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Dates:
circa 1894
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1093
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

One of the most significant pre-Wright brothers aeronautical experimenters was the German glider pioneer Otto Lilienthal. This collection consists of three photographs of him.

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Creators:
Means, James, 1853-1920
Dates:
1892-1913
bulk 1895-1897
Size:
1.8 Cubic feet ((4 legal document boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0394
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

James Means (1855-1920) was an American industrialist who sacrificed his business to devote himself to the promotion of aviation. The collection consists of correspondence, publications, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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Dates:
bulk 1894-1980
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0477
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 100 historic letters. Correspondents include: Neil Armstrong, Alexander Graham Bell, Richard Byrd, George Clemenceau, Jacqueline Cochran, Glenn H. Curtiss, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, Jimmy Doolittle, Amelia Earhart, Thomas Edison, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Augustus Herring, Harry Houdini, Otto Lilienthal, Henry...

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Dates:
1909-1945
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0376
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Wright brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract.

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Creators:
Aero Club of America
Dates:
1909
Size:
0.31 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0324
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This scrapbook is one of three prepared by the Aero Club of America in honor of the presentation of the Aero Club of America medals to Orville and Wilber Wright by President William Howard Taft. The book consist of photos, editorials, articles, and cartoons published on 16 June 1909, the day of the presentation, and given to the club for inclusion ...

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Dates:
1906-1948
bulk 1907-1928
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0079
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection contains letters, telegrams, brochures, photographs and miscellaneous ephemera pertaining to Orville and Wilbur Wright. Included with the correspondence are letters written to William J. Hammer, who was an aeronautical pioneer and associated with the Wright Brothers, as well as other individuals including C. R. Peterkin. Additional i...

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Creators:
Coffyn, Frank, 1878-1960
Dates:
bulk 1910-1917
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (2 folders)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0641
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a series of 68 "Field Reports" completed by Frank T. Coffyn logging flight activities of Wright (Brothers) aircraft, for the period from May 5, 1910, through February 24, 1911

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Creators:
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906
Dates:
1891-1914
bulk 1891-1900
Size:
24.28 Cubic feet (64 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0494
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes information about Samuel P. Langley and his colleagues, as well as documentation of Langley's work. The collection includes biographies of Langley and his assistant Charles Manly, newspaper clippings, correspondence, manuscripts regarding Langley's aircraft, photographs and drawings, work requisitions for the Aerodromes, a sketchbook, specifications and measurements for Langley's experiments, the Langley Memoirs on Mechanical Flight and the Langley "Waste Books."

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Creators:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973
Dates:
circa 1960s-1970s
Size:
4.36 Cubic feet (4 records center boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0450
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 355 biographies written by Harold E. Morehouse and intended for publication. These biographies discuss Morehouse's fellow early aviation pioneers, many of whom belong to the Early Birds, an organization open to those who soloed before December 17, 1916. Each biography discusses the subject's life and the majority of biographies include a photograph of the individual.

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Dates:
1945-1946
Size:
7 Microfilm reels
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0408
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Collection of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects.

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