Janet Harmon Bragg Photographs
Janet Waterford Bragg (1907-1993), became one of America's first black women pilots after enrolling in the Curtiss Wright Aeronautical School in 1933. There she helped form the Challenger Air Pilots Association, which later evolved into the Coffey School of Aeronautics. Bragg's career in aviation was made in spite of discrimination, of both …
Pilots' Licenses Collection
This collection contains examples of pilot's licenses that were issued in the early 20th century. It includes licenses from various nations such as France, Italy, Canada and the United States.
"Amelia Earhart: A Biography" [Rich] Collection
This collection consists of material researched and organized by Doris Rich in preparation for her book, and is divided into the following five series. The first series consists of information about individuals associated with Earhart and the second series consists of material, organized by year, containing information on general national …
National Air Races Negative Collection
The photos include images of aircraft, on the ground and in flight; pilots; and winners receiving trophies. Pilots portrayed include Charles Brown, Cook Cleland, Jacqueline Cochran, Joseph C. De Bona, Ben McKitten, Betty Skelton, and Roscoe Turner.
National Air and Space Museum Astronautics Department Guest Book Autographs
This collection consists of a page from the National Air and Space Museum's Astronautics Department guest book dating from May 3 through June 19, 1962.
Photograph of Fokker F.VIIB-3m "Friendship" Crew
This collection consists of one 10 x 8 inch brown-toned photograph showing the Fokker F.VIIB-3m "Friendship" crew aboard the SS President Roosevelt.
Women and Flight: Portraits of Contemporary Women Pilots Collection
This collection will consist of three series of materials: biographical material, transcripts of interviews with the pilots and negatives and photographs. The contact sheets were added on March 26, 2007. A copy of the media digest for Women in Flight, (prepared by NASM's Office of Public Affairs) was added to this collection …
James H. "Jack" Knight Collection
This collection includes a pouch given to passengers on sleeper flights. It contained the instructions 'Just in Case' and the paper slippers. There is also a handwritten (and on hotel stationary) account of flying over the Allegheny Mountains. There are a number of interval publications issued for United pilots, correspondence …
George B. King Scrapbook
This collection consists of a scrapbook containing photographs relating to King's aviation career, as well as some images of his family and Princeton University. There is also a photograph of the China Clipper, autographed by the crew, including King and the pilot, Captain Ed Musick.
Black Wings Exhibit and Book Collection
Hardesty, Von, 1939-
This collection consists of background material collected in support of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) exhibit "Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation" (opened in 1982) and its companion book (published 1983) by curators Von Hardesty and Dominick Pisano, a related symposium, educational materials, and a travelling version of the exhibit. The collection contains photographs and textual materials used in the exhibit and book, internal correspondence and memoranda, and a large amount of material gathered for research purposes but not used in any "Black Wings" production.