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titleJohn Jay Ide Collection, 1911-1962 (bulk 1920-1945)
repositoryNational Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560
collection titleThis collection primarily documents Ide's affiliation with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Particularly noteworthy are his correspondence, war notebooks, and intelligence reports.

The war notebooks contain technical information on British aircraft and U.S.-built aircraft in service in Britain during World War II. Researchers are advised that much of the information in the intelligence reports is still security classified and might not be available for immediate reference use.

Bio / His Notes:
John Jay Ide (1892-1962) graduated from Columbia University with a Certificate of Architecture (1913), then studied at the Ecole des Beuax Arts, Paris, in 1914. He was an architect with H. T. Lindeberg in New York, 1916-1917 and 1920-1921. He then served as a technical assistant for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at the American Embassy in Paris, 1921-1940, and again from 1949 until his retirement. During World War II he served active duty in the Bureau of Aeronautics of the Navy Department in Washington, D.C.

Arrangement: 1) Correspondence, 1911-1962, and undated; 2) war notebooks; 3) intelligence reports, 1921-1940; 4) miscellaneous; 5) pre-1921 materials; 6) financial records; 7) William Knight, 1919-1920; 8) AERONAUTICAL EXPORT DIRECTORY, 1940; 9) duplicate intelligence reports, 1921-1940; 10) scrapbook

extent10.81 cubic feet
formatsBusiness Papers Correspondence Notebooks Ephemera
accessThe intelligence reports contained within the collection contain security classified information.
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