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"Air Transportation 2076" Collection
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1975-1977
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 slim document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0683
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of photographs of artist's concept color illustrations that appear to have been prepared for "Air Transportation 2076," an interactive exhibit or display in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's original Air Transportation gallery (opened July 1976) dealing with the different kinds of vehicles that might be used to transport people in the year 2076.

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Women's Army Corps (WAC) Photography
Dates:
1942-05-16
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2022.0004
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth with American General Jimmy Doolittle of the Eighth Air Force visited the billet and post exchange at the headquarters in London, England on May 16, 1945 for the third anniversary of the WAC.

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Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose") Photo Album
Creators:
Summa Corporation
Dates:
Circa 1970
Size:
0.35 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0017
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a photo album consisting of photographs from an inspection of the Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose") in storage in San Diego, California. There is an aerial view of the hangar where it was stored as well as detailed views of various components of the aircraft and views of the aircraft's controls and interior. There is also a view of a model of the aircraft.

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Raymond Orteig Testimonial Dinner Program
Dates:
1925-1928
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 document, 9 x 6 inches)
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0051
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a booklet entitled "Testimonial Dinner given to Mr. Raymond Orteig by his friends in appreciation of the great services he has rendered aviation in the United States and France […]" The booklet includes proceedings from that dinner and from the presentation of the Raymond Orteig $25,000 Prize to Charles A. Lindbergh at the Hotel Brevoort following his solo nonstop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris; an account of a dinner dance given by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Orteig in honor of the Trustees of the prize; and the prize rules, regulations, and entry form.

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Leonard J. Schrader School of Aeronautics Brochure
Creators:
Schrader, Leonard J.
Dates:
1939
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2022.0017
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one brochure, dated 1939, for the Leonard J. Schrader School of Aeronautics which operated in Nauvoo, Illinois from approximately 1940 to 1945.

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US Army Around the World Flight (1924) Photographs [Maloney]
Creators:
Maloney, Vance James, Sr.
Dates:
1924, Circa 1928
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2022.0023
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

In 1924, the US Army Air Service sent four specially-built aircraft, the Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) Seattle, Chicago,Boston, and New Orleans on an around the world flight. Vance James Maloney, Sr. was serving as a missionary in Amoy, China in June 1924 when the world flyers made a refueling stop there. This collection consists of three photographs taken by Maloney during that refueling stop, as well as a copy of a 1924 letter written by Maloney to his parents in which he mentions the flight, along with a copy of a ten-page autobiography written by Maloney circa 1968 that includes several passages that relate to the flight.

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Fokker C-2, Civil America Christening Album
Dates:
1927
Size:
0.35 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0076
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Fokker C-2, Civil America was intended to be a contender for the $25,000 prize offered by New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig to the first aviator to fly an aircraft directly across the Atlantic between New York and Paris. The aircraft was sponsored by Rodman Wanamaker and the crew consisted of Richard Evelyn Byrd, Bertrand Blanchard "Bert" Acosta, George Otto Noville, and Bernt Balchen. This album contains photos and authenticating information relating to the christening of the aircraft.

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Freddie Lund Card
Dates:
1929-1931
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder, 1 photograph, 2 x 7 inches (folded to 2 x 3.5 inches))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0779
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This single-item collection consists of a business card created from a photograph and used by exhibition pilot Frederick Melvin "Freddie" Lund, circa 1930. The card is autographed by Lund, air race pilot Mary "May" Haizlip, and A. E. Merriam.

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Kress Flying Machine Patent and Letter
Creators:
Kress, Wilhelm, 1836-1913
Dates:
1880-1883
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0862
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Wilhelm Kress (1836--1913) was an inventor, writer, and lecturer. This collection contains one of Kress' German patents, patent number 8706, for one of his flying machine models; a letter from 1883, in German, signed by Kress; and a description, in English, of the flying machine written by Arnold Samuelson (who lists his title as "Chief Engineer").

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Application for Certificate of Airworthiness for Export for Curtiss Condor T-32 (Condor II), Signed by Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker
Creators:
United States. Department of Commerce. Aeronautics Branch
Dates:
January 22, 1937
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0945
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Curtiss Condor T-32 (Condor II), registration no. NC12353, c/n 21, was the first aircraft of its type to be built by Curtiss under Aircraft Type Certificate (ATC) 501, issued March 1933. This collection consists of two identical notarized, signed copies, dated January 22, 1937, of a US Department of Commerce, Aeronautics Branch form, Application for Certificate of Airworthiness for Export for Curtiss Condor T-32 (Condor II) (listed here as model T-32C Special), c/n 21.

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