Arthur T. Atherholt Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0043
Creators:
Atherholt, Arthur T., 1867-1915
Dates:
1906-1913
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.45 Cubic feet
1 legal document box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, a speech, flight logs, and maps documenting Atherholt's balloon racing career.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Arthur T. Atherholt (1867-1915) was an aid to Major Hersey in the American Gordon-Bennett Trophy Race and was also one of the contestants during the 1907-1912 races. During his 1912 racing attempt he and copilot John Watts crashed in Russia and were held prisoners for over a week. Atherholt was one of the first members of the Philadelphia Aero Club, and later the president of this organization. He was also instrumental in organizing the Ben Franklin Aeronautical Society in Philadelphia.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mary Ellen Tully, gift, 1992, 1992-0043, 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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Logs (records) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watts, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philadelphia Aero Club Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ben Franklin Aeronautical Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gordon Bennett Balloon Race Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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