Exhibition Records,
1978-2010

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 18-172
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Aeronautics Division
Dates:
1978-2010
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting updates to the "Black Wings" exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum as well as educational outreach, publications, research, special events, and other activities pertaining to groundbreaking African American aviators. The "Black Wings" exhibition opened in 1982 in the Pioneers of Flight Gallery and initially focused on the Tuskegee Airmen. The exhibition was periodically updated and its content broadened. A traveling version of the exhibit, which began touring in 2011, was developed in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. These records were created and maintained by a number of curators over time, including Cathleen Lewis, Space History Division, and Von Hardesty and Peter L. Jakab, Aeronautics Division. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, scripts, clippings, event announcements, lecture notes, visitor comment forms, agreements, and related materials.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-172, National Air and Space Museum. Aeronautics Division, Exhibition Records

Keywords
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Lewis, Cathleen S., 1958- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hardesty, Von, 1939- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jakab, Peter L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Space History Division Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Pioneers of Flight Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tuskegee Airmen Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Wings (Exhibition) (1982- : Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Wings (Traveling exhibition) (2011-2015) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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African American air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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