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Lockheed Vega "Winnie Mae," Arts and Industries Building

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S. : 1906-1937)  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Division of History  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1936
Circa 1936
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B43_F37_001]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402082
Online Media:

Lockheed Vega "Winnie Mae," Arts and Industries Building

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S. : 1906-1937)  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Division of History  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1936
Circa 1936
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B43_F37_002]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402083
Online Media:

Lockheed Vega "Winnie Mae," Arts and Industries Building

Creator:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S. : 1906-1937)  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Division of History  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 3 x 3;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1936
February 19, 1936
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B43_F37_003]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402084
Online Media:

Oral history interviews with Walter R. Roderick, 1986-1987

Interviewee:
Roderick, Walter R  Search this
Creator:
Ewing, Susan E  Search this
Subject:
Roderick, Walter R  Search this
Chalkley, Edward B  Search this
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Male, Walter  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Silver Hill Facility  Search this
Capital Airlines  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1986
1986-1987
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Douglas World Cruiser (Airplane)  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Vin Fiz (Airplane)  Search this
Restoration  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009590
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217758

Walter R. Roderick Interviews

Creator:
Roderick, Walter R. interviewee  Search this
Extent:
2 audiotapes (reference copies).
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1986-1987
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Smith was interviewed for the Smithsonian Institution Archives Oral History Collection because of her service as a librarian and administrator with Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
Descriptive Entry:
Roderick was interviewed by Susan E. Ewing, a University of Maryland student and Technical Information Specialist for the NASM Archives, in 1986 and 1987. The interviews cover his youth; education; career in the U.S. Air Force, Capital Airlines, and NASM; restoration of such famous aircraft as the Winnie Mae, Vin Fiz, and Douglas World Cruiser; opening of NASM and Paul E. Garber Facility; and reminiscences of colleagues, including Edward B. Chalkley, Paul E. Garber, and Walter Male. The collection consists of 3.0 hours of audiotape recording, 78 pages of transcript, and occupies 0.5 linear feet of shelf space. In total, this collection includes 2 original audiotape cassettes, 3 preservation 5" reel-to-reel audiotapes, and 2 reference audiotape cassettes.
Historical Note:
Walter R. Roderick (1935- ), aircraft restoration specialist, served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956. During these years, he gained experience in aircraft maintenance and repair. After three years with Capital Airlines, he joined the staff of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in 1959. His duties as an aircraft restoration specialist at NASM's Paul E. Garber Facility were to preserve, restore, and exhibit historic aircraft. Highlights of his career include the opening of the new NASM building in 1976 and the Silver Hill Museum in 1977. He retired as Chief of Production Operations at NASM in 1986.
Rights:
Restricted.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Douglas World Cruiser (Airplane)  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Vin Fiz (Airplane)  Search this
Restoration  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9590, Roderick, Walter R. interviewee, Walter R. Roderick Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9590
See more items in:
Walter R. Roderick Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9590

Oral history interviews with Paul Edward Garber

Creator::
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992. interviewee  Search this
Extent:
8 audiotapes (reference copies).
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Transcripts
Date:
1974
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Paul E. Garber was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of his seminal role in the development of the National Air and Space Museum during his sixty-nine years at the Smithsonian.
Descriptive Entry:
Garber was interviewed in 1974 by Smithsonian Institution Archives Historian Miriam S. Freilicher. The interviews discuss his background, living in Washington, D.C., as a child, and early interest in flying; his early career at the Smithsonian as a Preparator; the acquisition of many of the famous aircraft in the National Air and Space Museum collection; his career in the United States Navy during World War II; and the early years of the National Air Museum. The collection consists of 8.0 hours of audiotape recording and 187 pages of transcript, and occupies 0.5 linear meters of shelf space. There are two generations of tape for each session: original tapes and reference tapes. In total, this collection is comprised of 8 original 5" reel-to-reel tapes and 8 reference copy audiotape cassettes. Box 1 contains transcripts of the interviews and cassette copies of the original reel to reel recordings, which are in security storage.
Historical Note:
Paul Edward Garber (1899-1992), was the first Curator of the National Air Museum, now the National Air and Space Museum. Garber was born on August 31, 1899, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and moved permanently to Washington, D.C., with his family in 1910. He developed an interest in flight early in life with kites, and it continued with airplanes when he saw Orville Wright fly at Fort Meyer, Virginia, in 1909 while on a trip to Washington with his father. His interest in flight continued to grow as he visited airplane exhibits at the Smithsonian and flew kites on his own. Once while flying a kite outside his family home on Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., he met Alexander Graham Bell, who helped him fix it. During World War I, Garber joined the D.C. National Guard, and then transferred to the United States Army as a Sergeant where he learned to fly airplanes at Bolling Field. After the war, he joined the Air Mail Service as a ground crewman, headquartered at College Park, Maryland.

Garber joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution in 1920 as a Preparator in the Division of Mechanical Technology where he repaired objects and built models for exhibition. This began his long career at the Smithsonian during which he followed his passion for flight and built a world-class collection of airplanes. Among the airplanes Garber acquired for the collection are the Curtiss NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic; Lincoln Ellsworth's Northrop Gamma Polar Star, which made the first flight across the Antarctic; Wiley Post's Winnie Mae, which established a number of speed records; and Charles A. Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. During World War II, Garber took military leave from the Smithsonian from 1941 to 1946 and worked for the United States Navy. While a Commander in the Navy, he built recognition models of enemy planes to teach pilots, gunners and observers how to identify the enemy planes.

When the National Air Museum was officially founded on August 12, 1946, Garber was appointed its first Curator. During the early years of the museum, Garber spent much time commuting between Washington, D.C., and Park Ridge, Illinois, where the museum had a storage facility for military aircraft in a Douglas Company building used for airplane assembly during World War II. The Korean conflict made it essential that the storage facility be put back into operation, so Garber had the task of finding a new storage facility. He conducted aerial surveys of the D.C. area by airplane and found suitable land in the Silver Hill area of Maryland. The twenty-one acres of land was acquired by the Smithsonian, and storage and restoration facilities were built. In 1980 the facility was renamed the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility.

In 1967, Garber, in association with The Smithsonian Associates, founded the annual Smithsonian Kite Festival which was first held on March 25, 1967. The festival included kite flying on the National Mall, kite-making workshops, a lecture series, and a special display of kites made by Garber and his wife. In 1969, at the age of 70, Garber retired after serving the Smithsonian for forty-nine years. He continued to work at the museum for another twenty years as Historian Emeritus, and he was the museum's first Ramsey Fellow. He died on September 23, 1992, at the age of 93.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Aerospace museums  Search this
Curtiss NC-4 (P2N-1)  Search this
Polar Star (Airplane)  Search this
Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Museum curators -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9592, Oral history interviews with Paul Edward Garber
Identifier:
Record Unit 9592
See more items in:
Oral history interviews with Paul Edward Garber
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9592

"Winnie Mae" Airplane on Exhibit in A & I Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Post, Wiley  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian  Search this
Smithsonian Gallery of Art  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Interior
Date:
1940
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Lockheed Model 5C Vega  Search this
Coins  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Painting  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Exhibit cases  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Artifacts  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-3082
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_6461

Winnie Mae Airplane

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Post, Wiley  Search this
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian  Search this
Smithsonian Gallery of Art  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Interior
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
February 19, 1936
Topic:
Museum visitors  Search this
Exhibit cases  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Painting  Search this
Coins  Search this
Lockheed Model 5C Vega  Search this
Artifacts  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0185 and 32307-9
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12700

"Winnie Mae" Airplane with Color Added

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Post, Wiley  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Exhibit
Date:
c. 1940
Topic:
Coins  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Painting  Search this
Lockheed Model 5C Vega  Search this
Exhibit cases  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Artifacts  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1331
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12982

"Winnie Mae" on Exhibit in the Arts and Industries Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Post, Wiley  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian  Search this
Smithsonian Gallery of Art  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Interior
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
c. 1940
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Exhibit cases  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Painting  Search this
Coins  Search this
Lockheed Model 5C Vega  Search this
Artifacts  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1332 and 91-3702
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8319

Wiley Post's "Winnie Mae" : Lockheed Model 5-C "Vega" (modified)

Author:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Subject:
Post, Wiley 1898-1935  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. (incl. covers) : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Specifications
Date:
198u
[198-]
Topic:
Lockheed aircraft  Search this
Call number:
TL540.P65 W55 1980z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_743218

From Oklahoma to eternity : the life of Wiley Post and the Winnie Mae / by Bob Burke

Author:
Burke, Bob 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Post, Wiley 1898-1935  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
C1998
Call number:
TL540.P65 B87 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_588425

Wiley Post, his Winnie Mae, and the world's first pressure suit [by] Stanley R. Mohler and Bobby H. Johnson

Author:
Mohler, Stanley R  Search this
Johnson, Bobby H. 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Post, Wiley 1898-1935  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 127 p. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1971
Topic:
Pressure suits  Search this
Call number:
TL515 .S66 no.8
TL540 .P65 1971Y
TL515.S66 no.8
TL540.P65 1971Y
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_357849

Frontiers of Flight

Author:
Ethell, Jeffrey L  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
H-1 (Airplane)  Search this
Bell X-1 (Airplane)  Search this
Date:
1992
Topic:
Wright Flyer (Airplane)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Flight  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Books
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2688

An Act To authorize the purchase of the Winnie Mae by the Smithsonian Institution

Author:
74th Congress, Sess. 1, 1935  Search this
Subject:
Post, Wiley  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 743
Type:
Public Law
Date:
1936
08/24/1935
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Expenditures, Public  Search this
Finance  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_4459

An Act Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1936, and prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1936, and June 30, 1937, and for other purposes

Author:
74th Congress, Sess. 2, 1936  Search this
Subject:
Post, Wiley  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 1597, 1604
Type:
Public Law
Date:
1936
06/22/1936
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Expenditures, Public  Search this
Finance  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_4461

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