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Sherman Fairchild (1896-1971) had a long and varied aviation career; included in his many contributions to the aerospace field was his work with aerial cameras and his aircraft companies, including Fairchild Industries.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0952

Creator

Fairchild, Sherman M.

Date

bulk 1900-1945

Provenance

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Gift, 1968

Extent

10 Cubic feet (( ))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographs

Scope and Contents

This collection consisted of 10 cartons of photographs that were at first loaned, and then donated, from the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences (IAS) in 1968 when they were dissolving their library. After the photographs arrived at NASM, they were divided and placed in the Technical Files. As of 2009, 817 images have been identified and cataloged as being from the Sherman Fairchild Collection. The images include shots of balloons, gliders, airships, aircraft, aircraft instruments, engines, uniforms, aerial photographs, and early concepts of flight.

Genre/Form

Photographs

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
Balloons
Gliding and soaring
Aerial photography
Aeronautical instruments
Airships

Citation

Sherman Fairchild Collection of Aeronautical Photographs, Accession XXXX-0952, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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