69 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Aeronautics.

  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. Alexander Graham Bell family papers, 1834-1974

    147,700 items. 446 containers plus 8 oversize. 183.2 linear feet. 23 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Inventor and educator. Correspondence, diaries, journals, laboratory notebooks, patent records, speeches, writings, subject files, genealogical records, printed material, and other papers pertaining primarily to Bell's invention of the telephone in 1876, his contributions to the education of the deaf, and his interests in a wide range of scientific and technological fields, including aviation, eugenics, and marine engineering. The collection includes the papers of other members of the Bell, Fairchild, Grosvenor, and Hubbard families.

  3. 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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  4. Tissandier collection on the history of aeronautics, 1539-1929

    8,000 items. 27 containers plus 17 oversize. 14 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of items gathered by Gaston Tissandier, an aeronaut and scientist, with additions by his brother, Albert Tissandier, an artist and aeronaut, and his son, Paul Tissandier, also an aeronaut. Includes the collection of J. F. Dupuis-Delcourt, an airship builder, brought together prior to 1860 and later purchased by Gaston Tissandier. Mostly in French, the collection pertains primarily to balloon flights of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but also includes material concerning early heavier-than-air flight and the aeronautical career of Gaston and Albert Tissandier as well as art work of Albert Tissandier.

  5. Leighton W. Rogers papers, 1912-1982

    26 items. 4 containers plus 1 oversize. 1.5 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Aeronautical executive, army officer, and public official. Correspondence, diary and journal, biographical information, scrapbooks, map, and writings focusing on Rogers’s experiences as an employee of National City Bank of New York during the Russian revolution in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and his return to the Soviet Union in 1943-1944 as an aeronautical consultant for the United States Army Air Corps.

  6. Grover Cleveland Loening papers, 1900-1975

    25,800 items. 72 containers. 34.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Businessman, engineer, airplane manufacturer, and author. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, plans and drawings, notes, photographs, patents, legal documents, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, clippings, and printed matter documenting Loening's career in aviation.

  7. Thomas H. Robbins papers, 1918-1971

    2,250 items. 11 containers plus 1 classified. 4.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States naval officer. Correspondence, duty orders, logbooks, biographical material, speeches, and other papers relating to Robbins's naval career and emphasizing his specialty in naval aviation.

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  8. Louis-Pierre Mouillard papers, 1833-1987

    1,600 items. 6 containers. 2.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    French inventor and aeronautical pioneer. Certificates, correspondence, drawings, notes, photographs, printed matter, and writings relating primarily to Mouillard’s inventions.

  9. Wayne W. Parrish papers, 1912-1976

    9,000 items. 29 containers. 12 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Aviation journalist and publisher. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches and writings, commemorative programs, airline insignia, logos, schedules, tickets, and other aeronautical memorabilia, photographs, and printed matter documenting primarily Parrish's roles as founder and president of American Aviation Publications.

  10. Evelyn Briggs Baldwin papers, 1649-1933

    4,200 items. 18 containers plus 2 oversize. 7.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Meteorologist and explorer. Correspondence, reports, journals, scrapbooks, financial records, printed material, newspaper clippings, and genealogical material relating primarily to Baldwin’s polar explorations, especially the Wellman Polar Expedition (1898-1899) and the Baldwin-Ziegler Polar Expedition (1901-1902).