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John Herschel Glenn, Jr. Orbital Flight Letter
Creators:
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016
Dates:
January 15, 1964
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0005
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a letter written by John Herschel Glenn, Jr. to Tim Jones, dated January 15, 1964. In the letter, which is on Glenn's National Aeronautics and Space Administration letterhead, Glenn discusses his thoughts on faith both during his orbital flight as well as in a general sense.

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Ann Wood-Kelly Photographs
Dates:
1942 - 1945
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 legal folder.)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of six black and white prints of Ann Wood-Kelly during her career in the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), 1942 to 1945.

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James V. Martin vs. United States Navy Department Exhibit Book
Creators:
Martin, James V. (James Vernon), 1885-1956
Dates:
1938
Size:
0.49 Cubic feet (1 flat box.)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1003
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one 12 by 18 inch bound volume containing aircraft blueprints, and photographs, notes, typed indices to and descriptions of exhibits, and rulings from James V. Martin vs. United States .

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress Silverplate Photographs [Brownley]
Creators:
Brownley, Eunice L. Brownson, 1919-2014
Dates:
Circa late 1945
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0052
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of two black and white photographs taken by Eunice L. Brownson Brownley on Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands, circa late 1945.

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Wright (Co) Model B Photograph [Rogers]
Creators:
Rogers, William Richard, 1892-1972
Dates:
Circa 1913
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0055
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one 5.5 by 3.5 inch black and white photograph, printed as a post card, of a Wright (Co) Model B aircraft sitting in a hangar at Fort William McKinley, Philippines.

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Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection
Creators:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967
Dates:
1919-1946
bulk May 1919 to June 1919
Size:
1.74 Cubic feet (1 legal document box, three oversized boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0391
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Rear Admiral Albert C. Read (1887-1967) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1907 and became Naval Aviator #24 in July 1915. In 1919, Read was the commander of the Curtiss NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic. The NC-4 covered 2150 nautical miles, from Nova Scotia to the Azores. The NC-4 was joined in the flight by the Curtiss NC-1 and Curtiss NC-3, but both the NC-1 and NC-3 were forced to land in the open sea. This collection consists of the following: black scrapbook containing photographs with US Navy numbers; newspaper front pages; reports; cable grams; signals and dispatches; the NC-4 log; biography of Read; and correspondence.

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Dr. Joseph Foa Photograph Collection
Creators:
Foa, Joseph Victor, Doctor, 1909-1996
Dates:
1935-1939
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (2 folders, 43 copy photographs)
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0033
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Dr. Joseph Victor Foa (1909-1996, born Giuseppe Vittorio Foa) was an aeronautical engineer, aircraft designer, research scientist, and university professor. This collection includes photographs of Dr. Foa and the aircraft he worked on between 1935 and 1938 in Italy at the Studio Caproni Reggio Emilia and later Piaggio & Co. where he designed the Piaggio P.23R and the Reggiane Ca 405 Procellaria. Photographs of the Piaggio P.23R show both the initial design (1935) and the second design (September 1938). One photo shows the Piaggio P.32-II in March 1937. A group of photos taken in July 1937 show the Reggiane Ca 405 Procellaria; these two aircraft were built for an Istres-Damascus-Paris race held in August 1937, but were not finished in time to enter.

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Flight Testing Exhibit Collection
Dates:
bulk 1903-1974
Size:
0.49 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0053
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection is a product of the material gathered for the Flight Testing Exhibit. It includes the following material: technical reports; copy negatives with corresponding photocopies of images used in the exhibit; unidentified miscellaneous negatives which were probably gathered for research but not used in the exhibit; and a script …

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1924 World Flight Glass Slide Collection
Dates:
1924
Size:
0.58 Cubic feet (2 shoeboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0061
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Between 6 April and 28 September 1924 a flight of specially designed Douglas aircraft operated by the United States Army Air Service completed the first aerial circumnavigation of the globe. Two of the four Douglas World Cruisers completed the 27,000 mile trip in 371 hours, 11 minutes flying time. This collection of sixty-nine 3 by 4 inch glass lantern slides appears to be a prepared set chronicling the flight.

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Henry V. Borst Collection
Creators:
Borst, Henry V.
Dates:
undated
Size:
11.99 Cubic feet ((11 record center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0038
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following material: 4.5 cubic feet of research material relating to the book Fluid-Dynamic Lift: Information on Lift and its Derivatives in Air and in Water, presented by Dr.-Ing. S. F. Hoerner, and co-authored by the donor, Henry V. Borst; 4.5 cubic feet of research material relating …

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