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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Department
Dates:
2004-2016
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-263
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Margaret A. Weitekamp, Curator, 2004- , documenting the development of exhibitions for the National Air and Space Museum and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Much of the documentation focuses on interactive and other educational components of the exhibitions. A smaller amount of...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
27 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.D
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.

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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
240 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.A
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space History
Dates:
1983-1993
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-020
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, meeting agenda and notes, exhibition proposals and research, and program development records which were created by military historian Gregg Herken, Chairman of the Department of Space History, National Air and Space Museum.

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Dates:
bulk 1904-1920
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (4 folders)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0682
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878-1930) is best known as an aviation pioneer and inventor and founder of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. This collection consists of fifty-four images, predominantly photographs printed as postcards. The postcard images feature subjects relating to Glenn Curtiss and his aviation career.

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Creators:
Heath Aircraft Corp (Heath Airplane Co)
Dates:
bulk 1920s-1940s
Size:
0.67 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0030
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 77 technical drawings produced by the Heath Company covering various aspects of different aircraft models including the Heath LNA-40; Heath Super Parasol; Heath LNB-4; Heath SNA-40 Continental Parasol; and the Heath CNA-40. There are also drawings for a stabilizer and various kinds of skis for a Stinson (Ai...

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Dates:
bulk 1924-1953
Size:
0.26 Cubic feet ((2 containers))
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0042
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of .26 cubic feet of articles, drawings, and images chronicling Fred A. Thaheld's aeronautical engineering career, including his work with the following aircraft diesel engines: Guiberson Diesel A-918, Guiberson Diesel A-980 and Guiberson Diesel T-1020. There is also information regarding the aircraft designed by Thaheld, i...

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Creators:
Fobes, Ramon D.
Dates:
Circa 1946-1954
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2017.0027
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Ramon D. Fobes collected a few items during his travels circa 1946-1954 while on active duty with the US Army. This collection contains six 35mm color slides of military aircraft at US bases in Puerto Rico, the Pacific, and Korea, and two items of ephemera Fobes probably picked up on his 1947 trip to Japan: a menu and a Naval Air Transport pamphlet.

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Creators:
DeGarmo, Alva R., 1899-1988
Dates:
1916-1986
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
1.04 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0049
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Alva R. DeGarmo Collection consists of DeGarmo's army records; logbooks; Boeing Air Transport/United Air Lines correspondence; material documenting his World War II activities; newspaper articles; photographs; and Western Air Lines anniversary items.

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