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James Webb - Arthur Raymond Correspondence

Creator:
Raymond, Arthur  Search this
Names:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-1992  Search this
Extent:
0.39 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
bulk 1933-1976
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the correspondence, notes, and official documents between NASA Administrator James Webb and Arthur Raymond, NASA consultant, 1961-1976. The correspondence covers a range of topics including policy evaluation, commentary, and recommendations relating to NASA's relationship with government, industry, universities and the military with specific references to the Apollo program, Dyna Soar project, and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory. There is also a folder containing correspondence and miscellaneous documents from Raymond's tenure as consultant to the RAND Corporation and a folder of correspondence between Raymond and James H. Kindelberger relating to the Douglas DC-1.
Biographical / Historical:
James E. Webb (1906 -1992) received an A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1928. Webb joined the United States Marine Corps in 1930 and completed naval aviator training at the United States Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. In 1936, he was admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia after completing evening law courses at George Washington University and began his government career as a secretary to Representative Edward W. Pou of North Carolina. From 1936 to 1943 Webb held several executive positions at Sperry Gyroscope, but returned to the Marine Corps during World War II, where he served as commander of an aviation wing. After the war Webb worked in the United States Treasury Department, was appointed Director of the Budget by President Truman, and in 1949 he was reassigned by presidential appointment to the State Department where he served as Undersecretary of State. Webb left the State Department in 1952, and worked in the private sector for such companies as Kerr-McGee Oil Industries of Oklahoma, and as director of McDonnell Aircraft and president of Educational Services Incorporated. In 1961 Webb returned to the government when he was appointed Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In almost eight years of service Webb led NASA as it expanded from an agency with 17,000 employees and a {dollar}900 million budget to an agency with 34,000 employees and a {dollar}5.2 billion budget. During Webb's administration NASA successfully carried out Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Ranger, Surveyor, Lunar Orbiter, Nimbus, Tiros, and a host of other scientific and engineering programs.
Arthur Raymond (1899-1999) was the Chief Engineer at Douglas and his team built the DC-3. After retiring from Douglas in 1960, Mr. Raymond was a special consultant to James E. Webb, NASA's administrator. Raymond was put in charge of supervising outside contractors on both the Gemini and Apollo space projects until 1969. In November 1991, Raymond received the National Air and Space Museum Trophy for lifetime achievement.
Provenance:
Martin Collins, Transfer, 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
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Citation:
James Webb - Arthur Raymond Correspondence, Accession 2017-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0030

Senator Robert Samuel Kerr (left) and James Edwin Webb (right)

Subject:
Kerr, Robert S (Robert Samuel) 1896-1963  Search this
Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-1992  Search this
United States Congress Senate  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5260]
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_393553

Senator Robert Samuel Kerr (left) and James Edwin Webb (right)

Subject:
Kerr, Robert S (Robert Samuel) 1896-1963  Search this
Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-1992  Search this
United States Congress Senate  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Space flight  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5261]
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_393554

Reception for James E. Webb and Harry F. Guggenheim

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Guggenheim, Harry Frank 1890-1971  Search this
Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-1992  Search this
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1966
February 21, 1966
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-826R1]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371756

Reception for James E. Webb and Harry F. Guggenheim

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Guggenheim, Harry Frank 1890-1971  Search this
Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-1992  Search this
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1966
February 21, 1966
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-826R2]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371757

Presentation of Collier Trophy

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Humphrey, Hubert H (Hubert Horatio) 1911-1978  Search this
Dryden, Hugh L (Hugh Latimer) 1898-1965  Search this
Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-1992  Search this
Dryden, Elizabeth  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1966
October 19, 1966
Topic:
Collier Trophy  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-943R2]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371908

Presentation of Collier Trophy

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Humphrey, Hubert H (Hubert Horatio) 1911-1978  Search this
Dryden, Hugh L (Hugh Latimer) 1898-1965  Search this
Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-1992  Search this
Dryden, Elizabeth  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1966
October 19, 1966
Topic:
Collier Trophy  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-943R1]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371952

The man who ran the moon : James E. Webb and the secret history of Project Apollo / by Piers Bizony

Author:
Bizony, Piers  Search this
Subject:
Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-1992  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration History  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.) History  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 242 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Manned space flight--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_812841

The conquest of space. Paintings by Chesley Bonestell; text by Willy Ley

Author:
Ley, Willy 1906-1969  Search this
Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-1992 DSI  Search this
Ill:
Bonestell, Chesley  Search this
Former owner:
Edwards, L. K (Lawrence K.) DSI  Search this
Signer:
Schirra, Wally DSI  Search this
Borman, Frank 1928- DSI  Search this
Shepard, Alan B (Alan Bartlett) 1923- DSI  Search this
McDonnell, James S. 1899-1980 DSI  Search this
Boushey, Homer A. 1909-2000 DSI  Search this
Root, L. E. DSI  Search this
Clarke, Arthur Charles 1917- DSI  Search this
Bonestell, Chesley DSI  Search this
Fletcher, James Chipman 1919- DSI  Search this
Crippen, Robert L. DSI  Search this
Young, John (John Watts) 1930- DSI  Search this
Yardley, John F. 1925-2001 DSI  Search this
Aldrin, Buzz DSI  Search this
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012 DSI  Search this
Ride, Sally DSI  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. illus. (part col.) 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Moon
Date:
1949
Topic:
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Planets  Search this
Space flight in art  Search this
Call number:
TL793.5 .L49 1949
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_734828

Powering Apollo : James E. Webb of NASA / W. Henry Lambright

Author:
Lambright, W. Henry 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-1992  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Officials and employees Biography  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
Topic:
Government executives--Biography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_480007

Phase-locked loop with sideband rejecting properties / James E. Webb

Author:
Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-1992  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
Topic:
Continuous wave radar  Search this
Call number:
TK6592.C65 W36 1966
TK6592.C65W36 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_213738

Space age management; the large-scale approach [by] James E. Webb

Author:
Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-1992  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 173 p. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]
Topic:
Management  Search this
Call number:
HD31 .W366
HD31.W366
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_11436

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