Myron "Dan" Beard Collection
This collection consists of approximately 15 linear feet of material relating to the aviation career of Dan Beard. This material includes the following types of archival material: correspondence, corporate reports, publications, equipment manuals, notebooks, booklets, and photographs. Besides the technical engineering material, there are also reports on airport planning, bomb detection …
Mid-Century Airliners Photography
Photography in this collection was collected by Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Air Transport Curator R. E. G. (Ron) Davies from a variety of unidentified sources, presumably for integration into his airline reference files. It includes a mixture of black and white and color formats from 35 mm roll film to 4.75 x 6 inch sheet film. Aircraft pictured are predominantly airliners in use in the post-World War II period, circa 1947-1965, and include views of British, European, and American airliners at airports in the United Kingdom, and passenger and cargo aircraft belonging to various Central and South American airlines photographed at Miami International Airport (Florida, USA).
Photograph of Nicholas Zelinka (Eastern Air Lines Pilot)
This collection consists of a 13.5 by 16.5 inch black and white photograph of Nicholas Zelinka, wearing an Eastern Air Lines pilot's uniform, posed standing in front of a Martin (Glenn L.) Model 404 (4-O-4). The photograph was taken in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1953.
This collection is in English.
Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) Photographs [Rice]
This collection consists of 51 images of different aircraft boosted with JATO, including the following aircraft: Boeing B-47 Stratojet; a JATO boosted glider; United States Air Force Ercoupe; North American P-51 Mustang; Douglas A-20B Havoc; Douglas DC-9; Lockheed F-80; Lockheed P2V-6 (P-2F) Neptune; Douglas DC-3; North American L-17 Navion; Stearman Kaydet …
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Material [Gerds]
This collection consists of approximately 1.35 cubic feet of material relating to the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and its predecessor aircraft models DC-8 and DC-9. The material includes photographs, sketches, publications, and technical reports. Many of the photographs portray interior mock-ups or models, including concepts that were not built. The collection also …
Northwest Airlines Training Film and Manuals Collection
18.72 Linear feet
This collection consists of 89 obsolete training and orientation films used by Northwest Airlines, Inc. and 87 obsolete technical manuals for aircraft in the Northwest fleet. The technical manuals include material on the following types of aircraft: Boeing 707, 727, 747; Douglas DC-9; and McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and MD-80.
Airplane Cabin Pressurization Collection [Del Mar]
This collection consists of the materials relating to Bruce Del Mar's airplane cabin pressurization and air quality engineering work, including: 82 3.25 by 4 inch glass lantern slides featuring images, graphs and charts of Del Mar's cabin pressurization work including work on the Douglas DC-4E (possibly for a lecture); reports; drawings; correspondence; and …
Apollo Milton Olin (A. M. O.) Smith Papers
This collection consists of the significant writings of Smith, including writings relating to his contributions to boundary layer theory. The collection also includes Smith's notebooks and related photographs of his post-World War II on-site appraisal of Nazi aeronautical developments.
Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA) de Venezuela Photographs
This collection consists of eleven black and white snapshots of Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA) de Venezuela.
Ivan H. Driggs Collection
This collection includes numerous photographs, featuring the following aircraft: Driggs Dart, Dart II, Super Dart; Luscombe Model 1 (Phantom); Monocoupe Model D-145; Forest Patrol seaplanes; Douglas World Cruiser; and the 1903 Wright Flyer. The collection also contains newspaper articles about Driggs and his designs as well as the May 1937 and January 1938 editions …