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Creators:
Wiseman, Fred, 1875-1961
Dates:
1909-1968
bulk [ca. 1910s, 1950s]
Size:
0.59 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0618
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Fred Wiseman, along with J. W. Peters and D.C. Prentiss, built a biplane named the Wiseman-Peters. During July 1910, both Peters and Wiseman flew the Wiseman-Peters and the following year Wiseman entered the 1911 Aviation Meet at Selfridge Field, Michigan. On February 17, 1911, Wiseman made the first airplane-carried mail flight officially sanctioned by any local U.S. post office and made available to the public when he carried mail, a bundle of newspapers and a sack of groceries from Petaluma, CA, to Santa Rosa, CA. After the 1911 season, Wiseman gave up flying. This collection consists of a large scrapbook. Inside the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1st Day Covers, race tickets, and photographs chronicling both Wiseman's automobile and aviation careers.

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Creators:
Sanford, Charles A.
Dates:
1918-1982
bulk 1920-1939
Size:
1.07 Linear feet
1.22 Cubic feet (1 legal size document box; 1 slim legal size document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0623
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of materials related to the infant aviation insurance business of the 1920s and 1930s.

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Dates:
bulk 1940s
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet ((15 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0635
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of at least 300 copy prints, all of which are stamped "National Archives Luftwaffe Collection" on the back. The photographs appear to have been taken by German photographers, presumably Luftwaffe personnel, and the images are generally informal in subject and composition, more like "snapshots" than official photographs. Sub...

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Dates:
bulk 1914-1918
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0590
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This small collection is comprised of photographs of a large variety of subjects relating to World War I German aviation. Contained herein are images of personalities such as Captain Oswald Boelke and General Ernst Udet, images of aircraft (mostly German) including various models of Fokker, Farman, Nieuport, Vickers and Bristol aircraft and contemp...

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Creators:
Gibbs-Smith, Charles Harvard, 1909-
Dates:
1969-1970
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0603
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of manuscripts and articles written by Charles H. Gibbs-Smith, in which he refutes Whitehead's claims. The collection contains the following manuscripts: 'The Flight Claims of Gustave Whitehead,' 'Gustave Whitehead: His Flight-Claims and his Place in History,' 'Gustave Whitehead,' 'Reflections on the Whitehead Claims to Pow...

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Creators:
Dewell, Nathaniel L., -1954
Dates:
1922-1930
Size:
(1 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0571
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 116+ photographs, although it is suspected that there are actually some others that have not as yet been identified as belonging to this group. The photographs cover a wide array of subjects related to aviation and especially to airmail in Nebraska. Included are images of aircraft, pilots (such as William C. Hopson), and...

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Creators:
Lawrance Aero-Engine Corporation
Dates:
[ca. 1910s-1920s]
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0579
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains the following: documentation pertaining to the production and endurance test results of the J-1 Engine; engineering data for the Model Z-5 and the Model B engine; five engineering drawings for various parts; photographs;correspondence; price listings; lists of engines by serial number; service notes; calculations; and an ob...

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Creators:
Ellyson, Theodore Gordon, 1885-1928
Dates:
1911-1914
Size:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0615
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of copies of letters written between Ellyson and others concerning then-Lieutenant Ellyson's aviation experiments of 1911-1914. Many of the letters are directed to Captain Washington I. Chambers and include monthly progress reports and travel and expense statements.

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Creators:
Beech Aircraft Corp
Dates:
1930-1940
Size:
1.54 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box) (1 records center box))
1.46 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0196
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains a pictorial history of the development, design, manufacture, shipment, and delivery of Beech Model 17s. The material consists of photos showing details of engineering drawings, assembly parts and process, completed aircraft on line and in flight, and advertising art.

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Creators:
Aerojet-General Corporation
Dates:
1962-1968
Size:
2.18 Cubic feet ((2 records center boxes))
2.08 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0190
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of design information, development program plans, quarterly technical progress reports, research and development proposals, and technical reviews concerning the development of the M-1 rocket engine. The majority of the material was prepared for NASA by Aerojet-General.