Guide to David Gittens Innovative Lives Presentation
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0598
Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Gittens, David
Dates:
May 7, 1997
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.35 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Original and reference videos documenting an NMAH children's program by David Gittens, the inventor of the Ikenga 5302 gyroplane.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into four series.
Series 1: Original videos, 1997
Series 2: Master videos, 1997
Series 3: Reference Videos, 1997
Series 4; Photographs, 1997

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gittens's Ikenga 5302 has several applications--aerial photography, aerial surveying, air courier, border patrol, cattle herding, commuting, crop spraying, flying doctors, intelligence gathering, pipe line inspection, postal service, reconnaissance, and search and rescue. The name Ikenga is derived from Ibomythology in Eastern Nigeria and refers to the creative life forces of humanity.

Administration
Author
Alison L. Oswald
Custodial History
This video documentation was created by the Innovative Lives Program of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation May 7, 1997. The collection was transferred to the Archives Center on July 8, 1997.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Made for the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Existence and Location of Copies
Series 1: Original Videos, was digitized in 2015. See repository for details.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, July 21, 1997.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research but the original videos are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Preferred Citation
David Gittens Innovative Lives Presentation, May 7, 1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Related Materials
The Ikenga 5302 gyroplane is part of National Air and Space Museum's collections, housed at the Garber facility, Silver Hill, Maryland.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Autogiros Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventions -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videotapes -- 1990-2000 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventors -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lectures -- 1990-2000 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slides Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gyro 200 Company. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives