Hindenburg Memorabilia Collection [von Meister]
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1996.0002
Creators:
von Meister, F.W. "Willy,", 1903-1978
Dates:
1925-1969
bulk 1934-1937
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
6 folders
Repository:
This collection consists of material relating to Friedrich Wilhelm. "Willy" von Meister and his activities with the airship industries of Germany and the United States.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of material relating to F. W. "Willy" von Meister and his activities with the airship industries of Germany and the United States. The collection includes Christmas cards, including one with a written note to von Meister from Thomas G. W. "Tex" Settle, USN, 1937; seventeen black and white photo prints and postcards of the Hindenburg and Hugo Eckener, the head of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin; five Hindenburg envelopes; eighteen Hindenburg baggage labels; a printed passenger list for the first crossing of the Hindenburg from Lakehurst, New Jersey to Frankfurt; newspaper and magazine articles on airships; a Maybach Motor Company brochure written by von Meister; and several letters. Also included are fifteen black and white photographs and two sets of postcards of the Dornier DO-X flying boat, and Dornier DO-X baggage labels.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection has been arranged by general subject and content.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Friedrich Wilhelm "Willy" von Meister (1903-1978) was the representative of the Zeppelin organization's activities in the United States: Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH, American Zeppelin Transport, Inc., and Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH, from 1928 until 1938. After the crash of the Hindenburg in 1937, he assisted Dr. Hugo Eckener, head of the Zeppelin organization, in his attempts to obtain helium from the United States for the company's airships.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Allan Janus, 2018.
Author
Allan Janus
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gerda Carmichael, Gift, 1995, NASM.1996.0002

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
Preferred Citation
Hindenburg Memorabilia Collection [von Meister], Acc. 1996.0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airships Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dornier Do X Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printed ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zeppelin LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Christmas cards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
von Meister, F.W. "Willy,", 1903-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
LZ 129 Hindenburg (Airship) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zeppelin-Reederei Co Corporate 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/