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Creators:
Coffyn, Frank, 1878-1960
Dates:
1911-1932
Size:
1.1 Cubic feet (4 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0065
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Frank Coffyn (1878-1960) was a pioneer flyer and aviation consultant. Coffyn learned to fly from the Wright Brothers in Dayton Ohio, and was a member of the original Wright Flying Team. This collection consists of scrapbooks and photo albums documenting his career.

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Dates:
bulk 1970
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of ten 8.5 by 10.5 inch halftone screened offset litho prints showing Apollo 13 recovery operations in the Pacific Ocean on April 17, 1970. Images show the Command Module; the recovery ship USS Iwo Jima; Sikorsky (S-61B) SH-3D Sea King helicopters; astronauts Fred W. Haise, Jr., John Leonard Swigert, Jr., and James A. "Jim"...

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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:
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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Dates:
1915, circa 1920s
Size:
0.07 Cubic feet (1 box, Photograph, gelatin silver cellulose acetate transparency (copied from a black and white halftone screened image) mounted in 0.45-inch thick black painted wood frame with rounded corners; thick, flocked, faded burgundy oval vignette mat; backed with text-printed brown paper., 3.4 x 4.25 x 0.45 inches)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1211
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of three copies of a photograph of Anthony "Tony" Stadlman and Percy G. B. "Bud" Morriss seated in the cockpit of Morriss's Benoist flying boat in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The photograph, probably produced as a souvenir item at some time in the 1920s, is mounted in a small black-painted wood frame with a thick, flocked, oval mat, and carries this printed text on the reverse: "This is an authentic photograph taken in Grand Rapids, 1915, of P. G. B. (Bud) Morriss at the Controls of his Benoist Flying Boat, accompanied by his Chief mechanician, Tony Stadlman, who later became Superintendant of the Lockheed Airplane Company in Burbank."

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Creators:
Kashuba, Mathias Peter
Dates:
1918-1919
Size:
0.18 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0060
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 0.18 cubic feet of black and white photographs pertaining to Mathias Peter Kashuba's service at the Second Air Instructional Center (2d AIC) in Tours, France, during World War I.

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Creators:
Bertelsen, William
Dates:
1957-1994
bulk 1960-1980
Size:
4.68 Cubic feet (13 letter-size document boxes, 1 VHS tape)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Air Cushion Vehicles Collection consists of materials gathered by William R. Bertelsen and it highlights his interest in, and contributions to, the development of Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs). The bulk of the collection covers the span between 1960 and 1980, but materials before and after those dates are also present. The collection includes photographs, brochures, reports and proceedings, and a videotape on the topic of ACVs. Bertelsen's notebooks, documenting his research and development of air cushion technologies, constitute the majority of the collection.

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Creators:
Schweickart, Russell L. "Rusty", b. 1935
Dates:
1983-2008
Size:
1.77 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0023
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 1.77 cubic feet of materials relating to the creation of the Association of Space Explorers, their activities, and some additional material about various projects Russell L. "Rusty" Schweickart was involved in.

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Creators:
Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation
Dates:
1956-1967
Size:
2.57 Cubic feet (2 record center boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0028
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection documents the development and testing of the f/4 achromatic lens system. The material includes test data, photographs, and drawings, as well as correspondence detailing Baker's successful fight to secure a patent on the lens system.

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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.