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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:
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930
Dates:
1905-1931
bulk 1911-1930
Size:
2.7 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0053
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of documents and memorabilia relating to Curtiss during the years of his active aviation pursuits. The bulk of the material relates to patent suits, including Wright v. Curtiss, Herring v. Curtiss, and Curtiss v. Janin.

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Claudy, C. H. (Carl Harry), 1879-1957
Dates:
1906-1910
Size:
1.95 Cubic feet (1 legal document box; 2 flat boxes; 13 clamshells)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0549
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of nearly 250 glass plates, several folders of prints, and two boxes of glass plate envelopes affixed with small prints of the image formerly contained within them. The subject matter of the photography is primarily concerned with Alexander Graham Bell's tetrahedral experiments of 1906, flights of the Thomas Baldwin dirigible and the United States Signal Corps SC-1 free balloon (1908), and the Wright Flyer Army Trials at Fort Meyer, Virginia (1908 and 1909).

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Ninety-Nines (Organization)
Dates:
1929-1981
Size:
8.73 Cubic feet (23 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0470
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Ninety-Nines, Inc. History Books Collection consists of scrapbooks (yearbooks) complied by the officers of the Ninety-Nines to document the organization. Included in the yearbooks are the following: photographs of the members and officers; news clippings of the organization, individual chapters and sections, and about individual members; programs from air races, including Air Race Classic, Angel Derby, and the Powder Puff Derby; minutes from the annual meetings; and newsletters of the organization, The 99news, Ninety-Nine News, and Ninety-niner.

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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:
Wise, John, 1808-1879
Dates:
1850-1870
Size:
0.35 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0002
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The John and Charles Wise Ballooning Collection contains material related to American ballooning pioneer John Wise (1808-1870) and his son Charles.

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Creators:
Lebow, Eileen F.
Dates:
1911 - 1976
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2007.0004
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one cubic foot of research material gathered by Eileen Lebow to write Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz: The First Transcontinental Flight. The following types of material are included, which trace Rodgers' flight: copy photographs; vintage prints and postcards; copies of newspaper articles; and brochures.

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Creators:
Mikesh, Robert C.
Dates:
1860-1988
bulk 1945-1983
Size:
1.51 Cubic feet (3 legal document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0558
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection was gathered by National Air and Space Museum curator Robert C. Mikesh for his publication on this subject, "Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America." The collection consists of the following: magazine and newspaper articles on the Japanese balloons; manuscripts and independent articles; 83 photos Mr. Mikesh used ...

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Creators:
Bettis, Cyrus
Dates:
bulk 1924-1926
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2009.0038
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consist of Cyrus Bettis' logbook, photographs, correspondence and news clippings that document the Pulitzer Trophy flights as well as Bettis' career as an Army Air Service pilot.

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Creators:
McConnell, James Rogers, 1887-1917
Dates:
1890-1928
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0232
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of correspondence, newspaper articles, and a photograph album documenting James Rogers McConnell's life, especially his World War I service in the Lafayette Escadrille.

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