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Lech (Andrew F.) Personal Papers
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Box 01


Folder 01 – Smithsonian Institution correspondence

Physical Description: 1. Letters from Paul Garber, Curator, Smithsonian Museum. 2. Letters from Michael Collins, Curator, Smithsonian Museum. 3. Letters from Robert Mikesh, Curator Smithsonian Museum. 4. Letters from Smithsonian Associates. 5. Smithsonian annual report 1964 and 1968. 6. Letters from Associate Director J. E. Graf. 7. Letters from E.W. Robischon, Manager, Western Region Institution of Aerospace Sciences. 8. Maps of Capitol Mall, including Smithsonian Institution.

Folder 02 – Institutional and business correspondence

Physical Description: 1. Letters from historian Edward Cassagneres. 2. Letters from Ryan Aeronautical Company. 3. Letters from Institution of Aerospace Sciences. 4. Letters from Northrop Institute. 5. Letters from National Aeronautics Association. 6. Letter from National Aeronautics Authority. 7. Letters from Air Mail Pioneers. 8. Letters from San Diego Air and Space Museum. 9. Letters from Solar Turbines. 10. Miscellaneous business correspondence.

Folder 03 – Waco Ten folder

Physical Description: 43 photos. 1. Photos of Waco Ten model. 2. Article with photos and specifications.

Folder 04 – Personal Histories and records

Physical Description: 1. Log of flights by Andrew Lech. 2. Personal event narratives. 3. Event chronologies. 4. Financial and shipping records.

Folder 05 – Spirit of St. Louis model photos

Physical Description: 105 photos. 1. General photos. 2. Detail photos of model showing systems. 3. Photos of Andrew Lech with Spirit of St. Louis model.

Folder 06 – Other models made by Andrew Lech circa 1900-1930

Physical Description: 1. Photos of all Lech models.

Folder 07 – Miscellaneous photos and art

Physical Description: 45 images total – pasted onto paper. 1. Spirit of St. Louis survival kit. 2. Lockheed Sirius art.

Folder 08 – Specifications for Andrew Lech models

Physical Description: 1. Specifications for 36” Spirit of St. Louis model.

Folder 09 – A. Lech personal correspondence

Physical Description: 1. Letters between Andrew Lech and various friends and relatives concerning Spirit of St. Louis model.

Folder 10 – Miscellaneous photos and commissioned model photos

Physical Description: 1. Various historic models commissioned by unknown patron.

Folder 11 – Aircraft technical drawings

Physical Description: 1. 54 drawings of different aircraft from 1900 to 1930 and Spirit of St. Louis drawings.

Folder 12 – Miscellaneous documents

Physical Description: 1. 19 miscellaneous documents in no particular order.

Folder 13 – Media folder

Physical Description: 1. 26 various newspaper and magazine articles and media interviews (transcripts).