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Record Unit 306

National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director

NASM Files, 1971-1978 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Title: NASM Files
Dates: 1971-1978 and undated
Quantity: 10.12 cu. ft. (18 document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Record Unit 306
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of the official files of Michael Collins as director of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), 1971-1978. To a large extent, the files concern the planning and funding of the new NASM building, its construction, the preparation of exhibits, and the opening of the Museum on July 1, 1976. On day-to-day administrative matters, documentation is uneven and in some areas, lacking. Correspondents include Smithsonian and NASM staff, Congressmen and other government officials, members of the aerospace and other industries, museum directors, astronauts, and the public.

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These records consist of the official files of Michael Collins as director of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), 1971-1978. To a large extent, the files concern the planning and funding of the new NASM building, its construction, the preparation of exhibits, and the opening of the Museum on July 1, 1976. On day-to-day administrative matters, documentation is uneven and in some areas, lacking. Correspondents include Smithsonian and NASM staff, Congressmen and other government officials, members of the aerospace and other industries, museum directors, astronauts, and the public.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 306, National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director, NASM Files

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Container List

Series 1

ADMINISTRATIVE SUBJECT FILES, 1971-1978, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

Box 1

Folders 1-7 Aeronautics, 1971-1977. These folders primarily contain copies of outgoing correspondence with an occasional incoming letter. Subjects mainly include collections and exhibits as well as the operation of the Aeronautics Department

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Folder 8 Aircraft: NC-4, 1972-1974. Concerns the status of this airplane and Collins' rebuttal to an article in The Armed Forces Journal, which accused NASM of letting the NC-4 decay

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Folder 9 Aircraft: Beverly E. Howard Jungmeister, 1972-1975. Contains agreement with the Beverly E. Howard Memorial Foundation

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Folder 10 Aircraft: C-47, 1971-1972, Concerns a proposal to lease an aircraft for Smithsonian use

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Folder 11 Aircraft: Kirk PT-1 and SE-5, 1972. Includes copies of pertinent file letters from 1949 to 1968 concerning the acquisition of Preston Kirk's airplane by NASM

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Box 2

Folder 1 Apollo 14 "Kitty Hawk" command module, 1971-1976. Includes correspondence with Congressmen and National Geographic President Melvin M. Payne concerning possible loan of the module to other museums

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Folder 2 Apollo/Soyuz tree planting ceremony, October 22, 1975. Includes a photograph of NASM showing trees planted by American and Soviet astronauts

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Folder 3 Art, 1971-1974. Concerns paintings exhibited in the Arts and Industries Building and includes list of "Artists and Astronautics," a collection of space art works, 1973, as well as initial correspondence with the muralists and sculptors whose work was to be exhibited in the new building

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Folder 4 Art, 1975. Concerns murals and sculpture for the new museum, as well as donations of art work.

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Folder 5 Art, 1976. Concerns posters and art for the new building. Includes correspondence of Neil Armstrong and material regarding a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) exhibit, Space Art from the USSR. ["Space Art from the USSR" poster removed to oversize.]

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Oversize "Space Art from the USSR" poster, 1976.

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Folder 6 Art, 1977. Concerns donations of art works and the theft of one of the traveling Soviet paintings

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Folder 7 Associates, 1972-1977

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Folder 8 Associates, 1976-1977. Includes material on "Weekend at the National Air and Space Museum," November 1976

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Folder 9 Associates: Women's Committee, 1972, 1976

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Folders 10-12 Astronautics, 1971-1974. Includes correspondence and memoranda on the operation of the Astronautics Department and early plans for exhibits in the new NASM building. Also includes list of names for a "Biographical file of Astronautical Personalities," 1973, and contains correspondence from Frederick C. Durant, III, assistant director of astronautics

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Box 3

Folders 1-3 Astronautics, 1975-1977

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Folder 4 Astronautics: spacecraft, 1971. Concerns locations of all American command modules

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Folder 5 Astronautics: moon rocks, 1972

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Folder 6 Astronautics: Cosmos 316, 1972. Concerns space debris from a Soviet satellite

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Folder 7 Auctions, 1975-1978

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Folder 8 Awards, 1977-1978. Includes the 1977 Architectural Award of Excellence given to NASM by the American Institute of Steel Construction, the Proxmire "Award of Merit," the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association "Citation of Merit," and the "Certificate of Design Excellence," from Print magazine.

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Folder 9 B, 1971-1978

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Folder 10 Beckman Report, 1971

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Folder 11 Silvio Bedini, 1972, 1975

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Folder 12 Belmont, 1977

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Folder 13 Belmont Priorities Conference, 1973

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Box 4

Folder 1 Belmont Priorities Conference, 1974

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Folder 2 Blandy Boocock Memorial Foundation, 1972

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Folder 3 Frank G. Brewer Trophy, 1973-1978. Includes Michael Collins' nominations for the trophy of the National Aeronautical Association

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Folder 4 Budget, 1973-1976. Includes memoranda and budget figures for NASM and partly concerns the change of program emphasis which followed the successful opening

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Folder 5 Budget, Zero Base

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Folder 6 Building Number Three, Alexandria, 1971-1974

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Folder 7 Buildings Management Department, 1973-1974. Concerns study and reorganization of Buildings Management Department (BMD)

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Folder 8 William A. M. Burden, 1973-1977. Concerns the Burden Collection of aviation literature and includes list of books he donated

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Box 5

Folder 1 Bureau heads meeting, 1976-1978

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Folder 2 By-word, 1976

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Folder 3 C, 1971-1977

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Folder 4 Cachet covers, 1972-1977. Concerns NASM's Milestones of Flight covers

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Folder 5 Cafeteria, 1971-1978. Includes correspondence with consultants Flambert and Flambert and plans for ARA Services to operate a cafeteria

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Folder 6 Cafeteria: drawings and plans

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Folder 7 Cafeteria: Kiosk, 1978

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Folder 8 Cape Canaveral exhibit, 1975

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Folder 9 Carranza, Captain Emilio (Mexican aviator): suggestions for an exhibit

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Folder 10 Central Intelligence Agency, 1973, 1976.

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Folder 11 Mrs. Otis Chandler: Artificial aurora project, 1972

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Box 6

Folder 1 Collection management, 1974, 1976-1978. Concerns inventory project

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Folder 2 Colloquium, NASM staff, 1977

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Folder 3 Commission of Fine Arts, 1971-1975. Includes Press Kit put together for meeting with Fine Arts Commission, November 17, 1971, as well as transcript of 1975 meeting concerning the Lippold Sculpture

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Folder 4 Committee for the Future, 1971, 1973

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Folder 5 Complaints, 1976-1978

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Folder 6 COMSAT, 1973-1974

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Folder 7 Concern, Inc., 1974-1976

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Folder 8 Concorde, 1976

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Folder 9 Conference of Administrative Officers, 1974

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Folder 10 Congress, 1971-1977

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Folder 11 Contest: possibility of a NASM trophy, 1972

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Folder 12 Contracts: summary sheets, 1974

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Folder 13 Cookbook, 1977

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Box 7

Folder 1 Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1975-1976

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Folder 2 Copernicus 500th anniversary, 1971-1973. Includes draft of Collins introductory speech for Athelstan Spilhaus, April 26, 1973. Also includes booklet, program, and photographs

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Folder 3 Council of Conservators, 1973-1974

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Folder 4 Cruise Missile Tomahawk, 1977. Includes photographs

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Folder 5 Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, 1977

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Folder 6 D, 1971-1978

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Folder 7 Daiger, John G. and Margaret M., 1975-1976

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Folder 8 Docents, 1971-1972, 1977

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Folder 9 Donations to NASM, 1971-1973

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Folder 10 Dulles Airport, 1971-1974. Concerns the efforts of Neilson J. November to establish a branch of NASM at Dulles

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Folder 11 E, 1971, 1973, 1976-1977

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Folder 12 Early Birds, 1972-1973. Includes history of Early Birds and membership lists

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Folder 13 Educational Review Board, 1971

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Folder 14 Einstein Centennial of 1979, 1977-1978. Concerns planning for the Centennial

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Folder 15 Dr. Eugene N. Emme, 1973-1978. Includes correspondence of the NASA historian with Michael Collins

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Folder 16 Rowland and Mary Emmett, 1973-1978. Includes articles and photographs of the inventor of zany contraptions, such as the "Lunacycle," which was exhibited at NASM

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Folder 17 Employees (NASM), outside activities, 1973

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Box 8

Folder 1 Energy conservation, 1973-1975

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Folder 2 Environmental statement on the new building, 1970-1973

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Folder 3 Equal opportunity plan of action, 1974

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Folder 4 Equipment, miscellaneous, 1974-1977. Primarily concerns seating lounges for the public and the wording of plaque for outside of building

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Folder 5 Exhibits: Apollo to the Moon, 1975

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Folder 6 Exhibits: Balloon Hall Exhibit, 1971-1974. Includes concept script

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Folder 7 Exhibits: Drug Exhibit, 1972

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Folder 8 Exhibits: Earthbound benefits from Flight

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Folder 9 Exhibits: East Terrace of NASM and Last Site on the Mall, 1975-1977. See also Concern, Inc.

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Folder 10 Exhibits: Eric Sloane mural, 1971-1976. Includes articles on Sloane and his work

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Folder 11 Exhibits: Eric Sloane mural quotation, 1977-1978

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Folders 12-13 Exhibits: general, 1971-1975. See also Art

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Folder 14 Exhibits: Great Hall Exhibit, 1971

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Folder 15 Exhibits: Hall of Transportation, 1974

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Folder 16 Exhibits: Keith Ferris mural of a B-17 bomber, 1975

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Folder 17 Exhibits: Life in the Universe, 1973-1977

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Folder 18 Exhibits: Milestones of Flight, 1974

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Box 9

Folder 1 Exhibits: NASM Exhibits Policy, 1971

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Folder 2 Exhibits: Office of Exhibits, 1971-1973. Concerns reorganization of the exhibits office

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Folder 3 Exhibits: Plans and Progress Report to S. Dillon Ripley, May 1976. Outlines status of each exhibit hall for the new NASM museum

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Folder 4 Exhibits: Pre-exhibit monologue, c. 1976 (Accession 09-165)

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Folder 5 Exhibits: Program Status charts, 1974-1976

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Folder 6 Exhibits: Quarterly Summation, 1977

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Folder 7 Exhibits: Robert McCall mural, 1972-1975. Includes correspondence and sketches and examples of his work on the space mural

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Folder 8 Exhibits: Rocketry and Space Flight, 1974

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Folder 9 Exhibits: Sea Air Operations Hall, 1974

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Folder 10 Exhibits: Space, 1971-1974. Concerns A&I Building exhibits

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Folder 11 Exhibits: Spacearium, 1971-1976. Concerns fund raising for the Spacearium

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Folder 12 Exhibits: Special Exhibits Gallery, 1976

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Folder 13 Exhibits: Status Reports, FY1975-1976

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Folder 14 Exhibits: Study Group Report, 1972. See also Office of Exhibits

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Folder 15 Exhibits: World War I Exhibit, 1971-1973. Includes concept script for 1972 exhibit

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Folder 16 Exhibits: World War II Gallery, 1975

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Folder 17 Exhibits: World War II, 1977. Concerns claim against a contractor

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Folder 18 Experimental Aircraft Association, 1972-1973. Partly concerns Lindbergh's Monocoupe

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Folder 19 Experimentarium, 1971-1975

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Box 10

Folder 1 F, 1971-1977

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Folder 2 Feasibility Study for the new NASM building, March 3, 1971

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Folder 3 Federal Aviation Administration, 1973. Includes copy of SI/FAA agreement by which NASM received artifacts

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Folder 4 Film Review Group, 1971

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Folder 5 Fountain of Flow, 1973-1974, 1977. Memos concern a proposed display of art and technology

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Folder 6 Fourth Street, 1975-1976. Includes a discussion draft of the 1969 report "Fourth Street in the Capital City"

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Folder 7 Franklin Mint, 1970-1972

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Folder 8 Freedom Train, 1974-1975

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Folder 9 Fund Raising, 1971-1977

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Folder 10 Fund Raising: Letter of January 5, 1972, to the aerospace industry and responses, 1972-1973

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Folder 11 Fund Raising: sales, 1973-1976. Includes memos and correspondence on the sale of posters, cachet covers, ties, and coloring books and a controversy with the Museum Shops

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Folder 12 G, 1971-1978

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Folder 13 Paul Garber, 1973, 1978

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Folder 14 General Aviation Manufacturer's Association, 1974

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Folder 15 General Services Administration, 1971-1976. Correspondence concerns construction of the new NASM building

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Box 11

Folder 1 Gilbane Building Company, 1972, 1975-1976. Concerns construction

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Folder 2 Goddard Memorial Trophy, 1971-1977

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Folder 3 Barry Goldwater, 1970-1977. Includes copy of his speech before the House subcommittee regarding funding of NASM

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Folder 4 Barry Goldwater medal proposal, 1975

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Folder 5 John Grierson, 1977-1978

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Folder 6 Groundbreaking ceremony (November 20, 1972), 1972-1973

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Folder 7 Groundbreaking ceremony photographs

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Folder 8 Guards, 1972-1978

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Folder 9 Guggenheim correspondence, 1962-1969. Contains copies of correspondence concerning the grants of the Guggenheim Foundation to the National Air Museum. Occasional original materials appear to be from the files of the then Director, Philip S. Hopkins. Included is one original Carmichael memo and comments on other documents

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Folder 10 Guggenheim correspondence, 1971-1976

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Folder 11 Guggenheim Fellowship, 1976-1977

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Folder 12 Guggenheim Fund, 1969-1971

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Folder 13 Guggenheim NASM Project: reports on California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) and Stanford aeronautical engineering schools, 1967

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Box 12

Folder 1 Gymnasium, 1977

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Folder 2 H, 1971-1978

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Folder 3 Hayden Planetarium, 1975

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Folder 4 Hillwood, 1975

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Folder 5 History: correspondence concerning appropriation hearings, 1972

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Folder 6 History: legislation, 1946-1973. Contains copies of House and Senate reports with legislation for the new NASM

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Folder 7 History: organization charts, 1969

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Folder 8 History: "Proposed objectives and plans for the National Air and Space Museum," 1965

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Folder 10 History: "Report on the Management Survey of the National Air Museum," 1959

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Folder 11 Hodgkins Medal, 1972-1976. Concerns nominees

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Folder 12 Office of Horticulture, 1976-1977

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Folder 13 Howard Hughes aircraft, 1974. Includes data sheets on the H-1, H-4, and PB-24

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Folder 14 Howard Hughes Spruce Goose, HK-1, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/NASM panel, 1974-1975. This folder and the two that follow concern a controversy over Hughes' wooden airplane and its disposition

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Folder 15 Howard Hughes Spruce Goose HK-1 correspondence, 1974-1978

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Box 13

Folder 1 Howard Hughes Spruce Goose HK-1 press materials, 1975-1976. Includes clippings

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Folder 2 Howard Hughes and Megalifter proposal, 1975

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Folder 3 Hughes Aircraft Company energy saving plan, 1976. Includes report, "Program for an Energy Efficient HVAC Control System"

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Folder 4 I, 1975-1976

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Folder 5 Intelsat Corporation agreement with NASM, 1975. Includes photographs

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Folder 6 International Aerospace Hall of Fame, 1972-1975, 1977

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Folder 7 International Silver Company, 1976

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Folder 8 J, 1971-1978

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Folder 9 S. Paul Johnston, 1971 , 1973, 1976. Includes copy of his address given before the Washington Aero Club, 1969, regarding the status of NASM

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Folder 10 K, 1971-1978

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Folder 11 Otto Kalir, 1971, 1973-1975, 1977-1978. Concerns possible donation of his aeronautical medal collection to NASM

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Folder 12 L, 1971-1978

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Folder 13 Langley Medal, 1971. Concerns award to Lt. General Samuel Cochran Phillips

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Folder 14 Langley Medal, 1975-1976. Concerns the joint award to Grover Loening and James Edwin Webb. Includes photographs

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Folder 15 Library, 1971-1975. Includes a report by Catherine D. Scott titled "Recommendation for the Development of the Historical Research Center of the National Air and Space Museum"

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Folder 16 Library, 1976-1978

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Folder 17 Library Air Force Oral History Program, 1973-1974

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Box 14

Folder 1 Library of Congress, 1971, 1974, 1977. Correspondence concerns collecting policies

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Folder 2 Lindbergh 50th anniversary (May 21, 1977), 1976-1977. Includes photograph

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Folder 3 Link Foundation, 1971-1973. Correspondence partly concerns the Experimentarium and also includes poetry written by astronaut Alfred Merrill Worden

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Folder 4 Grover Loening, 1972-1976. Correspondence concerns his book, his posthumous award of the Langley Medal, and his memorial fund

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Folder 5 Pare Lorentz, 1972, 1975-1976. Concerns his "Over the Hump" film made during World War II in China

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Folder 6 M, 1971-1978

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Folder 7 Walter Male, 1972-1973. Material partly concerns problems at Silver Hill

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Folder 8 Management Analysis Office, 1974-1976

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Folder 9 Dr. Donald H. Menzel, 1970-1971, 1973, 1976. Correspondence partly concerns lunar nomenclature

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Folder 10 Metro Goldwyn Mayer-NASM agreement, 1975

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Folder 11 Michaelis Collection, 1972-1975. Concerns acquisition of a collection of rare books and scientific instruments

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Folder 12 Missiles, 1973-1974

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Folder 13 Moving artifacts into the new building, 1975

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Folder 14 Museums: Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, 1973. Includes photographs

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Folder 15 Museums: California, 1975

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Folder 16 Museums: Deutsches Museum, Munich, 1971-1976. Includes correspondence with Theo Stillger, director-general, as well as photographs of Collins' 1971 visit

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Folder 17 Museums: McGraw-Hill Planetarium, 1971

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Folder 18 Museums: National Science Museum, Tokyo, 1977

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Box 15

Folder 1 Museums: North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, 1971-1977. Includes correspondence of Director Richard Wescott and clippings of Collins' 1972 visit

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Folder 2 Museums: Ontario Science Center

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Folder 3 Museums: Rochester Museum and Science Center, 1971

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Folder 4 Museums: San Diego Hall of Science, 1972

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Folder 5 Museums: Swiss Museum of Transport and Communication, 1971-1975

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Folder 6 Museums: miscellaneous correspondence and brochures

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Folder 7 Museum shop, 1971-1974

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Folder 8 N, 1971-1978

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Folder 9 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1971. Contains copy of NASA-NASM agreement on space exhibits for the new building

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Folder 10 NASA, 1972-1974. Partly concerns a joint seminar "Outlook for Space," 1974, and other joint projects

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Folder 11 NASA, 1975-1978. Includes correspondence with NASA administrators, Alexander P. Nagy, James C. Fletcher, and Noel Hinners. Partly concerns the special showing on June 9, 1976, of the new museum to NASA employees

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Folder 12 National Aeronautics and Space Council, 1971

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Folder 13 National Board of Smithsonian Associates, 1971

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Folder 14 National Geographic Society, 1971, 1975-1976. Includes correspondence with Melville Bell Grosvenor and Melvin M. Payne

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Folder 15 National Museum Act, 1973, 1977

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Folder 16 National Portrait Gallery, 1971

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Box 16

Folder 1 Order of Daedalians, 1976. Concerns the sculpture Daedalus by Richard Harrell Rogers

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Folder 2 P, 1971-1973, 1976

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Folder 3 Parking and traffic, 1965, 1972. Concerns the effects of the new building on Mall area parking and traffic and includes 1965 "Evaluation of Proposed Garage, National Air and Space Museum" and 1972 "An Impact Study of the National Air and Space Museum on Traffic Congestion," both by Barton-Aschman Associates

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Folder 4 Parking and Traffic, 1973-1974. Includes report titled "Paid Parking: Smithsonian Parking Facilities including the new Air and Space Museum"

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Folder 5 Parking and Traffic, 1975-1977. Includes statistics on the parking concession and copy of the contract with Colonial Parking

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Folder 6 Paul Perrot, 1974

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Folder 7 Press Kit on the new building, 1972. Includes statistics on the building and biographies of Collins and architect Gyo Obata

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Folder 8 Property and security, 1971, 1974-1976

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Folder 9 Public Affairs office, 1971-1974, 1976

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Folder 10 Publications: general, 1972-1974. See also Cookbook

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Folder 11 Publications: Kodansha Publishers, 1978. Includes color photographs of NASM

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Folder 12 Publications: NASA-Abrams volume, 1977-1978. Concerns negotiations regarding the publisher

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Box 17

Folder 1 Publications: Supersonic Flight, 1972

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Folder 2 R, 1972-1973

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Folder 3 Research, 1977

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Folder 4 S, 1971-1975

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Folder 5 Science and Technology, Department of, 1973

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Folder 6 Silver Hill, 1971-1974

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Folder 7 Smithsonian Council, 1971-1972

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Folder 8 Smithsonian Year, 1972-1974

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Folder 9 Space, 1971-1975, 1976

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Folder 10 Spaceward Corporation, 1971

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Folder 11 Special Events, 1972-1973

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Folder 12 Storage, 1975-1977

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Folder 13 T, 1971-1973

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Folder 14 Transpo '72, 1972

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Folder 15 Travel, 1975-1978

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Folder 16 Union, 1976-1977

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Folder 17 United States Geological Survey. Consists primarily of printed materials on the ERTS and EROS satellites and includes Apollo 17 pre-mission geologic map

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Folder 18 Vehicle and Power Plant Restoration Planning meeting (March 21, 1973), 1972-1973. Concerns meeting of outside experts held by NASM to obtain advice on the restoration projects planned for the new museum

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Folder 19 Videorecord Corporation, 1971-1972

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Folder 20 Visitors, 1974-1976

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Folder 21 W, 1971-1974

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Folder 22 Wright Brothers and Wright Aeroplane, 1971-1976. Includes correspondence with their niece, Ivonette Wright, and copy of 1948 agreement on the plane

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Folder 23 XYZ, 1971-1973

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Series 2

READING FILES, 1971-1976.

Box 18

Folders 1-6 Reading files, 1971-1976. Incomplete. 1973 includes log of Collins' activities and telephone calls between January and March

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Series 3

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1971-1978, AND UNDATED.

These miscellaneous photographs primarily document SI and NASM occasions. Other photographs are scattered throughout the records

Box 18

Folder 7 Boeing Company donation of painting to NASM, November 28, 1977

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Folder 8 James Bradley retirement reception, June 30, 1972

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Folder 9 Arthur C. Clarke, March 15, 1973

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Folder 10 William Custer presentation of model, June 24, 1975

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Folder 11 General DeSilva of Portugal, visit to NASM, November 11, 1976

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Folder 12 Estes Industries presentation, February 20, 1976

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Folder 13 Carl Grimsley retirement, December 14, 1973

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Folder 14 Congressman and Mrs. Ken Hechler, June 30, 1976

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Folder 15 Fran Johnson and presentation of Joan Merriam Smith bust to NASM, March 30, 1972

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Folder 16 Con. H. Keith and presentation of Hanson 150th anniversary coin, June 12, 1972

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Folder 17 Mathieu Mategot Tapestry presentation, November 23, 1971

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Folder 18 Arthur McFadden (?), 3,000,000th visitor to NASM, September 26, 1976

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Folder 19 Senator Frank Moss, Dr. Caryl Haskins, and Congressman Cederberg visit NASM, January 22, 1976

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Folder 20 Navy Secretary receives propeller from NASM, February 25, 1975

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Folder 21 Production Unit receives appreciation award, January 31, 1974

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Polder 22 Walter Roderick receives Sustained Performance Award, January 31, 1974

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Folder 23 Rufus Shivers, March 14, 1973

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Folder 24 Cristobal Toral painting presentation, June 21, 1971

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Folder 25 Major General Leigh Wade at Silver Hill, April 18, 1973

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Folder 26 Events of June 14, 1972

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Folder 27 Miscellaneous and unidentified photographs

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Folder 28 Service awards, 1975-1976

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Series 4

ARTIFACTS.

Box 19

Folder 1 Plaque, "Great Success Exploring on the Moon," presented by UN Korean War Allies Association, Republic of Korea

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Folder 2 Citation accompanying General Thomas D. White USAF Space Trophy, April 29, 1970

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Folder 3 Plaque, "The Eagle Has Landed"

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Folder 4 Plaque, reproduction of plaque left on moon by Apollo 11 crew on July 20, 1969. Issued by the Danbury Mint

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Box 20

Folder 1 Scroll, Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur, presented to Michael Collins by the president of France, October 7, 1969 [formerly folder 5 in box 19]

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