Research Records,
circa 1950-1971

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 97-007
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Naval History
Dates:
circa 1950-1971
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5.58 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the flag subject files of Rear Admiral William Rea Furlong, which were used by Dr. Harold D. Langley, Curator of Naval History, in editing a book on the history of the United States flag begun by Admiral Furlong and Commodore Byron McCandless in October 1962. The files were loaned to Langley around 1971, and later donated to the Division of Armed Forces History. For a more detailed history on Furlong's files and the flag book project, see Langley's "Background Information on Furlong Flag Files." Materials include an extensive body of correspondence of Admiral Furlong with McCandless; photographs and illustrations of various flags of the United States and other countries; magazine articles and newspaper clippings about flags; information on the origin of the U.S. flag book project; and Furlong's research notebooks. Admiral Furlong's original flag manuscript is located in Accession 97-128.

Notes
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Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-007, National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Naval History, Research Records

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Langley, Harold D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Furlong, William Rea, 1881-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCandless, Byron, 1881-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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