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Creators:
Draper, Charles Stark, 1901-1987
Dates:
1941-1978
Size:
1.36 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0019
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Charles Stark Draper was the leading figure behind the use of inertial navigation in aircraft, spacecraft, ballistic missiles, and submarines. This collection of memorabilia largely relates to Draper's career at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, his contributions to the military, and to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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National Air and Space Museum. Art Department
Dates:
1976-1997
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-104
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Art Department was established in 1976 with James Dean as curator from 1975-1978. In 1978, Mary Henderson succeeded Dean as head of the department, and she served until December 1996 when the department was dissolved. Other curatorial staff included William Good and Susan Lawson-Bell (1985-1996). T...

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Creators:
Dean, Francis H.
Dates:
bulk 1950-1999
Size:
5.83 Cubic Feet ((16 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of five cubic feet of photographs, negatives, books, and documents collected or produced by Francis Dean. Included are approximately 10,000 - 11,000 2 x 3 and 4 x 5 inch black and white negatives, from a variety of sources; 8 x 10, 4 x 5, and 2 x 3 inch mostly black and white prints, with a few color prints; color slides of...

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Creators:
Kauffman, Virgil
Dates:
1910-1986
bulk 1920-1940
Size:
0.43 Linear feet
0.49 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0146
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of files on Aero Service Corp and Virgil Kauffman.

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Dates:
1868-1972
bulk 1925-1949
Size:
146 Cubic feet (228 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0067
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the corporate records of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Included in the collection are technical and engineering reports of Curtiss-Wright Airplane Division's operations in St. Louis (Robertson), MO (1935-1945) and Buffalo, NY, (1932-1945), as well as AAS Material Division and AAF Air Technical Services Command memorandum reports collected by Curtiss-Wright's St. Louis and Buffalo technical reference libraries. The collection also contains the files of Curtiss-Wright's Patent Department, which hold records of patents filed by Curtiss-Wright and patent-infringement cases involving Curtiss-Wright. Also included in the collection are specifications issued by and photos commissioned by the Keystone Aircraft Corporation (Huff-Daland Airplanes, Inc. until March 1927), which had been acquired by Wright in 1928 along with Loening Aeronautical Engineering Corp., and formed the Keystone Division of Curtiss-Wright until 1932 when Keystone's Bristol, PA factory closed its doors. The collection also contains financial records of the Curtiss-Wright Airports Corporation, which was liquidated in 1936, as well as an extensive negative collection featuring Curtiss-Wright aircraft from the 1930s and 1940s, concentrated especially on the war years.

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Creators:
Jordan, Richard Dedrick
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.75 Cubic Feet ((1 mapcase folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0042
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following scale aircraft drawings executed by the donor, Richard Jordan: Beachey Monoplane (1915), Corben Super Ace (1934), Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk (1933), Curtiss Robin OX-5 (1928), Curtiss P-40F Warhawk, Fokker D. VII (1918), Ford 5-AT-C Tri-motor, Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, Henderson Longster (1933), Messerschmitt Me 1...

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Creators:
Scholl, Arthur "Art"
Dates:
bulk 1968-1984
Size:
140 film items
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0006
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 140 items comprising approximately 31 hours of 16 mm color film footage, shot by Art Scholl from 1968 to1984. Footage includes aerobatic air show flying, aerial scenes, and shots of Scholl and his flying companion, his dog Aileron. There is also footage from the following Scholl productions: "North to Canada" and "Specia...

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Creators:
Lawrence, Lovell, Jr., 1915-1971
Dates:
1943-1953
Size:
3.27 Cubic Feet ((3 records center boxes))
3.12 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0010
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The bulk of this collection consists of documents relating to Lawrence's work at RMI, including technical reports and administrative papers, as well as personal and business correspondence. The collection also includes some material on ARS and Lawrence's Chrysler years.

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Creators:
Sutton, George Paul, 1920-
Dates:
1945-1958
Size:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains numerous articles and papers on rocketry, as well as drawings and photographs of rockets and rocket systems. The material was collected by Sutton in the course of this work.

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Creators:
Archer, Wesley David
Dates:
1916-1960
Size:
5.45 Cubic Feet ((5 records center boxes) (1 16x20x3 flatbox))
5.2 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0008
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection documents the Cockburn-Lange hoax. The material includes the photos used in the book, as well as correspondence and journal articles detailing Grosz and Schneide's unraveling of the hoax. The collection also includes personal correspondence from Archer and various maps.

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