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Creators:
Aero Club of America
Dates:
1909
Size:
0.31 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0324
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This scrapbook is one of three prepared by the Aero Club of America in honor of the presentation of the Aero Club of America medals to Orville and Wilber Wright by President William Howard Taft. The book consist of photos, editorials, articles, and cartoons published on 16 June 1909, the day of the presentation, and given to the club for inclusion ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
42 Cubic feet (Ongoing)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.H
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

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.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Department
Dates:
1971-2007
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-273
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a central set of scripts for new exhibitions, revisions to existing exhibitions, and proposed exhibitions at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Some records document NASM exhibits at the Arts and Industries building before the museum had its own building as well as exhibits at NASM's Paul E. Garber Preservatio...

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Creators:
Fulton, Garland, 1890-1974
Dates:
1914-1964
bulk 1918-1945
Size:
20.8 Cubic feet (45 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0101
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Garland Fulton Collection consists of material gathered by Captain Garland Fulton.

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Creators:
Herrick, Gerard Post, 1873-1955
Dates:
1909-1963
bulk 1909-1921
Size:
17.68 Cubic feet (2 records center boxes; 5 drawers)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0097
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, handwritten technical notes, drawings, photographs, reports, and affidavits in support of historical statements. Also included are several hundred black-and-white negatives and three reels of motion-picture film of the Herrick Vertoplane.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Assistant Director for Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1963-1986
Size:
17.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 tube box) (15 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 352
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records provide documentation of the creation and preparation of exhibits for the most important period in the history of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) - the planning, fabrication, and installation of two dozen major galleries for the new museum building, which opened in 1976. Also included is material on exhibits in the ...

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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:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1972-1989
Size:
27.5 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 338
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records provide documentation of the development of NASM as it built on the huge success of its 1976 opening. The emphasis of the museum's administration turned to revitalization of research efforts, professionalization of the staff, initiation of new projects and new exhibitions, an expanded program of publications, and plans to bu...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
1971-1978 and undated
Size:
10.12 cu. ft. (18 document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 306
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the official files of Michael Collins as director of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), 1971-1978. To a large extent, the files concern the planning and funding of the new NASM building, its construction, the preparation of exhibits, and the opening of the Museum on July 1, 1976. On day-to-day administrative ...

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Creators:
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
Dates:
1936-1940
Size:
1 microfilm reel ((1 microfilm box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0049
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This donation is a microfilm copy of the file on Alexander de Seversky compiled by his insurance company -- Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. These documents were compiled by the insurance company when they were considering insuring de Seversky in 1936 and 1940. The documents on the reel include applications and investigation reports, as w...

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