National Air and Space Museum Archives

Wright Field Technical Documents Library

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0428
Creators:
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)
Dates:
1915-1955
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
464.34 Cubic feet
(426 records center boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of reports and other documents on a variety of aviation-related topics, including general science (aeronautics, physics, chemistry, etc); military air service personnel, organization, and equipment for both US and foreign air forces; as well as operations, and so on. Information on foreign services and equipment is usually from military intelligence reports, although some foreing documents or translations are included. The material also includes a large section of test reports from the Material Division itself.

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 world. Throughout its history the Engineering Division/Material Division maintained a library of relevent documents, which was turned over to the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson and was later donated to the National Air and Space Museum.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
United States Air Force Museum, Transfer, 1962, XXXX-0428, 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
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Airplanes, Military -- Flight testing Topical 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