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Creators:
Lawson, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1869-1954
Dates:
[ca. 1920s-1940s]
Size:
1.33 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box) (1 flatbox) (1 oversized folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0046
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following secondary source material relating to Alfred Lawson: photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, biographical information, advertisements, and his published writings. There are also some large broadsides relating to his lectures on Lawsonomy.

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Creators:
Blair, Charles F., Jr., 1909-1978
Dates:
[ca. 1950s]
Size:
1.74 Cubic feet ((1 shoebox) (1 23.5x19x4 flatbox) (1 16x13.5x3 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0042
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of two large scrapbooks, 15 glass slides and a print and copy negative film of Blair on his historic polar flight.

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Creators:
Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-
Dates:
1985-1990
Size:
2.51 Cubic feet (4 records center boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0038
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the oral history recordings and transcripts for the Peenemünde Interviews Project, which examined the development of the German Peenemünde complex from the early 1930s through World War II.

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Creators:
Powell, William J., 1899-1942
Dates:
1917 - 1942
Size:
0.31 Cubic feet (1 shared legal-size box 1 flat box 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0049
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The William J. Powell Collection consists of materials concerning the career and personal life of African-American entrepreneur and pilot William J. Powell, including his service in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in World War I, his automobile business in Chicago, and his advocacy for African-American aviation as the founder of Craftsmen of Black Wings, Inc., author of Black Wings, and a primary organizer of the Bessie Coleman Aero Club and the "Five Blackbirds" demonstration team. Materials include identification and membership cards, flight logs and officer records, newspaper clippings, advertisements, and photographs.

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Creators:
Enkenhus, Kurt
Dates:
1957-1961
Size:
1.88 Cubic feet ((4 flatboxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0029
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of ten scrapbooks created by Dr. Kurt Enkenhus, who was director of the Aerodynamics Department at the Naval Ordnance Lab and a Professor at the von Karmen Institute, Brussels, Belgium. The scrapbooks, containing newspaper and magazine articles from a variety of American sources, document the space race between the Soviet U...

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Dates:
bulk 1934-1945
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet ((3 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0025
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of thirty-five photographs of helicopter and autogiros, many undergoing testing by the United States Navy. Craft featured include the Pitcairn PA-22 Cabin Autogiro, Hiller XHOE-1 (Hiller HJ-1) Hornet (serial number 46446) and Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) HNS-1 (39046 and 39050). Locations include the U.S. Naval Air Station, Pat...

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Creators:
Gordon, Robert
Dates:
[ca 1940s-1950s]
Size:
0.68 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box) (1 slim legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0023
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of biographical material on Robert Gordon, papers authored by him and by colleagues on various aspects of rocket propulsion, and his associations with the American Rocket Society, the Aerojet Engineering Corporation and the University of California Department of Nuclear Engineering.

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Creators:
Culver, H. Paul, 1893-1964
Dates:
1918
Size:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0028
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material documenting the Army's air mail service and includes correspondence, air mail schedules, equipment lists and receipts, operation orders and memorandums, officer lists and personal notifications and orders.

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Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1981-1991
Size:
3.59 Cubic feet (19 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of the transcripts for the Space Astronomy Oral History Project (SAOHP), which examined the early use of rockets and satellites to study the upper atmosphere and space for the period 1946 through the early 1960s. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for the SAOHP was David H. DeVorkin, and the interview set contains 225 hours of interviews with 56 individuals. The central thread of this collection is how the availability of new technologies for research, first the rocket and later satellites, helped to create a new social matrix for research. The following were interviewed: Jules Aaron; Ball Brothers; William Baum, William Behring; Jay Bergstrahl; Richard Bleach; William Brunk; Arthur Code; Jerry Conner; Frank Drake; William Fastie; Lorence Fraser; Herbert Friedman; Phyllis Frier; Robert Frosch; George Gianoplis; Thomas Gold; Leo Goldberg; Martin Harwit; Ralph Havens; Albert Hibbs; Noel Hinners; Hans Hinteregger; Charles Johnson; Francis Johnson; Adolph Jursa; Henry Kondracki; Ernst Krause; Alfred Nier; Gerry Neugebauer; Werner Neupert; Ray Newburn; Gordon Newkirk; Edward Ney; Charles O'Dell; William Pickering; Richard Porter; James Purcell; William Rense;Walter Roberts; Nancy Roman; Milton Rosen; Dan Scheiderman; Ronald Schorn; Martin Schwarzschild; Richard Silberstein; John Simpson; Lyman Spitzer; Kaj Strand; Nelson Spencer; John Strong; Gerald Tape; Clyde Tombaugh; Richard Tousey; Mona Tycz; James Van Allen; Gerald Wasserburg; James Webb; James Westphal; Charles Whitsett; Fred Wilshusen; and George Withbroe.

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Creators:
Collins, Martin
Dates:
1985-1990
Size:
3.01 Cubic feet (16 boxes )
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0036
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the transcripts for the Glennen-Webb-Seamans Project (GWS), which examines various aspects of NASA management practices during the Apollo program. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for the GWS was Martin Collins and the interview set contains 193 hours of interviews with 22 individuals. The central thread of this collection was the problem of configuring new political relations among the space sciences and sponsors. The following individuals were interviewed: J. Leland Atwood; Delmer Bradshaw; James Burnett; Paul Demitriades; Edward Doll; Peter Downey; Brian Duff; James Elms; James Fletcher; Robert Gilruth; T. Keith Glennan; Donald Jacobs; Ruben Mettler; Mark Miller; George Mueller; Samuel Phillips; Simon Ramo; Robert Seamans; Willis Shapley; Abe Silverstein; David Soergel; Harrison Storms; James Webb; Thorton Wilson; and Herbert York.