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Vera Rubin Digital Images
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
2007
Size:
0.06 Gigabytes (4 digital images)
Collection ID:
NASM.2020.0033
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Vera Florence Cooper Rubin (1928-2016) was an American astronomer whose work provided clear, observational evidence of the existence of dark matter. This collection consists of four born digital images of astronomer Vera Rubin, seated at her desk with papers relating to her discovery of dark matter, during an oral history interview conducted by Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) curator David H. DeVorkin and NASM intern Ashley Yeager in Rubin's office.

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American Airlines Scrapbook
Creators:
American Airlines
Dates:
October 1945
Size:
0.68 Cubic feet (One flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0038
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This scrapbook documents the introduction of American Airlines' Boston to London commercial service in October 1945.

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William Howard Taft Aviation Cartoon
Creators:
Kemble, Edward Winsor (E. W.), 1861-1933
Dates:
September 23, 1911
Size:
0.02 Cubic feet (1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0003
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a cartoon of William Howard Taft, wearing checkered cap, at the controls of an aircraft in the style of a Wright (Co) Model B dropping speeches from large bags to the ground below.

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Fred W. Redding Papers
Creators:
Redding, Fred
Dates:
circa 1960-circa 2000
Size:
18 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0032
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 15 cubic feet of papers, mostly reports and articles, written or collected by Fred W. Redding for his work on space system concepts for national defense and commercial space industry and services.

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Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Flight Memorabilia [Piloty]
Creators:
Piloty, Elisabeth, b. 1924
Dates:
1951
Size:
0.02 Cubic feet (1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0041
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of memorabilia relating to Elisabeth Piloty's flight aboard a Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser from Frankfurt, Germany to New York in August 1951.

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Project Mercury Astronaut Photograph [Burchfield]
Creators:
Burchfield, Delmas D. "Del", 1926-2016
Dates:
1960s and undated
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2022.0015
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Project Mercury was the United States' first human spaceflight program. Delmas D. "Del" Burchfield (1926-2016) was an engineer at McDonnell Aircraft Corporation who in 1959 was put in charge of the Outside Production Quality Program monitoring all vendors and subcontractors working on Project Mercury. This collection consists of a signed 11 by 8.5 inch black and white photograph of the seven Project Mercury astronauts, two smaller black and white photographs of Delmas D. "Del" Burchfield taken in the 1960s, and several pages from a handwritten memoir by Burchfield in which he describes his experiences working on Project Mercury and with the astronauts.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Apollo Program Letter [Myers]
Creators:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dates:
March 17, 1965
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2022.0024
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a letter, dated March 17, 1965, from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to Dale Eugene Myers on behalf of the Apollo astronauts thanking Myers for his contribution to the space program.

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Texas Airfields Photo Album
Dates:
1919
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0544
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a photo album documenting several early Texas airfields as well as a blueprint map entitled, "Aerial Route Map, Taliaferro Field, Texas to San Diego, California."

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Sheila Christine Hopkins Scott Journey Log Book
Dates:
May 1, 1971 - May 2, 1972
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0863
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Sheila Christine Hopkins Scott, born in England on April 27, 1927, was an English aviator who broke over 100 aviation records through her long distance flight endeavours, which included a 34,000-mile (55,000 km) "world and a half" flight in 1971. On this flight, she became the first person to fly over the North Pole in a small aircraft. This collection consists of Sheila Scott's log book covering the dates May 1, 1971 through May 2, 1972, including her record-setting polar flight.

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George Coleman Newspaper Article
Creators:
Holmes County Republican
Dates:
May 17, 1877
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0881
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

George Coleman developed an airship in Ohio in 1877. This collection consists of the Thursday, May 17, 1877 issue of the Holmes County Republican, Volume VII, Number 40. The front page of the newspaper features an article on Coleman.

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