Black Wings Exhibit and Book Collection
Hardesty, Von, 1939-
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.
Tinian Island World War II Photography [Lowenberg]
This collection consists of 504 black and white photographs, mostly taken on Tinian Island during World War II. The photographs are snapshots or small reproductions of official Army Air Corps photography taken by 20th Air Force photographers. The photos show daily activities on Tinian, including shots of base facilities, interactions with local …
Colonel William B. Hawkins Scrapbook Collection
This collection consists of the following four scrapbooks chronicling the aviation career of Colonel William B. Hawkins, especially his service with the 2nd Air Commandos Group during World War II: one 12 by 15 inch cream colored scrapbook, entitled "China 1942-1944" and "RAF 1949," containing newspaper clippings regarding World War II in China and snapshots …
Aircraft Photographs [Stead]
This collection consists of 77 copy prints of Luftwaffe and American World War II aircraft, including: Dornier Do 17; Heinkel He 111; Focke-Wulf FW 200; Junkers Ju 88; Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress; Martin B-26 Marauder; Northrop P-61A Black Widow; Douglas A-20 Havoc; and Consolidated B-24 Liberator. There are also a large number of nose art …
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
This collection consists of 72 linear feet of the papers of Benjamin O. Davis. Included are the following types of material: programs, invitations, certificates, correspondence, published material, and photographs.
Charles G. Abbot Papers
This accession consists of correspondence between Charles G. Abbot and Frances E. Escherich. Materials also include photographs, clippings and publications. Escherich worked for the FBI during World War II and was a neighbor of Abbot during that time.
J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates) Clarke Papers
These records consist of photographs of J. F. Gates Clarke and his family; correspondence concerning his work in the Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History; and Clarke's World War II Army records.
Traveling Exhibition Records
This accession consists of records which document the research, planning, and execution of the traveling exhibition, Native Words, Native Warriors, which honors and documents the role of Native American servicemen who used their indigenous languages on behalf of the United States military during World War I and World War II …
"African and Middle Eastern History" slide collection
A published instructional slide set of African and Middle Eastern scenes that is part of a larger slide set of "The World History Slide Collection".
Enola Gay Exhibition Records
This accession consists of records documenting the planning and development of the exhibition of the Enola Gay and the controversies surrounding its exhibition and proposed exhibition. The initial proposed exhibition was titled Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb, and the Origins of the Cold War and …