Howard Levy Photography Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2010.0040
Creators:
Levy, Howard, 1921-2010
Dates:
bulk 1937-2009
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
185.43 Cubic Feet
(215 boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 200 linear feet of collection material consisting mostly of Mr. Levy's photography. The following formats are represented: black and white negatives; black and white prints; color transparencies; and 35mm slides. The collection also includes articles written by Levy and the reference material he gathered to write those stories.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Howard Levy (1921-2010) was one of the nation's outstanding aviation photographers. Levy took his first airplane photograph at Floyd Bennett Field in 1936 and sold his first aviation photograph in 1937. His work spans from 1936 until his last photo shoot in May of 2009. His work has appeared in dozens of publications, including Smithsonian, Air Progress, AOPA Pilot, Kitplanes, Look, Sport Pilot, and Air & Space. He also was published in many European flight magazines. Levy was an assistant editor for Look magazine for 25 years and a founding member of the American Aviation Historical Society. During World War II he was a US Army Air Force photographer, and he shot military aircraft in Egypt, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, India and Bengal. He photographed aircraft at factories, airports, museums and air shows, including the Paris Air Show which he attended for thirty years. In 2003 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Symposium of Photographers

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
David Daniel, Gift, 2010

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Howard Levy Photography Collection, Accession 2010-0040, 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
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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/