Query: DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
"Science With A Vengeance" Collection
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
[ca. 1930s-1950s]
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0054
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the photographs used in the book.

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Naval Research Laboratory Reports and V-2 Material
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
[ca. 1940s-1950s]
Size:
2.7 Cubic feet ((6 legal document boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0024
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists primarily of reports, both original and photocopied, from the NRL and other entities. Some correspondence, scientific abstracts and articles are also included.

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in NASM.1998.0024 for DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Rocket-Sonde Research Section (Naval Research Laboratory), V-2 Panel Papers
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1945-1986
Size:
1.13 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) (2 legal document boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0025
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection is comprised mostly of administrative memoranda of the portion of the V-2 Panel which represented the Rocket-Sonde Research Section of NAR. The thirty-four files from Rocket-Sonde members are roughly chronological and are followed by files from other entities such as the Ad Hoc Committee on Rocket, Satellite and …

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in NASM.1998.0025 for DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Race to the Stratosphere Photograph Collection
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
circa 1930s-1960s
Size:
1.35 Cubic feet (3 legal document boxes)
1.26 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the photographs used in Race to the Stratosphere: Manned Scientific Ballooning in America and collected by David DeVorkin for research. It also includes a few engineering drawings of balloon gondolas.

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in NASM.1997.0034 for DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Early Rocketry (V-2) Photograph Collection
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1942-1990
bulk 1942-1948
Size:
2.93 Cubic feet (7 legal document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0056
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection is comprised primarily of photographs showing the manufacture and test launching of V-2 missiles, both in Germany and in the United States (White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico) during and after World War II. There are also images of the facilities at Peenemunde and American confiscation of the …

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in NASM.1994.0056 for DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Stratoscope II Collection
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1963-1970
Size:
1.54 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box) (1 records center box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0069
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material documenting the development of the Stratoscope II. Included are the following types of material: photographs, financial reports, annual reports, test notes, minutes from internal meetings, correspondence, test plans, flight procedures and tests, record books, slides, and flight schedules.

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Vera Rubin Digital Images
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
2007
Size:
0.06 Gigabytes (4 digital images)
Collection ID:
NASM.2020.0033
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Vera Florence Cooper Rubin (1928-2016) was an American astronomer whose work provided clear, observational evidence of the existence of dark matter. This collection consists of four born digital images of astronomer Vera Rubin, seated at her desk with papers relating to her discovery of dark matter, during an oral history interview conducted by Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) curator David H. DeVorkin and NASM intern Ashley Yeager in Rubin's office.

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in NASM.2020.0033 for DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Space Astronomy Oral History Project
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1981-1991
Size:
3.59 Cubic feet (19 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of the transcripts for the Space Astronomy Oral History Project (SAOHP), which examined the early use of rockets and satellites to study the upper atmosphere and space for the period 1946 through the early 1960s. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for the SAOHP was David H. DeVorkin, and the interview set contains 225 hours of interviews with 56 individuals. The central thread of this collection is how the availability of new technologies for research, first the rocket and later satellites, helped to create a new social matrix for research. The following were interviewed: Jules Aaron; Ball Brothers; William Baum, William Behring; Jay Bergstrahl; Richard Bleach; William Brunk; Arthur Code; Jerry Conner; Frank Drake; William Fastie; Lorence Fraser; Herbert Friedman; Phyllis Frier; Robert Frosch; George Gianoplis; Thomas Gold; Leo Goldberg; Martin Harwit; Ralph Havens; Albert Hibbs; Noel Hinners; Hans Hinteregger; Charles Johnson; Francis Johnson; Adolph Jursa; Henry Kondracki; Ernst Krause; Alfred Nier; Gerry Neugebauer; Werner Neupert; Ray Newburn; Gordon Newkirk; Edward Ney; Charles O'Dell; William Pickering; Richard Porter; James Purcell; William Rense;Walter Roberts; Nancy Roman; Milton Rosen; Dan Scheiderman; Ronald Schorn; Martin Schwarzschild; Richard Silberstein; John Simpson; Lyman Spitzer; Kaj Strand; Nelson Spencer; John Strong; Gerald Tape; Clyde Tombaugh; Richard Tousey; Mona Tycz; James Van Allen; Gerald Wasserburg; James Webb; James Westphal; Charles Whitsett; Fred Wilshusen; and George Withbroe.

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in NASM.1999.0034 for DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
David H. DeVorkin Papers
Dates:
1889-2011
Size:
20.5 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-376
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the papers of David H. DeVorkin, Curator in the Space History Division at the National Air and Space Museum, 1981- , with earlier records dating from when he was assistant professor of astronomy at Central Connecticut State College, as well as during the years he attended high school …

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Smithsonian Memories Project, Festival of American Folklife Oral History Interviews
Dates:
1996
Size:
160 audiotapes (Originals). audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9594
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …

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