Black Wings Exhibit and Book Collection
Hardesty, Von, 1939-
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.
Colonel Alexis B. McMullen Collection
This collection consists of aeronautical charts of United States territory (ca. 1944-1963), a few specific states (ca. 1965), the Middle East as charted by the U.S. Army during World War II (ca. 1944), and some international flight areas (c. 1947 and 1968). These charts were complied by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Coast and Geodetic …
Camp Eagle Photograph [Trochan]
This collection consists of two copies of a black and white aerial photograph showing Camp Eagle, Phu Bai, Vietnam (base camp for the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division). A large peace sign has been cleared into the countryside near the camp. Some Vietnamese grave sites are also visible. The photograph is …
Aircraft Propulsion Collection [Mikel]
This collection consists of manuals, reports, photographs, drawings, brochures, and other material relating to aircraft propulsion. The following companies are represented: Pratt & Whitney, Armstrong Siddeley, Bristol, Napier, Westinghouse, and Rolls Royce Engines. Besides material on engines and propellers, the collection also contains U.S. Navy Department Power Plant Memorandums and color …
Caldwell C. Johnson Papers
This collection consists of 34 items of manned space flight memorabilia, circa 1950s-1970s, including pencil and ink drawings by Caldwell Johnson from the Mercury, Apollo, and the Apollo-Soyuz programs. This collection also contains papers, reports, and brochures on these three projects, along with design studies for other spacecraft and related equipment.
Thomas Taylor Neill Collection
This collection contains the research material that Neill used in compiling his book. The material consists of correspondence and reports dealing with inspection, specifications, and performance tests of automobile and aircraft engines and fuels from 1926 to 1944. There are also reports, articles, and log books of specific engine types, both aeronautical …
United Airlines Boeing B727-100 Collection
This collection of documentation accompanied the donation of the actual aircraft to the National Air and Space Museum in 1992. Included here is memorabilia from the last flight of the B727-100 (such as receipts, records, and stationery), as well as compliance records, AMIS monthly histories, cabin maintenance forms, historical records, identification …
Langley Theater Audio Tape Preservation Project Collection
This collection consists of the cd and tape copies of this project. Please note that the original recordings are NOT part of this collection; the originals were returned to their original tape series and accession. The collection also contains the background documentation on this project, including grant information, and tape …
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records
1 Linear foot ((1 box))
0.05 Linear feet
In the 1980s, the National Air and Space Museum created an exhibit, with a correlating text called Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation. The exhibit and book were dedicated to the American Black Aviator, who has anonymously played a historic role in shaping the growth of modern aviation. Black Wings …
Apollo Steerable S-Band Antenna System Illustrated Document
This collection consists of a binder of material compiled by Peter Taggett, for use in motivational speaking presentations, regarding his work at Solar Division of International Harvester on the reflectors for the Apollo Steerable S-Band Antenna System. The collection also contains a copy of the document on CD.
This collection is in English.