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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:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1987-1990
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-103
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of proposals for contracts and grants submitted by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory primarily to other Federal agencies. Many of the proposals were submitted to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This list is organized by Grant Title, Funding Agency and Principle Investigator.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
2013
Collection ID:
Accession 13-178
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO)/United States, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Astrophysics Data System (ADS) website as it existed on January 22, 2013. This website is a digital library portal for researchers in astronomy and physics, operated by SAO under a NASA grant. This ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1903-1925
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-162
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence and related materials dealing with the function and administration of the Office of the Secretary during the tenures of Samuel P. Langley and Charles Doolittle Walcott. Correspondents include Alexander Graham Bell, the Bureau of American Ethnology, the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Library of ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
circa 1963-1973
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence, memoranda, drafts, revisions, final copies, budgets, notes, and background data documenting proposals to outside organizations for contracts and grants to support the scientific research program of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). Included are records concerning proposals submitted ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office
Dates:
1961-1966
Size:
2.2 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 168
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of correspondence, memoranda, contracts, bids and invitations, proposals, reports and related materials maintained by the Contracts Office concerning Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects, especially Project Celescope. Of special interest are materials documenting contracts with Electro-Mechanical ...

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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:
Thaden, Louise (McPhetridge), 1905-1979
Dates:
1925-1949
Size:
2.18 Cubic feet (2 records center boxes)
2.08 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0006
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of photographs, news clippings, and correspondence documenting Thaden's aviation career.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1750-1970
Size:
6.02 Cubic feet (consisting of 10 boxes, 3 half boxes, 1 folder, 8 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 1 flat box (partial). )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Aviation
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Aviation forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.
Dates:
1950-1992
Size:
109 Cubic feet (305 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of 109 cubic feet of material, primarily photographs with some additional documentation, covering aerospace topics. The bulk of the material relates to US space exploration, including extensive photo files on US manned missions through the Space Shuttle, and satellite and sounding rocket work. The first series consists of unmanned spacecraft material, the second series consists of manned spacecraft material, and the third series consists of aircraft material.

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