These records provide documentation of the creation and preparation of exhibits for the most important period in the history of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) - the planning, fabrication, and installation of two dozen major galleries for the new museum building, which opened in 1976. Also included is material on …
The Federal Express Advertising History Collection
Created in 1971, the Federal Express Corporation, an overnight air freight delivery system was an innovative company known for its memorable advertising campaigns. The core of the Federal Express Advertising History Collection is a series of interviews conducted in 1988 by Dr. Scott Ellsworth. Twenty-five individuals associated with Federal Express advertising were interviewed about the company and its award-winning advertising.
These records consist of administrative files of the Department of Astronautics and the Department of Space Science and Exploration. They contain exhibit records, including scripts, status reports, and planning documents, as well as records concerning interns, publications, lectures, collections management, position descriptions, and professional meetings.
Captured German Documents (World War II): Fort Eustis Library (FE) Microfilm
This collection consists of microfilm copies of documents relating to research and development work conducted by the Ordnance Office of the German Army at the research station at Peenemünde, as well as document listings and indexes of those documents prepared by United States Army's Ordnance Research and Development Translation Center at Fort Eustis, VA.
Science Service Astronomy and Astronautics Files
Science Service was founded in 1921 by newspaper publisher Edward Willis Scripps (1854-1926) and the zoologist William Emerson Ritter (1856-1944) as a news service for the purpose of disseminating information on scientific progress to the public, and to "present facts in readable and interesting form." The Science Service Astronomy and Astronautics files in the National Air and Space Archives consists of papers, news releases, articles, newspaper and magazine clippings, and technical papers pertaining mainly to astronomy and astronautics and dating from the late 1920s through the early 1970s.
This accession consists of a central set of scripts for new exhibitions, revisions to existing exhibitions, and proposed exhibitions at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Some records document NASM exhibits at the Arts and Industries building before the museum had its own building as well as exhibits at …
Melvin B. Zisfein Papers
This accession consists of an addition to the papers of Melvin B. Zisfein. It includes grades, diplomas, photographs, articles, speeches, reports, and correspondence.
Glenn H. Curtiss Collection
This collection consists of documents and memorabilia relating to Curtiss during the years of his active aviation pursuits. The bulk of the material relates to patent suits, including Wright v. Curtiss, Herring v. Curtiss, and Curtiss v. Janin.
These records consist of administrative files from the Department of Astronautics and the Department of Space Science and Exploration. Materials include correspondence, budget materials, exhibit scripts, annual reports, files of former curator Richard Hallion, correspondence of Durant concerning the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and administrative files of David …
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Miscellaneous
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.