Gustave Whitehead Manuscript Collection [Gibbs-Smith]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0603
Creators:
Gibbs-Smith, Charles Harvard, 1909-
Dates:
1969-1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.45 Cubic feet
(1 legal document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of manuscripts and articles written by Charles H. Gibbs-Smith, in which he refutes Whitehead's claims. The collection contains the following manuscripts: 'The Flight Claims of Gustave Whitehead,' 'Gustave Whitehead: His Flight-Claims and his Place in History,' 'Gustave Whitehead,' 'Reflections on the Whitehead Claims to Powered Flight in 1902 and 1902,' 'An Open Letter on the Subject of the Flight-Claims of Gustave Whitehead,' and 'The Sorry Affair of Gustave Whitehead and His Alleged Powered Flight.'

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gustave Whitehead (1874-1927) was born in Hochst am Main, Bavaria. He immigrated to the United States and during the early 1900s experimented with aircraft design. According to his claims, he built several aircraft, which he flew several years before the Wrights' 1903 flight. Whitehead still has a number of followers trying to verify his claims.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Charles H. Gibbs-Smith, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0603, Smithsonian Institution

General
General
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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

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Wright (Brothers) 1903 Flyer Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Records Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- pre-1903 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes -- Design and construction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Gibbs-Smith, Charles Harvard, 1909- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whitehead, Gustave, 1874-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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