J. Gordon Vaeth Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0011
Creators:
Vaeth, J. Gordon (Joseph Gordon), 1921-
Dates:
1908-1992
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.8 Cubic Feet
(4 legal document boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of documents, reports, news clippings, books, and photographs relating to rigid and nonrigid airships worldwide, including the USS Shenandoah; USS Akron; USS Macon; USS Los Angeles; Schutte-Lanz; R-23; TC-14: and the Zeppelins Hindenberg and Bodensee. It was compiled by Vaeth for personal and research reasons.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
J. Gordon Vaeth (1921- ) is an accomplished author and historian on the subject of airships. He has been called 'leader of the airship underground' during his earlier days with the Naval Airship Program at the start of World War II. During his active duty in the Navy (1942-1946), he was assigned to Commander Airship Patrol Group One, later Commander Fleet, Airships, Atlantic, then to Lakehurst. He entered civilian life in 1947, continuing to work with programs relating to airships, including the Office of Naval Research, The Helios project, and Skyhook. He continues to author numerous professional articles and books on airships.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
J. Gordon Vaeth, Gift, 1993, 1994-0011, NASM

General
General
Additional materials: Mr. Vaeth also donated a number of books and volumes of "The Airship Quarterly" which are housed in National Air and Space Museum Branch Library.
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
Airships Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Navy TC-14 (Airship) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vaeth, J. Gordon (Joseph Gordon), 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Project Skyhook Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Project Helios Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Office of Naval Research Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Navy. Naval Airship Program Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
ZRS-5 Macon (Airship) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
ZR-1 Shenandoah (Airship) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
ZR-3 Los Angeles (Airship) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
LZ 129 Hindenburg (Airship) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
LZ 120 Bodensee (Airship) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
ZRS-4 Akron (Airship) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Navy -- Aviation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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