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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:

Aviation Photographs and Postcards (SC-192)

Identifier: SC-192
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: circa 1930s

Aviation Trading Cards Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-519

The collection consists of approximately 700 collectable trade cards and stamps issued by various industries, primarily the “cigarette cards” of tobacco manufacturers. The majority of the card or stamp series feature airplanes, but some series focus on famous aviators. Materials originate from the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany.

Dates: Circa 1925-1940, 1996; Majority of material found within Circa 1925-1940

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

Identifier: MS-577

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)

Bach Collection, Dayton Photographs (SC-238)

Identifier: SC-238
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 20 small photographs of Dayton area events and attractions around the period of 1917-1920, including Hills and Dales Park, Lakeside Park, boats at Coney Island in Cincinnati, balloon launch at Lakeside, Wright plane at Lakeside, and Dayton's World War I Liberty Bond Parade (1918). Some of the photographs are undated. The title of each photo (after the colon) is taken from the caption or label on the photo itself.

Dates: 1917-1920

Stanley Bagnall Oral History Interview (SC-263)

Identifier: SC-263
Scope and Contents

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 (of the University of Rio Grande) on November 15, 2007.

Dates: 2007

Max Baker Aviation 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

Robert S. Ball Papers

Identifier: MS-210

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).

Dates: 1911-1982

T. E. Bennett Aviation Collection

Identifier: MS-318

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.

Dates: 1917-1923

Theodore Benzinger Papers

Identifier: FSC-16
Scope and Contents Dr. Theodore Benzinger was in charge of a research laboratory in Rechlin, Germany. His high altitude research included decompression studies and work in an altitude chamber to stratosphere equivalent altitudes. In 1947, he began working at the U.S. Navy Medical Research Institute and at the National Bureau of Standards. The collection consists of copies of research papers, letters, and depositions. The collection contains photocopies of Dr. Benzinger’s testimony in 1983 before the...
Dates: 1934-1984

Donovan Berlin Collection, McCook Field Photographs (SC-282)

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: SC-282
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1924