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Creators:
Brownstein, Herb
Dates:
1939-1943
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0024
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Swoose: Odyssey of a B-17 Collection consists of materials collected during research by Herbert Brownstein, the author.

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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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Creators:
Arcier, A. Francis, 1890-1969
Dates:
Circa 1890-1981
Size:
2.97 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0072
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

A. Francis Arcier, (1890-1969) was an aviator, scientist, designer and engineer whose pioneering work in aviation design spanned six decades and earned him many honors.

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Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).
Dates:
1928-circa 1980s
Size:
22.05 Cubic feet (49 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0566
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the records and historical materials of the Early Bird organization, including correspondence; photographs; the organization's newsletter, Chirp; financial records; reunion memorabilia; biographical material of members; and membership lists. This material was donated to the Museum after the National Air Museum was designated as the official repository for Early Bird records.

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Creators:
Powell, William J., 1899-1942
Dates:
1917 - 1942
Size:
0.31 Cubic feet (1 shared legal-size box 1 flat box 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0049
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The William J. Powell Collection consists of materials concerning the career and personal life of African-American entrepreneur and pilot William J. Powell, including his service in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in World War I, his automobile business in Chicago, and his advocacy for African-American aviation as the founder of Craftsmen of Black Wings, Inc., author of Black Wings, and a primary organizer of the Bessie Coleman Aero Club and the "Five Blackbirds" demonstration team. Materials include identification and membership cards, flight logs and officer records, newspaper clippings, advertisements, and photographs.

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Creators:
O'Neill, Gerard
Dates:
1940s-1993
Size:
26.22 Cubic feet (75 Boxes)
35.14 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0005
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Gerard Kitchen O'Neill (1927-1992) was an experimental physicist, educator, inventor, entrepreneur, writer and novelist.

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Creators:
Webster, Lewis Selwyn, 1892-1957
Dates:
1917-1952
Size:
0.79 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.2010.0041
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material relating to the long military career (1918-1948) of aviator Lewis Selwyn Webster, including five of Webster's pilot's log books as well as numerous photographs, letters, news clippings, and other documents. A small section of the collection pertains to Webster's son, Lewis Frazer Webster, who served with the U.S. Air Force and was killed in action in Korea in 1952.

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MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937
Dates:
1874-1997
Size:
7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.macmfred
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Frederick William MacMonnies date from 1874 to 1997 and measure 7.0 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, a diary, correspondence, personal business records, project files, two sketchbooks and sketches, writings, printed material, and photographs. Well over one-half of the collection consists of Mary Smart's research files for her biography of MacMonnies, A Flight with Fame, as well as clippings regarding her research and a copy of the book.

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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:
Boeing Company
Dates:
1952-1985
Size:
6.75 Cubic feet (15 legal document boxes; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of documentation for Boeing's postwar commercial aircraft programs.

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