3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Airships--Design and construction.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.