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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-150

Zisfein, Melvin B.

Melvin B. Zisfein Papers, circa 1944-1995

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Zisfein, Melvin B.
Title: Melvin B. Zisfein Papers
Dates: circa 1944-1995
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 96-150
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers document elements of the personal and professional life of Melvin B. Zisfein and consist of transcripts, diplomas, photographs, articles, speeches, reports, and correspondence. For biographical information on Melvin B. Zisfein, consult SIA Acc. 96-002.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of an addition to the papers of Melvin B. Zisfein. It includes grades, diplomas, photographs, articles, speeches, reports, and correspondence.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-150, Melvin B. Zisfein Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Items relating to education, family, and other personal matters

Central High and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) grades, incomplete, 1944, 1946-1947

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Thesis paper on "Airplane Structure," undated

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MIT diploma, BS, 1948

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MIT diploma, MS, 1948 (concurrent degrees)

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MIT certificate for summer program, 1957

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Who's Who entry

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Driver's license and passport

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Photos of Zisfein, parents, family and friends

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Election as Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 1964

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Cosmos Club certificate, 3/6/1978

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Letters of condolence to Mrs. Zisfein, January 1995

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Reports, papers, speeches and other material apparently unrelated to National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

"Proposed Aero elasticity Pressure Tests," 7/12/1957

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Bell Aircraft Corp. Preliminary Report, 8/13/1958

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"An Approximate Method for Obtaining Supersonic Pressure Aerodynamic Influence Coefficients," 11/6/1959

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"A Study of Velocity-Frequency Damping Relationships....," 10/1959

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Letter of resignation to Bell Aircraft, 9/21/1960

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Bell Aircraft memo on policies, 9/30/1960

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"Flight Control and Aerothermoelasticity," 3/4/1962

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"Numerical Approximation Method for Flexible Flight Vehicle Transportation Function Factors," 3/1963 (co-author)

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"A High Gain Proportional Fluid State Flow Amplifier," May 1964

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Plaque for lecture at Engineers Club, Philadelphia, 4/12/1966

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Pamphlet "50 Years of Air Mail"

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Participants in "A Working Conference on Thraustics," Franklin Institute Research Lab

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"Critical Thoughts on Structural Mechanics and NDE," 9/9/1970

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Kennedy Library Audio-visual survey, 1977

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Central High School induction to Hall of Fame, 3/14/1978

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AIAA certificate, undated

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Deparment of the Army Commanders Award for Civilian Service, 6/1986

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Department of Army certificate and photo, 10/1988

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"Pocket Calculator Prestidigitation," by Mel Zisfein, undated

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Tape of speech "Idres" and "Waste Pipeline," undated

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"Potpourri"

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Unidentified notes

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Articles, clippings, memorabilia related to NASM

"Proposal for exhibits and activities," 1971

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"The Exhibit and Activity Structure of the National Air and Space Museum," 1971

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"A Prospectus: The Bicentennial Air and Space Tour," 1972

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"Five Fictitious Characters for Use in the Development of the Flight Tech Halt," 1974

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Letters of congratulation to Zisfein on NASM opening

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"Celebrating the National Air and Space Museum," 1976, introduction by Zisfein

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Photos, c. 1976 and miscellaneous notes

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Smithsonian Torch, 1976, 1978

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Dennis the Menace at NASM, 1977, 1978

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Miscellaneous articles on NASM opening, 1976

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Zisfein photos with NASM and other colleagues

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Miscellaneous items mentioning Zisfein

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Box 2

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1976-1983

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"The Smithsonian Fleet," (memorabilia)

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Yarjcelovich Study on Visitor Reactions to NASM, v. 1, Management Summary, 9/30/1977

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Unarranged pages from Zisfein resume or vita, no cover sheet, undated

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Drawings for unidentified exhibit, undated

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Correspondence from Admiral J. L. Holloway, 5/29/1976

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Correspondence from Walter Cronkite, 11/27/1975

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Unidentified plan for Technology Exhibit Center, undated

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Correspondence from Abram Lerner, 11/24/1981

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Gateway Citizens Committee Conference, list of participants, 1/15/1977

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"NASM Background," report, undated

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"To Fly, To Fly," 8/10/1977

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Text of award of Secretary's Medal for Exceptional Service to Zisfein, 11/18/1977

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) news about Zisfein, 10/23/1979

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"The National Air and Space Museum of Washington," by Zisfein, 3/1980

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Flyer, "Smithsonian events in St. Louis, MO," with lecture by Zisfein, 5/1980

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Address to the Aero Club of Buffalo, 9/26/1980

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1981 calendar

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Address to the Explorers Club of Philadelphia, 4/4/1981

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Letters of congratulation on book review, 12/3/1981

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"Two Tickets to Boston on the Flying Pilgrim," by Zisfein, spring 1981

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Letter of American Book Awards nomination, 2/16/1982

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Harry Lowe letter, 7/2/1982

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Miscellaneous clippings

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Radio Smithsonian interview, undated

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