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Box Assorted rare collections, Box 1

 Container

Contains 8 Collections and/or Records:

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Letter to "Dad" from "Ed." Discusses his being selected to go to Dayton, Ohio for the test flights of the Boeing Model 299. Includes envelope, 1935 August 8

 File — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1
Contents of the Collection The collection contains two items: the original logbook for flight tests of the Boeing Model 299, and a letter from Boeing engineer Edward C. Wells to his father, Edward L. Wells. The logbook, "Log of Plane. Mod - 299. MFG - 1963," includes the license number (13372) and one page of test flight information for eighteen flights, starting on July 28, 1935 and ending on October 24, 1935. The logbook includes the date, length of flight, origination and destination, and purpose, such as...

"Log of Plane. Mod 299. MFG-1963." -- Boeing Model 299 logbook, 1935 July 28 to 1935 October 24

 File — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1
Contents of the Collection The collection contains two items: the original logbook for flight tests of the Boeing Model 299, and a letter from Boeing engineer Edward C. Wells to his father, Edward L. Wells. The logbook, "Log of Plane. Mod - 299. MFG - 1963," includes the license number (13372) and one page of test flight information for eighteen flights, starting on July 28, 1935 and ending on October 24, 1935. The logbook includes the date, length of flight, origination and destination, and purpose, such as...

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