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Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
Dates:
bulk 1929
Size:
0.5 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0010
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This item is a letter sent to Joel Schaffer in 1929 by Amelia Earhart. The cover letter is typed, but signed by Amelia Earhart. The packet includes a typed listing of books, compiled by New York University Professor Alexander Klemin for the Guggenheim Foundation, on the subject of aeronautics.

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Japanese Imperial Aviation Association
Dates:
bulk 1936
Size:
0.49 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0002
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This donation consists of a 5.5 inch by 7.5 inch Japanese Aviation Vocabulary Reference Book, published in 1936 by the Japanese Imperial Aviation Association. This particular book was stamped as belonging to the Japanese Army Aviation Technology Research Office.

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United States. Air Force
Dates:
bulk 1949
Size:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0032
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This is the twenty by fourteen inch illuminated certificate that was presented to General Arnold at his award ceremony when he became the first and only five star general of the Air Force on May 7, 1949.

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Zimmerley, Dwight S. "Barney"
Dates:
bulk 1930s
Size:
1.32 Cubic Feet ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2004.0047
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Included in this collection are: eight black and white 8 by 10 inch photographs relating to Barney Zimmerley's aviation career; printouts of digital images taken from a scrapbook on early aviation; certificate of appreciation from Braniff Airways, Inc.; article series on the "The Nicholas-Beazley Airplane Company: The Garage that Grew Wings!" by Ja...

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Creators:
Miller, John Matthew, III, 1896-
Dates:
1910-1973
Size:
0.8 Cubic feet (1 legal document box, 1 slim legal document box, 1 map folder (18 x 48 inches))
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0036
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

John Matthew Miller III (born June 3, 1896) was active in aviation throughout his life, as a naval aviator, air mail pilot, transport pilot, autogiro pilot, flight instructor, aircraft manufacturer, airport operator, agricultural pilot, and helicopter test pilot, working at different times for the United States Navy, the U.S. Aerial Mail Service, Pitcairn Aeronautical Corporation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture; from 1927-1929 Miller operated his own business, the Miller Aviation Corporation of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The collection includes Miller's pilot licenses and log books, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings and assorted ephemera, predominantly from the 1914 to 1939 period of Miller's life.

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Dates:
1909-1925
Size:
0.24 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1202
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Photo album that, based on caption information, appears to have been created by Benson Russell Shaw. Photographs show various aircraft and notable figures in aviation, as well as aerial photographs and scenes taken inside the Wright Company factory in Dayton, Ohio and the Lawson Aircraft Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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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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Voortmeyer, William B.
Dates:
bulk 1927-1952
Size:
0.36 Cubic Feet ((1 letter document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2010.0006
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following items documenting the career of Captain William B. Voortmeyer: newspaper clippings; photocopies of four photographs; a CD copy of Voortmeyer's unpublished manuscript, "The Rise of Air Power Over the Pacific," 1941; Air Navigation, textbook for the Air Training Center by Voortmeyer; manuscript of "The Modern...

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Creators:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Langley Research Center
Dates:
1964-1972
Size:
5.85 Cubic Feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0104
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The supercritical wing concept was developed by Dr. Richard T. Whitcomb of the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Whitcomb's airfoil was designed to delay formation of shock waves at high speeds.

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Creators:
Krainik, Cliff
Dates:
1859-1934
Size:
3.19 Cubic feet (2 shoeboxes; 3 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This 19th and 20th century ballooning memorabilia collection contains the following items, which have been meticulously inventoried: 112 stereoscopic photographs; 107 photographs; 84 postcards, trade cards, valentines, and similar items; 80 prints; and 23 miscellaneous items.

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