Query: Meteors
Lewis Selwyn Webster Collection
Creators:
Webster, Lewis Selwyn, 1892-1957
Dates:
1917-1952
Size:
0.79 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.2010.0041
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material relating to the long military career (1918-1948) of aviator Lewis Selwyn Webster, including five of Webster's pilot's log books as well as numerous photographs, letters, news clippings, and other documents. A small section of the collection pertains to Webster's son, Lewis Frazer Webster, who served with the U.S. Air Force and was killed in action in Korea in 1952.

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John and Charles Wise Ballooning Collection
Creators:
Wise, John, 1808-1879
Dates:
1850-1870
Size:
0.35 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0002
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The John and Charles Wise Ballooning Collection contains material related to American ballooning pioneer John Wise (1808-1870) and his son Charles.

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Greenleaf Pickard Notebooks and Nikola Tesla Patents
Creators:
Pickard, Greenleaf Whittier, 1877-1956
Dates:
1898-1941
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0915
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Greenleaf Whittier Pickard, an engineer, and his experiments in wireless technology. Materials include Greenleaf Pickard notebooks and patents issued to Nikola Tesla.

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Records
Dates:
1849-1875, and related records from 1820
Size:
9.66 cu. ft. (18 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (8 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 60
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Joseph Henry's first major project for the Smithsonian Institution was his plan to obtain weather reports from a countrywide network of voluntary observers; his plan is detailed in the 1848 annual report of the Institution. Voluminous reports, maps, tables, and charts were prepared and published on all phases of the work …

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Moonwatch Division
Dates:
1956-1975
Size:
24 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 255
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Carl Myers Balloon Farm Collection
Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl Collection
Creators:
Kallmann-Bijl, Hildegard Korf, Dr., 1908-1968.
Dates:
1949-1980
bulk 1949-1968
Size:
2.8 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0042
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of Kallmann-Bijl's professional files, The material consists of correspondence, photographs, and newspaper and magazine articles, as well as research files covering her professional career (1949-68). The collection also includes copies of a number of Kallmann-Bijl's publications.

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Charles Arens Scrapbooks
Creators:
Arens, Charles A., 1895-1967
Dates:
1911-1960
Size:
1.05 Cubic feet (4 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0016
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of four albums and some additional material including photographs (many of which appear to be originals); news clippings; catalogues and advertisements; event programs; and other ephemera.

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Satellite Tracking Station Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Satellite Tracking Program
Dates:
1953-1968
Size:
41 cu. ft. (82 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 263
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists mostly of records documenting the administration and operation of the STP tracking stations and includes files on the stations kept by the Photographic Observation Section, 1956-1961; SOD, 1961-1965; and STADAD, 1965-1968. The station files consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda, reports, and technical data concerning satellite tracking …

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Minicomputers and Microcomputers Videohistory Collection
Dates:
1987
Size:
2 videotapes (Reference copies). 11 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9533
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when …

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