Early Aeronautical Writings

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0923
Dates:
1755-1963
bulk 1755-1919
Languages:
English
,
French
,
German
,
Italian
,
Russian
,
Spanish; Castilian
,
Portuguese
.
Physical Description:
3.28 Cubic feet
7 boxes
Repository:
This collection consists of approximately 3.28 cubic feet of early periodicals, articles, pamphlets, and other publications relating to various aspects of aviation including kites; balloons; events relating to aviation; personalities involved in aviation; aerial navigation; airships; airplanes; aerial combat; models; and aerial photography. The majority of writings in the collection date to the time period from 1755 through 1919, but there some later pieces dating to the 1920s through the 1960s. Most of the items in the collection are in English, but there are also some writings in French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of approximately 3.28 cubic feet of early periodicals, articles, pamphlets, and other publications relating to various aspects of aviation including kites; balloons; events relating to aviation; personalities involved in aviation; aerial navigation; airships; airplanes; aerial combat; models; and aerial photography. The majority of writings in the collection date to the time period from 1755 through 1919, but there some later pieces dating to the 1920s through the 1960s. Most of the items in the collection are in English, but there are also some writings in French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged first by language and then by date within each section.

Administration
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Various sources including material transferred from Smithsonian Institution Libraries, gifts from various donors, and material found in collection, NASM.XXXX.0923.
Processing Information
Arranged and described (2009), updated and encoded (2021) by Jessamyn Lloyd.

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
Early Aeronautical Writings, NASM.XXXX.0923, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

More Information

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kites Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airships Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
https://airandspace.si.edu/archives