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E. D. "Hud" Weeks Collection
Creators:
Weeks, E. D. "Hud" (Evert D.)
Dates:
1907-1981
Size:
1.51 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1985.0004
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Hud Weeks, pilot and restorer of early aircraft, exchanged correspondence with many early aviators and possessed a strong interest in the career of the exhibition pilot Lincoln Beachey.

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Frank Purdy Lahm Collection
Creators:
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963
Dates:
1906-1965
bulk 1912-1930
Size:
1.04 Linear feet
1.09 Cubic feet (1 records center box; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Major General Frank Purdy Lahm (1877-1963) was the first balloon pilot, the first airship pilot, and the first airplane pilot in the US Army. Like his father, Frank Samuel Lahm, his early interest was in ballooning, and in 1906 he won the James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. In 1909 Lahm and Lt. Frederick E. Humphreys were trained by Orville and Wilbur Wright to fly the first plane the US Army purchased from the Wrights. In 1912 he was made commanding officer of the US Army Flying School in the Philippines, and during World War I he was commander of the Second Army Air Service. Following the war Lahm founded the Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, a source of great pride to him, but was reassigned in 1931 as air attaché and later military attaché to France and Belgium. When Lahm retired from the military in 1941 he had distinguished himself as recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and the French Legion of Honor. This collection consists of photographs and news clippings detailing Lahm's military career and his personal life.

Ralph Stanton Barnaby Papers
Creators:
Barnaby, Ralph S. (Ralph Stanton), 1893-1986
Dates:
1915-1986
Size:
3.15 Cubic feet ((7 legal document boxes))
2.94 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0048
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains newspaper clippings and correspondence documenting Barnaby's gliding career and association with the Early Birds as well as correspondence received late in his life from other aviation pioneers, awards and commendations, and material on numerous aviation celebrations and dedicatory events attended by Barnaby.

Matthew Bacon Sellers II Collection
Creators:
Sellers, Matthew Bacon, II, 1869-1932
Dates:
1889-1924
Size:
0.68 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0050
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This donation includes the following: eighteen diaries of Sellers, 1899-1903 and 1907-1909; his laboratory daybook in which he wrote many of the details of his aeronautical work; Sellers' personal correspondence, 1899-1917; photographs, including images of Sellers quadruplane hang gliders, wind tunnels, and biplane; photographs by Sellers of the Wright Model A at the …

Joseph D. Mountain Collection
Creators:
Mountain, Joseph D., 1902-1970
Dates:
1916 - 1970
Size:
1.57 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0079
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection follows Mountain's aviation career.

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Rutha Curtiss Diary
Creators:
Curtiss, Rutha
Dates:
bulk 1909-1910
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0690
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection is a diary kept by Rutha in 1909 while she was teaching at the Institute. She often mentions her brother Glenn and his activities.

George Blair Harrison Collection
Creators:
Harrison, George Blair, 1873-1930
Dates:
1904-1979
bulk 1910
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0012
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection documents Harrison's aviation career. The material consists mainly of newspaper articles on Harrison and early aviation in general, as well as a small amount of material on his son, Bennett.

Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection
Creators:
Brooks, Arthur Raymond, 1895-1991
Dates:
1910-1988
Size:
13.72 Cubic feet (31 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0104
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the personal papers and memorabilia of Arthur Raymond Brooks. It includes photographs, correspondence, documents, and certificates relating to Brooks' aviation career, as well as personal correspondence, photographs, and diaries (1907-87).

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John A. Meyer World War II Diaries
Creators:
Meyer, John A.
Dates:
1941-1944
Size:
0.23 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1995.0010
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of John A. Meyer's diaries during World War IIs.

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Boris E. Chertok Papers
Creators:
Chertok, Boris E.
Dates:
bulk 1945-1992
Size:
3.15 Cubic feet ((7 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2009.0036
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 51 of Boris E. Chertok's diaries, covering the years from 1945 to 1988. The diaries, all in Russian, are handwritten and are in small notebooks of various sizes and types. Some of the diaries have loose pages or loose covers and each diary has a paper cover note pasted …