Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0391
Creators:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967
Dates:
1919-1946
bulk May 1919 to June 1919
Languages:
Collection is in
English
and
Portuguese
.
Physical Description:
1.74 Cubic feet
1 legal document box, three oversized boxes
Repository:
Rear Admiral Albert C. Read (1887-1967) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1907 and became Naval Aviator #24 in July 1915. In 1919, Read was the commander of the Curtiss NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic. The NC-4 covered 2150 nautical miles, from Nova Scotia to the Azores. The NC-4 was joined in the flight by the Curtiss NC-1 and Curtiss NC-3, but both the NC-1 and NC-3 were forced to land in the open sea. This collection consists of the following: black scrapbook containing photographs with US Navy numbers; newspaper front pages; reports; cable grams; signals and dispatches; the NC-4 log; biography of Read; and correspondence.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following: black scrapbook containing photographs with US Navy numbers; newspaper front pages; reports; cable grams; signals and dispatches; the NC-4 log; biography of Read; and correspondence in both Portuguese (with English translations) and English.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Rear Admiral Albert C. Read (1887-1967) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1907 and became Naval Aviator #24 in July 1915. In 1919, Read was the commander of the Curtiss NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic. The NC-4 covered 2150 nautical miles, from Nova Scotia to the Azores. The NC-4 was joined in the flight by the Curtiss NC-1 and Curtiss NC-3, but both the NC-1 and NC-3 were forced to land in the open sea.

Administration
Author
Elizabeth C. Borja
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Rear Admiral Albert C. Read, gift, 1962, XXXX.0391, NASM
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Elizabeth C. Borja, 2018.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
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.
Preferred Citation
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Biographies Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Logs (records) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transatlantic flights Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss NC-1 (P2N-1) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Records Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Curtiss NC-4 (P2N-1) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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