National Air & Space Museum Library Honors Lafayette Escadrille

A few months ago, a ceremony announced the Libraries’ electronic edition of the Escadrille N.124 Journal de Marche et Operations (i.e., the “combat logs”) of the legendary squadron of American aviators who served in the French Air Force  during World War I, known more affectionately as the Lafayette Escadrille. 

Groovey Luggage

One of my favorite things to do while waiting in an airport, other than reading and seeing what others are reading, is looking at everyone’s luggage. I have always had a passion for luggage.   My favorite is the old-fashioned trunks and vintage luggage that people plastered with labels of their travels. I find most of the luggage of today to be high on utilitarianism and low on glamour.  Now don’t get me wrong; I bow down before the wonderfully clever person who decided to put wheels on luggage.

National Aviation Day

In 1939 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued a proclamation designating August 19th, the anniversary of pioneer aviator Orville Wright’s birthday, to be National Aviation Day.

Space Day at the National Air and Space Museum

Saturday, May 5, 2012 is Space Day at the National Air and Space Museum.  Space Day is an annual family day program sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Kids, parents and museum enthusiasts are all welcome to explore amazing exhibits, as well as presentations provided by aerospace industry engineers, specialists and astronauts.  There are also interactive, space-related educational activities for all ages to enjoy.

New and Notable-National Air and Space Museum Library

Here are some of the newest additions to the National Air and Space Museum Library collection.

New Acquisitions in the National Air and Space Museum Library

Here are some of the newest additions to the National Air and Space Museum Library collection.

Bill Baxter to Lead History and Culture Libraries

The Libraries is delighted to announce that Bill Baxter has been appointed the new Head of the History and Culture Department.

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