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WB. Wright Brothers Related Collections

 Topic Guide
Identifier: WB
This classification groups together collections on the topic of Wright Brothers and their relations.

Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:

Account of Wilbur Wright's Flight at Le Mans (SC-223)

Identifier: SC-223
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two copies of a translated account of a 9 year-old French boy who was present at a demonstration flight that Wilbur Wright did near Le Mans, France in 1908. The translation is an extract from “Journal of a Child of the Belle Epoque.” The journal is a manuscript of Roger Verdier who wrote of his account. Included in the translation is an introduction as well as commentary by Regis Pluchet a French Journalist who sent this information to the creator of the...
Dates: 1908

Aeronautical Wire Service Photos and Papers (SC-111)

Identifier: SC-111
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a variety of black and white aviation photos and newspaper clippings. Some of the material relates to the return of the Wright Flyer to the United States Smithsonian from England’s Science Museum.

Dates: circa 1948

Air Force Museum Wright Brothers Collection

Identifier: MS-157

Consists of articles, letters, speeches, and clippings pertaining to the Wright Brothers collected by the Air Force Museum at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. Subjects covered include removal of Wright buildings from Dayton, interviews and personal history of the Wrights, the Smithsonian-Langley controversy, obituaries, funerals, and miscellaneous aviation materials.

Dates: 1922-1978

Alvin Weymouth Papers (SC-99)

Identifier: SC-99
Scope and Contents

Photograph of Weymouth and his certificate from the National Aeronautic Association of the US, signed by Orville Wright, November 9, 1925.

Dates: 1925

Autographed Photo of Orville Wright (SC-204)

Identifier: SC-204
Scope and Contents

Black and white photograph of Orville Wright, autographed to Joseph Buck, dated January 12, 1948.

Dates: 1948

Aviation Comic Books (SC-275)

Identifier: SC-275
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two comic books that tell the story of aviation pioneers, the Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart.

This collection was previously titled: "Wright Brothers Comic Book."

Dates: 1969; 1991

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

Wilbur F. H. Bigelow, Sr., Dayton Wright Company Collection (SC-347)

Identifier: SC-347
Scope and Contents Wilbur F. H. Bigelow, Sr., was a foreman in the Mill department of Dayton-Wright Airplane Company factory at Moraine (Plant 1), during World War I. The collection consists primarily of 28 photographs, most of which relate to Bigelow’s work at the factory, including DH-4 aircraft, employees and factory scenes, air demonstration shows, and aerial photographs captured during a test flight. Photos unrelated to Dayton-Wright Airplane include: one photo depicts the Wright Brothers’ Homecoming in...
Dates: 1909-1941; Majority of material found within 1917-1919

Boyer's, the Circus and Other Historical Reminiscences (SC-161)

Identifier: SC-161

Paper written by Chip Boyer containing information on the Boyer family, famous patrons of the Boyer business, and the families' involvement with the funeral business.

Dates: 2003

Centennial of Flight Collection (SC-214)

Identifier: SC-214
Scope and Contents

Information concerning the celebrations of the Centennial of Flight, 2003.

Dates: 2003