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Creators:
Rich, Doris L.
Dates:
[ca. 1980s]
Size:
3.27 Cubic feet ((3 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0003
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

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 events an...

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Creators:
Women Flyers of America (WFA)
Dates:
1940-1955
bulk 1942-1953
Size:
3.05 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox) (2 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0050
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains items relating to the WFA. The material consists of correspondence, membership applications, organizational newsletters, minutes, bulletins, flyers, by-laws and financial reports, biographical information on some members, and a scrapbook on the organization.

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Creators:
United States. Office of War Information
Dates:
bulk 1944
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0017
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one 4 by 6.5 inch leaflet, dropped by the US Army Air Corps on New Guinea and the Philippines during 1944. This collection also includes a translation of the leaflet, along with the biography of Hubert J. Frank, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator Pilot whose squadron was dropping this particular leaflet.

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Creators:
Oakes, Claudia M.
Dates:
circa 1909-1978
bulk 1904-1920
Size:
0.74 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0424
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of research material used by National Air and Space Curator Claudia Oakes to prepare the publication United States Women in Aviation through World War I (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978).

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Creators:
Sigler, Dale Butler, 1885-1965
Dates:
Circa 1911-1912
Size:
0.51 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0295
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Dale Butler Sigler (1885--1965) joined the US Navy in April 1908 and became part of the Aviation Corps in the summer of 1911 as one of the first group of aviation mechanics. This scrapbook was compiled by Dale Butler Sigler and consists of photographs, drawings, and ephemera regarding the early days of US Naval aviation.

This collection is in English.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
261 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.C
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.

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Creators:
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963
Dates:
1906-1965
bulk 1912-1930
Size:
1.04 Linear feet
1.09 Cubic feet (1 records center box; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Major General Frank Purdy Lahm (1877-1963) was the first balloon pilot, the first airship pilot, and the first airplane pilot in the US Army. Like his father, Frank Samuel Lahm, his early interest was in ballooning, and in 1906 he won the James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. In 1909 Lahm and Lt. Frederick E. Humphreys were trained by Orville and Wilbur Wright to fly the first plane the US Army purchased from the Wrights. In 1912 he was made commanding officer of the US Army Flying School in the Philippines, and during World War I he was commander of the Second Army Air Service. Following the war Lahm founded the Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, a source of great pride to him, but was reassigned in 1931 as air attaché and later military attaché to France and Belgium. When Lahm retired from the military in 1941 he had distinguished himself as recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and the French Legion of Honor. This collection consists of photographs and news clippings detailing Lahm's military career and his personal life.

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Creators:
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993
Dates:
1903-1969
bulk 1920-1950
Size:
10 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0501
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes twelve photograph albums and loose photographs covering Doolittle's varied aviation career.

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Creators:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-
Dates:
1928-1990
Size:
75.03 Cubic feet (168 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0023
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 72 linear feet of the papers of Benjamin O. Davis. Included are the following types of material: programs, invitations, certificates, correspondence, published material, and photographs.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Astronautics
Dates:
1965-1984, with materials dating from circa 1953
Size:
32 cu. ft. (64 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 398
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection deals chiefly with Durant's tenure as Assistant Director for Astronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Perhaps the single topic of greatest interest is the effort to obtain a building for NASM, which was accomplished on July 1, 1976, when the new museum opened. A parallel theme concerns the drive to plan and com...

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