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Creators:
Simons, Vera
Dates:
bulk 1960s-1980s
Size:
23.5 Cubic feet ((22 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 23 cubic feet of material relating to Vera Simons' ballooning and art careers. Types of materials include: newspaper articles, flight covers, photographs, slides, audio recordings, and reports relating to Simons' time with Winzen Research, inc. and her "Da Vinci" and "Aerolus" projects.

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Creators:
Rowe, Basil Lee
Dates:
1927-1957
bulk 1928-1931
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0487
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of first day air mail covers collected by pilot and philatelic enthusiast Basil Lee Rowe, predominantly during his career as an airline pilot for Pan American Airways (PAA) in the Caribbean area in the period 1927-1931. Collection includes covers carried by Charles A. Lindbergh in his Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" during his tour of the Caribbean in February 1928, and covers autographed by many of the early airline pilots who carried them, including Cy Caldwell, Edwin Musik, Caspar D. Swinson, Charles R. Parmelee, and Rowe himself.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
bulk 1976-2001
Size:
4 Cubic feet ((19 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the cd and tape copies of this project. Please note that the original recordings are NOT part of this collection; the originals were returned to their original tape series and accession. The collection also contains the background documentation on this project, including grant information, and tape summaries.

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Creators:
Draper, Charles Stark, 1901-1987
Dates:
1941-1978
Size:
1.36 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0019
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Charles Stark Draper was the leading figure behind the use of inertial navigation in aircraft, spacecraft, ballistic missiles, and submarines. This collection of memorabilia largely relates to Draper's career at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, his contributions to the military, and to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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Dates:
circa 1879-1929
Size:
2,000 Items (circa 2000 paintings, drawings, and photographs)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.133
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Artwork and some photographs used to illustrate articles published in the annual reports and bulletins of the Bureau of American Ethnology and the United States National Museum. The material includes artwork by Mary Beth Chapman, Mary Wright Gill, Mary M. Hildebrant, Spencer Baird Nichols, and Antonio Zeno Shindler. Also included are unidentified i...

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Creators:
Block, Irving
Dates:
1938-1986
Size:
1.62 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.blocirvi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material, professional and personal correspondence, subject files, financial records, artwork, printed material and an audio cassette.

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Creators:
Chillson, Charles W., 1910-
Dates:
1950-1956
Size:
3.12 Linear feet
3.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0008
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection largely documents Chillson's affiliation with the ARS, particularly his presidency in the early 1950s, and includes correspondence with ARS members, aerospace companies, and organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the British Interplanetary Society, the International Astronautical Federation, and the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences. There is also correspondence with Wernher von Braun and Esther C. Goddard. The collection also includes papers presented to or published by the ARS, some diagrams and photographs highlighting rocket plans or capabilities, and some pamphlets and articles on rockets.

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Creators:
Trebilcock, Paul, 1902-1981
Dates:
1899-1983
Size:
2.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.trebpaul
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, notes, writings, art work, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs document the career of portrait painter Paul Trebilcock.

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Creators:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dates:
1966-1977
Size:
3.36 Cubic feet ((2 Records center boxes) (2 flatboxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1988.0114
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection documents the development of space suits and accessories for post-Mercury manned missions. The material includes acceptance data packages and test papers for the suits, life support systems, and survival rucksack which chart the testing and development of these systems.

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Creators:
Romick, Darrell C.
Dates:
bulk 1940s-1980s
Size:
50 Cubic feet ((40 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0015
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 45 cubic feet of papers, photographs, audio recordings, reports, drawings, correspondence and film, created or collected by Darrell Romick. The papers highlight his visionary space engineering, especially during his time at Goodyear during the 1950s and early 1960s.

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