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  • Washington Irving Chambers papers, 1871-1943

    Naval officer. Correspondence, subject files, logbooks, memoranda, blueprints, photographs, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Chambers's service in the navy and with the Greely Relief Expedition to the Arctic and the Nicaragua Canal survey expedition of 1884-1885.

    • Contributor: Chambers, Washington Irving
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1871
  • L'Aerophile collection, 1876-1949

    Correspondence, blueprints and manufactures information for early French and foreign aircraft and dirigibles, reports of accidents involving flyers and balloonists, World War I aerial photographs and intelligence reports, a series of French cartoons, drawings, graphs, charts, diagrams of equipment, maps, newspapers, printed material, and photographs. The materials in the collection were evidently assembled by staff of the magazine L'Aerophile which was published by Georges ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1876
  • Benjamin Delahauf Foulois papers, 1898-1966

    Military officer and pioneer aviator. Correspondence, diaries, reports, official documents and personnel records, newspaper clippings, and other material relating to Foulois's military career and the development of air power in the United States military.

    • Contributor: Foulois, Benjamin Delahauf
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1898
  • Harry W. Frantz papers, 1919-1965

    Journalist. Scrapbooks and printed matter related to aviation, a field Franz covered for United Press International.

    • Contributor: Frantz, Harry W. (Harry Warner) - Frantz, Harry W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1919
  • Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright papers, 1809-1979

    Aviation pioneers and inventors. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, business accounts, legal papers, minutes, reports, printed matter, photographs, blueprints, and scrapbooks relating primarily to the invention of the airplane and the development of aviation.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1809
  • Institute of Aerospace Sciences archives, 1783-1962

    Historical records of the Institute of Aerospace Sciences. Biographical and corporate files including correspondence, memoranda, writings, reports, biographical data and sketches, genealogical records, financial reports, broadsides, charts, press releases, newspaper clippings, blueprints, cartoons, maps, aeromedical and aeronautical reproductions, airplane specifications, prints, engravings, illustrations, sketches, photographs, memorabilia, printed matter, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material relating to aviation and aeronautics collected and maintained by the institute prior ...

    • Contributor: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1783
  • Wayne W. Parrish papers, 1912-1976

    Aviation journalist and publisher. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches and writings, commemorative programs, airline insignia, logos, schedules, tickets, and other aeronautical memorabilia, photographs, and printed matter documenting primarily Parrish's roles as founder and president of American Aviation Publications.

    • Contributor: Parrish, Wayne W. (Wayne William) - Parrish, Wayne W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1912
  • Eddie Rickenbacker papers, 1915-1973

    Army officer and aviator. Correspondence, speeches, writings, notes, newspaper clippings, printed material, and other papers concerning Rickenbacker's career as an aviator and army officer, chairman of the board of Eastern Air Lines, and advocate of conservative causes.

    • Contributor: Rickenbacker, Eddie
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1915
  • Charles A. Lindbergh Spirit of St. Louis collection, 1927-1969

    Aviator and air force officer. Chiefly Burmese, Dutch, English and Swedish editions of The Spirit of St. Louis by Lindbergh. Also condensations of the work in foreign editions of the Reader's Digest as well as biographical material.

    • Contributor: Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus) - Lindbergh, Charles A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1927
  • Piccard family papers, circa 1470-1983

    Family members represented include Jean Felix Piccard (1884-1963), his wife, Jeannette Ridlon Piccard (1895-1981), and their son, Don Piccard (1926- ). Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, logbooks, drafts of writings and speeches, reports, notes, financial papers, biographical and genealogical material, scrapbooks, blueprints, patent specifications and other papers documenting the careers of Piccard family members in the fields of aeronautics, ballooning, bathyscaphe exploration, chemistry, education, the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1470
  • Elmo N. Pickerill papers, 1910-1975

    Aviator. Correspondence, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to Pickerill's career as an aviator and to early aviation in the United States, particularly Long Island, N.Y.

    • Contributor: Pickerill, Elmo N. (Elmo Neale) - Pickerill, Elmo N.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1910
  • Nicholas E. Golovin papers, 1943-1970

    Physicist, government official, and presidential advisor for aviation and space science. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches and writings, reports, notes, working diaries, agenda and meeting summaries, academic, employment, and military records, clippings, photographs, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Golovin's administrative positions at the National Bureau of Standards, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the United States Office of Science and Technology.

    • Contributor: Golovin, Nicholas E. (Nicholas Erasmus) - Golovin, Nicholas E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1943
  • John Toland papers, 1944-1965

    Author and historian. Correspondence, notes, interviews, military reports, reminiscences, maps, photographs, and wide ranging production material, including drafts, galleys, and proofs, of Toland's books on World War II and gangsterism in the 1930s.

    • Contributor: Toland, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1944
  • Thomas H. Robbins papers, 1918-1971

    United States naval officer. Correspondence, duty orders, logbooks, biographical material, speeches, and other papers relating to Robbins's naval career and emphasizing his specialty in naval aviation.

    • Contributor: Robbins, Thomas H. (Thomas Hinckley) - Robbins, Thomas H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1918
  • Clinton Presba Anderson papers, 1938-1973

    U.S. senator and representative from New Mexico and secretary of agriculture. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, hearing transcripts, reports, and other papers pertaining to Anderson's service in Congress.

    • Contributor: Anderson, Clinton Presba
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1938
  • Aero Club of America scrapbooks, 1891-1912

    Aeronautical organization. Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings relating to the advent of manned flight.

    • Contributor: Aero Club of America
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1891
  • Alexander Graham Bell family papers, 1834-1974

    Inventor and educator. Correspondence, diaries, journals, laboratory notebooks, patent records, speeches, writings, subject files, genealogical records, printed material, and other papers pertaining primarily to Bell's invention of the telephone in 1876, his contributions to the education of the deaf, and his interests in a wide range of scientific and technological fields, including aviation, eugenics, and marine engineering. The collection includes the papers of other ...

    • Contributor: Bell, Alexander Graham
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1834
  • Ira Eaker papers, 1917-1989

    United States Army air corps officer, aviation pioneer, aircraft industry executive, and newspaper columnist. Part I consists of correspondence, memoranda, diaries, reports, meetings minutes, printed material, and other papers documenting Eaker's military career in the aeronautical section of the United States Army, particularly his experiences in World War II. Part II consists of correspondence, memoranda, diaries speeches, writings, and scheduling and subject files pertaining ...

    • Contributor: Eaker, Ira
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1917
  • Oskar Ursinus papers, 1908-1943

    Aviator, engineer, and journalist. Correspondence, notes, articles by Ursinus and others, charts, maps, sketches, blueprints, photographs, printed matter, and clippings relating to the development of German aeronautics during the first half of the twentieth century.

    • Contributor: Ursinus, Oskar
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1906
  • Tissandier collection on the history of aeronautics, 1539-1929

    Collection of items gathered by Gaston Tissandier, an aeronaut and scientist, with additions by his brother, Albert Tissandier, an artist and aeronaut, and his son, Paul Tissandier, also an aeronaut. Includes the collection of J. F. Dupuis-Delcourt, an airship builder, brought together prior to 1860 and later purchased by Gaston Tissandier. Mostly in French, the collection pertains primarily to balloon flights of the eighteenth ...

    • Contributor: Tissandier, Gaston
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1539
  • Gutzon Borglum papers, 1895-1960

    Artist, author, and sculptor. Correspondence, diaries, family papers, subject files, speeches and writings, and other papers relating primarily to Borglum's artistic works, especially the Mount Rushmore National Memorial and plans for a Confederate memorial at Stone Mountain, Georgia. Also includes records of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission and of its officials.

    • Contributor: Borglum, Gutzon
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1895
  • Holden Chester Richardson papers, 1844-1946

    Naval officer. General and family correspondence, speeches, articles, book material, subject files, and miscellany relating primarily to Richardson's activities in aeronautics.

    • Contributor: Richardson, Holden Chester
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1844
  • Wernher Von Braun papers, 1796-1970

    German aerospace engineer. Correspondence, fan mail, speeches and writings, public relations material, subject files, scrapbooks, and printed material. The papers relate to Wernher Von Braun's career in rocketry and aerospace engineering from his early work on the V-2 rocket in Germany to his work for the United States Department of Defense, the Redstone Arsenal, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration George C. Marshall ...

    • Contributor: Von Braun, Wernher
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1796
  • C.S. Draper papers, 1773-1978

    Engineer, inventor, and educator. Correspondence, speeches and writings, and consultant and organizational files documenting Draper's career as a professor of aeronautical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and technical consultant to the Curtiss-Wright Corporation and other airplane manufacturers and to the Sperry Gyroscope Company, Waltham Watch Company, and other instrument makers.

    • Contributor: Draper, C. S. (Charles Stark)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1773
  • Octave Chanute papers, 1807-1955

    Civil engineer and aviation pioneer. The bulk of the collection relates to Chanute's experiments with gliders and his scientific and financial support of aeronautical pioneers. Other papers concern his career as a builder of railroads and his service as chief engineer of the Erie Railroad and railroads in Illinois and Kansas.

    • Contributor: Chanute, Octave
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1807