"Man's Reach for the Sky" Scrapbook Collection
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0032
Creators:
Stephenson , Herbert L.
Dates:
1925-1968
Languages:
English
English
Physical Description:
8.06 cubic feet
13 boxes
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
The "Man's Reach for the Sky" Scrapbook Collection comprises 18 volumes of aeronautical memorabilia collected by Herbert L. Stephenson from 1925 through 1968.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The "Man's Reach for the Sky" Scrapbook Collection comprises 18 volumes of aeronautical memorabilia collected by Herbert L. Stephenson from 1925 through 1968. The first six volumes consist of photographs, articles and three-view drawings of many domestic and foreign aircraft alphabetized by manufacturer or national origin. Volumes 7-17 contain aviation items of general interest, including news clippings, magazines, and Army Air Forces technical manuals, all arranged in no discernable order. Volume 18 is the master index for the entire collection with an alphabetical listing of aircraft covered in the first six volumes and the subject listing for items covered in the remaining 11 volumes.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The first six volumes of the Collection contain photographs and articles with three-view drawings of domestic and foreign aircraft, alphabetized by manufacturer or national origin. Volumes 7 through 17 contain photographs and articles relating to a wide variety of aviation topics. Original order of materials was maintained along with Mr. Stephenson's volume titles and subject headings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Herbert L. Stephenson collected aeronautical memorabilia from 1925 through 1968. He compiled the materials in this collection.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described by David Schwartz, 2001.
Encoded by Amanda Buel, 2015.
Separated Materials
In Volume 18, the researcher will find a reference entitled "Books and Pamphlets." These books were part of the collection at the time of donation; but when the Collection was processed, these items were not found with the 18 scrapbooks. It is believed that they were transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Branch of the Smithsonian Libraries, or to the NASM Archives Aircraft Technical Manuals Collection.
Author
David Schwartz
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Herbert L. Stephenson, gift, unknown, XXXX-0032, unknown

General
General
At the time of processing, no attempt was made to photocopy the large number of news clippings or insert interleaving paper into the scrapbooks. Due to the fragile nature of these scrapbooks, photocopying is not recommended.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Preferred Citation
"Man's Reach for the Sky" Scrapbook Collection, Acc. XXXX-0032, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Technical manuals -- 20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aerospace engineering Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu