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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 19-026

National Air and Space Museum. Aeronautics Department

Correspondence, 1976, 1978, 1981-2016

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Aeronautics Department
Title: Correspondence
Dates: 1976, 1978, 1981-2016
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 19-026
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of correspondence between Russell Lee, Curator, and historians, museum professionals, corporations, aviation consultants, government agencies, researchers, and the general public, primarily in regard to the history of Horten flying wing gliders that were built in Germany before and during World War II. A small amount of correspondence also documents Lee's effort to publish and promote his book "Only the Wing: Reimer Horten's Epic Quest to Stabilize and Control the All-Wing Aircraft." Earlier correspondence dates back to when the Aeronautics Department was known as the Aeronautics Division and the Department of Aeronautics, respectively. Materials include correspondence, notes, reports, articles, visitor comment forms, photographs, newsletters, clippings, and drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.

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This accession consists of correspondence between Russell Lee, Curator, and historians, museum professionals, corporations, aviation consultants, government agencies, researchers, and the general public, primarily in regard to the history of Horten flying wing gliders that were built in Germany before and during World War II. A small amount of correspondence also documents Lee's effort to publish and promote his book "Only the Wing: Reimer Horten's Epic Quest to Stabilize and Control the All-Wing Aircraft." Earlier correspondence dates back to when the Aeronautics Department was known as the Aeronautics Division and the Department of Aeronautics, respectively. Materials include correspondence, notes, reports, articles, visitor comment forms, photographs, newsletters, clippings, and drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-026, National Air and Space Museum. Aeronautics Department , Correspondence

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Container List

Box 1

Bentley, Arthur L., 1995, 1999

Box 1 of 2

Bowers, Albion H., 1997-2016

Box 1 of 2

Bryant, Chris, 1993-1999

Box 1 of 2

Fitzpatrick, John M., 1993-1995

Box 1 of 2

General Correspondence, 1981-2004 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Horten Aircraft (general), 1989-2012 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Horten, Diego, 1993-1995, 2003

Box 1 of 2

Myhra, David H., 1992-2004

Box 1 of 2

Nickel, Karl, 1993-2011

Box 1 of 2

Nurflugel ("flying wing"), 1997-1999

Box 1 of 2

Selinger, Peter F., 1994-2005, 2012 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 2

Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2007-2014

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Stadler, Reinhold, 1993-2015 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2

Steele, Geoffrey C., 1976, 1978, 1995-2002

Box 2 of 2

Uden, Edward, 1995

Box 2 of 2

Wills, Chris, 1993-1995

Box 2 of 2