Query: Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
Creators:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Dates:
1868-1972
bulk 1925-1949
Size:
212.29 Cubic feet (598 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0067
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the corporate records of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Included in the collection are technical and engineering reports of Curtiss-Wright Airplane Division's operations in St. Louis (Robertson), MO (1935-1945) and Buffalo, NY, (1932-1945), as well as AAS Material Division and AAF Air Technical Services Command memorandum reports collected by Curtiss-Wright's St. Louis and Buffalo technical reference libraries. The collection also contains the files of Curtiss-Wright's Patent Department, which hold records of patents filed by Curtiss-Wright and patent-infringement cases involving Curtiss-Wright. Also included in the collection are specifications issued by and photos commissioned by the Keystone Aircraft Corporation (Huff-Daland Airplanes, Inc. until March 1927), which had been acquired by Wright in 1928 along with Loening Aeronautical Engineering Corp., and formed the Keystone Division of Curtiss-Wright until 1932 when Keystone's Bristol, PA factory closed its doors. The collection also contains financial records of the Curtiss-Wright Airports Corporation, which was liquidated in 1936, as well as an extensive negative collection featuring Curtiss-Wright aircraft from the 1930s and 1940s, concentrated especially on the war years.

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Paul Edward Garber Oral History Interviews
Creators:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992, interviewee
Dates:
1974
Size:
8 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9592
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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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
Creators:
Rowe, Basil Lee
Dates:
1927-1957
bulk 1928-1931
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0487
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of first day air mail covers collected by pilot and philatelic enthusiast Basil Lee Rowe, predominantly during his career as an airline pilot for Pan American Airways (PAA) in the Caribbean area in the period 1927-1931. Collection includes covers carried by Charles A. Lindbergh in his Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" during his tour of the Caribbean in February 1928, and covers autographed by many of the early airline pilots who carried them, including Cy Caldwell, Edwin Musik, Caspar D. Swinson, Charles R. Parmelee, and Rowe himself.

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Fokker C-2, Civil America Christening Album
Dates:
1927
Size:
0.35 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0076
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Fokker C-2, Civil America was intended to be a contender for the $25,000 prize offered by New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig to the first aviator to fly an aircraft directly across the Atlantic between New York and Paris. The aircraft was sponsored by Rodman Wanamaker and the crew consisted of Richard Evelyn Byrd, Bertrand Blanchard "Bert" Acosta, George Otto Noville, and Bernt Balchen. This album contains photos and authenticating information relating to the christening of the aircraft.

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Charles Arens Scrapbooks
Creators:
Arens, Charles A., 1895-1967
Dates:
1911-1960
Size:
1.05 Cubic feet (4 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0016
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of four albums and some additional material including photographs (many of which appear to be originals); news clippings; catalogues and advertisements; event programs; and other ephemera.

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NASM Historical Files
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
circa 1956-1970
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-145
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the history of events, collections, and collections care at the National Air and Space Museum (known as the National Air Museum prior to 1966). Materials include written histories, aircraft lists, fact sheets, model specifications, pamphlets, and related materials.

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Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection
Creators:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973
Dates:
circa 1960s-1970s
Size:
4.36 Cubic feet (4 records center boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0450
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 355 biographies written by Harold E. Morehouse and intended for publication. These biographies discuss Morehouse's fellow early aviation pioneers, many of whom belong to the Early Birds, an organization open to those who soloed before December 17, 1916. Each biography discusses the subject's life and the majority of biographies include a photograph of the individual.

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Audiovisual Records
Dates:
1967-1976
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-185
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of films depicting buildings, museum objects, and events at the Smithsonian Institution (SI). Many of the films show the construction of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and the installation of its aircraft. Other subjects include giant pandas at the National Zoological Park, construction of the …

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Permanent Administrative Files
Creators:
United States National Museum
Dates:
1877-1975
Size:
337.16 cu. ft. (672 document boxes) (116 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 192
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records prior to 1907 consist mostly of incoming correspondence (outgoing correspondence can be found in record unit 112). After 1907 the records contain both incoming and outgoing correspondence. Much of the material consists of routine public inquiries. In addition, these records document museum accessions and Smithsonian expeditions and field trips. Other topics include …

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Fairchild Industries, Inc. collection
Creators:
Fairchild Aircraft Corp
Dates:
1919-1980
Size:
277.95 Cubic feet (255 records center boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0060
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of historical files on FI, its predecessors, and subsidiaries. The material consists primarily of historical/public relations material, including photographs and brochures, but also includes significant amounts of business records for FEAC, Kreider-Reisner, Hiller, Republic, Ranger, Stratos, and Swearingen. The collection also documents Fairchild's joint ventures with Fokker, Pilatus, and other aircraft manufacturers. The material also includes an extensive negative collection as well as film and videotape libraries.

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