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Bowman Family Papers

Creator:
Bowman, Les (Leslie)  Search this
Bowman, Martie (Marguerite)  Search this
Bowman, Larnie  Search this
Names:
Kinner Airplane and Motor Co  Search this
National Air Race Association  Search this
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Bowman, Larnie  Search this
Bowman, Les (Leslie)  Search this
Bowman, Martie (Marguerite)  Search this
Extent:
1.28 Cubic feet (1 records center box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Maps
Scrapbooks
Date:
1923-1987
bulk 1923-1950
Summary:
The Bowman Family Papers contain 1.28 cubic feet of material related to the aviation careers of Leslie (Les), Marguerite (Martie), and Larnie Bowman.
Scope and Contents:
The Bowman Family Papers contain: log books, licenses, and membership cards for Marguerite, Larnie, and Leslie Bowman; loose materials including maps, newspaper clippings from the 1930s, 1972 and 1985; and miscellaneous photographs, including two of Charles Lindbergh. Three scrapbooks at the end of the collection (1923-1931, 1932-1935, 1936-1987) include photographs (some autographed), personal and business correspondence, and newspaper clippings.
Arrangement:
The Bowman Family Papers are arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Leslie (Les) and Marguerite (Martie) Bowman were married in October 1919 and had both learned to fly by 1925. Les, a mechanic, worked as an engineer and salesman for the Kinner Engine and Aircraft Company and was involved in both the production and testing of airplanes. Martie was a charter member of both the Ninety-Nines, a women pilots' association, and the National Air Race Association. She set women's speed records and swept three women's racing events on one day in 1938. Les and Martie both tried wing walking, as did their daughter, Larnie, at the age of eight. Larnie learned to fly by the time she was twelve. During World War II, the Bowmans ran one of five civilian schools for the training of Navy fighter pilots. Les and Martie retired from aviation after the conclusion of the war.
Provenance:
Mrs. M. Lorraine Allen, gift, 1991, NASM.1991.0042
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:
Flight training  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Maps
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Bowman Family Papers, Acc. NASM.1991.0042, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0042
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Bowman Family Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0042
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National Air Race Passes

Collection Creator:
Bowman, Les (Leslie)  Search this
Bowman, Martie (Marguerite)  Search this
Bowman, Larnie  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1939
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Bowman Family Papers, Acc. NASM.1991.0042, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Bowman Family Papers
Bowman Family Papers / Series 2: Loose Materials
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0042-ref512

Lockheed Vega "Winnie Mae"

Manufacturer:
Lockheed Aircraft Company  Search this
Materials:
Cowling: Aluminum
Overall: Plywood
Wheel Pants: Aluminum
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 12.5 m (41 ft)
Length: 8.4 m (27 ft 6 in)
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Weight, empty: 1,177 kg (2,595 lb)
Weight, gross: 2,041 kg (4,500 lb)
Top speed: 298 km/h (185 mph)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1930
Credit Line:
Donated by Mrs. Wiley Post
Inventory Number:
A19360030000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19360030000
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Monocoupe 110 Special

Manufacturer:
Monocoupe Airplane Co.  Search this
Materials:
Fuselage: steel tube with fabric cover
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 6.9 m (23 ft.)
Length: 6.2 m (20 ft. 4 in.)
Height: 2.1 m (6 ft. 11 in.)
Weight, empty: 449 kg (991 lbs.)
Weight, gross: 730 kg (1,611 lbs.)
Top speed: 313 km/h (195 mph)
Engine: Warner 185, 200 hp
Type:
CRAFT
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1941
Credit Line:
Gift of John J. McCulloch
Inventory Number:
A19810858000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19810858000
Additional Online Media:

National Air Races Official Directory and Log

Collection Creator:
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 19
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1939
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers, NASM.2008.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lee Ya-Ching Papers
Lee Ya-Ching Papers / Series 3: Oversized Materials
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2008-0009-ref160

Trim, Waterman Aerobile

Manufacturer:
Waterman Arrowplane Co.  Search this
Materials:
Plastic
Dimensions:
3-D (37g): 76.5 × 1.9 × 0.6cm (2 ft. 6 1/8 in. × 3/4 in. × 1/4 in., 0.1lb.)
3-D (small fragment): 7.3 × 1.6 × 0.6cm (2 7/8 × 5/8 × 1/4 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1957
Credit Line:
Gift of Waldo Waterman
Inventory Number:
A19610156012
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610156012
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Case, Camera, Motion Picture, Miltar 254mm, Eyemo

Materials:
Wood
Aluminum
Foam
Steel
Copper Alloy
Chrome Plating
Leather
Plastic
Adhesive
Dimensions:
Overall: 41.9 x 26.7 x 34.3cm (16 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020302003
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020302003

Case, Camera, Motion Picture, Bell & Howell, 70 HR, 35mm

Materials:
Wood
Plastic
Foam
Steel
Paper
Adhesive
Dimensions:
Overall: 41.3 x 35.6 x 16.5cm (16 1/4 x 14 x 6 1/2 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020303001
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020303001

Case, Camera, Motion Picture, Cine-Kodak Special, 16mm

Materials:
Wood
Aluminum
Foam
Steel
Copper Alloy
Chrome Plating
Synthetic Fabric
Leather
Plastic
Paper
Adhesive
Dimensions:
Overall: 39.4 x 21.6 x 29.2cm (15 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020304001
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020304001

Case and accessories, Sight, Mitchell, Motion Picture

Materials:
HAZMAT: Cadmium Plating
Wood
Rubber
Leather
Plastic
Aluminum
Steel
Copper Alloy
Paint
Cotton Webbing
Adhesive
Dimensions:
Overall: 49.5 x 26.7 x 31.1cm (19 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020309001
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020309001

Case, Lens, Camera, Motion Picture, Ilex Seminat, 6in

Materials:
Leather
Steel
Paint
Non-magnetic white metal
Velvet (Natural Fabric)
Foam
Adhesive
Dimensions:
Approximate: 30.5 × 14 × 9.5cm (12 in. × 5 1/2 in. × 3 3/4 in.)
Storage: 20.3 × 35.6 × 15.2cm (8 × 14 × 6 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020314001
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020314001

Box, Accessories, Photographic, Mitchell Camera Oil

Materials:
Cardboard
Paper
Adhesive
Ink
Dimensions:
3-D: 4.4 × 3.8 × 11.7cm (1 3/4 × 1 1/2 × 4 5/8 in.)
Storage: 10.2 × 10.2 × 15.2cm (4 × 4 × 6 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020316002
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020316002

Medal, Meritorious Participation 1932 National Air Races

Materials:
Silver Plating
White Metal
Dimensions:
3-D (Medal): 0.2 × 3.7cm (1/16 × 1 7/16 in.)
Storage: 8.9 × 8.9 × 2.5cm (3 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 1 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Found In Collection. Donor Unknown at this Time. Found on NASM Premises.
Inventory Number:
A19951652000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19951652000
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Camera, Motion Picture, Arriflex IIB, 35mm

Materials:
metal and glass
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020300000
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
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020300000

Camera, Motion Picture, Bell & Howell 35mm

Materials:
metal and glass
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020301000
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
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020301000

Camera, Motion Picture, Bell & Howell, Eyemo, 35mm

Materials:
metal and glass
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020302000
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
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020302000
Additional Online Media:

Lens, Camera, Motion Picture, Miltar 254mm, Eyemo

Materials:
metal and glass
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020302001
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
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020302001

Camera, Motion Picture, Bell & Howell, 70 HR, 16mm

Materials:
metal and glass
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020303000
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
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020303000

Camera, Motion Picture, Cine-Kodak Special, 16mm

Materials:
Metal
Glass
Coating
Dimensions:
Overall: 21 × 1.6 × 36.8cm, 8.2kg (8 1/4 in. × 5/8 in. × 1 ft. 2 1/2 in., 18lb.)
Approximate (Magazine; Detached): 21 × 3.5 × 12.7cm, 0.5kg (8 1/4 × 1 3/8 × 5 in., 1lb.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020304000
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
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020304000
Additional Online Media:

Camera, Gun, Motion Picture, AN-N6, Fairchild, 35mm

Materials:
metal and glass
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020305000
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
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020305000

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