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S. Sidney Pike Skywriting Corporation of America
Pike, S. Sidney
Dates:
1923-1964
bulk 1930-1940
Size:
5.5 Linear feet (4 flat boxes, 1 document box, 1 slim document box)
9 film reels (5 16mm films - runtime 41:59 4 35mm films - runtime 27:04)
4 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0001
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Skywriting, defined as the process of writing a name or message with smoke from an aircraft against a blue sky, began in England after World War I, the brainchild of Major John C. Savage, Royal Air Force (RAF). His first successful demonstration was at the Derby at Epsom Downs, in May 1922, when Captain Cyril Turner wrote "Daily Mail" above the track. In October of that year, Turner travelled to the United States and wrote "Hello U.S.A." above New York City. Allan J. Cameron, along with Leroy Van Patten established the Skywriting Corporation of America at Curtiss Field, an American branch of Savage's original company. They acquired the patents for mixing the writing gas in the United States and as a result controlled the market for years. In 1923, using the Skywriting Corporation, the American Tobacco Company launched the first skywriting advertising campaign for Lucky Strike cigarettes. Pepsi-Cola Corporation became one of the longest-running contractors of skywriting; in the late 1930s and mid 1940s, it contracted or owned a total of 14 aircraft. In 1940 alone, Pepsi contracted for 2,225 writings over 48 states, Mexico, Canada, South America and Cuba.

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Creators:
O'Neill, Gerard
Dates:
1940s-1993
Size:
26.22 Cubic Feet (75 Boxes)
35.14 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0005
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Gerard Kitchen O'Neill (1927-1992) was an experimental physicist, educator, inventor, entrepreneur, writer and novelist.

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Creators:
Smith, Larry
Dates:
bulk 1970s-2003
Size:
0.18 Cubic Feet ((1 slim letter box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2004.0023
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 82 scanned photographs and four DVDs relating to Tri-Rotor Spray & Chemical's aircraft and operations.

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Creators:
Neupert, Werner
Dates:
undated
Size:
2.18 Cubic feet ((2 record center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0057
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists Werner Neupert's files and collection of publications relating to the Orbiting Solar Observatories and and the experiments associated with each. Much of the collection documents artifacts in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum, transferred from NASA by Neupert. Included are a loose-leaf notebook of charts an...

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Creators:
Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986
Dates:
[mid-1940s-early 1960s]
Size:
3 Boxes (2 letter sized boxes, 1 legal sized box.)
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.XXXX-0001
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection spans the period from the mid-1940s to the early-1960s and consists ofnewspaper and magazine articles by and about Loewy, including the 1949 TIME magazine on which he appeared on the cover. Extensive clippings exist pertaining to his designs for automobiles. Also includes many articles and speeches written by and about William Snaith, a partner in the firm which was renamed Raymond Loewy/William Snaith, Inc. in 1961. A catalog from the exhibition, "Ten Automobiles," which took place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1953, is included. Other materials include brochures printed and designed by the firm, press releases, a listing of projects, honors, and membership. Some photographs of Loewy and his design team are included. The collection does not contain any original design materials or project files.

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Creators:
Hampton, William C.
Dates:
bulk 1959-1967
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2008.0032
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of materials related to William Hampton's military career in Taiwan and Antarctica. From his time in Taiwan, there are eighteen black and white photographs related to disaster response operations with an attached letter, a roll of 8mm motion picture film labeled, "President Eisenhower, Cedar Rapids, Taiwan," the letter noti...

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Creators:
Rice, Robert B., 1900-1976
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1936-1945
Size:
2 Cubic feet
15 motion picture films (black and white, sound)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0308
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Films depict U.S. Navy personnel carrying out maintenance and repair operations on diesel engines. The films were made under the supervision of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics for Bureau of Ships. 400-500 feet in length, with a voice-over commentary on technical aspects of the work on Bessemer, General Motors, and International diesel engines.

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Campbell, Lawrence Edward "Larry," Jr.,, 1926-1992.
Dates:
bulk 1945-1992
Size:
0.87 Cubic Feet ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0035
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 0.87 cubic feet of material relating to the career of Lawrence Edward "Larry" Campbell, Jr. in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force Reserves, the National Transportation and Safety Board, and the Alaska Air National Guard.

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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Nicholson, James H., 1897-
Dates:
1920-1970.
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0577
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, photographs, audio tapes and other documents relating to James H. Nicholson's career in radio, both as a long-time amateur operator and in his career in the U.S. Navy in both world wars and civilian government employment before and after World War II; Nicholson's autobiography; reminiscences by his daughter; and publications of amat...

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Creators:
Litton Industries
Dates:
bulk 1960-1969
Size:
0.36 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2010.0015
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 0.36 cubic feet of material relating to the development of space suits at Litton Industries. Materials included in the collection include a copy of the Litton Industries publication, The Extravehicular and Lunar Surface Suit Progress Report; copies of papers authored by Litton Industries staff on the develo...

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