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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:
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:
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:
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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Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1984-2015
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-218
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) regarding the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of traveling exhibitions "Looping the Loop: Posters of Early Flight", "Magic, Myths, and Minerals: Chinese Jades from the Sackler Gallery", "Small ...

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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:
Kauffman, Virgil
Dates:
1910-1986
bulk 1920-1940
Size:
0.43 Linear feet
0.49 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0146
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of files on Aero Service Corp and Virgil Kauffman.

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Dates:
1945-1946
Size:
7 microfilm reels
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0408
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Collection of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects.

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Creators:
Chillson, Charles W., 1910-
Dates:
1950-1956
Size:
3.12 Linear feet
3.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0008
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection largely documents Chillson's affiliation with the ARS, particularly his presidency in the early 1950s, and includes correspondence with ARS members, aerospace companies, and organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the British Interplanetary Society, the International Astronautical Federation, and the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences. There is also correspondence with Wernher von Braun and Esther C. Goddard. The collection also includes papers presented to or published by the ARS, some diagrams and photographs highlighting rocket plans or capabilities, and some pamphlets and articles on rockets.

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