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Creators:
Dryden, Hugh L. (Hugh Latimer), Dr., 1898-1965
Dates:
1903-1974
bulk 1940-1965
Size:
1.48 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0021
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Dr. Hugh L. Dryden was an aerodynamicist by training, a career civil servant, and a government official. With degrees in physics and mathematics he became chief of the aerodynamics section of the National Bureau of Standards and eventually served as the first deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This collection consists of memorabilia relating to Dryden's career.

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Creators:
Draper, Charles Stark, 1901-1987
Dates:
1941-1978
Size:
1.36 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0019
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Charles Stark Draper was the leading figure behind the use of inertial navigation in aircraft, spacecraft, ballistic missiles, and submarines. This collection of memorabilia largely relates to Draper's career at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, his contributions to the military, and to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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Creators:
Nevinger, Donald
Dates:
[ca. 1960s-1980s]
Size:
0.72 Cubic feet ((2 letter document boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0012
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of engineer's data and notes relating to mostly unmanned (drone) aircraft. Included in the notebooks are also articles, papers, and reports gleaned from a variety of sources.

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Creators:
Gafford, George L.
Dates:
1944-1950
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection concerns the Irving Air Chute Company and its products. Included are a Technical Report on the Design Features of the Irvin Automatic Opener, a Consulting Engineer's Comments on the Irvin Automatic Opener, news reports relating to the use of parachutes for airplane passengers and a three folders of photographs featuring Irvin produc...

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Creators:
Serotkin, Robert, 1911-1986
Dates:
1942-1946
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0046
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This donation consists of thirty-two images relating to Robert Serotkin and his aircraft nose art drawn during World War II. The following aircraft and nose art are represented: Slave Girl, Boeing B-29; 'Luvablass, Consolidated B-24; Over Loaded, Consolidated B-24; Lucky Strike, Consolidated B-24; Golden Hind, Boeing B-17E; Over Exposed, Boeing F-1...

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Creators:
Tucker, Cecil
Dates:
[ca. 1930s-1940s]
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet ((5 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0033
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 125 black and white photographs that Cecil Tucker collected during his tenure at the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The photographs include the following Curtiss-Wright aircraft: the Curtiss-Wright Robin, including "Wrong-Way" Corrigan's aircraft; the Curtiss-Wright Kingbird, built for the Marine Corps; the Curtiss-Wright Condor, including images of the Condor T-32 built for the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, the two Condors modified for the Navy for use by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as the Condors sold to Eastern Airlines, Switzerland, and Argentina; and the Curtiss-Wright AT-9, CW-19R, and CW-22B. Famous individuals pictured include: Amelia Earhart, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lowell Thomas, the famous radio broadcaster. Also of interest are severala few images of aircraft with Latin and South American insignia.

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Dates:
1937
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet ((2 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0022
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection of 264 negatives, with corresponding contact prints, concerns the 2nd Bomb Group at Langley Field, Virginia. These images were shot to aid the filming of "Test Pilot," which starred Clark Gable. The images include shots of uniforms, buildings at Langley Field, Boeing B-17 bombers and images of Clark Gable's double for this film.

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Creators:
Downey, John L.
Dates:
[ca. 1945]
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of thirty-four copy prints concerning the 509th Composite Group, 393rd Bomb Squadron, personnel and aircraft during their service at Tinian, 1945. The following crew members are featured: Robert Petrolli; John Downey; Thomas Brumagin; Harry Davis; Edward Costello; Paul Tibbets; Myron Farya; Stanley G. Steinke; John Canton; ...

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Creators:
Schirmer, Frank
Dates:
1946-1947
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet ((2 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0021
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of copies of 107 color slides taken by Col. Schirmer at Davis-Monthan Field, Tucson, Arizona, circa 1946-1947. The collection also includes a copy of lecture notes for a slide presentation given by Col. Schirmer in 1981 entitled, "4105th Army Air Force Base Unit (Aircraft Storage) Davis-Monthan Field Arizona 1946-1947 and a...

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Creators:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dates:
[ca. 1970s]
Size:
2.18 Cubic feet ((2 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0017
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following twenty-two 16mm films relating to the Space Shuttle Enterprise OV-101: 747/F-104 Shuttle Orbiter Launch Simulation; Orbiter/747 Separation (Wind Tunnel);Computer Programmer Graphics; NASA 747 Wake Vortex Tests; Mission Profile - Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests; Space Shuttle Free Flight #4; Space Shuttle...