Ralph Stanton Barnaby Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0048
Creators:
Barnaby, Ralph S. (Ralph Stanton), 1893-1986
Dates:
1915-1986
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.15 Cubic Feet
(7 legal document boxes)
2.94 Linear Feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains newspaper clippings and correspondence documenting Barnaby's gliding career and association with the Early Birds as well as correspondence received late in his life from other aviation pioneers, awards and commendations, and material on numerous aviation celebrations and dedicatory events attended by Barnaby.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ralph Stanton Barnaby (1893-1986) was an aviation pioneer. Barnaby was the first licensed glider pilot in the United States and the first to successfully launch a glider from an airship. He organized and directed the Navy's first school for glider pilots. Barnaby also served as president of the Early Birds and helped organize the Soaring Society of America, as well as authoring a number of books on gliders and paper airplanes.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Ralph Stanton Barnaby, gift, 1987, 1987-0048, Not NASM

General
General
Additional Materials: The following materials were transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Division -- one Early Bird cap, one trophy, two plaques, medals, pins, and official Early Bird envelopes.
General
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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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Gliding and soaring Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Barnaby, Ralph S. (Ralph Stanton), 1893-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Navy Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soaring Society of America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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