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Dates:
1908-09-12
Size:
440 Megabytes
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0017
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

A collection of five photographs taken by George Otis Wilson, Sr. at the U.S Army military trials of The Wright (Co) Type A flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia in 1908.

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Creators:
Kelsey, Benjamin Scovill, 1906-1981
Dates:
1920-1947
1977
Size:
0.65 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a photo album and a scrapbook kept by Benjamin Scovill "Ben" Kelsey to document his life and aviation career. The collection also includes Kelsey's U. S. Army Air Forces "Air Route Manual: United States to Great Britain," dated May 25, 1942, prepared for use by the first flights of military aircraft across the North Atlantic in support of Operation Bolero.

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Creators:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984
Dates:
1916-1969
Size:
8 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0001
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Hunsaker Papers are rich in aeronautical information relating to the 1920s and 1930s. The material furnishes a generous account of his contributions in the aeronautics field as an engineer. Interested researchers should pursue materials pertaining to Hunsaker in such repositories as MIT's Institute Archives and Special Collections Department, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Corporation, the U.S. Navy History and Archives at the Washington Navy Yard, and the NASA History Office, Headquarters Building, Washington, DC. This archivist views the Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, most relevant to research dealing with Hunsaker's professional career.

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Women Flyers of America (WFA)
Dates:
1940-1955
bulk 1942-1953
Size:
3.05 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox) (2 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0050
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains items relating to the WFA. The material consists of correspondence, membership applications, organizational newsletters, minutes, bulletins, flyers, by-laws and financial reports, biographical information on some members, and a scrapbook on the organization.

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Creators:
McFadden, Mattie F.
Dates:
1946-1988
bulk 1946-1951
Size:
0.55 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox) (1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0041
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a scrapbook, compiled by McFadden, relating to the founding and history of the WFA, as well as with McFadden's role with the WFA. The scrapbook includes WFA convention programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, patches, and 'The Women Flyer - Official Bulletin of the Women Flyers of America, Inc.' This d...

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Creators:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dates:
1926-1938
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains bibliographies, correspondence, reports, articles, pamphlets and drafts of papers on aerial mapping and photography (one authored by Maj. James Bagley). It also contains a dictionary of photographic terms (in German) and material on various cameras and other equipment including Adam Hilger Ltd.'s Survey Stereoscope; Fairchi...

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Creators:
United States. Army
Dates:
bulk 1952
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2008.0005
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one 8 by 10 inch photograph of Ivan Becker holding a Fairchild K20 aerial camera in front of a Cessna L-19, and the booklet, "Aerial Photo Reconnaissance cycle for the 47th Infantry Division."

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Creators:
Hampton, William C.
Dates:
bulk 1959-1967
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2008.0032
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of materials related to William Hampton's military career in Taiwan and Antarctica. From his time in Taiwan, there are eighteen black and white photographs related to disaster response operations with an attached letter, a roll of 8mm motion picture film labeled, "President Eisenhower, Cedar Rapids, Taiwan," the letter noti...

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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.

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Creators:
Henderson, John Stanley.
Dates:
bulk 1941-1952
Size:
0.95 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0015
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Included in this collection are photographs of John Stanley Henderson, fellow servicemen, and airfields; diary and notebooks; flight logs; award citations and military orders; newspaper clippings; a map of the Solomon Islands; phrase books in French and Japanese as well as the CBI Pointie Talkie; pocket guides to Egypt and Australia; The Marines Ha...