Query: Bell Aircraft Corporation
Jean Warren (J. W.) Seele Aircraft Photography Collection
Creators:
Seele, Jean W. (Jean Warren), 1924-1993
Dates:
[ca. 1950s-1970s]
Size:
12.11 Cubic feet ((1 shoebox) (7 slide and card cabinets))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0057
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 6000 color slides and over 2000 negatives/prints (a mixture of color and black and white) of civil and military aircraft taken by Seele, circa 1950s-1970s. The shots were taken in the United States, specifically in the Midwest. Aircraft from the following manufacturers are represented: Aero Commander, Arrow …

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Melvin B. Zisfein Papers
Dates:
1947-1995 and undated
Size:
3.43 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-002
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Included in this collection are articles, reports, notebooks, photographs, slides, and certificates and awards. There is very little personal correspondence, but papers written by Zisfein contained in this collection seem to represent some of his major writings. Of special note are 15 notebooks kept by Zisfein at NASM, which contain notes …

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Correspondence
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Astronautics
Dates:
1965-1984, with materials dating from circa 1953
Size:
32 cu. ft. (64 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 398
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection deals chiefly with Durant's tenure as Assistant Director for Astronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Perhaps the single topic of greatest interest is the effort to obtain a building for NASM, which was accomplished on July 1, 1976, when the new museum opened. A parallel theme concerns …

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Fairchild Aircraft Corporation Report # 2419 Test of Flap Control Bell Crank for the Fairchild 24J and 24K Airplanes
Level:
file
Dates:
January 6, 1938
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0060
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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XLR-25-CW-1 Curtiss-Wright Rocket Engine Power Plant for the Bell X-2, Photos
Level:
file
Dates:
UNDATED
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0067
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Report No. 7010, File No. none. "Manufacturing Practice at the Bell Aircraft Company, Buffalo, N.Y." submitted by the Engineering Dept., UNDATED
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0067
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Conferences with Curtiss, Bell & Chrysler Representatives re Production of Aircraft Parts by the Cycle-Weld Process, EXP-M-51/4537-1-2
Level:
file
Dates:
8/10/42
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0067
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Visit to Bell Aircraft Corp. & Curtiss Airplane Division, Buffalo, New York on Automatic Engine Control for V-1710, EXP-M-57-503-711
Level:
file
Dates:
9/28/42
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0067
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Report No. U-10, "Transcript of Group and Detail Weight Statement on Actual Weight of XP-63 from Bell Aircraft Report No. 24-942-004, dated 12/05/42"
Level:
file
Dates:
3/4/1943
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0067
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records - Patent Files
Creators:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Dates:
1906-1947
Size:
9 Cubic feet (18 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0029
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The years before World War I were spent in patent litigation for aviation pioneers Glenn Curtiss and Orville and Wilbur Wright.

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