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 …
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Promotional Color Slides Collection
This collection consists of 59 Pan American Airways (Pan Am) promotional 35 mm color slides from Howard V. Norton, a Pan Am Sales Representative in Washington, D.C., from 1942-1965 where his duties included promoting Pan Am to travel agents and organizing round the world tour groups. Collection also includes an oversized print of Pan American International Airport in Miami, Florida, taken in 1930.
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.
Clinton A. "Clint" McHenry, Jr. Log Books and Papers
This collection consists of approximately 1.44 cubic feet of material pertaining to Clinton A. "Clint" McHenry, Jr.'s career including log books; photographs; correspondence; news clippings; and aviation event posters. The log books are from McHenry's time at Eastern Airlines and date from 1950 through 1968. There are twenty photographs in the collection …
British Airliners [Manchester Airport] Color Photography
This collection consists of 54 photographs made by an unknown photographer between approximately 1970 and 1981, predominantly in a small 3.5 x 3.5 inch color print "snapshot" format. Most of the images are of airliners and are believed to have been taken from an observation deck at Manchester (Ringway) Airport, England (UK). Most images are soft-focus and have suffered yellowing and serious magenta-shift color fading overall.
Republic Feeder Airlines Collection
bulk [ca. 1950s-1960s]
This collection consisted of miscellaneous material, including annual reports, for companies that were later acquired by Republic Airlines.
Eastern Air Lines Collection [Foster]
Foster, David L., Jr.
This collection consists of material mostly relating to David Foster's career with Eastern Air Lines and the maintenance of their aircraft, 1960s to 1980s.
Bellcomm, Inc Technical Library Collection
This collection contains the non-book portion of Bellcomm's Technical Library. The material in the collection consists of technical reports prepared by NASA subcontractors and/or NASA facilities during the first decade of space exploration (1960-1970). The collections also includes some reports issued by the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) at Pasadena, CA, including Space Program and Research Summaries, as well as technical and engineering documents.
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
25.37 Linear feet (38 boxes)
Rudy Arnold (1902-1966) was introduced to photography in 1918. After studying at the New York School of Photography, he worked at the New York Journal-American and the New York Graphic. During his stint at the latter he started to focus on aviation photography. In 1928, Arnold started his own aviation photography business and worked out of the following New York air fields and airports during his career: Roosevelt Field, the old Curtiss Airport, Floyd Bennett Field, and LaGuardia Airport His coverage of a wrecked airliner in upstate New York was the first photograph sent by wire to newspapers across the country. Arnold's work appeared in every aviation magazine, house organs (Douglas, Grumman), and mass circulation magazines as well as many newspapers. He also did motion-picture camera work for Universal and Paramount.