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Filter, Low Impedence Radio Range, F-21/ARA-9

Materials:
Stainless Steel
Aluminum
Steel
Rubber
Paint
Cadmium
Paper
Ink
Natural Fiber
Dimensions:
3-D: 7 x 6.5 x 9.5cm (2 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Electronic/Satellite Navigation
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19601324000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94033f4d7-edb0-47d8-b48e-ce5b2b6073a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19601324000
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Transmitters, Radio, BC-457-A & BC-459-A w/ FT-226A rack, SCR-274-N Command Set

Manufacturer:
Western Electric Co., Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum
Paint
Copper Alloy
Plastic
Glass
Ceramic
Felt
Synthetic Fabric
Silver Plating
Steel
Dimensions:
3-D: 30.8 x 38.1 x 20.3cm (12 1/8 x 15 x 8 in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Communication
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19602542000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b0a43870-3c66-4efb-bace-07fd7176801a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19602542000
Online Media:

Transmitter, Radio, BC-457-A, SCR-274-N Command Set

Manufacturer:
Western Electric Co., Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, stainless steel, brass, steel, plastic, glass, felt
Dimensions:
3-D: 13.3 x 31.1 x 18.4cm (5 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Communication
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19602543000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv943c2cee5-1840-46a8-871b-9b0b8ae86e3a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19602543000

Receivers, Radio, BC-453, BC-454, BC-455-B, FT-220a mount, SCR-274-N Command Set

Manufacturer:
Western Electric Co., Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum
Steel
Paint
Felt
Copper Alloy
Glass
Plastic
Synthetic Rubber
Dimensions:
3-D: 40.6 x 33.7 x 17.5cm (16 x 13 1/4 x 6 7/8 in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Communication
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19602546000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv93611483c-8c0a-476b-9939-00bdd55764c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19602546000
Online Media:

Receivers, Radio, BC-454-B, BC-453, BC-455, FT-220A Mount, SCR-274-N Command Set

Manufacturer:
Western Electric Co., Inc.  Search this
Materials:
AluminumSteelPaintPhenolic ResinSilver PlatingGlass
Ink
Felt
Synthetic Fabric
Rubber
Copper Alloy
Plastic
Lead
Adhesive
Ceramic
Cadmium
Dimensions:
3-D: 35.6 x 40.6 x 16.5cm (14 x 16 x 6 1/2 in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Communication
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19602547000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv93185114b-035d-48ac-b0db-b2608932addb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19602547000
Online Media:

Receivers, Radio, BC-453, BC-454, BC-455-B, FT-220A mount, SCR-274-N Command Set

Manufacturer:
Western Electric Co., Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum
Paint
Steel
Felt
Copper Alloy
Plastic
Glass
Dimensions:
3-D: 40.6 x 33.3 x 16.2cm (16 x 13 1/8 x 6 3/8 in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Communication
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19602548000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9593aa785-7fc6-4f46-a590-5cd9c90ccde5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19602548000
Online Media:

Transmitters, Radio, BC-457-A & BC-458-A, with FT-226-A Mount

Manufacturer:
Western Electric Co., Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum
Steel
Ceramic
Glass
Plastic
Copper Alloy
Felt
Paint
Rubber
Synthetic Fabric
Ink
Dimensions:
3-D: 38.1 x 30.8 x 21cm (15 x 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Communication
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19602554000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv95bcf567f-dbc0-44a2-9a9d-0d8893842b10
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19602554000
Online Media:

Model, Missile, Regulus I, 1:10

Manufacturer:
Chance Vought Aircraft  Search this
Materials:
Wood
Dimensions:
1:10 scale. Missile is 52 inches long, 32 inches wide at the wings, and on the base is 12 inches high.
Type:
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Chance-Vought Aircraft, Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19610047000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9568d1461-1e22-4891-8bf3-ded950effc7c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610047000
Online Media:

Light Table, Photographic

Manufacturer:
Richards Corp.  Search this
Materials:
HAZMAT: Cadmium Plating
Ferrous and non-ferrous metal, plastic, glass, paint
Dimensions:
3-D (Overall): 140.3 × 73.7 × 138.4cm (55 1/4 × 29 × 54 1/2 in.)
3-D (Light Table): 137.2 × 61 × 55.9cm (54 × 24 × 22 in.)
3-D (Desk): 102.9 × 61 × 81.3cm (40 1/2 × 24 × 32 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Central Intelligence Agency
Inventory Number:
A19771125003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f6976b63-762f-44e1-89ac-15a4c13f1f54
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19771125003
Online Media:

Stewardess Training Outline

Title:
Training binder belonging to Delta Air Lines stewardess Casey Grant
Created by:
Delta Air Lines, American, founded 1925  Search this
Owned by:
Patricia Grace Murphy, American  Search this
Medium:
metal with ink on plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 7/16 × 10 1/8 × 1 3/4 in. (29 × 25.7 × 4.5 cm)
Type:
ring binders
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1971
Topic:
African American  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Business  Search this
Education  Search this
Labor  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Casey Grant in honor of Patricia Banks Edmiston, Patricia Grace Murphy and Eugene Harmond
Object number:
2018.50.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50ee91039-57eb-47e4-88a6-b802cc679ae4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.50.20

Delta Air Lines uniform trousers worn by Casey Grant

Designed by:
Pat Ashley, American  Search this
Distributed by:
Delta Air Lines, American, founded 1925  Search this
Worn by:
Casey Grant, American  Search this
Medium:
polyester with plastic and metal
Dimensions:
L x W: 41 1/8 × 19 11/16 in. (104.5 × 50 cm)
Waist: 13 3/4 in. (35 cm)
Inseam: 30 5/16 in. (77 cm)
Type:
trousers
uniforms
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1975-1979
Topic:
African American  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Labor  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Casey Grant in honor of Patricia Banks Edmiston, Patricia Grace Murphy and Eugene Harmond
Object number:
2018.50.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd512f8fcb8-f101-4dda-ba8e-9821339b5a82
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.50.5

R. E. G. (Ron) Davies Air Transport Collection

Creator:
Davies, R. E. G. (Ronald Edward George)  Search this
Extent:
61.38 Cubic feet (143 document boxes; 4 cassette boxes; 10 shoeboxes; 1 oversize box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Timetables
Annual reports
Memorabilia
Notebooks
Date:
bulk 1910s to 2010
1847 to 2011
Summary:
R. E. G. (Ron) Davies (1921 -2011) was an English airline historian, who worked in airline marketing research before joining the National Air and Space Museum in 1981. He served as a curator until his retirement in 2011. This reference collection was compiled by Davies during his career and consists of historical data and materials—including photographs, timetables, and memorabilia—from the airlines of the world.
Scope and Contents:
This reference collection was compiled by Ron Davies throughout his career both as a market researcher and an academic and curator. Materials consist of 63 loose-leaf binders (called dossiers), each containing historical data on the airlines of a country or region, hand-drawn maps, chronologies, articles and marketing materials; over 5000 aviation prints; over 3500 airline timetables; and miscellaneous airline memorabilia. The collection also contains oral history materials, both transcripts and audio cassettes, and four catalogued videotapes.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in six series:

Series 1: Dossiers

Series 2: Photographs

Series 3: Timetables

Series 4: Oral History

Series 5: Personal Materials

Series 6: Motion Picture Materials

Additional title information has been added by the processing archivist in brackets.
Biographical / Historical:
R. E. G. (Ron) Davies (1921-2011) was born in England and educated in Shaftesbury, Dorset. After spending six and a half years in the British Army, Davies joined the newly formed Ministry of Civil Aviation. Davies then spent six years in economic research with British European Airways, before joining British Aeroplane Company in 1957, where he set up a market research department. Davies worked in various manufacturing companies, specializing in market research and traffic analysis.

In 1968, Davies went to work in the United States for Douglas Aircraft, where he remained for 13 years as head of market research. In 1981, Davies was appointed as the Charles Lindbergh Chair of Aerospace History at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC. After his appointment as Lindbergh Chair ended, Davies became a curator in the Aeronautics Division of the Museum. He retired in 2011.

Davies wrote 26 books about airlines, airline personalities and aspects of air transport, including the reference standards: A History of the World Airlines, Airlines of the United States since 1914, Airlines of Latin America since 1919, Airlines of Asia, and Airlines of the Jet Age: A History. He also founded Paladwr Press in 1987, publishing a series of books on various airlines and their aircraft.

Davies was a Fellow of three Royal Societies: Aeronautics, Arts, and Geographical and was an Associate of the Academe National de L'Air et de l'Espace. He was a Fellow National of the Explorers Club and a member of the New York's Wings Club and Washington's Cosmos Club. He received Brazil's Santos Dumont Medal and the Aeronautics Order of Merit.
Provenance:
R. E. G. (Ron) Davies, Gift, 1981, NASM.XXXX.0604.
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, Commercial  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Timetables
Annual reports
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Notebooks
Citation:
R. E. G. (Ron) Davies Air Transport Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0604, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0604
See more items in:
R. E. G. (Ron) Davies Air Transport Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29424ca5a-d1c8-4305-a392-1808a01b1255
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0604
Online Media:

Wright Field Technical Documents Library

Creator:
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)  Search this
Names:
McCook Field, Ohio  Search this
United States. Air Force  Search this
United States. Air Force Materiel Division  Search this
United States. Air Materiel Command  Search this
Wright Field, Ohio  Search this
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)  Search this
Extent:
733.77 Cubic feet (1508 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Publications
Reports
Photographs
Date:
1915-1955
Summary:
Throughout its history the Engineering Division/Materiel Division at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, maintained a catalogued library of technical documents, which was turned over to the Air Force Museum and later donated to the National Air and Space Museum. The collection consists of reports and other documents on a variety of aviation-related topics, including general science (aeronautics, physics, chemistry, etc); military air service personnel, organization, and equipment for both US and foreign air forces; as well as operations, and so on. Currently, the finding aid only covers documents from the D52.1 subject code (Airplanes, arranged alphabetically) and only those that are physically located in the Wright Field Technical Documents Library.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of reports and other documents on a variety of aviation-related topics, including general science (aeronautics, physics, chemistry, etc); military air service personnel, organization, and equipment for both US and foreign air forces; as well as operations, and so on. Information on foreign services and equipment is usually from military intelligence reports, although some foreign documents or translations are included. The material also includes a large section of test reports from the Material Division itself.
Arrangement:
Every document in the collection has been assigned a multi-part Wright Field Number. This number is adapted from the Air Force central decimal correspondence filing system. Wright Field Numbers are written in the format:

[Subject Code] [Category Suffix] / [Sequence Number] [Sequence Modifier]

• Subject Code: This number begins with an alpha-numeric subject code. For example, D52.1 (Airplanes, arranged alphabetically).

• Category Suffix: A more specific textual subject reference. For example, in the D52.1 subjects, the suffix is usually a manufacturer name, aircraft name, or a general type of aircraft. (Original Wright Field cataloguers could be inconsistent in how they classified an airplane. For example, a document on a Japanese Mitsubishi A6M could be filed alphabetically under A6M, Mitsubishi, Zeke, Zero, or Misc. Japanese.) It is possible to not have a category suffix.

• Sequence Number: The individual number assigned to the document within its subject code and category. If a document was formerly classified as "Security Information," the sequence number starts with "S," for example "S-1." These are usually filed at the beginning of a range of documents. Sometimes technical manuals are filed using the technical order (TO) number. For example, 01-20EE-3 is the sequence number used for a Boeing B-17 Handbook of Overhaul Instructions, TO-01-20EE-3.

• Sequence Modifier: If there is a revision or multiple parts of a document, this is reflected in a sequence modifier. Ex. Dates, revision numbers, etc.

The documents are arranged alpha-numerically by Wright Field Number in the order of:

Subject Code, Category Suffix, Sequence Number, Sequence Modifier

Example of arrangement by Wright Field Number:

D52.1 / 42

D52.1 Aeronca / 2

D52.1 Boeing / S-1

D52.1 Boeing / 422

D52.1 Boeing / 511 Dec 1, 1941

D52.1 Boeing / 511 vol. 2 March 1, 1943

D52.1 Misc. Japanese / 46

Each record contains the title and source from the index cards. Information from the subject field on the cards appears as a scope and content note.

Currently, the finding aid only covers documents from the D52.1 subject code and only those that are physically located in the Wright Field Technical Documents Library. Please contact the NASM Archives regarding additional documents. Some may be located in the Technical Reference Files, cataloguing information may be only on the index cards, or the document has been catalogued as missing from the collection.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1917, the United States Army Air Service established an aviation engineering section at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio. In 1927, the Engineering Division, as it was then known, moved to nearby Wilbur Wright Field and remained there as the Air Force Materiel Division (AFMD) and Air Materiel Command (AMC) until Wright Field combined with Patterson Field to become Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1948. The Engineering Division was responsible for Army Air Services research and development and served as a clearinghouse for information on aviation development worldwide. Throughout its history the Engineering Division/Materiel Division maintained a catalogued library of documents, which was turned over to the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson and was later donated to the National Air and Space Museum.
Provenance:
United States Air Force Museum, Transfer, 1962, NASM.XXXX.0428.
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:
Military intelligence  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Flight testing  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military -- Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Publications
Reports
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0428
See more items in:
Wright Field Technical Documents Library
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2124245c3-eb7c-495a-a446-e87ba26d8251
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0428

ZR-1 Shenandoah Christening Invitation

Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder, Printed invitation with hand-lettered name., 4.25 x 5.4 inches)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Invitations
Date:
October 10, 1923
Summary:
This single-item collection consists of an invitation to the christening of the US Navy airship ZR-1 USS Shenandoah at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, on October 10, 1923.
Scope and Contents:
This single-item collection consists of an invitation to the christening of the US Navy airship ZR-1 USS Shenandoah at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, on October 10, 1923: "The Secretary of the Navy requests the pleasure of the company of Mr. Benjamin Postman at the Christening of the U. S. S. Shenandoah on Wednesday afternoon, October the tenth at two o'clock at the United States Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey."
Arrangement:
No arrangement.
Biographical / Historical:
Plans for the construction of the US Navy airship ZR-1 USS Shenandoah, the first rigid airship to be built in the United States, were begun in September 1919; her parts were manufactured at the Naval Aircraft Factory and then shipped to NAS Lakehurst for final assembly. The assembly began on February 11, 1922, and the Shenandoah was christened on October 10, 1923. Despite her relatively short life of two years, the Shenandoah achieved many firsts during her operational career. She was the first rigid airship to be inflated with helium; the first to use water recovery apparatus for the continuous recovery of ballast from the exhaust gas of fuel burned; and she completed the most extended operation accomplished by an airship up to that time, completing 57 flights, logging 740 hours in the air, and covering about 28,000 miles on flights designed to train crewmen in the science of handling large airships in naval missions. Sadly, the airship was to meet a tragic end. Before dawn on the morning of September 3, 1925, over eastern Ohio, the Shenandoah encountered a severe storm. She broke in two; the control car separated and fell to the ground while the forward section of the ship rose to a great height and remained in the air for the greater part of an hour before making a free balloon landing at Sharon, Ohio, with the bulk of the airship crashing near Ava, Ohio. Fourteen of the 43-person crew were killed.
Provenance:
Alan S. Postman, gift, 1988, NASM. 1988.0054.
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
Airships  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
ZR-1 Shenandoah  Search this
Genre/Form:
Invitations
Citation:
ZR-1 Shenandoah Christening Invitation, Acc. NASM.1988.0054, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0054
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2806e3536-f695-4e57-bdad-8a77608408b6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1988-0054
Online Media:

Why They Come Back

Collection Creator:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0358-OF0007
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Only reference copies may be used.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction may be restricted due to copyright or trademark. Contact Archives Center staff for more information.
Collection Citation:
Archives Center Miscellaneous Film and Videotape Collection, 1930-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Archives Center Miscellaneous Film and Videotape Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88fd9daa5-855f-429a-83c8-6440972bb58d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0358-ref37

The Profit Picture

Collection Creator:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0358-OF0008
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
circa 1967
Scope and Contents:
Producer: Raybestos Division Division of Raybestos-Manhattan, Inc., Bridgeport. Conn.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Only reference copies may be used.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction may be restricted due to copyright or trademark. Contact Archives Center staff for more information.
Collection Citation:
Archives Center Miscellaneous Film and Videotape Collection, 1930-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Archives Center Miscellaneous Film and Videotape Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8373ead87-70c5-4757-9b23-10fbd83fbd84
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0358-ref38

"Amelia Earhart: A Biography" [Rich] Collection

Creator:
Rich, Doris L.  Search this
Names:
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Mantz, Paul  Search this
Rich, Doris L.  Search this
Extent:
3.89 Cubic feet (8 legal document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1890-1990
Summary:
This collection consists of material collected and organized by Doris L. Rich during research in preparation for her 1989 book, Amelia Earhart: A Biography. Materials include reproductions of newspapers, books, periodicals, correspondence, and typed/handwritten notes by Rich.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material collected and organized by Doris L. Rich during research in preparation for her 1989 book, Amelia Earhart: A Biography. Materials include reproductions of newspapers, books, periodicals, correspondence, and typed/handwritten notes by Rich.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into 5 series, based upon the original order provided by Doris L. Rich.

Series 1: Biographical Files

Series 2: Amelia Earhart Chronology

Series 3: Historical Chronology

Series 4: Book Correspondence

Series 5: Subject Files and Bibliography

Information added by processing archivist is in brackets. Most notably, Doris L. Rich maintained a very formal tone in her correspondence, frequently addressing women by their married name only, ex. Mollison, Mrs. James. The processing archivist has added additonal name information in brackets when possible, ex. [Amy Johnson].
Biographical / Historical:
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) in 1928 was the first woman to fly (as a passenger) across the Atlantic, and in 1932 the first woman (and second person, after Charles Lindbergh) to fly solo and nonstop across that ocean. She flew many record flights, published several books, and accomplished much for women in aviation before attempting, on June 1, 1937, an around-the-world flight from Miami, Florida, in a twin-engine Lockheed Electra. She and navigator Frederick J. Noonan were flying from Lae, New Guinea, to Howland Island when they disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937. An exhaustive sea and air search, ordered by President Franklin Roosevelt, was unsuccessful in locating Earhart and Noonan.

Doris L. Rich (1920-2009) was a freelance journalist and photographer in Hong Kong from 1949 to 1967. She taught English in Bangladesh and Ghana before moving to Washington, DC in the late 1970s. Her first book, Amelia Earhart: A Biography, was published by the Smithsonian Press in 1989. In the book, Rich downplays Earhart's disappearance and instead focuses on Earhart's many contributions to the aviation field and her championing of women's rights. The book was proclaimed one of the Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times in 1990 and served as the basis for Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight, a made-for-television movie in 1994.
Provenance:
Doris L. Rich, Gift, 1990, NASM.1991.0003
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Air pilots -- United States -- Biography  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
Amelia Earhart: A Biography [Rich] Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0003, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0003
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"Amelia Earhart: A Biography" [Rich] Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2045b5dff-ef1c-4177-b749-309a502ad83a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0003

Biographical Files

Collection Creator:
Rich, Doris L.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This series contains biographical research material on people other than Amelia Earhart, who may be associated with her. If the material is specific to a person, it is arranged alphabetically by the person's last name. If the information is general or includes several people, it is filed by the journal or book title. Materials include correspondence, reproductions of newspapers, books, periodicals, and typed/handwritten notes by Doris Rich. The series also contains an undated telegram from Paul Mantz to Troy Vencill--it is unclear why this document is in this collection as there are no other original documents.
Collection Restrictions:
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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
Collection Citation:
Amelia Earhart: A Biography [Rich] Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0003, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0003, Series 1
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"Amelia Earhart: A Biography" [Rich] Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg28d0b7f59-4ff6-45be-b24d-4890cc027f44
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0003-ref505

A

Collection Creator:
Rich, Doris L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1922-1960
Scope and Contents:
Acosta, Bert; Alsterbend, Noah; Andrews, Roy Chapman; and selections from the Aircraft Yearbook [AYB] including "Chronology of Aeronautical Events" from 1921-1936, "Epochal Flights of 1927," "Wings for Women 1930," "History Making Flights of 1932," "Notable Flights of 1934," "The Navy Air Forces" (1938), "American Aviation in 1923 as Constrasted with Development Abroad," "Accidents - and the Lack of Air Law."
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Amelia Earhart: A Biography [Rich] Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0003, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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"Amelia Earhart: A Biography" [Rich] Collection
"Amelia Earhart: A Biography" [Rich] Collection / Series 1: Biographical Files
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg201c95e63-a170-47eb-9c81-76422917ded4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0003-ref506

B

Collection Creator:
Rich, Doris L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1985
Scope and Contents:
Bailey, Lady Mary; Balchen Bernt; Barnes, Pancho; Mrs. James E. Bassett, Jr. [Wilma]; Bassett, Preston R.; Beard, Melba; Belinn, Clarence M.; Bingham, Hiram; Black, Richard; Bostwick [Floyd]; Boston and Maine Airways (1933); Bradley, Patrick; Bresnik, Albert; [Brittain, Sir Harry]; Brown, [Margery]; Bruno, Harry; Budwig, G.G. [George Gilbert]; Byrd, Adm. Richard E.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Amelia Earhart: A Biography [Rich] Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0003, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
"Amelia Earhart: A Biography" [Rich] Collection
"Amelia Earhart: A Biography" [Rich] Collection / Series 1: Biographical Files
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg257286d2f-7085-486d-8b47-441a6c911f54
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0003-ref507

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