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Creators:
Pisano, Dominick, 1943-
Dates:
circa 1986-1993
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-088
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the papers of Dominick A. Pisano, curator of aeronautics. These records document the research and writing of his dissertation and book on the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP), To Fill the Skies with Pilots: A History of the Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1939-1946.

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Dates:
bulk 1912
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0934
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a 3.75 x 5.75 inch hand-drawn and hand-colored cartoon, on cardstock, depicting Theodore Roosevelt, dressed as a "Rough Rider," piloting an airplane that has an American flag attached to its tail. All text on the cartoon is handwritten in black ink in French. The piece is dated November 1912 and is marked no. 4 in a seri...

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Creators:
Leon, Lawrence, 1889-1965
Dates:
1916-1923
bulk 1919-1923
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0293
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This scrapbook consists of clippings relating to Lawrence's early years, particularly his activities in South America between 1919 and 1923. Most of the clipping are from South American newspapers and are in Spanish and Portuguese. That material in the Biographical Files consists of larger format newspaper articles and copies of several letters of ...

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Creators:
Williams, Alford Joseph, 1896-1958
Dates:
[ca. 1930s-1940s]
Size:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((9 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0601
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of newspaper clippings, which have been copied onto acid-free paper. These clippings were from Williams' syndicated columns for Scripps-Howard Newspapers including the New York World Telegram and Washington Daily News during the late 1930s to early 1940s. These columns discuss aviation technology, flying techniques, and the...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1990-1991
Size:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-155
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of laserdisc versions of films produced for the National Air and Space Museum. The laserdisc versions were created by Lumivision Corporation from existing IMAX Corporation films. "To Fly!" celebrates the fulfillment of man's ancient dream of flight, chronicling man's successful attempt to overcome time and distance ...

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Dates:
[ca. 1940s]
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0555
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

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.

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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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Dates:
Circa 1930
Size:
0.18 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0306
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This scrapbook contains photographs of an air meet in Romania, circa 1930, with Romanian, Czechoslovakian, and Italian pilots and aircraft.

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Creators:
Levy, Howard, 1921-2010
Dates:
bulk 1937-2009
Size:
185.43 Cubic feet ((215 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2010.0040
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 200 linear feet of collection material consisting mostly of Mr. Levy's photography. The following formats are represented: black and white negatives; black and white prints; color transparencies; and 35mm slides. The collection also includes articles written by Levy and the reference material he gathered to write those s...

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Dates:
1989-1990
Size:
4 videotapes (Reference copies). 9 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9545
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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