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

Accession 15-013

Neblung Family Papers, 1975-1976

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Title: Neblung Family Papers
Dates: 1975-1976
Quantity: 0.44 cu. ft. (1 blueprint storage box)
Collection: Accession 15-013
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of materials documenting the construction and installation of the "Ad Astra" sculpture by Richard Lippold at the National Air and Space Museum. The sculpture was constructed and installed by Railco Metal Craft, Inc., a company owned by Werner Neblung. Richard Neblung, Werner's son who also worked for the company, filmed the installation which was primarily performed by his father. Materials include original construction drawings and a digitized version of four reels of installation footage (not in order).

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This accession consists of materials documenting the construction and installation of the Ad Astra sculpture by Richard Lippold at the National Air and Space Museum. The sculpture was constructed and installed by Railco Metal Craft, Inc., a company owned by Werner Neblung. Richard Neblung, Werner's son who also worked for the company, filmed the installation which was primarily performed by his father. Materials include original construction drawings and a digitized version of four reels of installation footage (not in order).

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-013, Neblung Family Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Ad Astra Construction Drawings, 1975-1976

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Electronic Records

Ad Astra Installation Footage, 1976

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