Aircraft Slide Collection
Scope and Contents
The Aircraft Slide Collection is an assortment of color slides produced by Wayne and Karen Pittman on their travels to various air shows and museums around North America and Europe. Each series is housed in its own flat storage, three-ring binder box. For all of the materials within the collection, items were first divided into subject matters then arranged chronologically or alphabetically. Each slide is sleeved in plastic pages containing twenty slides per sheet. Slides are arranged left to right, top to bottom.
Series I, Air Shows and Aero Teams, is arranged into two subseries: Subseries IA: Air Shows, and Subseries IB: Aero Teams. Each of these subseries is organized chronologically. Within each file, slides are organized alphabetically according to manufacturer.
Series II, Museums and Static Displays, is arranged into two subseries: Subseries IIA: United States, and Subseries IIB: Foreign. Each of these subseries is organized alphabetically according to the name of the city or air base that the museum is located. Within each file, slides are organized alphabetically according to manufacturer.
Series III, Gate Guards and Individual Aircraft, contains slides of various aircraft that have been mounted on a plinth and used as a static display near the main entrance to museums. This series also contains slides of miscellaneous aircraft. Within each file, slides are organized alphabetically according to manufacturer.
- Creation: 1967-1998
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on accessing material in 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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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
The Aircraft Slide Collection was compiled by Wayne and Karen Pittman during their travels to various air shows and museums throughout the North America and Europe.
1 linear feet (3 flat storage three-ring binder boxes)
Language of Materials
The Aircraft Slide Collection is an assortment of 35mm color slides of aircraft in numerous operational locations, as well as air museums, static displays, and air shows.
The collection is arranged into three series and four subseries:
- Series I: Air Shows and Aero Teams
- Subseries 1A: Air Shows
- Subseries 1B: Aero Teams
- Series II: Museums and Static Displays
- Subseries IIA: United States
- Subseries IIB: Foreign
- Series III: Gate Guards and Individual Aircraft
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Aircraft Slide Collection was donated to Wright State University Special Collections and Archives in September 2008.
- Guide to the Aircraft Slide Collection (MS-402)
- 2021 June 22
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2011 Feb: Revised by Jeremy Katz
Part of the Special Collections Repository
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