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Aaron A. Sargent 1883 Designs for Aerial Ship
Creators:
Sargent, Aaron Augustus, 1827-1887
Dates:
1883
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0032
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of drawings relating to Aaron A. Sargent's designs for an Aerial Ship in 1883

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Curtiss-Wright Photography [Tucker]
Creators:
Tucker, Cecil
Dates:
[ca. 1930s-1940s]
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet ((5 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0033
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 125 black and white photographs that Cecil Tucker collected during his tenure at the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The photographs include the following Curtiss-Wright aircraft: the Curtiss-Wright Robin, including "Wrong-Way" Corrigan's aircraft; the Curtiss-Wright Kingbird, built for the Marine Corps; the Curtiss-Wright Condor, including images of the Condor T-32 built for the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, the two Condors modified for the Navy for use by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as the Condors sold to Eastern Airlines, Switzerland, and Argentina; and the Curtiss-Wright AT-9, CW-19R, and CW-22B. Famous individuals pictured include: Amelia Earhart, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lowell Thomas, the famous radio broadcaster. Also of interest are severala few images of aircraft with Latin and South American insignia.

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Helen G. James Collection
Creators:
James, Helen G.
Dates:
1952-1955, 2018
bulk 1952-1955
Size:
0.13 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0042
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one nine by six inch green photograph album containing 70 pages of back and white images, mostly snapshots, relating to Helen G. James' United States Air Force career, 1952-1955. The collection also contains James' military and discharge records as well as legal documents from her discharge lawsuit.

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SCA (Stabilimento di Costruzione Aeronautiche) N.1 "Norge" Airship Photographs
Dates:
1926
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0047
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of nine black and white photographs of the SCA (Stabilimento di Costruzione Aeronautiche) N.1 "Norge" Airship.

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LZ 129 Hindenburg Disaster Letter
Creators:
Laws, Roger
Dates:
1937
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2022.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one letter, dated May 7, 1937, from Roger Laws to his wife Mildred Laws describing his experience guarding the Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg crash site at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. The collection also contains a photograph of Roger Laws, in uniform, and a photograph of Mildred Laws, both taken in the 1930s and both measuring 4 by 6 inches.

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Elizabeth Martin Meek Collection
Creators:
Martin Meek, Elizabeth Ann Fox, 1928-2020
Dates:
1981-1988
Size:
0.02 Cubic feet (1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2022.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Elizabeth Ann Fox Martin Meek (1928--2020) was a prominent aerospace educator who, in 1975, filed a successful class action lawsuit against the University of South Alabama on behalf of women faculty and administrators alleging sexual discrimination in pay and benefits. This collection consists of the following items relating to the career of Dr. Elizabeth Martin Meek: the event program for the Crown Circle awards ceremony presented by the 1981 National Congress on Aerospace Education during which Dr. Martin was inducted into the group; a photocopied news clipping from the January 6, 1981 issue of The Mobile Register regarding the sex discrimination lawsuit filed by Dr. Martin on behalf of female faculty and administrators at the University of South Alabama; and the August 9, 1988 issue of The Vanguard, the student newspaper of the University of South Alabama, regarding the final settlement of the lawsuit.

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French Balloon Scrapbook
Dates:
1700s to 1930s
Size:
0.35 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0254
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a scrapbook, largely concerned with ballooning in France. Many items in the scrapbook are illustrations of early balloon flights, and there are illustrations of imaginary air vehicles, some of which are quite fanciful. The scrapbook also contains content pertaining to airships and aircraft.

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George B. "Slim" Purington Photo Album
Creators:
Purington, George Byron "Slim"
Dates:
Circa 1910 to 1919
Size:
0.35 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0284
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

George Byron "Slim" Purington was chief mechanic for Curtiss at the North Island Aviation Camp in San Diego, California. This collection consists of a photograph album created by Purington in the early 1900s. The photographs in the album depict a number of early aviators and a variety of early aircraft.

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C. F. Ritchel Ballooning Scrapbook
Creators:
Ritchel, Charles Francis
Dates:
1878-1901
Size:
0.47 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0325
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Charles Francis Ritchel was a mechanic and general inventor, who by the mid-1880s claimed to have obtained 150 patents for various devices. This scrapbook consists of material relating to Ritchel's flights and activities between 1878 and 1901.

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Harry Copland Collection
Creators:
Copland, Harry Depew, 1896-1976
Dates:
1917-1953
Size:
0.78 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box) (3 shoeboxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0439
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of three boxes of 4' and 3' glass slides, dating from the early 1930s. The slides are probably from 1919-1932 when Copland was an instructor and lecturer for Curtiss Flying Service, Inc. There are also seven log books chronicling both Copland's civilian and military flights (1917-1942) and numerous private and commerical pilots …

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