Cincinnati Parachute Club Collection (MS-525)
Scope and Contents
The Cincinnati Parachute Club was one of the first parachute clubs in the country. Their jumps were mostly at Western Hills Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio. The collection focuses on one member of the club, Quentin Honnert. The collection is composed of largely photographs from jumps in Ohio and Indiana. There is also pages from a logbook, a newspaper article page, and a member agreement for Honnert for the club.
- Creation: circa 1940-1960
- Honnert, Quentin, 1920-1999 (Person)
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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Cincinnati Parachute Club was one of the first parachute clubs in the country, perhaps the very first. Their jumps were mostly at Western Hills Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio. The collection focuses on one member of the club, Quentin Honnert.
Quentin Emil Honnert was born in the Cincinnati area on September 12, 1920, the youngest child of Emil and Emma (Kunz) Honnert. He joined the Cincinnati Parachute Club in June 1940, logging several at least 11 jumps before the end of the year using a backpack parachute made by the Cincinnati-based company Triangle Parachute Company. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1941 and served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II and later the Korean War, achieving the rank of Captain. In 1945, he married Eleanor Susan Keach (1921-1981). He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. In addition to being active in the Cincinnati Parachute Club, he was a supervisor of the Parachute Department at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the early 1950s. Quentin died August 9, 1999, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was cremated and his ashes scattered.
0.2 linear feet
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged in a single series grouped according to type of material.
Other Finding Aids
The finding aid is available on the Special Collections & Archives, Wright State University Libraries web site at https://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/collectionguides/files/ms525.pdf. It is also available in the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository at http://ead.ohiolink.edu/xtf-ead/.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries, by Gary Honnert, son of Quentin Honnert, on April 25, 2014.
There are no expected accruals.
One oversize folder that contains posters and large newspaper article has been separated to oversize storage.
- Guide to the Cincinnati Parachute Club Collection (MS-525)
- Abigail Search, Lisa Rickey
- 2019 Oct 25
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
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