National Air and Space Museum Archives

Robert B. Meyer Jr. Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0184
Creators:
Meyer, Robert B.
Dates:
1898-1980
bulk 1963-1980
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
22.45 Cubic feet
(19 records center boxes) (2 flatboxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of Meyer's research files. The material contains research files, manuscripts, and photo layouts for several of his books, as well as correspondence and photographs related his work as curator. The material covers all aspects of aero engines, including assembly, operation, and restoration.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert B. Meyer, Jr. (1921-1995) was the first Curator of Propulsion in the Aeronautics Department of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Smithsonian Institution (1959-1980). A native of Locust Valley, New York, Meyer was a Yale University graduate and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war he worked as an insurance broker before joining the museum in 1959. He authored a number of books on the development of aircraft engines. Following his retirement, Meyer remained active in NASM's docent program.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Robert B. Meyer, Jr., gift, 1984, XXXX-0184, unknown

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
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes -- Rocket engines Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes -- Motors Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes -- Jet propulsion Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Meyer, Robert B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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