Sir Hiram S. Maxim Collection
bulk 1890-1894, 1912
This collection contains material by or about Maxim. The bulk of the collection consists of published works, but does include an unpublished paper about Maxim's aeronautical experiments and a collection of newclippings regarding Maxim's life. This accession includes the following five books: Li Hung Chang's Scrapbook by Sir Maxim, 1913; The …
Rocket Society Publications (Elder Collection)
This collection consists of pamphlets, bulletins, reports, and meeting notices from the ARS, RRS, and other rocket societies, compiled by Henry G. Elder.
Pamela A. Melroy Papers
This collection consists of 17 cubic feet of papers relating to the life and career of astronaut Pamela A. Melroy.
Geostar Corporation Records
This collection consists of Geostar's business records. Included here is information on RDSS as well as Geostar's agreements and relationships with various organizations including NASA, CAST, AMSC, QUALCOMM, and LOCSTAR. The types of materials present here include correspondence, articles, press releases, presentations, FCC filings, reports, programs, agreements, and financial data
John B. R. Verplanck Scrapbook
This collection consists of a scrapbook containing newspaper and magazine articles on the International Great Lakes Flying Boat Cruise, and other flights, as well as photos, a menu and dinner program, and a few letters.
Boeing Commercial Aircraft Marketing Documentation
This collection consists of documentation for Boeing's postwar commercial aircraft programs.
Mandel Lenkowsky Early Vertical Flight Development Collection
This collection includes notebooks containing scientific notes and mathematical calculations, a random assortment of journals and periodicals, published reference books, and a few advertising and promotional brochures all pertaining to American experimental military and commercial vertical flight from the late 1930s to the late 1940s. The collection also contains photographs of the following helicopters: Sikorsky XR-1, XR-4, YR-4, XR-5, XR-6, XR-6A, VS-300; Kellet XO-60 and XO-61; and Rotachute P-4. Also included are photographs of helicopters by Pitcarin, Landgraf, Greyhound Bus, Spratt, Berliner, Ochmichen, and DeBothezat.
Airline Ephemera Collection [Pullman]
bulk [ca. 1930s-1940s]
This collection consists of the following ephemeral items documenting Pullman's travels: photographs and postcards, including three images of Wolfgang von Gronau's Dornier Wal; certificates - one "Jupiter Rex," for crossing the equator and one "Clipper Club," for flying around the world; and a red 10x13" scrapbook containing baggage labels, postcards, menus, guest lists, hotel and travel literature, decals, and tickets and napkins which were souvenirs from events and places he visited during his travels. A technical manual for Air-Ground Communication, December 2, 1941, was also donated as was a souvenir edition of "Plane News: Air Service Paper of the A.E.F.", January 25, 1919; a roster and photograph of the Ordnance Detachment, A.F. in G., Metternich, Germany, distributed on the occasion of a Thanksgiving Dinner, November 25, 1925; five July, 1938 images relating to Pan Am Philippine Clipper trip number 222; four World War I era images and one portrait of a young pilot in parachute harness.
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Major Alford Williams Syndicated Aviation Column
This collection consists of newspaper clippings, which have been copied onto acid-free paper. These clippings were from Williams' syndicated columns for Scripps-Howard Newspapers including the New York World Telegram and Washington Daily News during the late 1930s to early 1940s. These columns discuss aviation technology, flying techniques, and the European situation during …