Theodore von Karman Collection Microfiche

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0537
Creators:
Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
Dates:
1871-1963
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Cubic Feet
(10 shoeboxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection covers von Karman's life, but the core of the collection is records relating to: his career in Germany after World War I; materials pertaining to his assocation with such organizations as the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics, the National Advisory Committee on Aviation, the United States Air Force, and the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics; and personal and scientific correspondence with colleagues and students from around the world.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Theodore von Karman (1881-1963) was an accomplished physicist, aerodynamicist, applied mathematician, and science advisor. Born in Hungary, von Karman received a degree in mechanical engineering from The Royal Joseph Technical University, and a doctor's degree from The University of Gottingen. In 1930, von Karman was appointed as professor of aeronautics, director of the Daniel Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the Califonia Institute of Technology, and director of the Daniel Guggenheim Airship Institute at Akron Ohio. He was a founding member of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences and was the recipient of many awards, including the U.S. Medal of Merit and the first U.S. National Medal of Science.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
California Institute of Technology, unknown, 1980, XXXX-0537, California Institute of Technology

General
General
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access, restrictions on permission to publish.
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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics -- Research Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Air Force Corporate 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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