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Title
Piccard family papers
Type
Mixed Material
Subject
Carty, Denzil A.--Correspondence.
Corrigan, Daniel, 1897---Correspondence.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955--Correspondence.
Gilruth, Robert R. (Robert Rowe), 1913-2000--Correspondence.
Hiatt, Suzanne R.--Correspondence.
McNairy, Philip F.--Correspondence.
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953--Correspondence.
Piccard, Auguste, 1884-1962--Correspondence.
Piccard, Jacques--Correspondence.
Piccard, Jules, b. 1840--Correspondence.
Piccard, Kathryn Ann--Correspondence.
Ridlon, John, 1852-1936--Correspondence.
Stevens, A. W. (Albert William), 1886-1949--Correspondence.
Swann, W. F. G. (William Francis Gray), 1884-1962--Correspondence.
Zielinski, Francis--Correspondence.
Picard family.
Ridlen family.
United States. Army Air Forces.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Aéro-Club Suisse.
Balloon Federation of America.
Don Piccard Balloons.
Pleiades (Aerostat)
Calco Chemical Company.
Episcopal Church.
Hercules Powder Company.
National Research Council (U.S.)
Aeronautics.
Aerospace engineering.
Airships.
Ballooning.
Bathyscaphe.
Chemistry.
Chemistry, Organic.
Cosmic rays.
Education.
Explosives.
Flight.
Legal documents--Switzerland.
Religion.
Stratosphere.
Women in the Episcopal Church.
World War, 1939-1945.
Switzerland--Genealogy.
Language
English
English
French
German
Collection material in English, French, and German
Identified By
Lccn: mm77036145
Summary
Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, logbooks, drafts of writings and speeches, reports, notes, financial papers, biographical and genealogical material, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, printed material, blueprints, patent specifications and descriptions, drawings, photographs, and other papers documenting the careers of Piccard family members in the fields of aeronautics, ballooning, bathyscaphe exploration, chemistry, education, religion, and stratospheric exploration. Includes Ridlon (Ridlen) family papers and Swiss legal and genealogical documents concerning the Piccard (Picard) family dating from the 1470s to the late 18th century.
The papers of Jean Piccard document his career as explorer, inventor, and scientist collaborating with his brother Auguste on balloon flights for stratospheric exploration and the study of cosmic rays and on other mutual scientific interests; as organic chemist and consultant with Calco Chemical Company and Hercules Powder Company; and as professor of aeronautical engineering. Includes material pertaining to the Piccards's stratospheric balloon flight of 1934 and to Jean Piccard's 1937 test flight in the aerostat Pleiades. Also includes records Piccard kept as treasurer of the Aéro-Club Suisse and transcript of interrogations which he conducted for the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1945. Papers of Jeannette Piccard pertain chiefly to her role as member and priest in the Episcopal Church; her work as aerospace consultant with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and her career as an educator. Don Piccard's papers include his files as newsletter editor for the Balloon Federation of America and material pertaining to his sport balloon manufacturing company, Don Piccard Balloons.
Family correspondents include Auguste Piccard, Jean and Auguste Piccard's father Jules, Jeannette Piccard's father John Ridlon, and Jean and Jeannette Piccard's son Jacques, granddaughter Kathryn Ann Piccard, and several foster children. Other correspondents include Denzil A. Carty, Daniel Corrigan, Albert Einstein, Robert R. Gilruth, Suzanne R. Hiatt, Philip F. McNairy, Robert Andrews Millikan, A.W. Stevens, W.F.G. Swann, and Francis Zielinski. Includes correspondence between Jean Piccard and the National Research Council concerning trinitrotoluene (TNT).
Authorized Access Point
Piccard family papers, circa 1470-1983 (bulk 1926-1983)