Donald G. Cathcart Ballooning Collection
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0344
Creators:
Cathcart, Donald Guthrie, 1889-
Dates:
1932-1965
bulk 1932-1951
Languages:
English
Collection is in
English
.
Physical Description:
0.45 Cubic feet
(1 legal document box)
Repository:
This collection consists of the following: photographs of Donald Cathcart during training at the Army Balloon schools at Arcadia, California (Ross Field) and at Ft. Omaha, Nebraska; miscellaneous material on the National Association of American Balloon Corps Veterans (NAABCV) including copies of "Haul Down & Ease Off", the official publication of the NAABCV, membership lists; and several copies of the "Wingfoot Lighter than Air Society Bulletin".

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following: photographs of Donald Cathcart during training at the Army Balloon schools at Arcadia, CA (Ross Field) and at Ft. Omaha, NE; miscellaneous material on the NAABCV including copies of Haul Down & Ease Off, the official publication of the National Association of American Balloon Corps Veterans (NAABCV) and membership lists; and several copies of the Wingfoot Lighter than Air Society Bulletin.
Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The Donald G. Cathcart Ballooning Collection is arranged by content type.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Donald Guthrie Cathcart [1889-1973] reported to the United States Army Balloon School in 1917. He was a free balloon pilot, an aerial observer, and flight instructor before his honorable discharge in 1920. Cathcart served at both Ross Field, Arcadia, California, and Fort Omaha, Nebraska. He was also a member of National Association of American Balloon Corps Veterans (NAABCV) and the Wingfoot Lighter than Air Society.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2016. Finding aid encoded and digital assets attached by Allan Janus, 2020.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donald G. Cathcart, gift, 1964-1965, XXXX-0344, NASM

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
Donald G. Cathcart Ballooning Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0344, 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
Balloons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Cathcart, Donald Guthrie, 1889- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Association of American Balloon Corps Veterans Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wingfoot Lighter-Than-Air Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Air Service. Army Balloon School -- Ross Field, Cal. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Air Service. Army Balloon School -- Fort Omaha, Neb. Corporate Name 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/