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Creators:
Riva, Peter
Dates:
1986-1987
Size:
9.89 Cubic feet ((1 letter document box) (8 records center boxes) (2 shoeboxes) (1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0054
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the records kept by project manager Peter Riva and includes legal files, general office files, audio tapes, videotapes, newspaper and magazine accounts of the flight and transcripts of the account that would become the book, Voyager by Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan with Phil Patton, published by Knopf in 1987.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1989
Size:
6.54 Cubic feet ((6 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0010
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of ninety-six videotapes relating to the The Flying Machines' production. Besides the finished project, this collection consists of the project's source material including footage of the restoration facility, footage of aircraft being restored, and interviews with Cole Palen and the NASM staff, including: Robert Mikesh, Joh...

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Creators:
Howard, Fred.
Dates:
1911
Size:
0.8 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2007.0002
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The first crossing of the United States by airplane was achieved by Calbraith Perry Rodgers in 1911 in his Wright EX biplane, named the Vin Fiz.

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Creators:
Lebow, Eileen F.
Dates:
1911 - 1976
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2007.0004
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one cubic foot of research material gathered by Eileen Lebow to write Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz: The First Transcontinental Flight. The following types of material are included, which trace Rodgers' flight: copy photographs; vintage prints and postcards; copies of newspaper articles; and brochures.

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Creators:
Morrissey, Muriel Earhart
Dates:
1884-1987
bulk 1916-1942
Size:
12 Microfilm reels ((12 microfilm boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of twelve reels of microfilm from the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlessinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe College. The reels consist of the papers of Amelia Earhart and related collections. The film includes two large collections: the papers of Amelia Earhart, which were saved by her sister, Muriel (Earh...

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Creators:
Chapple, Ross
Dates:
1996-1997
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet ((2 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0046
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists primarily of camera duplicates of 4x5" color transparencies of images taken by contract photographer Ross Chapple for possible inclusion in 1997 book, Air and Space. All images are of aircraft or artifacts in NASM collections. Folder one includes images of: Convair XFY-1 Pogo (4 dupes), Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (5 dupes), Grumm...

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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
Eggleston, James O.
Dates:
1976-1988
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box) (1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0007
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of manufacturing manuals, catalogs, and newsletters relating to the Rutan Model 33 Vari-Eze. The collection was donated with an original, unbuilt, Vari-Eze aircraft kit.

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Creators:
Rich, Doris L.
Dates:
[ca. 1980s]
Size:
3.27 Cubic feet ((3 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0003
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material researched and organized by Doris Rich in preparation for her book, and is divided into the following five series. The first series consists of information about individuals associated with Earhart and the second series consists of material, organized by year, containing information on general national events an...

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Creators:
Armour Company
Dates:
1911
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0010
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This donation is a 'Vin Fiz' advertisement, 2 x 4 inches. One side reads: 'Greetings for the sky - Rodgers in the Vin-Fiz Flyer from New York to Los Angeles for the Hearst {dollar}50,000 ocean to ocean flight.' The other side advertises the Vin-Fiz grape drink, 'sold everywhere.'