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George Schnitzer USS Shenandoah Collection

Creator:
Schnitzer, George C., 1894-1925  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy -- Aviation  Search this
ZR-1 Shenandoah (Airship)  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Letters
Postcards
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material relating to George Schnitzer and the USS Shenandoah: two newspaper articles from 1925; twelve photographs of the USS Shenandoah crew and the USS Shenandoah and its hangar; four letters written by Schnitzer to family members; and seven photo postcards, some hand-tinted, showing the USS Shenandoah, USS Los Angeles, and other related scenes.
Biographical / Historical:
George Conrad Schnitzer (1894 -1925) was the Chief Radio Operator of the USS Shenandoah. Schnitzer enlisted in the Navy in 1912 and was killed in the USS Shenandoah crash of 1925.
Provenance:
George C. Schnitzer, 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:
Airships  Search this
Radio in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Letters
Postcards
Photographs
Citation:
George Schnitzer USS Shenandoah Collection, Accession 2002-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0030

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

"Shenandoah Saga" Photographs

Topic:
Shenandoah Saga (monograph)
Creator:
Hook, Thomas S., 1923-  Search this
Names:
ZR-1 Shenandoah (Airship)  Search this
Hook, Thomas S., 1923-  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white negatives
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Date:
[ca. 1920s-1960s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists both of photographs that appear in the book as well as additional research materials, including: correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and negatives.
Biographical / Historical:
Thom Hook's book, Shenandoah Saga was published in 1973. It was written to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the USS Shenandoah--the first American-built, helium-filled rigid airship. This book traces the history of the naval airship from its preplanning stages to its tragic crash on September 3, 1925.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Thomas Hook, Gift, 1985, 1985-0021, varies (including 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:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1985.0021
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1985-0021

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