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S. Fred Singer Papers

Creator:
Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-  Search this
Names:
National Environmental Satellite Center (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Department of Commerce  Search this
United States. Department of Transportation  Search this
United States. Department of the Interior  Search this
United States. Office of Naval Research  Search this
University of Maryland at College Park  Search this
University of Miami. School of Environmental and Planetary Science  Search this
University of Virginia  Search this
Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-  Search this
Extent:
54.5 Cubic feet ((50 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Photographs
Drawings
Financial records
Notes
Correspondence
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1953-1989
bulk 1960-1980
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Singer's personal papers. The material consists of correspondence and research files, as well as financial records. The collection covers Singer's career beginning with his tenure at Maryland and continued through his retirement in 1989.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Siegfried Fred Singer (1924- ) is a professor, physicist, and administrator. Singer emigrated to the United States from Vienna in 1940 (naturalized 1944) and attended Ohio State University (BEE 1943; D.Sc. (honorary) 1970) and Princeton (AM 1944, Ph.D. (physics) 1948). He taught briefly as a doctoral candidate at Princeton (1943-44) before joining the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as a physicist (1946-50). He acted as the Office of Naval Research Scientific Liaison Officer at the US Embassy in London (1950-53), then joined the faculty of the University of Maryland (assoc. professor, physics 1953-59; professor 1959-62). He continued to alternate between public and academic positions, working at the National Weather Satellite Center, Department of Commerce (Director, 1962-64); School of Environmental and Planetary Science, University of Miami (Dean, 1964-67); Department of the Interior (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water Quality and Research, 1967-70); University of Virginia (Professor, Environmental Science, 1971-87); and the Department of Transportation (Chief Scientist, 1987-89). Singer authored a number of papers and articles on astrophysics, space exploration, and environmental issues and was involved in formulating public policies on these topics.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
S. Fred Singer, gift, 1989, 1989-0130, 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:
Astrophysics  Search this
Environmental sciences  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Photographs
Drawings
Financial records
Notes
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0130
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0130

J. Gordon Vaeth Collection

Creator:
Vaeth, J. Gordon (Joseph Gordon), 1921-2012  Search this
Names:
LZ 120 Bodensee (Airship)  Search this
LZ 129 Hindenburg (Airship)  Search this
Project Helios  Search this
Project Skyhook  Search this
United States. Navy -- Aviation  Search this
United States. Navy. Naval Airship Program  Search this
United States. Office of Naval Research  Search this
ZR-1 Shenandoah (Airship)  Search this
ZR-3 Los Angeles (Airship)  Search this
ZRS-4 Akron (Airship)  Search this
ZRS-5 Macon (Airship)  Search this
Vaeth, J. Gordon (Joseph Gordon), 1921-2012  Search this
Extent:
1.97 Cubic feet (4 legal document boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Publications
Clippings
Reports
Date:
1908-1992
Summary:
This collection, compiled by J. Gorden Vaeth, consists of documents, reports, news clippings, scrapbooks, publications, and photographs relating to rigid and non-rigid airships worldwide.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of documents, reports, news clippings, scrapbooks, publications, and photographs relating to rigid and non-rigid airships worldwide, including the USS Shenandoah; USS Akron; USS Macon; USS Los Angeles; Schütte-Lanz; R-23; TC-14: and the Zeppelins Hindenburg and Bodensee. It was compiled by J. Gordon Vaeth for personal and research reasons.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged by type of material. Most publications are housed individually in folders.
Biographical / Historical:
J. Gordon Vaeth (1921-2012) was an accomplished author and historian on the subject of airships. He was known as the 'leader of the airship underground' during his earlier days with the Naval Airship Program at the start of World War II. During his active duty in the U. S. Navy (1942-1946), he was assigned to Commander Airship Patrol Group One, later Commander Fleet, Airships, Atlantic, then to Naval Air Station Lakehurst. He entered civilian life in 1947, continuing to work with programs relating to airships, including at the Office of Naval Research, the Helios Project, and on Skyhook. Vaeth held many positions for the federal government and was the director of systems engineering for the National Environmental Satellite Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the time of his retirement. Vaeth was a frequent lecturer, including appearances in television documentaries, as well as the author of numerous professional articles and books.
General:
Additional materials: Mr. Vaeth also donated a number of books and volumes of "The Airship Quarterly" which are housed in National Air and Space Museum Branch Library.
Provenance:
J. Gordon Vaeth, Gift, 1993, NASM.1994.0011
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:
Airships  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
United States Navy TC-14 (Airship)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Publications
Clippings
Reports
Citation:
J. Gordon Vaeth Collection, NASM.1994.0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0011
See more items in:
J. Gordon Vaeth Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0011

Gordon G. Lill Papers

Creator::
Lill, Gordon G.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Scientific illustrations
Place:
Funafuti Atoll (Tuvalu)
Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)
Date:
1951 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of two notebooks written by geophysicist Gordon G. Lill (1918-1996) during his time with the United States Office of Naval Research. These notebooks concern the core materials from the Funafuti and Bikini Atolls. Materials also include scientific illustrations.
Topic:
Geophysics  Search this
Geophysicists  Search this
Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Scientific illustrations
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-009, Gordon G. Lill Papers
Identifier:
Accession 16-009
See more items in:
Gordon G. Lill Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-009

Stratolab-High 5 Voice Communications Recordings and Transcript

Creator:
United States. Office of Naval Research  Search this
Names:
Prather, Victor A.  Search this
Ross, Malcolm D., 1919-1985  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Magnetic tapes
Date:
bulk 1961
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two reels of magnetic tape recordings and three copies of the transcript of these tapes which runs to 42 pages plus a cover sheet. The tapes contain in-flight voice transmissions from the Stratolab-High 5 flight.
Biographical / Historical:
The Stratolab program was a series of manned balloon flights undertaken by the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research to perform high-altitude experiments. The first flight of the Stratolab program took place on August 10, 1956 and set an altitude record for an open gondola. Stratolab-High 5 launched on May 4, 1961 from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Antietam in the Gulf of Mexico. The pilot was Commander Malcolm D. Ross of the Office of Naval Research and the observer was Lieutenant Commander Victor A. Prather, Jr. of the Naval Medical Research Institute. One of the objectives of Stratolab-High 5 was to test space suits above 99% of the Earth's atmosphere. The suits worn by Ross and Prather were slightly modified Mercury space suits that had the controls and gauges placed where they were easily reached and read and contained a liquid mixture that could be sipped through a tube fixed inside the helmet. Both men were wired to record physiological data which was automatically relayed to medical personnel aboard the aircraft carrier. The gondola, designed by Winzen Research, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was fitted with floats for an ocean landing and carried two radios. The balloon was the largest ever used for manned flight with a volume of 10 million cubic feet. The complete craft, balloon and gondola, was 483 feet tall at launch. Stratolab-High 5 set an altitude record for manned balloon flight by reaching 113,740 feet during the mission. Stratolab High-5 landed safely in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of the flight and Ross was recovered safely by helicopters but Prather was killed when he slipped off the hoist and drowned.
Provenance:
Department of the Navy, Navy Historical Center, 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:
Stratolab Program  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Magnetic tapes
Citation:
Stratolab-High 5 Voice Communications Recordings and Transcript, Accession 2009-0003, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2009.0003
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2009-0003

Stratospheric Ballooning (Skyhook) Collection

Creator:
United States. Office of Naval Research  Search this
Names:
Project Helios  Search this
Project Skyhook  Search this
United States. Office of Naval Research  Search this
Vanguard (Artificial satellite)  Search this
Extent:
2.18 Cubic Feet ((2 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Press releases
Clippings
Reports
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1940s-1960s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of photographs, correspondence, reports, clippings and press kits, mostly centering on the following ballooning topics: Project Skyhook, Project Helios, Stratoscope I and II and Stratolab. There is also material on general ballooning events, the Vanguard satellite and the VTOL.
Biographical / Historical:
The stratospheric balloon flights of Auguste Piccard in 1931-1932 changed the way people thought about conquering the stratosphere and began a race to the stratosphere via the balloon which rivaled the race to the moon in the 1960s. The ballooning of the 1930s, including Auguste and Jean Piccards' work and the Explorer flights, led to Project Helios during the 1940s. Project Helios, in turn, led to Skyhook, Stratolab and modern scientific ballooning. These modern projects, i.e., Project Skyhook, allowed longer look times than sounding rockets and were far more economical. Furthermore, they were valuable in obtaining data for both scientific missions and military interests.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Office of Naval Research, Gift, 1993, 1993-0050, Public Domain
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
Rockets, Sounding  Search this
Vertically rising aircraft  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Balloons, Sounding  Search this
Stratoscope I  Search this
Stratoscope II  Search this
Stratolab Program  Search this
Project Vanguard  Search this
Genre/Form:
Press releases
Clippings
Reports
Correspondence
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0050
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0050

Rear Admiral Leonidas Dixon Coates, Jr. (left) and Dr. John Ritter Olive (right)

Subject:
Coates, Leonidas Dixon 1907-  Search this
Olive, John Ritter 1916-1974  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research  Search this
American Institute of Biological Sciences  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1963
Topic:
Biology  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-3863]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393658

Manpower Research and Advisory Services Records, 1971-1994

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Provost for the Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Sinaiko, H. Wallace  Search this
Inter-university Seminar on Armed Forces and Society  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Science  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for the Sciences  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research Manpower Research and Development Program Committee  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Research Manpower Research and Advisory Services  Search this
Physical description:
8 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Clippings
Brochures
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Date:
1971
1971-1994
Topic:
Military readiness  Search this
Military research  Search this
Military service, Voluntary  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00770
See more items in:
Manpower Research and Advisory Services Records 1971-1994 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Provost for the Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220178

Fishes of the Gilbert Islands

Author:
Randall, John E. 1924-  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research  Search this
Physical description:
243 p. 2 maps. 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Gilbert Islands
Date:
1955
Topic:
Fishes  Search this
Call number:
QL636.5.G4 R188
QL636.5.G4R188
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_130911

Transonic aerodynamics : technical papers selected from the Transonic Perspective Symposium, Moffett Field, California, February 18-20, 1981 / edited by David Nixon

Author:
Transonic Perspective Symposium (1981 : Moffett Field, Calif.)  Search this
Nixon, David 1947-  Search this
Ames Research Center Aerodynamics Research Branch  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research Fluid Dynamics Branch  Search this
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 669 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Aerodynamics, Transonic  Search this
Call number:
TL571 .T77 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_149503

The marine Ichthyofauna of St. Andrew Bay, Florida, and nearshore habitats of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico / by Norman G. Vick

Author:
Vick, Norman G  Search this
Texas A and M Research Foundation  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research  Search this
Physical description:
76, 7 leaves : maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico, Gulf of
Florida
Saint Andrew Bay
Date:
1964
Topic:
Marine biology  Search this
Fishes  Search this
Call number:
QL628.F6 V53 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_728977

Archaeological survey of Eskimo, or earlier, material in the vicinity of Point Barrow, Alaska

Author:
Carter, W. K  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research  Search this
Arctic Institute of North America  Search this
Physical description:
6 v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Barrow, Point
Barrow, Point (Alaska)
Date:
1954
1966
1954-1966]
Topic:
Eskimos--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E99.E7 C37 1954
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_737084

Proceedings / Ship Technology and Research (STAR) Symposium

Title:
STAR proceedings
Author:
Ship Technology and Research (STAR) Symposium  Search this
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (U.S.)  Search this
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (U.S.) Spring Meeting  Search this
United States Maritime Administration Office of Commercial Development  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research  Search this
International Marine Systems Design Conference (3rd : 1988 : Pittsburgh, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1975
Topic:
Marine engineering  Search this
Naval architecture  Search this
Ocean engineering  Search this
Shipbuilding  Search this
Merchant marine  Search this
Marine resources  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767204

Mechanical behavior of crystalline solids ; proceedings of a symposium, April 28-29, 1962. Held under the auspices of the Ceramic Educational Council of the American Ceramic Society, with the cooperation of the National Bureau of Standards, and under the sponsorship of the Edward Orton Junior Ceramic Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. The symposium took place at the 64th annual meeting of the American Ceramic Society in New York City

Author:
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Ceramic Educational Council  Search this
Edward Orton Junior Ceramic Foundation (Ohio State University)  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research  Search this
American Ceramic Society. Meeting (64th : 1962 : New York)  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 113 p. : ill ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1963
Topic:
Dislocations in crystals  Search this
Crystallography  Search this
Solids  Search this
Call number:
QD945 .M43 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776559

Deep-sea lobsters of the families Polychelidae and Nephropidae (Crustacea, Decapoda) in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea / by Richard William Firth, Jr. and Willis E. Pequegnat

Author:
Firth, Richard William Jr  Search this
Pequegnat, Willis E. 1914-  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research Contract N00014-68-A-0308-0002, Project NR 083-036  Search this
Texas A and M Research Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 106 leaves : ill., diagrs., tables ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
Topic:
Lobsters  Search this
Call number:
QL444.M33 F555 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_783522

Kusaiean acculturation : final report / of James L. Lewis

Title:
Coordinated investigation of Micronesian anthropology, 1947-1949
Author:
Lewis, James L  Search this
National Research Council (U.S.) Pacific Science Board  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research  Search this
Viking Fund  Search this
Physical description:
124 p. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Micronesia
Kosrae
Kosrae (Micronesia)
Date:
1949
1949?]
Topic:
Acculturation  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DU568.K57 L49 1949
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_615075

Marine science of the Arabian Sea : proceedings of an international conference / editors, Mary-Frances Thompson, Nasima M. Tirmizi

Author:
Thompson, Mary-Frances  Search this
Tirmizi, Nasima M  Search this
University of Karachi  Search this
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council  Search this
Pakistan University Grants Commission  Search this
Special Science Programs (American Institute of Biological Sciences)  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research  Search this
Physical description:
xxxviii, 658 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arabian Sea
Date:
1988
Topic:
Marine biology--Congresses  Search this
Marine sciences--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
QH94.2 .M37 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_518416

Proceedings of the first National Coastal and Shallow Water Research Conference, October, 1961, Baltimore, Maryland, Los Angeles, California, Tallahassee, Florida / edited by D. S. Gorsline ; sponsored by The National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research

Title:
First National Coastal and Shallow Water Research Conference
Author:
National Coastal and Shallow Water Research Conference (1st : 1961 : Baltimore, Md., etc.)  Search this
Gorsline, Donn S  Search this
National Science Foundation (U.S.)  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1962
Topic:
Oceanography  Search this
Marine biology  Search this
Coasts  Search this
Call number:
GC2 .N277 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_568061

Proceedings of the fourth Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 12, 13, 14 April 1966 / sponsored by Office of Naval Research, Geography Branch, and Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories ; scientific advisor, National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council

Author:
Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (4th : 1966 : University of Michigan)  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research Geography Branch  Search this
Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories (U.S.)  Search this
University of Michigan Willow Run Laboratories  Search this
Physical description:
xl, 871 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1966
Topic:
Remote sensing  Search this
Geophysics--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
QE33.2.R4 S98 1966
QE33.2.R4S98 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412596

Shark attack against man : a program of data reduction and analysis

Author:
Baldridge, H. David (Henry David) 1924-  Search this
Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota, Fla.)  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research Oceanic Biology Programs  Search this
Physical description:
[69], 19, 3 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
Topic:
Shark attacks  Search this
Sharks--Behavior  Search this
Call number:
QL638.93 .B17s 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_424902

Sensitivity and behavioral reaction of sharks to electric stimuli and recording of brain activity with chronic implanted electrodes / prepared for the Office of Naval Research, Biology Branch

Author:
Agalides, Eugene  Search this
General Dynamics Corporation Electronics Division  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
[1967]
Topic:
Sharks  Search this
Sharks--Anatomy  Search this
Sharks--Behavior  Search this
Call number:
QL638.9 .A25 1967
QL638.9.A25 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_424913

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