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Due to the rapidly evolving field of aviation, Japan formed a committee in 1928, consisting of various military, educational and communication groups, to select and publish an aviation vocabulary reference book. The committee first met in 1928, and went on to meet another 36 times before the book was published by the Japanese Imperial Aviation Association in 1936. The book contains different translations for the same word, and includes such aeronautical topics as airships, airplanes, weather, armament, and equipment. The book contains the following languages: Japanese, a Japanese Roman Character Pronunciation in Roman character, English (and American if different usage/word), French and German.

Identifier

NASM.2014.0002

Creator

Japanese Imperial Aviation Association

Date

bulk 1936

Provenance

Gelvin Stevenson, Gift, 2013

Extent

0.49 Cubic feet ((1 box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Dictionaries

Scope and Contents

This donation consists of a 5.5 inch by 7.5 inch Japanese Aviation Vocabulary Reference Book, published in 1936 by the Japanese Imperial Aviation Association. This particular book was stamped as belonging to the Japanese Army Aviation Technology Research Office.

Genre/Form

Dictionaries

Rights

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Topics Aeronautics, Military
Airships
Airplanes

Citation

Japanese Aviation Vocabulary Reference Book, Accession 2014-0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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