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Wright, Orville, 1871-1948

 Person

Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:

Air Force Museum Wright Brothers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-157
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1922-1978

Autographed Photo of Orville Wright, 1948 Jan 12

 Item — Folder 1, Item: 1
Scope and Contents

Black and White photo of Orville Wright that is autographed To Joseph Buck with all good wishes. Dated Jan. 12, 1948

Dates: 1948 Jan 12

Autographed Photo of Orville Wright (SC-204)

 Collection
Identifier: SC-204
Scope and Contents

Black and white photograph of Orville Wright, autographed to Joseph Buck, dated January 12, 1948.

Dates: 1948

Aviation Comic Books (SC-275)

 Collection
Identifier: SC-275
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two comic books that tell the story of aviation pioneers, the Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart.

This collection was previously titled: "Wright Brothers Comic Book."

Dates: 1969; 1991

Aviation Trail, Inc., Records (MS-577)

 Collection
Identifier: MS-577
Abstract

Aviation Trail, Inc., began in 1981 as an aviation-themed marketing effort in Dayton, Ohio. Initially including over 30 historical sites in the Miami Valley area relating to aviation history, a small self-guided tour brochure highlighting 16 sites was published. As of 2019, the Trail includes 18 sites.

Dates: 1924-2014; Majority of material found within ( 1980-2014)

Max Baker Aviation Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-88
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1904-1967

Brad Tillson Inventing Flight Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-483
Abstract This collection contains the personal papers of J. Bradford Tillson, the chairman of the Inventing Flight Celebration held in Dayton, Ohio. It documents his correspondence and work on the Inventing Flight Celebration Commission and his involvement with the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission; the committee for the national celebration of flight. This collection contains personal correspondence, financial documentation, planning information and other materials related to the Centennial of...
Dates: 1912-2006; Majority of material found within 1989-2004

Louis P. Christman, 1903 Wright Flyer Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: MS-477
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1947-1951

Christmas Telegram from Orville Wright, Dec 24, [1946?]

 Item — Folder 1, Item: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Christmas telegram from Orville Wright, circa 1946.

Dates: Dec 24, [1946?]

Levitt Luzern Custer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-302
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1886-2001; Majority of material found within 1908-1950