National Air and Space Museum Archives

Wright/McCook Field Still Photograph Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0172
Creators:
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)
Dates:
1918-1971
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
899.25 Cubic feet
(825 records center boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains the file of still photographs taken by the Air Force Material Division at McCook Field, Wright Field, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The material consists of over 340,000 black and white and color photographs illustrating the design, development and testing of military aircraft; structural components; and personal, emergency, and survival equipment. The collection also contains documentation of unsatisfactory materials and components, aircraft accident investigations, publicity, and development of McCook Field facilities to the present day Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The majority of the photos were taken as integral parts of the testing or investigation procedure for inclusion in resulting reports.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 1917 the United States Army Air Service established an aviation engineering section at McCook Field in Dayton, OH. In 1927 the Engineering Division, as it was then known, moved to nearby Wilbur Wright Field and there remained as the Air Force Material Division (AFMD) and Air Material Command (AMC) until Wright Field combined with Patterson Field to become Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1948. The Engineering Division was in charge of research and development for the Army Air Services and was a clearinghouse for the Army Air Services on aviation development worldwide.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
University of Wisconsin, Transfer, 1981, XXXX-0172, Public Domain

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

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Airplanes, Military -- Flight testing Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military -- Research Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aircraft survival equipment Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aircraft accidents Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes -- Design and construction Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States. Air Force Material Division Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Air Material Command Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCook Field, Ohio Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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