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Record Unit 479

National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space History

Exhibition Records, circa 1976-1990

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space History
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: circa 1976-1990
Quantity: 11.8 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 oversize folders)
Collection: Record Unit 479
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit documents the curation of the "Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age" exhibition by Paul E. Ceruzzi of the Department of Space History. It includes the concept and label script, correspondence with donors, material concerning funding, reports, plans, photographs, and material concerning the design and production of the exhibition.

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This record unit documents the curation of the Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age exhibition by Paul E. Ceruzzi of the Department of Space History. It includes the concept and label script, correspondence with donors, material concerning funding, reports, plans, photographs, and material concerning the design and production of the exhibition.

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Subject

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 479, National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space History, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Ceruzzi

Box 1 of 12

National Air and Space Museum Script

Box 1 of 12

Computer Gallery - Interactive Exhibit Status

Box 1 of 12

Aerospace Computing

Box 1 of 12

Computer Gallery

Box 1 of 12

External Correspondence

Box 1 of 12

Details

Box 1 of 12

Gallery Label Script

Box 1 of 12

Preliminary Audiovisual Script (2 folders)

Box 1 of 12

Old Label Script (2 folders)

Box 1 of 12

Exhibit Status Reports

Box 1 of 12

Box 2

Computer Gallery

Box 2 of 12

Computer Gallery Proposal

Box 2 of 12

Funding

Box 2 of 12

Concept Script

Box 2 of 12

340-350 "ECO" for Pioneer (2 folders)

Box 2 of 12

Computer

Box 2 of 12

Association of American Museums (AAM) Seminar

Box 2 of 12

Label Script - Original (3 folders)

Box 2 of 12

Label Script, March 1988

Box 2 of 12

Comments and Feedback

Box 2 of 12

Comments - Testing

Box 2 of 12

Computer Graphics

Box 2 of 12

Art Gallery Executive Committee

Box 2 of 12

Film Series

Box 2 of 12

Floor Plans

Box 2 of 12

Graphics Packages to Exhibit, February 1988

Box 2 of 12

Box 3

Computer Glossary

Box 3 of 12

Invitation List

Box 3 of 12

Interactives - Status

Box 3 of 12

Meeting, May 4, 1988

Box 3 of 12

Memoranda

Box 3 of 12

Models

Box 3 of 12

Models, Scale

Box 3 of 12

Monthly Reports

Box 3 of 12

NEXT Computer

Box 3 of 12

Opening

Box 3 of 12

Photo Orders

Box 3 of 12

Poster

Box 3 of 12

Gallery Prospectus

Box 3 of 12

Restoration

Box 3 of 12

Smithsonian Institution Shops

Box 3 of 12

Silver Hill

Box 3 of 12

Status Reports

Box 3 of 12

Software Film (2 folders)

Box 3 of 12

Walk-Through

Box 3 of 12

Trademark

Box 3 of 12

VCO

Box 3 of 12

Thank you letter

Box 3 of 12

Symposium

Box 3 of 12

Computer Exhibit

Box 3 of 12

Prodigy

Box 3 of 12

Ford Aerospace

Box 3 of 12

General Dynamics

Box 3 of 12

General Electric

Box 3 of 12

Goodyear Aerospace

Box 3 of 12

Gould

Box 3 of 12

Grid

Box 3 of 12

DFVLR

Box 3 of 12

Box 4

Deutsches Museum

Box 4 of 12

Eisenhower Library

Box 4 of 12

Evans and Sutherland

Box 4 of 12

Grumman

Box 4 of 12

Harris

Box 4 of 12

Hewlett-Packard

Box 4 of 12

Hughes - Ground Sys.

Box 4 of 12

IBM

Box 4 of 12

Computer Animation

Box 4 of 12

ISC

Box 4 of 12

JMP

Box 4 of 12

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Box 4 of 12

Lockheed

Box 4 of 12

Martin Marietta

Box 4 of 12

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Laboratory

Box 4 of 12

McDonnell Douglas

Box 4 of 12

Microprose

Box 4 of 12

Mitre

Box 4 of 12

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters

Box 4 of 12

NASA - Ames

Box 4 of 12

NASA - Dryden

Box 4 of 12

NASA - Goddard

Box 4 of 12

NASA - Langley

Box 4 of 12

National Bureau of Standards

Box 4 of 12

NEXT

Box 4 of 12

NASA - Johnson Space Center

Box 4 of 12

Radio Shack

Box 4 of 12

Northrop

Box 4 of 12

Silicon Graphics

Box 4 of 12

Singer

Box 4 of 12

Softech

Box 4 of 12

SPAR

Box 4 of 12

Sperry

Box 4 of 12

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Box 4 of 12

Vitro

Box 4 of 12

Winthrop Group

Box 4 of 12

Apogee

Box 4 of 12

Apollo

Box 4 of 12

AT&T

Box 4 of 12

Autocad

Box 4 of 12

AUVS

Box 4 of 12

BB&N

Box 4 of 12

Boeing

Box 4 of 12

Canadian Marconi

Box 4 of 12

Cincinnati-Milacron

Box 4 of 12

Museum of Science and Industry

Box 4 of 12

Computervision

Box 4 of 12

Computer Museum

Box 4 of 12

Cray

Box 4 of 12

Box 5

DEC

Box 5 of 12

Computer Gallery Correspondence

Box 5 of 12

Computer Gallery International Visitor Experience

Box 5 of 12

Computer Gallery Distribution

Box 5 of 12

Computer Gallery Mailing Lists

Box 5 of 12

Computer Gallery Prospectus

Box 5 of 12

Gallery Entrance

Box 5 of 12

Aerospace Computers Today

Box 5 of 12

Computer Floor Plan

Box 5 of 12

Early Flight

Box 5 of 12

Apollo Era

Box 5 of 12

Chronologic File, 1985 March to December

Box 5 of 12

Chronologic File, 1985 March to December, Paul Ceruzzi

Box 5 of 12

Hilburn Investments, 1986

Box 5 of 12

Georgetown University, 1986

Box 5 of 12

Geostar Corporation, 1984

Box 5 of 12

German Democratic Republic, 1986

Box 5 of 12

Ghirardelli Chocolate Co., 1985

Box 5 of 12

Goodyear Aerospace Corporation, 1984

Box 5 of 12

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, 1983-1984

Box 5 of 12

Box 6

Gorman-Rupp Company, 1984

Box 6 of 12

The Granger Collection, 1983

Box 6 of 12

Hemmings Motor News, 1984

Box 6 of 12

Grumman Aerospace Corporation, 1983-1985

Box 6 of 12

QN Autopilot Sim

Box 6 of 12

Velocity 3-D

Box 6 of 12

Maintenance

Box 6 of 12

Evans and Sutherland

Box 6 of 12

A look at CAD IVIS

Box 6 of 12

Tektronics

Box 6 of 12

NATC Mockup

Box 6 of 12

CFD

Box 6 of 12

TSP

Box 6 of 12

P51 Mustang

Box 6 of 12

A64 Simulator

Box 6 of 12

Cosmic Overview

Box 6 of 12

Gravity - Asst. Nav.

Box 6 of 12

Hardware

Box 6 of 12

Box 7

Details

Box 7 of 12

Ted Collen's Notebook (4 folders)

Box 7 of 12

Memoranda, January-August 1987

Box 7 of 12

Memoranda, May-December 1986

Box 7 of 12

Lessons Learned

Box 7 of 12

Milestones Alphabetical by Name

Box 7 of 12

Thematic Area Working Meetings Computer Gallery

Box 7 of 12

Computer Program Evaluations

Box 7 of 12

Aerospace Computer Gallery Monthly Report

Box 7 of 12

Construction plans (blueprints from Explus)

Box 7 of 12

Index Cards

Box 7 of 12

Photographs

Box 7 of 12

Lessons Learned

Box 7 of 12

Summary Report Beyond the Limits

Box 7 of 12

Box 8

Introduction

Box 8 of 12

Introductory Material

Box 8 of 12

Casio Electronic Items

Box 8 of 12

TRS 80

Box 8 of 12

4 Computer photos

Box 8 of 12

Photo of minutemen at launch

Box 8 of 12

Bin with a million transistors

Box 8 of 12

VHSIC Chip

Box 8 of 12

Vacuum tube from SAGE

Box 8 of 12

Noyce/Kilby's patents for circuit

Box 8 of 12

First transistor

Box 8 of 12

Minuteman guidance computer

Box 8 of 12

Sci-Fi illustration of computer

Box 8 of 12

VHSIC

Box 8 of 12

Monarch Butterfly

Box 8 of 12

Interactive Gallery Guide

Box 8 of 12

Sunburst Logos

Box 8 of 12

Design motif for "bio-blocks"

Box 8 of 12

Design

Box 8 of 12

Slide Rule, 8 ft. teaching

Box 8 of 12

Bio-Block photo

Box 8 of 12

Men in lofting room

Box 8 of 12

Model-Bristol Fighter

Box 8 of 12

Weight and calculation tables for Bristol fighter

Box 8 of 12

Women in computing

Box 8 of 12

Z-3 Computer that did flutter eq.

Box 8 of 12

Tacoma Narrows

Box 8 of 12

Weight tables from Skyraider

Box 8 of 12

AD-1 Skyraider

Box 8 of 12

Saturn V Rocket - large drawing

Box 8 of 12

Friden desk calculator

Box 8 of 12

Snark scale model

Box 8 of 12

Snark photo

Box 8 of 12

Maddida photo

Box 8 of 12

Photograph, Von Neumann

Box 8 of 12

Small circuit board from IBM 701

Box 8 of 12

Charactron display tube

Box 8 of 12

Copy of Ivan Sutherland's report

Box 8 of 12

Space Shuttle in stages

Box 8 of 12

Milestones of computer graphics

Box 8 of 12

L-3 P-3 Boeing Engines photo

Box 8 of 12

Artist drawings of previous plans for space station

Box 8 of 12

Space Shuttle models

Box 8 of 12

Window opening onto staging area

Box 8 of 12

Space station

Box 8 of 12

Bio-block photo

Box 8 of 12

Preliminary sketches of Space Shuttle

Box 8 of 12

Aerodynamics

Box 8 of 12

220 L-1 G-1

Box 8 of 12

200 L-2 G-2

Box 8 of 12

Montage of wind tunnel models

Box 8 of 12

DYNA SOAR

Box 8 of 12

1950's wind tunnel control

Box 8 of 12

Wind tunnel models

Box 8 of 12

Variable density wind tunnel

Box 8 of 12

Navier-Stokes equations

Box 8 of 12

Shuttle model in Langley

Box 8 of 12

Shuttle model with oil streaks

Box 8 of 12

Shuttle tunnel models

Box 8 of 12

Shuttle tiles

Box 8 of 12

Wind tunnel models

Box 8 of 12

Photograph of kids at work

Box 8 of 12

Illiac IV

Box 8 of 12

Cray-1

Box 8 of 12

S. Cray

Box 8 of 12

Ames Network

Box 8 of 12

Computer Hacker

Box 8 of 12

CFD Images

Box 8 of 12

CFD Pix

Box 8 of 12

Graphic of Yacht

Box 8 of 12

Space Shuttle main engine model

Box 8 of 12

Spaceplane, scale model

Box 8 of 12

230 L-13

Box 8 of 12

Box 9

Boeing 737-300 scale model

Box 9 of 12

240 L-5 AV-5 P-S

Box 9 of 12

HiMat crew at Edwards AFB

Box 9 of 12

Bell X-1

Box 9 of 12

Manufacture

Box 9 of 12

Conrad Zuse

Box 9 of 12

Wing of the HS-293

Box 9 of 12

HS-293 flying bomb

Box 9 of 12

Zuse's patent

Box 9 of 12

Air Force reports on whirlwind

Box 9 of 12

Whirlwind computer

Box 9 of 12

Doug Ross

Box 9 of 12

Ash Tray

Box 9 of 12

Piece of NC tape

Box 9 of 12

The robot

Box 9 of 12

Composite material used in airplane

Box 9 of 12

330 L4-P4

Box 9 of 12

Access space frame

Box 9 of 12

Intelsat wave guide

Box 9 of 12

PERT chart

Box 9 of 12

Testing

Box 9 of 12

Variety of small instruments

Box 9 of 12

Oscillograph strip charts

Box 9 of 12

Photo panel

Box 9 of 12

Merchant desk calculator

Box 9 of 12

Michael Collins

Box 9 of 12

Pilot handbook

Box 9 of 12

Knee Pad

Box 9 of 12

Graphic explaining envelopes

Box 9 of 12

Enterprise photograph

Box 9 of 12

Flying wing models

Box 9 of 12

Operations: Air

Box 9 of 12

Ship-Gyro

Box 9 of 12

Elmer Sperry

Box 9 of 12

Bio-Block

Box 9 of 12

Sperry 1914 Gyroscope

Box 9 of 12

Honeywell Ring laser gyro

Box 9 of 12

510 L-4 P-4

Box 9 of 12

Sperry A-2 Autopilot

Box 9 of 12

Photograph of an autopilot

Box 9 of 12

Norden Bombsight

Box 9 of 12

520 L-5 P-S

Box 9 of 12

X-29 Mannequin

Box 9 of 12

X-29 Operational Mockup

Box 9 of 12

X-29 Computer

Box 9 of 12

Relaxed Stability and the Canard wing

Box 9 of 12

QN Pterodactyl

Box 9 of 12

Stealth Bomber

Box 9 of 12

"Big Picture"

Box 9 of 12

Helmet-Mounted Display - Virtual Cockpit

Box 9 of 12

ADA Programming

Box 9 of 12

Bendix Advertisement

Box 9 of 12

Felsenthal Slide Ruler

Box 9 of 12

Digital Avionics

Box 9 of 12

HP-41C Used by Rutan/Yeager

Box 9 of 12

SAGE Network

Box 9 of 12

SAGE Memory Unit

Box 9 of 12

Contemporary "War Room" Installation

Box 9 of 12

Still from Dr. Strangelove

Box 9 of 12

SAGE Installation

Box 9 of 12

Early ARC Installation

Box 9 of 12

ATC Sector Suite

Box 9 of 12

Modern ATC Map of the United States

Box 9 of 12

Reservation Board Photograph

Box 9 of 12

American Airlines "Lazy Susan"

Box 9 of 12

Revisor Terminal

Box 9 of 12

SABRE Photograph

Box 9 of 12

Low Fares Advertised in Newspapers Advertisements

Box 9 of 12

Box 10

Barcode Computer System (American Express)

Box 10 of 12

Flight Simulators (2 folders)

Box 10 of 12

Edwin Link

Box 10 of 12

Link Trainer - Wartime

Box 10 of 12

Link Trainer (1934)

Box 10 of 12

Outtake - Donald Duck

Box 10 of 12

ASCA

Box 10 of 12

IMS and Terrain

Box 10 of 12

Terrain Board and Camera

Box 10 of 12

Dome Flight Simulator

Box 10 of 12

Pilot's View of Dome

Box 10 of 12

Shuttle Simulator

Box 10 of 12

Space Operations

Box 10 of 12

Sensor from Saturn V

Box 10 of 12

Saturn Launch

Box 10 of 12

Launch Control Room, Shuttle

Box 10 of 12

Launch Control Room, Apollo

Box 10 of 12

Dr. Wernher Von Braun

Box 10 of 12

Computer Shuts Launch

Box 10 of 12

V-2/Saturn

Box 10 of 12

Main Label - Science Fiction

Box 10 of 12

Earth Path Indicator

Box 10 of 12

Gordon Cooper

Box 10 of 12

Quotation from President Kennedy

Box 10 of 12

Gemini Computer and DSKY

Box 10 of 12

Photograph of Mercury capsule

Box 10 of 12

Apollo guidance computer and DSKY

Box 10 of 12

Apollo core rope

Box 10 of 12

Apollo 11 Starcharts

Box 10 of 12

Slide rule used on Apollo 13

Box 10 of 12

HP-41 calculator used on shuttle

Box 10 of 12

Grid compass

Box 10 of 12

Gravity assisted trajectory

Box 10 of 12

Mariner 10

Box 10 of 12

Voyager/Jupiter

Box 10 of 12

Plaque on Pioneer 10

Box 10 of 12

Workstation involved in search for ET

Box 10 of 12

Graphics

Box 10 of 12

Model of Globe

Box 10 of 12

World Map of Intelsat Organization

Box 10 of 12

Intelsat V model

Box 10 of 12

Intelsat VI model

Box 10 of 12

Ground station

Box 10 of 12

Back-lit transparencies

Box 10 of 12

Timeline

Box 10 of 12

Quotations

Box 10 of 12

Quetzalcoatlus northropi (QN)

Box 10 of 12

Technical illustration of QN's innards

Box 10 of 12

QN on a Macintosh

Box 10 of 12

Video of QN's crash at Andrews

Box 10 of 12

Aeroenvironment workshops

Box 10 of 12

Ed Heineman's design tools

Box 10 of 12

Ed Heineman Photograph

Box 10 of 12

Data Reduction sheets

Box 10 of 12

MADDIDA's Operating Manual

Box 10 of 12

Flutter Audiovisual

Box 10 of 12

Aerospace computing

Box 10 of 12

University of Paris Pictures

Box 10 of 12

Wylie, Romney & A. C. Evdahl

Box 10 of 12

Face: Henri Gourand

Box 10 of 12

David C. Evans, 1973

Box 10 of 12

Contoured Landscapes

Box 10 of 12

LDS 1 Photograph Manual

Box 10 of 12

CAORF Photographs

Box 10 of 12

Airplanes

Box 10 of 12

SPLINES

Box 10 of 12

Teapot Graphics

Box 10 of 12

The Workstation

Box 10 of 12

Interactive - Relational database for space stations

Box 10 of 12

Boeing workshop

Box 10 of 12

Micro-vax finite element

Box 10 of 12

L-5 Space colony

Box 10 of 12

IVIS design interactive

Box 10 of 12

Box 11

Bio-Block photos

Box 11 of 12

Graphic on the 4 forces of flight

Box 11 of 12

Experimental Aerodynamics

Box 11 of 12

Robins' whirling arm

Box 11 of 12

Ford Trimotor

Box 11 of 12

Wright Brothers wind tunnel

Box 11 of 12

Drafting tools

Box 11 of 12

North American Aviation

Box 11 of 12

Spin tunnel

Box 11 of 12

Drop model

Box 11 of 12

Large wind tunnel photographs

Box 11 of 12

Wind tunnel photographs

Box 11 of 12

Grid of points

Box 11 of 12

Tunnel hours needed to design select

Box 11 of 12

Von Karman

Box 11 of 12

Speed Ranges

Box 11 of 12

Penske racing car

Box 11 of 12

Model - text

Box 11 of 12

Aerobraking used in 09W

Box 11 of 12

NASA Lewis

Box 11 of 12

National Aerodynamics simulator

Box 11 of 12

Cray-2 used in NAS photo

Box 11 of 12

NAS Cray-2

Box 11 of 12

Computer model of shuttle reentry

Box 11 of 12

Aerodynamic interactive

Box 11 of 12

Ethernet cable

Box 11 of 12

Douglas D-558-1 photo

Box 11 of 12

Video of HiMat in flight

Box 11 of 12

Whirlwind photograph

Box 11 of 12

NC tools used by Aerospace industry

Box 11 of 12

Complexity

Box 11 of 12

PERT chart

Box 11 of 12

Graphic on integration of CAD with CAM

Box 11 of 12

Tony Levier

Box 11 of 12

Strain Gauges

Box 11 of 12

Data processing system

Box 11 of 12

Strip charts and Charles Johnson

Box 11 of 12

Flight data notebooks

Box 11 of 12

In-Flight refueling

Box 11 of 12

On-Board instrumentation complexer

Box 11 of 12

Videos associated with flight testing interactive

Box 11 of 12

513. Navigation text

Box 11 of 12

A Beast of Burden Obsessed with Motion

Box 11 of 12

The Gyroscope, a new use for a children's toy

Box 11 of 12

Extending the Flight envelope

Box 11 of 12

When looking out the window won't do

Box 11 of 12

Ground Control

Box 11 of 12

Airline Reservation Systems

Box 11 of 12

Ground Operations

Box 11 of 12

Evolution to more realism

Box 11 of 12

The level of computer graphics

Box 11 of 12

A simulator for the home

Box 11 of 12

Space Shuttle assorted photos

Box 11 of 12

Satellite pictures of Egypt

Box 11 of 12

Von Braun Quotation

Box 11 of 12

V-2 Simulator

Box 11 of 12

On Board Guidance and Navigation

Box 11 of 12

713. CSC Interaction

Box 11 of 12

Aerospace's Hidden Partners

Box 11 of 12

721. Miscellaneous

Box 11 of 12

Correspondence

Box 11 of 12

V-2 Receiver

Box 11 of 12

Genesis of artificial intelligence

Box 11 of 12

Financial trading

Box 11 of 12

USA Today

Box 11 of 12

Apollo 11 photos

Box 11 of 12

Analog digital displays

Box 11 of 12

2001

Box 11 of 12

IBM 4 pi shuttle and DSKY

Box 11 of 12

Sunracer

Box 11 of 12

Miscellaneous

Box 11 of 12

Missile Tracking

Box 11 of 12

The Revolution

Box 11 of 12

Software

Box 11 of 12

Introduction

Box 11 of 12

Northrop

Box 11 of 12

Box 12

Logistics

Box 12 of 12

Missile Tracking

Box 12 of 12

Whirlwind

Box 12 of 12

Apollo

Box 12 of 12

Design and Production

Box 12 of 12

Simulation Testing, control

Box 12 of 12

Software

Box 12 of 12

Conclusion

Box 12 of 12

Appendix

Box 12 of 12

Lockheed

Box 12 of 12
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Beyond the Limits Drawings (2 folders)

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