Bartram Kelley Diaries

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0057
Creators:
Kelley, Bartnam., 1909-1998
Dates:
bulk 1941-1980
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.7 Cubic Feet
(6 boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 47 diaries/engineering notebooks, containing highly detailed information and data relating to the design and development of the Bell Model 30 (which became the Model 47), the UH-1 Huey and the 206 JetRanger series, among other craft.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Bartram "Bart" Kelley (1909-1998) was a pioneering and distinguished helicopter engineer whose career was spent working for the Bell Aircraft and Bell Helicopter companies. Hired by Arthur M. Young, Kelley was instrumental in the design, testing, and development of such Bell aircraft as the H-13 Sioux, UH-1 Iroquois, AH-1G Cobra, OH-58 Kiowa, and XV-15. He became chief engineer of Bell's helicopter division in the late 1940s. After retirement in 1975, he served as a consultant for Bell Helicopter Textron. Bart Kelley was a fellow of the Helicopter Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics, the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the Society of Aeronautical Engineers. He was inducted into the United States Army Aviation Hall of Fame in 1994.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Dorothea N. Kelley, Gift, 2011

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Bartram Kelley Diaries, Accession 2001-0057, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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
Helicopters Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bell 206A Jetranger Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) Series Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bell 30 Series Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bell 47 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diaries -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bell Helicopter Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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