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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
1912-1987
bulk 1930-1945
Size:
1,765.61 Cubic feet (1375 records center boxes; 1 flat box; 2 microfiche boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0429
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Aviation Technical Manuals Collection contains over 40,000 original aviation technical manuals for aircraft, engines, aircraft components, and ground equipment.

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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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Creators:
Lederer, Jerome, 1902-
Dates:
1925-1965
Size:
9.72 Cubic feet ((8 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0410
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of FSF material from Lederer's tenure as FSF. The material consists of safety pamphlets, accident investigation reports, correspondence, and memos published or received by FSF, as well as papers, letters, pamphlets, and bulletins addressed to or used by Lederer. The collection also includes CAB Safety Bulletins, National Ad...

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Creators:
Howard, Beverly E. "Bevo,", 1914-1971
Dates:
1943-1960
Size:
3.13 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) (1 slim letter document box) (3 legal document boxes) (3 letter document boxes) (1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0414
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains material primarily relating to the Hawthorne Flying Schools. It consists of class books from the Air Force cadets that were trained at Hawthorne facilities in North and South Carolina, a scrapbook of the 1943-45 issues of Hawthorne Prop Wash, the company newsletter, and photos used in Prop Wash.

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Creators:
Weick, Fred E., 1899-1993
Dates:
1899-1984
bulk 1949-1957
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0425
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Aeronautical engineer Fred E. Weick (1899-1993) had a profound effect on light aircraft development. He was responsible for the development of NACA's low-drag cowling for radial engines, introduced the concept of "fifty foot obstacle clearance" as a measure of aircraft take-off performance, and was instrumental in the development of several aircraft, including the Piper Pawnee and Piper Cherokee.

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Creators:
Smith, Richard K.
Dates:
circa 1918-1969
Size:
1.9 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0418
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The 50th Anniversary of the NC-4 Transatlantic Flight Collection [Smith] Collection contains photocopies of correspondence, published materials, maps, and photographs. The collection also includes photocopies of aircraft logs, naval ship logs, weather reports, progress reports, biographies of the participants, information on the construction of the NC Aircraft and the general planning for the flight, and original material on the thirtieth and fiftieth anniversaries of the flight.

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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:
[ca. 1940s]
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0555
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The photos include images of aircraft, on the ground and in flight; pilots; and winners receiving trophies. Pilots portrayed include Charles Brown, Cook Cleland, Jacqueline Cochran, Joseph C. De Bona, Ben McKitten, Betty Skelton, and Roscoe Turner.

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Creators:
Mikesh, Robert C.
Dates:
1860-1988
bulk 1945-1983
Size:
1.51 Cubic feet (3 legal document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0558
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection was gathered by National Air and Space Museum curator Robert C. Mikesh for his publication on this subject, "Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America." The collection consists of the following: magazine and newspaper articles on the Japanese balloons; manuscripts and independent articles; 83 photos Mr. Mikesh used ...

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Creators:
Germany
Japan
United States. Army Air Forces
Dates:
[ca. 1939-1945]
Size:
3,732 microfilm reels
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0431
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the Air Force master microfilm of captured German and Japanese documents pertaining to aviation. The documents cover a wide variety of subjects, including aircraft and engines, flight test reports, proposals, and engineering studies. English translation is provided for some documents.