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Captain Max E. Malan USN Pilot Logs

Creator:
Malan, Max E.  Search this
Extent:
0.13 Cubic feet (one shoebox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1945-1963
Summary:
This collection consists of Captain Max E. Malan's Navy pilot logs, 1945-1963.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Captain Max E. Malan's Navy pilot logs, that span his career from 1945 to 1963.
Arrangement:
Three logbooks, arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Max E. Malan, USN (1922-2018) joined the United States Navy in 1944. Malan was a career Naval Officer and served his country for 31 years as a naval aviator.
Provenance:
Tammy Malan, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0014
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial operations  Search this
logs  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Citation:
Captain Max E. Malan USN Pilot Logs, NASM.2019.0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0014
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0014

Sally K. Ride Papers

Creator:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012  Search this
Extent:
24 Cubic feet (63 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1970-2012
Summary:
The Sally K. Ride Papers consists of over 23 cubic feet of papers, photographs, certificates, and film, created or collected by Sally Ride and chronicling her career from the 1970s through the 2010s. The papers document Ride's lifetime of achievements and include material relating to her astronaut training and duties; her contributions to space policy; her work as a physicist; and her work as an educator, including Sally Ride Science and related STEM projects.
Scope and Contents:
The Sally Ride Papers reflect Ride's careers as a student, astronaut, physicist, professor, author, and CEO of Sally Ride Science. This collection consists of material gathered by Sally Ride over the course of her life. This material is particularly rich in training materials from her astronaut days, but also provides significant insight into her career in academia and her interest and support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education.

The bulk of this collection consists of materials related to Ride's professional work. This includes correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports and papers, notes, speeches, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, programs, newsletters, newspaper and magazine articles, and miscellaneous materials. Materials of a personal nature were retained by her family and therefore do not figure in this collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized chronologically into the following 12 series:

Series 1: Schooling

Series 2: NASA Career

Subseries 2.1: Training and Flights

Subseries 2.1.1: T-38 Training

Subseries 2.1.2: Space Shuttle Flight Training, General

Subseries 2.1.3: STS-7 Challenger Flight Training

Subseries 2.1.4: STS-41G Space Shuttle Challenger Flight Training

Subseries 2.1.5: Miscellaneous Space Shuttle Flight Training

Subseries 2.2: NASA Commissions and Reports

Subseries 2.2.1: Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (Rogers Commission Report) 1986

Subseries 2.2.2: NASA Leadership and America's Future in Space: A Report to the Administrator [Ride Report] 1987

Subseries 2.2.3: Columbia Accident Investigation Board / NASA's Implementation Plan for Space Shuttle Return to Flight and Beyond Report 2003

Subseries 2.2.4: Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee (Augustine Committee)

Subseries 2.3: White House Commissions and Reports

Subseries 2.3.1: President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

Subseries 2.3.2: Briefing for the Vice President of the United States, 1986

Subseries 2.3.3: Briefing for the Clinton/Gore Transition, 1992

Series 3: Space.com

Series 4: Academia Subseries 4.1: Physics Research Papers by Ride

Subseries 4.2: Ride's Physics Research Proposals and Projects

Subseries 4.3: Physics Research Files

Subseries 4.4: Physics Classes Taught by Ride

Subseries 4.5: Non-Physics Classes Taught by Ride

Subseries 4.6: Physics Conferences and Seminars

Subseries 4.7: Miscellaneous Department of Physics Materials

Subseries 4.8: California Space Institute

Series 5: Sally Ride STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] Education Projects

Subseries 5.1: KidSat/EarthKAM Project Subseries 5.2: Imaginary Lines/Sally Ride Science

Subseries 5.3: STEM Books

Series 6: Space and STEM Education Advocacy

Subseries 6.1: Space Advocacy

Subseries 6.1.1: Space Advocacy Articles

Subseries 6.1.2: Space Advocacy Speeches

Subseries 6.1.3: Space Advocacy Committees.

Subseries 6.2: STEM Advocacy, Committees and Conferences

Series 7: Awards and Publicity

Subseries 7.1: Awards

Subseries 7.2: Correspondence/Invitations

Subseries 7.3: Boards

Subseries 7.4: Publicity Files

Series 8: Research Files

Subseries 8.1: Space:

Subseries 8.1.1: Space Articles, Reports, and NASA Publications

Subseries 8.1.2: Space Files – Commission, Workshops, and Special Reports

Subseries 8.2: Education

Series 9: Miscellaneous

Series 10: First Day Covers/Autographs

Series 11: Oversized material

Series 12: Films, Audio Tapes, and Media
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Sally K. Ride became a national icon of achievement in science and space on June 18, 1983, when she became the first American woman to fly in space. Born in 1951 in suburban Encino, California, she took up tennis as a teenager and within a few years was ranked eighteenth nationally. In 1968, she enrolled at Swarthmore College as a physics major, but she dropped out after three semesters to train full-time at tennis. In 1970, Ride gave up tennis and entered Stanford University, where she took a double major in physics and English literature. She went on to complete a Masters and Ph.D. in physics from Stanford. Her doctoral dissertation dealt with the theoretical behavior of free electrons in a magnetic field.

While completing her Ph.D. in physics, she saw an announcement that National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was looking for young scientists to serve as mission specialists and she immediately applied. She passed NASA's preliminary process and became one of 208 finalists. Ride was flown to Johnson Space Center outside Houston for physical fitness tests, psychiatric evaluation, and personal interviews. Three months later, she was an astronaut and one of six women selected for the class of 1978.

While learning to use a new space shuttle remote manipulative arm for a future mission, Ride acted as backup orbit Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) for STS-2 and prime orbit CAPCOM for STS-3. She was named a mission specialist on the seventh flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983. As a mission specialist in the first five-member Shuttle crew, she operated a variety of orbiter systems and experiment payloads; she participated in the launch of two commercial communications satellites and also operated the remote manipulator system arm to maneuver, release, and retrieve a free-flying satellite. Ride also flew on a second mission, STS-41G in 1984, again on the Challenger. She spent a total of more than 343 hours in space.

Ride's career and legacy extended well beyond her missions in space. Ride had completed eight months of training for her third flight (STS-61-M, a TDRS deployment mission) when the space shuttle Challenger disaster occurred, and she was named to the Rogers Commission (the presidential commission investigating the accident) and headed its subcommittee on operations. Following the investigation, Ride was assigned to NASA headquarters where she led a strategic planning effort for NASA that yielded the 1987 report NASA Leadership and America's Future in Space: A Report to the Administrator (also known as the Ride Report), and she served as the first chief of the new NASA Office of Exploration. In 1993, she was named to the Columbia Accident Board, appointed to investigate the causes and to recommend remedies after that tragic loss.

In 1987, Ride left NASA to become a full-time educator. She first worked at the Stanford University Center for International Security and Arms Control and in 1989 she became a professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Director of the California Space Institute. From the mid-1990s until her death, Ride led two public-outreach programs for NASA — the ISS EarthKAM and GRAIL MoonKAM projects, in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and UCSD. The programs allowed middle school students to request images of the Earth.

Ride continued her endeavors to improve science education and encourage young people to study science through her independent initiatives as an author or co-author of seven books on space aimed at children, and as a co-founder of Sally Ride Science, a company founded in 2001 that creates entertaining science programs and publications for upper elementary and middle school students, with a particular focus on science education for girls.

Ride died on July 23, 2012, at the age of 61, seventeen months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Provenance:
Gift of Tam O'Shaughnessy, received March 2014.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Space shuttles  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator Arm  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Physics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Citation:
Sally K. Ride Papers, Acc. 2014-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2014.0025
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-nasm-2014-0025
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Lee Ya-Ching Papers

Creator:
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Extent:
11.9 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Maps
Scrapbooks
Date:
1938-1970
Summary:
This collection consists of 9.3 cubic feet of material chronicling Lee Ya-Ching's role as a pilot trying to raise funds for China during World War II. The collection contains the following types of material: correspondence, both official and personal; maps; 8 mm films; publications; newspapers; invitation; programs from events; lecture notes; scripts from radio shows; photographs, both official and snapshots; trip schedules and agendas; address books; scrapbooks; and official paperwork and licenses.
Scope and Content note:
This collection of materials listed in the finding aid is arranged into two series, Ms Lee's personal papers and her professional papers. Her personal papers consist mainly of correspondence and memorabilia from the 1930's through the 1960's. The primary focus of the professional papers is the years 1937 to 1945, the time which Ya-Ching was conducting her Good Will tour of the United States. The information in this section is in the form or correspondence, newspaper clippings, event pamphlets and flyers, publications, itineraries, and corporate papers. These items are arranged by material type then chronologically. No attempt was made to translate foreign language material in the collection.

There are various conservation concerns in this collection. Most of the papers were buried for a number of years prior to being donated. There are many photographs which have adhered to each other, many papers are torn with information missing and there is significant mildew damage to both paper and photographs. These items have been removed from the collection until they receive conservation treatment.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lee Ya-Ching was born in Canton, China in 1912. As an only child who lost her mother at a young age, Ya-Ching was raised by her father and grandmother. Under her father's guidance she learned many skills, including martial arts, some previously restricted to male children. Ya-Ching attended English schools in Hong Kong and Shanghai and at the age of 16 was sent to London to attend finishing school.

In 1929 at the age of 17, Ya-Ching went to Geneva, Switzerland. It is there that she took her first ride in an airplane and vowed to learn how to fly. She enrolled in Ecole Aero Club de Suisse and, in 1934, became the first woman to receive a pilot's license from the school. Determined to continue her education, Ya-Ching went to the United States and attended the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California in 1935. In November of that year she became the first woman licensed through the Boeing School. Upon completion of her training at the Boeing school Ya-Ching returned to China and began campaigning for a Chinese pilot's license, eventually obtaining the license in 1936. Seeing a need to train new pilots, Ya-Ching and some fellow pilots opened a civilian flying school in Shanghai in 1936.

When Japan invaded China in 1937, Ya-Ching volunteered to fly for her country, but was refused. Undeterred, she served her country by establishing hospitals. Leaving Shanghai for Hong Kong just before the city fell, she was finally given the opportunity to fly for China by piloting Red Cross planes ferrying supplies from Hong Kong to Canton. Realizing that China needed aid and supplies, Ya-Ching embarked on a Goodwill Tour of the United States and Canada in 1938. When the war prevented her return to China, Ya-Ching continued the tour expanding her appearances into South America.

Not much is known of Ya-Ching's life after the war. She returned to Hong Kong for a number of years. In the 1960's she returned to California, where she died in 1998 at the age of 86.

Time Line of Lee Ya-Ching

xxxx -- The following timeline covers key events in Ya-Ching's life, as well world events. Events involving Ya-Ching are shown in normal type world events are shown in italics.

1909 -- M. Vallon flies first plane in China

1911 -- China ousts the 2000 year old Imperial System for a Republic

April 16, 1912 -- Lee Ya-Ching is born in Canton, China

1916 -- Ya-Ching's mother dies of tuberculosis

1917 -- China enters World War 1 on the side of the Allies

1926 -- Begins career as a movie actress

1928 -- Leaves the film industry and goes to school in England

1929 -- The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) is ousted from China Goes to Switzerland

September 1931 -- Japan seizes control of Manchuria

November 1931 -- CCP resurfaces in China and forms the Chinese Soviet Republic in Jiangxi Province

May 1932 -- Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to solo across the Atlantic

1933 -- Begins flying lessons at Geneva's Cointrin-Ecole d'Aviation

1934 -- Receives her pilot's license from Ecole Aéro Club de Suisse

1935 -- Attends and receives license from the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California

1935 -- Falls out of an aerobatic plane, earning her membership in the Caterpillar Club

1936 -- Receives her pilot's license from the Chinese Government First domestic airline established in China Opens a civilian flying school in Shanghai

1937 -- Flies for the Red Cross ferrying supplies from Hong Kong to Canton Japan invades China Earns Hong Kong commercial pilot's license Helps establish hospitals in Shanghai

1938 -- Begins goodwill tour of United States and Canada

1939 -- Appears in US film Disputed Passage with Dorothy Lamour

1940 -- Flies "Estrella China" to Caribbean, Central and South America Aids Ruth Nichols in raising money for Relief Wings

1941 -- Begins working for United China Relief

December 7, 1941 -- Bombing of Pearl Harbor forces American entry into World War II

1944 -- Begins Goodwill and Fund Raising tour of South America and Caribbean

August 1945 -- Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, followed by Japanese surrender and end of World War II

1946 -- Returns to China and retires

1946 -- Fighting between CCP and KMT (Nationalist party) resumes

October 1949 -- KMT retreats to Taiwan Mao Zedong establishes the People's Republic of China

1950 -- Receives Hong Kong private pilot's license

1963 -- Receives Hong Kong Special Purpose Pilot's license

1971 -- Permanently moves to the United States

1997 -- British rule ends in Hong Kong

January 28, 1998 -- Dies at the age of 86
Provenance:
Pax Cheng and Mary Wolfson, Gift, 2007
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- China  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Maps
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers, Accession 2008-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0009
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Lee Ya-Ching Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0009
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George Henry Mills Collection

Creator:
Mills, George H., 1895-1975  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy. Naval Airship Program  Search this
Mills, George H., 1895-1975  Search this
Extent:
13.39 Cubic feet (24 legal document boxes; 7 flatboxes)
14.95 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Maps
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1920s-1950s
bulk 1930-1949
Summary:
The George Henry Mills Collection was donated to the National Air and Space Museum in 1994 by Mills' daughter, Mrs. Georgia Mills Head.
Scope and Contents:
The George Henry Mills Collection consists of 14.59 cubic feet (14.47 linear feet) of material collected from his naval career, 1918-1948. A large part of the collection is made up of records of Mills' service during World War II as the commander of the Atlantic Fleet's airship formations. The collection also includes records of his service as an official Navy observer aboard the German rigid airships Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg. Of particular interest are records of the period before and immediately after the entry of the United States into World War II: the pre-war build-up of the Navy's LTA program, the "Neutrality Patrols" as the Navy fought an undeclared war against Germany, and of the harrowing early days of the Battle of the North Atlantic as German U-boats roamed the eastern coast of the United States. Mills maintained an extensive correspondence with many of the leading figures of LTA: Charles E. Rosendahl, Garland Fulton, and Scott E. Peck --their letters provide a unique picture of the Navy LTA program during its most active and successful period.

The collection also includes numerous technical reports on aspects of LTA flight, training material, photographs, clippings and articles on LTA.
Arrangement note:
The George H. Mills Collection is arranged in the following series:

Series I: Naval career of George H. Mills

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: General LTA Papers

Series IV: General Naval Papers

Series V: Publications, Articles, Clippings

Series VI: Lectures, Speeches, Papers

Series VII: Miscellaneous Papers

Series VIII: Photographs

Series IX: Scrapbooks; Oversized Material
Biographical/Historical note:
George Henry Mills (1895-1975), Naval officer and airship aviator, was a member of the U.S. Navy's inner circle of advocates of lighter than air (LTA) flight. Mills was born on August 5, 1895 in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, the son of John Craton Mills and Nora Poole Mills. He attended Bingham Military School in Asheville, North Carolina, and entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1914. Mills graduated from the Academy in June, 1918 and served in various fleet and shore assignments (a chronology of Mills' naval service will be found in the notes to Series I on page 2). He married Leonore Wickersham of Corning, NY in 1923; their daughter, Georgia Lee Mills, was born in 1928.

Mills was assigned to LTA training at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1931. He completed his training in 1932 and served in the Navy's LTA fleet through the 1930's. Mills flew as an observer on board the Graf Zeppelin in 1934 and on the Hindenburg in 1936. In 1935, Mills survived the crash of the USS Macon off the California coast. Mills returned to Lakehurst, serving there in various assignments; he was made commanding officer of NAS Lakehurst in January, 1940.

At Lakehurst, Mills organized blimp patrols as part of the Navy's Neutrality Patrol and helped coordinate the Navy's rapid buildup of the LTA program. When Airship Patrol Group One was formed in January 1942, Mills was named commanding officer; in December 1942 he commanded Airship Wing Thirty. In July 1943, Mills was assigned as the commander of Fleet Airships, Atlantic - the chief of the Navy's LTA forces in the Atlantic Theater. George Mills was promoted to the rank of Commodore in November 1943.

In 1945, Mills returned to sea as the captain of the troopship USS Hermitage. Before retirement from the Navy in 1949, Mills served as the chief of the Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command (CNATE) at NAS Lakehurst.

After leaving the Navy, Mills settled in North Carolina and worked for the Equitable Life Insurance Company, and later for the National Securities and Research Corporation. Mills served one term in the North Carolina State Legislature from 1950 to 1952. George H. Mills died on October 24, 1975, the same day as his longtime LTA colleague and friend, Garland Fulton, whose papers are also part of the collections of the National Air and Space Archives. They were buried on the same day in Arlington National Cemetery.
Chronology:
Chronology of George H. Mills' Naval Service

1914 -- June 14 - Entered U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

1918 -- June 6 - Graduated from the Academy, Class of 1919; commissioned Ensign, USN September 21 - Service aboard USS New Mexico. Promoted to Lieutenant (JG)(Temporary)

1920 -- June 1 - Promotion to Lieutenant (JG)

1922 -- First LTA flight as gunnery spotter on captive balloon on USS New Mexico June 3 - Promotion to Lieutenant

1923 -- September 25 - Assigned as personal aide to RADM George W. Williams, Commandant, Sixth Naval District, Charleston, SC June 20 - Assigned as divisions communication officer on staff of VADM Henry A. Wiley, Battleship Division, Battle Fleet

1929 -- June 5 -Assistant gunnery officer and senior watch officer, USS Pensacola

1924 -- August 5 - Served as aide and flag secretary to RADM Williams as Commander Destroyer Squadrons, Scouting Fleet. Served on USS Concord, USS Dobbin, USS Whitney

1925 -- September - Continued as aide when RADM Williams was relieved by RADM Noble E. Irwin

1931 -- June 1 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst for LTA instruction. Training flights on free and captive balloons and on airships Los Angeles (ZR-3), Akron (ZRS-4), J-3, J-4, K-1 and ZMC-2

1932 -- June 16 - Finished LTA training; designated naval aviator, lighter-than-air, # 3925

1927 -- June 30 - Officer-in-charge, naval recruiting for North and South Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina

1933 -- September 1 - Promotion to Lieutenant Commander

1934 -- May 14 - Ordered on temporary duty as naval observer on the Graf Zeppelin. Made three round trips aboard the Graf Zeppelin between Friedrichshafen and cities in South America August 9 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst as Operations Officer October 14 - Ordered to NAS Sunnyvale (later NAS Moffett Field) as tactical officer, pilot and navigational watch on USS Macon (ZRS-4)

1935 -- February 12 - USS Macon crashes off Point Sur, California. Mills is rescued after three hours in the water April 15 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst as operations and mooring officer

1936 -- November 4 - Ordered to Newport News for fitting out USS Yorktown August - Naval observer aboard Hindenburg on round trip flights between Lakehurst and Frankfort, Germany

1937 -- September 30 – Assigned as gunnery officer, USS Yorktown September 12 – October 2 - Training in chemical warfare at Gas Warfare School, Edgewood Arsenal, MD

1939 -- July 1 - Promotion to Commander June – Assigned as executive officer, NAS Lakehurst

1940 -- January 15 - Appointed commanding officer, NAS Lakehurst

1941 -- July - Temporary duty, Airship Board, Washington

1942 -- December 1 - Appointed Commander, Fleet Airship Wing Thirty June 17 - Promotion to Captain January 2 - Appointed Commander, Airship Patrol Group One

1943 -- November 5 - Promotion to Commodore July 1 - Appointed Commander, Fleet Airships, Atlantic

1945 -- July 23 - Awarded Legion of Merit July 10 - Appointed captain, USS Hermitage (AP-54). Reverts to rank of captain

1946 -- August 5 - Appointed commander, NAS Moffett Field

1947 -- September 26 - Appointed chief, Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command (CNATE)

1949 -- June 30 - Retirement from U.S. Navy

Abbreviations

ADM -- Admiral

ASW -- Anti-submarine warfare

ATC -- Air Transport Command

BuAer -- Bureau of Aeronautics (US Navy)

CDR -- Commander

CNATE -- Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command

Cong -- Congress

GHM -- George Henry Mills

LTA -- Lighter than air flight

MAD -- Magnetic anomaly detector (often found as magnetic airborne detector)

NACA -- National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

NAS -- Naval Air Station

NATS -- Naval Air Transport Service

ND -- No date

RADM -- Rear admiral

RN -- Royal Navy

Sess -- Session

VADM -- Vice Admiral

WPA -- Works Project Authority

ZNP -- Patrol airship

ZP -- Airship squadron
Provenance:
Georgia M. Head, Gift, 1994, 1994-0022, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Airships  Search this
Antisubmarine aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Maps
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
George Henry Mills Collection, Acc. 1994-0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0022
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George Henry Mills Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0022
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Poor Line of Position Computer Circular Slide Rule Retailed by Negus

Maker:
Negus, T. S. & J. D.  Search this
Physical Description:
hardwood (case material)
brass (overall material)
celluloid (part material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 42.5 cm x 42.5 cm x 5.7 cm x 42.5 cm; 16 23/32 in x 16 23/32 in x 2 1/4 in x 16 23/32 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1914-1918
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Navigation  Search this
Navigation, Aeronautical  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ferdinand Oberthol, Pupin Physics Laboratory
ID Number:
MA.320413
Catalog number:
320413
Accession number:
242377
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1382002
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Indicatore di Rotta Crocco, Crocco Drift Indicator or Drift Sight for Aerial Navigation

Maker:
Crocco, Gaetano Arturo  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 23.3 cm x 55 cm x 37.7 cm; 9 3/16 in x 21 21/32 in x 14 27/32 in
Object Name:
route indicator
drift indicator
drift sight
Place made:
Italy
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Drafting, Engineering  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
ID Number:
MA.271855.05
Accession number:
271855
Catalog number:
271855.05
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Single Drawing Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1215088
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Gerber Variable Scale, Model TP007100B

Maker:
Gerber Scientific Instrument Company  Search this
Physical Description:
aluminum (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
leather (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
velcro (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 cm x 33.1 cm x 7.4 cm; 1 3/16 in x 13 1/32 in x 2 29/32 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
scale in case
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Date made:
ca 1980
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
ID Number:
1994.0113.01
Accession number:
1994.0113
Catalog number:
1994.0113.01
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Scale Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1214955
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Liner and Hose for David the Bubble Boy's Space Suit

Maker:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical Description:
PCV (overall tubing)
rubber (overall suit)
Teflon (overall suit)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 25 in x 60 in; 27.94 cm x 63.5 cm x 152.4 cm
Object Name:
Space Suit
space suit, liner and hose
Date made:
about 1978
Subject:
Medicine  Search this
Credit Line:
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
ID Number:
1986.0450.02.01
Accession number:
1986.0450
Catalog number:
1986.0450.02.01
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1202489
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Exterior Jumpsuit of David the Bubble Boy's Space Suit

Maker:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical Description:
PCV (overall tubing)
rubber (overall suit)
Teflon (overall suit)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 25 in x 60 in; 27.94 cm x 63.5 cm x 152.4 cm
Object Name:
Space Suit
space suit, exterior jumpsuit
Date made:
about 1978
Subject:
Medicine  Search this
Credit Line:
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
ID Number:
1986.0450.02.02
Catalog number:
1986.0450.02.02
Accession number:
1986.0450
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1922644
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Felsenthal FAE-19A Artillery Protractor

Maker:
Felsenthal Instrument Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .2 cm x 54.5 cm x 56 cm; 3/32 in x 21 15/32 in x 22 1/16 in
Object Name:
protractor
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date attributed by donor:
1950
Date made:
1970s
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Protractor  Search this
Artillery  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ben Wharton Rau and Margery Felsenthal Rau
ID Number:
1977.1141.01
Accession number:
1977.1141
Catalog number:
336385
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Protractors
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_904350
Additional Online Media:

Felsenthal FAO-44 Artillery Protractor

Maker:
Felsenthal  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .2 cm x 15.2 cm x 8.3 cm; 3/32 in x 5 31/32 in x 3 9/32 in
Object Name:
protractor
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
ca 1958
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Protractor  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ben Wharton Rau and Margery Felsenthal Rau
ID Number:
1977.1141.10
Accession number:
1977.1141
Catalog number:
336394
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Protractors
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_904367
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Bands Bars, Chronograph, Young, Apollo 16

Astronaut:
John W. Young  Search this
Manufacturer:
Omega Watch Co.  Search this
Materials:
Stainless steel
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19771161001
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19771161001

Gasket, Chronograph, Young, Apollo 16

Astronaut:
John W. Young  Search this
Manufacturer:
Omega Watch Co.  Search this
Materials:
Rubber
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19771161002
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19771161002

Chronograph, Young, Apollo 16

Astronaut:
John W. Young  Search this
Manufacturer:
Omega Watch Co.  Search this
Materials:
Case: Stainless steel
Lens: Hesalite (synthetic crystal)
Interior mechanism: Brass, stainless steel, jewels
Dimensions:
3-D: 5.1 x 3.8 x 1.3cm (2 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19771161000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19771161000
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Paton Field : the story of Kent State University's airport and flight education

Title:
Story of Kent State University's airport and flight education
Kent State University's airport and flight education
Author:
Schloman, William D http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2019033320 http://viaf.org/viaf/12156130849358310813/  Search this
Schloman, Barbara F http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2001036027 http://viaf.org/viaf/21790882/  Search this
Publisher:
Kent State University Press http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2014069937 http://viaf.org/viaf/305220921/  Search this
Subject:
Kent State University Airport (Stow, Ohio) History  Search this
Kent State University History http://viaf.org/viaf/183920572/ http://viaf.org/viaf/49241328/  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations (some color), maps (some color) 27 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Ohio
Stow
Stow (Ohio)
Date:
2019
Topic:
Aeronautics--History  Search this
Flight training  Search this
Air pilots--Training of  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111648

Correspondence, 2007-2018

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Department  Search this
Subject:
Ceruzzi, Paul E  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division  Search this
Type:
Electronic mail
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Date:
2007
2007-2018
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Research  Search this
Computers--History  Search this
Information technology--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-020
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2034. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 10/15/2019 memorandum, Wright to File; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Correspondence 1965-2018 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space History]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398739

Douglas World Cruiser "Chicago" Restoration at Silver Hill Facility by Walter R. Roderick

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
Roderick, Walter R  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Silver Hill Facility  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1972
1972-1973
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Douglas airplanes  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [73-2973-07A]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Public Domain
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396088

Productions, 2011

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Uniform title:
21st Century Elephant (Television program)  Search this
9/11: Day That Changed the World (Television program)  Search this
9/11: Stories in Fragments (Television program)  Search this
Aerial America (Television series)  Search this
Air Disasters (Television series)  Search this
Amazon River Crocs (Television program)  Search this
Amphibian Rescue (Television program)  Search this
Big Cats of the Savannah (Television program)  Search this
Bionic Vet (Television series)  Search this
Born Fighting (Television program)  Search this
Cheetah: Price of Speed (Television program)  Search this
Decoding Immortality (Television program)  Search this
Dive Detectives (Television series)  Search this
Diving with Crocodiles (Television program)  Search this
Doomsday in Tunguska (Television program)  Search this
Fighting Irish of the Civil War (Television program)  Search this
Garden Secrets (Television secrets)  Search this
Goshawk: Soul of the Wind (Television program)  Search this
Helicopter Missions (Television series)  Search this
Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes (Television program)  Search this
Hunt for the Double Eagle (Television program)  Search this
Islam and the West (Television series)  Search this
Kingfisher (Television program)  Search this
Kuru: The Science and the Sorcery (Television program)  Search this
Lions in Battle (Television program)  Search this
Maharajas Motor Car (Television program)  Search this
Merlin: The Legend (Television program)  Search this
Mighty Ships (Television series)  Search this
Mission to Murder Hitler (Television program)  Search this
Mystery of the Hope Diamond (Television program)  Search this
Mystery of the Nazca Lines (Television program)  Search this
Nature's Dive Bombers (Television program)  Search this
Nature's Matchmaker (Television program)  Search this
North Pole Conspiracy (Television program)  Search this
Oasis Earth (Television program)  Search this
Phil Collins: Going Back to Detroit (Television program)  Search this
Pioneers Turned Millionaires (Television series)  Search this
Polar Bear: Living on Thin Ice (Television program)  Search this
Real Story (Television series)  Search this
Secrets of the Taj Mahal (Television program)  Search this
Smithsonian Spotlight (Television series)  Search this
Stealing Shakespeare (Television program)  Search this
The Re-Inventors (Television series)  Search this
The Wyeths: A Man and his Family (Television program)  Search this
Trashopolis (Television series)  Search this
Warriors of the Kalahari (Television program)  Search this
Wildlife: Kings of the Prairie (Television program)  Search this
World War II: Final Days (Television program)  Search this
Zoo Vets: Fangs, Flippers and Tusks (Television program)  Search this
Subject:
Showtime Networks  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithsonian Networks (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
0.41 cu. ft. (0.41 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Digital versatile discs
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-610
Restrictions & Rights:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361830

Productions, 2010-2012

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Uniform title:
Aerial America (Television series)  Search this
Air Disasters (Television series)  Search this
Apocalypse: The Second World War (Television series)  Search this
Asia's Deadliest Snakes (Television program)  Search this
Black Wings (Television program)  Search this
Chilean Mine Rescue (Television program)  Search this
Creatures of the Lagoon (Television program)  Search this
Death Beach (Television program)  Search this
Design with the Other 90% (Television series)  Search this
Dino Stampede (Television program)  Search this
Forensic Firsts (Television series)  Search this
Freud's Naked Truths (Television program)  Search this
Grammar of Happiness (Television program)  Search this
Haunt of the Harpy (Television program)  Search this
Hunt for Bin Laden (Television program)  Search this
Jefferson's Secret Bible (Television program)  Search this
The King's Speech Revealed (Television program)  Search this
Mighty Ships (Television series)  Search this
MLK Assassination Tapes (Television program)  Search this
Mussolini in Color: Scourge in Fascism (Television program)  Search this
Mussolini in Color: Sword in Fascism (Television program)  Search this
Mystery Files (Television series)  Search this
Ninja Shadow Warriors (Television program)  Search this
Origins of Oz (Television program)  Search this
Pioneers Turned Millionaires (Television series)  Search this
The Real Story (Television series)  Search this
Russian Revolution in Color: Fear and Paranoia (Television program)  Search this
Russian Revolution in Color: Freedom and Hope (Television program)  Search this
Secret Life of the Rain Forest (Television program)  Search this
Skateboard Nation (Television program)  Search this
Skin Deep (Television program)  Search this
Space Shuttle: Final Countdown (Television program)  Search this
Titanic's Final Mystery (Television program)  Search this
Titanoboa: Monster Snake (Television program)  Search this
Wildlife: Dancers on Fire (Television program)  Search this
Subject:
Showtime Networks  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithsonian Networks (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
0.36 cu. ft. (1 5x8 box)
Type:
Digital versatile discs
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Place:
United States
Date:
2010
2010-2012
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science--History  Search this
History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-157
Restrictions & Rights:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362715

Website Records, 2013

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Date:
2013
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomical observatories  Search this
Astrophysics Data System  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-178
See more items in:
Website Records 2007-2018 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362719

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