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Aeronautics -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

Aviation Trading Cards Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-519

The collection consists of approximately 700 collectable trade cards and stamps issued by various industries, primarily the “cigarette cards” of tobacco manufacturers. The majority of the card or stamp series feature airplanes, but some series focus on famous aviators. Materials originate from the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany.

Dates: Circa 1925-1940, 1996; Majority of material found within Circa 1925-1940

Robert S. Ball Papers

Identifier: MS-210

Ball was a newspaper reporter and editor who specialized in space and aviation. He spent the major portion of his career writing for the Detroit Free Press. Papers include news articles pertaining to various aviation subjects, correspondence, an autographed photograph of Amelia Earhart, and fabric from the wing of the first airplane to complete a trans-continental flight (1911).

Dates: 1911-1982

Vic Bilek Aviation Research Collection

Identifier: MS-514

The collection contains research notes, including newspaper and journal articles, handwritten notes, drawings, and photographs. The photos and notebook are predominantly Curtiss aircraft.

Dates: 1920-1950

Air Vice-Marshall Ron Dick Collection

Identifier: MS-494
Abstract The Air Vice-Marshal Ron Dick Collection follows the life and career of Air Vice-Marshal Ronald Dick. He served in the Royal Air Force, which included two appointments to the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., first as Air Attaché and then as Defense Attaché. During and after his military career, he was a prolific writer and lecturer on the history of aviation and took any opportunity he could to fly. The materials in this collection include material concerning his military career,...
Dates: 1938-2008

Charlie Taylor-Howard DuFour Collection

Identifier: MS-286
Abstract Howard DuFour extensively researched Charlie Taylor, who designed and built the engine that powered the Wright Brothers' historic flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 1903. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, articles, aviation history books, an oral history, personal correspondence, photographs, and Howard DuFour's drafts of the book "Charlie Taylor: The Wright Brothers Mechanician." The collection also contains materials on DuFour's building of the Wright 1903 Flyer Replica...
Dates: 1938-2004

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

Early Aviation Scrapbook

Identifier: MS-454

Photographs in the scrapbook highlight a number of aviation events between 1925 and 1931, including the crash of the airship Shenandoah and the National Air Races in Cleveland of 1929 and, especially, 1931. The photographs were taken by George Chapley, of Warren, Ohio. The collection also includes 2 photographs of Chapley himself.

Dates: circa 1925-1931, 1984; 1984

Randle H. Egbert Aviation Collection

Identifier: MS-389

The Randle H. Egbert Aviation Papers consist of journals, news and periodical clippings, and memorabilia related to the Wright Brothers and early aviation.

Dates: 1904-2004

Fulton Flight Scrapbook

Identifier: MS-158

This collection consists of an individual's scrapbook containing clippings and other memorabilia pertaining to the Fulton Flight Contest sponsored by the Aero Club of America in New York in 1909. Included are announcements of the contest, promotional material and entry form, news clippings describing the contest, commemorative postcards and information on preparation by the aviators. The scrapbook is unbound and the pages housed in three boxes.

Dates: 1908-1910

Reinhold Gross Collection

Identifier: MS-433

Reinhold Gross was a mechanical engineer who specialized in parachutes and related equipment. Researchers studying his collection of papers can gain insight into aviation engineering during the middle of the 20th century, particularly in Dayton (Ohio). His papers include patents, blueprints, certificates, photographs, correspondence, technical reports, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1952-1972