US Army Air Service Copy Photographs [Relyea]
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2004.0050
Creators:
Relyea, Eleanor
Dates:
bulk 1909-1940
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
(2 folders)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following items copied from Mrs. Eleanor Relyea's album: eleven black and white 8 by 11 inch copy prints of early Air Service photography, including images of the Wright Military Flyer at Fort Myer, a portrait of Glenn Curtiss, images of air-to-air refueling, and images of General William L. "Billy" Mitchell with General Mason M. Patrick; a copy of a publication entitled "Flight in Literature" by Ernest Jones; a copy of a letter to Mrs. Relyea from General Benjamin Delahauf Foulois; and a copy of a memorandum from General Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold. There is also an original 10 by 13 inch black and white photograph of General Mitchell, signed by him to Mrs. Relyea.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Eleanor Relyea (d. 1951) started her employment with the U.S. War Department working as a clerk for the Signal Corps in 1905. She retired from the War Department in 1935, as a Chief Clerk of the US Army Air Corps. Mrs. Relyea compiled a photo album relating to her work with the Army Air Corps, which included photographs and letters from important aviation personalities, including General William L. "Billy" Mitchell.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Eleanor Ford, Gift, 2004

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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
CUS Army Air Service Copy Photographs [Relyea], Acc. 2004-0050, 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
Wright (Co) Type A Military (Signal Corps No. 1) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mitchell, William, 1879-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foulois, Benjamin Delahauf, 1879-1967 Personal 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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