Langley Aeronautical Library Reconstructed

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Books forming part of the Langley Aeronautical Library that had been sent as part of the Smithsonian Deposit to the Library of Congress in 1930 and later, are returned for incorporation in the library of the National Air Museum.


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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1954, p. 160

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