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Charles Hubbell Collection

Identifier: MS-203

Scope and Content

The Hubbell collection consists of five oversized folders. Each folder contains poster sized reprints of Hubbell's paintings for the Thompson calendar as well as several other posters that contain histories of flight written by Hubbell and produced by the Thompson Company. A complete list of each poster and its location in the folders can be found below. The date range of the collection spans 1941 to 1961.


  • Creation: 1941-1961


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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Charles Hubbell

Charles Hubbell was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1899 and quickly became interested in aviation. He was an avid model plane builder and by the time he had graduated high school he had constructed a man sized glider. He attended and graduated the Cleveland School of Art in 1923 and gained his pilots license in 1925.

Hubbell worked as a commercial artist in Cleveland for several years and painted airplanes in his spare time until he was contracted by the Thompson Company to begin producing paintings for their yearly calendar using the winners of the annual Thompson races. The first calendar was produced in 1937. Hubbell would continue to paint for the calendar until 1969 when he retired.


1 linear feet

Language of Materials



The Charles Hubbell collection consists of prints of Charles Hubbell's original paintings of airplanes.

Statement of Arrangement

The prints are in the original order received.

Acquisition Information

The donor of this collection is unknown, as well as the date of accession.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff.

Guide to the Charles Hubbell Collection (MS-203)
Finding aid prepared by Archives Staff
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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