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Creators:
Ya-Ching, Lee
Dates:
1938-1970
Size:
11.9 cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2008.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 9.3 cubic feet of material chronicling Lee Ya-Ching's role as a pilot trying to raise funds for China during World War II. The collection contains the following types of material: correspondence, both official and personal; maps; 8 mm films; publications; newspapers; invitation; programs from events; lecture notes; scripts from radio shows; photographs, both official and snapshots; trip schedules and agendas; address books; scrapbooks; and official paperwork and licenses.

Creators:
Skelton, Betty, 1926-
Dates:
circa 1920-2005
Size:
8.21 cubic feet (10 legal document boxes, 4 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0002
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

In 2002 Betty Skelton donated a collection of materials outlining her career as an aviatrix and race car driver to the National Air and Space Museum. The donated material consists primarily of news clippings, pamphlets, magazines, photographs, and scrapbooks covering the span of Ms. Skelton's career.

Creators:
Bertelsen, William
Dates:
1957-1994
bulk 1960-1980
Size:
4.68 cubic feet (13 letter-size document boxes, 1 VHS tape)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Air Cushion Vehicles Collection consists of materials gathered by William R. Bertelsen and it highlights his interest in, and contributions to, the development of Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs). The bulk of the collection covers the span between 1960 and 1980, but materials before and after those dates are also present. The collection includes photographs, brochures, reports and proceedings, and a videotape on the topic of ACVs. Bertelsen's notebooks, documenting his research and development of air cushion technologies, constitute the majority of the collection.

Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
circa 1930s-1960s
Size:
1.35 cubic feet (3 legal document boxes)
1.26 linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the photographs used in Race to the Stratosphere: Manned Scientific Ballooning in America and collected by David DeVorkin for research. It also includes a few engineering drawings of balloon gondolas.

Creators:
White, Dale L., Sr., 1899-1977
Dates:
1932-2013
bulk 1932-1939
Size:
2.26 linear feet (2 legal-sized boxes; 1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0050
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Dale L., White, Sr., Papers consist of material relating to the aviation career of Dale L. White, Sr., including his attendance at the Curtiss Wright Aeronautical University and his piloting of the "Goodwill Flight" from Chicago, Illinois, to Washington, DC, to lobby for African-Americans to be able to join the US Army Air Corps. The bulk of the collection covers his flying years between 1932 and 1941, though personal materials from a later date are also included. Materials included are photographs, negatives, telegrams, a scrapbook, aeronautical textbooks, aeronautical notebook, DVDs, newspaper and magazine articles, pilot log books, pilot licenses, and related information.

Creators:
LA Airways
Dates:
1945-1997
bulk 1950-1985
Size:
2.91 cubic feet
3.88 linear feet (4 legal size document boxes; 1 slim legal size document box; 1 28.5 x 1.5 x 22.5 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2009.0015
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

LA Airways (Los Angeles Airways, Inc) (LAA) was founded by Clarence Belinn as a helicopter airline that operated flights from Los Angeles International Airport to the Disneyland Heliport in Anaheim, Calfornia (located on Disneyland's grounds) and to other area airports.

Creators:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984
Dates:
1916-1969
Size:
8 cubic feet (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0001
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Hunsaker Papers are rich in aeronautical information relating to the 1920s and 1930s. The material furnishes a generous account of his contributions in the aeronautics field as an engineer. Interested researchers should pursue materials pertaining to Hunsaker in such repositories as MIT's Institute Archives and Special Collections Department, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Corporation, the US Navy History and Archives at the Washington Navy Yard and the NASA History Office, Headquarters Building, Washington, DC. This archivist views the Hunsaker Papers, Acc. XXXX-0001, most relevant to research dealing with Hunsaker's professional career.

Creators:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Langley Research Center
Dates:
1964-1972
Size:
5.85 cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0104
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The supercritical wing concept was developed by Dr. Richard T. Whitcomb of the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Whitcomb's airfoil was designed to delay formation of shock waves at high speeds.

Creators:
Preece, Eric
Dates:
1933-1944
Size:
4.4 cubic feet (8 records center boxes; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0502
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection traces Preece's engineering work with WAC, and includes the following types of materials: correspondence, memos, technical drawings, minutes of meetings from both the WAC Gear Committee and the American Society of Tool Engineers, descriptions of various projects and equipment, photographs, reports, catalogues, brochures, manuals, notebooks, and personnel information.

Creators:
Chillson, Charles W., 1910-
Dates:
1950-1956
Size:
3.12 linear feet
3.5 cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0008
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection largely documents Chillson's affiliation with the ARS, particularly his presidency in the early 1950s, and includes correspondence with ARS members, aerospace companies, and organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the British Interplanetary Society, the International Astronautical Federation, and the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences. There is also correspondence with Wernher von Braun and Esther C. Goddard. The collection also includes papers presented to or published by the ARS, some diagrams and photographs highlighting rocket plans or capabilities, and some pamphlets and articles on rockets.

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