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Creators:
Scheffelin, Margaret Merrick
Dates:
1981-1984
Size:
6.54 Cubic feet ((6 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0007
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This accession primarily documents Dr. Margaret Merrick Scheffelin's membership to DACOWITS (March 1982 - December 1984). This material consists of published articles, newspaper clippings, and manuscripts, as well as DACOWITS meeting minutes and reports for the period of Dr. Scheffelin's tenure, as well as some personal correspondence and photograp...

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Creators:
Stewart, Homer
Dates:
1955-1958
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0010
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes Stewart's accumulated files covering the Committee's activities from Fall 1955 until its termination in May 1958, after the launch of the first US satellite. These papers give useful insights into the secret deliberations on the progress of selecting the Vanguard proposal and highlights the considerable problems of that sat...

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Level:
file
Collection ID:
Record Unit 45
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

In 1913 Secretary Walcott proposed to reopen the aeronautical laboratory which the Smithsonian had operated during the tenure of his predecessor, Samuel P. Langley, and which had been closed by his death in 1906. An advisory panel was created and held its first meeting in May 1913. The Smithsonian planned to operate the Laboratory in conjunction with interested civilian and military departments of the government, as well as private persons and firms, on a cost-recoverable basis. A committee composed of Smithsonian, governmental, and private representatives was set up to direct the laboratory. The laboratory did manage to oversee the retesting of the Langley aerodrome by Glenn H. Curtiss in 1915, a matter of some controversy at the time. As war broke out in Europe, however, concern for the state of American aeronautics led to the creation of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in 1915 by act of Congress. It included most of the members of the older committee but added numerous others as well. The newer body was more concerned with practical issues of the time, especially so once America entered World War I. The records of the original Smithsonian group are included with those of NACA in the interest of completeness, and because it does seem to have been the parent of the later body. NACA dealt with the issues of industrial readiness; education in aeronautics; production of aircraft for the war effort; and related policy issues in the aeronautical field. The first committee members were Brig. Gen. George P. Scriven, H. C. Richardson, Joseph S. Ames, Captain M. L. Bristol, Michael I. Pupin, Lt. Col. Samuel Reber, S. W. Stratton, and Charles D. Walcott.

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Creators:
Weick, Fred E., 1899-1993
Dates:
1899-1984
bulk 1949-1957
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0425
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Aeronautical engineer Fred E. Weick (1899-1993) had a profound effect on light aircraft development. He was responsible for the development of NACA's low-drag cowling for radial engines, introduced the concept of "fifty foot obstacle clearance" as a measure of aircraft take-off performance, and was instrumental in the development of several aircraft, including the Piper Pawnee and Piper Cherokee.

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Creators:
Lederer, Jerome, 1902-
Dates:
1925-1965
Size:
9.72 Cubic feet ((8 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0410
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of FSF material from Lederer's tenure as FSF. The material consists of safety pamphlets, accident investigation reports, correspondence, and memos published or received by FSF, as well as papers, letters, pamphlets, and bulletins addressed to or used by Lederer. The collection also includes CAB Safety Bulletins, National Ad...

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Creators:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Space Science and Exploration Department
Dates:
1950-1974
bulk 1959-1974
Size:
13.08 Cubic feet ((12 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0154
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material gathered by the Space Science and Exploration Department, National Air and Space Museum, relating to the United States space program through the Skylab missions. The material consists of photos and reference material covering a wide variety of subjects, including space suits, food, lifting bodies, and other supp...

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Creators:
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927
Dates:
1851-1940 and undated
Size:
108.59 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (84 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 12x17 box) (2 16x20 boxes) (8 5x8 boxes) (oversized materials and framed panoramas)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7004
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Charles D. Walcott Collection Papers (Record Unit 7004) were given to the Smithsonian Institution by his wife, Mary Vaux Walcott, with certain more recent additions. The Archives would like to thank Dr. Ellis L. Yochelson, United States Geological Survey, and Frederick J. Collier, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural His...

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Creators:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dates:
1966-1977
Size:
3.36 Cubic feet ((2 Records center boxes) (2 flatboxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1988.0114
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection documents the development of space suits and accessories for post-Mercury manned missions. The material includes acceptance data packages and test papers for the suits, life support systems, and survival rucksack which chart the testing and development of these systems.

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Creators:
United States. Army Ballistic Missile Agency
Dates:
1958-1962
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (One slim letter box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2020.0031
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following four reports relating to Project Horizon, 1958 - 1962.

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Creators:
United States. Works Progress Administration
Dates:
1937
Size:
0.18 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0288
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

In 1937, the Works Progress Administration's (WPA) Airways and Airports Division organized an airport inspection trip to review work undertaken at various airports under the WPA's auspices, to determine what work still needed done to develop the nation's aviation infrastructure, and to evaluate which of those future projects could be undertaken by the WPA. This collection consists of a scrapbook documenting the inspection trip.

This collection is in English.

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