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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 537

National Air and Space Museum

Program Files, circa 1933-1970

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum
Title: Program Files
Dates: circa 1933-1970
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (4 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 537
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists of fragmentary records of the National Air and Space Musuem (NASM) and the National Air Museum (NAM) whose exact provenance is not known. The records include some correspondence with members of the Museum's Advisory Board and a few sets of agendas, lists of attendees, and minutes of a few meetings; a report of an outside consultant concerning the operation of the reference collection which eventually became the NASM Archives; several programs for NAM ceremonies; and a small amount of Paul E. Garber material, including several annual reports, copies of some correspondence, and lists of aircraft. Also included is ephemeral correspondence between the public and the NASM Library. Only a sample of this was retained.

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This record unit consists of fragmentary records of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and the National Air Museum (NAM) whose exact provenance is not known. The records include some correspondence with members of the Museum's Advisory Board and a few sets of agendas, lists of attendees, and minutes of a few meetings; a report of an outside consultant concerning the operation of the reference collection which eventually became the NASM Archives; several programs for NAM ceremonies; and a small amount of Paul E. Garber material, including several annual reports, copies of some correspondence, and lists of aircraft. Also included is ephemeral correspondence between the public and the NASM Library. Only a sample of this was retained.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 537, National Air and Space Museum, Program Files

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Chronological Correspondence, 1960

Box 1 of 4

Folder 2 Correspondence with Advisory Board Members (Grover Loening)

Box 1 of 4

Folder 3 Correspondence with Advisory Board Members

Box 1 of 4

Folder 4 Advisory Board Dinner, September 14, 1967

Box 1 of 4

Folder 5 Advisory Board Meeting, November 4, 1968

Box 1 of 4

Folder 6 Advisory Board Meeting, May 18, 1970

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Folder 1 Gilbert Article, Flying Magazine

Box 2 of 4

Folder 2 Goldwater Material

Box 2 of 4

Folder 3 Harvey H. Lippincott's Report on the Bradley Air Exhibit, November 8, 1968

Box 2 of 4

Folder 4 "An Operational Program for the Organization of the NASM Historical Research Center"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 5 "A New Look at the NASM Exhibits Program," 1967

Box 2 of 4

Folder 6 Miscellaneous Reports

Box 2 of 4

Folder 7 Material re: Search for a NASM Director, 1964

Box 2 of 4

Folder 8 Link Lecture, February 18, 1970

Box 2 of 4

Folder 9 Link Symposium, December 7-8, 1969

Box 2 of 4

Folder 10 Collier Presentation, October 19, 1966

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Folder 1 Collier Trophy Presentation, May 24, 1967

Box 3 of 4

Folder 2 Ramsey Fund

Box 3 of 4

Folder 3 NASA Artifacts Agreement

Box 3 of 4

Folder 4 NASA Artifacts

Box 3 of 4

Folder 5 Photographs of Control Panel for Special Effects with Slides and Sound

Box 3 of 4

Folder 6 Correspondence, 1933-1949

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Folder 1 National Air Museum Corsair for the Smithsonian, 1954 (Accession 05-144)

Box 4 of 4

Folder 2 Correspondence, Wright Flyer and Langley Labels, 1930-1937 (Accession 05-067)

Box 4 of 4

Folder 3 Lists of Aircraft on Exhibit, 1928, 1958

Box 4 of 4

Folder 4 Annual Reports, 1934-1947

Box 4 of 4

Folder 5 Newspaper Clippings

Box 4 of 4

Folder 6 Notebook: "National Aeronautical Collection" ("Garber's Bible")

Box 4 of 4

Folder 7 Library Correspondence with Public (sample)

Box 4 of 4

Folder 8 Paul Edward Garber Presentation of Samuel Pierpoint Langley Portrait to the Langley Research Center, 1949 (Accession 09-169)

Box 4 of 4