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Creators:
Bellcomm, Inc.
Dates:
1959-1972
Size:
81.71 Cubic feet (222 letter document boxes, 1 slim letter document box, 4 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0093
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains the non-book portion of Bellcomm's Technical Library. The material in the collection consists of technical reports prepared by NASA subcontractors and/or NASA facilities during the first decade of space exploration (1960-1970). The collections also includes some reports issued by the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) at Pasadena, CA, including Space Program and Research Summaries, as well as technical and engineering documents.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Networks (Firm), Smithsonian Channel
Dates:
2007-2009
Size:
1.25 cu. ft. (1.25 non-standard size boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-011
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Series and programs include "Aerial America" "All Dolled Up;" "America Wild and Wacky;" "America's Greatest Monuments;" "America's Hangar;" "America's ...

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Creators:
Fairchild Aircraft Corp
Dates:
1919-1980
Size:
277.95 Cubic feet (255 records center boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0060
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of historical files on FI, its predecessors, and subsidiaries. The material consists primarily of historical/public relations material, including photographs and brochures, but also includes significant amounts of business records for FEAC, Kreider-Reisner, Hiller, Republic, Ranger, Stratos, and Swearingen. The collection also documents Fairchild's joint ventures with Fokker, Pilatus, and other aircraft manufacturers. The material also includes an extensive negative collection as well as film and videotape libraries.

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Creators:
Ochoa, Elizabeth V.
Ochoa, Victor Leaton
International Airship Co.
Dates:
circa 1894-1945
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0590
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Victor L. Ochoa, Mexican American inventor of the Ochoaplane, orinthopter (an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings), a windmill, magnetic brakes, a wrench and a reversible motor. The papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, both U.S. and foreign, drawings and typescripts for a short story, "The Making of an American," and a novel The Cycle of Life or Professor Mimo Abas: The Wise Man of the Land of Moctezuma.

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Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1981-1991
Size:
3.59 Cubic Feet (19 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of the transcripts for the Space Astronomy Oral History Project (SAOHP), which examined the early use of rockets and satellites to study the upper atmosphere and space for the period 1946 through the early 1960s. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for the SAOHP was David H. DeVorkin, and the interview set contains 225 hours of interviews with 56 individuals. The central thread of this collection is how the availability of new technologies for research, first the rocket and later satellites, helped to create a new social matrix for research. The following were interviewed: Jules Aaron; Ball Brothers; William Baum, William Behring; Jay Bergstrahl; Richard Bleach; William Brunk; Arthur Code; Jerry Conner; Frank Drake; William Fastie; Lorence Fraser; Herbert Friedman; Phyllis Frier; Robert Frosch; George Gianoplis; Thomas Gold; Leo Goldberg; Martin Harwit; Ralph Havens; Albert Hibbs; Noel Hinners; Hans Hinteregger; Charles Johnson; Francis Johnson; Adolph Jursa; Henry Kondracki; Ernst Krause; Alfred Nier; Gerry Neugebauer; Werner Neupert; Ray Newburn; Gordon Newkirk; Edward Ney; Charles O'Dell; William Pickering; Richard Porter; James Purcell; William Rense;Walter Roberts; Nancy Roman; Milton Rosen; Dan Scheiderman; Ronald Schorn; Martin Schwarzschild; Richard Silberstein; John Simpson; Lyman Spitzer; Kaj Strand; Nelson Spencer; John Strong; Gerald Tape; Clyde Tombaugh; Richard Tousey; Mona Tycz; James Van Allen; Gerald Wasserburg; James Webb; James Westphal; Charles Whitsett; Fred Wilshusen; and George Withbroe.

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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Hammer, William J. (Wiiliam Joseph), 1858-1934 ((electrical engineer))
Dates:
circa 1874-1935
1955-1957
Size:
36 Cubic feet (84 boxes, 16 folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0069
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original documents and papers generated by William J. Hammer and by various companies and individuals with whom he was associated. Includes material related to the research and inventions of Edison, Bell, Tesla, the Curies, etc.

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Creators:
Bertelsen, William
Dates:
1957-1994
bulk 1960-1980
Size:
4.68 Cubic feet (13 letter-size document boxes, 1 VHS tape)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Air Cushion Vehicles Collection consists of materials gathered by William R. Bertelsen and it highlights his interest in, and contributions to, the development of Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs). The bulk of the collection covers the span between 1960 and 1980, but materials before and after those dates are also present. The collection includes photographs, brochures, reports and proceedings, and a videotape on the topic of ACVs. Bertelsen's notebooks, documenting his research and development of air cushion technologies, constitute the majority of the collection.

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Creators:
Nickse, Hugo
Johnson, Hanford
Comstock, Cheney and Co.
Pratt, Read and Company
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Dates:
1839-1990
Size:
84 Cubic feet (104 boxes, 28 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0320
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records documenting Pratt, Read and Company; its early competitor and later partner, Comstock, Cheney and Company; and a number of predecessor, subsidiary and related companies. Other topics include the late 19th century African ivory trade and Pratt, Read's production of troop-carrying gliders during World War II.

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Creators:
Schweickart, Russell L. "Rusty", b. 1935
Dates:
1983-2008
Size:
1.77 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0023
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 1.77 cubic feet of materials relating to the creation of the Association of Space Explorers, their activities, and some additional material about various projects Russell L. "Rusty" Schweickart was involved in.

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Creators:
Bathe, Greville
Dates:
bulk 1933-1944
1893-1985
Size:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0970
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers contain archival materials comprising Bathe's research on Oliver Evans (1755-1819), an American engineer engaged in the development of steam engines. The collection includes copies of letters, design drawings, pamphlets and a book written by Evans, patents, a scrapbook, articles, genealogical information, Evans's will, and writings by Bathe ...

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