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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 07-010

National Air and Space Museum

NASM Historical Files, 1947-2003

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum
Title: NASM Historical Files
Dates: 1947-2003
Quantity: 1.58 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection: Accession 07-010
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the history of the aeronautical and space collections at the Smithsonian Institution, from the United States National Museum through the National Air Museum to the National Air and Space Museum, including the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Topics include facility design, exhibitions, publicity, and special events. Materials include photographs, concept drawings, informational brochures, annual reports, design proposals, floor plans, scripts, event programs, pamphlets, clippings, press releases, press books, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the history of the aeronautical and space collections at the Smithsonian Institution, from the United States National Museum through the National Air Museum to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), including the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Topics include facility design, exhibitions, publicity, and special events. Materials include photographs, concept drawings, informational brochures, annual reports, design proposals, floor plans, scripts, event programs, pamphlets, clippings, press releases, press books, and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-010, National Air and Space Museum, NASM Historical Files

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Container List

Box 1

"Proposal for Exhibitions and Activities," July 15, 1970

Box 1 of 3

Gemini IV Exhibit Drawing

Box 1 of 3

Aerobatic Exhibit and Question Mark Exhibit, early 1970s

Box 1 of 3

Satellite Installation

Box 1 of 3

Enola Gay Exhibition Controversies, 1991-2003 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Stanley King Collection of Charles A. Lindbergh Memorabilia Storefront Case Theme

Box 1 of 3

"Space Race" Press Book, 1997

Box 1 of 3

Docent and Volunteer Appreciation Night, 2001

Box 1 of 3

Volunteer Appreciation Event Photograph (Accession 17-247)

Box 1 of 3

"Masters of the Air," 1954

Box 1 of 3

"The Smithsonian Institution" Brochure, 1964

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Floor Plans, February 21, 1975

Box 2 of 3

Floor Plans

Box 2 of 3

Paul E. Garber Facilities Brochures

Box 2 of 3

"A Guide to Aircraft at the Paul E. Garber Facility," March 1990 (Accession 17-246)

Box 2 of 3

"For the Air Age: A National Museum," September 1955

Box 2 of 3

"The Expanding Role of the Smithsonian Institute in Aviation and Education," by Dr. Leonard Carmichael, September 1955

Box 2 of 3

National Air and Space Museum Opening Press Release, July 1, 1976 (page 1 only)

Box 2 of 3

Lunar Landing Party, July 20, 1989

Box 2 of 3

"The National Air and Space Museum," by S. Paul Johnston, 1965

Box 2 of 3

"Smithsonian Learning Opportunities for Schools, 1980-1981"

Box 2 of 3

"Benefactors to Flight: The Guggenheim Contribution to Aviation," Film Script and Photographs, October 19, 1994

Box 2 of 3

USSR Threat Slides, NASM Accession 1994-0020-0073

Box 2 of 3

Report on the National Air Museum, 1963

Box 2 of 3

National Air Museum Annual Report, 1965

Box 2 of 3

National Air and Space Museum Annual Report, 1966

Box 2 of 3

National Air and Space Museum Annual Report, 1967

Box 2 of 3

National Air and Space Museum Annual Report, 1968

Box 2 of 3

Presentation of the Wright Brothers' Airplane, Program, December 17, 1948

Box 2 of 3

Report on the National Air Museum, 1956

Box 2 of 3

Report of the United States National Museum, 1947

Box 2 of 3

"The Smithsonian Institution," 1963

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Institution, Information Leaflet 8 (Revised), "The Wright Brothers"

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Institution, Information Leaflet 29 (Revised), "Samuel Pierpont Langley"

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Institution, Information Leaflet 235, "The McDonnell FH-1 Phantom"

Box 2 of 3

"The First Hundred Years of the Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1946"

Box 2 of 3

"A Biographical Sketch of James Smithson," 1963

Box 2 of 3

"Smithsonian Institution: Report of the Secretary and Financial Report of the Executive Committee of the Board of Regents," 1960

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Air and Space Building Wall Exhibits, 1971

Box 3 of 3

"Smithsonian Institution" Pamphlet, circa 1950

Box 3 of 3

"Brief Guide to the Smithsonian Institution"

Box 3 of 3

Harley-Davidson Installation

Box 3 of 3

"Proposed National Air Museum," Public Buildings Administration, 1948-1949

Box 3 of 3
Box 3 of 3

"Report on Preliminary Designs for the National Air Museum," October 22, 1954, and Concept Drawings for the National Air Museum Building

Box 3 of 3

National Air and Space Museum Design Presentation, 1964

Box 3 of 3

"Salute to Military Aviation Veterans," Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, December 9, 2003 (Accession 07-195)

Box 3 of 3

Udvar-Hazy Center Groundbreaking Ceremony, October 25, 2000 (Accession 07-198)

Box 3 of 3

Article by S. Paul Johnston - Reprint from "Aerospace," Spring 1965 (Accession 07-200)

Box 3 of 3

Brochures for National Air and Space Museum at Arts and Industries Building (Accession 09-146)

Box 3 of 3

Family Night Brochure (Accession 09-146)

Box 3 of 3

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Program, July 1, 1976 (Accession 09-146)

Box 3 of 3

Wernher von Braun Memorial Lecture by Ruben F. Mettler - "New Horizons: American Space Policy in a Changing World," January 31, 1991 (Accession 09-158)

Box 3 of 3

"National Aircraft Collection," 1949 (Accession 09-166)

Box 3 of 3

"For the Air Age: A National Museum," Reprinted from Architectural Record, September 1955 (Accession 09-166)

Box 3 of 3

Aerospace Accomplishment Calendar by General Electric, FY 1966 (Accession 09-166)

Box 3 of 3

"The First Flight Across the Atlantic," 1969 (Accession 09-166)

Box 3 of 3

"Rockets, Missiles, and Spacecraft of the National Air and Space Museum," 1976 (Accession 09-166)

Box 3 of 3

Department of Astronautics Fact Sheet (Accession 09-167)

Box 3 of 3

Paul E. Garber Kite Lecture Introductions (Accession 09-167)

Box 3 of 3

Kite Carnival - Kite-making Instructions, Competition Rules, and Schedules of Events, circa 1969-1984 (Accession 09-167)

Box 3 of 3

Second Annual Kite Carnival Flyers, 1967 (Accession 09-167)

Box 3 of 3