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Creators:
Wiseman, Fred, 1875-1961
Dates:
1909-1968
bulk [ca. 1910s, 1950s]
Size:
0.59 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0618
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Fred Wiseman, along with J. W. Peters and D.C. Prentiss, built a biplane named the Wiseman-Peters. During July 1910, both Peters and Wiseman flew the Wiseman-Peters and the following year Wiseman entered the 1911 Aviation Meet at Selfridge Field, Michigan. On February 17, 1911, Wiseman made the first airplane-carried mail flight officially sanctioned by any local U.S. post office and made available to the public when he carried mail, a bundle of newspapers and a sack of groceries from Petaluma, CA, to Santa Rosa, CA. After the 1911 season, Wiseman gave up flying. This collection consists of a large scrapbook. Inside the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1st Day Covers, race tickets, and photographs chronicling both Wiseman's automobile and aviation careers.

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Creators:
Faucett, Elmer J., 1891-1960
Dates:
1918-1967
bulk [ca. 1930s]
Size:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0561
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one scrapbook that contains magazine and newspaper clippings pertaining to Faucett Aviation Company's early history. Magazines include: 'The Peruvian Times;' 'Andean Air Mail;' and 'The West Coast Leader.' There are Faucett Airlines Ads and 8 black and white photographs of Elmer and wife Venetha Faucett, while he receive...

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Dates:
[ca. 1940s]
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0555
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The photos include images of aircraft, on the ground and in flight; pilots; and winners receiving trophies. Pilots portrayed include Charles Brown, Cook Cleland, Jacqueline Cochran, Joseph C. De Bona, Ben McKitten, Betty Skelton, and Roscoe Turner.

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Creators:
Pentecost, Walter W. ("Penny")
Dates:
1941
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet ((4 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0567
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains 88 photographs, primarily of Curtiss P-40 Warhawks, both before and after assembly in Rangoon. There are also photos of the American Volunteer Group, as well as of other aircraft, namely the Bristol Blenheim Bomber, Fleet Model 10, the Douglas DC-3, and several of the Lockheed 10 Electra. Most of the photographs were taken ...

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Creators:
Mikesh, Robert C.
Dates:
1860-1988
bulk 1945-1983
Size:
1.51 Cubic feet (3 legal document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0558
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection was gathered by National Air and Space Museum curator Robert C. Mikesh for his publication on this subject, "Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America." The collection consists of the following: magazine and newspaper articles on the Japanese balloons; manuscripts and independent articles; 83 photos Mr. Mikesh used ...

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Creators:
Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
Dates:
1871-1963
Size:
2 Cubic feet ((10 shoeboxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0537
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection covers von Karman's life, but the core of the collection is records relating to: his career in Germany after World War I; materials pertaining to his assocation with such organizations as the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics, the National Advisory Committee on Aviation, the United States Air Force, and the Int...

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Creators:
Moisant, Matilde, 1887-1964
Dates:
1910
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0536
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the twelve microfiche sheets which were shot from nine scrapbooks loaned to NASM by the donor. The scrapbooks contains newspaper clippings from American, English and French newspapers relating to Moisant and his aviation activities.

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Creators:
Moisant, John, 1868-1910
Moisant, Alfred, 1862-1929
Moisant, Matilde, 1887-1964
Dates:
1910-1912
Size:
5 Cubic feet (3 oversized boxes)
Please handle the scrapbooks very carefully, as they are in poor condition due to general use.
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0535
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This Moisant Family Scrapbooks consist of three oversized scrapbooks containing newspaper accounts of the Moisants' flying escapades, as well as press releases and writings. The articles also discuss the following aviators who were involved with the Moisants: Harriet Quimby, Roland Garros, Rene Barrier, Rene Simon, John J. Frisbie, Charles Hamilton, and Shakir S. Jerwan.

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Creators:
Voortmeyer, William B.
Dates:
1928
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0908
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the 50.25 by 34 inch route map used by the crew of the Fokker F.VIIB-3m "Southern Cross" in 1928. The map is from the US Department of the Navy, Hydrographic Office, "North Pacific Ocean, Eastern Part," 121st ed., with the route marked by William B. Voortmeyer, and shows his instructions on magnetic declination and expec...

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Creators:
Gibbs-Smith, Charles Harvard, 1909-
Dates:
1969-1970
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0603
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of manuscripts and articles written by Charles H. Gibbs-Smith, in which he refutes Whitehead's claims. The collection contains the following manuscripts: 'The Flight Claims of Gustave Whitehead,' 'Gustave Whitehead: His Flight-Claims and his Place in History,' 'Gustave Whitehead,' 'Reflections on the Whitehead Claims to Pow...