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

Accession 07-140

Crouch, Tom D.

Tom D. Crouch Papers, 1987-1999

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Crouch, Tom D.
Title: Tom D. Crouch Papers
Dates: 1987-1999
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 07-140
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the personal papers of Tom D. Crouch, curator and historian. Crouch was Curator of Engineering and Industry at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) until 1990 before becoming Curator of Aeronautics, Curator, and eventually Senior Curator at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Crouch served on the First Flight Centennial Commission Advisory Board and was active in planning activities for the centennial of the first flight by brothers Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright. Crouch was also involved in the NMAH exhibition, "More Perfect Union: Japanese-Americans and the U.S. Constitution" and in the resolution of issues surrounding the display of the "Enola Gay" bomber at NASM. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, conference materials, exhibition scripts, photographs, copies of legislation related to aviation, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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This accession consists of the personal papers of Tom D. Crouch, curator and historian. Crouch was Curator of Engineering and Industry at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) until 1990 before becoming Curator of Aeronautics, Curator, and eventually Senior Curator at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Crouch served on the First Flight Centennial Commission Advisory Board and was active in planning activities for the centennial of the first flight by brothers Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright. Crouch was also involved in the NMAH exhibition More Perfect Union: Japanese-Americans and the U.S. Constitution and in the resolution of issues surrounding the display of the Enola Gay bomber at NASM. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, conference materials, exhibition scripts, photographs, copies of legislation related to aviation, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-140, Tom D. Crouch Papers

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Container List

Box 1

National Aviation Hall of Fame Assessment, 1997

Box 1 of 2

Wright State University Conference, 1996-1998 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Air Force Academy Project, 1995-1996 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 2

NASM: Twenty Years and Counting, 1996

Box 1 of 2

First Flight Centennial, 1996-1998

Box 1 of 2

Harriet Quimby Research Conference, 1996-1998

Box 1 of 2

Balloons, 1991-1994

Box 1 of 2

Dayton National Park, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 2

University of Michigan Conference on Enola Gay Issue, 1995-1998 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Portal of Folded Wings, 1996 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Wright State University Conference, 1997-1999

Box 1 of 2

Wright State University Aeronautics Conference, 1997

Box 1 of 2

Wright Brothers Centennial, 1996-1998 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

MacGillivary Freeman Films - Laguna Beach, 1996

Box 2 of 2

Legislative History of the Creation of the First Flight Centennial Commission and First Flight Centennial Commission Advisory Board, 2003 Legislation (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2

A More Perfect Union - Script, 1987

Box 2 of 2

A More Perfect Union, 1991-1995 (4 folders)

Box 2 of 2

A More Perfect Union, 1994-1998 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2