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MFM-1

Orville and Wilbur Wright Papers
1800-1948, 15 reels

Papers include notebooks, diaries, scrapbooks, and selected correspondence from the Wright Brothers Papers in the Library of Congress collection. A published guide is available. See also, MS-1, Wright Brothers Collection

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation

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Katharine Wright Haskell Papers
1922-1928, 2 reels

Papers consist of mainly correspondence from Katharine Wright (1874-1929) to her future husband, Henry J. Haskell. Letters cover a variety of personal matters including the opposition to her impending marriage by her brother, Orville Wright. Other subjects discussed include Oberlin College, the Kansas City Star, the Wright patent challenge, and Katharine's ideas about women's rights. These letters were microfilmed from originals loaned to the Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Kansas City, Missouri.

Subject Area(s): Women, Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Family and Personal Papers

MS-1

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Wright Brothers Collection
1853-1973, 19 lin. ft. and 203 volumes

A supplement to the main body of Orville and Wilbur Wright's papers located in the Library of Congress, this collection consists of family letters and papers, financial records, school mementos, genealogical material, the church papers and diaries of the Wrights' father (Bishop Milton Wright), notebooks, citations, awards, and the Wright's technical library which includes journals books, and pamphlets covering many aspects of early aeronautics. The collection also includes nearly 4,000 photographs, many of which are original prints taken by the Wrights to document their early flying experiments. In addition, there are extensive photographs of the Wright family and of the Wrights' flying exhibitions in Europe and the United States. The photographs and papers are available in a microfilm edition.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections, Inventors and Inventions, Photographic Collections

MS-109

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Clayton J. Brukner Papers
1929-1963, 21 lin. ft.

Collection consists primarily of business records from the WACO Aircraft Company in Troy, Ohio, which was owned by Brukner, and various printed materials relating to aviation. The business records include minutes of the WACO Board of Directors and stockholders meetings, extensive financial records, photographs, administrative files pertaining to WACO's manufacture of World War II aircraft, and materials related to Bruckner's membership in the Aircraft Manufacturer's Association. Also included are patent case files and product information with instruction manuals and parts lists.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Business and Industry

MS-118

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John Keto Papers
1954-1977, 4.5 lin. ft.

Collection includes correspondence, pamphlets, research reports, speeches, and symposium papers covering such topics as Air Force history, bionics, technical education, and military research.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-120

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Night Fighters of World War II Historical Collection
1942-1978, .5 lin. ft.

Consists of records relating to Night Fighter Squadrons serving in World War II. Includes pilot tests, squadron reports, individual flight records, rosters, unpublished chronologies of the 6th and 417th Night Fight Squadrons, and photographs. The collection also includes an audio recording of the 1978 Night Fighter Reunion which was held in Dayton, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War II

MS-122

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Civil Aeronautics Administration Records
1944-1952, .5 lin. ft.

Records in this collection were created from the Clayton Bruckner Papers (MS-109) and consist primarily of correspondence, published reports, and bulletins.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-134

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Wright Memorial Commission Records
1912-1943, 0.4 lin. ft.

The Wright Memorial Commission was organized in 1912 to build a monument near Huffman Prairie in honor of the Wright Brothers' contribution to aviation. Records include minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and other materials that document the physical development of the monument.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-136

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Dayton Air Service Committee Records
1922-1943, .5 lin. ft.

The Dayton Air Service Committee was incorporated in 1922 to establish an air service experiment station in Dayton. The committee's records consist of articles of incorporation, Board of Trustees' minutes, correspondence, financial records, and information on the acquisition of land.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-152

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Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs
1918, 3 lin. ft.

A collection of 156 large format glass plate negatives showing workers, interior and exterior plant views, airplane assembly, and completed airplanes from a Dayton manufacturer of World War I aircraft.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-156

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Aviation Ephemera II Papers
1889-1980, 3 lin. ft.

An individual's collection of magazines, pamphlets, photographs, and clippings related to aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-157

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Air Force Museum Wright Bros. Collection
1922-1978, 1 lin. ft.

Consists of articles, letters, speeches, and clippings pertaining to the Wright Brothers collected by the Air Force Museum at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. Subjects covered include removal of Wright buildings from Dayton, interviews and personal history of the Wrights, the Smithsonian-Langley controversy, obituaries, funerals, and miscellaneous aviation materials.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-158

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Fulton Flight Scrapbook
1909, 1 lin. ft.

An individual's scrapbook containing clippings and other memorabilia pertaining to the Fulton Flight Contest sponsored by the Aero Club of America in New York in 1909. Included are announcements of the contest, promotional materials, entry forms, clippings, commemorative postcards, and information about preparations by the aviators.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-159

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C.T. Hutchins Papers
1917-1939, 2.5 lin. ft.

C.T. Hutchins was an advertising executive with the Goodyear Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, who had an interest in lighter than-air-aviation. His papers include personal and family letters, photographs, cards, news clippings, and memorabilia pertaining to early aviation. Of particular interest is material on the Goodyear-Zeppelin christening in Akron in 1931, and a folder pertaining to Amelia Earhart's visit to Akron in 1929.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-165

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Peter B. Kline Papers
1822-1986, 23 lin. ft.

Kline, an aeronautical engineer, was an avid collector of aviation materials. His particular areas of interest were World War I era aviation and military aircraft, although he collected over a wide range of aviation subjects. The majority of this collection is arranged by type of aircraft. Files contain clippings, journal articles, photographs, mechanical specifications, illustrations, and miscellaneous information about particular aircraft. The collection also includes technical manuals, correspondence with other aviation collectors and book dealers, information on aviation insignia, ephemera, scrapbooks, information on aviators, and a small amount of personal and family papers.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-166

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William H. Chisam Photographs
1915-1917, .5 lin. ft.

William Chisam learned to fly in civilian schools in Dayton, Ohio, and Augusta, Georgia before joining the Royal Naval Air Service and flying missions in France during World War I. This collection includes photographs of Chisam and his friends in flying school, military aircraft in France, flying squadrons, and war damaged buildings.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, World War I

MS-167

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National Cyclopedia of Aviation Biography Collection
1925-1939, 43 lin. ft.

Consists of materials collected by W. L. Hamberger in the 1920s and 1930s in preparation to publish his National Cyclopedia of Aviation Biography. Included are files on over 3,000 individuals prominent in the field of aviation in the early twentieth century. Files contain a variety of materials including news clippings, photographs, correspondence, questionnaires, and drafts of biographies. The Cyclopedia was never completed or published.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-175

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Wright Brothers Addendum Photos
1895-1967, .5 lin. ft.

A collection of images of the Wright Brothers, their shops, family, and flights in Europe.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-177

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Amy Johnson Papers
1930-1958, 1 lin. ft.

Johnson, an English aviator, became an instant celebrity after piloting her de Havilland Gypsy Moth from London to Australia in 1930, a long distant flight no woman had ever attempted. Her papers include the manuscript of her unpublished biography, written by her sister, as well as correspondence, personal papers, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Women

MS-178

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John J. Rose Papers
1914-1983, 3 lin. ft.

Rose was a self-educated engineer and inventor who worked primarily on aviation engine developments. His papers cover both personal and technical subjects, however, the bulk of the collection is devoted to work-related materials including correspondence, work agreements, detailed notes, photographs, and reports detailing various projects.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-179

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Aeronautical Products Corporation Records
1929-1941, 1.5 lin. ft.

The Aeronautical Products Corporation was based in Los Angeles and manufactured beacon lights to guide aircraft. Records include correspondence, photographs, printed materials, advertisements, and clippings.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-188

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Milton Caniff Drawings
1971, .25 lin. ft.

Consists of 66 drawings by cartoonist Milton Caniff and short biographies of 67 Aviation Hall of Fame inductees.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Arts

MS-192

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Iddings' Wright Brothers Homecoming Collection
1909, 1 lin. ft.

Collection consists of 147 photographs, taken by Andrew S. Iddings, of the June 17-18, 1909 Dayton Homecoming Celebration to honor Orville and Wilbur Wright.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-194

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Charles Harris Papers
1901-1916, .25 lin. ft.

Charles Harris was a nephew of Bishop Milton Wright, father of the Wright Brothers. His papers consist of eleven letters written to him by Bishop Wright from 1901 through 1916. Subjects discussed in the correspondence include the Wright's flying experiments and travels to Europe, personalities of the Wright children and grandchildren, miscellaneous family matters, and a description of Wilbur's death and funeral in 1912.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-196

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Clair Wilbur Welty Papers
1905-1922 (bulk 1917-1918), 0.25 lin. ft.

Clair Wilbur Welty (1890-1918) enlisted in the United States Army Signal Corps during World War I and served as a pilot-trainer. He died November 10, 1918, as a result of a mid-air collision at Issoudun, France. The collection includes academic records, military records and orders concerning Welty’s brief service as an Army officer, letters of condolence addressed to his mother Mary Welty following his death, and a few photographs.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, World War I

MS-203

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Charles Hubbell Collection
1941-1952, 1 lin. ft.

Collection includes illustrations of early aircraft drawn by illustrator, Charles Hubbell.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-204

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Charles Lewis Aviation Collection
ca. 1910-1918, 1 lin. ft.

A collection of glass lantern slides and postcards containing images of early aircraft through World War I. Prints are available in SC-129, and some images may be viewed online as part of our digital exhibits.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-205

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Aviation Ephemera III Papers
1909-1940, .5 lin. ft.

Consists of a miscellaneous collection of early aviation materials containing photographs, postcards, early airline schedules, aircraft identification pamphlets, a 1909 French aviation almanac, and a program from the 1910 Harvard-Boston Aero Meet.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-206

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Miami Valley Aero Historians Records
1962-1965, .5 lin. ft.

Records consist of cassette tapes and programs from the meetings of an informal group of aviation historians in the Miami Valley. Meetings and guest speakers addressed various topics of interest pertaining to aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-210

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Robert S. Ball Papers
1911-1982, .5 lin. ft.

Ball was a newspaper reporter and editor who specialized in space and aviation. He spent the major portion of his career writing for the Detroit Free Press. Papers include news articles pertaining to various aviation subjects, correspondence, an autographed photograph of Amelia Earhart, and fabric from the wing of the first airplane to complete a trans-continental flight (1911).

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-214

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Harold R. Harris Papers
1920-1988, 7.5 lin. ft.

Harris was a World War I flyer and test pilot at McCook Field in Dayton during the early 1920s. He later became an executive with Pan American Airlines, American Overseas Airlines, and Northwest Airlines, as well as holding the rank of Colonel in the Army Air Transport Command during World War II. His papers consist of extensive correspondence, both personal and business, travel diaries, reports, newspaper clippings, personal logs detailing his activities and movements, speeches, photographs, and the manuscript of an unpublished book he authored about Pan American Airlines.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War II

MS-216

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Ivonette Wright Miller Papers
1803-2007, 24.7 lin. ft.

Ivonette Wright Miller was a niece of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the daughter of the Wright Brothers older brother, Lorin Wright. The collection consists of materials about Orville and Wilbur Wright, the Wright Family, and early aviation collected by Ivonette. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, journal articles, photographs, photograph albums, and memorabilia. Many of the photographs are original prints of pioneer aviators, Wright Family members, and friends. Other papers pertain to the role of Mrs. Miller and her husband, Harold Miller, in representing the Wright Family at various official functions.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-220

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Edward A. Korn Collection
1908-1979, 3.62 lin. ft.

This collection documents the aviation careers of early aviator Edward A. Korn and his brother Milton H. Korn. The bulk of the collection is comprised of aviation photographs. It also includes some of Korn’s correspondence about his experiences in aviation and selected clippings and articles that were published about him and other early aviators. It also documents Korn’s background in farming, including photographs, catalogs, and postcards related to farming and threshing machines.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-221

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William C. Lambert Papers
1917-1939, 1 lin. ft.

Papers include correspondence, photographs, drawings, and printed materials pertaining to Lambert's military service as a World War I flyer. Also included is a copy of Lambert's unpublished manuscript relating his combat experiences. Note: please note possible restrictions concerning publication of materials.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War I

MS-223

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William F. Yeager Aviation Collection
1925-1990, 69.2 lin. ft.

Collection consists of primarily photographs of aircraft. There is also a small amount of personal papers and correspondence relating to Yeager's career as a civilian and military pilot.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-224

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Philip Eid Aviation Collection
1918-1967, 0.25 lin. ft. (55 photographs)

The Philip Eid Collection consists of 55 photographs taken between 1918 and 1967. Seventeen photographs are of McCook Field, Ohio, and were taken between 1918 and 1927. Twenty-six photographs are of Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio, and are for the period 1918-1931. Five photographs are of Patterson Field, Ohio, from 1940 to 1967. Seven photographs are of the Fairfield Air Depot Reservation, Ohio, from 1923 to 1930.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-225

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Art Kreiger Aviation Collection
1909-1993 (bulk 1940-1980), 36 lin. ft.

The Art Krieger Aviation Collection is the personal collection of Adolph (Art) Krieger. This collection contains materials from all over the world on nearly every kind of plane and building company, pilots, handbooks and manuals along with various other items about aviation. Emphasis is on the 1940s through the late 1980s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-226

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Aviation Ephemera IV
1908-1975, .5 lin. ft.

Consists of materials relating to aviation, mostly pamphlets and journal articles.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-227

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Glenn Curtiss Photographs
1910-1924, 1 lin. ft.

Collection contains photographs once belonging to Glenn Curtiss, world famous aviator and early aircraft designer. The photographs document Curtiss' early aviation involvements and include images of Curtiss and other aviators of the period, aircraft he designed and built, hydroplane experiments, and photographs of the Curtiss factory in Hammondsport, New York.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-241

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Frank Whittle Papers
1936-1964, 1.7 lin. ft.

Sir Frank Whittle invented the jet propulsion engine, proposing the use of the gas turbine for jet propulsion in 1928. He patented his idea in 1930. The first jet aircraft flew in 1941. Whittle's engine technology was shared with the United States government and became the foundation for the American jet aircraft program. The papers in the collection document Whittle's invention of the jet engine and include correspondence, technical and design reports, photographs, charts, and engineering drawings.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Inventors and Inventions

MS-261

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Aloys J. Wyen Papers
1910-1988, .25 lin. ft.

Aloys J. Wyen was an early aviation pioneer associated with the Wright Brothers, first in their bicycle shop in Dayton, and later at Huffman Prairie as a mechanic. He was with them at Belmont Park in 1910, then flew in Los Angeles, California from 1911-1916. He later worked as a mechanic with the WACO Aircraft Company in Troy, Ohio, and Aeronca in Middletown. His papers include family photographs as well as correspondence and photographs documenting his long career in aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-263

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Harland B. Cushman Papers
1919-1921, .5 lin. ft.

Papers consist of letters written to Cushman by his fiancé, Stella Klein, who worked at McCook Field from 1919-1921. Letters contain mostly personal and family information, but also discuss events and people at McCook Field during the period.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers

MS-264

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Herbert C. Osborne Papers
1922-1927, .5 lin. ft.

Osborne held a variety of engineering positions at McCook Field in Dayton from 1918 until 1924. His papers include diaries covering the years 1922-1923, photographs taken while he was working at McCook, and a few miscellaneous papers about his career up until 1927. The diaries record his daily activities at the field and at home, and the 79 photographs include images of aircraft, dirigibles and individuals.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers

MS-274

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Georg Gunerman Photograph Album
1918-1936, .5 lin. ft.

The collection consists of one photographic album that depicts Georg Gunerman’s early flying career, from flight school to barnstorming.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-279

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American Society of Aviation Artists Collection
1929-1996, 1.5 lin. ft.

The American Society of Aviation Artists collection consists of nearly 300 separate pieces of aviation art, including posters, paintings, drawings, photographs and aviation magazine covers.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Aviation

MS-282

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Neal V. Loving Collection
1930-1990s, 9 lin. ft.

Neal Loving, recognized as one of the "African American Pioneers in Aviation", was a renowned airplane designer and an aerospace engineer at the Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Dayton, Ohio. The collection contains papers, photographs, and blueprints of Loving's designs, including his WR-1 midget racer named "Loving's Love".

Subject Area(s): Aviation, African-Americans

MS-283

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Wilbur H. Moyer Collection
1937-1938, .5 lin. ft.

The collection consists of Stinson Aircraft Company magazines, Aero Industries Technical Institute (AITI) publications, and a brochure concerning the Fairchild 24 aircraft.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-286

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Charlie Taylor-Howard DuFour Collection
1938-2004, 8 lin. ft.

Charlie Taylor designed and built the engine that powered the Wright Brothers’ historic flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 1903. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, articles, aviation history books, an oral history, personal correspondence, photographs, and Howard DuFour’s drafts of "Charlie Taylor: The Wright Brothers Mechanician." The collection also contains materials on DuFour's building of the Wright 1903 Flyer Replica which hangs in Dunbar Library's atrium.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-291

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Zola Marie MacDonald Aviation Scrapbook
1935-1945, 1 scrapbook

Scrapbook containing articles and information on aviation crashes, women in aviation (including the search for Amelia Earhart), and aviation fiction, dating between 1935 and early 1940s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Women

MS-293

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91st Observation Squadron, American Expeditionary Force, Photographs
1918-1919, .25 lin. ft.

Contains photographs of the 91st Squadron, hangars and airfields, aerial views of German and French cities and fields, and the banner image of the 91st Squadron. This collection depicts the airmen and operations of the Squadron during the end of World War I and the months following.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, World War I

MS-294

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Seymour Dunham Collection
1889-1990, 22 lin. ft.

The Seymour Dunham Collection contains personal correspondence of Mr. Dunham, information on aviation organizations to which he belonged, aircraft and missile research, work-related research from his time at Wright-Patterson AFB, and an extensive collection of articles, newspaper clippings and photographs concerning the Wright Brothers and other aspects of aviation history.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-295

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Ann Cooper Collection
early 1900s-2002, 50 lin. ft.

Ann Cooper is a prolific author with over 600 published magazine articles and ten books on aviation notables to her credit. The research collection is an excellent source of information on women aviators such as Jessie Woods, Patty Wagstaff, Edna Gardner Whyte, Dorothy S. Lewis, and Nancy Hopkins Tier, as well as African American aviators including the Tuskegee Airmen

Subject Area(s): Aviation, African-Americans, Women

MS-297

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Christopher J. Lake Aviation Collection
1909-1964, .25 lin. ft.

Christopher Lake was an aviation researcher and engineer whose most important aeronautical invention may have been his reaction engine, which was an early form of jet propulsion. The collection includes Lake’s patents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and a letter from Orville Wright.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-302

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Levitt Luzern Custer Collection
1886-1998, 9.25 lin. ft.

Levitt Luzern Custer was a Dayton-area aviator and inventor, and an associate of Orville Wright. During his lifetime he engaged in pioneering balloon experiments, served as an official timer for flight trials, collaborated with Orville Wright on various projects, and invented a wide range of mechanical machines from the statoscope to amusement park rides. The collection documents many of Custer's achievements as well as those of other early aviators, such as the Wright Brothers. Information on early aviators such as the Early Birds who flew before 1916 are also preserved. Patents, blueprints, photographs, and correspondence are also a rich source of research.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-303

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Advisory Committee for Aeronautics: Reports and Memoranda
1916-1938, 4.5 lin. ft.

The Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, founded in 1909, was the primary means for scholarly dissemination of British scientific research about aeronautical topics. The committee was primarily governmental in nature, although members and researchers were often drawn from academia. The collection consists of research reports and memoranda.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-304

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Institution of Aeronautical Engineers Collection
1922-1926, .5 lin. ft.

This collection contains reports published by the Institution of Aeronautical Engineers.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-305

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W.J. Blanchard, Aeroproducts, Inc. Collection
1925-1960, 3.5 lin. ft.

W. J. Blanchard, an inventor and respected Dayton businessman, co-founded Engineering Products, Inc. in 1935. The company was the first to develop a new propeller known as the “aeroprop”. In 1940, General Motors Corporation purchased Engineering Products, renamed it Aeroproducts, and instilled Blanchard as its first General Manager. The collection consists of administrative records, engineering blueprints, aviation handbooks, and personal materials.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Aviation

MS-310

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Dave Gold Parachute Collection
1917-1985, 103.5 lin. ft.

Dave Gold was a leading parachute historian and actively participated in all aspects of the parachuting business. He owned a parachute business, pursued a jumping career until debilitated by arthritis, was employed as a design engineer, and avidly collected historical and technical materials relating to parachuting. The collection includes personal papers, parachute research and development materials, blueprints, manuals, photographs, videos, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-311

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Curtiss Day Photo Collection
early 1900s, .25 lin. ft.

Curtiss La Q. Day, an early American aviator, obtained his pilot's license at the Wright Brothers School in 1914. He was a flight instructor at several flight schools, including the Wright Flying School at Hempstead Plains, New York. Day was also a member of the Early Birds and his name appears on the Wright Memorial Plaque in Dayton. The collection consists of 79 photographs, 2 letters and a postcard.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, World War I

MS-312

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Adrian Kinnane Papers
1982, .25 lin. ft.

Adrian Kinnane is a researcher and manager for historical projects at History Associates Incorporated. Dr. Kinnane has published works on urban police, a history of the DuPont Company, and the Wright brothers’ invention of the airplane. The collection contains Kinnane’s unpublished manuscript “The Crucible of Flight,” which is an in-depth look at what outside influences helped the Wright Brothers become the first to be successful in the quest for flight.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-316

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Edmund Trissell Collection
1940-1995, 3.5 lin. ft.

The Edmund Trissell Collection chronicles the life of Dayton photographer Edmund William Trissell through negatives, photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence from Mr. Trissell’s daily life and photographic assignments.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections, Aviation

MS-317

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Charles N. Moser Collection
1942, .5 lin. ft.

Blueprints for ATM-1 2-Place Trainer aircraft

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-318

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T.E. Bennett Aviation Collection
1917-1923, .4 lin. ft.

The T. E. Bennett Aviation Collection is a small collection of World War I and Post-World War I related documents collected by Mr. Bennett. The collection is divided into two major series: Dayton Aero Club papers and U.S. Army publications.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-319

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Bergen Hardesty Collection
1910-1993, 23 lin. ft.

Bergen Hardesty (1915-1994) was a trained draughtsman and as a hobby built realistic model airplanes. The Bergen Hardesty Aviation Collection contains extensive research and accurate drawings on a large variety of aircraft focused on World War I and II military aircraft. The collection also contains many aircraft photographs, along with negatives, blueprints, correspondence, histories of WW I aviation units, newspaper clippings, and photograph albums.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-321

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International Symposium of Aviation Photographers Collection
ca. 2000, 37 photographs

The International Symposium of Aviation Photographers 3rd Annual Meeting (ISAP II) Photograph Collection is a collection of aviation photographs taken by twelve members of the International Society of Aviation Photographers. The photographs document a variety of subjects including wing walking, World War II aircraft, modern military aircraft, modern commercial aircraft, and missiles.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-326

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Ina Bicknell Collection
1933-1947, .5 lin. ft.

The Ina Bicknell collection consists of photographs relating to aviation. The photographs in this collection relate to topics such as pilots, airplanes, naval ships, and military personnel around the time of World War II. The collection also contains aerial photographs of city landscapes and of the 1937 flood in southwest Ohio and Kentucky.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, 1913 Flood History, World War II

MS-333

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Huffman Prairie Chapter AAHS Records
1990-present, 1.5 lin. ft.

The Huffman Prairie Aviation History Society is a Dayton area organization of aviation historians and enthusiasts. MS-333 consists of meeting announcements, newsletters, correspondence, minutes, transcripts and videos of program speakers, membership lists and member biographies.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-335

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Hans von Ohain Papers
1907-2003, 11 lin. ft.

Contains patents, correspondence, speeches, technical reports, scientific articles, awards and photographs. Dr. Hans von Ohain is the co-inventor of the first successful jet engine. Some documents are in German and French, but the majority of the collection is in English.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Inventors and Inventions

MS-338

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Harvard Boston Aeromeet Collection
1910-1997, 6 lin. ft.

The collection consist of glass plate negatives, lantern slides, and photographs of pictures taken by Anthony Philpott, editor of the Boston Globe. Of particular interest are copies of newspaper clippings from 1910 and 1911 about the meets, as well as pictures of Wilbur Wright, Boston Mayor John F. Fitzgerald, President William H. Taft, Claude Grahame-White, Glenn Curtiss, and other distinguished people from that time period.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-343

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WACO Aircraft Company Photographic Collection (also known as Raymond H. Brandly Collection)
1923-1965 (bulk 1923-1946), 5.5 lin. ft.

The WACO Aircraft Company of Troy, Ohio produced aircraft from 1923 through WWII. During that period, the company maintained professional photography services to record images of their products. Following the company’s decision to cease all operation and during the liquidation of the original assets, Mr. Raymond H. Brandly legally acquired the WACO Aircraft Company’s original factory photo negatives from the management of the company. This large collection of negatives and prints contains the actual images recorded by WACO Aircraft Company photographers throughout the company’s history, during the manufacturing of WACO airplanes. Brandly used some of the images in his series of books, which were printed in the 1980s. At that time, Brandly had prints made of many of the negatives. Also included are 17 films, most of which are training films depicting WACO gliders.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-344

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Walter Matthew Jefferies Aviation Collection
1917-1999, 85.25 lin. ft.

The Walter Matthew Jefferies Aviation Collection consists of more than 15,000 photographs and over 1100 books, pamphlets, and journals. The bulk of the photographs pertain to aviation from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-345

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John William Miller Papers
1930-2005 (bulk 1950-1960s), 13 lin. ft.

This collection documents the testing and development of aircraft engines, helicopter transmissions, and other subsystem components, through Miller's life and career as an engineer and civil expert on the jet engine at Wright Patterson Air Force Base from 1941 to 1976. The collection includes engineering and technical reference materials, technical reports and notes, project reports, photographs and posters.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-347

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Richard Joseph Framme Papers
1929-1973 (bulk 1940s-1950s), 3 lin. ft.

The collection includes photographs, organizational charts, research notebooks, research data, patent material, biographical information, blueprints and diagrams. Most items are technical reports or material related to Richard Framme’s professional affiliation as an engineer with Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Cold War History

MS-348

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William Preston Mayfield Photograph Collection - Egbert
1910-1960, 3.5 lin. ft.

This collection visually documents early flight history in Dayton as well as the larger impact of the first flights on America and the world. It also contains vivid photographs of the growth of the city of Dayton and the homes in the area, as well as a vast collection of aerial photographs of Columbus, Ohio. Please note: permission to duplicate Mayfield photos is required.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Aviation

MS-350

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Quarter Century Club Records, WPAFB
1946-1999 (bulk 1960s-1980s), 8 lin. ft.

The collection includes correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, membership lists, administrative documents and obituaries. Members were civilian or military personnel in an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense for at least 25 years and worked for a portion of that time at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The Club was formed to facilitate social activity among its members and to inspire younger employees to continue their work as public servants.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Civic Organizations

MS-351

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Air Force Association, Wright Memorial Chapter Records
1953-2008, 6.5 lin. ft.

This collection documents a civilian aerospace organization that promotes public understanding of aerospace power and national defense. The collection includes newspaper clippings, magazines, awards, correspondence, meeting minutes, national, state, and regional conference materials, community events, photographs, certificates, reports, financial records, and general Air Force information. Most items deal with events and overall activities of the Wright Memorial Chapter. Several items in the collection relate to the Air Force Association national organization and to the US Air Force’s relation to national and international events.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Civic Organizations

MS-353

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Robert L. Cavanagh Aviation Collection
1917-1999, 71.58 lin. ft.

Robert Cavanagh was a well-known aviation historian and authority on aircrafts of the First World War and the 1920s. The collection is comprised of photographs, negatives, film, slides, correspondence, books and journals, research files, new clippings, and albums.  Of particular note is Mr. Cavanagh’s extensive information on the P-12.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-355

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Charles Wald Collection
1910-1916, 6 lin. ft.

This collection documents the training of an early American aviator at the Wright School of aviation, as well as the Wright Company’s early involvement in water-based aviation. The collection includes a flight diary and logs written by Charles Wald in 1912, and negatives taken by Wald.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Photographic Collections

MS-356

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Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Engine Drawings
1920-1969, 387 lin. ft.

The Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Engine Drawing Collection is a collection of over 50,000 aircraft engine part and power system drawings produced by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The collection consists of approximately 1300 rolls of microfilm containing thousands of engine part drawings, more than a thousand engine drawings, an index to the engine parts that were microfilmed, cards documenting tools used to make the engine parts, and a number of aircraft engine manuals. The collection does not contain a list of parts used to build specific aircraft engines. There are significant legal restrictions on the use of the drawings imposed by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation and researchers are required to sign a use agreement prior to release of any drawings

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-357

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Lockheed-Martin Aeronautical Patent Collection
1844-1988, 44 lin. ft.

The Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Patent Collection was developed by the Lockheed Aircraft Company to provide a single source of information concerning aviation-related patents in the United States. The collection spans a period beginning with the initial experiments with balloons in 1844 to the aviation technologies developed through 1988. The collection is organized according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office 244 Class of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The patents are filed in patent number order according to the sub-category class number assigned by the Patent Office.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-359

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K.S. "Slim" Lindsay "Quiet Birdmen" Photograph Album
1930s-2007, 1 lin. ft.

The collection consists of one leather-bound book, dated May 1, 1936, housed in one clamshell Hollinger box spanning 1 linear foot. The Quiet Birdmen Book contains 640 photographs of “Quiet Birdmen” members displayed on 160 pages. Included in the book are photographs of such pilots as H.H. “Jimmie” Doolittle, E. E. “Pop” Cleveland, Roscoe Turner, Walter R. Brookins, Wiley Post, E.V. “Eddie” Rickenbacker, and C.A. “Slim” Lindbergh. In October 2007, a small addition was added to the collection consisting of several photographs and biographical information about Mr. Lindsay.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-361

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Richard Hoener Collection
1920-2001, 8.55 lin. ft.

This collection consists of personal correspondence, publications and photographs related to Richard Hoener’s work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The collection also contains publications related to aviation and memorabilia that he has collected over the years.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-362

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Dr. Richard E. Thomas Collection
1921-2006 (bulk 1970-1990), 16 lin. ft.

This collection documents U.S. intelligence on the strategic and technological position of the Soviet Union and other important regions during the Cold War. Included are reports on Soviet military issues produced by the Center for Strategic Technology at Texas A & M University, as well as a variety of documents pertaining to the Cold War acquired from other sources; microfiche of translated reports and journals pertinent to the Cold War; and microfilm of a Soviet military journal. These materials were acquired by Dr. Thomas during his tenure as Head of the Center for Strategic Technology, and a number of the reports were written by him.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Cold War History

MS-364

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Bernard Lindenbaum Vertical Flight Research Collection
1918-1999 (Bulk 1945-1980), 126.3 lin. ft.

Bernard Lindenbaum was an aeronautical engineer with the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory (AFFDL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio from the mid-1940s until the mid-1970s. During his time with the laboratory, he was involved in the research and development of many types of vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL) including the Avro “Avrocar,” a number of Sikorsky helicopters, the Vought XC-142 tilt wing, and many other similar aircraft. His collection of vertical flight research material contains numerous technical reports chronicling the development of military helicopters and V/STOL aircraft, a variety of conference reports and notes, many NACA/NASA technical notes, blueprints of several V/TOL aircraft, 190 reels of 16mm film and 10 VHS tapes of helicopter and V/STOL testing.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-365

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P.H. Richardson-Wright Field Photographs
1945, 1 lin. ft.

The P.H. Richardson Wright Field Photograph Collection features numerous black and white photos of aircraft and aircraft engines that were featured on display for the Armed Forces Day Celebration at Wright Field in October, 1945. Included are several detailed photos of the only Fairchild Ranger powered XAT-6 E built, and several photographs pertaining to Luftwaffe aircraft that were captured in Operation Lusty and brought to Wright Field for testing.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-367

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Helen Cavanagh Scrapbook Collection
1920-1999, 5 lin. ft.

This collection consists of scrapbooks, news clippings, and magazines that Helen Cavanagh collected. The primary topic areas of these materials are: Charles Lindbergh, John F. Kennedy, the Dayton blizzard of 1978, and the Space Program. The Space Program materials largely relate to Neil Armstrong and the 1969 moon landing; however, there is also information on the topics of John Glenn and the Challenger explosion.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-37

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Aeronautical Ephemera I Collection
1905-1928, .5 lin. ft.

Broadsides, advertisements, programs, photographs, certificates, and other ephemera pertaining primarily to pre-World War I aeronautics.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-370

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Hugh Lippman Papers
1923-1989, 4.5 lin. ft.

The collection contains biographical and career information about Mr. Lippman, a civilian aircraft engineer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Included is business correspondence; technical reports from Materiel Division, Aeronautical Systems Division, and the Aircraft Laboratory; staff rosters and flow charts for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; records from litigation cases involving aircraft component patents; correspondence between the Dayton-Wright Company and the Manufacturers Aircraft Association, and photographs from McCook and Wright Fields.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-371

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Drew Taylor Aviation Collection
1910-1995, 2 lin. ft.

The collection contains photographs of aircraft.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-372

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Sterling B. Smeltzer Curtiss-Wright Airplane Division Collection
1918-1950 (bulk 1930-1950), .75 lin. ft.

Collected by an employee of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, the collection includes handbooks, brochures, files from Curtiss-Wright's Engineering Department, blueprints, photographs, and other published materials. The collection documents early aviation advertising, the development of reference materials for the maintenance of airplanes, and the Curtiss-Wright Engineering Department.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-376

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Robert Williams Aviation Collection
1930-2002, 30 lin. ft.

This is the personal aviation collection of Robert E. Williams. The majority of this collection is composed of photographs of various aircraft, mostly external aerial shots. Along with the photos are a number are a number of unique photographs and items, including assembly line photos, schematics, and sales brochures along with commemorative memorabilia. Among these are a number of articles including those from the “Yesteryear” series in the Douglas company newsletter written by Williams himself. Many of the articles are accompanied by the rough drafts of the articles and diagrams/pictures in various stages of arrangement. These special items are most often located in files of aircraft produced by Douglas Aircraft (later McDonnell Douglas, then Boeing). Highlights of this collection include articles and photographs of several prototype aircraft produced by Douglas, including the XB-19, YC-15, XB-42, the original DC-8 (a pusher-prop airliner developed from the XB-42) and original DC-4 (later renamed the DC-4E).

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-377

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Major Blanton NASA Patch Collection
1981-2002, 1 lin. ft.

The greater portion of the collection relates to space shuttle missions. The mission patches span the beginning of the space shuttle program with Space Transport System, STS-1 in April, 1981 through STS-63 in February of 1995. As well, there is the mission patch for STS-110 of April, 2002. The remaining series in the collection contain other space related patches, military patches, and a number of novelty patches, many pertaining to aircraft and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-378

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Cleveland Air Races Collection
1929-1934, .5 lin. ft.

The Cleveland Air Races Collection contains 39 black and white photos of 1929 Cleveland Air Races and associated festivities. The photos are reproductions of original materials housed at Cleveland State University’s Special Collections. As well, there are 3 programs, photocopied in their entirety. These souvenir programs document the 1931, 1932, and 1934 Air Races.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-381

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Don Roetman Papers
1928-2008 (bulk 1960s-1970s), 1.5 lin. ft.

The Don Roetman Papers are a collection of materials primarily concerning helicopters. The collection includes materials concerning various helicopter and aircraft projects from his career, as well as a substantial amount of corporate materials from various helicopter companies.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-388

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James R. Shock Airship Collection
1908-2005 (bulk 1994-1999), 2 lin. ft.

The collection covers a broad history of airships, from the late nineteenth century endeavors of American and German aviation pioneers to corporate advertising blimps of the 1990s. James Shock has written five books pertaining to airships, four of which are included in the collection. There is also some material pertaining to hot air balloon research and world record attempts.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-389

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Randle H. Egbert Aviation Papers
1908-2004, 1.5 lin. ft.

The Randle H. Egbert Aviation Papers consist of journals, news and periodical clippings, and memorabilia related to the Wright Brothers and early aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-395

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William Butler Aircraft Maintenance Collection
1953-2000 (bulk 1983-1990), 3.75 lin. ft.

The collection includes a variety of aircraft maintenance materials including manuals, handbooks, pilot’s guides, troubleshooting guides, educational materials and study guides. The collection also includes a run of Aerospace American aviation journal from 1987-1988, as well a few issues of Aircraft Maintenance Technology from 2000. Finally, there are VHS training tapes concerning maintenance topics primarily for the Boeing 737.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-397

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Fred Oliver U.S. Space Program Collection
1965-1983, .25 lin. ft.

Assembled by Fred Oliver, this collection on the U.S. Space Program consists of color 8" x 10" glossy photographs, many of which were produced by NASA, and collected magazine articles primarily from Aviation Week and Technology. The collection spans the Gemini and Apollo programs from the late 1960s to early 1970s. Included are photos of crew members, shuttle launches, and astronauts at work in space. Of note are two photographs signed by crew members from Apollo 11 and Apollo 12. Also included is a print set of "The Space Shuttle Missions" produced by Rockwell International in the early 1980s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-398

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Wright Company Glass Plate Negatives
1901-1911 (bulk 1910-1911), 2.5 lin. ft.

The collection consists of 87 glass plate negatives, and 10 negatives relating to the Wright Company, the Wright School of Aviation, flights at Kitty Hawk, N.C., celebrations and aviation events, and a series of unidentified children.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-402

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Aircraft Slide Collection
1970-1988, 1 lin. ft.

The Aircraft Slide Collection is an assortment of 35mm color slides of aircraft in numerous operational locations, as well as air museums, static displays, and air shows.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-403

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Aviation Lithograph Collection
1908-1915

This collection contains a number of beautiful lithographs, mostly French in origin, dating from the early 20th century. All concern some aspect of aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Arts, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-412

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Hans Dam Aviation Collection
1912-1997, 29.2 lin. ft.

Hans Dam was a 50-year collector of aviation memorabilia, especially photographs and newspaper and magazine clippings. His primary areas of interest included air races and air shows, early flight, WACO aircraft, and the history of aviation in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. At the time of his death he was working on a book about aviation in southwestern Ohio which is included in the collection. The collection consists of twenty-nine albums containing more than 2500 photographs organized into three series.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-413

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Bill Sweet Collection
1928-1978, 19.78 lin. ft.

Bill Sweet, Announcer and Director of the National Air Shows, was well-known in the world of air racing and air shows from the 1930s until his death in 1978. His collection consists of air show programs and press releases, air show newspaper clipping scrapbooks from the 1930s and 1940s, more than a thousand photographs of air shows events, including air show stunts and personalities, film of a number of air races and air shows, and a variety of memorabilia, including certificates of recognition, badges, and a painted "Linco" sign Sweet posted on his announcer's podium during air shows.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-416

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Goodwin Air Force One Collection
1972-1997, .5 lin. ft.

The collection includes information related to Air Force One including a fact sheet about the plane, photographs and other memorabilia. It also includes information about President Jimmy Carter’s trip to an economic summit in Italy and President Nixon’s trip to the USSR.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-418

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Glenn Curtiss Collection of Early Aviation Photographs
1908-1915, .5 lin. ft.

The Glenn Curtiss Collection of Early Aviation Photographs contains 174 photographs and photographic postcards showing the development of Glenn Curtiss’ aviation and aircraft construction careers between 1908 and 1915. Landmark events in Curtiss’ career, such as the 1910 Euclid Beach flight in Cleveland and the 1914 rebuild of the Langley Aerodrome, are featured in the collection. There are also photographs of a number of pilots—both civilian and military—whom Curtiss trained between 1911 and 1914, as well as photographs of other early aviation pioneers either associated with Curtiss or who flew Curtiss aircraft. A small number of non-Curtiss related photographs are also present in this collection.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-424

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William F. Patterson Photograph Collection
1967-1993 (bulk 1980s), 14 lin. ft.

William F. Patterson, a prominent commercial photographer in the Dayton area, has been photographing the work of local architects, businesses, and events since the 1960s. This collection includes approximately 20,000 negatives, slides, transparencies, and photographs taken by Patterson for commercial clients and placement in books, advertisements, catalogs, and brochures. Patterson’s work also includes approximately 10,000 images from his travels throughout Europe and North America.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-426

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Paul Webb Collection
1953-1993 (bulk 1972-1984), 21.2 lin. ft.

The Paul Webb Collection consists of records and files accumulated by the research firm Webb Associates during the course of experiments in human physiology and calorimetry between 1972 and 1984, as well as articles, book drafts, and other publications on similar topics, written by or citing Dr. Paul Webb. The collection also contains several Vari-Temp suits which were part of a calorimeter designed and used by Dr. Webb, as well as prototype space activity suits also designed by Webb.

Subject Area(s): Aerospace Medicine and Human Factors Engineering, Aviation

MS-430

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Richard "Dick" Frazier Aviation Collection
1938-1986, 11 lin. ft.

Richard E. “Dick” Frazier worked at B.F. Goodrich for most of his career. It is ascertainable that he worked for the Weaver Aircraft Company of Ohio (WACO) at some point in his career as well. His papers include aviation manuals, journals and magazines, newspaper clippings, photographs, illustrations, blueprints, and correspondence.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-431

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Cold War Aerospace Technology History Project Records
1936-2008, 6 lin. ft.

This collection contains the interviews and records of the Cold War Aerospace Technology History project, a special project funded by a Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management grant. Interviews cover a variety of Cold War Aerospace technology.

Transcripts of the interviews are available online in CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Cold War History, Inventors and Inventions, Aviation

MS-433

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Reinhold Gross Collection
1952-1972, .5 lin. ft.

Reinhold Gross was a mechanical engineer who specialized in parachutes and related equipment. Researchers studying his collection of papers can gain insight into aviation engineering during the middle of the 20th century, particularly in Dayton (Ohio). His papers include patents, blueprints, certificates, photographs, correspondence, technical reports, and newspaper clippings.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-436

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George "JR" Wedekind Aviation Collection
1955-2003 (bulk 1990-2000), 10.5 lin. ft.

The JR Wedekind Aviation Collection contains a variety of materials, primarily dealing with his work in aviation. The bulk of the collection pertains to the Dayton Air Show and the National Aviation Trail, both of which Wedekind played a vital role in making successful. There are a large number of VHS tapes of the Dayton Air Show and promotional videos for potential air show acts. Business documents, correspondence, photographs and slides tracing the origins and construction of the National Aviation Trail project make up another large portion of the collection. The collection also contains maintenance records and correspondence related to the Rona Village of Fairborn, Ohio Homeowners’ Association, of which Wedekind was a trustee.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-439

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Major General Henry Tureman Allen Collection
1891-1985, .2 lin. ft.

Major General Henry T. Allen was an officer in the U.S. Army from 1882 to 1923. He fought in the Spanish-American War and World War I. His daughter married Lieutenant General Frank Maxwell Andrews (See MS-440). General Allen was famous for his 1885 exploration of 15,000 miles of Alaskan wilderness in the Copper, Tanana, and Koyukuk River valleys. The collection is small, consisting of photographs of him and his children, along with a 1985 reprint of his 1885 Alaskan expedition report, and a book about his life.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, World War I

MS-440

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Lieutenant General Frank Maxwell Andrews Collection
1874-2003 (bulk 1931-1947), 12 lin. ft.

Lieutenant General Frank Maxwell Andrews played a major role in building the U.S. Army Air Corps of the 1930s into the powerful U.S. Army Air Forces of World War II. At the time of his death in May 1943, he was the commander of all U.S. forces in the European Theater of Operations. The largest portion of the Andrews Collection consists of family correspondence sent between members of the Andrews family, including letters from General Andrews, his wife, Jeannette, and his parents, siblings, children, and relatives and friends. The collection also contains a variety of photographs of General Andrews and family members, along with newspaper clippings and memorabilia.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, World War II

MS-446

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Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter Papers
1934-2010, 5.9 lin. ft.

The collection consists of the personal papers and photographs of Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter, a resident of Xenia, Ohio. Zoe Dell is recognized for her influence in aviation and in her local community as a pilot and the first woman president of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, as well as for her contributions to several civic organizations. In 1939 she was named “Most Photographed and Publicized Girl in the World,” which was mostly attributed to her role as Theme Girl in the 1938 San Francisco Golden Gate International Exposition and Treasure Island.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Aviation

MS-454

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Early Aviation Scrapbook
1925-1931. .5 lin. ft.

Photographs in the scrapbook highlight a number of aviation events between 1925 and 1931, including the crash of the airship Shenandoah and the National Air Races in Cleveland of 1929 and, especially, 1931. The photographs were taken by George Chapley, of Warren, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-471

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Wright Company Records
1905-1917, 0.6 lin. ft.

The Wright Company was formed in November 1909 with Wilbur Wright as President and Orville Wright one of two Vice-Presidents. In 1915, Orville sold the company to a group of investors, which later merged the company with the Martin Company. The records consist of copies of material from the Wright Company Records held by the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. Included in the records are Wright Company board of directors meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and legal documents, including articles of incorporation, selling of the company, and the merger with the Martin Company. Also included are copies of ledgers that document a variety of financial transactions. The records do not include any information concerning Wright Company personnel.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Business and Industry

MS-476

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Warren Joy Collection
1945-1998, 1.5 lin. ft.

Warren Joy was an engineer with General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio, for 35 years and a veteran of World War II. His collection consists of correspondence, certificates, photographs, maps, scrapbooks, and other documents.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-477

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Louis P. Christman, 1903 Wright Flyer Drawings
circa 1947-1951, 3 lin. ft.

Orville and Wilbur Wright never constructed a complete set of drawings for any of their flyers or gliders. In the mid-1940s, friend of the Wright’s, Edward Deeds, commissioned Louis P. Christman, to complete, not only a set of drawings for the famous 1903 Flyer, but also the 1900, 1901, and 1902 Gliders, and the 1903 and 1904 Flyers. This collection contains Christman’s original drawings of the 1903 Flyer’s Engine Support Rails and Wing Ribs. In addition, the collection also consists of 23 blue-line or “working” drawings of various parts of the 1903 Flyer.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-485

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William Peters Aviation Photograph Collection
1903-1964 (bulk 1908-1930), 1.5 lin. ft.

The collection compiled by William H. Peters and given to Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn includes 53 photographs of famous aviators and aircrafts from the beginning of man-powered flight through the late 1930s. Included are images of the 1903 Wright Flyer, Glenn Curtiss, Benjamin Foulois, Fiorello Henry LaGuardia, and many others. This collection also contains many signed photographs and documents including signatures from Wilbur Wright, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Dr. Hugo Eckner, Edwin Levick, and M. Salmond.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-53

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Fred F. Marshall Papers
1912-1976, 11.7 lin. ft.

The Fred F. Marshall Papers reflect Marshall's career as an engineer, aviation journalist, photographer, environmentalist, and local historian. Marshall was attached to the Signal Corps in World War I; he then returned to Dayton to work at McCook Field where he was editor of the aviation journal, Slipstream. Retiring in 1955 after working for several engineering and aircraft firms, Marshall devoted his time to writing articles dealing with the history of the Yellow Springs, Clifton, and Cedarville areas of Greene County. The collection includes drafts and finalized copies of original stories, newspaper clippings, correspondence, certificates, awards, scrapbooks, as well as a large number of photographs both personal and related to military life in World War I. Marshall authored a number of local histories including a chronology of the Wright Brothers. A few items in the collection relate to Fred Marshall’s wife, Faith Marshall.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, World War I

MS-57

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Conquistadores Del Cielo Records
1940-1975, 2 lin. ft.

Collection consists of yearbooks, correspondence, and printed materials. Conquistadores Del Cielo is an organization of aviation executives formed in 1937. Note: restrictions may apply.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-59

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Dayton Municipal Airport Records
1926-1936, .5 lin. ft.

Contains primarily correspondence from the Dayton City Manager's files pertaining to the establishment of a municipally owned airport in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-63

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Frederic Earl Ford Collection
1930-1945, 4.5 lin. ft.

Ford served with the 5th Bomb Wing in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was the commander of the photography group. The papers in this collection consist primarily of photographs and negatives, most taken during the later part of World War II, 1943-1945. The photographs show many aspects of camp and military life as well as the customs and traditions of the native peoples where Ford was stationed. All images are identified and dated on back. Also included is a small amount of printed material.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-64

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Aeronautical Training Schools Records
1918-1919, 1 lin. ft.

Contains lesson booklets, examination papers, correspondence, broadsides, lectures, and blueprints from two early correspondence schools involved in teaching aviation: The National Aero Institute and the American School of Aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-71

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Henry Stout, Wright Brothers Collection
1903-1973, .5 lin. ft.

This collection includes pamphlets, broadsides, photographs, postcards, clippings, and correspondence pertaining to Orville and Wilbur Wright.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-82

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Garnet C. Brown Papers
1912-1972, 4 lin. ft.

Brown, a native of Springfield, was a local engineer and designer who helped pioneer several inventions in the aviation and automobile industries. His papers consist of engineering notebooks, personal and business correspondence, blueprints, photographs, original stories and poems, clippings, and a collection of printed materials reflecting his various interests and hobbies.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Inventors and Inventions

MS-88

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Max Baker Aviation Collection
1904-1967, 2.5 lin. ft.

Max Baker was an engineer with a keen interest in the Wright Brothers and early aviation. His collection includes copies of his research papers on technical aspects of the invention of flight, copies of Wilbur Wright's diaries and correspondence with Chanute, copies of the Wrights' patents, photographs of Wright propellers, wind tunnels, and various other experimental equipment, Baker's correspondence with aviation experts and enthusiasts, and drawings and blueprints of Wright aircraft and equipment, including a drawing of the engine Charles Taylor designed and built for the 1903 Wright Flyer.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

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Charles A. Hunn Collection
1917-1976, 1 folder

Collection consists of photos and paperwork relating to Charles Hunn's time in the Army guarding the Mexican border during World War I and his career as a commercial artist.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Aviation, World War I

SC-101

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Curtiss Fly Leaf
1942, 1 folder

September-October 1942 issue of the Curtiss Fly Leaf, Volume XXV, No. 4.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-108

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Rockcliff Ice Wagon Aircraft
1950, 1 folder

This collection contains an original photograph of the Rockcliff Ice Wagon aircraft. Also included are color digital copies of a postcard (front and back) commemorating the first jet mail in the Avro Jetliner and two digital paper copies of photographs, one of the Avro Jetliner prototype and one of G.P. Siddall, the ice guard project engineer at Goodyear Tire & Rubber. All are circa 1950.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-110

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Ivonette Wright Miller Memorial Photograph Collection
Undated, 1 folder

Photographs of Henry Farman III biplane.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections

SC-111

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Aeronautical Wire Service Photos and Papers
ca. 1948, 1 folder

Variety of black and white aviation photos and newspaper clippings, some concerning the return of the Wright Flyer to the Smithsonian from England's Science Museum.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Photographic Collections

SC-112

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Captain Henry Van Papers
1970, 1 folder

Newspaper clippings about and a program from the Belmont Park International Air Tournament in 1910

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-114

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National Air Race Photographs
1948, 1 folder

Black and white photographs of the 1948 Cleveland Air Races

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-117

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Katharine Wright Letters
1911-1933, 1 folder

Original and transcribed copies of letters from Katharine Wright to various acquaintances, including Agnes Guthrie, a newspaper article concerning Orville Wright and a telegram from him.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Women, Aviation

SC-118

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Gleanings in Bee Culture
1905, 1 folder

Collection of 8 digital prints from a January 1905 publication dedicated to apiology, includes article about the Wright Brothers.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-119

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Lebaudy-Julliot Airship Postcards
1903, 1 folder

Collection of photo postcards depicting several flights of the Lebaudy-Julliot airship in and around Paris in November 1903.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-121

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Wright Flyer Photos
1910, 1 folder

Photographs most likely taken May 1910 at Simms Station, Dayton, Ohio, during attempts to set altitude records.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-122

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National Geographic
1924, 1 folder

Issue contains several articles on early aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-124

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Wright B Flyer Stereo Card
1910, 1 folder

Stereo card of the Wright B Flyer flying over Simms Station

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Photographic Collections

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R. H. R. Atcherly 1932 Cleveland Air Races Photographs
1932, 1 folder

Photographs and copy of article concerning the 1932 Cleveland Air races. See MS-378 for a complete copy of the program.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

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Frank Wooten Letters
1977-1989, 1 folder

Small collection of letters written by aviation artist Frank Wooten

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Arts

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Glenn Curtiss Cyanotype Postcard
ca. 1910, 1 folder

Cyanotype postcard depicting Glenn Curtiss preparing for a flight in an early Curtiss Pusher, circa 1910-1911.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-129

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MS-204 Digital Prints - Charles Lewis
ca. 1918, 1 folder

Digital prints of broken magic lantern slides that can be found in MS-204, depicting World War I aviation technology. Some items from the collection may be viewed online as part of our digital exhibits.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, World War I

SC-130

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Charles Snyder Aeroplane Photographs
Undated, 1 folder

Photos of an airplane designed and built by Charles Snyder of Osborn, Ohio

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-131

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Hamilton-Fairfield WACO Fly-in Program
ca. 1985, 1 folder

Program for the Hamilton-Fairfield WACO fly-in, circa 1985

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-134

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"The Kite Craze" Pamphlet
ca. 1899, 1 folder

Scientific Kites and how to Fly them - a 15-page illustrated pamphlet used as a sales catalogue for E.I. Horsman

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Business and Industry

SC-135

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Secretary of War Newton Baker Letter
1918, 1 folder

Mimeographed letter from Secretary of War Newton Baker to Mr. Talbott, President of Dayton-Wright Airplane Company, 1918.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Business and Industry, Politics

SC-136

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Wright Brothers Aviation Postcards
1909-1970, 1 folder

American and European postcards depicting the Wrights, their planes, and monuments dedicated to them, dating between 1909 and 1970.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-137

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The Wright Brothers and Their Work Booklet
1910, 1 folder

Report written by George Bia, the Wrights' representative in Belgium, which includes illustrations and technical drawings. Also includes photograph of Wilbur at controls of a flyer.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation

SC-139

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Wright Family Funerals, a Narrative
2002, 1 folder

Narrative and commentary on the Wright Family funerals, written and donated by Chip Boyer, whose family owned Boyer Mortuary and handled the funerals of Wilbur, Milton, Katharine, and Orville Wright.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Cemeteries

SC-140

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Wright and Patterson Fields Postcard Collection
Undated, 1 folder

Set of halftone postcards depicting Patterson and Wright Fields

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-141

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William Badger Baldwin Biplane Postcard
ca. 1911, 1 folder

Black and white postcard of William Badger at the controls of a Baldwin biplane at an aviation meet in Chicago. Badger was killed in August 1911.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-142

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Reinhold Koch's War Memories Scrapbook
1917, 1 folder

Scrapbook of photos from Abteilung (Detachment) 212 in the German Air Force during World War I, Most depict daily life on base, but also include some German and Allied aircraft and observation balloons.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War I, Photographic Collections

SC-144

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Ohio Aeronautical Charts
2002-2005, 1 folder

Ohio aeronautical charts with pictures of Wrights in 1903 and 1905.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-145

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Field and Hangar Pass, Dayton Wright Airplane Co.
1918, 1 folder

Field and hangar pass for Dayton Wright Airplane Company issued to Edwin Bradmiller, September 1918.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-146

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Boeing 247 Photograph
Undated, 1 folder

Black and white photograph of Boeing 247, with inline engines and an unidentified man standing beside it.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-147

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Ronald E. Bowersock Aviation Photographs
ca.. 1940s-1950s, 1 folder

Aviation photographs, primarily taken during the 1940s and 1950s of propeller-driven commercial aircraft and helicopters.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-148

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O.T. Larson Aviation Collection
1943, 1 folder

Items relating to Canada's Seventh Post Victory Conference, September 1943, on development of Trans-Canada Airlines.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-15

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Wright Brothers' Wills
1912-1948, 1 folder

Contains copies of Orville and Wilbur Wright's last wills and testaments, and a copy of Orville Wright estate record and death certificate.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-150

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Dayton-Wright Company Record of Employees
1922-1924, 1 folder

Information concerning seven employees of the Dayton-Wright Company between 1922 and 1924.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Business and Industry, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-151

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Wilbur Wright Field Christmas Book
1918, 1 folder

The collection consists of one copy of the “Wilbur Wright Field Christmas Book,” published and distributed by Post Exchange No. 1, Wilbur Wright Field for Christmas, 1918. The book primarily consists of advertisements for companies, retail stores, and hotels in the Dayton, Ohio area. Of interest in the book are a number of articles including: “Now that the War is Over;” “The War in the Air,” by Henry Woodhouse; “Air Service Now Made Into Six Districts;” “How I Made the Altitude Record of 28,900 Feet,” by Major R. W. Schroeder;” “U.S. Army Program Provides for Training 30,000 Aviators;” and “World’s Greatest Seaplane, With Pilot and 50 Passengers, Takes Air at Rockaway Point.”

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-152

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F. Gillum Chromer Photographs
1910, 1 folder

The collection consists of 4 original negatives, and 8 original 2 ½” x 4” prints of a Wright Model A Flyer in flight at Huffman Prairie in early 1910.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Photographic Collections

SC-153

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Wright Field, Material Division Field and Hangar Pass
Undated, 1 folder

Field and hangar pass for Wright Field

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-157

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L'Aerophile Journal
1903, 1 folder

L'Aerophile's April 1903 edition containing articles on Wright Brothers.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation

SC-158

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James Alfred Andrews Jr. Aviation Collection
1943-1944, 1 folder

Flight log for Ensign James Alfred Andrews, Jr., U.S. Navy reserve and photographs of Naval pilots.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-162

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Charles Crickmore Aviation Photograph Collection
1944-1952, 1 folder

Collection of photographs which appear to have been taken during the Korean War.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-163

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Aero Club of America Book
1917, 1 folder

Book lists officers, governors, former officers, committees, and members of the Aero Club of America. Also includes the club's constitution, by-laws, rules, listings of award winners and various prizes offered for aviation achievement. Dated 1917.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-166

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U.S. Naval Aircraft Photographs
ca. 1944, 1 folder

Contains twenty small photographs of various Navy aircraft.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-169

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The Slipstream Monthly, June 1924-January 1927
1924-1927, 1 folder

Volumes of Slipstream Monthly dating between 1924 and 1927. See also MS-53 and the volumes located in the SC&A reading room.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-176

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Curtiss Flying Schools Booklet
Undated, 1 folder

Curtiss Flying Schools booklet details the courses offered through the Curtiss Flying Service bases. The item is undated

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-180

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WACO Custom Cabins Parts Price Lists
ca. 1930s, 1 folder

Price booklets and instruction lists for WACO Custom Cabins from the late 1930s

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Business and Industry

SC-183

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George W. Bucklin Collection
1943-1947, 1 folder

This collection contains documents and a photograph regarding George Bucklin’s position at Wright Field, patent information on Bucklin’s photographic process aid, genealogical information on the Bucklin family (including George’s unpublished autobiography), and family correspondence. Also, regarding McGuffey Homes, the collection includes neighborhood maps, McGuffey Homes Newsletters (7 April through 1 November 1944), neighborhood bylaws, neighborhood notices and flyers for special events, correspondence, a narrative describing some of the Bucklins’ experiences in the McGuffey Homes neighborhood, and photographs of the neighborhood and of Mr. and Mrs. Bucklin at their home.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-185

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"Thomas Grimalkin" Wright Brothers Woodcut Print
ca. 1886, 1 folder

Limited edition print of a woodcut by Wilbur Wright, originally distributed by the Oakwood Kiwanis Club, circa 1886.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation

SC-186

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Wright Field Dedication Program and Pamphlets
1927-1930s, 1 folder

Program concerning the dedication of Wright Field in 1927 and pamphlets concerning the Field during the 1930s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-189

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Aero Club of America Bulletin
1912, 1 folder

Aero Club of America bulletin containing articles by various authors and photographs pertaining to aviation history.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-191

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Charlie Taylor Photographs and Articles
1924-1956, 1 folder

Photographs and newspapers concerning Charlie Taylor.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-192

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Aviation Photographs and Postcards
ca. 1930s, 1 folder

Contains miscellaneous aviation- and airplane-related photographs and postcards, many taken at various air shows, dating circa 1930s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-193

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Amelia Earhart and Wright Brothers Photographs
Undated, 1 folder

Contains original photographs of Amelia Earhart and photographs of the Wright Brothers.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-194

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The Brown Patterson Field Collection
1920s-1940s, 1 folder

Contains various materials concerning Patterson Field's transportation squadrons and civilian guards.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-198

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Jones Wright Brothers Collection
1934, 1 folder

Correspondence and information concerning Jones' effort in creating a Wright Brothers exhibit for the 1934 World's Fair in Chicago.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation

SC-199

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Aeronca Photo and Negative
1935, 1 folder

Negative and print copy of a high wing No. AT1145 Aeronca Plane, dated August 1935, Miami, Florida.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-200

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Wright Brothers Glass Plate Negatives
Undated, 1 folder

Glass plate negatives and copy prints depicting the Wright Brothers at Huffman Prairie.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-202

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Studies in Soviet Air Power
1974-1979, 1 folder

Two studies on modern air power in the 1970s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-206

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Naval Aviation Ground School Books
1944-1947, 1 folder

Collection consists of booklets on aerology prepared for Naval aviation cadets by the Bureau of Aeronautics training division, dating circa 1944-1947.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-207

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"Fly to Dayton" Pin-Back Button
1929, 1 folder

Button depicting a high-winged monoplane above a city skyline with the slogan "Fly to Dayton" dated 1929.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-208

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Letter from the Chamber of Commerce of Mans and Sarthe France
1969, 1 folder

Letter written in French concerning arrangements made for the anniversary of the Wrights' flight at Le Mans, dated September 1969.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-209

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Pamphlet on E.W. Roberts, Consulting Engineer
Undated, 1 folder

Pamphlet regarding the services of Consulting Engineer E.W. Roberts who worked on numerous projects relating to early aviation engines.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-214

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Centennial of Flight
2003, 1 folder

Information concerning the celebrations of the Centennial of Flight, 2003.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Family and Personal Papers

SC-22

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Charles Furnas Papers
1880-1941, 1 folder

Charles Furnas was the first airplane passenger, and the collection contains a letter written by Furnas recounting his story. Also included are pictures and newspaper articles about Furnas.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-220

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Scientific Articles about Wright Brothers
1918-1929, 1 folder

Six articles describing the scientific work of the Wright Brothers, dating between 1918 and 1929.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation

SC-223

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Account of Wilbur Wright's Flight at Le Mans
1908, 1 folder

Contains two copies of a translated account of a 9-year-old French boy who was present at a demonstration flight by Wilbur Wright near Le Mans, France, in 1908.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-228

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Airplane and Aircraft Photographs
Undated, 1 folder

Collection of photographs of various airplanes and aircraft, most of which are identified by manufacturer and engine information.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-229

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Curtiss Airplane Photograph
1911, 1 folder

Photograph of a Curtiss airplane from 1911.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-23

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William H. Krekler Letter
1975, 1 folder

This is a copy of a typed letter written by Krekler describing his relationship with the Wright Family, dated March 24, 1975.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-230

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Flight Magazine
1909-1910, 1 folder

Contains five issues of Flight Magazine dated 1909-1910. Note: Issues are very fragile and researchers should use caution when handling. Please see an archivist if copies are requested.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-231

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Curtiss H-16 and JN-4 Airplane Photographs
Undated, 1 folder

Photographs and negatives of Curtiss H-16 and JN-4 airplanes.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-232

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History of NACA/NASA Rotating-Wing Aircraft Research, 1915-1970
1971, 1 folder

Copy of a history of NACA/NASA Rotating-Wing aircraft research written by Frederic Gustafson.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-233

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Walter W. Meyer Aviation Photographs
1918-1929, 1 folder

Photographs of a Ford Trimotor, DH-4, and a Curtiss Robin airplane.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-237

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Pilot's License for Robert Lyle Ward
1926, 1 item

Pilot’s license from Fédération Aéronautique Internationale United States of America issued to Robert Lyle Ward for 1926.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-238

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Dayton Photographs
1917-1920, 20 items

This small collection contains photographs of Dayton area events and attractions around the period of 1917-1920. The collection consists of a variety of photographs, listed below as they are captioned or labeled. Some of the photographs are undated.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-241

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Stinson 105 at Dayton Airport
1939, 1 item

This collection contains a black and white, side-view photograph of the Stinson “105” 3-place cabin plane at the Dayton Municipal Airport, dated December 10, 1939. Aircraft number is shown as NC-21162.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-242

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Dayton Aviation Postcards
1910-1912, 10 items

This collection contains a set of nine (9) postcards and one (1) small photograph depicting early Dayton aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-244

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Daedalus Flyer Collection
1965-1974, 12 items

This collection contains 11 issues of the Daedalus Flyer, dating between 1965 and 1974, and one copy of the Roster of Members from January 1971.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-246

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Ohio Air National Guard 162nd Fighter Squadron History
2004, 1 item

This collection contains a 14-page printed copy of the timeline and history of the 162nd fighter squadron and 178th fighter wing of the Air National Guard based in Springfield, Ohio. The material was printed in 2004.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-247

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Nick Rosenbaum Photographs
Undated, 6 items

This collection contains six copies of photographs of Nick Rosenbaum and the Wright B floatplane. The photographs are mostly unlabeled and undated

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers

SC-249

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Airfield Slide Collection
1920s-1940s, 35 items

This collection contains 35 slides of various airfields, primarily ones local to the Dayton, Ohio, region. The dates range between 1920s-1940s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-252

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Aviation Newspapers
1908-1926, 2 items

This collection contains two historical newspapers documenting accomplishments in aviation history: New York Times (May 14, 1908, "Wright Aeroplane Goes Three Miles"), and New York Herald Tribune (Apr. 30, 1926, "New Aircraft motor Succeeds").

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-254

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Keystone Aviation Stereocards
1927-1931, 1 folder

This collection contains seven aviation-themed stereocards produced by the Keystone View Company. Six of the seven are of airships, including the USS Akron and the Graf Zeppelin.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-255

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Pictograph of WPAFB and Its Master Plan
1948, 1 folder

This collection contains the oversize pictograph book of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and its master plan, produced from data collected and edited by the Deputy of Air Installations in 1948. As stated on the first page, the purpose of the book was “to show certain facilities existing and certain facilities needed” at the base.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-257

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Pioneers of Italian Aviation
2003, 1 folder

This collection contains a celebratory booklet published in 2003 to honor the pioneers of Italian Aviation. Written in Italian, the book provides a brief history of early Italian aviation and aviators. It also includes commemorative stamps issued to honor Italian aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-261

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Juan Biélovucic Flights in Peru Postcard Collection
ca. 1910, 1 folder

This collection contains a set of twenty photographic postcards depicting Juan Biélovucic’s flights in Peru, around 1910. The photographs include images of his plane on the ground and in flight, as well as images of the San Beatriz Racetrack in Lima, Peru.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Aviation

SC-263

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Stanley Bagnall Oral History Interview
2007, 1 folder

This collection contains a DVD of an oral history interview of Stanley Bagnall concerning his experience as a pilot in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The interview was conducted by Professor Sam Wilson on November 15, 2007.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War II, Oral History Collections

SC-266

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Henry Busch Photographs
1914-1960, 1 folder

This collection contains photographs and copies of photographs of Brookville and Dayton, Ohio, most dating around 1914, though some are as late as 1960. Many of the photographs are labeled and identified, and the primary subjects are Elden Hemp and Henry Busch.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Aviation, Business and Industry

SC-278

Martin "Ray" Hertz, War & Work Memoirs
1940-1957, 38 items

This collection consists of one binder of writings by Mr. Hertz on his career in the US Army Air Corps through the United States Air Force, and later the Ohio Air National Guard. The writings chronicle the time period between 1940 and 1957.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War II

SC-282

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McCook Field Photographs
1924, 11 items

This collection consists of eleven 2-3/4" x 4-3/4" black and white photographs documenting the overnight stop at McCook Field of the Douglas World Cruiser "Around the World" Flight in 1924. The photos are dated September 13, 1924 and were taken by Donovan Berlin.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-284

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Doolittle’s Raiders Photos
Undated, 3 Items

This collection consists of three photos; two are reprints of Doolittle's Raiders taking off from the deck of the aircraft carrier, USS Hornet (CV-8). The other, larger, photo is a copy of Bud Golem's painting Memories which depicts the inside cockpit of a Doolittle Raider on takeoff.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-285

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Einar Kverne Aviation Print
Undated, 1 item

Collection consists of one Einar Kverne print reproduced from his painting entitled We. The print depicts Charles Lindbergh flying across the Atlantic in 1927. The painting and print were completed shortly after Lindbergh’s historic flight.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-287

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"…the job ahead" Summary of the Report on the State of World War II, 1943
1943, 1 item

Collection consists of a two-page newspaper format publication in color printed by the Dayton Emergency Committee summarizing a report from “General Marshall, Chief of Staff and other high-ranking Army officers on the state of the war and the job that must be done to insure victory over the Axis.” The publication includes the article “War Department Shows What it Will Take to Win” by Under Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson, as well as summaries of reports by high ranking Army officials on “The Strength of the Axis”, “Strategic Bombing of Germany”, “The Military Task”, “Air Strategy Against Japan”, “Air Bases”, “Supply by Air”, ”Air Force Production”, “Logistics”, “Requirements”, “The Will to Fight”, “The Job on the Home Front”, “The Pacific Area”, and “Manpower”.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War II

SC-33

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Helicopter Negatives
1946-1954, 1 folder

Collection contains 27 aviation negatives of various helicopters.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-36

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Frank Hamburger Papers
1909-1936, 1 folder

Frank Hamburger witnessed the Wright Brothers' first flight in Dayton. Collection contains several photographs of Hamburger as well as newspaper clippings recounting his involvement with the Wrights.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-37

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Jean Moreo Papers
1977, 1 folder

Collection contains copies of photographs and a newspaper article concerning Moreo, a WASP and a member of the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Women, World War II

SC-40

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Laurence Richmond Papers
1948-1949, 1 folder

Richmond Papers contain information on development of radar technologies at WPAFB. Also includes some personal correspondence.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Cold War History

SC-46

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Amelia Earhart and Giovanni Caproni Autographs
1928, 1 folder

This collection contains two aviation-related items. The first is the business card of Giovanni Caproni, the Italian manufacturer of the Caproni bomber. The second is a pass to the 25th Anniversary of the First Flight, December 17, 1928, belonging to C.C. Frost Jr., and autographed on the back by Amelia Earhart and G. Caproni.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-47

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Orville Wright Letters
1918-1925, 1 folder

Collection contains photocopies of correspondence from Orville Wright to Karl Kimble and to F.O. Eichenberger.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-49

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Susan Katherine Koerner Wright Photograph
Undated, 1 folder

Daguerreotype image of Susan Koerner Wright in wood frame and two copy prints of the image.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-57

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Wilbur Wright in France
1908, 1 folder

Photocopies of French newspaper clippings concerning Wilbur Wright's 1908 visit to France.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-58

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Glenn Osborn Wright Brothers Collection
1889-1915, 1 folder

Contains receipts from the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, copies of the Westside News, copy of a Wright stock certificate, and postcards sent by Katharine Wright to Glenn Osborn.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Business and Industry

SC-59

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Springfield (Ohio) Municipal Airport Papers
1949, 1 folder

Contains papers regarding the construction of a new hanger at the local Springfield (Ohio) airport, dated 1949.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Aviation

SC-69

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Wilbur Wright Letter
1904, 1 folder

An original letter from Wilbur Wright to a New York publisher.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-70

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Horace Wright Papers
ca. 1980, 1 folder

Information concerning the Wright Brothers as shared by their nephew, Horace A. Wright, who lived from 1901-1990.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-72

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Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Autographs
1934, 1 folder

Sept. 1934 issue of National Geographic with an article by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, signed by both Anne and Charles Lindbergh.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-75

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Bessie Coleman Photographs
ca. 1920s, 1 folder

Photocopy of portion of book about Bessie Coleman and copies of several photographs of Bessie Coleman.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Women, African-Americans

SC-76

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Catalogue from SITES "Early Flight" Exhibit
1984, 1 folder

Loose-leaf catalog from Smithsonian SITES exhibit on "Early Flight"

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-78

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Randolph Edwards Photographs
ca. 19190, 1 folder

Photographs and postcards of Wright Flyers

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-87

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"Ride the Wind" Collection
1991, 1 folder

Original typed screenplay about the Wright Brothers, written by Doug McIntyre.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-90

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Pennsylvania Airline Company Records
ca. 1920, 1 folder

Photographs, map, and copies of records from the Pennsylvania Airline Company.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Business and Industry

SC-91

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Glenn L. Martin Company Records
1917, 1 folder

Information regarding Martin Company financial statements.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Aviation

SC-95

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Curtiss Flying Service Manual
1928, 1 folder

Special Ground Course manual.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-97

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Katharine Wright's Correspondence with Agnes Beck
1908-1929, 1 folder

Eight letters written by Katharine Wright to her friend, Agnes Beck, discussing Orville and Wilbur Wright, their flights, the Wright family, and other personal matters. Of particular note is the letter of September 22, 1908, describing Orville's crash at Ft. Myer, Virginia and his subsequent convalescence.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Women, Aviation

SC-98

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McCook Field Engineering Division Inspection Report
1923, 1 folder

Photocopy of an inspection report conducted by Gen. Billy Mitchell on McCook Field's Air Service Engineering Division, 1923.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-99

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Alvin Weymouth Papers
1925, 1 folder

Photograph of Weymouth and his certificate from the National Aeronautic Association of the US, signed by Orville Wright, November 9, 1925.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections

SCV-10

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World War I Aviation Medicine Photographs
1916-1919, 1 folder

This small collection contains 36 photographs taken during and just after World War I. The photographs show military posts, testing equipment, planes, and various buildings.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Medical History, Aerospace Medicine and Human Factors Engineering, World War I

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