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SCA (Stabilimento di Costruzione Aeronautiche) N.1 "Norge" Airship Photographs

Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1926
Summary:
This collection consists of nine black and white photographs of the SCA (Stabilimento di Costruzione Aeronautiche) N.1 "Norge" Airship.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of nine black and white photographs of the SCA (Stabilimento di Costruzione Aeronautiche) N.1 "Norge" Airship. The photographs all measure 7 by 5 inches.
Arrangement:
This collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
The SCA (Stabilimento di Costruzione Aeronautiche) N.1 "Norge" Airship took off from Spitsbergen, Norway on May 11, 1926 with a crew that included pilot (and the ship's designer) Umberto Nobile and explorers Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth. The "Norge" crossed over the North Pole on May 12, 1926, completing the first verified transpolar flight in history, before landing a few days later at Teller, Alaska. While crossing the Pole, the crew dropped Norwegian, American, and Italian flags.
Provenance:
Carmella Pipolo, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0047
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
Airships  Search this
Citation:
SCA (Stabilimento di Costruzione Aeronautiche) N.1 "Norge" Airship Photographs, NASM.2018.0047, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0047
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0047
Additional Online Media:

Early Aviation Newsclippings Collection

Extent:
22.08 Cubic feet ((19 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Newspaper clippings
Date:
bulk 1897-1934
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of newspaper clippings relating to airships, balloons, and early aircraft. The material includes articles on famous inventors, as well as accidents, predictions, war arms, weather bureau reports, and women in aeronautics.
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
Airships  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspaper clippings
Citation:
Early Aviation Newsclippings Collection, Acc. XXXX-0420, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0420
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0420
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World War I Photographs Collection [Driggs]

Creator:
Driggs, Laurence La Tourette  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet ((10 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1914-1930
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of photographs, mostly from the World War I period. The photographs include pilots, airships, airfields, aerial views and aircraft of World War I, as well as a few photographs from after the war
Biographical / Historical:
Laurence La Tourette Driggs (born 1876) was a lawyer who had a strong interest in aviation and became an aircraft specialist. Driggs learned to fly in 1913 and was in Germany studying flying in 1914 when war broke out. Driggs began writing articles on war aviation and in 1916 he was the guest of the British Government as an aviation expert. After the war he remained active in aviation. He founded the American Flying Club, organized the New York-Toronto Air Race, lectured on aviation; contributed aviation articles to magazines, wrote books on aviation, and was involved with Colonial Western Airways.
Provenance:
Mrs. Laurence L. Driggs, Gift, 1993
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:
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft  Search this
Airships  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
World War I Photographs Collection [Driggs], Accession 1993-0040, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0040
Additional Online Media:

"Shenandoah Saga" Photographs

Topic:
Shenandoah Saga (monograph)
Creator:
Hook, Thomas S., 1923-  Search this
Names:
ZR-1 Shenandoah (Airship)  Search this
Hook, Thomas S., 1923-  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white negatives
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Date:
[ca. 1920s-1960s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists both of photographs that appear in the book as well as additional research materials, including: correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and negatives.
Biographical / Historical:
Thom Hook's book, Shenandoah Saga was published in 1973. It was written to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the USS Shenandoah--the first American-built, helium-filled rigid airship. This book traces the history of the naval airship from its preplanning stages to its tragic crash on September 3, 1925.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Thomas Hook, Gift, 1985, 1985-0021, varies (including public domain)
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, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1985.0021
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1985-0021

Dr. John Jeffries Estate Book

Creator:
Jeffries, John, 1745-1819  Search this
Names:
Blanchard, Jean-Pierre, 1753-1809  Search this
Jeffries, John, 1745-1819  Search this
Extent:
0.29 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1807-1836
Scope and Contents:
This item is a ledger containing early American estates, including John Jeffries.
Biographical / Historical:
American Dr. John Jeffries and French Jean Pierre Blanchard were the first to aerially cross the English Channel. They made their quarrelsome journey in 1785 in a Charliere hydrogen balloon.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Division, transfer, unknown, 1991-0001, unknown
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
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Airships  Search this
Charliere hydrogen balloon  Search this
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0001
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0001

George Schnitzer USS Shenandoah Collection

Creator:
Schnitzer, George C., 1894-1925  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy -- Aviation  Search this
ZR-1 Shenandoah (Airship)  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Letters
Postcards
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material relating to George Schnitzer and the USS Shenandoah: two newspaper articles from 1925; twelve photographs of the USS Shenandoah crew and the USS Shenandoah and its hangar; four letters written by Schnitzer to family members; and seven photo postcards, some hand-tinted, showing the USS Shenandoah, USS Los Angeles, and other related scenes.
Biographical / Historical:
George Conrad Schnitzer (1894 -1925) was the Chief Radio Operator of the USS Shenandoah. Schnitzer enlisted in the Navy in 1912 and was killed in the USS Shenandoah crash of 1925.
Provenance:
George C. Schnitzer, Gift, 2002
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:
Airships  Search this
Radio in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Letters
Postcards
Photographs
Citation:
George Schnitzer USS Shenandoah Collection, Accession 2002-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0030

Graf Zeppelin, LZ 127, 1929 Tokyo - Los Angeles Flight Souvenir Folio

Creator:
Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei Company  Search this
Names:
Graf Zeppelin (Airship)  Search this
LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin (Airship)  Search this
Zeppelin-Reederei Co  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Souvenir programs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one souvenir folio of the August 1929 Tokyo to Los Angeles flight of the Graf Zeppelin No. 127 . The folio, which apparently was given to each passenger, includes photographs of the Zeppelin in flight, under construction, its staterooms, salon, flight deck and also of Count Zeppelin and Dr. Hugo Eckener. Also included in the folio are the menu of the flight luncheon held on the third day of the flight and the passenger list.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1929, the Graf Zeppelin, LZ-127, made a world flight, stopping at Friedrichshafen, Tokyo and Los Angeles. Although the Graf was not the first aircraft to circle the globe, it took only 21 days, 7 hours, 34 minutes, a new record for round-the-world travel by any means. Furthermore it carried a full passenger load over much previously uncharted land.
Provenance:
Oliver Berliner, Gift, 2003
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
Airships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Souvenir programs
Citation:
Graf Zeppelin, LZ 127, 1929 Tokyo - Los Angeles Flight Souvenir Folio, Accession 2002-0058, National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0058
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0058

Harper's Weekly Cover with Charles Ritchel's Airship

Creator:
Harper's Magazine  Search this
Names:
Ritchel, Charles F.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Illustrations
Date:
bulk 1878
Scope and Contents:
The cover of Harper's Weekly in New York, on 13 July 1878, depicts Ritchel's airship in flight.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1878 Charles Francis Ritchel, of Corry, Pennsylvania, invented an airship composed of a barrel-shaped gas bag attached to a frame with propellers, and powered by a hand crank. Ritchel was too heavy to fly the airship himself, and was thus always forced to find a pilot. The first public flight of his craft was in Philadelphia's Concert Hall in May 1878, and the first outdoor flight was in June 1878 in Hartford, Connecticut. He then went on to conduct many more successful flights both indoors and outdoors, mainly in New England.
Provenance:
Jane L. Crotser, Gift, 2004
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:
Airships  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrations
Citation:
Harper's Weekly Cover with Charles Ritchel's Airship, Accession 2004-0053, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0053
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0053

Ray Airship Prospectus

Creator:
Yelli, Ralph W.  Search this
Extent:
14 Cubic Feet ((1 box) .)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Blueprints
Prospectuses
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1929-1935
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a prospectus including the following types of material all relating to Ralph W. Yelli's Ray Airship: blueprints, specifications, cost analysis, revenue estimates, letters of endorsements, and two photographs of a model of the airship.
Biographical / Historical:
The Ray Airship was designed by Ralph W. Yelli, a civil engineer from Los Angeles, California. Yelli worked on his design during the late 1920s and early 1930s, but it appears that the airship never progressed past the model/concept design. The airship was designed to transport 100 passengers between Los Angeles and New York.
Provenance:
Steve Troncale, Gift, 2009
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
Airships  Search this
Ray Airship  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Prospectuses
Photographs
Citation:
Ray Airship Prospectus, Accession 2009-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2009.0011
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2009-0011

Charles G. Loeber Airboat Drawings and Illustration

Creator:
Loeber, Charles  Search this
Extent:
0.53 Cubic Feet ((1 oversized folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
bulk 1890
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a 22 by 29 inch drawing, containing a "Side Elevation of Construction" (side view), a "Ground Plan" (top view), and a color illustration of the Charles G. Loeber Airboat, 1890. The drawing comes with a one-page Airboat Construction Fund Plan, which contains information from Loeber about the funds he needs to build his Airboat.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1890, Charles G. Loeber of Boston, Massachusetts, was soliciting funds to build his "Airboat." This may be the same Charles G. Loeber who in 1892 was living in Brooklyn, New York, and wrote the Prospectus for Proving and Introducing the Loeber Air Car
Provenance:
Bonnie Ward, Gift, 2012
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
Airships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Charles G. Loeber Airboat Drawings and Illustration, Accession 2012-0046, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2012.0046
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2012-0046

Japanese Aviation Vocabulary Reference Book

Creator:
Japanese Imperial Aviation Association  Search this
Extent:
0.49 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Dictionaries
Date:
bulk 1936
Scope and Contents:
This donation consists of a 5.5 inch by 7.5 inch Japanese Aviation Vocabulary Reference Book, published in 1936 by the Japanese Imperial Aviation Association. This particular book was stamped as belonging to the Japanese Army Aviation Technology Research Office.
Biographical / Historical:
Due to the rapidly evolving field of aviation, Japan formed a committee in 1928, consisting of various military, educational and communication groups, to select and publish an aviation vocabulary reference book. The committee first met in 1928, and went on to meet another 36 times before the book was published by the Japanese Imperial Aviation Association in 1936. The book contains different translations for the same word, and includes such aeronautical topics as airships, airplanes, weather, armament, and equipment. The book contains the following languages: Japanese, a Japanese Roman Character Pronunciation in Roman character, English (and American if different usage/word), French and German.
Provenance:
Gelvin Stevenson, Gift, 2013
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, Military  Search this
Airships  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Dictionaries
Citation:
Japanese Aviation Vocabulary Reference Book, Accession 2014-0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2014.0002
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2014-0002

Graf Zeppelin 1929 World Flight Photographs

Creator:
Graf Zeppelin (Airship)  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((3 photographs))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Date:
bulk 1929
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of three black and white 3.25 by 4.5 inch snapshots presumedly taken from the Graf Zeppelin, LZ-127, as it made its 1929 World Flight. Two of the images show what appears to be Siberia, while the third shows an unidentified German city.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1929, the Graf Zeppelin, LZ-127, made a world flight, stopping at Friedrichshafen, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. Although the Graf was not the first aircraft to circle the globe, it took only 21 days, 7 hours, 34 minutes, a new record for round-the-world travel by any means. Furthermore, it carried a full passenger load over much previously uncharted land.
Provenance:
Valerie Scharff, Gift, 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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
Graf Zeppelin 1929 World Flight Photographs, Accession 2014-0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2014.0023
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2014-0023

C. F. Ritchell Ballooning Scrapbook

Creator:
Ritchell, Charles F.  Search this
Names:
Ritchell, Charles F.  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Patents
Articles
Scrapbooks
Date:
1878-1901
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook consists of material relating to Ritchell's flights and activities between 1878 and 1901, included his patent for propelling an airship by foot pedals. Also included are articles relating to his other inventions.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles F. Ritchell was a mechanic and general inventor, who by the mid-1880s claimed to have obtained 150 patents on such devices ranging from windup toy motors to his boring machine used in the manufacture of brushes to his airship experiments.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Paul E. Garber, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0325, unknown
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 -- pre-1903  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Airships -- pre-1903  Search this
Airships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Patents
Articles
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0325
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0325

Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg Menu

Creator:
Zeppelin (Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH) (Germany)  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Menus
Date:
bulk 1936
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the menu, dated October 10, 1936, from Ms. Emma Kauert's trip on the Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg. The cover features a representation of the Hindenburg in flight and a photograph of Zeppelin hangars in Friedrichschafen, Germany.
Biographical / Historical:
The Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg was slightly larger than the previous Graf Zeppelin. It was 803 feet long, 146 feet high, 135 feet in diameter with 7,063,000 cubic feet of gas space supplied by 16 hydrogen gas cells. Its four diesel engines had 1100 horsepower each. It was able to carry 50 passengers plus crew members. Before the explosion that killed 36 people on May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg made many transatlantic flights which took two to three days. Emma Kauert was a passenger on the Hindenburg from October 9-11, 1936.
Provenance:
Unknown, Gift, Unknown
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:
Airships  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg  Search this
Genre/Form:
Menus
Citation:
Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg Menu, Accession XXXX-0872, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0872
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0872

Zeppelin Airship Pop-Up Models

Names:
Zeppelin (Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH) (Germany)  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
pop-up book
Date:
bulk 1910
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two copies of a popup model of a Zeppelin airship, dated 1910, printed in full color and with parts marked by number. One copy is mounted in a folio printed in Russian and the other copy is inside a folio printed in French that identifies this model as number 4 in a series. The French version includes a sheet identifying each part of the airship that is numbered. Both folios measure approximately 14 x 10 inches.
Biographical / Historical:
The Zeppelin Company, founded in 1908 by Ferdinand von Zeppelin, was a pioneer company renowned for its airships and transoceanic commercial air service. Ferdinand von Zeppelin had been experimenting with rigid airships since the late 1800s and the Zeppelin LZ 1 made its first flight in 1900. Further models followed until the LZ 4 was introduced in 1908. The LZ 4 crashed during a test flight which lead to an outpouring of support and monetary donations from the public which made possible the founding of the Zeppelin Company (Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH). Beginning in 1909, Zeppelin airships were used for passenger transport by the Deutsche Luftschiffahrts Aktiengesellschaft (DELAG).
Provenance:
Unknown, Gift, Unknown
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:
Airships  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
pop-up book
Citation:
Zeppelin Airship Pop-Up Models, Accession XXXX-0932, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0932
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0932

Sherman Fairchild Collection of Aeronautical Photographs

Creator:
Fairchild, Sherman M.  Search this
Extent:
10 Cubic Feet (( ))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1900-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consisted of 10 cartons of photographs that were at first loaned, and then donated, from the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences (IAS) in 1968 when they were dissolving their library. After the photographs arrived at NASM, they were divided and placed in the Technical Files. As of 2009, 817 images have been identified and cataloged as being from the Sherman Fairchild Collection. The images include shots of balloons, gliders, airships, aircraft, aircraft instruments, engines, uniforms, aerial photographs, and early concepts of flight.
Biographical / Historical:
Sherman Fairchild (1896-1971) had a long and varied aviation career; included in his many contributions to the aerospace field was his work with aerial cameras and his aircraft companies, including Fairchild Industries.
Provenance:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Gift, 1968
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
Balloons  Search this
Gliding and soaring  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Aeronautical instruments  Search this
Airships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Sherman Fairchild Collection of Aeronautical Photographs, Accession XXXX-0952, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0952
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0952

Aaron A. Sargent 1883 Designs for Aerial Ship

Creator:
Sargent, Aaron Augustus, 1827-1887  Search this
Names:
Sargent, Aaron Augustus, 1827-1887  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
1883
Summary:
This collection consists of drawings relating to Aaron A. Sargent's designs for an Aerial Ship in 1883
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately eighteen sheets of drawings, descriptions and calculations relating to Aaron A. Sargent's designs for an Aerial Ship. These early dirigible designs are dated June 2, 1883 and are believed to have been drawn during Sargent's tenure as Minister to Germany.
Arrangement:
No arrangement; just one folder of material.
Biographical/Historical note:
Aaron Augustus Sargent (1827-1887) was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. After working in the printer's trade in Philadelphia, PA, he moved to Washington, DC and became Secretary to a Member of Congress. He later owned a paper in Nevada City, CA and studied law there, subsequently serving as District Attorney and as Representative to the Thirty-seventh Congress. He served as a United States Senator from 1873-1879. In January 1878 he introduced to the Senate a bill that was to be adopted in 1920 as the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting suffrage to women. Sargent returned to California in 1880. He was appointed Minister to Germany (1882-1884) and thereafter practiced law in San Francisco, CA.
Provenance:
David I. and Janice Sargent Lamphier, Gift, 2000, NASM.2000.0032
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 -- pre-1903  Search this
Airships  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Aaron A. Sargent 1883 Designs for Aerial Ship, NASM.2000.0032, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0032
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0032
Additional Online Media:

USS ZR-1 Shenandoah Crash Site Images [Guthrie]

Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet (One folder.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1925
Summary:
This collection consists of eight copy prints of the Shenandoah Airship Crash in 1925.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of eight copy prints of the Shenandoah Airship Crash in 1925. The original photographs were taken by Don C. Carver.
Arrangement:
No arrangement, only 8 items.
Biographical / Historical:
The USS ZR-1 Shenandoah was the first American-built rigid airship to use helium. Plans for the construction of the ZR-1 Shenandoah began in September 1919; the parts were manufactured at the Naval Aircraft Factory and then shipped to NAS Lakehurst for final assembly. The assembling began on 11 February 1922 and the ZR-1 Shenandoah was commissioned in 1923. During the ZR-1 Shenandoah's short life,it had many achievements, including: the first rigid airship to be inflated with helium; the first to use water recovery apparatus for the continuous recovery of ballast from the exhaust gas of the fuel burned; and 57 flights, logging 740 hours in the air, training crewmen in the science of handling large airships in naval missions. The ZR-1 Shenandoah was destroyed in a squall on September 3, 1925, with the bulk of the airship crashing near Ava, Ohio; fourteen of the crew of 43 men were killed.
Provenance:
David Guthrie, Gift, 2000, NASM.2001.0010
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
Airships  Search this
ZR-1 Shenandoah  Search this
Citation:
USS ZR-1 Shenandoah Crash Site Images [Guthrie], NASM.2001.0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0010
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0010
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Slate Aircraft Corporation City of Glendale Negatives

Creator:
Slate, Thomas B.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
bulk 1928-1929
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of eight 4 by 5 inch black and white negatives, with corresponding contact sheets, relating to Thomas Slate's all metal dirigible, The City of Glendale. The images include the dirigible outside a hangar during buoyancy testing, several close-ups of the gondola inside the hangar, one of Thomas Slate holding a model of the City of Glendale, and one of Slate holding the flat-bladed centrifugal blower.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Thomas Slate financed his all-metal dirigible, the City of Glendale, from the money he made in the dry ice / refrigeration business. Construction of the dirigible started in the summer of 1926 and the work was completed in early 1929, The dirigible was made out of duralumin and was filled with hydrogen. It was forecast to have a cruising speed of 80 mph and would accommodate 40 passengers and five crew. The dirigible was to be powered by oil and driven by steam-turbine, using one rotary blower, which would create a vacuum, instead of traditional propellers. Though completed in 1929, the airship never flew, in part to the stock market crash that closed the company.r
Provenance:
Sara Daubney-Kinney, Gift, 2006
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:
Airships  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Slate Aircraft Corp (Thomas B. Slate) "City of Glendale"  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Slate Aircraft Corporation City of Glendale Negatives, Accession number 2006-0039, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0039
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0039
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ZRS-4 Ring Laying Commemorative Book

Creator:
Goodyear-Zeppelin  Search this
Names:
Goodyear-Zeppelin  Search this
ZRS-4 Akron (Airship)  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Date:
1929
Summary:
This collection consists of a copy of the ZRS-4 Ring Laying Commemorative Book, commemorating the laying of the master ring of the U.S. Navy Airship Akron ZRS-4.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a copy of the book commemorating the laying of the master ring of the U.S. Navy Airship Akron ZRS-4.
Arrangement:
Item level; collection contains just one item.
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1928 the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation signed contracts with the Bureau of Aeronautics to build two large fleet-type rigid airships designed expressly for strategic scouting work with US Fleet. These sister ships carried airplanes for fighter protection and for scouting. The first of the two was the USS Akron. NAS Lakehurst was homeport for the Akron between October 1931, when she was delivered to the station, and April 1933 when the Akron was lost off Barnegat Light with a heavy loss of life.
Provenance:
Unknown - found in collection, unknown, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0495
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, Military  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Citation:
XZRS-4 Ring Laying Commemorative Book, NASM.XXX.0495, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0495
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0495
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