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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum, Daedalus Human Powered Aircraft Project
Dates:
circa 1984-1988
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-023
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials related to the Daedalus Project, a program to develop a human-powered aircraft, sponsored in part by the Smithsonian Institution. Included are magazines, photocopies, reports, photographs and correspondence.

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Creators:
Germany
Japan
United States. Army Air Forces
Dates:
[ca. 1939-1945]
Size:
3,732 microfilm reels
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0431
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the Air Force master microfilm of captured German and Japanese documents pertaining to aviation. The documents cover a wide variety of subjects, including aircraft and engines, flight test reports, proposals, and engineering studies. English translation is provided for some documents.

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Creators:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966
Dates:
circa 1920s-1950s
bulk 1920-1940
Size:
10.91 Cubic feet (9,579 photographic items)
25.37 Linear feet (38 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0356
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Rudy Arnold (1902-1966) was introduced to photography in 1918. After studying at the New York School of Photography, he worked at the New York Journal-American and the New York Graphic. During his stint at the latter he started to focus on aviation photography. In 1928, Arnold started his own aviation photography business and worked out of the following New York air fields and airports during his career: Roosevelt Field, the old Curtiss Airport, Floyd Bennett Field, and LaGuardia Airport His coverage of a wrecked airliner in upstate New York was the first photograph sent by wire to newspapers across the country. Arnold's work appeared in every aviation magazine, house organs (Douglas, Grumman), and mass circulation magazines as well as many newspapers. He also did motion-picture camera work for Universal and Paramount.

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Creators:
Claudy, C. H. (Carl Harry), 1879-1957
Dates:
1906-1910
Size:
1.95 Cubic feet (1 legal document box; 2 flat boxes; 13 clamshells)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0549
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of nearly 250 glass plates, several folders of prints, and two boxes of glass plate envelopes affixed with small prints of the image formerly contained within them. The subject matter of the photography is primarily concerned with Alexander Graham Bell's tetrahedral experiments of 1906, flights of the Thomas Baldwin dirigible and the United States Signal Corps SC-1 free balloon (1908), and the Wright Flyer Army Trials at Fort Meyer, Virginia (1908 and 1909).

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Creators:
Weick, Fred E., 1899-1993
Dates:
1899-1984
bulk 1949-1957
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0425
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Aeronautical engineer Fred E. Weick (1899-1993) had a profound effect on light aircraft development. He was responsible for the development of NACA's low-drag cowling for radial engines, introduced the concept of "fifty foot obstacle clearance" as a measure of aircraft take-off performance, and was instrumental in the development of several aircraft, including the Piper Pawnee and Piper Cherokee.

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Dates:
[ca. 1920s-1930s]
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0025
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes 40 Ryan photographs with captions. Photos include: various stages of production, interiors of personal planes, aircraft flying and on the ground, and the aircraft being used as a recreational vehicle.

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Creators:
United States. Air Force
Dates:
circa 1910-1953
Size:
1.69 Cubic Feet (128 microfilm boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0461
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of duplicate microfilm of individual aircraft records for the United States Air Force (USAF). The microfilm covers aircraft owned by the US Army Air Service, Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, USAF, and the National Guard starting in July of 1923 and including those dropped from the active inventory before June 30, 1955. (Master films are held by the Air Force Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, AL.) Each record card consists of a complete record of aircraft transfers (duty locations) from acceptance until retirement. Duty locations do not include unit, only theater/air base.

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Creators:
Eisen, Irving
Dates:
bulk 1940s
Size:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0038
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 67 black and white captured German photographs from a variety of sources that Eisen removed from the Air Document Research Center, as they were going to be discarded. The photographs include shots of World War II German aircraft from the following German companies: Dornier; Junkers; Heinkel; and Lippisch. There are also ...

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Creators:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Langley Research Center
Dates:
1923-1964
bulk 1934-1940, 1951-1960
Size:
2.18 Cubic feet ((2 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0056
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of original aircraft, engine, and equipment log books of aircraft operated by NACA and NASA from Langley Research Center. Each log represents a history of the aircraft/engine/equipment from its manufacture, through its pre-NACA/NASA service, and during its operation by that agency.

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Creators:
Seele, Jean W. (Jean Warren), 1924-1993
Dates:
[ca. 1950s-1970s]
Size:
12.11 Cubic feet ((1 shoebox) (7 slide and card cabinets))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0057
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 6000 color slides and over 2000 negatives/prints (a mixture of color and black and white) of civil and military aircraft taken by Seele, circa 1950s-1970s. The shots were taken in the United States, specifically in the Midwest. Aircraft from the following manufacturers are represented: Aero Commander, Arrow...

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