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Herbert L. Stephenson collected aeronautical memorabilia from 1925 through 1968. He compiled the materials in this collection.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0032

Processing Information

Arranged and described by David Schwartz, 2001. Encoded by Amanda Buel, 2015.

Creator

Stephenson, Herbert L.

Date

1925-1968

Provenance

Herbert L. Stephenson, gift, unknown, XXXX-0032, unknown

Extent

8.06 Cubic feet (13 boxes)

Summary

The "Man's Reach for the Sky" Scrapbook Collection comprises 18 volumes of aeronautical memorabilia collected by Herbert L. Stephenson from 1925 through 1968.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Technical manuals

Photographic prints

Arrangement note

The first six volumes of the Collection contain photographs and articles with three-view drawings of domestic and foreign aircraft, alphabetized by manufacturer or national origin. Volumes 7 through 17 contain photographs and articles relating to a wide variety of aviation topics. Original order of materials was maintained along with Mr. Stephenson's volume titles and subject headings.

Scope and Contents

The "Man's Reach for the Sky" Scrapbook Collection comprises 18 volumes of aeronautical memorabilia collected by Herbert L. Stephenson from 1925 through 1968. The first six volumes consist of photographs, articles and three-view drawings of many domestic and foreign aircraft alphabetized by manufacturer or national origin. Volumes 7-17 contain aviation items of general interest, including news clippings, magazines, and Army Air Forces technical manuals, all arranged in no discernable order. Volume 18 is the master index for the entire collection with an alphabetical listing of aircraft covered in the first six volumes and the subject listing for items covered in the remaining 11 volumes.

Genre/Form

Technical manuals -- 20th century

Photographic prints

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.

Topics Aeronautics
Aerospace engineering

Citation

"Man's Reach for the Sky" Scrapbook Collection, Acc. XXXX-0032, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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