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Creators:
United States. Navy
Germany
Dates:
1941-1946
Size:
2 microfilm reels
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0409
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of microfilmed translations of documents which were captured in Germany and compiled and microfilmed by the US Navy. The documents cover a variety of topics including long-range bombers, aircraft propulsion, infrared research, optics, turbomachines, flutter research, torpedoes, radar, as well as other technical topics.

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Dates:
1945-1946
Size:
7 microfilm reels
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0408
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Collection of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects.

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Creators:
Waco Aircraft Company
Dates:
1930-1950
Size:
184.1 Cubic feet (168 Legal document boxes; 35 drawers)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0151
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the records of the Waco Aircraft Company. The material includes office files of the company, marketing and sales information, and design data. Also included are original engineering drawings and report files.

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Dates:
bulk 1928-1933
Size:
0.24 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0845
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Begun in 1920, the National Air Races were an annual, week-long event including formation flying, parachute drops, aerobatic displays, and races. The event included two privately sponsored, closed-circuit speed races: the Pulitzer Trophy race held from 1920 to 1925 and the Thompson Trophy race held from 1930 to 1939. Along with other competitions, the National Air Races fostered the development of aircraft in the 1920s and 1930s but ended during World War II. This collection consists of three unbound scrapbooks with newspaper clippings related to races in Chicago, Cleveland, and Los Angeles between 1928 and 1933.

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Creators:
Flakne, Joseph.
Dates:
bulk 1928
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0500
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Three photographs of Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" taken by Joseph Flakne at Little Falls, Minnesota, during Lindbergh's 1928 U.S. Tour.

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Dates:
1857
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 quarter-plate ambrotype)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0617
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This quarter-plate ambrotype made by an unknown photographer shows the balloon ascension by John Steiner at Erie, Pennsylvania, on June 18, 1857.

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Creators:
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)
Dates:
1914-1995
bulk 1914-1995
Size:
80.75 Cubic feet
81.29 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0209
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The National Aeronautical Association (NAA) was created to advance the art and science of aviation and related subjects and the diffusion of knowledge thereof by educational means.

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Dates:
circa 1928-1931
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2010.0031
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one damaged glass plate negative of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Baldwin (Thomas) Red Devil when it was part of the collection of the Roosevelt Field Museum, circa 1929-1931. This three-quarter right front view of the Red Devil shows aviator Elinor Smith seated at the controls.

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Dates:
bulk 1928
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2011.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a black and white panoramic photo, measuring 24 by 9 inches, of sixty-five of the pilots who participated in the 1928 National Air Races. All of the pilots have been identified by name and they include Thomas Carroll Van Stone; Daniel Webb "Tommy" Tomlinson, IV; Hubert V. Hopkins; Joseph Mason Reeves; Eugene E. Wilson; J...

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Creators:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Dates:
1953
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2009.0037
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Sarah Kilgore worked for the Arabian American Oil Company in Saudia Arabia during the 1950s; in 1953 she took a trip around the world, becoming a charter member of Pan American's Round-the-World Clipper Club. The collection consists of a 16 by 18 inch Pan American World Airways Clipper Club certificate and accompanying letter.