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Rocket, Space, and Early Artillery History
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Space History
Dates:
[ca. 1000-1960]
bulk [ca. 1940-1960]
Size:
15.26 Cubic feet ((14 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0007
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection is a compilation of various reports, journals, letters, and books on three main subjects: early artillery, rockets, and space technology. The early artillery history is covered by manuscripts and reports from the Middle Ages to the mid-19th century. The collection then covers rocket development in Russia, Germany, England …

Airborne Radar Technical Archives
Creators:
Szewczyk, Zdzislaw I.
Dates:
1941-1974
Size:
25.42 Cubic feet ((25 legal document boxes) (13 records center boxes) (3 flatboxes))
24.02 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0121
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material documenting the development of airborne radar and related avionics assembled by Zdzislaw I. Szewczyk, an engineer with the General Motors Company. The material consists of a 35-volume catalog of ready reference information on radar hardware, arranged by country and manufacturer. Catalog entries refer to specific …

Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records - Patent Files
Creators:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Dates:
1906-1947
Size:
9 Cubic feet (18 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0029
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The years before World War I were spent in patent litigation for aviation pioneers Glenn Curtiss and Orville and Wilbur Wright.

Science Fiction Club Newsletters
Dates:
1961-1975
bulk 1966-1972
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0142
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of various newsletters and publications prepared by science fiction enthusiasts in the United States and Canada, as well as catalogs relating to science fiction publications. The material includes multiple titles, with only selected issues of each, i.e., no complete runs of any publication. Publications are largely amateur …

United Airlines Boeing B727-100 Collection
Creators:
United Air Lines, Inc.
Dates:
1964-1992
bulk 1990-1991
Size:
5.45 Cubic feet ((5 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0051
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection of documentation accompanied the donation of the actual aircraft to the National Air and Space Museum in 1992. Included here is memorabilia from the last flight of the B727-100 (such as receipts, records, and stationery), as well as compliance records, AMIS monthly histories, cabin maintenance forms, historical records, identification …

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Brochures
Creators:
T︠S︡iolkovskiĭ, K. (Konstantin), 1857-1935
Dates:
1930-1932
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0015
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following three brochures written by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky: 'Stratoplan-Semijet,' 1932; 'Scientific Ethics,' 1930; and 'How to Boost Energy of the Explosion (Heat) Engines,' 1931. These booklets are in the Russian/Cyrillic language.

de Bothezat Helicopter Album
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0035
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This album contains eleven photographs of the de Bothezat Helicopter in flight, a photograph of Dr. George de Bothezat, an illustration of the de Bothezat Helicopter, and memorandum from the War Department Air Service Engineering Division from April 28, 1923 concerning the test flights of this helicopter at McCook Field.

Packard V-1650 Merlin 12-Cylinder V Reports Collection
Dates:
bulk 1941-1945
Size:
0.72 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0036
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of .72 cubic ft of reports relating to the Packard V-1650 Merlin 12-Cylinder V engine, mostly prepared by Arthur P Fraas, 1943-1945.

Clarence H. Walker Collection
Creators:
Walker, Clarence H.
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2004.0056
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of newspaper articles and 24 photographs that were photocopied or scanned out of a scrapbook about Walker. Some of the newspaper articles also pertain to Didier Masson, with whom Walker toured in California, Hawaii, and Australia.

Airline Postcards [Tylander]
Creators:
Tylander, Charles
Dates:
bulk 1970s-2000s
Size:
2.21 Cubic feet ((8 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0043
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 6,479 postcards collected by Charles C. Tylander. The postcards represent many national and international airlines including Adria Airways (Germany/Slovenia); Aer Lingus (Ireland); Aeroflot (Russia); Aeromexico (Mexico); AeroPeru (Peru); Aero Trasporti Italiani (ATI) (Italy); Air Afrique (France); Air Algerie (Algeria); Air California (AirCal) (USA); Air Canada …