Evelyn Way Kendall Early Aviation and Balloon Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0053
Creators:
Kendall, Evelyn Way
Dates:
1783-1969
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.41 Cubic feet
8 boxes; 1 map folder
Repository:
The Evelyn Way Kendall Early Aviation and Balloon Collection documents early aeronautical history from the 18th century to the 1960s in art, prints, photographs, posters, manuscripts, and ephemera.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of eight boxes of material, comprising approximately 4.41 cubic feet of material, consisting of works on paper – photographs, sheet music, broadsides and handbills, postcards, trade cards, newspapers and magazines. Fine art – paintings, prints and engravings, and objects – were retained in the National Air and Space Museum's Art Collection.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged by size of the collection material, from small to large.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Evelyn Way Kendall Early Aviation and Balloon Collection documents early aeronautical history from the 18th century to the 1960s. From the early 1920s to the 1960s, Evelyn Way Kendall amassed over 1,000 works of art, prints, photographs, posters, objects, manuscripts, books, and ephemera documenting the history of flight. The artworks and archival material in her collection convey a sense of the wonder and excitement experienced by those who witnessed the birth of flight during the ballooning era, and at the dawn of powered flight in the 20th century. 

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Allan Janus, 2018.
Author
Allan Janus
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Archives of the Norfolk Charitable Trust, Gift, 2015, 2015.0053

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
Evelyn Way Kendall Early Aviation and Balloon Collection, Acc. 2015.0053, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics in art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballooning Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons -- History Topic 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/