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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division
Dates:
1980-2004
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-302
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the design of exhibitions for display at the National Air and Space Museum as well as other types of design project work. The majority of the records were created and maintained by Barbara Brennan, Exhibits Designer and Chief, Exhibits Design Division. Exhibitions documented in this accession ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Assistant Director for Development
Dates:
circa 1986-1989
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 354
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the work of the Development Office for the exhibition, "Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age," which explored computers and flight, and the Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project to establish a clearinghouse on sources for studying space history and to encourage scholarship in, and preservation of, these sources. The...

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Creators:
Lenkowsky, Mandel
Dates:
1935-1952
Size:
2.18 Cubic feet (2 records center boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0099
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes notebooks containing scientific notes and mathematical calculations, a random assortment of journals and periodicals, published reference books, and a few advertising and promotional brochures all pertaining to American experimental military and commercial vertical flight from the late 1930s to the late 1940s. The collection also contains photographs of the following helicopters: Sikorsky XR-1, XR-4, YR-4, XR-5, XR-6, XR-6A, VS-300; Kellet XO-60 and XO-61; and Rotachute P-4. Also included are photographs of helicopters by Pitcarin, Landgraf, Greyhound Bus, Spratt, Berliner, Ochmichen, and DeBothezat.

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Creators:
Mantz, Paul
Babb, Charles Harding, 1899-1952
Dates:
1931-1935
Size:
0.36 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0049
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Lockheed Model 5C Vega Special (A/C No. NC965Y) was one of Amelia Earhart's aircraft in which she set numerous records. This collection consists of one scrapbook documenting the aircraft and Earhart's flights in it.

This collection is in English.

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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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Dates:
1928-1970
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Fred Noonan (1893-1937) was a Merchant Marine officer and navigator who disappeared on July 2, 1937 with Amelia Earhart during their failed around-the-world flight attempt. This collection consists of a telegram, dated April 8, 1937, sent by Fred Noonan to a friend, Matt Neehan; a photograph of Noonan and his first wife, Josephine; and three news clippings dating from 1966-1970 regarding the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Noonan.

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Dates:
May 1, 1971 - May 2, 1972
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0863
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Sheila Christine Hopkins Scott, born in England on April 27, 1927, was an English aviator who broke over 100 aviation records through her long distance flight endeavours, which included a 34,000-mile (55,000 km) "world and a half" flight in 1971. On this flight, she became the first person to fly over the North Pole in a small aircraft. This collection consists of Sheila Scott's log book covering the dates May 1, 1971 through May 2, 1972, including her record-setting polar flight.

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Creators:
Tanzer, Velma Maul, 1911-1990
Dates:
bulk 1933-1983
Size:
0.29 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0036
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of Velma Maul Tanzer's scrapbook which documents her career as flight attendant with American Airlines, 1933-1936.

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Creators:
Voortmeyer, William B.
Dates:
1928
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0908
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

In 1928, Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith and his crew completed the first transpacific flight in the Fokker F.VIIB-3m "Southern Cross." William B. Voortmeyer was a master maritime navigator who had developed many early aerial navigation systems, including a numerical signal code by which ships at sea were able to advise pilots of their position by hoisting numerical flags to indicate the distance to a destination. This collection consists of the 50.25 by 34 inch route map used by the crew of the Fokker F.VIIB-3m "Southern Cross" in 1928 with the route marked by William B. Voortmeyer.

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Creators:
Empire Air Lines
Dates:
[ca. 1930s-1950s]
bulk [ca. 1940s]
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0151
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes the following: 29 first flight air mail covers; 264 photographs (8 x 10) of Empire employees, aerial and ground photos, internal and external airplane shots and 31 miscellaneous negatives; newspaper clippings and correspondence; and a few photographs of Zimmerly Airlines. The articles discuss flights in Idaho (flight school...

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