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Creators:
Thompson Brothers Balloon & Parachute Company
Dates:
[ca. 1903-1939]
Size:
0.4 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of memorabilia and records relating to the company, including clippings, copperplates, expense accounts, photos, and so forth. The collection also includes a manuscript by Frank H. Thompson (1971) giving a history of the company.

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Creators:
Gafford, George L.
Dates:
1944-1950
Size:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection concerns the Irving Air Chute Company and its products. Included are a Technical Report on the Design Features of the Irvin Automatic Opener, a Consulting Engineer's Comments on the Irvin Automatic Opener, news reports relating to the use of parachutes for airplane passengers and a three folders of photographs featuring Irvin produc...

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Creators:
Smith, Floyd
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0684
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a variety of correspondence and published articles, some authored by Smith himself. One part of the correspondence is a set of letters between Arthur Lapham and Ernest Jones, on the verification of the history of the early parachute jumpers. There is also a set of letters between Floyd and Hilder Smith and Jones, and lat...

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Creators:
Caterpillar Club
Dates:
1922-1940
Size:
1.35 Cubic Feet ((3 legal document boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0576
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes photographs of most of the members, and some of their aircraft and crash sites. There are also detailed reports of each of the 700 documented emergency parachute jumps as well as newspaper articles and correspondence about the Caterpillar Club and Lt. Col. Falk Harmel, who maintained this collection.

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Dates:
bulk 1960s - 2000s
Size:
1.38 Cubic Feet ((4 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0031
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 1.38 cubic feet of material relating to Nicholas John "Nick" Piantanida and Project Strato-Jump including correspondence; news clippings; photographs; motion picture film; video recordings; biographical information; flight reports; check lists; financial records; legal documents and contracts; technical inf...

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Dates:
bulk 1928-1933
Size:
0.24 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0845
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Begun in 1920, the National Air Races were an annual, week-long event including formation flying, parachute drops, aerobatic displays, and races. The event included two privately sponsored, closed-circuit speed races: the Pulitzer Trophy race held from 1920 to 1925 and the Thompson Trophy race held from 1930 to 1939. Along with other competitions, the National Air Races fostered the development of aircraft in the 1920s and 1930s but ended during World War II. This collection consists of three unbound scrapbooks with newspaper clippings related to races in Chicago, Cleveland, and Los Angeles between 1928 and 1933.

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Creators:
Roy, Gladys.
Dates:
bulk 1911-1927
Size:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0011
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The following items are included: panoramic image of an air field; 1926 Christmas card from Marion Nixon; correspondence between Roy and her family (1924-1926); correspondence from Charles Smith (Roy's father) to her mother; correspondence from Western Vaudeville Managers' Association; one photograph of Roy posed with group of women and three of Ch...

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Dates:
[ca. 1940s]
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0555
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The photos include images of aircraft, on the ground and in flight; pilots; and winners receiving trophies. Pilots portrayed include Charles Brown, Cook Cleland, Jacqueline Cochran, Joseph C. De Bona, Ben McKitten, Betty Skelton, and Roscoe Turner.

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Dates:
bulk late 1960s
Size:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((1 can))
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0008
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one regular 8 mm Kodachrome IIA camera original film containing footage of the Helio H-370 Propjet Courier (A/C No. N6309V). The film shows the aircraft being rolled out of the hangar, on the ground, and in flight. Views include the exposed engine; the engine starting; taxi and takeoff; and air to air side views. The col...

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Creators:
Macready, John
Dates:
bulk 1920-1968
Size:
1.47 Cubic Feet ((1 flat box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2004.0060
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes the following types of material chronicling John Macready's exceptional aviation career: two 3/4" (U-Matic) video tapes; a VHS tape "Macready and the Mackay"; an August 1957 National Geographic Magazine containing article "History Written in the Skies"; newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, speeches, correspondence ...

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