Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage. Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0152

Processing Information

This collection consists of 5 reels of 35-mm microfilm and photocopied documents from the microfilm concerning the U.S. Army Around the World Flight in 1924. The microfilm documents are from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Record Groups 18, 22, 24, 26, 59 and 72. After reviewing the 5 reels of microfilm the processing archivist found that 4 out of the 5 reels have been photocopied to paper. The fifth reel entitled Final Report, Record Group 18 contains material that has not been printed to hard copy, therefore, the researcher may want to review this reel. In addition, there is no reel of microfilm for Record Group 72, only photocopied pages.

Processed by Hank Brown, 1999. Encoded by Rena Schergen, February 2012.

Creator

United States. Army. Air Service

Date

1920-1925

Provenance

National Archives, Purchase, 1971, XXXX-0152, unknown

Extent

3 Cubic feet (6 boxes)

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Logs (records)

Clippings

Correspondence

Memoranda

Arrangement note

The documents on the microfilm are only arranged by Record Groups and not chronologically. The material covers correspondence, memos, newspaper articles, logbooks, descriptions of the Douglas World Cruiser (DWC) aircraft, memos dealing with permission to overfly and photograph foreign countries, the flight route, pilot selection, aircraft selection, equipment and weather forecasts. The decision was made during the processing to arrange the photocopied documents by subject and then chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, memos, newspaper articles and logbooks concerning the flight.

Genre/Form

Logs (records)

Clippings

Correspondence

Memoranda

Rights

Permissions Requests

Names

United States. Army. Air Service

Topics Flights around the world
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics -- Records
Endurance flights
Aeronautics
Aeronautics -- Flights
Douglas World Cruiser (DWC)

Citation

United States Army Around the World Flight (1924) Collection, Acc. XXXX-0152, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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