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Aeronautics -- History -- 20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Aeronautical Ephemera Collection I

Identifier: MS-37

An artificial collection, gathered from many sources by a rare book seller, which includes trade brochures, honorary programs, passes, certificates and photographs on aviation from the early 20th century.

Dates: 1904-1929

Aviation Ephemera II

Identifier: MS-156

The collection consists of an unknown individual’s collection of magazines, pamphlets, photographs, and clippings related to aviation.

Dates: 1889-1986

Aviation Ephemera IV Collection (MS-226)

Identifier: MS-226
Scope and Contents

A collection of materials relating to aviation, mostly pamphlets and journals. These materials were formerly a part of the pamphlet collection.

Dates: 1942-1988

Max Baker Aviation Collection

Identifier: MS-88
Abstract Max Baker was an engineer with a keen interest in the Wright Brothers and early aviation. His collection includes copies of his research papers on technical aspects of the invention of flight, copies of Wilbur Wright's diaries and correspondence with Chanute, copies of the Wrights' patents, photographs of Wright propellers, wind tunnels, and various other experimental equipment, Baker's correspondence with aviation experts and enthusiasts, and drawings and blueprints of Wright aircraft and...
Dates: 1904-1967

Bill's World War II Aviation Scrapbook (MS-678)

Identifier: MS-678

The scrapbook contains approximately 62 original photographs depicting the Lincoln Airplane and Flying School in Lincoln, Nebraska; the Fairchild factory at Hagerstown, Maryland; as well as scenes at Niagara Falls and Dayton, Ohio. Also included are several clippings from The Philadelphia Inquirer's U.S. Warplane Series (Nos. 7-24).

Dates: 1939-1941

Ivan R. Gates Collection (MS-646)

Identifier: MS-646
Abstract Ivan R. Gates was an Early Bird of Aviation, receiving his pilot’s license in 1911, and is credited with starting the first flying school on the west coast in California. The collection documents Gates’ aviation business enterprises, including the Gates Flying Circus, Gates Flying Service, and the New York-based Gates Aircraft Corporation, which manufactured the Gates Belgian RSV convertible monoplane/biplane. Gates’ wife Hazel was also a pilot. The majority of the collection is contained...
Dates: 1924-1930

International Aero Vehicle Company Records (SC-389)

Identifier: SC-389

The International Aero Vehicle Company was incorporated in 1906 for the purpose of acquiring patents for the Charles Oliver Jones "orthopter" (ornithopter). The collection consists of 1 volume, including Articles of Incorporation, Constitution and By-Laws, meeting minutes, and assorted financial and administrative reports.

Dates: 1906 - 1910

Ivonette Wright Miller Papers

Identifier: MS-216
Abstract Ivonette Wright Miller was a niece of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the daughter of the Wright Brothers older brother, Lorin Wright. The collection consists of materials about Orville and Wilbur Wright, the Wright Family, and early aviation collected by Ivonette. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, journal articles, photographs, photograph albums, and memorabilia. Many of the photographs are original prints of pioneer aviators, Wright Family members, and friends. Other...
Dates: 1803-2007

Peter B. Kline Papers

Identifier: MS-165
Abstract The Peter B. Kline Papers is a large collection of files and information on a wide variety of aviation subjects. Kline was an Aeronautical Engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and a collector of aviation materials. The collection contains clippings, journal articles, photographs, mechanical specifications, illustrations, and miscellaneous information about particular aircraft. The papers also includes technical manuals, correspondence with other aviation collectors and book dealers,...
Dates: 1822 - 1986

Art Krieger Aviation Collection

Identifier: MS-225

The Art Krieger Aviation Collection is the personal collection of Adolph (Art) Krieger. This collection contains materials from all over the world on nearly every kind of plane and building company, pilots, handbooks and manuals along with various other items about aviation. Emphasis is on the 1940s through the late 1980s.

Dates: 1909-1993; Majority of material found within 1940-1980