E. D. "Hud" Weeks Collection
NASM.1985.0004

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1985.0004
Creators:
Weeks, E. D. "Hud", (Evert D.)
Dates:
1907-1981
Languages:
English
English.
Physical Description:
1.09 cubic feet
(1 records center box)
1.04 linear feet
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
Hud Weeks, pilot and restorer of early aircraft, exchanged correspondence with many early aviators and possessed a strong interest in the career of the exhibition pilot Lincoln Beachey.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
This collection consists primarily of correspondence between E. D. "Hud" Weeks, a cosmetics manufacturer and aviation enthusiast from Des Moines, IO and various aviation personalities and members of the Early Birds, a not-for-profit organization established in 1928 and composed of persons who had piloted an aircraft or airship prior to 17 December 1916. The collection also includes material gathered by Weeks on early aeronautical events, both in the US and abroad. Included within this collection are newspaper articles on Lincoln Beachey's life and tragic death, a great deal of photographs of the daring aeronaut and correspondence between Hud Weeks and former colleagues of Beachey's such as Art Mix and Warren Eaton.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The E.D. "Hud" Weeks Collection contains approximately one cubic foot of material, including photographs, printed, typewritten and handwritten material. It was donated to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in two installments in 1985 (accessions 1 985-0004 and 1985-0006).
Original order of the materials, where identified, has been maintained.
Series in the collection are as follows: Series I: Personal Series II: Correspondence Series III: Lincoln Beachey Series IV: Oversized materials

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Evert D. "Hud" Weeks of Des Moines, Iowa, first learned to fly in 1930. It was an experience that would guide his future life. A cosmetics manufacturer by trade, Weeks devoted his spare time to the collection and restoration of antique aircraft and the recreation of pioneer aircraft. To further this avocation, Weeks entered into correspondence with many early aviators and fellow collectors. Several of these were Early Birds, members of an organization having the distinction of soloing before December 17, 1916. Weeks possessed a strong interest in the career of the exhibition pilot, Lincoln Beachey.

Administration
Processing Information note
Additional material: A fabric sample from the Curtiss Golden Flyer was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Division.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Kate Igoe
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
E. D. "Hud" Weeks, gift, 1985, 1985-0004

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
No restrictions on access.
Conditions Governing Use note
Permissions Requests
Preferred Citation note
E. D. "Hud" Weeks Collection, Acc. 1985-0004, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Allison, Lawrence M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arens, Charles A., 1895-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brock, Walter L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hildesheim, Erik Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parker, Will D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tibbs, Burrell Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Waterman, Walter D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weeks, E. D. "Hud", (Evert D.) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA, 20151
Phone: 703-572-4045
NASMRefDesk@si.edu