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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
2011
Collection ID:
Accession 11-230
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the National Air and Space Museum website and mobile website as they existed in July and August 2011. The website, crawled July 29, 2011, includes information about visiting the museum's facilities, special events, exhibitions, collections, staff, donations, and membership as well as educational resources, histories ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Dates:
1975-1979, 1983-2002
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-246
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Cathleen S. Lewis, Curator, documenting the development, production, maintenance, and upgrades of exhibitions. Topics covered include the Space Hall, the "Space Race" exhibition, artifact acquisitions, agreements, and special events. Some records date to when the Space History Divisi...

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Creators:
Oakes, Claudia M.
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
Dates:
1911-1973
bulk 1911-1940
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
1.04 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0423
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the research material used by curators Robert Mikesh and Claudia Oakes to prepare Exhibition Flight (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1973), a companion volume to the Exhibition Flight exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC.

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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:
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Dates:
1985-2002
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-048
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning, execution, and upgrade of exhibitions created by the Space History Division and its predecessor offices. These records primarily pertain to the exhibition Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age. Records also document general exhibition-related activities as well as th...

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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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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.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division
Dates:
1980-2004
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-302
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the design of exhibitions for display at the National Air and Space Museum as well as other types of design project work. The majority of the records were created and maintained by Barbara Brennan, Exhibits Designer and Chief, Exhibits Design Division. Exhibitions documented in this accession ...

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Creators:
Rowe, Basil Lee
Dates:
1917-1973
bulk 1930-1968
Size:
5.35 Cubic feet (5 document boxes, 4 flat boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0019
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Basil Lee Rowe (1896-1973) enjoyed a long and successful career in aviation, initially as a military exhibition pilot, barnstormer, air racer, charter operator, flight instructor, aircraft salesman, and rumrunner, before moving to the West Indies to start an airline, the short-lived West Indian Aerial Express, bought out by Pan American Airways in 1928. Rowe became a pioneering senior pilot for Pan Am, flying with them for 28 years before his retirement in 1956. This collection includes scrapbooks, photo albums, memorabilia, and first day covers, in addition to the draft manuscript for Rowe's 1956 autobiography, Under My Wings.

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Creators:
Atherholt, Arthur T., 1867-1915
Dates:
1906-1913
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0043
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, a speech, flight logs, and maps documenting Atherholt's balloon racing career.

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