Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage. Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0418

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Rodney Benson and David Robert Schwartz, 2001. Encoded by Rebecca Morgan, 2012.

Creator

Smith, Richard K.

Date

circa 1918-1969

Provenance

Aeronautics Division, NASM, transfer, unknown, XXXX-0418, unknown

Extent

1.9 Cubic feet (5 boxes)

Summary

The 50th Anniversary of the NC-4 Transatlantic Flight Collection [Smith] Collection contains photocopies of correspondence, published materials, maps, and photographs. The collection also includes photocopies of aircraft logs, naval ship logs, weather reports, progress reports, biographies of the participants, information on the construction of the NC Aircraft and the general planning for the flight, and original material on the thirtieth and fiftieth anniversaries of the flight.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access. Reels of microfilm are available for review upon request.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Maps

Correspondence

Photographs

Diaries

Manuscripts

Microfilms

Publications

Arrangement note

Materials are arranged by subject and then chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This collection was gathered by Dr. Richard K. Smith of the National Air and Space Museum, in preparation for the fiftieth anniversary of the NC-4's transatlantic flight. It contains photocopies from microfilm of documents found in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Record Group 24, Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, and Record Group 72, Records of the Bureau of Aeronautics. The researcher will find photocopies of correspondence, published materials, maps, and photographs. The collection also includes photocopies of aircraft logs, naval ship logs, weather reports, progress reports, biographies of the participants, information on the construction of the NC Aircraft and general planning for the flight, and original material on the thirtieth and fiftieth anniversaries of the flight. The final box of the collection (Box 5) contains 6 reels of microfilm from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Record Groups 24 and 72 relating to the Trans Atlantic flight of the NC-4. As the processing archivist reviewed the microfilm, it appeared that many of the documents in boxes 1-4 were copied from the microfilm. These reels of microfilm are available for review upon request.

Genre/Form

Maps

Correspondence

Photographs

Diaries

Manuscripts

Microfilms

Publications

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to ue NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Names

Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company

United States. Navy

Topics Aeronautics
Curtiss NC-1 (P2N-1)
Curtiss NC-4 (P2N-1)
Aeronautics -- Records
Transatlantic flights
Aeronautics, Military
Seaplanes
Curtiss NC-Boat Family

Citation

50th Anniversary of the NC-4 Transatlantic Flight Collection [Smith], Acc. XXXX-0418, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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