Guide to the Paul MacCready Innovative Lives Presentation

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0842
Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Judd, Michael
MacCready, Paul, 1925-
Dates:
November 8, 2002
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.25 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection includes nine (9) original Beta Cam SP videos documenting interviews with Paul MacCready, the father of human powered flight. MacCready invented the Gossamer Condor and Gossamer Albatross.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Born September 25, 1925 in New Haven, Connecticut. He began flying in his teens and received formal flight training from the Navy during World War II. After the war, MacCready earned a physics degree from Yale University and a doctorate in aeronautical engineering from California Institute of Technology.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection unprocessed.
Existence and Location of Copies
Series 1: Original Videos, was digitized in 2015. See repository for details.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Created by the Innovative Lives Program of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Paul MacCready Innovative Lives Presentation, November 8, 2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
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.

Custodial History
Custodial History
The collection was transferred from the Lemelson Center to the Archives Center on June 24, 2003.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
BetaCam SP (videotape format) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oral history -- 2000-2010 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Solar energy -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gliders (Aeronautics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Physics -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineering -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews -- 2000-2010 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videotapes Type 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