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A. Scott Crossfield Papers
Creators:
Crossfield, A. Scott (Albert Scott), 1921-
Dates:
1940 - 2004
Size:
20.23 Cubic feet (42 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0041
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of over nine cubic feet of material documenting Scott Crossfield's aviation career, with emphasis on his involvement with the North American X-15. The following types of material are included: correspondence; reel to reel tapes; papers, manuscripts; newspaper and magazine clippings; aviation manuals; photographs; film; and Crossfield's notes and reports.

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Air Mail Postcard and Newspaper Article
Dates:
1911
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0036
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

To demonstrate the potential of transporting mail by air, the United States Post Office authorized a series of special air mail flights as part of the festivities at an international air meet held from September 23 to October 1, 1911 on Long Island, New York. This collection consists of a postcard sent on one of these air mail flights as well as a news clipping about the card's delivery.

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Space Telescope History Project
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Space History
Dates:
1983-1991
Size:
3.7 Cubic feet (15 cassette boxes; 5 letter-size document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0035
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the oral history transcripts and related research documentation for the Space Telescope History Project (STHP), which examined the space sciences, predominantly astronomy, viewed through the lens of a particular undertaking, the Hubble Space Telescope, 1970s-1980s.

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Wright Brothers Day Proclamation (1991)
Creators:
Bush, George, 1924-
Dates:
1991
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0020.0070
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

"Wright Brothers Day" was established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1963 to celebrate the anniversary of the world's first successful flights of a human-carrying, powered, and controlled heavier-than-air flying machine made by the Wright brothers on December 17, 1903, and is now marked annually by proclamation of the President of the United States. This collection consists of five identical copies of the Presidential proclamation declaring December 17, 1991 as Wright Brothers Day.

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Wright Brothers Day Proclamation (1994)
Creators:
Clinton, Bill, 1946-
Dates:
1994
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1995.0020.0035
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

"Wright Brothers Day" was established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1963 to celebrate the anniversary of the world's first successful flights of a human-carrying, powered, and controlled heavier-than-air flying machine made by the Wright brothers on December 17, 1903, and is now marked annually by proclamation of the President of the United States. This collection consists of a copy of the Presidential proclamation declaring December 17, 1994 as Wright Brothers Day.

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USS ZR-1 Shenandoah Crash Site Photographs [McElroy]
Creators:
Parkins
Dates:
1925
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2023.0018
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The USS ZR-1 Shenandoah was the first American-built rigid airship to use helium; the first to use water recovery apparatus for the continuous recovery of ballast from the exhaust gas of the fuel burned; and, during 57 flights with 740 hours in the air, the Shenandoah also trained crew members in the science of handling large airships in naval missions. The ZR-1 Shenandoah was destroyed in a squall on September 3, 1925, with the bulk of the airship crashing near Ava, Ohio; fourteen of the 43 person crew were killed. Robert McElroy visited the site of the Shenandoah's crash on September 4, 1925. This collection consists of two black and white photographs of the crash site that belonged to McElroy.

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Wright Brothers Day Proclamation (2003)
Creators:
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Dates:
2003
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2004.0020.0025
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

"Wright Brothers Day" was established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1963 to celebrate the anniversary of the world's first successful flights of a human-carrying, powered, and controlled heavier-than-air flying machine made by the Wright brothers on December 17, 1903, and is now marked annually by proclamation of the President of the United States. This collection consists of a copy of the Presidential proclamation declaring December 17, 2003 as Wright Brothers Day.

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"The Wreck of the Akron Dirigible" Sheet Music
Dates:
1933
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0030
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The USS ZRS-4 Akron crashed on April 4, 1933 about 20 miles off the New Jersey shore near Barnegat Light when the stern crashed on the sea during a storm. This collection consists of a copy of the sheet music for "The Wreck of the Akron Dirigible," written especially for Earl and Ford Hitchcock, The Hitchcock Brothers, who sung the song on their Akron radio station after the crash.

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"The Wreck of the Shenandoah" Sheet Music
Creators:
Andrews, Maggie
Dates:
1925
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0020.0072
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The USS ZR-1 Shenandoah was the first American-built rigid airship to use helium; the first to use water recovery apparatus for the continuous recovery of ballast from the exhaust gas of the fuel burned; and, during 57 flights with 740 hours in the air, the Shenandoah also trained crew members in the science of handling large airships in naval missions. The ZR-1 Shenandoah was destroyed in a squall on September 3, 1925, with the bulk of the airship crashing near Ava, Ohio; fourteen of the 43 person crew were killed. This collection consists of one copy of the sheet music, "The Wreck of the Shenandoah," music and lyrics by Maggie Andrews, published in 1925.

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Wright Field Technical Documents Library
Creators:
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)
Dates:
1915-1955
Size:
733.77 Cubic feet (1508 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0428
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Throughout its history the Engineering Division/Materiel Division at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, maintained a catalogued library of technical documents, which was turned over to the Air Force Museum and later donated to the National Air and Space Museum. 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. Currently, the finding aid only covers documents from the D52.1 subject code (Airplanes, arranged alphabetically) and only those that are physically located in the Wright Field Technical Documents Library.