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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1956-1984
Size:
16 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 522
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the administration of contracts and grants supporting the Satellite Tracking Program, Project Celescope, the Meteor Research Program, and the Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment. Also included are files documenting other contracts and grants, mostly with the National Aeronautics and Space Administrati...

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project
Dates:
circa 1962-1975
Size:
0.4 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 302
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists primarily of administrative records and includes fiscal records, grant and contract proposals, camera station reports, requisitions and purchase orders, travel records, personnel records, and annual reports.

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Creators:
United States. Navy
Dates:
1911-1973
Size:
1.96 Cubic feet (128 35mm microfilm boxes; 63 16mm microfilm boxes; 1 microfilm carton)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0462
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of duplicate microfilm of individual aircraft records for USN aircraft. (Master films held by Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Department of the Navy). Each record consists of location of aircraft at each monthly inventory, as well as listings for transfer of custody between regular inventories. Includes information on units, flight times, time since overhaul, etc. from acceptance by USN until stricken from USN register. Material consists of five major sets: Aircraft, 1911-1949 (all aircraft, all records); Stricken Aircraft, 1949-1962 (records for aircraft removed from USN inventory during time period); Stricken Aircraft, Dec 1962-Jun 1965 (records for aircraft removed from USN inventory during time period); Active Aircraft, Dec 1962-Jun 1965 (records for aircraft still on USN inventory in Jun 1965); and Active Aircraft, Jun 1965 and subs. The records of active aircraft are in fiscal year groupings. The records are received by fiscal year as they are declassified. For the most part the aircraft purchased on Navy controlled contracts for supply under Lend-Lease or later similar defense aid programs are not included in these records. There are over 120 reels of 35 mm and over 60 reels of 16 mm microfilm holding these records.

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Creators:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960
Dates:
1919-1959
Size:
248.5 Cubic feet (245 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0055
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the archives of Giuseppe M. Bellanca and his company, including the following types of mediums: drawings, stress analysis tests, reports, photographs/negatives, documents, correspondence, patent information, newspaper clippings, business records, and financial statements.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Transportation
Dates:
circa 1927-1973 and undated
Size:
8.5 linear meters and oversize.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 239
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records chiefly document the operations of the Division of Transportation from its creation in 1957, and the operations of the Section of Land Transportation, 1946-1957. Lesser amounts of records relate to the administration of the land transportation collections prior to 1946 and to the marine transportation collections before 1957...

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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:
Wyld, James Hart.
Dates:
bulk 1930-1939
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0051
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

A collection of items attributed to rocket pioneer James Hart Wyld dating from the 1930s and 1940s. The collection consists of two boxes, with one containing notes and prints attributed to Wyld and the other containing original negatives.

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Creators:
Boyd, Theodore E.
Dates:
1916-1983
Size:
0.84 Cubic Feet (1 legal document box; 1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0016
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Theodore E. Boyd World War I collection consists of material documenting Theodore E. Boyd's World War I career. The bulk of the collection covers the World War I era, 1917 to 1919, but materials before and after those dates are also present. Materials include: correspondence, written both during the war to family and friends; photographs; military orders, mostly in English, a few in French; flight logs; identity card; Honorable Discharge and Distinguished Service Cross certificates; memoirs of his war experiences, both written for publication and to his family; and post war veterans rosters.

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Creators:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992. interviewee
Dates:
1974
Size:
8 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9592
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Dates:
1885-1934
Size:
3.25 Linear feet
1.12 Cubic feet (1 legal size document box, 1 flat oversize box, 4 microfilm boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2004.0007
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material relating to Walter Wellman's polar explorations (1894-1909) and the role his brother, Arthur Wellman, played in managing the base camp on Dane's Island during the 1909 attempt to reach the North Pole by air.

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