Edward P. Baldwin Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2017.0010
Creators:
Baldwin, Edward P.
Dates:
bulk 1944-1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7.31 Cubic feet
(29 boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 7.31 cubic feet of material created by Edward Baldwin during his tenure as a engineer for Kelly Johnson at Lockheed Skunk Works, 1944-1982. The collection consists of original pencil on vellum Skunk Works drawings, blueprints, design studies, logs, engineering notebooks, photographs, technical manuals, correspondence, newspaper articles and newsletters relating to his work on Lockheed aircraft, including the development of the P-80, SR-71, F-94, F-104, F-117 and the U-2.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edward Baldwin received his degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1940 from West Virginia University. After graduation he moved to California and began working at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. He was first assigned to the Special Airplane Projects group, where he worked on the Model 10 Electra, Model 12 Electra Jr, Model B-14, Hudson Bomber and the Model 18 Lodestar. Baldwin was then placed on loan to the P-38 and R6-O Constitution projects. In March of 1944, Baldwin was asked by Dick Boehme to join the Fuselage Design Group of the Advanced Development Projects (ADP) "Skunk Works." Baldwin worked on the P-80, before working on the F-94C and the XF-104. In November of 1954, Baldwin was placed on the U-2 project, where he developed the configuration of the aircraft and completed the design. Baldwin also worked on the ADP's Archangel Program to develop a Mach 3+ reconnaissance aircraft, which became known as the SR-71. Baldwin was then assigned to the "Have Blue" program, which was the Skunk Work's entry into the Stealth Prototype competition. Baldwin was responsible for all structural design of the two test vehicles and when Lockheed won the contract, became the Deputy Program Manager for Structures of the F-117. He retired in September 1982, after the first four production F-117 aircraft were delivered to the Air Force.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Barbara Sulier and Robert Baldwin, Gift, 2016

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Edward P. Baldwin Collection, Accession 2017-0010, 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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Lockheed (F-80) P-80A Shooting Star Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lockheed U-2 Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lockheed SR-71 (Blackbird) Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Lockheed F-104 Starfighter Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lockheed F-94 Starfire Family Topic 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
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/