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William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection
Creators:
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966
Dates:
1918-1920
Size:
2.71 Cubic feet (4 photo albums, 384 glass plate negatives)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0280
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists predominantly of aerial photography of the Washington, D.C. area created by Dr. William F. Meggers (1888 - 1966), a noted physicist and spectroscopist at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), as part of a research project on sensitizing glass plate negatives which he carried out during the period 1918 to 1919. The collection includes 384 glass negatives (predominantly 4 x 5 inches, with some 5 x 7 inches), four photo albums, several folders of loose photographs, and a document.

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British Airliners [Manchester Airport] Color Photography
Dates:
circa 1970 to 1981
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder, 54 photographs)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1223
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 54 photographs made by an unknown photographer between approximately 1970 and 1981, predominantly in a small 3.5 x 3.5 inch color print "snapshot" format. Most of the images are of airliners and are believed to have been taken from an observation deck at Manchester (Ringway) Airport, England (UK). Most images are soft-focus and have suffered yellowing and serious magenta-shift color fading overall.

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Randolph Fordham Hall Papers
Creators:
Hall, Randolph Fordham, 1896-
Dates:
1917-1970
bulk 1920-1941
Size:
2.18 Cubic feet ((2 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0169
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains Hall's personal and professional papers. The material consists of his correspondence, photos, and scrapbooks, as well as patent and patent infringement files.

A. Francis Arcier Collection
Creators:
Arcier, A. Francis, 1890-1969
Dates:
Circa 1890-1981
Size:
2.97 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0072
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

A. Francis Arcier, (1890-1969) was an aviator, scientist, designer and engineer whose pioneering work in aviation design spanned six decades and earned him many honors.

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Paul E. Garber Collection
Creators:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992
Dates:
1824-1992
Size:
241.95 Cubic feet (488 boxes plus flat files)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0063
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Paul E. Garber Collection documents Paul Edward Garber's life, both personal and professional, prior to and during his 72-year tenure at the National Air and Space Museum.

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Louise McPhetridge Thaden Collection
Creators:
Thaden, Louise (McPhetridge), 1905-1979
Dates:
1925-1949
Size:
2.18 Cubic feet (2 records center boxes)
2.08 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0006
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of photographs, news clippings, and correspondence documenting Thaden's aviation career.

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George Bech Diary and Photographs
Creators:
Bech, George N., Jr.
Dates:
1940-1945
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0474
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of George Bech's diary, detailing his life and missions from December 11, 1943 to July 1, 1944, as well as original photographs and copy prints of the Bonnie B, George Bech, and the 303rd Bomb Group. There is also a memorandum of special orders from Headquarters, Air Transport Command, 3/16/1944.

Burdette S. Wright Diary
Creators:
Wright, Burdette S.
Dates:
1917-1923
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0784
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of five rolls of microfilm (and a Diazo copy of each roll), 93 negatives, three 8.5 by 11 inch drawings of the SPAD XI A2 (S.11 A2), three 8.5 x 11 drawings of the Salmson 2 A2, a memorandum for Lieutenant McDarment, and a copy of Burdette Wright's certificate of appointment to First …

50th Anniversary of the NC-4 Transatlantic Flight Collection [Richard K. Smith]
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.

Leo Goldberg Diary
Creators:
Goldberg, Leo
Dates:
bulk 1960, 1979
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2004.0059
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This item is a 8.5 x 7.5 inch diary written by Leo Goldberg. Only the first fifteen pages, and last page of the diary have any entries. Of greatest importance is that Goldberg writes of his decision to leave the University of Michigan for Harvard University.