H 5. History of Aviation Collection
Found in 145 Collections and/or Records:
Lea Abbott was noted as a pioneer airline pilot for Braniff Airlines, active member of Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), and exhibition flyer. This collection contains archival material collected by him pertaining to his career with Braniff, Braniff operational and administrative documents, Air Line Pilots Association documents, and manuals for the operation of early airliners.
Adams was associated with many aeronautical figures of international distinction, mainly early women aviators. Her personal friendship with Dr. Hugo Eckener of Germany as well as passage on experimental and inaugural Zeppelin flights, such as the Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg, led to her becoming a proponent of lighter-than-air travel.
This collection contains materials related to aircraft built in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
This artificial collection contains materials related to commercial aviation schedules in the United States as well as international carriers.
Oliver C. Aldrich had an interest in airplanes, model airplanes, air-racing and air shows. He collected information, took pictures, made video and audio recordings at the many events that he attended. He also saved newspapers, magazines, and articles from various sources.
The Louis Alexander Collection contains information regarding the technology of many corporations including Chance-Vought Aircraft, Inc., Lockheed Co., Chrysler Corp., General Electric Co., Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., and others. It also contains documents related to NASA projects.
This collection has correspondence as well as materials related mainly to Pan American Airlines and "The Elliston Navigators Association."
This collection contains annual reports regarding aircraft manufacturers, airlines, and aviation-supporting industries.
This collection covers the Pan American Goodwill Flight through Latin America from 1926 through 1927.
This collection contains images, ephemera, correspondence, brochures, press releases, advertisement, clippings, narratives, and articles, which cover a wide variety of aviation topics.
This artificial collection contains clippings, licenses, photographs, negatives, brochures, correspondence, press releases, sketches, biographical information, listings, and ephemera of aviation personalities.
This collection includes various articles related to Polar exploration, photographs of famous aviators (some signed), aerial photograph journals, cassette tapes and reels, and correspondence of Audrey Balchen.
The Valentine O. Banchetti Collection contains some correspondence and a coursebook in practical aviation from the American School of Aviation in Chicago, written in 1927 and includes the test papers and notes of Valentine O. Banchetti from his studies in 1927-1928.
W. Burr Bennett had a life-long interest in the Enola Gay Controversy. His collection encompasses all his interactions with the Committee for the Restoration and Proper Display of the Enola Gay (CRPDEG) members, as well as other correspondents concerning this issue. In addition, he had Smithsonian related materials along with secondary source resources and petitions.
The Berlin Airlift Veterans Association (BAVA) was established in January of 1991. The main purposes of the BAVA are to commemorate the services rendered by the participants of the Berlin Airlift both military and civilian, to perpetuate the history and significance of the Berlin Airlift, to honor those who gave their lives, and to establish programs that will enhance Education, Friendship, and Understanding between people among other things.
Collection consists of personal items related to Gretchen S. Black and Eddie A. Schneider during the Spanish Civil War and later years.
Collection contains photographs and certificates relating to Kenneth J. Boedecker.
Delphine Bohn was a member of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), later named Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). These aviatrices ferried various types of aircraft from the United States to Great Britain during World War II. In her private life, Bohn was a salesperson for Beech Aircraft Comp. and J. R. Gray Comp. before founding her own business, Western Aviation, Inc., which operated out of Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Texas.
The Clyde E. Brayton Sr. Collection contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, financial statements and records pertaining to the Brayton Flying School.
Ivan H. Brooks enlisted in the United States Army Air Services in November of 1917. The following year in November, 1918, Brooks participated in Flyin' Frolic, an aviation carnival to raise money for recreation quarters for aviators stationed at Love Field at Dallas, Texas.
Collection contains clippings, articles and reports relating to accidents, both airline and otherwise.
The collection contains photographs, personal papers, log books, correspondence, magazines, ephemera, and prints.
The William C. Campbell Collection contains photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, postcards, and business cards related to the aerial stunts of William C. "Stub" Campbell.
This collection contains Curtiss JN-4 Jenny blueprints, philatelic material, photographs, and the book titled, "Upside Down" Pangborn by Carl M. Cleveland.
A native of Wichita, Kansas, William E. Cooper became a “mover and shaker” in the Dallas, Texas, aviation and business communities following WWII. Cooper was particularly interested in the Boeing B-29 Superfortress operation in the Pacific Theater of WWII. His research manuscript provides an analysis of the reason why each B-29 crashed and the fate of each of the crew members. Also, Cooper was actively involved in the Enola Gay controversy in 1994-1995.