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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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Creators:
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930
Dates:
1905-1931
bulk 1911-1930
Size:
2.7 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0053
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of documents and memorabilia relating to Curtiss during the years of his active aviation pursuits. The bulk of the material relates to patent suits, including Wright v. Curtiss, Herring v. Curtiss, and Curtiss v. Janin.

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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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Creators:
Towle, Thomas, 1887-
Dates:
1921-1967
bulk 1925-1926
bulk 1953-1967
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0102
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material gathered by Towle to support his claim as the designer of the Ford Tri-Motor. The material consists of the following: newspaper and magazine articles; pamphlets; photographs pertaining to the history of the aircraft and its role in early air transportation; drawings; early flight test reports; technical notes re...

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Creators:
Neill, Thomas Taylor, 1903-1988
Dates:
1926-1972
bulk 1938-1943
Size:
17.25 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes) (15 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0181
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains the research material that Neill used in compiling his book. The material consists of correspondence and reports dealing with inspection, specifications, and performance tests of automobile and aircraft engines and fuels from 1926 to 1944. There are also reports, articles, and log books of specific engine types, both aerona...

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Creators:
Sheldon, Charles Stuart, II, 1917-1981
Dates:
1934-1980
bulk 1958-1972
Size:
13.08 Cubic feet ((12 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0141
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists mainly of Sheldon's research correspondence files from his tenure at CRS and NASC. The collection also reflects his activities as Staff Economist for the Joint Economics Committee (1955-57), Assistant Director, House Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration (1958), and Technical Director, House Committee on Science a...

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Creators:
Martin, James V. (James Vernon), 1885-1956
Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
1.97 Cubic feet (4 legal document boxes, 1 legal folder, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0162
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

James Vernon Martin (1885-1956) was an aviator and inventor during the early days of aviation. This collection consists of material documenting the life of James Vernon Martin. The material includes letters, photos, and documents relating to his Merchant Marine career and his aircraft and aeronautical inventions. Also included are documents pertaining to his conspiracy charges against the government and aircraft industry, as well as his attempts to revive Augustus M. Herring's patents. There are also documents regarding Lily Irvine, his wife, and her career as a pilot.

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Creators:
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960
Dates:
circa 1890s-1960s
Size:
3.6 Cubic feet (8 legal document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0136
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains approximately three and a half cubic feet of material relating to the life and career of A. Roy Knabenshue. The collection includes correspondence, photographic material, drawings of aircraft, and flight records.

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Creators:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Langley Research Center
Dates:
1964-1972
Size:
5.85 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0104
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The supercritical wing concept was developed by Dr. Richard T. Whitcomb of the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Whitcomb's airfoil was designed to delay formation of shock waves at high speeds.

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Creators:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952
Dates:
1916-1952
bulk 1928-1931
Size:
16.3 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0091
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Clement Melville Keys (1876-1952) was a financier and corporate organizer who promoted aviation through the post-World War I decade. In 1916 he came to the aid of the financially-troubled Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. and was made an unsalaried vice president. Keys accompanied the American Aviation Mission to Europe in 1919, returning to purchase a controlling interest in Curtiss in 1920. He remained president of Curtiss until the 1929 merger with Wright Aeronautical Corp. to form Curtiss-Wright Corporation, whereupon he became president of the new company. In 1931, however, Keys resigned as chairman of T&WA following a bitter struggle for control of the airline. Mental collapse followed and Keys surrendered all his remaining aviation interests and left Curtiss-Wright in 1933.