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Creators:
Oakes, Claudia M.
Dates:
circa 1909-1978
bulk 1904-1920
Size:
0.74 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0424
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of research material used by National Air and Space Curator Claudia Oakes to prepare the publication United States Women in Aviation through World War I (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978).

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Creators:
Weick, Fred E., 1899-1993
Dates:
1899-1984
bulk 1949-1957
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0425
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Aeronautical engineer Fred E. Weick (1899-1993) had a profound effect on light aircraft development. He was responsible for the development of NACA's low-drag cowling for radial engines, introduced the concept of "fifty foot obstacle clearance" as a measure of aircraft take-off performance, and was instrumental in the development of several aircraft, including the Piper Pawnee and Piper Cherokee.

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Creators:
Stephenson, Herbert L.
Dates:
1925-1968
Size:
8.06 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0032
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The "Man's Reach for the Sky" Scrapbook Collection comprises 18 volumes of aeronautical memorabilia collected by Herbert L. Stephenson from 1925 through 1968.

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Creators:
Mercer, Herbert
Dates:
1916-1926
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2008.0029
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Herbert Mercer served with the United Kingdom's Royal Flying Corps (Royal Air Force) from 1916 until 1945, and was stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, in the early 1920s. While there, he photographed a variety of aircraft that were either stationed in Iraq or Egypt or landing there for refueling. This collection contains eleven photographs taken by Mercer in Iraq and Egypt.

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Creators:
Best, Sherman V., Jr.
Dates:
bulk 1943-1945
Size:
47 digital images
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0012
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 47 images relating to Sherman V. Best, Jr.'s military service and the Martin (Glenn L.) B-26B Marauder (Model 179B) "Flak Bait." All were taken in the European theater during World War II, with the exception of one image taken of "Flak Bait" on display at the National Air and Space Museum. The images are scans made from ...

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Creators:
Vaeth, J. Gordon (Joseph Gordon), 1921-2012
Dates:
1908-1992
Size:
1.97 Cubic feet (4 legal document boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0011
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection, compiled by J. Gorden Vaeth, consists of documents, reports, news clippings, scrapbooks, publications, and photographs relating to rigid and non-rigid airships worldwide.

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Creators:
Murphy, Kevin.
Dates:
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
1.32 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2009.0030
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of three carousels of slides relating to Kevin Murphy's service in Vietnam, as well as technical manuals and documentation for the following aircraft: deHavilland (Canada) (DHC-4) AC-1A (CV-2A, C-7A); Shorts C-23A Sherpa; and Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey). There is also one 8mm film, titled "U-TAPAO RTNB-1972 (ARC Light)," [Boe...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Science)
Dates:
1961-1973
Size:
18.5 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 253
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of administrative records maintained by Charles A. Lundquist as assistant director (Science), which primarily concern SAO scientific projects. Projects represented in the records include the Satellite Tracking Program, Celescope Project, Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment, Hydrogen Maser Program, Very ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1981-1989
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-223
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of the Smithsonian Video Collection. The Smithsonian Video Collection was a joint venture with Eastman Kodak Company to provide videos featuring Smithsonian Institution (SI) collections and research to the general public. A total of six one-hour programs were produc...

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Creators:
Proctor, Elbert W.
Dates:
1920-1963
bulk [ca.1920s]
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0038
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains documentation on TAT (Transcontinental Air Transport) and NAT (National Air Transport) as well as radio communication and general aviation themes. The following types of material are included: house newspapers/newsletters for both airlines; newspaper and magazine articles relating to Proctor, the airlines or aviation; photographs of both NAT and TAT, specifically dealing with radio; correspondence; and memorabilia relating to TAT and NAT.

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