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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
Krainik, Cliff
Dates:
1859-1934
Size:
3.19 Cubic feet (2 shoeboxes; 3 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This 19th and 20th century ballooning memorabilia collection contains the following items, which have been meticulously inventoried: 112 stereoscopic photographs; 107 photographs; 84 postcards, trade cards, valentines, and similar items; 80 prints; and 23 miscellaneous items.

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Creators:
Settle, Thomas G. W.
Dates:
bulk 1932-1998
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the official National Aeronautics Association (NAA) log of the 1933 Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race in which T. G. W. Settle, flying with C. H. Kendall, placed second; correspondence with the NAA regarding records set by Settle; two articles by Settle, "Winning a Balloon Race" and "The Gordon Bennett Race, 1932...

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Creators:
Kendall, Evelyn Way
Dates:
1783-1969
Size:
4.41 Cubic feet (8 boxes; 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0053
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Evelyn Way Kendall Early Aviation and Balloon Collection documents early aeronautical history from the 18th century to the 1960s in art, prints, photographs, posters, manuscripts, and ephemera.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics
Dates:
1965-1986
Size:
36.5 cu. ft. (73 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 330
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Department of Aeronautics from 1966-1986, a period marked by intensive planning for the new museum, its construction and opening in July 1976, and the emergence of the National Air and Space Museum as a large and important bureau of the Smithsonian and the most visited museum in the world. At the begi...

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Creators:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992
Dates:
1824-1992
Size:
241.95 Cubic feet (488 boxes plus flat files)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0063
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Paul E. Garber Collection documents Paul Edward Garber's life, both personal and professional, prior to and during his 72-year tenure at the National Air and Space Museum.

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Creators:
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984
Dates:
1916-1969
Size:
8 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0001
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Hunsaker Papers are rich in aeronautical information relating to the 1920s and 1930s. The material furnishes a generous account of his contributions in the aeronautics field as an engineer. Interested researchers should pursue materials pertaining to Hunsaker in such repositories as MIT's Institute Archives and Special Collections Department, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Corporation, the U.S. Navy History and Archives at the Washington Navy Yard, and the NASA History Office, Headquarters Building, Washington, DC. This archivist views the Hunsaker Papers, NASM.XXXX.0001, most relevant to research dealing with Hunsaker's professional career.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Aeronautics Department
Dates:
1974-1977, 1981-2017
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-069
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Dorothy Cochrane, Curator, documenting exhibition planning, development, production, updating, and related activities for the National Air and Space Museum and the Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center, and to a lesser extent collections management. Also represented in these records, which ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Assistant Director for Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1963-1986
Size:
17.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 tube box) (15 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 352
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records provide documentation of the creation and preparation of exhibits for the most important period in the history of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) - the planning, fabrication, and installation of two dozen major galleries for the new museum building, which opened in 1976. Also included is material on exhibits in the ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Department
Dates:
1971-2007
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-273
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a central set of scripts for new exhibitions, revisions to existing exhibitions, and proposed exhibitions at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Some records document NASM exhibits at the Arts and Industries building before the museum had its own building as well as exhibits at NASM's Paul E. Garber Preservatio...

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