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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1980-1993
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-041
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document National Air and Space Museum (NASM) related events. Materials include newspaper clippings, press kits, news releases, and publicity photographs pertaining to exhibitions, special programs, and important projects; these include Viking Lander exhibition, Enola Gay restoration, and "Challenger ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Astronautics
Dates:
1965-1984, with materials dating from circa 1953
Size:
32 cu. ft. (64 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 398
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection deals chiefly with Durant's tenure as Assistant Director for Astronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Perhaps the single topic of greatest interest is the effort to obtain a building for NASM, which was accomplished on July 1, 1976, when the new museum opened. A parallel theme concerns the drive to plan and com...

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Creators:
Giacconi, Riccardo
Dates:
circa 1958-1992, 2008
Size:
28 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-142
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the professional papers of Riccardo Giacconi (1931-2018), an astrophysicist specializing in x-ray astronomy and who was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of cosmic x-ray sources. Giacconi's papers document his research, participation in the larger astrophysics community, and influence on ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-243
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Linda King, Project Manager, documenting the design of exhibitions for the National Air and Space Museum. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; scripts; sketches, floor plans, and architectural drawings; concepts and proposals; object and installation photographs; and ...

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Creators:
Bendix Corporation.
Bendix Aviation Corp
Dates:
1931-1985
bulk 1931-1939
bulk 1946-1962
Size:
7.28 Cubic feet (5 records center boxes, 1 16 x 20 x 3 inch flatbox, 1 12 x 16 x 3 inch flatbox)
7.66 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1988.0115
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Bendix Corporation (1924-1983), manufacturers of devices for the automotive and aviation industries, sponsored the Bendix Trophy Race—a transcontinental speed competition for aircraft—annually from 1931-1939, then sporadically from 1946-1962. This collection includes race-related materials from the Bendix Advertising and Publicity department, along with materials from other aviation events for which Bendix was a sponsor. Approximately a third of the collection relates to the corporation's activities from circa 1960 to 1983, including military and commercial avionics and communications systems, and support for the Unites States space program, particularly the construction of Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 39.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Executive Officer
Dates:
circa 1974-1978
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 345
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are the administrative subject files of John Whitelaw as Executive Officer, circa 1974-1978. Much of the material consists of copies of memos, budgets, and reports, mostly routine.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of Special Events
Dates:
circa 1971-1989
Size:
23.5 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 339
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of Special Events files. Also included is a small amount of administrative material and records of the annual Frisbee Festival, 1977-1983. Other Frisbee Festival materials can be found throughout the collection.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1982-1996
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-156
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document National Air and Space Museum (NASM) related events. The records consist of correspondence pertaining to the appointment of NASM Directors Walter J. Boyne and Martin O. Harwit; information on open house activities at the Garber Facility; newspaper clippings; news releases; publicity photographs ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1975-1976, 1981-1992, 1998-2006
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-251
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director, documenting the administration of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Lopez held various positions at the National Air and Space Museum beginning in 1972 and became Deputy Director in 1983. Lopez retired in 1990, but came back to the position ...

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Creators:
Boeing Company
Dates:
1952-1985
Size:
6.75 Cubic feet (15 legal document boxes; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of documentation for Boeing's postwar commercial aircraft programs.

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