66 records — Page 1 of 7
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Upson, Ralph Hazlett, 1888-1968
Dates:
1911-1968
bulk 1940-1960
Size:
7 Cubic feet (21 boxes )
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0177
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains Upson's papers and notebooks. The material consists of notebooks, both general (1911-35) and experimental (1928-68) and reference files on a variety of aeronautical subjects. The collection also contains material from Upson's teaching career, as well as miscellaneous personal documents.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Settle, Thomas G. W.
Dates:
bulk 1932-1998
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists articles, correspondence, photographs, logs and scrapbooks chronicling Tex Settles' historic balloon flights.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963
Dates:
1906-1965
bulk 1912-1930
Size:
1.04 Linear feet
1.09 Cubic feet (1 records center box; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Major General Frank Purdy Lahm (1877-1963) was the first balloon pilot, the first airship pilot, and the first airplane pilot in the US Army. Like his father, Frank Samuel Lahm, his early interest was in ballooning, and in 1906 he won the James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. In 1909 Lahm and Lt. Frederick E. Humphreys were trained by Orville and Wilbur Wright to fly the first plane the US Army purchased from the Wrights. In 1912 he was made commanding officer of the US Army Flying School in the Philippines, and during World War I he was commander of the Second Army Air Service. Following the war Lahm founded the Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, a source of great pride to him, but was reassigned in 1931 as air attaché and later military attaché to France and Belgium. When Lahm retired from the military in 1941 he had distinguished himself as recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and the French Legion of Honor. This collection consists of photographs and news clippings detailing Lahm's military career and his personal life.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1987-2010
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-179
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the professional activities of David H. DeVorkin, Curator in the Space History Division of the National Air and Space Museum, 1981- . DeVorkin specializes in the origins and development of modern astrophysics and the space sciences. Activities documented primarily include lectures, presentations...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Simons, Vera
Dates:
bulk 1960s-1980s
Size:
23.5 Cubic feet ((22 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 23 cubic feet of material relating to Vera Simons' ballooning and art careers. Types of materials include: newspaper articles, flight covers, photographs, slides, audio recordings, and reports relating to Simons' time with Winzen Research, inc. and her "Da Vinci" and "Aerolus" projects.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
circa 1979-2002
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-137
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the professional activities of David H. DeVorkin, Curator of Astronomy, National Air and Space Museum. Materials primarily document DeVorkin's editing of a book for the National Geographic Society titled Beyond Earth: Mapping the Universe, preparation of his own books and manuscripts such a...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)
Dates:
1914-1995
bulk 1914-1995
Size:
80.75 Cubic feet
81.29 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0209
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) was created to advance the art and science of aviation and related subjects and the diffusion of knowledge thereof by educational means.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Bendix Corporation.
Bendix Aviation Corp
Dates:
1931-1985
bulk 1931-1939
bulk 1946-1962
Size:
7.28 Cubic feet (5 records center boxes, 1 16 x 20 x 3 inch flatbox, 1 12 x 16 x 3 inch flatbox)
7.66 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1988.0115
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Bendix Corporation (1924-1983), manufacturers of devices for the automotive and aviation industries, sponsored the Bendix Trophy Race—a transcontinental speed competition for aircraft—annually from 1931-1939, then sporadically from 1946-1962. This collection includes race-related materials from the Bendix Advertising and Publicity department, along with materials from other aviation events for which Bendix was a sponsor. Approximately a third of the collection relates to the corporation's activities from circa 1960 to 1983, including military and commercial avionics and communications systems, and support for the Unites States space program, particularly the construction of Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 39.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960
Dates:
circa 1890s-1960s
Size:
3.6 Cubic feet (8 legal document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0136
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains approximately three and a half cubic feet of material relating to the life and career of A. Roy Knabenshue. The collection includes correspondence, photographic material, drawings of aircraft, and flight records.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Krainik, Cliff
Dates:
1859-1934
Size:
3.19 Cubic feet (2 shoeboxes; 3 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This 19th and 20th century ballooning memorabilia collection contains the following items, which have been meticulously inventoried: 112 stereoscopic photographs; 107 photographs; 84 postcards, trade cards, valentines, and similar items; 80 prints; and 23 miscellaneous items.

Found In
66 records — Page 1 of 7