Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker Letter
Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker (1890--1973) was a self-taught automotive engineer, an American fighter ace in World War I, and Medal of Honor recipient. He was also a race car driver, a government military consultant during World War II, and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the longtime head of Eastern Air Lines. This collection consists of a letter from Rickenbacker to James Quackenbush regarding future opportunities in the field of aviation.
Everett Shinn collection
The collected papers of Everett Shinn measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1877 to 1958. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with friends and colleagues; personal business records; art work, including two sketchbooks of designs for Belasco's Stuyvesant Theatre; notes and writings; eight scrapbooks; printed material; and numerous photographs of Shinn, his colleagues, and his work.
William G. Bowdoin letters
Letters to Bowdoin while he was art critic of the New York Evening World, most of which are brief expressions of appreciation for reviews which Bowdoin has written.
Wilbur D. Peat correspondence
Correspondence of director Wilbur D. Peat. Many of the letters are from well-known artists of the 1920s and 1930s relating to their contributions to an exhibition of American paintings which Peat was assembling in 1932-1933. [Microfilm title: The Herron Museum of Art]
Kite Aerial Photography [William Eddy]
This collection consists of photographs relating to the work of aerial kite photography pioneer William Abner Eddy (1850 - 1909).
Minneapolis Newspapers Aviation Collection
This collection consists largely of newspaper clippings and photos of famous aviators and aviatrices, including Maurice Bellonte, Donald Bennett, Gordan Bennett, M.W. Benningfield, Vincent Bendix, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bennett, Lieut. Bentley, Capt. Hans Bertram, Prof. G.M. Bellanca, Lieut. C.K. Bettis, Hermelinda Briones, T. Campbell Black, Kurt Bjorkvall, Col. L.V …
We Saw It Happen Film Collection
This collection includes a copy of the finished film, We Saw It Happen , as well as interviews and stock footage outtakes. Altogether this collection contains 481 black and white; silent and sound; 16 mm and 35 mm (mostly 35 mm) films covering a variety of aviation topics.
Library of Congress Copyright Office photographs of Native Americans
The collection consists of photographs relating to Native Americans, which were submitted to the copyright office of the Library of Congress in and around the early 20th century. Many of the photographs are studio portraits as well as photographs made as part of expeditions and railroad surveys. It includes images of …
Computer Oral History Collection
Bloch, Richard M.
Brainerd, John G.
The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer.
Milt Gabler Papers
Bechet, Sidney, 1897-1959
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Condon, Eddie, 1905-1973
The collection documents Gabler's involvement in the recording industry and the evolution of Commodore Records. The documentation begins with the Commodore Radio Shop through its evolution to Commodore Music Shop. The collection also includes the beginnings of the Commodore record label and information detailing Gabler's 30 years as staff producer and later Vice-President in Charge of Artists and Repertoire at Decca Records (1941-1974). There is a small collection of black and white photographs chronicling the early years at the Commodore Music Shop, as well as jam sessions, often held at Jimmy Ryan's on 52nd Street. The collection also includes a vast array of audio recordings (mainly audiodiscs).