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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:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Dates:
1960-2008
Size:
10.30 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-267
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the relocation and restoration of three Saturn V rockets the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) acquired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the early 1970s, when the Apollo Space Program concluded. One rocket, consisting entirely of stages and spacecraft intended to be lau...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1912-1971
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 162
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Important correspondents include Paul E. Garber, Esther Goddard, Philip S. Hopkins, and S. Paul Johnson. Institutions collaborating with NASM include the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force, NASA, and the Civil Aeronautics Administration.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics
Dates:
1990-1993
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-118
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Michael J. Neufeld, Curator, documenting the planning and development of the exhibition series Air Power in World War II. Materials include scripts, correspondence, memoranda, installation images, and related materials.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1975-1979, 1987-1996
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-148
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director, pertaining to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Lopez held various positions at NASM beginning in 1972 and became Deputy Director in 1983. Lopez retired in 1990, but came back to the position of Deputy Director in 1996, a position which he ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Udvar-Hazy Transition
Dates:
1999-2003
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Richard C. Gentz, Udvar-Hazy Transition Manager, documenting the construction of and preparation for the opening of the National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center. Materials include budgets, briefings, correspondence, minutes, and agendas. Some materials are in electronic ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Aeronautics Department
Dates:
1986-1987, 1990-1993
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-029
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of National Air and Space Museum (NASM) records created and maintained by Peter L. Jakab, Curator, 1985-2002. Topics covered include planning and communications of lecture programs such as the General Electric Aviation Lecture Series, aviation history, and events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, photographs...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
circa 2004
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-137
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of printouts of the Behind-the-Scenes web feature. It consisted of a series of 13 articles chronicling design and construction work associated with the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The articles were written in 2004, captured between 2004 and 2007, and printed in 2017.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Associate Director for Collections and Research
Dates:
1978, 1983, 1986-1987, 1995-1996, 1999, 2017-2018
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-070
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of National Air and Space Museum (NASM) search committee records documenting the search for the director and associate director positions. Topics covered include announcements, interview questions, meeting agendas, exhibit needs, and organization analysis. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, clippings, ...

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