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Louis R. Purnell, Jr., Curator of Astronautics, in Front of Airplane at NASM

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Purnell, Louis R  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Astronautics  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology Division of Invertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Department of Paleobiology (NMNH) Division of Invertebrate Paleontology  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Fighter Group, 332nd  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 5w x 7h; Type of Image: Person, Candid; Medium: Photographic print
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
c. 1980s
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
African American air pilots  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2008-3012
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11832

Covers his tenure at NASM, the growth of NASM's collections and exhibit space; reminiscences of staff, and increasing public interest in astronautics, including: NASM's use of the Arts & Industries Building; construction of the NASM building; challenge...

Collection Creator::
Purnell, Louis R., interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9578, Louis R. Purnell Oral History Interviews
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Louis R. Purnell Oral History Interviews
Louis R. Purnell Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9578-refidd1e531

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