Jeannette Piccard Documents and Copy Prints

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0045
Creators:
Piccard, Jeanette.
Dates:
1979
1930s
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.01 Cubic feet
One legal folder.
Repository:
This collection consists of items sent from Jeannette Piccard to National Air and Space Museum curator Claudia Oakes about her 1934 flight.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following: a 1979 letter from Jeannette Piccard to National Air and Space Museum curator Claudia Oakes, about her flight; a four page description by Piccard about the October 23, 1934 flight; a copy of a page of the flight log; and copy negatives and prints of 13 images, presumably lent by Piccard to the Museum for copying.

Arrangement
Arrangement
No arrangement.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jeannette Piccard (1895 - 1981) was the first women to reach the stratosphere. Piccard earned her balloon license in the summer of 1934, and on October 23rd of that year she, along with her husband Jean Piccard, lifted off in their balloon, A Century of Progress. Jeannette Piccard piloted the balloon to a height of 57,979 feet, while Jean Piccard was the scientific observer. With this flight Jeannette Piccard became the holder of the women's altitude record; she held this record until Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova's space flight in 1963.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2020.
Author
Patti WIlliams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Jeannette Piccard, Gift, 1979, NASM.2019.0045

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Jeannette Piccard Documents and Copy Prints, NASM.2019.0045, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballooning Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Copy prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1960-2000 Type 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/