canberra Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Aviation Technical Manuals Collection [Varsogea], Accession 2012-0029, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2012.0029
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2916a2aaa-2cf3-41fc-a07b-0b5bded6cc25
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2012-0029

Major John Stanley Henderson Collection

Creator:
Henderson, John Stanley.  Search this
Names:
United States. Marine Corps  Search this
Extent:
0.95 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Newspaper clippings
Telegrams
Technical manuals
Awards
Correspondence
Publications
Date:
bulk 1941-1952
Scope and Contents:
Included in this collection are photographs of John Stanley Henderson, fellow servicemen, and airfields; diary and notebooks; flight logs; award citations and military orders; newspaper clippings; a map of the Solomon Islands; phrase books in French and Japanese as well as the CBI Pointie Talkie; pocket guides to Egypt and Australia; The Marines Handbook, seventh edition; telegram relating the death of Major Henderson; Certificate of Death in Service; condolence letters; and Power of Attorney and Last Will and Testament.
Biographical / Historical:
Major John Stanley Henderson (?-1952) joined the US Marine Corps in 1941 and served two tours in the World War II Pacific Theater, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and four Air Medals. He served as a dive bomber pilot at Guadalcanal and a transport pilot on Guam. He was on active duty with the Marine Reserves as Executive Officer of the Marine Air Detachment at NAS Olathe, Kansas, at the time of his death at 33, killed while preparing for his departure to Korea.
Provenance:
Bryn Henderson, Gift, 2005
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
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Medals -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Newspaper clippings
Telegrams
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Awards
Correspondence
Publications
Citation:
Major John Stanley Henderson Collection, Accession number 2005-0015, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0015
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29cd69753-1d39-47cf-bbe7-14eddcdb46f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0015

Sikorsky (S-62A) HH-52A (HU2S-1G) Seaguard (USCG) Manual Collection

Creator:
United States. Coast Guard  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet ((7 boxs))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical manuals
Date:
bulk 1959-1982
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of twenty-four manuals relating to the Sikorsky (S-62A) HH-52A (HU2S-1G) Seaguard (USCG), including Flight, Maintenance, and Structural Repair manuals and Illustrated Parts catalogs. There is also a set of Inspection and Maintenance Work Cards for both the helicopter and engine.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1958, Sikorsky Aircraft anticipated the Coast Guard's long-standing desire for air-sea rescue capability by developing the S-62, an amphibious turbine-powered helicopter that recycled many dynamic components from the S-55, designed in the late 1940s. Ironically, the Coast Guard initially passed in favor of another design, and Sikorsky was forced to market the S-62 for airline service, for which it was not well suited. The Coast Guard eventually came around to the type and ordered 99 of them, which began entering service in 1962 as the HH-52A Seaguard. The Seaguard remained in service until 1989. The aircraft was small enough to deploy aboard cutters, and its amphibious characteristics gave it a degree of safety in over-water operations that was missing in other helicopters. Natural disasters, the emerging war on drugs, and maritime accidents ensured that HH-52 fleet had ample opportunity to demonstrate remarkable feats of heroism.
Provenance:
John Siemens, 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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Sikorsky (S-62A) HH-52A (HU2S-1G) Seaguard (USCG)  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Sikorsky (S-62A) HH-52A (HU2S-1G) Seaguard (USCG) Manual Collection, Accession 2016-0026, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2016.0026
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c8057aa1-bb1a-49b0-9b7f-c9964f7f9fea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2016-0026

Captain Michael Gitt Papers

Creator:
Gitt, Michael.  Search this
Names:
Air Lines Pilots Association (ALPA)  Search this
Colonial Airlines  Search this
Eastern Airlines, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
5.71 Cubic feet (11 document boxes, 1 oversize box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Technical manuals
Legal documents
Financial records
Maps
Date:
1931-2002
bulk 1938-1970
Summary:
Captain Michael Gitt was a pilot for several airlines from 1940 until 1968, most notably Colonial Airlines and Eastern Airlines. This collection consists of materials from Captain Michael Gitt's aviation career, particularly his thirty years as a commercial airline pilot for Colonial Airlines and Eastern Airlines. Of special note are the documents from his 1969 age discrimnation lawsuit regarding the "Age 60" mandatory retirement rule for pilots.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of materials from Captain Michael Gitt's aviation career, particularly his thirty years as a commercial airline pilot. Documents include: flight logs and aviation licenses; applications for employment; aerial negatives and photographs of the New York City area; correspondence, mostly to colleagues at Canadian Colonial Airways, later renamed Colonial Airlines, and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA); Colonial Airlines bulletins and staff newsletters; material relating to his employment at Colonial Airlines, including aircraft manuals for the DC-2 and DC-3; rosters and documentation relating to the Retired Eastern Pilots Association (REPA); and legal briefs and correspondence associated with his age discrimination case against Eastern Airlines in 1969. A small selection of personal materials include correspondence, licenses, housing documentation, and an autobiography and obituaries. There are also materials regarding his wife, Cornelia Gitt, her flight records, and her attempt to organize a Colonial wives safety petition.

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. Materials with personally identifiable information have not been included.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series. Materials within each series are arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Early Aviation Career

Series 2: Canadian Colonial Airways and Colonial Airlines

Series 3: Eastern Airlines

Subseries 3.1: Age 60 Lawsuit

Subseries 3.2: General Eastern Materials and Retired Eastern Pilots Association

Series 4: Logbooks, Licenses, and Cards

Series 5: Personal Materials
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Michael Gitt (1908-2002) was a pilot for several airlines from 1940 until 1968, most notably Colonial Airlines and Eastern Airlines.

Michael A. Gitt learned to fly on a Brunner-Winkle Bird at the Flushing Flying School in 1931. In November 1931, he bought a Buhl Flying Bull Pup and a Taylor Cub E-2 in March 1935. He earned his transport license in 1937. He studied with the Aircraft Radio and Instrument Company at Roosevelt Field. Between 1938 and 1940, he was employed by Aero Service for aerial photography, Bennett Air Service, and Standard Flying Service at Somerset Hills Airport in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

In August 1940, Gitt began his career as a commercial airline pilot with Canadian Colonial Airwayss, which was renamed Colonial Airlines in 1942. In 1956, Eastern Airlines purchased Colonial and Gitt continued his employment with Eastern until he retired as a Senior Captain in 1968.

Gitt was also extremely active with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) union from 1946-1956. He served as chairman of numerous negotiating committees, including the retirement committee and the Colonial #28 Council. Gitt filed many grievances with the airlines on his own behalf over issues such as vacation time, compensation, and seniority. In 1969, he filed one of the first airline pilot age discrimination suits against Eastern Airlines in response to the "Age 60" mandatory retirement rule for pilots.. F. Lee Bailey served as one of his lawyers. His suit was not successful and the mandatory retirement age for airline pilots remained 60 until 2007, when it was changed to 65.

After his retirement from the airlines, Gitt began a second career as director of Marine Activities for the Park District of Great Neck, Long Island, New York. Besides his work and many civic and community organizations that he was involved with, Gitt also fulfilled a dream during the 1970s by earning his glider pilot license. He also was a member of the Retired Eastern Pilots Association (REPA).
Provenance:
Patricia and Brian Gitt, Gift, 2003, NASM.2003.0033
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
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Collective bargaining -- Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Legal documents
Financial records
Maps
Citation:
Captain Michael Gitt Papers, Acc. NASM.2003.0033, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2003.0033
See more items in:
Captain Michael Gitt Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2070e9c2d-c70b-4ed7-8c37-95806cf0a19f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2003-0033
Online Media:

Robert Love Collection

Creator:
Love, Robert J.  Search this
Names:
Northrop Aircraft, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet ((5 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Correspondence
Technical manuals
Date:
bulk 1947-1989
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 3 cubic feet of materials relating to Robert Love's career in aviation: both his military career, especially relating to his exploits in the Korean War; and his civilian career, most notably his time as a test pilot with Northrop and his involvement with the Reno Air Races. This collection consists of the following types of archival material: photographs, color slides, 16 mm motion pictures films, U-matic videos, technical manuals, certificates, military records, correspondence, licenses, individual flight records, Northrop publications, and interviews of Love on audio tape cassettes.
Biographical / Historical:
Major Robert J. "Bob" Love (1917-1986) had an impressive military and civilian aviation career. Born in Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, his family moved to New York when he was young. Love learned to fly in 1940 and before the United States entered World War II, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the United States joined the war, Love joined the United States Army Air Corps and flew a variety of aircraft, including Lockheed P-38s and North American P-51 Mustangs, but was kept in a training command stateside. Love represented the USAF in the 1947 and 1949 Cleveland Air Races. In the late 1940s, Love left the Air Corps to become a Commanding Officer in the Air National Guard. His unit was activated for the Korean War, and he was eventually transferred to the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, where he flew North American F-86 Sabre jets. He flew over 50 combat missions between January - March 1952 and became an ace by shooting down six MiG MiG-15 Fagots. After the Korean War, Love left the military to become a test pilot for Northrop Aircraft where he tested the Northrop F-89 Scorpion, Northrop F-20 (F-5G) Tigershark, and Northrop T-38 Talon. After his stint at Northrop, he spent time in Central America as a mercenary fighter pilot in the wars between El Salvador and Nicaragua, and later tried to establish a rubber tree plantation in Guatemala. He returned to the United States and had a career flying as an executive pilot for a number of firms, including for Golden Industries. In 1964, Love raced a Mustang in the inaugural Reno Air Races; he crossed the finish line first, but lost the championship on points based on previous heats. He continued to be active in the Reno Races and for many years was the official Reno Race Check Pilot, approving new race pilots and recently modified World War II fighter-racers. Love was also active in the western United States air show circuit where he had a featured aerobatic act flying his Mustang P-51D.
Provenance:
Ron Burda, 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  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Test pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Correspondence
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Robert Love Collection, Accession 2013-0057, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0057
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2027c881c-b8e0-4dc6-aba1-d462b30142b6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0057

Cecil P. Northrop Airline Wartime Training Institute (AWTI) Collection

Names:
Airline Wartime Training Institute (AWTI)  Search this
Pennsylvania Central Airlines  Search this
Extent:
0.79 Cubic feet (2 letter document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Logs (records)
Training manuals
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Date:
1931-1943
Summary:
This collection consists of material relating to Cecil P. Northrop's aviation career with the Pennsylvania Central Airlines and the Airline Wartime Training Institute (AWTI).
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material relating to Cecil P. Northrop's aviation career with the Pennsylvania Central Airlines and the Airline Wartime Training Institute (AWTI). The following types of material are included: correspondence, photographs, technical manuals, training instructions, pilot licenses, reports, newspaper articles, and log books.
Arrangement:
...
Biographical / Historical:
Cecil P. Northrop (1901-1949) attended the State University Of New York Maritime College, graduating as a Merchant Marine Officer. After leaving the Merchant Marines, he spent a few years as a newspaper publisher and journalist before taking up flying. Northrop worked for Fairchild as a test pilot and then joined Pennsylvania Central Airlines as a pilot. He was also a pilot training supervisor for the Airline Wartime Training Institute (AWTI) during World War II. The AWTI was an unincorporated association of nineteen American airlines that was formed in August 1942 to meet the need for air transport personnel to support the war effort. In October 1943, AWTI was formally disbanded, having met the needs of Air Transport Command through the training of approximately 12,000 flight crew and 35,000 ground personnel. Northrop retired from the airlines in 1942 due to heart problems.
Provenance:
William B Northrop, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0061
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
Technical manuals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Logs (records)
Training manuals -- 21st century
Correspondence -- 19th-20th century
Photographic prints
Citation:
Cecil P.Northrop Airline Wartime Training Institute (AWTI) Collection, NASM.2018.0061, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0061
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25f174571-0525-45b9-8f8f-fcd8b4ae350b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0061

Angela Shaw Collection

Creator:
Shaw, Angela  Search this
Names:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
0.92 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Printouts
Correspondence
Publications
Technical manuals
Menus
Date:
bulk 1968-1992
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of materials gathered by Angela Shaw during her time at Pan Am including eleven menus from various routes; a large 1992 wall calendar featuring color illustrations of areas serviced by Pan Am; two unused Travel Card passes; two unused luggage tags; an unused luggage identification label; thirty-three unused color post cards of various sizes, some duplicates, showing various Pan Am and Altair aircraft, various locations serviced by Pan Am, and important moments in the company's history; two copies of Angela Shaw's Duty Director - Operations Control business card; the October 1989 issue of Pan Am Clipper newsletter featuring an article about Operations Control and Angela Shaw; identification badge issued to Shaw on the occasion of Ronald Reagan's trip to Ireland, Normandy and the London Economic Summit in 1984; two 1968 employee stock purchase certificates in Shaw's name; Altair Airlines cabin safety cards for the Douglas DC-9-32 and the Fokker F.28 Fellowship; a brochure promoting Altair; Pan Am's 1968 Annual Report; "The First 50 years of Pan Am" booklet; an unused iron-on transfer with an illustration of various airline crew trying to right the upside down Pan Am "world" logo and the words "Let's ALL pull together - we CAN turn it around!;" seven issues of Pan Am Flight Ops newsletter; one issue of "Crosscheck Flight Safety Dialogue" published by Pan Am; Pan Am Emergency Manual; 1988 Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular telling airlines how to disperse their fleet in the event of a nuclear attack on the United States; scroll of teletype message sent from the Command Post to the field during the crash of Pan Am Flight 103 that went down in Lockerbie, Scotland and the Command Post Log for this crash; April 27, 1992 issue of Time magazine and January 2 and 9, 1989 issues of Newsweek magazine with cover stories on the Pan Am Flight 103 crash (there is also a photocopy of the January 2 Newsweek article); Command Post Log dealing with the 1991 Soviet coup d'├ętat attempt including air traffic regulation and possible evacuation of Embassy personnel; folder of Security Task Force Wires and Security Alert Bulletins from New York Operations Control including information on potential terrorist threats and types of behaviors that should label a traveler as suspicious; three air traffic pattern charts that could be used to assist in rerouting aircraft as necessary; Pan American System Control Center Daily Log entries for the period of December 15, 1989 through January 2, 1989 describing incidents such as bomb threats, suspicious travelers, and aircraft delays; copy of Military Airlift Command Regulation 55-8 dealing with operations of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF); 1990 memo from United States Air Force to civil air carriers regarding chemical warfare defense for CRAF; memo containing annual refresher briefing updates to the "Industrial Security Manual" for all Pan Am employees holding CRAF Security Clearance; photocopy of a letter from Albert E. Brockob (Pan Am pilot) to Colonel Ronald N. Priddy, USAF regarding a CRAF mission during Operation Desert Storm during which the aircraft encountered Scud missile alerts with a copy of the flight crew report and copy of an Aviation Week & Space Technology article about the incident attached; Fall 1990 issue of Airlift: The Journal of the Airlift Operations School featuring information on defensive systems for airlifters; one folder of airport security memos and various security alerts issued by Pan Am and the Federal Aviation Administration including information on terrorist threats, political unrest, and other incidents; a folder of blank airline forms and charts including crew member's U.S. customs declarations, North Atlantic Plotting Chart, takeoff computations forms, aircraft allowable ramp weight computation chart, balance computer, loading planner and sheets, aircraft movement message, fuel loading instructions, and a Douglas DC-8-63 load manifest; and one folder of newspaper and magazine articles regarding terrorism and travel.
Biographical / Historical:
Pan American World Airways was active in the airline industry from 1927, when it established a regular scheduled international service, to its bankruptcy in late 1991. Pan American was the first American airline to operate a permanent international air service. From its first route between Key West and Havana, Pan Am extended its routes into the rest of the Caribbean, Central America and South America. In 1936, Pan Am inaugurated passenger service in the Pacific, and began service in the Atlantic in 1939. Pan Am started around-the-world commercial air service in 1947. Besides setting many "firsts" with routes, Pan Am also established "firsts" in the aircraft technology they chose, such as being the first to use Boeing Model 747s in regular scheduled services. Angela Shaw was the Duty Director - Operations Control.
Provenance:
Angela Shaw, Gift, 2008
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
Airline passenger security screening  Search this
Airlines -- Safety measures  Search this
Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988  Search this
Genre/Form:
Printouts
Correspondence
Publications
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Menus
Citation:
Angela Shaw Collection, Accession 2008-0043, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0043
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg260132c2b-8753-4a0b-899c-3c31afb1c4a6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0043

Seaboard & Western Airlines Collection [Hill]

Creator:
Hill, David O.  Search this
Names:
Canadair  Search this
Federal Express Corporation  Search this
Flying Tiger Line  Search this
International Air Transport Association  Search this
John F. Kennedy International Airport  Search this
Seaboard & Western Airlines  Search this
United States. Air Force. Military Air Transport Service  Search this
Jackson, Richard M.  Search this
Norden, Arthur  Search this
Norden, Raymond  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 record center box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuals
Memoranda
Annual reports
Newsletters
Date:
undated
Summary:
This collection consists of the complete set of Seaboard & Western Airlines annual reports, from 1947-1979, as well as the following two Seaboard & Western technical manuals: Canadair CL-44 Operating Manual and a Lockheed Model 1049 Super Constellation Flight Manual. In the Lockheed 1049 manual, there is also a Lockheed 1049 exam (completed by Lawrence Nelson), a memo, and two issues of "Canadair Service News", one from October 1960 and one from September/October 1961.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the complete set of Seaboard & Western Airlines annual reports, from 1947-1979, as well as the following two Seaboard & Western technical manuals: Canadair CL-44 Operating Manual and a Lockheed Model 1049 Super Constellation Flight Manual. In the Lockheed 1049 manual, there is also a Lockheed 1049 exam (completed by Lawrence Nelson), a memo, and two issues of Canadair Service News, one from October 1960 and one from September/October 1961.
Arrangement:
The Seaboard & Western Airlines Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Seaboard & Western Airlines was founded by Arthur and Raymond Norden. These brothers were both World War II veterans of the Army's Air Transport Command. Over a 33 year period the airline these men helped create established itself as the preeminent carrier of cargo on the world's richest trade routes. This airline was the first to fly an all-cargo flight across the Atlantic, the first to land and takeoff at Idlewild (now John F. Kennedy) Airport, the first to fly support for the Berlin Airlift, the first to fly a Military Air Transport Service (MATS) charter, the first to support Pacific Airlift for the Korean Conflict (with a planeload of Air Force fighter pilots), the first to order and operate the Lockheed 1049D Super Constellation, the first to order and operate the Douglas DC-8-55, the first to order and operate the DC-8-63 CF, the first to order and operate the Boeing 747F (first 747 built as a freighter from the beginning of its production), the first all-cargo airline to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the first airline in the world to equip its entire fleet with Inertial Navigation Systems. On April 4th, 1961 the company's name changed to Seaboard World Airlines after Richard M. Jackson was brought in as the new Chairman and President. On October 1, 1980 Seaboard World Airlines was absorbed by The Flying Tiger Line, Inc., and on December 16, 1988 The Flying Tiger Line, Inc., was absorbed by the Federal Express Corporation.
Provenance:
David O. Hill, 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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Cargo  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Airlift, Military  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- Blockade, 1948-1949  Search this
Inertial navigation  Search this
Lockheed Model 1049D Super Constellation  Search this
Douglas DC-8-55  Search this
Douglas DC-8-63 (Super DC-8)  Search this
Canadair CL-44 (CC-106 Yukon)  Search this
Boeing 747 Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Memoranda
Annual reports -- 20th century
Newsletters
Citation:
Seaboard & Western Airlines Collection [Hill], Accession 2002-0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0041
See more items in:
Seaboard & Western Airlines Collection [Hill]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2ad213c63-c253-49c9-9f41-0a71770c4790
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0041
Online Media:

Edward Lee Tilton, III Collection

Creator:
Tilton, Edward Lee, III.  Search this
Extent:
10.45 Cubic feet ((9 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Photographic prints
Technical manuals
Date:
1950s-2000s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 8.86 cubic feet of records relating to Edward Lee Tilton, III's career in the aerospace field. The bulk of the material pertains to Tilton's time at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), although Tilton's time at GE and the MITRE Corporation are represented as well. Types of material in this collection include correspondence; press releases; technical reports; biographical and personnel information; publications; news clippings; meeting agendas and presentations; notebooks; photographs; and Apollo program flight plans. Topics represented in the collection include the Apollo program; Skylab; remote sensing; National Space Policy; NASA operations and management; Space Station; commercial development of space; the Space Shuttle program; civil space issues; the Global Disaster Information Network (GDIN); the Earth Resources Laboratory; and the future of space exploration.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Lee Tilton, III began his career with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1964 at Johnson Space Center. Tilton supervised the development and utilization of dynamic simulation facilities and the manned space flight guidance and instrument control components for the Apollo and Skylab programs, including lead technical responsibility for the Astronaut Maneuvering Unit. In the 1970s, Tilton moved to work on developing remote sensing techniques from aircraft and space systems at the Earth Resources Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, becoming Deputy Director in 1977. During the 1980s, Tilton relocated to NASA headquarters working first with the Defense Intelligence Agency and later he became the first Chairman of Program Planning for the newly formed Space Station Task Force. Tilton worked on many projects during his time at NASA headquarters including helping to form the Space Station Utilization Division; serving as Manager of Civil Needs for the National Space Transportation and Support Division; being appointed to the NASA Senior Executive Service; serving on a team to rewrite the President's National Space Policy; and directing the development of the Commercially Developed Space Facility (CDSF). In 1988, Tilton returned to Stennis Space Center as the Director of Science and Technology with responsibilities that included testing, information and sensor system development, commercialization of space, and chairing the steering committee for Higher Education at the Center. Tilton retired from NASA in 1990 and joined GE Government Services working to develop civil space strategies and new initiatives in the Space and Aeronautics Services Division. Tilton joined the MITRE Corporation in 1991 where he held a variety of positions dealing with civil space issues, research and development, and supporting various government contracts. Tilton now serves as the Director of Engineering for Brimtek, Inc.
Provenance:
Lee Tilton, 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:
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Photographic prints
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Edward Lee Tilton, III Collection, Accession 2014-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2014.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2933f1c64-6ed8-4b5b-9756-10f12ba0663a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2014-0014

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