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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:

Rudi Berndt Papers (MS-632)

Identifier: MS-632

Berndt was a German scientist who came to the U.S.A. as part of Operation Paperclip at the close of WWII. His collection primarily documents his work in parachute development, in both Germany and the United States, from the WWII era through the Cold War. Materials include photographs, scientific test notes, educational records, security investigation reports, German identification papers, resumes, memoir, and other documents.

Dates: 1927-2003; Majority of material found within 1937-1953

Bessie Coleman Photographs (SC-75)

Identifier: SC-75
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of portion of book about Bessie Coleman and copies of several photographs of Bessie Coleman.

Dates: circa 1920s

Ina Bicknell Collection

Identifier: MS-326

Photographs relating to aviation in this collection depict topics such as pilots, airplanes, naval ships, and military personnel around the time of World War II. The collection also contains aerial photographs of city landscapes and of the 1937 flood in southwest Ohio and Kentucky. The majority of the photographs in the collection are not dated and most are unidentified.

Dates: 1933-1947

Wilbur F. H. Bigelow, Sr., Dayton Wright Company Collection (SC-347)

Identifier: SC-347
Scope and Contents Wilbur F. H. Bigelow, Sr., was a foreman in the Mill department of Dayton-Wright Airplane Company factory at Moraine (Plant 1), during World War I. The collection consists primarily of 28 photographs, most of which relate to Bigelow’s work at the factory, including DH-4 aircraft, employees and factory scenes, air demonstration shows, and aerial photographs captured during a test flight. Photos unrelated to Dayton-Wright Airplane include: one photo depicts the Wright Brothers’ Homecoming in...
Dates: 1909-1941; Majority of material found within 1917-1919

Vic Bilek Aviation Research Collection

Identifier: MS-514

The collection contains research notes, including newspaper and journal articles, handwritten notes, drawings, and photographs. The photos and notebook are predominantly Curtiss aircraft.

Dates: 1920-1950

Bill's World War II Aviation Scrapbook (MS-678)

Identifier: MS-678

The scrapbook contains approximately 62 original photographs depicting the Lincoln Airplane and Flying School in Lincoln, Nebraska; the Fairchild factory at Hagerstown, Maryland; as well as scenes at Niagara Falls and Dayton, Ohio. Also included are several clippings from The Philadelphia Inquirer's U.S. Warplane Series (Nos. 7-24).

Dates: 1939-1941

W.J. Blanchard, Aeroproducts Inc. Collection

Identifier: MS-305

W. J. Blanchard, an inventor and respected Dayton businessman, co-founded Engineering Products, Inc. in 1935. The company was the first to develop a new propeller known as the "aeroprop". In 1940, General Motors Corporation purchased Engineering Products, renamed it Aeroproducts, and instilled Blanchard as its first General Manager. The collection consists of administrative records, engineering blueprints, aviation handbooks, and personal materials.

Dates: 1925-1960

Maj. Blanton NASA Patch Collection

Identifier: MS-377

This is a collection of NASA patches that focuses mainly on the space shuttle program until 1995. As well, there are other NASA, military, and novelty patches. The majority of the patches are marrowed-edge construction.

Dates: 1970-2002; Majority of material found within 1981-2002

Boeing 247 Photograph (SC-146)

Identifier: SC-146
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of 1 black and white photograph (4.5" x 3.75")of a Boeing 247 with inline engines and an unidentified man standing beside it.

Dates: circa 1933-1939

Brad Tillson Inventing Flight 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