North American Rockwell (Harrison Storms) Film Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0021
Creators:
Storms, Harrison A., Jr., 1915-1992
Dates:
[ca. 1950s-1980s]
bulk [ca. 1960s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
(25 film cans)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of fifty-three films made by North American Rockwell during Storms' association with the corporation. This collection also consists of a folder of biographical information on Storms and 213 slides, which include the following topics: Apollo projects; Soviet spacecraft at an unknown Soviet museum; and images of the Bell 47G helicopter.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Harrison A. Storms, Jr., (1915-1992) helped design Apollo spacecraft and many other aerospace vehicles. A former executive of Rockwell International and its predecessor company, North American Aviation, Storms made contributions to over 40 aircraft and space vehicles. Storms received his bachelor and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University, and an aeronautical engineering degree from the California Institute of Technology. Storms was then employed as an aeronautical researcher at North American Aviation in 1941 and during World War II contributed to the advancement of jet propulsion technology. After World War II, Storms served as Chief Engineer of the X-15 program, and also helped design the F-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre Jet, F-100 Super Sabre and the XB-70. Storms went on to become the President of North American's Space and Information Systems Division which won contracts for both the Saturn second stage launch vehicle and the Apollo command and service modules for the successful lunar landing program. Storms was the recipient of many honors and awards and a member of several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Phyllis Storms, gift, 1999, 1999-0021, North American Rockwell?

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
North American P-51 Mustang Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North American X-15 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North American F-86 Sabre Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North American F-100 Super Sabre (Sabre 45) Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Storms, Harrison A., Jr., 1915-1992 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
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