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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Division of Exhibits Interpretation
Dates:
1974-1996
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-102
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Richard H. Hider, Supervisory Horticulturist and later Supervisor, Graphics and Production, documenting horticulture activities and plantings throughout the various zoo facilities and exhibits. Materials include memoranda, correspondence, species lists, contractual information, ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1972-1989
Size:
27.5 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 338
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records provide documentation of the development of NASM as it built on the huge success of its 1976 opening. The emphasis of the museum's administration turned to revitalization of research efforts, professionalization of the staff, initiation of new projects and new exhibitions, an expanded program of publications, and plans to bu...

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Creators:
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:
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:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
144 Cubic feet (Ongoing)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.U
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:
Hassett, Pat
Dates:
1966-1990
Size:
2.01 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection deocuments Pat Hassett's long career in both military and civil aviation.

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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:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Sponsored Projects
Dates:
1990-2003
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of award files that document funding for education, research, and exhibitions. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, contract information, grant requests, budget summaries, financial reports, and authorizations. These files show grantee name, grant code, sponsor name, and date. They are listed in grant number ...

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Dates:
1960s-1970s
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1416
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of black and white and color photographs and some negatives documenting computing history Photographs document primarily individuals, equipment, and computers being used.

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