15 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Aeronautics, Military.

  1. L'Aerophile collection, 1876-1949

    152 boxes. 15,000 items. -- Science, Technology, and Business Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, blueprints and manufactures information for early French and foreign aircraft and dirigibles, reports of accidents involving flyers and balloonists, World War I aerial photographs and intelligence reports, a series of French cartoons, drawings, graphs, charts, diagrams of equipment, maps, newspapers, printed material, and photographs. The materials in the collection were evidently assembled by staff of the magazine L’Aerophile which was published by Georges Besançon in collaboration with Union Aérophile de France. Subjects include aeronautics chiefly in Europe and the U.S., aeronautics corporations, air shows, aviators, balloons, bombs and missiles, commercial airlines, dirigibles, gliders, hydroplanes, medical aviation, military aeronautics, model aircraft, parachutes, propellers, record flights, and research and testing of aircraft. Individuals represented include Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold, Georges Besançon, Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, and William "Billy" Mitchell.

  2. Ira Eaker papers, 1917-1989

    77,300 items. 218 containers plus 16 oversize and 2 classified. 89.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States Army air corps officer, aviation pioneer, aircraft industry executive, and newspaper columnist. Part I consists of correspondence, memoranda, diaries, reports, meetings minutes, printed material, and other papers documenting Eaker's military career in the aeronautical section of the United States Army, particularly his experiences in World War II. Part II consists of correspondence, memoranda, diaries speeches, writings, and scheduling and subject files pertaining to Eaker's activities after leaving the military.

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  3. John H. Towers papers, 1830-1989

    5,000 items. 15 containers plus 4 oversize. 8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States Navy officer and early naval aviator. Diaries, naval and personal correspondence, memoranda, orders for duty, aviation logs, speeches and writings, biographical notebooks and sketches, photographs, reports, scrapbooks, blueprints, charts, and newspaper clippings documenting Towers's naval career and his participation in naval aviation from its inception in 1911 to World War II and after.

  4. Benjamin Delahauf Foulois papers, 1898-1966

    17,850 items. 51 containers plus 1 oversize. 20.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Military officer and pioneer aviator. Correspondence, diaries, reports, official documents and personnel records, newspaper clippings, and other material relating to Foulois's military career and the development of air power in the United States military.

  5. Institute of the Aerospace Sciences archives, 1783-1962

    30,000 items. 182 containers plus 83 oversize. 80 linear feet. 4 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Historical records of the Institute of Aerospace Sciences. Biographical and corporate files including correspondence, memoranda, writings, reports, biographical data and sketches, genealogical records, financial reports, broadsides, charts, press releases, newspaper clippings, blueprints, cartoons, maps, aeromedical and aeronautical reproductions, airplane specifications, prints, engravings, illustrations, sketches, photographs, memorabilia, printed matter, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material relating to aviation and aeronautics collected and maintained by the institute prior to its merger with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  6. Hoyt Sanford Vandenberg papers, 1942-1954

    34,000 items. 97 containers plus 4 classified. 40.5 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Air Force officer. Correspondence, diaries, reports, memoranda, drafts and galley proofs of speeches and articles, appointment books, mail logs, personal files, accounts, and printed matter chiefly documenting Vandenberg's service as chief of staff of the air force.

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  7. A. Hildebrandt papers, 1826-1943

    9,000 items. 98 containers plus 1 oversize. 40 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    German author on aeronautical subjects, pioneer in aviation, and the first European to support the experiments of the Wright Brothers, full name: Alfred Louis Heinrich Hildebrandt. Correspondence, notes, diaries, clippings, scrapbooks, pamphlets, periodicals, books, maps and charts, pictures and photographs, and other material collected by Hildebrandt on the history and development of aviation, with the focus on Germany, including personal papers relating to his career as a pioneer and advocate of aeronautics.

  8. Henry Harley Arnold papers, 1903-1989

    160,000 items. 272 containers plus 1 classified and 9 oversize. 109 linear feet. 269 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Pioneer aviator and United States Army officer. Correspondence, memoranda, journals, notebooks, drafts and proofs of Henry Harley (Hap) Arnold's memoirs, Global Mission (1949), articles, speeches, reports, orders, printed material, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the development of military aeronautics in the United States and to aeronautical policies and events of World War II.

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  9. John J. Ballentine papers, 1913-1973

    5,000 items. 21 containers plus 11 oversize. 10 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States Navy officer and air pilot. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, logbooks, military records, biographical material, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Ballentine's naval career after 1920.

  10. Charles W. Sirch papers, 1878-1935

    100 items. 1 container plus 1 oversize. 0.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Aeronautical engineer and airship designer. Chiefly correspondence with Washington Irving Chambers relating to Sirch's design for a military dirigible.