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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.

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Creators:
Shipley, Vern Dean
Dates:
bulk 1943-1946
Size:
0.47 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0006
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of materials relating to Vern Dean Shipley's service with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II including photographs, publications, and Shipley's pilot's log book. The log book covers the timeframe from May 1944 through June 1946. There are six photographs, all black and white, that range in size from approximately 4...

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Creators:
United States. Army. Signal Corps
Dates:
1908 to circa 1921; bulk date 1921
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0040
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains two groups of photographs. The first group, mounted on pages removed from a photo album, contains views of aircraft and facilities at the United States Army Air Service Fairfield Intermediate Air Depot, Fairfield, Ohio, circa 1921. The second group consists of loose photographs of aircraft, most of which are historic views of early Aerial Experiment Association and Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company aircraft by photographer Harry M. Benner.

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Creators:
Brooks, Arthur Raymond, 1895-1991
Dates:
1910-1988
Size:
13.72 Cubic feet (31 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0104
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the personal papers and memorabilia of Arthur Raymond Brooks. It includes photographs, correspondence, documents, and certificates relating to Brooks' aviation career, as well as personal correspondence, photographs, and diaries (1907-87).

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Creators:
Pierce, Harold Fisher, 1889-1963
Dates:
1909-1985
Size:
3.27 Cubic feet (4 legal document boxes; 1 legal half-size document box; 3 flat boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Harold F. Pierce collection consists of documents relating to Pierce's career in aviation medicine, particularly his service as a flight surgeon in World War I and World War II and his work on the Henderson Pierce rebreathing apparatus. Materials include correspondence, photographs, military records, certificates, technical drawings, and news clippings.

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Creators:
Webster, Lewis Selwyn, 1892-1957
Dates:
1917-1952
Size:
0.79 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.2010.0041
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material relating to the long military career (1918-1948) of aviator Lewis Selwyn Webster, including five of Webster's pilot's log books as well as numerous photographs, letters, news clippings, and other documents. A small section of the collection pertains to Webster's son, Lewis Frazer Webster, who served with the U.S. Air Force and was killed in action in Korea in 1952.

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Creators:
Bellcomm, Inc.
Dates:
1959-1972
Size:
81.71 Cubic feet (222 letter document boxes, 1 slim letter document box, 4 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0093
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains the non-book portion of Bellcomm's Technical Library. The material in the collection consists of technical reports prepared by NASA subcontractors and/or NASA facilities during the first decade of space exploration (1960-1970). The collections also includes some reports issued by the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) at Pasadena, CA, including Space Program and Research Summaries, as well as technical and engineering documents.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
Hardesty, Von, 1939-
Dates:
1917-2000
bulk 1981-1986
Size:
13.38 Cubic feet (11 legal document boxes, 1 shoe box (5 x 8 inches), 6 records center boxes )
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0060
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of background material collected in support of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) exhibit "Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation" (opened in 1982) and its companion book (published 1983) by curators Von Hardesty and Dominick Pisano, a related symposium, educational materials, and a travelling version of the exhibit. The collection contains photographs and textual materials used in the exhibit and book, internal correspondence and memoranda, and a large amount of material gathered for research purposes but not used in any "Black Wings" production.

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Dates:
2019-2020
Size:
0.97 Cubic feet (2 letter document boxes.)
Collection ID:
NASM.2020.0005
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of interviews and related documents for each of the military pilots selected for The Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative (MWAOHI).

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National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni
Ward, C.E.
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Bidwell, Timothy
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Dates:
1853-2009, undated
bulk 1933-1942
Size:
155 Cubic feet (331 boxes, 57 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0930
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Archival collections of the National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni (NACCCA) donated in 2006. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), created as part of the New Deal legislation initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, was a public work relief program for unemployed men designed to reduce high unemployment during the Great Depression. The CCC carried out a broad natural resource conservation program on national, state, and municipal lands from 1933 to 1942. This collection contains papers, photographs, and ephemera collected and created by alumni of the CCC and donated to the NACCCA archives.

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