This collection consists of duplicate microfilm of individual aircraft records for USN aircraft. (Master films held by Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Department of the Navy). Each record consists of location of aircraft at each monthly inventory, as well as listings for transfer of custody between regular inventories. Includes information on units, flight times, time since overhaul, etc. from acceptance by USN until stricken from USN register. Material consists of five major sets: Aircraft, 1911-1949 (all aircraft, all records); Stricken Aircraft, 1949-1962 (records for aircraft removed from USN inventory during time period); Stricken Aircraft, Dec 1962-Jun 1965 (records for aircraft removed from USN inventory during time period); Active Aircraft, Dec 1962-Jun 1965 (records for aircraft still on USN inventory in Jun 1965); and Active Aircraft, Jun 1965 and subs. The records of active aircraft are in fiscal year groupings. The records are received by fiscal year as they are declassified. For the most part the aircraft purchased on Navy controlled contracts for supply under Lend-Lease or later similar defense aid programs are not included in these records. There are over 120 reels of 35 mm and over 60 reels of 16 mm microfilm holding these records.
The majority of the collection was compiled by Mrs. W. Sumpter Smith and consists of newspaper clippings and photos. The clippings come primarily from newspapers in and about the Birmingham, AL region and deal with general aviation news from the time period 1918-1935. There are clippings dealing with Sumpter and his activities throughout the collec...
This collection consists of material chronicling Janice Christensen's Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) service.
This collection consists of a photo album containing photographs taken by Victor Coles of Floyd Bennett Airport and aircraft, 1937.
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.
This item is Robert A. Heinlein's handwritten log of activities associated with the Apollo 11 mission.
This collection consists of approximately 12 cubic feet of photographs (construction, static, and inflight), blueprints (originals and working copies), and engineering and flight test data Stits aircraft.
This collection consists of a complete set of printed stowage lists from the Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17 missions.
This collection consists of color slides taken by Don Blair during his coverage of astronaut crew splashdowns and recoveries, 1960s.
This collection consists of newspaper articles, brochures, newsletters, magazines, photographs, negatives, and transparencies documenting Eastern Air Lines. The thrusts of the collection are the photographic images (concentrating on aircraft and personnel) and the publications of Eastern, including the newsletter "The Falcon" and "The Great Silver ...