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Les Appareils SPAD Construits par Blériot Aéronautique Sales Brochure
Creators:
Bleriot
Dates:
1919
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0891
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a sales brochure that features information on Blériot Aéronautique and SPAD aircraft and includes four multi color lithograph illustrations.

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American Expeditionary Forces 69th Balloon Company Prints [Morgan Album]
Creators:
Morgan , Fred
Dates:
1918
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (legal folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1208
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of nine copy prints of Fred Morgan and the 69th Balloon Company, American Expeditionary Forces, circa fall 1918.

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Wright (Co) Type A Fort Myer Trials (1908) Photographs [Winston]
Dates:
1908-09-12
Size:
440 Megabytes
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0017
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

A collection of five photographs taken by George Otis Wilson, Sr. at the U.S Army military trials of The Wright (Co) Type A flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia in 1908.

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Dayton Wright DH-4 Mailplane #249 Color Slides
Dates:
1968
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2022.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of sixteen 35mm color slides of photographs taken by Kenneth Olsen showing the Dayton Wright DH-4 Mailplane #249 at the Elko Airport in Nevada after its reconstruction by J. W. "Bill" Hackbarth and the Air Mail Pioneers.

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Charles Lindbergh Press Release and Letter
Creators:
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
Dates:
1937 and undated
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0002
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of two items relating to Charles Augustus Lindbergh. The first is an undated, six page, draft press release handwritten and signed by Lindbergh. The second item is a typed and signed letter, dated September 24, 1937, from Lindbergh to Miss [Katherine] Keyhoe thanking her for an invitation for he and Mrs. Lindbergh to spend a few days with her in Baihar, India, and explaining why they were not able to do so.

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Dornier Do X Photograph Album [Ben M. Anderson]
Dates:
1929
Size:
0.28 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0653
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a photo album containing 23 photographs, probably taken during the rollout and initial taxiing and flight tests of the original Dornier Do X on July 12, 1929.

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Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker Homecoming Program
Dates:
1919
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0877
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker (1890--1973) was a self-taught automotive engineer, an American fighter ace in World War I, and Medal of Honor recipient. He was also a race car driver, a government military consultant during World War II, and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the longtime head of Eastern Air Lines. This collection consists of a souvenir program for a celebration and reception held from June 21--23, 1919 in Los Angeles, California in honor of Rickenbacker's homecoming after two years of overseas service in World War I.

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Montgolfier Family Library Catalogue
Dates:
1883
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0955
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

At the request of an acquaintance, Alphonse de Montgolfier created Catalogue des Livres des Aérostats in 1883. Handwritten in French cursive, the catalogue begins with an introductory letter and then alphabetically records materials held in the Montgolfier family archives relating to Aérostats and their inventors - items likely amassed by his aviation ancestors Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier.

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Kelly Field Photo Album
Creators:
Freeman, Orville Burch, 1893-1966
Dates:
1910s to 1920s
Size:
0.08 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2020.0021
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Orville Burch Freeman (1893-1966) served with the US Army Air Service as an aviator, and later as a flight instructor, at Kelly Field, Texas during World War I and in the interwar period.

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Curtiss-Wright Cadettes Material [Fayram]
Creators:
McClain, Louise Fayram
Dates:
1943-2002
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2021.0039
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

During World War II, Curtiss-Wright addressed a labor shortage with the creation of the Curtiss-Wright Cadettes program to train women to take entry-level positions within the company and enable men who remained at the company to be promoted to more advanced positions. Louise Fayram McClain was accepted into the Curtiss-Wright Cadettes program at the University of Minnesota where she began studies in early 1943. After the ten month program, Fayram went to work in the engineering department at Curtiss-Wright in Columbus, Ohio in the landing gear and hydraulics section, working on the Helldiver and other aircraft. This collection consists of the following items relating to the Curtiss-Wright Cadettes: the April 1943 issue of the Minnesota Technalog (magazine produced by the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology) featuring an article, with photographs, about the Cadettes; Louise Fayram's certificate for the completion of the program's course on Aeronautical Engineering; a 1994 newsletter documenting the Cadettes Convention held that year in Columbus, Ohio; the August 1995 and Summer 2002 issues of the Cadette Gazette newsletter; and two photographs of former Cadettes (and spouses in one of the photos) taken in 1991 at a 48th Reunion for Minnesota Cadettes. The collection also includes a panoramic photo, measuring approximately 26 by 8 inches, which is a group portrait of Curtiss-Wright Cadettes at the University of Minnesota taken on June 24, 1943. Louise Fayram is pictured in the photograph.

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