Query: Curtiss-Wright aircraft
Francis Dean Collection
Creators:
Dean, Francis H.
Dates:
bulk 1950-1999
Size:
5.83 Cubic feet ((16 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of five cubic feet of photographs, negatives, books, and documents collected or produced by Francis Dean. Included are approximately 10,000 - 11,000 2 x 3 and 4 x 5 inch black and white negatives, from a variety of sources; 8 x 10, 4 x 5, and 2 x 3 inch mostly black and white prints, with a few color prints …

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Curtiss-Wright Photography [Tucker]
Creators:
Tucker, Cecil
Dates:
[ca. 1930s-1940s]
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet ((5 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0033
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 125 black and white photographs that Cecil Tucker collected during his tenure at the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The photographs include the following Curtiss-Wright aircraft: the Curtiss-Wright Robin, including "Wrong-Way" Corrigan's aircraft; the Curtiss-Wright Kingbird, built for the Marine Corps; the Curtiss-Wright Condor, including images of the Condor T-32 built for the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, the two Condors modified for the Navy for use by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as the Condors sold to Eastern Airlines, Switzerland, and Argentina; and the Curtiss-Wright AT-9, CW-19R, and CW-22B. Famous individuals pictured include: Amelia Earhart, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lowell Thomas, the famous radio broadcaster. Also of interest are severala few images of aircraft with Latin and South American insignia.

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
Creators:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Dates:
1868-1972
bulk 1925-1949
Size:
212.29 Cubic feet (598 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0067
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the corporate records of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Included in the collection are technical and engineering reports of Curtiss-Wright Airplane Division's operations in St. Louis (Robertson), MO (1935-1945) and Buffalo, NY, (1932-1945), as well as AAS Material Division and AAF Air Technical Services Command memorandum reports collected by Curtiss-Wright's St. Louis and Buffalo technical reference libraries. The collection also contains the files of Curtiss-Wright's Patent Department, which hold records of patents filed by Curtiss-Wright and patent-infringement cases involving Curtiss-Wright. Also included in the collection are specifications issued by and photos commissioned by the Keystone Aircraft Corporation (Huff-Daland Airplanes, Inc. until March 1927), which had been acquired by Wright in 1928 along with Loening Aeronautical Engineering Corp., and formed the Keystone Division of Curtiss-Wright until 1932 when Keystone's Bristol, PA factory closed its doors. The collection also contains financial records of the Curtiss-Wright Airports Corporation, which was liquidated in 1936, as well as an extensive negative collection featuring Curtiss-Wright aircraft from the 1930s and 1940s, concentrated especially on the war years.

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Airplane Billing Microfilm
Creators:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Dates:
bulk 1931-1940
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet ((1 microfilm box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0043
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one reel of 35 mm microfilm of a book, entitled, "Airplane Billing," which belonged to Louis Kessler of the Curtiss Wright Corporation, Curtiss Aeroplane Division, Buffalo, New York. The information includes invoice data for Curtiss aircraft sold from January 1, 1931, until December 31, 1940, and includes the following types of …

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Curtiss-Wright Engine Drawings and Manuals Collection
Creators:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Dates:
1944-1970
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet ((25 microfilm boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0028
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of historical material from Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems, Inc. There are twenty-five rolls of microfilm pertaining to the Wright Aeronautical Division (which was responsible for the construction of aeronautical engines) and Air Materiel Command. In addition this collection contains various operating instructions for the Wright Cyclones and the …

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records - Patent Files
Creators:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Dates:
1906-1947
Size:
9 Cubic feet (18 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0029
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The years before World War I were spent in patent litigation for aviation pioneers Glenn Curtiss and Orville and Wilbur Wright.

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Curtiss C-46 Commando Photographs
Creators:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Dates:
1944
Size:
0.04 Cubic feet (One folder.)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0084
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 42 Curtiss-Wright black and white 8 by 10 inch prints of the inside workings of the Curtiss C-46 Commando, 1944.

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Curtiss-Wright Cadettes Material [Fayram]
Creators:
McClain, Louise Fayram
Dates:
1943-2002
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2021.0039
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

During World War II, Curtiss-Wright addressed a labor shortage with the creation of the Curtiss-Wright Cadettes program to train women to take entry-level positions within the company and enable men who remained at the company to be promoted to more advanced positions. Louise Fayram McClain was accepted into the Curtiss-Wright Cadettes program at the University of Minnesota where she began studies in early 1943. After the ten month program, Fayram went to work in the engineering department at Curtiss-Wright in Columbus, Ohio in the landing gear and hydraulics section, working on the Helldiver and other aircraft. This collection consists of the following items relating to the Curtiss-Wright Cadettes: the April 1943 issue of the Minnesota Technalog (magazine produced by the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology) featuring an article, with photographs, about the Cadettes; Louise Fayram's certificate for the completion of the program's course on Aeronautical Engineering; a 1994 newsletter documenting the Cadettes Convention held that year in Columbus, Ohio; the August 1995 and Summer 2002 issues of the Cadette Gazette newsletter; and two photographs of former Cadettes (and spouses in one of the photos) taken in 1991 at a 48th Reunion for Minnesota Cadettes. The collection also includes a panoramic photo, measuring approximately 26 by 8 inches, which is a group portrait of Curtiss-Wright Cadettes at the University of Minnesota taken on June 24, 1943. Louise Fayram is pictured in the photograph.

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Curtiss Falcon Lindbergh Special and Curtiss XF8C-4 Helldiver Maintenance Records [Wehler]
Creators:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Dates:
1929, 1930
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0067
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Henry Wehler (1899-1961) was an employee of the Assembly Department at the Garden City, New York Curtiss-Wright Corporation factory. During his time there, he worked on repairs to the Curtiss Falcon Lindbergh Special and was also the lead on the assembly of the Curtiss XF8C-4 Helldiver. This collection consists of correspondence relating to Henry Wehler's work.

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Travel Air Negatives
Creators:
Travel Air Manufacturing Co.
Dates:
1925-1942
bulk 1925-1929
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0197
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of negatives and photographs relating to Travel Air. The material includes a history of Travel Air written in 1929, as well as several magazine articles about the company. The bulk of the material consists of photographs of commercial aircraft manufactured by Travel Air.

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