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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-172

National Air and Space Museum. Aeronautics Division

Exhibition Records, 1978-2010

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Aeronautics Division
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1978-2010
Quantity: 2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 18-172
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting updates to the "Black Wings" exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum as well as educational outreach, publications, research, special events, and other activities pertaining to groundbreaking African American aviators. The "Black Wings" exhibition opened in 1982 in the Pioneers of Flight Gallery and initially focused on the Tuskegee Airmen. The exhibition was periodically updated and its content broadened. A traveling version of the exhibit, which began touring in 2011, was developed in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. These records were created and maintained by a number of curators over time, including Cathleen Lewis, Space History Division, and Von Hardesty and Peter L. Jakab, Aeronautics Division. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, scripts, clippings, event announcements, lecture notes, visitor comment forms, agreements, and related materials.

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This accession consists of records documenting updates to the "Black Wings" exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum as well as educational outreach, publications, research, special events, and other activities pertaining to groundbreaking African American aviators. The "Black Wings" exhibition opened in 1982 in the Pioneers of Flight Gallery and initially focused on the Tuskegee Airmen. The exhibition was periodically updated and its content broadened. A traveling version of the exhibit, which began touring in 2011, was developed in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. These records were created and maintained by a number of curators over time, including Cathleen Lewis, Space History Division, and Von Hardesty and Peter L. Jakab, Aeronautics Division. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, scripts, clippings, event announcements, lecture notes, visitor comment forms, agreements, and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-172, National Air and Space Museum. Aeronautics Division, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Black Wings, 1978-1981

Box 1 of 3

Black Wings Exhibit Correspondence, 1982

Box 1 of 3

Phil Hart Correspondence, 1983-1985, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 3

Black Wings, 1983-1988 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Internal Memoranda, 1983-1992

Box 1 of 3

Black Wings Introduction - Correspondence, 1984-1993

Box 1 of 3

Black Wings - Correspondence, 1986

Box 1 of 3

The Search for a Black Aviation Hero/Heroine in the 1920s and 1930s - Lecture, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Black Wings Working Luncheon, 1991

Box 1 of 3

Exhibit Comments, 1991

Box 1 of 3

The Integration of the Airline Industry: An Oral History Project - Scholarly Studies Program Proposal, 1991-1993

Box 1 of 3

Correspondence, 1991-1993

Box 1 of 3

Black Wings Catalogue Project, 1992

Box 1 of 3

Divided Skies Proposal, 1992

Box 1 of 3

Divided Skies - Historical Resources, 1992

Box 1 of 3

Divided Skies - Teacher Workshop Presentation, 1992

Box 1 of 3

Divided Skies Impact Statement, 1992-1993

Box 1 of 3

Experimental Aircraft Association Exhibit, 1992-1993

Box 1 of 3

Schools Video, 1992-1993

Box 1 of 3

Divided Skies Correspondence, 1992-1994

Box 1 of 3

Manuscript for Black Wings Reprint, 1993

Box 1 of 3

Black History Month, 1993

Box 1 of 3

Divided Skies Special Exhibition Fund, 1993

Box 1 of 3

Lieutenant Matice J. Wright Interview, 1993

Box 1 of 3

African Americans: Voices of Triumph, 1993

Box 1 of 3

Visitor Comment Forms, 1993-1994

Box 1 of 3

Technology and the African American Experience, 1993-1994

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Dream to Fly Concept, 1993-1994

Box 2 of 3

Office of the Secretary of Defense Records Administrator, 1994

Box 2 of 3

African American Air History Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1994

Box 2 of 3

Jill Snyder, 1994

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian African American Association, Exhibitions and Research Committee, 1994

Box 2 of 3

Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, 1994

Box 2 of 3

African American Air History Museum, 1994-1995

Box 2 of 3

Scholarly Studies Program, 1994-1995

Box 2 of 3

Dream to Fly Briefing, 1994-1995

Box 2 of 3

Project SMART Video Final Stage, 1994-1995

Box 2 of 3

Project SMART Video, 1994-1997

Box 2 of 3

Project MOSAIC Money, 1994-1997

Box 2 of 3

Skycap Uniform, 1995

Box 2 of 3

Dream to Fly - Artifact List, 1995

Box 2 of 3

Dream to Fly: The Black Experience in Aviation - Special Exhibition Fund, 1995

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Women's Committee, 1995

Box 2 of 3

Black History Month, 1995

Box 2 of 3

Interview List (Proposed), 1995

Box 2 of 3

Black Wings Correspondence, 1995

Box 2 of 3

Reed Foundation, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 3

Atlanta History Center, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 3

CD-ROM Contract, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 3

Black Wings CD-ROM, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 3

Prime Technology, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Black History Month, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Convention, 1996

Box 2 of 3

National Tuskegee Airmen Museum, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Library of Congress Black Newsreel Footage, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Black Wings Correspondence, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Dream to Fly Video Production, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Dream to Fly Planning Document, 1996-1997

Box 2 of 3

Dream to Fly, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Dream to Fly - Von Hardesty's File, 1997-1999

Box 2 of 3

Dream to Fly Planning Documents, 1998 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 3

Dream to Fly Draft Unit Labels, 1998

Box 2 of 3

Dream to Fly Educational Programs, 1998

Box 2 of 3

Dream to Fly Book Proposal, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 3

Dream to Fly Photograph Search, 1999

Box 2 of 3

Dream to Fly Interview Request

Box 2 of 3

Black History Month, 1998

Box 2 of 3

Southwest Airlines - Black History Month, 1998

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Black Wings Field Trip Guide, 1999

Box 3 of 3

Black Wings Correspondence, 1999

Box 3 of 3

Educational Outreach Fund Proposal, 1999

Box 3 of 3

Dream to Fly - Partial Script and Research, 1999

Box 3 of 3

Dream to Fly Book Correspondence, 1999-2000

Box 3 of 3

Black Wings Correspondence, 2000

Box 3 of 3

Black Wings Research Materials, 2002-2004

Box 3 of 3

Black Wings Correspondence, 2003

Box 3 of 3

Gretchen Roberts Shorter Correspondence, 2004

Box 3 of 3

Black Wings Traveling Exhibition, 2007-2010

Box 3 of 3

Black Wings Revision, 2008

Box 3 of 3

Smithsonian Associates - Lectures and Programs

Box 3 of 3

Vietnam Exhibit

Box 3 of 3

Black History Month Launch

Box 3 of 3