Benjamin Ruhe Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0024
Creators:
Ruhe, Benjamin, 1928-
Dates:
[no year]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
15.26 Cubic Feet
(14 records center boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of material on the ethnological and technological development is boomerangs. This collection has been recognized as the preeminent source of information on the boomerangs in this country. The collection consists of books, research papers, and correspondence, as well as newsletters, planforms, photographs, artworks, and motion picture films.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Benjamin Ruhe is a boomerang enthusiast who played a pivotal role in developing popular interest in boomerangs in the United States and abroad. He began a private newsletter about boomerangs which later developed into the United States Boomerang Association's newsletter. He was also captain of the U. S. team for the first Australian-American boomerang competition.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Benjamin Ruhe, Gift, 1987, 1987-0024, NASM

General
General
NASMrev

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
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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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/