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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
Fulton, Garland, 1890-1974
Dates:
1914-1964
bulk 1918-1945
Size:
20.8 Cubic feet (45 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0101
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Garland Fulton Collection consists of material gathered by Captain Garland Fulton.

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Creators:
Allison, George B., Lt. Col.
Dates:
1972-1973
bulk December 1972
Size:
0.25 Cubic Feet ((8 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0568
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains 183 photographs gathered by Lt. Col. George B. Allison for his book Linebacker II: A View from the Rock. These photos (8x10," B&W) document the arrival, preparation (maintenance, refueling, bomb loading), takeoff and landing of Boeing B-52 Stratofortress aircraft at Andersen AFB. A small number of photographs also show the ...

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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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Creators:
Beals, Jessie Tarbox
Dates:
bulk 1906
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0902
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of sixteen black and white photographs taken by photographer Jessie Tarbox Beals of the aeronautical exhibitions at this show. Nine of the photographs are mounted on heavy cardboard. Exhibits shown in the photographs include a Lilienthal Glider; Herring aircraft; Santos-Dumont (Alberto), No.9 La Baladeuse; Langley aircraft;...

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Dates:
1885-1934
Size:
3.25 Linear feet
1.12 Cubic feet (1 legal size document box, 1 flat oversize box, 4 microfilm boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2004.0007
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material relating to Walter Wellman's polar explorations (1894-1909) and the role his brother, Arthur Wellman, played in managing the base camp on Dane's Island during the 1909 attempt to reach the North Pole by air.

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Creators:
Buhl (Buhl-Verville Aircraft Co, Buhl Aircraft Co)
Verville, Alfred V.
Verville Aircraft Company
Dates:
1886-1969
Size:
53.375 Linear feet (102 containers: 89 legal size document boxes, 2 shoeboxes, 10 flatboxes, 1 large format folder)
5 Film reels (1 35mm, two 16mm, and 2 8mm films)
50.008 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0173
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains Verville's personal papers. The material relates mainly to his various aeronautical concerns as well as his involvement with military aviation. The collection includes a large number of photos tracing the development of Curtiss aircraft and Naval Aviation, and especially documenting the design, construction, and flights of a replica of the Navy's first aircraft, the Curtiss A-1 'Triad', built under Verville's direction by the Bureau of Aeronautics to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of Naval Aviation in 1961. Also included are a large number of blueprints and photos of Verville-designed aircraft, especially those developed by the Verville Aircraft Co. in 1928 - 1931

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Creators:
Kauffman, Virgil
Dates:
1910-1986
bulk 1920-1940
Size:
0.43 Linear feet
0.49 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0146
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of files on Aero Service Corp and Virgil Kauffman.

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Creators:
Boeing Airplane Company
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.68 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of seven volumes of the Boeing Company Airplane Division Commercial Supersonic Transport Proposal of January 15, 1964 (volumes A-II, A-III, A-IV Book 2, A-V, A-VII, A-VIII, and A-XI).

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
24 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.G
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.