Ina Bicknell Collection
Scope and Content
The Ina Bicknell collection consists of photographs relating to aviation. The photographs in this collection relate to 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.
Series I, Aviation contains photographs of pilots with military planes, and miscellaneous personnel photographs. The photographs in this section are not dated.
Series II, Naval contains photographs of military personnel aboard ships. Some of these photographs were labeled with the port where the ships were arriving. Those pictures have been placed in a separate file titled Aboard Ship: U.S. Ports. The photographs in this section are not dated.
Series III, Ceremonies and Events contains photographs of a retirement party, a club-meeting group, and individuals receiving awards for service. The photographs in this section are not dated.
Series IV, Japan contains photographs of a variety of location in Japan. Those locations include, Fujiama, Hiroshima, Naha/Okim, Okinawa, and Tokyo. There are also photographs of the Emperor's Palace and people of Japan. The photographs in this section are not dated.
Series V, Aerial contains photographs of the 1937 flood that occurred in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky. There are also aerial photographs take of cities. Some of the cities are identified and dated. The photographs in this section range in date from 1933-1937.
Series VI, Circus contains photographs from the Al. G. Barnes Circus. The photographs in this section are not dated.
Series VII, Unidentified Photographs contains photographs of unidentified people and places. One photograph in this section is dated 1947.
- Creation: 1933-1947
- Bicknell, Ina (Person)
Restrictions on Access
There are no restrictions on accessing materials in this collection.
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Biography of Ina Bicknell
Information pertaining to the origins of the collection requires further research. When the collection was donated the name Frank Frankenfield was given as a possible owner of the photographs. It was thought that he was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Upon researching this individual no such information was found. Please note that one photograph in the collection is autographed but the last name is illegible (file 3). This person appears in most of the photographs.
0.5 linear feet
Language of Materials
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.
Statement of Arrangement
The collection is arranged into 7 series:
- Series I: Aviation
- Series II: Naval
- Series III: Ceremonies and Events
- Series IV: Japan
- Series V: Aerial
- Series VI: Circus
- Series VII: Unidentified Photographs
The collection was accessioned into Wright State University's Special Collection and Archives in September 2003.
- Guide to the Ina Bicknell Collection (MS-326)
- Finding aid prepared by Andrea J. Spence, February, 2004
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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Special Collections and Archives
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