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Creators:
Ley, Willy, 1906-1969
Dates:
1859-1969
bulk 1930-1969
Size:
48.29 Cubic feet (107 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0098
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of Willey Ley's personal files, including his business correspondence, book contracts, and galley proofs, as well as publicity concerning Dr. Ley and his activities, and inquiries and comments from Ley's readership during his tenure as columnist for Galaxy Magazine (1952-1969). The material also includes articles gathered by Ley on topics ranging from astronomy and space travel to biology and natural parks to mythology, psychic phenomena, and UFOs.

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Creators:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-
Dates:
1876-2006
Size:
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Russian Aeronautical Collection is a mix of technical, historical, and cultural reference materials, including originals or copies of articles, documents and other historical materials relating to Russian and Soviet aviation from the Tsarist period through the Soviet era. The collection focuses on key events, personalities and aircraft designs, and certain subject areas are covered in depth, including the life and career of Igor Sikorsky, the transpolar flights of the 1930s, Soviet aviation in the Spanish Civil War, and the operational history of the Soviet Air Force in World War II.

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Creators:
Scott, Blanche Stuart, 1889-1970
Dates:
1911-1969
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0062
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of memorabilia relating to Blanche Stuart Scott. The material includes her certificates, membership cards, and ribbons, as well as a collection of newspaper clippings dating from 1939-1969.

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Creators:
Talley, Manila Davis.
Dates:
bulk 1917-1967
bulk 1929-1942
Size:
0.23 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0041
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a scrapbook relating to Manila Davis Talley and her aviation career.

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Dates:
1925-2006
Size:
1.5 Linear feet (2 box; digital files)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-048
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on the history, community impact, and support of instrumental music education in Washington, D.C. public schools from the 1880s to 2006. The exhibit focuses on the development of junior and senior high school cadet (military) bands and their evolution into the popular marching and show band programs today. The exhibit was organized by the Anacostia Community Museum in collaboration with Community Help In Music Education and held from September 10, 2006 to May 14, 2007. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, original documentary photographs, and brochures.

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Creators:
Crosman, J. Heron, III
Dates:
Circa 1930s to 1970s
Size:
0.18 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.2008.0041
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

J. Heron Crosman, III was an aviator who was awarded the Henry L. Doherty Trophy in 1933. This collection consists of a scrapbook kept by Crosman that documents his winning of the Doherty Trophy as well as his other experiences in aviation.

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Creators:
Frito Company
Dates:
undated
Size:
4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1263
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of materials that document the activities of the Doolin family and the Frito Company. Personal and business correspondence, photographs, financial papers, scrapbooks, product packaging, advertisements, company newsletters and clippings are included among these materials.

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Creators:
Gilpatric, John Guy, 1896-1950
Dates:
1910-1950
bulk 1910-1918
Size:
2.17 Cubic feet (10 folders, 3 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0220
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

John Guy Gilpatric (1896-1950) was one of America's earliest aviators. Although not officially an Early Bird, he first learned to fly in 1912 at the age of sixteen. That same year he gained notoriety by setting a new American record when he reached an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet with a passenger on board. During his teenage years, Gilpatric gave flying lessons and flew in air exhibitions, eventually becoming employed as a test-pilot. He later worked as an aviation instructor in Toronto, Canada, teaching the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Following the United States' entry into World War I in 1917, Gilpatric enlisted in the Army Air Service as a First Lieutenant, where he was stationed overseas as Engineering Officer, First Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). The collection contains four scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, licenses and identity cards, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and periodicals, which chronicle his aviation career and military service.

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Creators:
Harding, Kenneth R.
Politics and Reform, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
circa 1924-1981.
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0885
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection primarily documents Kenneth R. Harding's work as an executive at the Democratic National Congressional Committee and in the position of Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives. The collection includes photographs of politicians and foreign dignitaries, programs, printed materials, scrapbooks, correspondence, a...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1968, 1970, 1981-2006
Size:
7.3 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (2 3x5 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-100
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Martin Harwit, Director of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), 1987-1995, documenting plans to exhibit the Enola Gay and the resulting controversy. A script for The Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War was released for commen...

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