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Charles F. Kettering European Trip Photographs (SC-382)

Identifier: SC-382

Content Description

The collection consists of fourteen (14) 8x10 black and white photographs of Charles F. Kettering and others on a trip to Europe. It includes group photos, as well as scenery. None of the photographs are identified as to people or locations, but based on signs in some of the photos, they appear to have been taken in Italy and possibly France. The photos probably depict one of several trips to Europe that Kettering embarked upon between the years 1919 and 1925, including a trip in 1919 as part of Assistant Secretary of War Benedict Crowell's national committee to the International Aircraft Standards Commission conference in Paris and other research-related trips in the early 1920s on behalf of General Motors.


  • Creation: circa 1919-circa 1925

Language of Materials

There is no post-development writing or identification on any of the photographs; however, writing captured on objects within the photographs themselves include French and Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Conditions Governing 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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Biographical / Historical

Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958), a well-known inventor and philanthropist in the Dayton area, was at the time of these photographs a leader in the research and development team at General Motors.


0.1 linear feet

14 Photographic Prints


Fourteen (14) 8x10 black and white photographs of Charles F. Kettering and others on a trip to Europe.


The photographs have been arranged and numbered by the archivist.

Custodial History

No additional information about how the photographs came to be in the collections of the Dayton Art Institute is available.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Wright State University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives by the Dayton Art Institute in June 2022.

Related Materials

MS-363: Kettering Family Papers

Guide to the Charles F. Kettering European Trip Photographs (SC-382)
Lisa Rickey
2022 July 19
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Wright State University Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA