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Creators:
S. Sidney Pike Skywriting Corporation of America
Pike, S. Sidney
Dates:
1923-1964
bulk 1930-1940
Size:
5.5 Linear feet (4 flat boxes, 1 document box, 1 slim document box)
9 Film reels (5 16mm films - runtime 41:59 4 35mm films - runtime 27:04)
4 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0001
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Skywriting, defined as the process of writing a name or message with smoke from an aircraft against a blue sky, began in England after World War I, the brainchild of Major John C. Savage, Royal Air Force (RAF). His first successful demonstration was at the Derby at Epsom Downs, in May 1922, when Captain Cyril Turner wrote "Daily Mail" above the track. In October of that year, Turner travelled to the United States and wrote "Hello U.S.A." above New York City. Allan J. Cameron, along with Leroy Van Patten established the Skywriting Corporation of America at Curtiss Field, an American branch of Savage's original company. They acquired the patents for mixing the writing gas in the United States and as a result controlled the market for years. In 1923, using the Skywriting Corporation, the American Tobacco Company launched the first skywriting advertising campaign for Lucky Strike cigarettes. Pepsi-Cola Corporation became one of the longest-running contractors of skywriting; in the late 1930s and mid 1940s, it contracted or owned a total of 14 aircraft. In 1940 alone, Pepsi contracted for 2,225 writings over 48 states, Mexico, Canada, South America and Cuba.

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Creators:
Lowe, Thaddeus S. C.
Dates:
bulk 1862-1895
1862-1965
Size:
0.49 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2011.0025
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Thaddeus S. C. Lowe Family Photographs Collection contains material from the post-Civil War activities of aeronaut Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, his wife, Leontine Augustine Gachon Lowe, and their family.

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Creators:
Pace, Joseph J.
Dates:
1944-1945
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0100
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of photographs and negatives documenting the aircraft, equipment, operations, and recreational activities in the Malir area. The material includes images of recruit processing at Landhi Field and operations at the Landhi Flexible Gunnery Training Unit, as well as a typed list of special orders and addresses in use.

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Dates:
1920s
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Curtiss Field was located in Garden City, Long Island on the site of what was originally part of Hazelhurst Field. Alfred H. Nelson was a licensed Aircraft & Engine mechanic at Curtiss Field in the 1920s. This collection consists of six black and white and sepia-toned photographs taken at Curtiss Field during that timeframe.

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Creators:
Smith, C. Hadley, 1910-2004.
Dates:
1964-1975
Size:
0.22 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 209 images taken by C. Hadley Smith pertaining to Schweizer Aircraft Corporation.

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Creators:
Simons, Vera
Dates:
bulk 1960s-1980s
Size:
23.5 Cubic feet ((22 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 23 cubic feet of material relating to Vera Simons' ballooning and art careers. Types of materials include: newspaper articles, flight covers, photographs, slides, audio recordings, and reports relating to Simons' time with Winzen Research, inc. and her "Da Vinci" and "Aerolus" projects.

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Creators:
Jensen, Otto.
Dates:
bulk 1910
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2004.0073
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of seven 2.5 x 4 black and white photographs taken on October 29, 1910 at the International Aviation Meet at Belmont Park. Pictured in flight are John B. Moisant, Hubert Latham, and Charles K. Hamilton. These photographs were taken during the Gordon Bennett Cup Race, of which Moisant came in second, Latham fourth, and Hamil...

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Creators:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dates:
1963-1980
Size:
6.54 Cubic feet ((6 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0039
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of NASA press material from circa 1963 thru circa 1980. It includes general press releases, both 'NASA News' and 'NASA News Releases' [1967-70] and press kits for specific missions, mainly in the Apollo series. Also included are NASA related press clippings from the Apollo period [circa 1967-72] from both public and governm...

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Creators:
Becker, Dezsö, 1896-1945
Dates:
1914-1940
Size:
0.18 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2008.0004
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of photo albums and loose photographs documenting Dezsö Becker's World War I aviation career, as well as photocopies of Becker's death certificate and Buchenwald Camp entry paperwork.

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Creators:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Dates:
[ca. 1970s]
Size:
3.6 Cubic feet ((8 legal document boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0045
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection is composed of paper documents which are related to Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) regulations pertinent to Pan American's operation, including CAB Economic Regulations, CAB Legislative History of Regulations, and CAB Air Mail Rates.