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Creators:
Krainik, Cliff
Dates:
1859-1934
Size:
3.19 cubic feet ((2 shoeboxes) (3 flatboxes) )
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division

This 19th and 20th century ballooning memorabilia collection contains the following items, which have been meticulously inventoried: 112 stereoscopic photographs; 107 photographs; 84 postcards, trade cards, valentines, and similar items; 80 prints; and 23 miscellaneous items.

Creators:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-
Dates:
1928-1990
Size:
75.03 cubic feet (168 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0023
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division

This collection consists of 72 linear feet of the papers of Benjamin O. Davis. Included are the following types of material: programs, invitations, certificates, correspondence, published material, and photographs.

Creators:
Brooks, Arthur Raymond, 1895-1991
Dates:
1910-1988
Size:
13.72 cubic feet ((31 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0104
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division

This collection consists of the personal papers and memorabilia of Arthur Raymond Brooks. It includes photographs, correspondence, documents, and certificates relating to Brooks' aviation career, as well as personal correspondence, photographs, and diaries (1907-87). Brooks' decorations and pins have been transferred to the NASM artifact collection.

Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) )
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

Creators:
Elms, James C., 1916-
Dates:
1959-1980
Size:
3.5 cubic feet ((10 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0047
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division

This collection consists of speeches, papers, notes, newspaper articles and records on Elms' career, including the following areas: Transportation System Center; Electronics Research Center; Manned Space Station; Space Shuttle; Space Systems Committee; Gemini Mission Review Board; and Hearings on space topics.

Creators:
Lenkowsky, Mandel
Dates:
1935-1952
Size:
2.18 cubic feet ((2 records center boxes) )
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0099
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division

This collection includes notebooks containing scientific notes and mathematical calculations, a random assortment of journals and periodicals, published reference books, and a few advertising and promotional brochures all pertaining to American experimental military and commercial vertical flight from the late 1930s to the late 1940s. The collection also contains photographs of the following helicopters: Sikorsky XR-1, XR-4, YR-4, XR-5, XR-6, XR-6A, VS-300; Kellet XO-60 and XO-61; and Rotachute P-4. Also included are photographs of helicopters by Pitcarin, Landgraf, Greyhound Bus, Spratt, Berliner, Ochmichen, and DeBothezat.

Creators:
Hassett, Pat
Dates:
1966-1990
Size:
2.01 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division

This collection deocuments Pat Hassett's long career in both military and civil aviation.

Creators:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961
Dates:
1887-1961
Size:
1 cubic foot (1 box and 2 scrapbooks)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0012
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division

This collection contains two scrapbooks and the personal papers of Dr. Paul Studenski, an early aviator who flew from 1910-1913. Born in St. Petersburg, Studenski studied law and medicine before earning the 292nd license from L'Aero Club de France. He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and exercised his prodigious flying skills as instructor, test pilot and exhibition pilot before retiring from flying to distinguish himself in the fields of economics and government service.

Creators:
Langley, S. P., (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906
Dates:
1891-1914
bulk 1891-1900
Size:
24.28 cubic feet (64 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0494
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division

This collection includes information about Langley and his colleagues, as well as evidence of Langley's work. The collection includes biographies of Langley and assistant Charles Manly, newspaper clippings, correspondence (Langley's, J.E. Watkins', and miscellaneous), manuscripts regarding Langley's planes, photographs and drawings, work requisitions for the aerodrome, a sketchbook, specifications and measurements for Langley's experiments, the "Langley Memoirs on Mechanical Flight" and the Langley "Waste Books."

Creators:
United States. Navy.
Dates:
1911-1973
Size:
1.96 cubic feet ((128 35mm microfilm boxes) (63 16mm microfilm boxes) (1 microfilm carton) )
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0462
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division

This collection consists of duplicate microfilm of individual aircraft records for USN aircraft. (Master films held by Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Department of the Navy). Each record consists of location of aircraft at each monthly inventory, as well as listings for transfer of custody between regular inventories. Includes information on units, flight times, time since overhaul, etc. from acceptance by USN until stricken from USN register. Material consists of five major sets: Aircraft, 1911-1949 (all aircraft, all records); Stricken Aircraft, 1949-1962 (records for aircraft removed from USN inventory during time period); Stricken Aircraft, Dec 1962-Jun 1965 (records for aircraft removed from USN inventory during time period); Active Aircraft, Dec 1962-Jun 1965 (records for aircraft still on USN inventory in Jun 1965); and Active Aircraft, Jun 1965 and subs. The records of active aircraft are in fiscal year groupings. The records are received by fiscal year as they are declassified. For the most part the aircraft purchased on Navy controlled contracts for supply under Lend-Lease or later similar defense aid programs are not included in these records. There are over 120 reels of 35 mm and over 60 reels of 16 mm microfilm holding these records.

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