Wright Field Technical Documents Library
Throughout its history the Engineering Division/Materiel Division at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, maintained a catalogued library of technical documents, which was turned over to the Air Force Museum and later donated to the National Air and Space Museum. The collection consists of reports and other documents on a variety of aviation-related topics, including general science (aeronautics, physics, chemistry, etc); military air service personnel, organization, and equipment for both US and foreign air forces; as well as operations, and so on. Currently, the finding aid only covers documents from the D52.1 subject code (Airplanes, arranged alphabetically) and only those that are physically located in the Wright Field Technical Documents Library.
Paul E. Garber Collection
The Paul E. Garber Collection documents Paul Edward Garber's life, both personal and professional, prior to and during his 72-year tenure at the National Air and Space Museum.
These records document the history of the Department of Aeronautics from 1966-1986, a period marked by intensive planning for the new museum, its construction and opening in July 1976, and the emergence of the National Air and Space Museum as a large and important bureau of the Smithsonian and the most visited …
Desert Shield and Desert Storm Collection
Joint Camera Combat Center
This collection consists of slides, documents and videos collected for the 1991 Desert Storm exhibit.
This collection consists of the material collected for the 1991 Desert Storm exhibit. The first series consists of copies of slides on the following Desert Shield and Storm subjects: aircraft used in the conflict; allied armor; allied personnel; chemical warfare; electronic; fields; ground troops; helicopters; Iraqi men and material; local scenes; med evac; patriot and surface-to-air missiles; night optics; oil fires and slicks; ships; transportation; and weapons. The second series consist of the paper documents, including: captions for part of the slide collection; video captions; DoD and CENTCOM daily press conference transcripts regarding Desert Shield and Storm; and miscellaneous newspaper and magazine articles on Desert Storm. There are also twenty-five videos which contain footage from Desert Storm.
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
The collection consists of 109 cubic feet of material, primarily photographs with some additional documentation, covering aerospace topics. The bulk of the material relates to US space exploration, including extensive photo files on US manned missions through the Space Shuttle, and satellite and sounding rocket work. The first series consists of unmanned spacecraft material, the second series consists of manned spacecraft material, and the third series consists of aircraft material.
David M. Brown Papers
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
United States. Navy
The David M. Brown Papers consist of almost twelve cubic feet of archival material documenting his career as a U.S. Navy flight surgeon, naval aviator, and NASA astronaut. It includes Brown's diaries, manuals, checklists, certificates, workbooks, notebooks, and related training materials.
SHARE Numerical Analysis Project Records
Dietz, C. P.
Correspondence, abstracts and reports of computer programs, punch cards, Numerical Analysis project reviews, meeting notes, and research papers.
This collection deals chiefly with Durant's tenure as Assistant Director for Astronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Perhaps the single topic of greatest interest is the effort to obtain a building for NASM, which was accomplished on July 1, 1976, when the new museum opened. A parallel theme concerns …
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Collection of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects.
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Corporations
The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.