Institute of Aerospace Sciences archives, 1783-1962.

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Institute of Aerospace Sciences archives, 1783-1962.

Institute of Aerospace Sciences archives, 1783-1962.

Biographical and corporate files, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous materials collected by the institute between 1939 and 1962. Includes correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts of articles and speeches, reports, biographical questionnaires and sketches, genealogical records, financial reports, broadsides, charts, press releases, newspaper clippings, blueprints, cartoons, maps, aeromedical and aeronautical reproductions, airplane specifications, prints, engravings, illustrations, sketches, photographs, memorabilia, printed matter, and other records relating to aviation and aeronautics collected and maintained by the institute prior to its merger with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Items of special interest include Thomas Jefferson's letter concerning the prospects of air flight (1822); Edmund Charles Genet's letters (1826-1827); Walt Whitman's notes on aviation (1850); Victor Hugo's letter sent from Paris by balloon during the siege of the Paris Commune (1871); files of T.S.C. Lowe including correspondence with Joseph Henry, George Gordon Meade, and Edwin McMasters Stanton; a 1904 letter by Theodore Roosevelt to Walter Wellman (1904) concerning a possible flight to the North Pole; a 1917 letter written by Franklin D. Roosevelt pertaining to ballooning; and Charles A. Lindbergh's application for the Orteig Prize awarded to the first person to fly nonstop from New York to Paris. Corporate files are composed primarily of newspaper clippings and printed materials, and include files for many American aircraft corporations. The scrapbooks contain a variety of materials concerning aviation and aeronautical history ranging from balloons and the Zeppelin to the development of the modern military air force and commercial airlines. Includes a set of scrapbooks concerning the Wright brothers.

30,000 items.182 containers plus 83 oversize.4 microfilm reels.80 linear feet.

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Wright, Orville, 1871-1948

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Orville Wright was a pioneer aviator. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, 1871 Aug 19. He was a son of Bishop Milton and Susan Catherine (Koerner) Wright. In 1903, with his brother Wilbur, he devoted much of his time to Wright Bros.' flying machine. From the description of Letter, 1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122537770 Biographical Notes Wilbur Wright ...

Santos-Dumont, Alberto, 1873-1932

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Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) was an important early pioneer of aviation. Born in Saõ Paulo, Brasil, he moved with his family to Paris in 1891. His studies led him to learn to fly, then build dirigibles and airplanes. After a grave accident in 1910, he became ill with multiple sclerosis. Very depressed, he returned to Brazil in 1928, and died in 1932. From the description of Letter to a friend, 1826 Aug. 14, Val-Mont sur Territet. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: ...

Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

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Walt Whitman (1819-1892), poet and author. From the description of Walt Whitman collection, 1842-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702172830 Poet, journalist, essayist. From the description of Letter, 1863 July 27-1863 Sept. 9. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477038304 American author. From the description of Letter to Mary E. Van Nostrand, 1890 November 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 49377819 America...

Knabenshue, Roy, -1960

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Mitchell, William, 1879-1936

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William Mitchell began his military career during the Spanish American War, had demanding assignments in the Philippines and Alaska and then distinguished himself as a pilot in World War I. He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and led almost 1,500 allied aircraft into the Saint-Mihiel offensive in France. Upon return to the United States he openly criticized his superiors for not being farsighted with regard to airpower, encouraging them to test bomb obsolete ships to prove his ideas...

Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972

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Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.

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Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...

Jeffries, John, 1745-1819

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Jeffries was a Boston physician, surgeon, scientist, and the first man (with Jean-Pierre Blanchard) to fly a balloon across the English Channel between England and France. From the description of John Jeffries papers, 1768-1819. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612364982 From the guide to the John Jeffries papers, 1768-1819., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Physician and meteorologist of Boston. From the descripti...

Grey, C. G. 1875-1953.

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Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872

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Union Army general. From the description of Civil War letters, 1862-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70978909 From the description of Civil War letters and general order of George Gordon Meade, 1862-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166428745 United States Army general during the Civil War. From the description of George G. Meade letter, 1867 Nov. 5. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 255632060 Meade was a US Army officer, ...

Martin, James V. (James Vernon), 1885-1956

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Chamberlin, Clarence D. (Clarence Duncan), 1893-1976

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Aviator. From the description of Reminiscences of Clarence Duncan Chamberlin : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122512821 ...

De Seversky, Alexander P. (Alexander Procofieff), 1894-1974

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Aeronautical engineer. From the description of Alexander P. De Seversky papers, 1939-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 153602064 ...

Hazen, Henry Allen, 1849-1900

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Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957

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Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd (b. October 25, 1888, Winchester, Virginia-d. March 11, 1957, Boston, Massachusetts) was a polar explorer and naval officer. He made a flight over the North Pole in 1926 and a flight over the South Pole in 1929. He led expeditions to the Antarctic in 1928-1930, 1933-1935, 1939-1940, 1946-1947, and 1955-1956. In 1939 he became commander of the United States Antarctic Service expedition to Antarctica....

Graf Zeppelin (Airship)

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Martin, James V. 1885-1956.

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Stevens, A. Leo (Albert Leo), 1877-1944

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Institute of the Aerospace Sciences.

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Klemin, Alexander, 1888-1950

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Alexander Klemin was born in London, May 15, 1888; BS, London Univ, 1907; immigrated to the US, 1914; MS, MIT, 1915; became a US citizen while head of the Aeronautics Dept. at MIT, 1917; Officer-in-charge of the Research Dept, Army Air Service, at McCook Field, Dayton, OH during WWI; head, Guggenheim School of Aeronautics at NYU College of Engineering, 1925-45; author of Textbook of aeronautical engineering, If you want to fly, Simplified aerodynamics, and Airplane stress analysis; technical edi...

Klemin, Alexander, 1888-1950

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Alexander Klemin was born in London, May 15, 1888; BS, London Univ, 1907; immigrated to the US, 1914; MS, MIT, 1915; became a US citizen while head of the Aeronautics Dept. at MIT, 1917; Officer-in-charge of the Research Dept, Army Air Service, at McCook Field, Dayton, OH during WWI; head, Guggenheim School of Aeronautics at NYU College of Engineering, 1925-45; author of Textbook of aeronautical engineering, If you want to fly, Simplified aerodynamics, and Airplane stress analysis; technical edi...

Hughes, Howard, 1905-1976

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William Hannah was public relations director for Howard Hughes. From the description of [Howard Hughes Collection]. [ca. 1940-1976]. (University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 492582622 ...

Rickenbacker, Eddie (Edward Vernon), 1890-1973

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Army officer and aviator. Full name: Edward Vernon Rickenbacker. From the description of Papers of Eddie Rickenbacker, 1915-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83923451 Air pilot, executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Vernon Rickenbacker : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122631724 Air pilot. From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Vernon Rickenbacker : oral h...

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Bleroit, Louis.

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Holland, Maurice, 1891-

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Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906

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Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906) was the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He also served as the director of the Allegheny Observatory and a professory of astronomy at the Western University of Pennsylvania (now known as the University of Pittsburgh). While at the Smithsonian he founded the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory....

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974

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George Washington Corner worked as an anatomist, endocrinologist, and medical historian. From the guide to the George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982, (American Philosophical Society) American aviator and author. From the description of Letter, 1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435312 Lindbergh achieved fame by flying "The Spirit of St. Louis" nonstop from Long Island to Paris in 1927. Within 2 years, he took "The Spirit" on several ...

Baldwin, Thomas S.

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Thomas Baldwin was born ca. 1800. He appears in the Pa. Septennial Census for 1828 and 1835 in West Bradford Township, Chester Co. as a storekeeper. From the description of Ledgers and daybooks, 1824-1854. (Chester County Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 20476647 ...

Selfridge, T. O. 1836-1924.

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Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885

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Victor Hugo, French poet, novelist and playwright. From the description of Victor Hugo collection, 1816-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702159680 From the description of Victor Hugo collection, 1816-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84010646 French writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to M. Cassin, 1831 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 759121359 French poet, novelist, dramatist. ...

Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993

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American aviator and army general; led first aerial attack on Japanese mainland during World War II. From the description of J. H. Doolittle letter to Mariel Theresa Jones [manuscript], 1950 February 7. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 502157996 Army officer. From the description of Papers of James Harold Doolittle, 1920-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069887 Aviator, Air Force officer. From the description of Reminiscence...

Hawks, Frank, 1897-1938

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Chamberlin, Clarence D. (Clarence Duncan), 1893-1976

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Aviator. From the description of Reminiscences of Clarence Duncan Chamberlin : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122512821 ...

Trippe, J. T. 1899-1981

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Mack, Johnny, 1881-

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Blériot, Louis, 1872-1936

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French aviation pioneer. First pilot to fly over the English Channel. Mortane was an author known for writing about aviation. From the description of Letter, 1928 May 2. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55151979 ...

Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910

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Civil engineer and aviation pioneer. From the description of Octave Chanute papers, 1807-1955 (bulk 1860-1910). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980023 A native of Paris, Chanute emigrated from France to the U.S. with his parents in 1838. He worked as an engineer, primarily in constructing railroads and railroad bridges, but is best remembered as a pioneer in aerial navigation and glider flight, and wrote two influential books on flight. From the description of P...

Grey, Charles Grey, Earl, 1729-1807

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British general. From the description of Autograph letters signed (27) and letters signed (3) : Barham Court, Sheerness, etc., to Sir James Murray-Pulteney, 1797 May 19-1799 June 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270507400 From the description of Instructions from Sir Charles Grey, Commander-in-Chief of the southern district, to Lieut. Generals Sir Robert Laurie and Cuyler : [Canterbury?] : manuscript copy, [1798?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270509932 From the...

Wellman, Walter, 1858-1934

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Journalist, explorer, adventurer and air enthusiast. First man to attempt a flight across the Atlantic Ocean (in a dirigible designed by him) Oct. 1910. From the description of Papers, 1904-1973. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 13871050 Journalist and polar airship pioneer; led five attempts to reach North Pole. From the description of Letter to S.S. McClure, 1911 January 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 62383399 ...

Post, Wiley, 1898-1935

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Genet, Edmond-Charles, 1763-1834

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French diplomat. First minister of the French Republic to the United States (1792-1793). Later a resident of New York. From the description of Edmond Charles Genet papers, 1734-1895 (bulk 1789-1793). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80812980 French minister to the United States; married to Cornelia Clinton, daughter of Governor George Clinton. From the description of Account book, 1799-1801. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58664564 ...

Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950

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Henry Harley "Hap"Arnold was a five-star general officer holding the grades of General of the Army and later General of the Air Force. He is the only officer to ever hold a five-star grade in two different U.S. military services. Instructed to fly by the Wright Brothers, Arnold was one of the first military pilots worldwide and the second rated pilot in the history of the United States Air Force. He was commander of the Army Air Forces in victory over Germany and Japan in World War II. General A...

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics was formed in 1963 by the merger of the Institute of Aerospace Sciences and the American Rocket Society. These records constitute the historical aeronautical archives of the Institute of Aerospace Sciences. From the description of Institute of Aerospace Sciences archives, 1783-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71065827 ...

Warner, Edward Pearson, 1894-1958

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Edward Pearson Warner (1894-1958) was professor of aeronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From the description of Edward Pearson Warner correspondence, 1923-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652259 From the guide to the Edward Pearson Warner correspondence, 1923-1927, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Lowe, T. S. C. (Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt), 1832-1913

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Hawks, Frank, 1897-1938

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Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869

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American jurist and politician. From the description of Letter signed : "War Department," to William Pitt Fessenden, 1862 May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580939 U.S. secretary of war 1862-1868. From the description of Telegram (draft) : ms. : Washington, D.C., to Ulysses S. Grant, Appomattox C.H., Va., 1865 Apr. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122380613 Secretary of War; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. ...

Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912

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Pioneer American aviator. From the description of Photograph of Wright near Le Mans, France, 1908. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959525 Wilbur Wright, born April 16, 1867 in Indiana, and his brother, Orville, born Aug. 19 1871 in Dayton, Ohio were inventors of the airplane. The brothers were in the printing and bicycle business in Dayton before they became interested in solving the problems of powered flight. After a series of kite and glider experiments at...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Warner, Edward Pearson, 1894-1958

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Edward Pearson Warner (1894-1958) was professor of aeronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From the description of Edward Pearson Warner correspondence, 1923-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652259 From the guide to the Edward Pearson Warner correspondence, 1923-1927, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Martin, Glenn L. (Glenn Luther), 1886-1955

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Pioneer aviator, airplane manufacturer, and businessman. From the description of Papers of Glenn L. Martin, 1910-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455656 ...

Kingsford-Smith, Charles Edward, Sir, 1897-1935

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Kingsford-Smith, aviator, served in the A.I.F. and later the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, made the first Trans-Pacific flight, U.S.to Australia in 1928. From the description of Papers of Charles Kingsford-Smith. 1917-1935. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 221125070 ...

Holland, Maurice, 1891-

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Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937

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Amelia Mary Earhart (AE) was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas, the first daughter of Amy (Otis) Earhart and Edwin Stanton Earhart. Her sister, Grace Muriel, was born three years later. The family moved several times (to Kansas City, Kansas; Des Moines; St. Paul; Chicago) during AE's childhood as her father tried unsuccessfully to establish a profitable legal career. AE graduated from Chicago's Hyde Park High School in 1916. ESE's increasing reliance on al...

Henson, William S. (William Samuel), 1805?-1888

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Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930

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Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878-1930) was an aviator and businessman. He developed the first practical amphibious airplane, as well as testing ship-based take-offs and landings. From the description of Glenn Hammond Curtiss photographs of early aviation, circa 1900s-1930s. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 231717817 Glenn Curtiss (1878-1930), a successful motorcycle manufacturer in Hammondsport, New York, became legendary in the aviation world. Curtiss...