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WB. Wright Brothers Related Collections

 Topic Guide
Identifier: WB
This classification groups together collections on the topic of Wright Brothers and their relations.

Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:

Charlie Taylor Photographs and Articles (SC-191)

Identifier: SC-191
Scope and Contents

Photographs and newspapers concerning Charlie Taylor.

Dates: 1924-1956

Louis P. Christman, 1903 Wright Flyer Drawings

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

Dayton-Wright Company Record of Employees (SC-150)

Identifier: SC-150
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of seven Dayton-Wright Company "Record of Employee" envelopes spanning the period 1922 to 1924. Each envelope provides the following information: name of the employee, address, marital status, age, person to notify in case of emergency, date of employment, department assigned, foreman of the department, rate of pay, and class of work. Inside the envelope are pay slips and other information about the employee, including the reason for termination.

Dates: 1922-1924

Charlie Taylor-Howard DuFour Collection

Identifier: MS-286
Abstract Howard DuFour extensively researched Charlie Taylor, who 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 the book "Charlie Taylor: The Wright Brothers Mechanician." The collection also contains materials on DuFour's building of the Wright 1903 Flyer Replica...
Dates: 1938-2004

Seymour Dunham Collection

Identifier: MS-294

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

Identifier: MS-389

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

F. Gillum Cromer Photographs (SC-152)

Identifier: SC-152

The collection consists of 4 original negatives, and 8 original 2 1/2" x 4" prints of a Wright Model A Flyer in flight at Huffman Prairie in early 1910.

Dates: 1910

Field and Hangar Pass, Dayton Wright Airplane Co. (SC-145)

Identifier: SC-145
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of 1 Field and Hangar Pass for Dayton Wright Airplane Co. Issued to visitor Edwin Bradmiller on September 29, 1918 expires on same day. The terms of the pass are on the back.

Dates: 1918

Charles Furnas Papers (SC-22)

Identifier: SC-22
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1880-1941

Gelett Burgess' Goop Tales Book

Identifier: SC-143
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 1 book, Goop Tales (by Gelett Burgess), which is a collection of children’s poems and short stories on good manners and proper etiquette. Burgess’ is credited for adding such words as blurb, bromide, and goop into the English language. The book was given by Katharine Wright to Elizabeth Rehling (nee Beck) upon her birth in 1916. It is inscribed for Betty Beck from Aunt Katharine. Elizabeth is the daughter of Agnes Beck a friend of Katharine Wright. Orville, Wilbur,...
Dates: 1916