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Creators:
Ley, Willy, 1906-1969
Dates:
1859-1969
bulk 1930-1969
Size:
48.29 Cubic feet (107 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0098
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of Willey Ley's personal files, including his business correspondence, book contracts, and galley proofs, as well as publicity concerning Dr. Ley and his activities, and inquiries and comments from Ley's readership during his tenure as columnist for Galaxy Magazine (1952-1969). The material also includes articles gathered by Ley on topics ranging from astronomy and space travel to biology and natural parks to mythology, psychic phenomena, and UFOs.

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Creators:
Vanguard Productions
Yasecko, Nancy
Dates:
1957-2011
bulk 1980-1990
Size:
13 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
86 Sound tape reels (5" Open Reels)
2 Videodiscs (DVD) (Total runtime of 1:13:21)
43 Video recordings (Total runtime of 33:14:55)
1 Electronic discs (CD)
25 Sound cassettes
145 Film reels (143 16mm film reels - runtime of 40:24:65 2 35mm film reels - runtime of 58:23)
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0024
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The documentary film Growing Up With Rockets, produced by Vanguard Productions and Nancy Yasecko and released in 1984, is the story and personal reminiscences of the children, now grown, of those who worked at Cape Canaveral. The film discusses the Bumper Project (using captured V-2 missiles after World War II); Sputnik; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs; and ends with the first flight of Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) in 1981. Nancy Yasecko offers first person commentary with rare archival film, newsreels, excerpts from NASA promotional films, home movies and contemporary footage. In 1990, under the auspices of Citizen Exchange Council (CEC), a NY-based Soviet-American exchange organization, Growing Up With Rockets was included in the American Documentary Showcase. The Showcase was the first uncensored collection of American documentary films ever to reach general audiences across the USSR.

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Creators:
Tilton, Edward Lee, III.
Dates:
1950s-2000s
Size:
10.45 Cubic feet ((9 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 8.86 cubic feet of records relating to Edward Lee Tilton, III's career in the aerospace field. The bulk of the material pertains to Tilton's time at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), although Tilton's time at GE and the MITRE Corporation are represented as well. Types of material in ...

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Creators:
Parrish, David, 1939-
Dates:
1940-2009
bulk 1964-1998
Size:
3.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.parrdavi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Alabama photorealist painter David Parrish measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1940 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1964 to 1998. Parrish's career is documented through scattered biographical material; correspondence with galleries, publishers, art organizations, and friends; photographs of Parrish, his studio, and artwork; original artwork by Parrish and others; and printed material.

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Dates:
January 4, 2009
Size:
0.67 Gigabytes (33 digital image files)
Collection ID:
NASM.2022.0021
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 33 color digital images made by Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Space History curator Margaret Weitekamp on January 4, 2009, during her collecting trip to the space-themed Astroland Park at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, four months after amusement park had closed to the public. The images include views of Astroland signage and rides as well as several hand-made signs affixed to security fencing by the members of the public.

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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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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
1998-2004
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-143
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the United States Centennial of Flight Commission. The Centennial of Flight Commission was created on November 13, 1998, by the Centennial of Flight Commemoration Act. The purpose of the Commission was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright's fligh...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division
Dates:
1978-1983
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 517
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were created primarily by Arthur Edward Lilley as head of the division. Basic administrative files include information on the Northeast Radio Observatory Corporation (NEROC) and its Haystack Observatory in Westfield, Massachusetts; international astronomical organizations; and projects of two investigators of the division, M...

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Dates:
1995-2015
Collection ID:
Accession 15-248
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of "Ocean Planet," one of the Smithsonian Institution's first websites, as it existed on April 23, 2015. A preview of the website was first made available on April 20, 1995, as part of the press preview of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) website of the same name, but did not officially launch until Ma...

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Creators:
Harner, Dick
Dates:
bulk 1973-1976
Size:
0.36 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0022
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of two 8 by 10 inch green notebooks, which chart the construction of the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) Satellite. Book one records from October 1, 1973 until September 16, 1974. Book two records from September 17, 1974 until January 9, 1976. The books contain black and white photographs with related notations.

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