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Glenn Hammond Curtiss Photographs [Lawrence]
Creators:
Deike, Ruth
Dates:
1910
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0015
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

On August 31, 1910, Glenn Hammond Curtiss set a record for flight over water by flying from Euclid Beach, Cleveland, Ohio to the Cedar Point resort in Sandusky, Ohio in an hour and fifteen minutes in his Curtiss Hudson Flyer. This collection consists of eight photographs of Glenn Hammond Curtiss flying into Cedar Point resort on that day.

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97th Aero Squadron Notebook and Photo Album [Gamm]
Creators:
Gamm, Edward Joseph, 1893-1977.
Dates:
1918
Size:
0.24 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.2017.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a small pocket diary full of Edward Joseph Gamm's handwritten notes on various aspects of aircraft maintenance and a photo album assembled by Gamm containing photographs from his time in France serving with the 97th Aero Squadron.

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Sharon Christa McAuliffe Letter
Creators:
McAuliffe, Sharon Christa,, 1948-1986.
Dates:
1986-1987
Size:
0.18 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0033
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one letter, on National Aeronautics Administration (NASA) Teacher in Space Program letterhead, from Sharon Christa McAuliffe in reply to Marcia Holland. It is signed by McAuliffe and includes a handwritten postscript. The collection also includes an invitation for the dedication ceremony of the Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Lenexa, Kansas on September 27, 1987 at which the letter was exhibited.

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Curtiss Eagle I Sightseeing Flights Scrapbook [Page]
Creators:
Page, George Augustus, Jr., 1892-1983
Dates:
bulk Circa 1920
Size:
0.24 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0341
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This album consists of photographs relating to sightseeing flights offered in a Curtiss Eagle I aircraft in Washington, DC, beginning in autumn 1920.

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Glenn Curtiss Early Aviation Photography Collection
Dates:
bulk 1904-1920
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (4 folders)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0682
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878-1930) is best known as an aviation pioneer and inventor and founder of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. This collection consists of fifty-four images, predominantly photographs printed as postcards. The postcard images feature subjects relating to Glenn Curtiss and his aviation career.

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Illustrierter Film-Kurier Program, "Frau im Mond"
Creators:
Lang, Fritz., 1890-1976
Dates:
1929
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0909
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of two copies of a 1929 issue of Illustrierter Film-Kurier that is a film program for "Frau im Mond."

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United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985 Research Materials
Creators:
Douglas, Deborah G.
Dates:
1944-1994
bulk [ca. 1940s, 1980s]
Size:
2.57 Cubic feet (2 record center boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1995.0062
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985, by Deborah G. Douglas, was published in 1991 as part of the Smithsonian Institution Press series on women in the aviation industry. This collection consists of a variety of different types of material compiled during the author's research for the book.

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Ruth Law and Doris Hayes Photograph and Certificate
Creators:
Law, Ruth
Dates:
1916
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1996.0021
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Ruth Law (1891-1970) was the first woman to loop the loop, the first person to fly a plane at night and a one-time holder of the Chicago to New York aerial speed record. After World War I, Law was active in the "Ruth Law Flying Circus," a three-plane troupe that traveled to state and county fairs. This collection consists of a photograph of aviator Ruth Law and her passenger Doris Hayes sitting in Law's aircraft. There is also a "Certificate of Flight," signed by Law, which certifies that Hayes was her passenger in Seabreeze, Florida, on February 21, 1916.

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Leslie A. A. Benson Collection
Creators:
Benson, Leslie A. A.
Dates:
1917-1919
Size:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0047
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists mostly of photographs of AEF aircraft and crews on the field, with photos both loose and in a scrapbook. Documents and unit patches are also to be found in these materials. Folder 1: Includes Benson's AEF identity card, a clipping and photo of Benson, seemingly taken from a scrapbook, and various photographs of World War I aircraft such as the DH-4 and Salmson 2, along with crews. Each image in this folder is accompanied by a 4x5" negative. Folder 2: Approximately 50 loose photographs of various sizes of World War I units and their air crews on the field. Folder 3: Documentary materials (approximately 40 pages) including letters of recommendation, an officer's record book, sugar permit, and discharge certificate. Folder 4: Photo album commemorating AEF members (approximately 50 photos). Endpapers have various uniform insignia affixed, both that of the Allied forces and of the Central Powers. Note: Folder 4 includes small 1 3/4x2 3/4" photo of Ruth Law beside wing strut, in uniform.

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Seaboard & Western Airlines Collection [Hill]
Creators:
Hill, David O.
Dates:
undated
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 record center box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0041
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the complete set of Seaboard & Western Airlines annual reports, from 1947-1979, as well as the following two Seaboard & Western technical manuals: Canadair CL-44 Operating Manual and a Lockheed Model 1049 Super Constellation Flight Manual. In the Lockheed 1049 manual, there is also a Lockheed 1049 exam (completed by Lawrence Nelson), a memo, and two issues of "Canadair Service News", one from October 1960 and one from September/October 1961.

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