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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of Advancement
Dates:
circa 1999-2018
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-059
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting marketing and fundraising efforts on behalf of the National Air and Space Museum. Particularly well-documented within this accession are capital campaigns for the construction and expansion of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Materials include correspondence, reports, proposals, campaign ma...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics
Dates:
circa 1965, 1970-1989
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the activities of the Assistant Director, Chairman, and Acting Chairman, Department of Aeronautics, National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Records were created by Donald S. Lopez, Assistant Director, 1971-1980, and Chairman, 1980-1983; E. T. Wooldridge, Chairman, 1983-1986; Von Hardesty, Acting Chairman, 1986, ...

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Creators:
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963
Dates:
1906-1965
bulk 1912-1930
Size:
1.04 Linear feet
1.09 Cubic feet (1 records center box; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Major General Frank Purdy Lahm (1877-1963) was the first balloon pilot, the first airship pilot, and the first airplane pilot in the US Army. Like his father, Frank Samuel Lahm, his early interest was in ballooning, and in 1906 he won the James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. In 1909 Lahm and Lt. Frederick E. Humphreys were trained by Orville and Wilbur Wright to fly the first plane the US Army purchased from the Wrights. In 1912 he was made commanding officer of the US Army Flying School in the Philippines, and during World War I he was commander of the Second Army Air Service. Following the war Lahm founded the Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, a source of great pride to him, but was reassigned in 1931 as air attaché and later military attaché to France and Belgium. When Lahm retired from the military in 1941 he had distinguished himself as recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and the French Legion of Honor. This collection consists of photographs and news clippings detailing Lahm's military career and his personal life.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Moonwatch Division
Dates:
1956-1975
Size:
24 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 255
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division
Dates:
1971-2010
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-544
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting projects and administrative matters of the Exhibits Design Division and its predecessor units the Exhibits and Public Services Department, c. 1965-1974; the Exhibits Division, 1974-1980; the Exhibits and Presentation Division, 1980-1985; the Division of Exhibits and Public Spaces, 1985-1992; ...

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Creators:
El-Baz, Farouk
Dates:
1927-2012
Size:
88.891 cu. ft. (80 record storage boxes) (14 tall document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-262
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Farouk El-Baz (1938- ) was born in Zagazig, Egypt. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and Geology in 1958 from Ain Shams University, Cairo. In 1960 he came to the United States, where he earned an M.S. in geology at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1961 and a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Missouri in 1964. After teaching ...

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Dates:
1971-1978 and undated
Size:
10.12 cu. ft. (18 document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 306
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the official files of Michael Collins as director of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), 1971-1978. To a large extent, the files concern the planning and funding of the new NASM building, its construction, the preparation of exhibits, and the opening of the Museum on July 1, 1976. On day-to-day administrative ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
1996-2009
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-138
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting fund raising; donations and loans of objects; relations with donors and other supporters of the museum and the construction of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center; partnerships with other institutions and corporations; and general outreach. Records were created by Directors Donald Davenport Engen, ...

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Creators:
Revista Aérea Latinoamericana
Dates:
1937-2003
Size:
61.8 Cubic feet
158 Boxes
Collection ID:
NASM.2003.0028
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The subject reference files of Revista Aérea Latinoamericana regarding aviation in Latin America during 1937-2003.

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Dates:
Circa 1944-1954
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0082
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 63 black-and-white photographs and eight 35 mm color slides (transparencies) documenting the training of an unidentified United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) pilot in the late World War II period, followed by his service with the United States Air Force (USAF) Alaskan Air Command in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Aircraft featured include the North American P-51H Mustang and the Lockheed F-94 Starfire.

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