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Wright, Orville, 1871-1948

 Person

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Seymour Dunham Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-294
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1889-1993

Randle H. Egbert Aviation Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-389
Abstract

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

Dates: 1904-2004

Engineers' Club of Dayton Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-420
Abstract

The purpose of the Engineers' Club of Dayton is to advance the field of engineering through furnishing facilities for the educational and professional improvement of its members. Requirements for membership include working in the field of engineering or other work related to engineering, science, technology, and allied arts. The records include meeting minutes, membership files, financial records, publications, correspondence, photographs, film, and reports.

Dates: 1914-2011

Frank Hamburger Papers (SC-36)

 Collection
Identifier: SC-36
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1909 - 1936

Charles Harris Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-194
Abstract

Consists of 11 letters and postcards written by Bishop Milton Wright, father of the Wright Brothers, to his nephew Charles Harris who lived in Iowa. Letters date from 1901 thru 1916 and cover a variety of subjects including Orville and Wilbur's flying experiments, travels to Europe, family matters, and a description of Wilbur's death and funeral in 1912.

Dates: 1901-1916

Katharine Wright Haskell Papers (MS-700)

 Collection
Identifier: MS-700
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1922 - 1931; 1977; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1926

Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-192
Abstract

Collection consists of negatives with accompanying contact prints, taken by Andrew S. Iddings, of the June 17-18, 1909 Dayton Homecoming Celebration to honor Orville and Wilbur Wright for their achievements in flight. In addition to members of the Wright family, other notable figures in the photographs are Ohio Governor Judson Harmon, Dayton Mayor Edward E. Burkhardt, General James Allen, and Lt. Frank Lahm.

Dates: June 1909

Ivonette Wright Miller Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-216
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1803-2007

Katharine Wright Haskell Papers (MFM-117)

 Collection
Identifier: MFM-117
Scope and Contents 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. Contents include: Biographical articles and newspaper clippings; Correspondence, Katharine Wright...
Dates: 1922-1928

Adrian Kinnane Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-312
Abstract

Adrian Kinnane is a researcher and manager for historical projects at History Associates Incorporated. 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.

Dates: 1982