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Dates:
1928
Size:
0.03 Cubic feet (1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2011.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The 1928 National Air Races were held at Mines Field, Los Angeles, California from September 8 to 16 and included numerous events for both military and civilian pilots. This collection consists of a black and white panoramic photograph of sixty-five of the pilots who participated in the 1928 National Air Races.

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Creators:
District of Columbia Art Association
Dates:
1961-1990
Size:
1.91 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-021
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from 1969 to 1991 and measures 1.91 linear feet, documents the history of the District of Columbia Art Association, which was founded in 1961 by D.C. public school teachers. The collection is comprised of business documents, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, and artist biographies.

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Creators:
Bowman, Les (Leslie)
Bowman, Martie (Marguerite)
Bowman, Larnie
Dates:
1923-1987
bulk 1923-1950
Size:
1.28 Cubic feet (1 records center box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0042
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Bowman Family Papers contain 1.28 cubic feet of material related to the aviation careers of Leslie (Les), Marguerite (Martie), and Larnie Bowman.

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Creators:
Gilpatric, John Guy, 1896-1950
Dates:
1910-1950
bulk 1910-1918
Size:
2.17 Cubic feet (10 folders, 3 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0220
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

John Guy Gilpatric (1896-1950) was one of America's earliest aviators. Although not officially an Early Bird, he first learned to fly in 1912 at the age of sixteen. That same year he gained notoriety by setting a new American record when he reached an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet with a passenger on board. During his teenage years, Gilpatric gave flying lessons and flew in air exhibitions, eventually becoming employed as a test-pilot. He later worked as an aviation instructor in Toronto, Canada, teaching the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Following the United States' entry into World War I in 1917, Gilpatric enlisted in the Army Air Service as a First Lieutenant, where he was stationed overseas as Engineering Officer, First Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). The collection contains four scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, licenses and identity cards, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and periodicals, which chronicle his aviation career and military service.

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Dates:
1866-1906, 1909, 1914, 1942
Size:
19.67 cu. ft. (22 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (11 12x17 boxes) (4 16x20 boxes) (8 microfilm reels) (6 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Samuel P. Langley (1834-1906) was the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Apparently, many of Langley's papers were accidentally burned after his death. Langley papers in the Smithsonian are housed in the Smithsonian Archives and the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). The Allegheny Observatory holds papers from Langley's ye...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1890-1929
Size:
57.93 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (104 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 45
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the growth and management of the Smithsonian from 1890 to 1929. Of special interest is the Institution's entry into the field of the fine arts through the creation of the National Gallery of Art and the Freer Gallery of Art. The Smithsonian continued to pursue a wide variety of other interests as well. Thus, the...

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Dates:
1941-1945
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet ((2 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0053
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of forty-three 8 x 10 inch black and white copy photographs, predominantly of 6th ARU(F) personnel, facilities (including the ship) and aircraft in the Philippines and Japan from 1945 through very early 1946; notable is a view of the 6th ARU(F) Sikorsky R-6 Quick Match with personal art. Also included are close-up views of ...

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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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Creators:
Rowe, Basil Lee
Dates:
1917-1973
bulk 1930-1968
Size:
5.35 Cubic feet (5 document boxes, 4 flat boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0019
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Basil Lee Rowe (1896-1973) enjoyed a long and successful career in aviation, initially as a military exhibition pilot, barnstormer, air racer, charter operator, flight instructor, aircraft salesman, and rumrunner, before moving to the West Indies to start an airline, the short-lived West Indian Aerial Express, bought out by Pan American Airways in 1928. Rowe became a pioneering senior pilot for Pan Am, flying with them for 28 years before his retirement in 1956. This collection includes scrapbooks, photo albums, memorabilia, and first day covers, in addition to the draft manuscript for Rowe's 1956 autobiography, Under My Wings.

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Creators:
Brosius, Harry, 1921-[ca.1986]
Dates:
1945
Size:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0049
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 49 photographs taken by Brosius during his World War II career. The prints cover the following topics: the Japanese Surrender Delegation, Ie Shima, 1945, (with Douglas C-54 and Mitsubishi G4M in background); scenes from occupied Japan; derelict Japanese aircraft; nose art on Consolidated and North American aircraft; and ...

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