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Creators:
Naudet, Georges, 1900-1983.
Dates:
[ca 1600s-1930s]
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box) (1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0479
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes early ballooning material as well as photographs of early 20th century French pilots. The ballooning material includes material from Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Joseph Montgolfier and Eugene and Louis Godard. The early photographs include the following aviators: Louis Blériot, and Jules Védrines. The following types of material ...

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Creators:
Goodyear-Zeppelin
Dates:
1929
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0495
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a copy of the ZRS-4 Ring Laying Commemorative Book, commemorating the laying of the master ring of the U.S. Navy Airship Akron ZRS-4.

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Creators:
Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910
Dates:
1886-1926
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0489
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of newspaper clippings dating from 1886-1926; correspondence from Sept. 1904-September 1922; glass negatives and lantern slides; publications dating from 1886-1910; and a variety of photographs. Images represented include the Chanute biplane hang glider used in St. Louis in 1904, miscellaneous gliders, Chanute's gliding expe...

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Creators:
Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910
Dates:
1890-1911
Size:
1.35 Cubic feet ((3 legal document boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0482
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of two manuscripts by Octave Chanute, "Conditions and Success in the Design of Flying Machines" and "Recent Experiments in Gliding Flight;" and three series of correspondence. The first series, Miscellaneous Correspondence, dates from September 21, 1891 to November 2, 1911. The second series, Correspondence with Louis P. Mou...

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Dates:
bulk 1925
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box (23 glass lantern slides))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0491
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of 23 hand-colored glass lantern slides of images taken during the 1925 Arctic expedition attempt by Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth to fly to the North Pole using a pair of Dornier Do J Wal (Whale) (Do 16) flying boats.

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Creators:
Germany
Japan
United States. Army Air Forces
Dates:
[ca. 1939-1945]
Size:
3,732 Microfilm reels
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0431
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the Air Force master microfilm of captured German and Japanese documents pertaining to aviation. The documents cover a wide variety of subjects, including aircraft and engines, flight test reports, proposals, and engineering studies. English translation is provided for some documents.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
1912-1987
bulk 1930-1945
Size:
1,765.61 Cubic feet (1375 records center boxes; 1 flat box; 2 microfiche boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0429
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Aviation Technical Manuals Collection contains over 40,000 original aviation technical manuals for aircraft, engines, aircraft components, and ground equipment.

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Creators:
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)
Dates:
1915-1955
Size:
464.34 Cubic feet ((426 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0428
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of reports and other documents on a variety of aviation-related topics, including general science (aeronautics, physics, chemistry, etc); military air service personnel, organization, and equipment for both US and foreign air forces; as well as operations, and so on. Information on foreign services and equipment is usually f...

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Creators:
Copland, Harry Depew, 1896-1976
Dates:
1917-1953
Size:
0.78 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box) (3 shoeboxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0439
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of three boxes of 4' and 3' glass slides, dating from the early 1930s. The slides are probably from 1919-1932 when Copland was an instructor and lecturer for Curtiss Flying Service, Inc. There are also seven log books chronicling both Copland's civilian and military flights (1917-1942) and numerous private and commerical pi...

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Creators:
Weick, Fred E., 1899-1993
Dates:
1899-1984
bulk 1949-1957
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0425
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Aeronautical engineer Fred E. Weick (1899-1993) had a profound effect on light aircraft development. He was responsible for the development of NACA's low-drag cowling for radial engines, introduced the concept of "fifty foot obstacle clearance" as a measure of aircraft take-off performance, and was instrumental in the development of several aircraft, including the Piper Pawnee and Piper Cherokee.