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Box Assorted rare collections, Box 1

 Container

Contains 19 Collections and/or Records:

Early Aviators Photograph

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1
Identifier: 1984-06-15-A
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of a single black-and-white photograph. The image includes, from left to right, Art Goebel, Otto Timm, Charles Lindbergh, and Wally Pinero standing in front of an obscured aircraft. Handwritten underneath each man is their last name and the phrase "As of 1928." Next to Timm's head is a handwritten note "O.W. Timm." The photograph has been autographed by Wally Pinero, next to his likeness, in 1939.

Charles Lindbergh Transatlantic flight celebration menu

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2004-03-26-A
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of a single 6-page booklet related to Charles Lindbergh's stop in Seattle, Washington during his around-the-US tour after his transatlantic flight, September 13, 1926. The cover title is "Business Men's Dinner in Honor of Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh." The event was held at the Spanish Ball Room of the Olympic Hotel in Seattle. The booklet includes the evening's menu and program as well as a list of speaker and attendee names, including then-Mayor Bertha Knight...

Wilhelm Böing letters

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1-6
Identifier: 2018-00-00-154
Contents of the Collection The collection contains six handwritten letters ranging from February 26, 1869 to April 18, 1883 between William E. Boeing, Sr. (WEB) and his father, Wilhelm Böing. It is not always clear who is writing to whom in the letters, since father and son shared the same name. Additionally, not all of the letters have accompanying envelopes which could provide clarification based on the address. The letters are in German and have not been translated.

Apollo 11 and 13 checklists

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2013-03-25
Contents of the Collection The Apollo 11 and 13 checklists is a small collection consisting of only a few documents. The collection includes two checklists: a "P30 manuever data card" from the Apollo 11 mission, 1969, and the "Apollo-13 LM-7 Contingency Checklist," from the Apollo 13 mission, 1970. The pages include handwritten notes by Buzz Aldrin, James Lovell, and Fred Haise. There is also a letter of authenticity accompanying each page, signed by Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11) and Fred Haise (Apollo 13) respectively. The...

Charles Lindbergh Gala program

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2011-04-27
Contents of the Collection This small collection is comprised of a program for a gala honoring Charles A. Lindbergh held at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, France, May 27, 1927. The program is in French but has a handwritten inscription from Lindbergh in English: "Cordial greetings to the Aviators of France. Charles A. Lindbergh." The program also includes a tipped-in photograph of Lindbergh. Additionally there are two tickets and a clipping about the event from an unidentified newspaper titled, "Soirs de Paris:...

Hermann Oberth Letter to Rudolf Nebel

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2011-12-15
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of a single five-page typed letter to Rudolf Nebel from Hermann Oberth regarding rocketry work, November 1, 1930. No envelope accomanies the letter. It is from "Prof. Oberth, Medias, Romania" to "Herr Nebel" and includes a signature of "H. Oberth" in pencil on the final page. The letter is written in German and has not been translated or transcribed. Additional information as provided by the auction house (see Immediate Source...

Charles Lindbergh Letter to Robert Goddard

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 2011-06-06 folder 2
Identifier: 2011-06-06-2
Contents of the Collection This collection consists of a single item: a two-page typed letter written by Charles Lindbergh to Dr. Robert Goddard, dated December 15, 1938. In the letter Lindbergh makes the first suggestion for the military uses of the rocket. He states: "When the opportunity arises, I shall take this matter up with our own military people because I believe we should explore the military possibilities of the rocket. As you say, it is often difficult to start interest in such a radical development in its...

First International Space Docking Certificate

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 2011-06-06 folder 1
Identifier: 2011-06-06-1
Content Description This collection consists of a single item, the "First International Space Docking Certificate," also known as the Space Magna Carta. The document, which is in both English and Russian and is dated July 17, 1975, commemorates the first international crewed space mission when an American Apollo module docked with a Soviet Soyuz capsule. This official government document was signed in space by the two entire crews, including Thomas P. Stafford, D. K. Slayton, Vance Brand, Alexei Leonov, and...

"La Conquête de l'Air" postcard book

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1988-03-22
Identifier: 1988-03-22
Content Description "La Conquête de l'Air" postcard book is a collection consisting of one book of 24 postcards documenting Wilbur Wright's demonstration flights in Le Mans, France in 1908. The booklet includes two pages of text about Le Mans, France and Léon Bollée, Civil Engineer of the City of Le Mans. The 24 photomechanical postcards in the booklet include images of Wilbur and Orville Wright; Léon Bollée; the motor for the Wright flyer; the aircraft under construction in Bollée's factory; the...

Pilot's licenses for Charles J. Langmack, 1929

 File — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1
Contents of the Collection The Charles Langmack Papers consists of textual materials, scrapbooks, and photographs concerning the life and military career of Charles Langmack and ranges from the 1920s-2002. The first series, Textual Materials, documents Langmack's time in the U.S. Army Air Force, particularly his work with the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in the 1940s. There are also a few folders of correspondence, which is a mix of personal and professional items. Charles and David Langmack's log books are...

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