509th Composite Group Color Slides and Correspondence [Eidnes]
This collection consists color slides and correspondence. The 34 color slides relate to the 509th Composite Group on Tinian during World War II. The images feature the following: the Enola Gay, Enola Gay crew members, noseart, and aerials of Tinian Island and Siapan taken from the Enola Gay. The correspondence is between …
Eilene M. Galloway Papers
This collection consists of twenty-eight cubic feet of the professional papers of Eilene M. Galloway, concentrating mostly on space law. The following types of material are represented: correspondence, memorandum, press releases, news clippings, policy papers by Galloway and others, conference materials, and congressional reports. There is a great deal of …
Lovell Lawrence, Jr. Collection
3.12 Linear feet
The bulk of this collection consists of documents relating to Lawrence's work at RMI, including technical reports and administrative papers, as well as personal and business correspondence. The collection also includes some material on ARS and Lawrence's Chrysler years.
Clement Melville Keys Papers
Clement Melville Keys (1876-1952) was a financier and corporate organizer who promoted aviation through the post-World War I decade. In 1916 he came to the aid of the financially-troubled Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. and was made an unsalaried vice president. Keys accompanied the American Aviation Mission to Europe in 1919, returning to purchase a controlling interest in Curtiss in 1920. He remained president of Curtiss until the 1929 merger with Wright Aeronautical Corp. to form Curtiss-Wright Corporation, whereupon he became president of the new company. In 1931, however, Keys resigned as chairman of T&WA following a bitter struggle for control of the airline. Mental collapse followed and Keys surrendered all his remaining aviation interests and left Curtiss-Wright in 1933.
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Stephen Balzer Correspondence
This collection consists of correspondence between Stephen Balzer and S.P. Langley, Richard Rathbun, Charles M. Manley, and others pertaining to the 52-HP Radial Engine he designed. In addition Balzer designed and built the first automobile to run in New York City, which was exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution. Balzer's engine-building …
United States Air Force Aircraft Engineering Drawings (Microfilm)
This collection consists of 8000 reels of 35 mm microfilm engineering drawings of aircraft and engines from the early years through World War II. The microfilm contains engineering drawings, reports, and standards covering aircraft, engines, and other equipment used by the USAF and its predecessors. The original documents filmed were in a …
Major George E. Preddy, Jr. Combat Footage
This footage consists of five reels of film. The footage includes Preddy's combat footage, including most of his aerial victories through August 6, 1944 and some of this strafing mission footage. In addition, there is also gun camera footage of Preddy firing at two targets and ground targets in 1943.
National Air and Space Museum Films [Peter Vogt]
This collection consist of the following: one 16 mm print, four 16 mm color reversal internegatives (CRIs), two 16 mm optical sound tracks and four 16 mm original color negatives (OCN) rolls relating to "A Place of Dreams;" seven 16 mm original color negative (OCN) rolls and one Type-C video tape from "25 Years in Space …
Gemini and Apollo Crew Splashdown Recovery Color Slides [Don Blair]
This collection consists of color slides taken by Don Blair during his coverage of astronaut crew splashdowns and recoveries, 1960s.
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American Expeditionary Force Photo Section (Steichen) Collection
This collection contains original material from the Photographic Section of the Army Air Service, American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in World War I. The material was originally assembled by Edward Steichen, Chief of Photographic Section, AEF. The collection includes an article by Steichen on aerial photography in the Army Air Service …