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AV. Aviation

 Topic Guide
Identifier: AV
This classification groups collections on the topic of aviation.

Found in 331 Collections and/or Records:

Wright Field Photographs (SC-317)

Identifier: SC-317

A small grouping of photographs from Wright Field in 1943, collected by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base engineer William Kremer.

Dates: 1943

Wright Flyer at Huffman Prairie, Glass Plate Negatives

Identifier: SC-200
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 3 glass plate negatives, with copy prints, depicting the Wright Flyer at Huffman Prairie. The photos are believed to date to the time of the Wright School of Aviation, which operated at Huffman Prairie from 1910-1916. It is unclear whether Wilbur Wright or Orville Wright are depicted in any of the photos.

Dates: circa 1910 - circa 1916

Wright Flyer Photographs (SC-121)

Identifier: SC-121
Scope and Contents Photographs most likely taken May 1910 at Simms Station, Dayton, Ohio, during attempts to set altitude records.According to the donor of the photographs the flight was taken on May 20-25, 1910 at Sims Field now Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. The flights were flown to achieve the altitude record and got up to 1800 feet a new record. The airplane was a 1909 Wright Flyer transition model or the number 2 design. The photos were taken by Mr. Martin of Springfield, Ohio who rode the...
Dates: 1910 May 20-25

Horace Wright Papers (MS-579)

Identifier: MS-579
Content Description The Horace Wright Papers consist primarily of albums with photographs, clippings, and mementos documenting both Horace’s life and activities, as well as commemorations of the accomplishments of Horace’s uncles, Wilbur and Orville Wright.Materials pertaining specifically to Horace's life and activities include childhood photographs; Horace’s education at Moraine Park School, studies at Miami University, and honorary degree from Wright State University; fishing and boating at...
Dates: 1906 - 1991

Katharine Wright Letters (SC-117)

Identifier: SC-117
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1911-1933

Wright Memorial Commission Records

Identifier: MS-134

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.

Dates: 1912-1943

Orville and Wilbur Wright Papers (MFM-1)

Identifier: MFM-1
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1800-1948

Katharine Wright’s Correspondence with Agnes Beck (SC-97)

Identifier: SC-97

The collection consists of eight letters written by Katharine Wright, sister of Wilbur and Orville Wright, to her close friend, Agnes Beck. The letters discuss Wilbur and Orville Wright, their flights, the Wright Family, and other personal matters.

Dates: 1908-1929

Aloys J. Wyen Papers

Identifier: MS-261

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.

Dates: 1910-1988

William F. Yeager Aviation Collection

Identifier: MS-223
Abstract William F. Yeager was a military and commercial pilot, as well as an aviation photographer and collector who owned an aviation photography business. The collection consists of information about Yeager's WWII experience as a B-25 pilot in North Africa and his post-war flying experience as an Air Force and commercial pilot. The collection also contains flight training books, flying tools, correspondence, and aircraft history and design information. The bulk of the collection is more than...
Dates: 1925 - 1990