Orville and Wilbur Wright Memorabilia Collection
The collection contains letters, telegrams, brochures, photographs and miscellaneous ephemera pertaining to Orville and Wilbur Wright. Included with the correspondence are letters written to William J. Hammer, who was an aeronautical pioneer and associated with the Wright Brothers, as well as other individuals including C. R. Peterkin. Additional items are …
Bowman Family Papers
Bowman, Martie (Marguerite)
The Bowman Family Papers contain 1.28 cubic feet of material related to the aviation careers of Leslie (Les), Marguerite (Martie), and Larnie Bowman.
Amelia Earhart Letter to Winfield B. "Bert" Kinner
This collection consists of a letter dated November 27, 1927 written and signed by Amelia Earhart to Winfield Bertrum "Bert" Kinner.
Paul Studenski Collection
This collection contains two scrapbooks and the personal papers of Dr. Paul Studenski, an early aviator who flew from 1910-1913. Born in St. Petersburg, Studenski studied law and medicine before earning the 292nd license from L'Aero Club de France. He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and exercised his prodigious flying skills as instructor, test pilot and exhibition pilot before retiring from flying to distinguish himself in the fields of economics and government service.
Samuel P. Langley Collection
This collection includes information about Samuel P. Langley and his colleagues, as well as documentation of Langley's work. The collection includes biographies of Langley and his assistant Charles Manly, newspaper clippings, correspondence, manuscripts regarding Langley's aircraft, photographs and drawings, work requisitions for the Aerodromes, a sketchbook, specifications and measurements for Langley's experiments, the Langley Memoirs on Mechanical Flight and the Langley "Waste Books."
Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) Photographs [Rice]
This collection consists of 51 images of different aircraft boosted with JATO, including the following aircraft: Boeing B-47 Stratojet; a JATO boosted glider; United States Air Force Ercoupe; North American P-51 Mustang; Douglas A-20B Havoc; Douglas DC-9; Lockheed F-80; Lockheed P2V-6 (P-2F) Neptune; Douglas DC-3; North American L-17 Navion; Stearman Kaydet …
General Electric GE4 Super-Sonic Transport (SST) Engine Collection
Materials in this collection relating to the General Electric GE4 SST engine include the following: Master Engine Cross-section, GE4 Tool Flow Sheet, documents relating to production and assembly of the GE4, documents relating to the National Air and Space Museum's acquisition of the GE4 SST engine, miscellaneous draft correspondence concerning …
Boeing Commercial Aircraft Marketing Documentation
This collection consists of documentation for Boeing's postwar commercial aircraft programs.
Heath Aircraft Drawings and Photographs
This collection consists of approximately 77 technical drawings produced by the Heath Company covering various aspects of different aircraft models including the Heath LNA-40; Heath Super Parasol; Heath LNB-4; Heath SNA-40 Continental Parasol; and the Heath CNA-40. There are also drawings for a stabilizer and various kinds of skis for a …
John Matthew Miller III Collection
John Matthew Miller III (born June 3, 1896) was active in aviation throughout his life, as a naval aviator, air mail pilot, transport pilot, autogiro pilot, flight instructor, aircraft manufacturer, airport operator, agricultural pilot, and helicopter test pilot, working at different times for the United States Navy, the U.S. Aerial Mail Service, Pitcairn Aeronautical Corporation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture; from 1927-1929 Miller operated his own business, the Miller Aviation Corporation of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The collection includes Miller's pilot licenses and log books, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings and assorted ephemera, predominantly from the 1914 to 1939 period of Miller's life.