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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Robert L. Cavanagh Aviation Collection (MS-353)

Identifier: MS-353

The Robert L. Cavanagh Aviation Collection contains extensive research on a variety of aircraft, including detailed information on the Boeing P-12. The collection also contains a wide variety of aircraft photographs, along with negatives, slides, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photograph albums.

Dates: 1917-1999

Hans Dam Aviation Collection

Identifier: MS-412
Abstract Hans Dam was a 50-year collector of aviation memorabilia, especially photographs and newspaper and magazine clippings. His primary areas of interest included air races and air shows, early flight, WACO aircraft, and the history of aviation in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. At the time of his death he was working on a book about aviation in southwestern Ohio which is included in the collection. The collection consists of twenty-nine albums containing more than 2500 photographs...
Dates: 1910-2003

Seymour Dunham Collection

Identifier: MS-294

The Seymour Dunham Collection contains personal correspondence of Mr. Dunham, information on aviation organizations to which he belonged, aircraft and missile research, work-related research from his time at Wright-Patterson AFB, and an extensive collection of articles, newspaper clippings and photographs concerning the Wright Brothers and other aspects of aviation history.

Dates: 1889-1993

Richard Hoener Collection

Identifier: MS-361

This collection consists of personal correspondence, publications and photographs related to Richard Hoener's work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The collection also contains publications related to aviation and memorabilia that he collected over the years.

Dates: 1920-1999; Majority of material found within 1940-1960

William Laufer Aviation Collection

Identifier: MS-486
Abstract William Laufer was an aviation mechanic for the Southern Ohio Aviation Company and later, an instructor for the Miami Valley Career Technology Center teaching in their FAA Certified Aircraft Mechanic's program. The collection contains aircraft maintenance training material, general federal aviation maintenance guidance, and a variety of aircraft maintenance manuals including manuals for Beechcraft, Cessna, Douglas, and WACO airplanes. The collection also includes parts catalogs and sales...
Dates: 1919-1998; Majority of material found within 1940-1980

Drew Taylor Aircraft Collection

Identifier: MS-371

The Drew Taylor Aircraft Collection contains a variety of photographs and documents on United States Air Force aircraft, primarily from the mid-twentieth century. The collection contains photographs, negatives, articles, perspective drawings, and technical information on each airplane. The collection also includes a flight manual from 1965, a 1974 Aerospace Information Handbook on Air Force vehicles, and a booklet on Air Force Aces.

Dates: 1910-2011

Robert E. Williams Aviation Collection

Identifier: MS-376
Abstract Robert E. Williams was an aviation illustrator who worked for Douglas Aircraft for over 30 years. He was also the managing editor of the American Aviation Historical Society Journal for twenty-four years. The majority of his aviation collection is composed of photographs of a wide-variety of aircraft, with the largest number being Douglas aircraft. It also includes photographs of several prototype aircraft produced by Douglas, including the XB-19, YC-15, XB-42, the original DC-8, and the...
Dates: 1909-2001

William F. Yeager Aviation Collection

Identifier: MS-223
Abstract William F. Yeager was a military and commercial pilot, as well as an aviation photographer and collector who owned an aviation photography business. The collection consists of information about Yeager's WWII experience as a B-25 pilot in North Africa and his post-war flying experience as an Air Force and commercial pilot. The collection also contains flight training books, flying tools, correspondence, and aircraft history and design information. The bulk of the collection is more than...
Dates: 1925 - 1990