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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
Hardesty, Von, 1939-
Dates:
1917-2000
bulk 1981-1986
Size:
13.38 Cubic feet (11 legal document boxes, 1 shoe box (5 x 8 inches), 6 records center boxes )
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0060
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of background material collected in support of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) exhibit "Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation" (opened in 1982) and its companion book (published 1983) by curators Von Hardesty and Dominick Pisano, a related symposium, educational materials, and a travelling version of the exhibit. The collection contains photographs and textual materials used in the exhibit and book, internal correspondence and memoranda, and a large amount of material gathered for research purposes but not used in any "Black Wings" production.

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Creators:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-
Dates:
1928-1990
Size:
75.03 Cubic feet (168 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0023
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 72 linear feet of the papers of Benjamin O. Davis. Included are the following types of material: programs, invitations, certificates, correspondence, published material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Wittmann, Otto, 1911-2001
Dates:
1932-1996
Size:
10.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wittotto
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of museum director, art consultant and curator Otto Wittmann (1911-2001)date from 1932 to 1996 and measure 10.1 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and other files concerning Wittmann's career as Director of the Toledo Museum of Art and as trustee and acting chief curator of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Eleven scrapbooks contain materials primarily relating to the activities of the Toledo Museum of Art, but also contain documentation of Wittmann's World War II service in the Art Looting Investigation Unit (ALIU) of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the present day CIA. Also found within the papers are files relating to his work with the National Endownment of the Arts, Arts and Artifacts Indemnification Committee, scattered biographical information, and personal correspondence.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1976, 1991-1999, and undated
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of slides documenting events, exhibitions, and facilities associated with the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Subjects include the construction and opening of the NASM building on the Mall; planning for the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center; the 30th Anniversary video; the exhibitions GPS: A New Constellation, Arriba!:...

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Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963
Dates:
1906-1965
bulk 1912-1930
Size:
1.04 Linear feet
1.09 Cubic feet (1 records center box; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Major General Frank Purdy Lahm (1877-1963) was the first balloon pilot, the first airship pilot, and the first airplane pilot in the US Army. Like his father, Frank Samuel Lahm, his early interest was in ballooning, and in 1906 he won the James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. In 1909 Lahm and Lt. Frederick E. Humphreys were trained by Orville and Wilbur Wright to fly the first plane the US Army purchased from the Wrights. In 1912 he was made commanding officer of the US Army Flying School in the Philippines, and during World War I he was commander of the Second Army Air Service. Following the war Lahm founded the Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, a source of great pride to him, but was reassigned in 1931 as air attaché and later military attaché to France and Belgium. When Lahm retired from the military in 1941 he had distinguished himself as recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and the French Legion of Honor. This collection consists of photographs and news clippings detailing Lahm's military career and his personal life.

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Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992
Dates:
1824-1992
Size:
241.95 Cubic feet (488 boxes plus flat files)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0063
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Paul E. Garber Collection documents Paul Edward Garber's life, both personal and professional, prior to and during his 72-year tenure at the National Air and Space Museum.

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Creators:
Purnell, Louis R., interviewee
Dates:
1993-1994
Size:
13 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9578
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Crossfield, A. Scott (Albert Scott), 1921-
Dates:
1940 - 2004
Size:
18.71 Cubic feet (42 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0041
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of over nine cubic feet of material documenting Scott Crossfield's aviation career, with emphasis on his involvement with the North American X-15. The following types of material are included: correspondence; reel to reel tapes; papers, manuscripts; newspaper and magazine clippings; aviation manuals; photographs; film; and Crossfield's notes and reports.

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Creators:
Fobes, Ramon D.
Dates:
Circa 1946-1954
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2017.0027
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Ramon D. Fobes collected a few items during his travels circa 1946-1954 while on active duty with the US Army. This collection contains six 35mm color slides of military aircraft at US bases in Puerto Rico, the Pacific, and Korea, and two items of ephemera Fobes probably picked up on his 1947 trip to Japan: a menu and a Naval Air Transport pamphlet.

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