Query: National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics
R. E. G. (Ron) Davies Air Transport Collection
Creators:
Davies, R. E. G. (Ronald Edward George)
Dates:
bulk 1910s to 2010
1847 to 2011
Size:
61.38 Cubic feet (143 document boxes; 4 cassette boxes; 10 shoeboxes; 1 oversize box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0604
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

R. E. G. (Ron) Davies (1921 -2011) was an English airline historian, who worked in airline marketing research before joining the National Air and Space Museum in 1981. He served as a curator until his retirement in 2011. This reference collection was compiled by Davies during his career and consists of historical data and materials—including photographs, timetables, and memorabilia—from the airlines of the world.

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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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Dr. Hugh L. Dryden Memorabilia
Creators:
Dryden, Hugh L. (Hugh Latimer), Dr., 1898-1965
Dates:
1903-1974
bulk 1940-1965
Size:
1.48 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0021
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Dr. Hugh L. Dryden was an aerodynamicist by training, a career civil servant, and a government official. With degrees in physics and mathematics he became chief of the aerodynamics section of the National Bureau of Standards and eventually served as the first deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This collection consists of memorabilia relating to Dryden's career.

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Ramon D. Fobes Collection
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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National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
261 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.C
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.

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Frank Purdy Lahm Collection
Creators:
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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1906 Automobile and Aero Clubs of America Joint Show Photographs
Creators:
Beals, Jessie Tarbox
Dates:
January 13-20, 1906
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 folder, 19 gelatin silver print photographs)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0902
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Sixteen photographs by Jesse Tarbox Beals of the aeronautical exhibits at the Automobile and Aero Clubs of America Joint Show held January 13-20, 1906, in the third-floor gymnasium of the 69th Regiment Armory, New York City.

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Alfred Victor Verville Papers
Creators:
Verville, Alfred V.
Verville Aircraft Company
Dates:
1886-1969
Size:
53.375 Linear feet (102 containers: 89 legal size document boxes, 2 shoeboxes, 10 flatboxes, 1 large format folder)
5 Film reels (1 35mm, two 16mm, and 2 8mm films)
50.008 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0173
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains Verville's personal papers. The material relates mainly to his various aeronautical concerns as well as his involvement with military aviation. The collection includes a large number of photos tracing the development of Curtiss aircraft and Naval Aviation, and especially documenting the design, construction, and flights of a replica of the Navy's first aircraft, the Curtiss A-1 'Triad', built under Verville's direction by the Bureau of Aeronautics to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of Naval Aviation in 1961. Also included are a large number of blueprints and photos of Verville-designed aircraft, especially those developed by the Verville Aircraft Co. in 1928 - 1931

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Tom D. Crouch Papers
Creators:
Crouch, Tom D.
Dates:
1942-1946, 1962-2016
Size:
3.03 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-201
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the personal papers of Tom D. Crouch, a senior curator of aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Crouch joined the curatorial staff at NASM in 1974 to assist with preparing exhibitions for the opening of the museum in 1976. In 1985, he transferred to the National …

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United States Space Program Oral History Collection [Kapp]
Creators:
Kapp, Michael
Dates:
1939-1977 and undated
Size:
30.01 Cubic feet (44 legal document boxes; 9 letter document boxes; 8 audio boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0138
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of reel to reel audio tapes relating to the United States space program. The material includes recordings of events, missions, press conferences, and other happenings from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs.

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