Albert Willibald Seypelt Collection
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1985.0011
Creators:
Seypelt, Albert Willibald, -1966
Dates:
1892-1941
Languages:
English
Collection is in
English
; a number of news clippings are in
German
,
French
,
Italian
, and in
Danish
.
Physical Description:
0.9 Cubic feet
(2 legal document boxes)
Repository:
This collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and motion picture film documenting the Seypelt-Kern flight. The material also includes Seypelt's aviation licenses and certificates, as well as photographs documenting his enlistment in the German army during World War I. The collection also contains material on the first westward transatlantic flight (1928), from Ireland to Labrador by 'Bremen', a Junkers W-33 monoplane piloted by Hermann Koehl, Baron Guenther von Huenefeld, and James Fitzmaurice. The collection also contains one 16mm film on the flight of the "Yankee Doodle."

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and motion picture film documenting the Seypelt-Kern flight. The material also includes Seypelt's aviation licenses and certificates, as well as photographs documenting his enlistment in the German army during World War I. The collection also contains material on the first westward transatlantic flight (1928), from Ireland to Labrador by 'Bremen', a Junkers W-33 monoplane piloted by Hermann Koehl, Baron Guenther von Huenefeld, and James Fitzmaurice.
Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arrangement: 1 - Correspondence; 2 - Newspaper clippings on the flight of the Yankee Doodle; 3 - Aviation certificates, licenses, and other memorabilia; 4 - Photographs; 5 - Clippings and photographs on the flight of the Bremen.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
On October 21, 1927, Albert Willibald [William] Seypelt (d.1966) and George William Kern began a tour of Europe in a lightweight Klemm-Daimler L-20 dubbed the 'Yankee Doodle.' Leaving from Stuttgart, Germany, the duo travelled over 6,000 miles visiting Belgium, France, Italy and Austria before returing to Stuttgart on January 20, 1928.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Chris King, 1989. Revised by Paul Silberman, 1990. Digital assets attached by Allan Janus, 2020.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gisela S. Enchelmayer, Gift, 1985, 1985-0011, NASM

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
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
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Albert Willibald Seypelt Collection, Acc. NASM.1985.0011####, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
World War, 1914-1918 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Klemm L-20 "Yankee Doodle" Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Junkers W 33 Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Junkers W 33b "Bremen" Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Records Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transatlantic flights Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Certificates Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures (visual works) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seypelt, Albert Willibald, -1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
von Huenefeld, Guenther Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fitzmaurice, James C., 1898- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kern, George William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/