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Creators:
Wiseman, Fred, 1875-1961
Dates:
1909-1968
bulk [ca. 1910s, 1950s]
Size:
0.59 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0618
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Fred Wiseman, along with J. W. Peters and D.C. Prentiss, built a biplane named the Wiseman-Peters. During July 1910, both Peters and Wiseman flew the Wiseman-Peters and the following year Wiseman entered the 1911 Aviation Meet at Selfridge Field, Michigan. On February 17, 1911, Wiseman made the first airplane-carried mail flight officially sanctioned by any local U.S. post office and made available to the public when he carried mail, a bundle of newspapers and a sack of groceries from Petaluma, CA, to Santa Rosa, CA. After the 1911 season, Wiseman gave up flying. This collection consists of a large scrapbook. Inside the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1st Day Covers, race tickets, and photographs chronicling both Wiseman's automobile and aviation careers.

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Creators:
Pierce, Harold Fisher, 1889-1963
Dates:
1909-1985
Size:
3.27 Cubic feet (4 legal document boxes; 1 legal half-size document box; 3 flat boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Harold F. Pierce collection consists of documents relating to Pierce's career in aviation medicine, particularly his service as a flight surgeon in World War I and World War II and his work on the Henderson Pierce rebreathing apparatus. Materials include correspondence, photographs, military records, certificates, technical drawings, and news clippings.

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Powers, Francis Gary, 1929-1977
Dates:
1929-1986
bulk 1952-1977
Size:
1.53 Cubic feet (2 legal document boxes, 1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0010
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material relating to Francis Gary Powers's flying career in the Air Force, Central Intelligence Agency, and later pursuits. The majority of the documents deal with the May 1960 U-2 incident, in which Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union during a reconnaisance mission and imprisoned. Materials include: logbooks; flight records from his military and civilian careers; a pocket diary and journal he kept during his Soviet imprisonment; letters to his parents; materials collected by his parents as his father attempted to visit him including a telegram from Nikita Khrushchev and a New Testament given to Powers by his mother during his Soviet trial; Congressional hearing material; newspaper articles; Life magazine; and several photographs of Powers.

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Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906
Dates:
1891-1914
bulk 1891-1900
Size:
24.28 Cubic feet (64 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0494
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

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."

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Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008
Dates:
1991
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (One slim letter box.)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0081
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a folder of material that consists of handwritten and typed pages of Sir Arthur C. Clarke's 1991 journal.

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Creators:
Mayer, Norman
Dates:
bulk 1940s-2000s
Size:
16.6- Cubic feet ((17 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0022
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately seventeen cubic feet of LTA material created or gathered by Norman Mayer during his career, 1941-2000s. The material spans from early Goodyear, Navy and Zeppelin design material, to later LTA designs from the 1970s-2000s, including those from Airship Industries Ltd, American Skyship Industries and CargoLift...

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Creators:
Beatty, George W., -1955
Dates:
1910-1955
bulk 1910-1912
Size:
0.63 Linear feet
0.68 Cubic feet (1 legal document box; 1 20 x 24 x 3 flatbox; 1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

George W. Beatty (-1955) was an Early Bird, aviator, and instructor.

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Creators:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973
Dates:
circa 1960s-1970s
Size:
4.36 Cubic feet (4 records center boxes)
4.16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0450
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 355 biographies written by Harold E. Morehouse and intended for publication. These biographies discuss Morehouse's fellow early aviation pioneers, many of whom belong to the Early Birds, an organization open to those who soloed before December 17, 1916. Each biography discusses the subject's life and the majority of biographies include a photograph of the individual.

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Dates:
1915, circa 1920s
Size:
0.07 Cubic feet (1 box, Photograph, gelatin silver cellulose acetate transparency (copied from a black and white halftone screened image) mounted in 0.45-inch thick black painted wood frame with rounded corners; thick, flocked, faded burgundy oval vignette mat; backed with text-printed brown paper., 3.4 x 4.25 x 0.45 inches)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1211
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of three copies of a photograph of Anthony "Tony" Stadlman and Percy G. B. "Bud" Morriss seated in the cockpit of Morriss's Benoist flying boat in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The photograph, probably produced as a souvenir item at some time in the 1920s, is mounted in a small black-painted wood frame with a thick, flocked, oval mat, and carries this printed text on the reverse: "This is an authentic photograph taken in Grand Rapids, 1915, of P. G. B. (Bud) Morriss at the Controls of his Benoist Flying Boat, accompanied by his Chief mechanician, Tony Stadlman, who later became Superintendant of the Lockheed Airplane Company in Burbank."

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Creators:
Dorrell, Loma
Dates:
bulk 1906-1949
Size:
4 Cubic Feet ((7 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0038
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of eight scrapbooks documenting Vernon Dorrell's aeronautical career and Check Point, the 1944 Annual Log Book of Air Transport Squadron Three. The scrapbooks document Dorrell's life and aviation career, and are in chronological order starting with photographs of him as a baby and ending with his obituary and condolence tele...

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