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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Albert Einstein Planetarium
Dates:
circa 1970-1989
Size:
39.64 cu. ft. (12 document boxes) (58 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 520
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of videotapes and audiotapes of Spacearium presentations.

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Creators:
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963
Dates:
1906-1965
bulk 1912-1930
Size:
1.04 Linear feet
1.09 Cubic feet (1 records center box; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Major General Frank Purdy Lahm (1877-1963) was the first balloon pilot, the first airship pilot, and the first airplane pilot in the US Army. Like his father, Frank Samuel Lahm, his early interest was in ballooning, and in 1906 he won the James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. In 1909 Lahm and Lt. Frederick E. Humphreys were trained by Orville and Wilbur Wright to fly the first plane the US Army purchased from the Wrights. In 1912 he was made commanding officer of the US Army Flying School in the Philippines, and during World War I he was commander of the Second Army Air Service. Following the war Lahm founded the Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, a source of great pride to him, but was reassigned in 1931 as air attaché and later military attaché to France and Belgium. When Lahm retired from the military in 1941 he had distinguished himself as recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and the French Legion of Honor. This collection consists of photographs and news clippings detailing Lahm's military career and his personal life.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
circa 2000-2008
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-123
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director, 1983-1990 and 1996-2008, documenting the administration of the National Air and Space Museum. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, photographs, and related materials.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1947-2003
Size:
1.58 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-010
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the history of the aeronautical and space collections at the Smithsonian Institution, from the United States National Museum through the National Air Museum to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), including the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility and the Steven ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of Advancement
Dates:
circa 1999-2018
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-059
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting marketing and fundraising efforts on behalf of the National Air and Space Museum. Particularly well-documented within this accession are capital campaigns for the construction and expansion of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Materials include correspondence, reports, proposals, campaign ma...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics
Dates:
circa 1965, 1970-1989
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the activities of the Assistant Director, Chairman, and Acting Chairman, Department of Aeronautics, National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Records were created by Donald S. Lopez, Assistant Director, 1971-1980, and Chairman, 1980-1983; E. T. Wooldridge, Chairman, 1983-1986; Von Hardesty, Acting Chairman, 1986, ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division
Dates:
1971-2010
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-544
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting projects and administrative matters of the Exhibits Design Division and its predecessor units the Exhibits and Public Services Department, c. 1965-1974; the Exhibits Division, 1974-1980; the Exhibits and Presentation Division, 1980-1985; the Division of Exhibits and Public Spaces, 1985-1992; ...

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Creators:
Friedman, Robert K.
Dates:
1960-1975
bulk 1962-1965
Size:
5.45 Cubic feet ((5 records center boxes) (1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0130
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection is the files of Robert K. Friedman (Chief, FAA SST Support Division) on the development of commercial SST capability in the United States. The material consists primarily of technical and research reports, but also press releases, marketing procedures, proposals, assessment and evaluation reports on the entire SST program. The colle...

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Creators:
Pentecost, Walter W. ("Penny")
Dates:
1941
Size:
0.2 Cubic Feet ((4 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0567
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains 88 photographs, primarily of Curtiss P-40 Warhawks, both before and after assembly in Rangoon. There are also photos of the American Volunteer Group, as well as of other aircraft, namely the Bristol Blenheim Bomber, Fleet Model 10, the Douglas DC-3, and several of the Lockheed 10 Electra. Most of the photographs were taken ...

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Creators:
Stephens, James Shand, 1860-
Dates:
1910-1929
bulk 1910-1920
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (4 folders)
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0011
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following four series of early aviation photographs collected by James Stephens: five photographs of Katherine and Majorie Stinson; 33 photographs relating to the Goodyear Blimp and the construction of a blimp hangar; 25 photographs relating to Glenn Curtiss and Frank Woodruff; and 47 continental aviation photographs...

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