Zeppelin LZ 129 "Hindenburg" Memorabilia
This collection consists of: one color postcard view of dining room, postmarked London, 6 September 1936, from Ed Aldin to Major Lester D. Gardner; one receipt in the amount of 6.55 Reichmarks for a radio message sent from the wireless station by Lester D. Gardner, dated 2 October 1936; one bill in the amount of …
"Science With A Vengeance" Collection
This collection consists of the photographs used in the book.
"Shenandoah Saga" Photographs
This collection consists both of photographs that appear in the book as well as additional research materials, including: correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and negatives.
Rockwell HiMAT RPRV Documentation
This collection consists of documentation on the NASM HiMAT. The material includes correspondence, color photographs, test information, computer programs, printouts, punch tapes, and schematics.
Saunders Kramer Bucephalus Space Station and USSR Space Vehicle Collection
This collection consists of artist renderings of the Bucephalus Space Station (Lockheed) in the following formats: six four by five color transparencies; fifty-five color sides; five color prints, and ten three by four glass mounted viewgraphs. This collection also includes twenty-eight 7.5 by 9.5 color transparencies relating to Soviet space vehicles.
S. Sidney Pike Skywriting Corporation of America Collection
Pike, S. Sidney
9 Film reels (5 16mm films - runtime 41:59 4 35mm films - runtime 27:04)
4 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Skywriting, defined as the process of writing a name or message with smoke from an aircraft against a blue sky, began in England after World War I, the brainchild of Major John C. Savage, Royal Air Force (RAF). His first successful demonstration was at the Derby at Epsom Downs, in May 1922, when Captain Cyril Turner wrote "Daily Mail" above the track. In October of that year, Turner travelled to the United States and wrote "Hello U.S.A." above New York City. Allan J. Cameron, along with Leroy Van Patten established the Skywriting Corporation of America at Curtiss Field, an American branch of Savage's original company. They acquired the patents for mixing the writing gas in the United States and as a result controlled the market for years. In 1923, using the Skywriting Corporation, the American Tobacco Company launched the first skywriting advertising campaign for Lucky Strike cigarettes. Pepsi-Cola Corporation became one of the longest-running contractors of skywriting; in the late 1930s and mid 1940s, it contracted or owned a total of 14 aircraft. In 1940 alone, Pepsi contracted for 2,225 writings over 48 states, Mexico, Canada, South America and Cuba.
Space Shuttle Training Manuals [Jenkins]
This collection consists of 6.85 cubic feet of Space Shuttle training manuals, handbooks and workbooks published by NASA for the training of the astronaut candidates for the Space Shuttle Program, 1985-2010. The manuals were used by Ray Jenkins, who trained astronaut candidates and crews at both Johnson Space Center and Kennedy Space …
John H. Rogers 95th Aero Squadron Collection
This collection consists of a photo album, a memoir, memorabilia, and military records and certificates pertaining to John H. Rogers and his service with the 95th Aero Squadron during World War I.
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Continental, Inc Archives
4.2 Linear feet
This collection contains the files of Continental, Inc. from early planning documents predating Continental's creation through the company's collapse in 1954. It consists of technical reports and engineering drawings from the development of the Airphibian; correspondence between Continental, the CAA, and Continental's suppliers concerning marketing and certification of the aircraft; and …
William Mitchell Court Martial Collection [Reid]
This collection consists of documents relating to Mitchell's court martial in 1925. The material includes charge sheets, testimony, and press releases