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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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Creators:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966
Dates:
circa 1920s-1950s
bulk 1920-1940
Size:
10.91 Cubic feet (9,579 photographic items)
25.37 Linear feet (38 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0356
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Rudy Arnold (1902-1966) was introduced to photography in 1918. After studying at the New York School of Photography, he worked at the New York Journal-American and the New York Graphic. During his stint at the latter he started to focus on aviation photography. In 1928, Arnold started his own aviation photography business and worked out of the following New York air fields and airports during his career: Roosevelt Field, the old Curtiss Airport, Floyd Bennett Field, and LaGuardia Airport His coverage of a wrecked airliner in upstate New York was the first photograph sent by wire to newspapers across the country. Arnold's work appeared in every aviation magazine, house organs (Douglas, Grumman), and mass circulation magazines as well as many newspapers. He also did motion-picture camera work for Universal and Paramount.

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Creators:
Mountain, Joseph D., 1902-1970
Dates:
1916 - 1970
Size:
1.57 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0079
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection follows Mountain's aviation career.

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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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Creators:
Storms, Harrison A., Jr., 1915-1992
Dates:
[ca. 1950s-1980s]
bulk [ca. 1960s]
Size:
3 Cubic feet ((25 film cans))
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0021
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of fifty-three films made by North American Rockwell during Storms' association with the corporation. This collection also consists of a folder of biographical information on Storms and 213 slides, which include the following topics: Apollo projects; Soviet spacecraft at an unknown Soviet museum; and images of the Bell 47G ...

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Creators:
La Vove, Arthur., 1909-1993
Dates:
bulk 1930-1946
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0037
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of an original draft manuscript for "Hump Drivers" written by Arthur La Vove around 1946. The story is structured as a series of vignettes and recalls La Vove's experiences in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater during World War II. A print made from an original drawing by La Vove introduces many of the chapters. There are ...

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Creators:
Newell, Homer Edward, 1915-1983
Dates:
1960-1973
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0150
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of articles and transcripts of speeches by Newell during his tenure with NASA.

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Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996
Dates:
circa 1930s-1980
Size:
6.54 Cubic feet (6 records center boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0037
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of six feet of material documenting Porter's many scientific contributions. The following types of material are included: photographs, lecture notes, correspondence, trip notes, newspaper clippings, symposium programs, papers, and periodicals, circa 1930s-1980s.

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Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Dates:
1906-1947
Size:
9 Cubic feet (18 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0029
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The years before World War I were spent in patent litigation for aviation pioneers Glenn Curtiss and Orville and Wilbur Wright.

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Creators:
Kapp, Michael
Dates:
1939-1977 and undated
Size:
30.01 Cubic feet (44 legal document boxes; 9 letter document boxes; 8 audio boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0138
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of reel to reel audio tapes relating to the United States space program. The material includes recordings of events, missions, press conferences, and other happenings from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs.

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