Adrian Kinnane Papers
Scope and Content
Adrian Kinnane's unpublished manuscript "The Crucible of Flight" is an in-depth look at what outside influences helped the Wright Brothers become the first to be successful in the quest for flight. Kinnane considers that the difference between them and their competitor/colleagues may well have been the difference that crowned them ultimately with success. His main focus is the familial and personal forces that set the Wrights apart. He studies the Wright family bond, the friendly and adversarial ties the Wrights developed outside the family bond, and the fraternal bond between Orville and Wilbur Wright.
- Creation: 1982
- Kinnane, Adrian (Person)
Restrictions on Access
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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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Adrian Kinnane
Adrian Kinnane is a researcher and manager for historical projects at History Associates Incorporated. Dr. Kinnane has published works on urban police, a history of the DuPont Company, and the Wright brothers' invention of the airplane. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees in history from the University of Maryland in College Park, where he studied US history. Dr. Kinnane also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
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Language of Materials
Adrian Kinnane is a researcher and manager for historical projects at History Associates Incorporated. The collection contains Kinnane's unpublished manuscript "The Crucible of Flight," which is an in-depth look at what outside influences helped the Wright Brothers become the first to be successful in the quest for flight.
Statement of Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one box.
Other Finding Aid
A complete box and folder inventory for this collection is available on the Special Collections and Archives website at http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/collection_guides/guide_files/ms312.pdf.
Existence and Location of Copies
"The Crucible of Flight" by Adrian Kinnane has been digitized and is available online in CORE Scholar, Wright State University’s Campus Online Repository: https://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/special_books/2/.
- Guide to the Adrian Kinnane Papers (MS-312)
- Finding aid prepared by Jane S. Wildermuth
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