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Frederick Clark Durant, III was trained in chemical engineering. He held numerous positions related to rocket and air technology. The positions which he held are: Director of Engineering at the Naval Air Rocket Test Station 1948-1951; Director of Maynard Ordnance Test Station 1954-1955; and executive at AVCO-Everett Research Laboratory 1957-1959; Director of public and government relations in the research division of AVCO Corporation 1959-1961 and senior representative of Bell Aerosystems Company 1961-1964. In 1964 he became assistant director of astronautics at the National Air Museum (later the National Air and Space Museum), Smithsonian Institution.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0084

Creator

Durant, Frederick C., 1916-

Date

[ca. 1953-1963]

Provenance

Frederick C. Durant, III, gift, XXXX-0084, Not NASM

Extent

29.43 Cubic feet ((27 records center boxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Manuscripts

Photographs

Reports

Correspondence

Publications

Scope and Contents

This collection includes material on the rocket and space activities and interests of Durant during the period circa 1953-1963. The collection consists of business and personal correspondence, articles, reports, pamphlets, manuscripts, color transparencies and photographs. Some of the contents are not in English. In April 2000, an additional six boxes were transferred to the Archives, which included film, video tapes, audio tapes, correspondence, pamphlets, and photographs. This material covers Durant's space activities and interests during the 1980s-1990s.

Genre/Form

Manuscripts

Photographs

Reports

Correspondence

Publications

Rights

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

Names

Avco Corporation

Bell Aerosystems Company

National Air Museum (U.S.)

Durant, Frederick C., 1916-

Topics Astronautics
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Rocketry

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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