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National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Air Transport
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
105 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.F
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.

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World War I Photographs Collection [Driggs]
Creators:
Driggs, Laurence La Tourette
Dates:
bulk 1914-1930
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet ((10 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0040
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of photographs, mostly from the World War I period. The photographs include pilots, airships, airfields, aerial views and aircraft of World War I, as well as a few photographs from after the war

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Aircraft Photograph Collection [Kaplan]
Dates:
bulk 1930s-1950s
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet ((4 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0033
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains approximately two hundred photographs and lithographs of various aircraft manufactured by the following companies: Airspeed, Aeronautical Trading Company, Armstrong-Whitworth, Avro, Bell, Boeing, Budd, Consolidated-Vultee, Convair, Curtiss, de Havilland, Douglas, Gloster, Globe Aircraft Corporation, Grumman, Hughes, Lockheed, Laister-Kauffman, Martin, McDonnell, Northrop, Republic, Saunders-Roe (Saro), Short, Sikorsky, Stinson, Taylorcraft …

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Army Air Corps Photographs (Seth Cook)
Creators:
Cook, Seth
Dates:
bulk 1918-1923
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0065
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of twelve photographs (two are two prints of the same image) collected by Seth Cook of the Army Air Corps between 1918-1923. The following aircraft are featured: de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4; Curtiss R-6 Army Racer; and Curtiss JN-4 Jenny. The following aviation personalities are included: James H. "Jimmy …

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Douglas World Cruiser Chicago Photographs
Creators:
Carter, Edward Royden, Sr.
Dates:
bulk 1924
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (2 photographs)
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0053
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of two black and white prints, one approximately 3" x 5 ΒΌ" and the other approximately 3" x 4", of the Douglas World Cruiser Chicago in Hong Kong during the 1924 around-the-world flight.

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Robert S. Sanford Collection
Creators:
Sanford, Robert S., 1897-1981
Dates:
bulk 1917-1970
Size:
0.55 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 folder in oversized box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2004.0063
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material relating to both Robert S. Sanford's World War I service and his work in Alaska with the US Bureau of Mines. The material relating to his service with the 139th Aero Squadron includes the following: a series of over 100 letters from Sanford to his family from 1917-1919, chronicling his entry into the military, training stateside, his overseas deployment and service in the Toul sector; nine photographs of Sanford in uniform or of aircraft in France; a May 4, 1918 copy of "Plane News"; and a small brown diary with entries written by Sanford from 1917 to 1918.

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Edward Wellman Serrell Aeronautical Papers
Creators:
Serrell, Edward Wellman
Dates:
1865-1867
Size:
0.73 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2011.0040
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Edward Wellman Serrell Aeronautical Papers contains material related to the efforts, during and after the American Civil War, of Brigadier General E. W. Serrell of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to design and build the Valomotive, a steam-powered helicopter.

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Amelia Earhart Letter to Joel Schaffer
Creators:
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
Dates:
1929
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0010
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) in 1928 was the first woman to fly (as a passenger) across the Atlantic, and in 1932 the first woman (and second person, after Charles Lindbergh) to fly solo and nonstop across that ocean. This item is a letter sent to Joel Schaffer in 1929 by Amelia Earhart which includes a typed listing of books, compiled by New York University Professor Alexander Klemin for the Guggenheim Foundation, on the subject of aeronautics.

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Harley Bisselberg World War II Photo Album
Dates:
1942-1944
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0022
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This photo album contains approximately 280 black and white images relating to the 84th Fighter Squadron, Sergeant Harley Bisselberg's fellow service members, and wrecks, repair and maintenance of aircraft.

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World War I Aircraft Album Pages [Arnold]
Creators:
Wilson, Dora Bertha
Dates:
1919
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0007
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

From August 18 to September 2, 1919, the Scranton Aero Club held an aerial meet at an airfield near Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania. This collection consists of two album pages containing photographs taken at this event.

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