Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945

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From the description of Letters of Robert Hutchings Goddard, 1920-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450492

From the description of Scrapbooks of Robert Hutchings, 1904-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067686

Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945), a pioneer in modern rocket research, was aided by the Smithsonian at an early and crucial point in his work. This collection consists of copies of letters from Goddard to the Smithsonian Institution.

From the description of Robert H. Goddard Papers, 1917-1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81001364

American physicist and rocketry pioneer (elaborated the fundamental theory of rocket flight, 1914-1916; built 2-stage solid fuel rocket, 1914; developed rocket engine fueled with gasoline and liquid oxygen, 1923; launched first liquid fuel rocket (4 feet high, 6 inches diameter), 1926; launched first rocket to carry instruments (barometer, thermometer, camera), 1929; engaged in rocket research for reaching high altitudes, developed self-cooling combustion chambers, first automatic steering systems, multistage rockets, 1924-1942; designed small rockets to help Navy airplaines take off from carriers during World War II; holder of 214 patents in rocketry). Clark University, A.M. 1910, Ph. D. 1911; Sc. D., 1945. Affiliations: Worcester Polytechnical Institute, 1909-1911; Princeton University, 1912-1913; Clark University: instructor and fellow, physics, 1914-1915; assistant professor, 1915-1919; professor, 1919-1943, also director, physical laboratories; leave of absence, 1930-1932, 1934-1942, engaged in rocket research under Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation grants; director research, Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, 1942-1945; consulting engineer, Curtiss-Wright Corp., 1943-1945.

From the description of Goddard Archives, ca. 1920-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82210906

Physicist, rocketry pioneer.

From the description of Course and experimental notebooks, 1904-1908. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77786871

Goddard. American physicist and rocketry pioneer. A. M., 1910, Ph. D., 1911, Sc. D., 1945, Clark University. Affiliations: Worcester Polytechnical Institute, 1909-1911; Princeton University, 1912-1913; Clark University: instructor and fellow, physics, 1914-1915; assistant professor, 1915-1919; professor, 1919-1943, also director, physics laboratory; leave of absence, 1930-1932, 1934-1942, engaged in rocket research, under Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation grants; director research, Bureau of Aerospace, Navy Department, 1942-1945; consulting engineer, Curtiss-Wright Corp, 1943-1945. His wife, Esther Christine (Kisk) Goddard (1901-1982), was his constant companion in rocket research, interpreter of his work, and collector and editor of his papers.

From the description of Papers of Robert H. Goddard and Esther Christine (Kisk) Goddard, 1901-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80563031

From the description of Papers of Robert H. Goddard and Esther Christine (Kisk) Goddard, 1901-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86132322

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creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 1103503 - Rocket Apparatus - R.H. Goddard. 7/14/1914 - 7/14/1914. Memorandum of Fee Paid at United States Patent Office
creatorOf Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945. Robert H. Goddard patent collection, 1914-1956. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945. Scrapbooks of Robert Hutchings, 1904-1949. Library of Congress
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. The Emilio Segrè visual archives, E-J, [ca. 1870]-9999. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Hamilton, [reporter, first name unknown]. 3500 Miles Per Hour- By Rocket, 1936 May 10. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945. Robert H. Goddard Photograph Collection 1915-1940. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Cradle of Aviation Museum (Garden City, N.Y.). Research files, ca.1900-1990. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974. Charles Augustus Lindbergh papers, 1830-1987 (inclusive), 1911-1974 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Hall, R. Cargill. R. Cargill Hall Collection : 1948-1968. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 1102653 - Rocket Apparatus - R.H. Goddard. 7/7/1914 - 7/7/1914. Letter from Southgate amp; Southgate to Commissioner of Patents
creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 1102653 - Rocket Apparatus - R.H. Goddard. 7/7/1914 - 7/7/1914. Notice of Examination and Approval of Patent Application
referencedIn Goddard commemorative stamp collection, 1964-1982. Worcester Historical Museum
referencedIn Pendray, G. Edward (George Edward), 1901-1987. G. Edward Pendray papers, 1923-1971 (bulk 1930-1970). Princeton University Library
creatorOf Goddard, Esther Christine Kisk. Autograph signature. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945. A method of reaching extreme altitudes [manuscript], approximately 1919 / R.H. Goddard. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 1103503 - Rocket Apparatus - R.H. Goddard. 7/14/1914 - 7/14/1914. Petition for Rocket Apparatus Patent
referencedIn Roswell Museum and Art Center. An illustrated tour of the Robert H. Goddard Wing, a twentieth-century history of American rocketry. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Records of the Selective Service System (World War I). 1917 - 1939. Draft Registration Cards. 1917 - 1918. World War I Draft Registration Card for Robert Hutchings Goddard
referencedIn Daugherty, James Henry, 1889-1974. Robert Goddard, trail blazer to the stars : production material, 1964. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 1102653 - Rocket Apparatus - R.H. Goddard. 7/7/1914 - 7/7/1914. Memorandum of Fee Paid at United States Patent Office
creatorOf Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945. Papers of Robert H. Goddard and Esther Christine (Kisk) Goddard, 1901-1979. American Institute of Physics
referencedIn Goddard, Esther C. (Esther Christine Kisk), 1901-1982. Reminiscences of Esther C. Goddard : oral history, 1960. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Aldrin family. Aldrin family papers, 1929-2007. Purdue University Library
creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 1102653 - Rocket Apparatus - R.H. Goddard. 7/7/1914 - 7/7/1914. Letter from Southgate amp; Southgate to Commissioner of Patents
creatorOf Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945. Course and experimental notebooks, 1904-1908. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Science : 1,000-Mile Rocket, 1938 Feb 7. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 1102653 - Rocket Apparatus - R.H. Goddard. 7/7/1914 - 7/7/1914. Letter from Examiner of the Patent Application
creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 1102653 - Rocket Apparatus - R.H. Goddard. 7/7/1914 - 7/7/1914. Letter from Examiner of the Patent Application
creatorOf Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945. Papers of Robert H. Goddard and Esther Christine (Kisk) Goddard, 1901-1979. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn South High School (Worcester, Mass.). Class of 1904. South High School Class of 1904 photograph collection, 1904-1905. Worcester Historical Museum
creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 1103503 - Rocket Apparatus - R.H. Goddard. 7/14/1914 - 7/14/1914. Notice of Examination and Approval of Patent Application
referencedIn Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel, 1960 - 1991 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945. Robert H. Goddard Papers, 1917-1946. Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945. Goddard Archives, ca. 1920-1975. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 1102653 - Rocket Apparatus - R.H. Goddard. 7/7/1914 - 7/7/1914. Specification of Letters Patent and Patent Drawings
creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 1102653 - Rocket Apparatus - R.H. Goddard. 7/7/1914 - 7/7/1914. Petition for Rocket Apparatus Patent
creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 1103503 - Rocket Apparatus - R.H. Goddard. 7/14/1914 - 7/14/1914. Patent Drawings and Specification of Letters Patent
referencedIn Abbot, C. G. (Charles Greeley), 1872-1973. Oral history interviews with Charles G. Abbot [sound recording] / 1973. Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Office of the Secretary (Charles D. Walcott, Charles G. Abbot, Alexander Wetmore), 1925-1949 Records. Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945. Letters of Robert Hutchings Goddard, 1920-1921. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Abbot, C. G. (Charles Greeley), 1872-1973. person
associatedWith Aldrin family. family
associatedWith Clark University (Worcester, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Cradle of Aviation Museum (Garden City, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Daugherty, James Henry, 1889-1974. person
associatedWith Durrant, F. C., III. person
associatedWith Goddard, Esther C. (Esther Christine Kisk), 1901-1982. person
associatedWith Goddard, Esther Christine Kisk. person
associatedWith Hall, R. Cargill. person
associatedWith Hamilton, [reporter, first name unknown] person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974. person
associatedWith National Air Museum (U.S.). Library, corporateBody
associatedWith Niels Bohr Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Pendray, G. Edward (George Edward), 1901-1987. person
associatedWith Roswell Museum and Art Center person
associatedWith Roswell Museum and Art Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Smithsonian Institution. corporateBody
associatedWith Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. corporateBody
associatedWith South High School (Worcester, Mass.). Class of 1904. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Air Force. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Patent Office. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Camp Devens (Mass.)
New Mexico
New Mexico--Roswell
Roswell (N.M.)
United States
Subject
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Fuel
Combustion chambers--Research
Liquid propellants--Technological innovations
Science
Astronautics--Technological innovations
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Astronautics--Research
Wives--Conduct of life
World War, 1939-1945--Science
Geometry, Descriptive
Aeronautics--Patents
Patent suits
Rocketry--Biography
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Technological innovations
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Research
Aeronautics--Technological innovations
Rocketry--Exhibitions
Liquid propellant rockets--Research
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Nozzles
Flight control--Experiments
Liquid propellants--Research
Astronautics--History--Congresses
Flight testing
Airplanes--Jet-assisted take-off--Technological innovations
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Experiments
Aeronautics
Propulsion systems--Research
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Models
Astronautics--Museums
Flight control--Research
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Testing
Lunar petrology--Sampling
Rocketry--Technological innovations
Rocketry--Research
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Control systems--Technological innovations
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Patents
Gyroscopes--Technological innovations
Atmosphere, Upper
Propellants--Research
Teacher's wives
Patents
Rocket observations--Instrumentation--Research
Astronautics--Press coverage
Rockets (Aeronautics)--United States
Airplanes--Jet-assisted take-off--Research
Physics
Jet propulsion--Research
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Fuel--Research
Fuel--Technological innovations
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College teachers
Physicists
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Birth 1882-10-05

Death 1945-08-10

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