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Creators:
Preece, Eric
Dates:
1933-1944
Size:
4.4 Cubic feet (8 records center boxes; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0502
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection traces Preece's engineering work with WAC, and includes the following types of materials: correspondence, memos, technical drawings, minutes of meetings from both the WAC Gear Committee and the American Society of Tool Engineers, descriptions of various projects and equipment, photographs, reports, catalogues, brochures, manuals, notebooks, and personnel information.

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Creators:
Moisant, John, 1868-1910
Moisant, Alfred, 1862-1929
Moisant, Matilde, 1887-1964
Dates:
1910-1912
Size:
5 Cubic feet (3 oversized boxes)
Please handle the scrapbooks very carefully, as they are in poor condition due to general use.
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0535
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This Moisant Family Scrapbooks consist of three oversized scrapbooks containing newspaper accounts of the Moisants' flying escapades, as well as press releases and writings. The articles also discuss the following aviators who were involved with the Moisants: Harriet Quimby, Roland Garros, Rene Barrier, Rene Simon, John J. Frisbie, Charles Hamilton, and Shakir S. Jerwan.

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Creators:
Claudy, C. H. (Carl Harry), 1879-1957
Dates:
1906-1910
Size:
1.95 Cubic feet (1 legal document box; 2 flat boxes; 13 clamshells)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0549
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of nearly 250 glass plates, several folders of prints, and two boxes of glass plate envelopes affixed with small prints of the image formerly contained within them. The subject matter of the photography is primarily concerned with Alexander Graham Bell's tetrahedral experiments of 1906, flights of the Thomas Baldwin dirigible and the United States Signal Corps SC-1 free balloon (1908), and the Wright Flyer Army Trials at Fort Meyer, Virginia (1908 and 1909).

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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:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973
Dates:
circa 1960s-1970s
Size:
4.36 Cubic feet (4 records center boxes)
4.16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0450
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 355 biographies written by Harold E. Morehouse and intended for publication. These biographies discuss Morehouse's fellow early aviation pioneers, many of whom belong to the Early Birds, an organization open to those who soloed before December 17, 1916. Each biography discusses the subject's life and the majority of biographies include a photograph of the individual.

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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
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Dates:
1918-1969
bulk 1919-1919
Size:
1.51 Cubic feet (2 records center boxes)
2.27 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0422
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of reports on the design, construction, and testing of the NC series flying boats and photographs of NC-4's construction and transatlantic flight.

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Creators:
Oakes, Claudia M.
Dates:
circa 1909-1978
bulk 1904-1920
Size:
0.74 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0424
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of research material used by National Air and Space Curator Claudia Oakes to prepare the publication United States Women in Aviation through World War I (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978).

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Creators:
Gilbert, Glen Alexander, 1913-1982
Dates:
1935-1982
Size:
1.82 Cubic feet (4 document boxes; 1 slim document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0187
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a seven volume set representing a partial documentation of Gilbert's contribution to ATC development. The material was compiled by Gilbert's wife after his death in 1982. The collection also includes two books by Gilbert on air traffic control.

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Creators:
Buhl (Buhl-Verville Aircraft Co, Buhl Aircraft Co)
Verville, Alfred V.
Verville Aircraft Company
Dates:
1886-1969
Size:
53.375 Linear feet (102 containers: 89 legal size document boxes, 2 shoeboxes, 10 flatboxes, 1 large format folder)
5 Film reels (1 35mm, two 16mm, and 2 8mm films)
50.008 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0173
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains Verville's personal papers. The material relates mainly to his various aeronautical concerns as well as his involvement with military aviation. The collection includes a large number of photos tracing the development of Curtiss aircraft and Naval Aviation, and especially documenting the design, construction, and flights of a replica of the Navy's first aircraft, the Curtiss A-1 'Triad', built under Verville's direction by the Bureau of Aeronautics to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of Naval Aviation in 1961. Also included are a large number of blueprints and photos of Verville-designed aircraft, especially those developed by the Verville Aircraft Co. in 1928 - 1931