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Fred E. Weick Autobiographical Transcripts
Creators:
Weick, Fred E., 1899-1993
Dates:
1899-1984
bulk 1949-1957
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0425
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Aeronautical engineer Fred E. Weick (1899-1993) had a profound effect on light aircraft development. He was responsible for the development of NACA's low-drag cowling for radial engines, introduced the concept of "fifty foot obstacle clearance" as a measure of aircraft take-off performance, and was instrumental in the development of several aircraft, including the Piper Pawnee and Piper Cherokee.

"Wings of Gold: How the Aeroplane Developed New Guinea" Collection
Dates:
circa 1922-1035
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (4 folders)
Collection ID:
NASM.1988.0048
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of copies of 57 black and white photographs collected by author James Sinclair for use in his book, Wings of Gold: How the Aeroplane Developed New Guinea, Pacific Publications (Sydney), 1978. The collection does not include copies of all photographs used in the book.

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William J. Heaslip Aviation Reference Files
Creators:
Heaslip, William (William John), 1898-1970
Dates:
1894-1940s
bulk 1920s to 1940s
Size:
4.82 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2022.0036
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

William John Heaslip (1898--1970) was a prominent artist whose aviation-themed work, especially during World War II, was known for its accuracy and detail. This collection consists of approximately 4.82 cubic feet of reference files used Heaslip in the creation of his art.

William J. Hammer Collection
Creators:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)
Dates:
1881-1934
bulk 1905-1915
Size:
5.66 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0074
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection is the result of Major Hammer's passion for amassing material related to aeronautics and technology, and it is arranged into eleven series: articles, clippings, correspondence, drawings and blueprints, leaflets, legislation, minutes, miscellaneous, photographs, programs and publications. Housed in 23 folders, the correspondence is the most comprehensive series, reflecting the original order which grouped the letters into series by topic. Much of the correspondence concerns the planning of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909, and the involvement of Wilbur Wright and Glenn Curtiss. There is also a scrapbook of black and white photographs providing front and side views of specified airplanes. Each page has 3 photos showing different views of the same plane accompanied by a label with additional information. (See written copy for details. Also, please see information written on 8x11 notebook paper.)

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Gerard K. O'Neill Collection
Creators:
O'Neill, Gerard
Dates:
1940s-1993
Size:
26.22 Cubic feet (75 Boxes)
35.14 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0005
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Gerard Kitchen O'Neill (1927-1992) was an experimental physicist, educator, inventor, entrepreneur, writer and novelist.

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
Creators:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Dates:
1868-1972
bulk 1925-1949
Size:
212.29 Cubic feet (598 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0067
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the corporate records of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Included in the collection are technical and engineering reports of Curtiss-Wright Airplane Division's operations in St. Louis (Robertson), MO (1935-1945) and Buffalo, NY, (1932-1945), as well as AAS Material Division and AAF Air Technical Services Command memorandum reports collected by Curtiss-Wright's St. Louis and Buffalo technical reference libraries. The collection also contains the files of Curtiss-Wright's Patent Department, which hold records of patents filed by Curtiss-Wright and patent-infringement cases involving Curtiss-Wright. Also included in the collection are specifications issued by and photos commissioned by the Keystone Aircraft Corporation (Huff-Daland Airplanes, Inc. until March 1927), which had been acquired by Wright in 1928 along with Loening Aeronautical Engineering Corp., and formed the Keystone Division of Curtiss-Wright until 1932 when Keystone's Bristol, PA factory closed its doors. The collection also contains financial records of the Curtiss-Wright Airports Corporation, which was liquidated in 1936, as well as an extensive negative collection featuring Curtiss-Wright aircraft from the 1930s and 1940s, concentrated especially on the war years.

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Roger B. Whitman Early Aviation Photograph Collection
Creators:
Whitman, Roger B.
Dates:
1909-1911
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet ((7 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0517
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 163 photographs, collected by Whitman, covering early aviation activities in predominantly the United States and France. Aircraft manufacturers represented include: Wright, Curtiss, Bell, Bleriot, Antoinette, Deperdussin, Farman, Voisin, and other American, French, and British designers of the period 1909-1911. The following events are represented: 1909, 1910 Grande Semaines d'Aviation, 1910 Quinzaine …

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Geraldine Mock Collection
Creators:
Mock, Geraldine L. "Jerrie"
Dates:
1963-1964
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0833
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Geraldine L. "Jerrie" Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world and the holder of 21 world records overall. This collection consists of materials pertaining to Mock's flight around the world.

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Alger Herman Dresel Papers
Dates:
1911-1953
Size:
0.67 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1001
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Alger Herman Dresel Pepers includes personal and service correspondence. The collection also includes information relating to his service with the U.S. Navy Airship program; a certificate naming Dresel as a member of the National Aeronautic Association; two log books covering the dates 1929-1935, including entries related to the ZR-3 Los Angeles, ZRS-4 Akron, and ZRS-5 Macon.

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Charles A. Lindbergh US Goodwill Tour Photographs (Sioux City, IA)
Dates:
1927
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (Legal Folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2021.0038
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of photographs taken by John Von Hagel during Charles Lindbergh's visit to Sioux City, Iowa on August 27, 1927. The visit was part of Lindbergh's Guggenheim US Goodwill Tour, which followed his historic solo nonstop transatlantic flight in the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis.

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