Wright 1903 Flyer "Operation Homecoming" Scrapbook
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0393
Creators:
National Air Museum (U.S.)
Dates:
1948-1949
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.66 Cubic feet
1 flatbox
Repository:
This scrapbook chronicles the return of the Wright 1903 Flyer to the United States, beginning with the early negotiations with England to the reception at the Smithsonian following receipt of the aircraft.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This scrapbook chronicles the return of the Wright 1903 Flyer from the early negotiations with England to the reception following receipt of the aircraft. The scrapbook includes the following types of material: reception invitation and program; remarks from the reception; a letter sent by Harry Truman which was read during the reception; newspaper articles; and photographs, including shots of the curators setting up the display and hanging the aircraft in the National Air Museum in the North Hall of Arts and Industry Building.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
After disagreements with the Smithsonian Institution, Orville Wright elected to loan his Wright 1903 Flyer to the Science Museum in England. Upon his death, an agreement was reached to return to aircraft to the United States where it would be housed by the National Air Museum.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Patricia Williams in 2002, encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd in 2019.
Author
Patricia Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Prepared by the National Air Museum, Transfer, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0393

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
Wright 1903 Flyer "Operation Homecoming" Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.0393, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright (Brothers) 1903 Flyer Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Programs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science Museum of London Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air Museum (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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/