Jack Robrecht Collection of Firefighting Photographs
The collection contains primarily photographs and postcards relating to firefighting. Many of the photographs are of firefighting vehicles and apparatus, both horse-drawn and gasoline-powered. The cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore are especially well documented, though other cities are represented, including Hamilton, Ohio; Camden, New Jersey; Dallas, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; Portland …
S. Morgan Smith Company Records
S. Morgan Smith Company
Archival materials, including photographs, advertising art, catalogs and other trade literature, documenting the equipment, facilities, personnel and products of the S. Morgan Smith Company, engineers and contractors. The subjects of the photographs include engines, fire pumps, generators, paper machinery, turbines, the construction of a dam and hydroelectric station by the …
LZ 129 Hindenburg Disaster Letter
This collection consists of one letter, dated May 7, 1937, from Roger Laws to his wife Mildred Laws describing his experience guarding the Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg crash site at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. The collection also contains a photograph of Roger Laws, in uniform, and a photograph of Mildred Laws, both taken in the 1930s and both measuring 4 by 6 inches.
Zeppelin LZ 129 "Hindenburg" Memorabilia
This collection consists of: one color postcard view of dining room, postmarked London, 6 September 1936, from Ed Aldin to Major Lester D. Gardner; one receipt in the amount of 6.55 Reichmarks for a radio message sent from the wireless station by Lester D. Gardner, dated 2 October 1936; one bill in the amount of …
James C. Elms Collection
This collection consists of speeches, papers, notes, newspaper articles and records on Elms' career, including the following areas: Transportation System Center; Electronics Research Center; Manned Space Station; Space Shuttle; Space Systems Committee; Gemini Mission Review Board; and Hearings on space topics.
Aviation Section, U.S. Army Signal Corps Love Field Scrapbook [Economy]
Anas Tommy Economy (born Anastasios Economou) served in the Aviation Section, US Army Signal Corps. This collection consists of a photo album documenting the years from 1917 to 1920 when he was stationed at Love Field, Texas with the 868th Aero Squadron at the Aviation Repair Depot.
WANN Radio Station Records
WANN Radio Station (Annapolis, Maryland)
The collection documents the creative, technical and political aspects of managing WANN Radio Station in Annapolis, Maryland during the mid-Twentieth Century. Key areas of research include black radio stations; Annapolis African American communities; marketing to Black communities; political activism through media; Black-Jewish community relationships; church, community and media activism.
Space Surveillance Fence Program Collection
The Navy Space Surveillance System (NavSpaSur) was developed between 1958 and 1964 by the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for the detection and tracking of foreign satellites. Operated by the United States Navy from 1961-2004 and thereafter by the US Air Force until its decommissioning in 2013, the system (known as the Space Fence) had three transmitting sites and six receiving stations across the southern United States. Its radar signals detected active satellites and larger pieces of space debris passing through them at altitudes up to 15,000 miles and helped determine their orbital elements. An improved space surveillance radar on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific entered service in 2020.
768th Bombardment Squadron China-Burma-India Theater Photographs and Maps [Trager]
This collection consists of approximately 0.73 cubic feet of material relating to Max Trager's service with the 462nd Bombardment Group, 768th Bombardment Squadron in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater during World War II including photographic material, maps, and military records. The photographs show various aircraft, including a large amount of nose art; photographs of …
Jesse L. Brown Photographs
Jesse L. Brown (1926-1950) was the first African-American US Navy pilot. This collection consists of twenty-two snapshots taken by Phillip Jones, many of which include images of his friend Jesse L. Brown, as well as friends John Brannon, Sam Clauzel, and Rex Vannoy, during their US Navy flight training at Pensacola, Florida.