Correspondence, 1965-2018

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Consists of correspondence documenting contact between Aeronautics Department staff and other historians, museum professionals, aviation and military organizations, corporations, aviation consultants, government agencies, and the general public. Earlier correspondence dates back to when the Aeronautics Department was known as the Aeronautics Division and, prior to 1997, the Department of Aeronautics. Materials include correspondence, notes, reports, articles, visitor comment forms, photographs, memoranda, clippings, postcards, newsletters, and drawings. Some materials are electronic format.


  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1965
  • 1965-2018


  • Aeronautics
  • Museums
  • History
  • Aeronautical museums
  • Museum curators
  • Aeronautics, Commercial--History


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Newsletters
  • Picture postcards
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Drawings
  • Compact discs
  • Electronic records

Local number

SIA RS00700

Physical description

  • 34.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 15 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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