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Robert B. Meyer, Jr. (1921-1995) was the first Curator of Propulsion in the Aeronautics Department of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Smithsonian Institution (1959-1980). A native of Locust Valley, New York, Meyer was a Yale University graduate and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war he worked as an insurance broker before joining the museum in 1959. He authored a number of books on the development of aircraft engines. Following his retirement, Meyer remained active in NASM's docent program.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0184

Creator

Meyer, Robert B.

Date

1898-1980

bulk 1963-1980

Provenance

Robert B. Meyer, Jr., gift, 1984, XXXX-0184, unknown

Extent

22.45 Cubic feet ((19 records center boxes) (2 flatboxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Manuscripts

Photographs

Publications

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Meyer's research files. The material contains research files, manuscripts, and photo layouts for several of his books, as well as correspondence and photographs related his work as curator. The material covers all aspects of aero engines, including assembly, operation, and restoration.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Manuscripts

Photographs

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

National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics

Meyer, Robert B.

Topics Aeronautics
Airplanes -- Rocket engines
Airplanes -- Motors
Airplanes -- Jet propulsion
Periodicals

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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