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Vought Aircraft Company Collection (VACC)

 Collection
Identifier: CV017-82

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents, records, correspondence, reports, blueprints, charts, diagrams, clippings, articles, presentations, photographs, negatives, microfilm, and other materials related to the operation of the Vought Aircraft Company. The Vought Aircraft Company Collection is housed in 340 boxes and film cans totaling 335 linear feet.

The collection arrived in fair to good condition and was arranged by the curator. The archivist identified eleven series.

The first series contains the Company’s History and is divided into thirteen subseries: 1. Chance Milton Vought, 2. Lewis and Vought Corporation, 3. Chance Vought Corporation, 4. Chance Vought Aircraft, 5. Vought-Sikorsky, 6. Chance Vought Aircraft, 7. Chance Vought Aircraft, Incorporated, 8. Chance Vought Corporation, 9. Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV), 10. Carlyle Group/Vought Aircraft Company, 11. Northrop Grumman/Vought Aircraft Company, 12. Carlyle Group/ Vought Aircraft Industries Incorporated, and 13. Triumph Aerostructures/Vought Aircraft Division.

Subseries 1. contains various articles about Chance Vought's early history and a contract from The U.S. Army Signal Corps with the Wright Brothers.

Subseries 2. has a representation of the company logo.

Subseries 3. contains annual reports, ledgers, a financial statement, brochures and advertisements, and a list of engines used by Vought.

Subseries 4. contains financial statements and advertisements.

Subseries 5. contains the company's general ledgers, financial statements, articles about the company, advertisements, documents about the Connecticut facility, and aircraft information.

Subseries 6. contains the company's general ledgers, financial statements, annual reports, advertisements, internal and external correspondence, brochures, news and press releases, and reports.

Subseries 7. contains the financial statements, annual reports, advertisements, internal and external correspondence, brochures, news and press releases, personnel directories, and reports.

Subseries 8. contains an annual report, a financial statement, a management report, and news releases.

Subseries 9. contains history on TEMCO, annual reports, financial statements, news releases, newspaper and magazine clippings, articles, brochures, internal and external correspondence, organizational charts, promotional goods, and reports.

Subseries 10. contains news releases, brochures, reports, and promotional goods.

Subseries 11. contains newsletters, brochure, lecture series, and information about the retiree club.

Subseries 12. contains annual reports, brochure, newsletters, and various documents about the company.

Subseries 13. contains a document about the purchase of Vought.

The second series consists of the Aircraft Production Series and is divided into twenty-two subseries: 1. A-7, 2. Experimental Aircraft, 3. F4U, 4. F5U, 5. F6U, 6. F7U, 7. F8U, 8. O2U, 9. O3U, 10. O4U, 11. O5U, 12. OS2U, 13. Pre-Lewis and Vought Corporation Aircraft, 14. Proposals, 15. SB2U, 16. SBU, 17. SU, 18. Temco, 19. UO, 20. V Series, 21. VE Series, and 22. XC-142.

Subseries 1. contains brochures, design information request/release (DIR), departmental correspondence, drawings/blueprints, general A-7 information, magazine articles, papers, public communications, and reports all relating to the A-7 and all of its variations.

Subseries 2. contains documents, reports, and drawings pertaining to the XF2U-1, XF3U-1, and the XTBU-1.

Subseries 3. contains documents, reports, drawings, articles, brochures, catalogs, manuals, correspondence, handbooks, and photographs relating to the F4U and all of its variations.

Subseries 4. contains articles, drawings, brochures, a DVD of photographs, and fabric samples relating to the Flying Pancake (V-173) and the F5U (XF5U-1, Flying Flapjack).

Subseries 5. contains articles, reports, brochures, correspondence, and drawings pertaining to the F6U Pirate, XF6U-1, and F6U-1.

Subseries 6. contains correspondence, reports, articles, photographs, drawings, advertisements, and brochures for the F7U Cutlass, XF7U-1, F7U-1, A2U-1, F7U-3, F7U-3M, and F7U-3P.

Subseries 7. contains manuals, brochures, reports, articles, photographs, and correspondence for the F8U Crusader and all its variations.

Subseries 8. contains a brochure, drawing, report, correspondence, and articles about the O2U, O2U-1, O2U-1A, O-28, OS2U-2, O2U-2, O2U-2A, O2U-3, and O2U-4.

Subseries 9. contains reports, correspondence, photographs, and articles for the O3U, O3U-1, O3U-3, O3U-6, XOSU-1, XO3U-5, and XO3U-6.

Subseries 10. contains a drawing and reports for the O4U and XO4U-1.

Subseries 11. contains three reports for the O5U and XO5U-1.

Subseries 12. contains articles, reports, photographs, and schematics for the OS2U Kingfisher, XOS2U-1, OS2U-1, OS2U-2, and OS2U-3.

Subseries 13. contains an information sheet listing the Romme, Lillie-Vought, PLV (Pontowski-Lichorsik-Vought), Simplex, and Wright-Martin aircraft.

Subseries 14. contains reports, brochures, news releases, manuals, articles, correspondence, drawings, and photographs for the various proposal aircraft of Vought.

Subseries 15. contains reports, advertisement, articles, photographs, correspondence, and drawings for the SB2U Vindicator and all its variations.

Subseries 16. contains reports, drawings, correspondence, booklets, articles, photographs, and letters for the SBU, SBU-1, SBU-2, XSB3U-1, V-142, V-142A, and XSBU-1.

Subseries 17. contains articles for SU and its variations.

Subseries 18. contains information regarding Temco aircraft such as articles, reports, drawing, photograph, brochures, and a handbook for the Globe Swift, T-35/TE-1A Buckaroo, Luscombe Silvaire, Model 33 Plebe, and Model 51 Pinto/TT-1.

Subseries 19. contains reports, photograph, and articles for the UO, UO-1, UO-3, FU-2, and FU-1.

Subseries 20. contains reports, drawings, correspondence, brochures, articles, photographs, letters, transparencies, log books, papers, and public communication for the V-Series aircraft.

Subseries 21. contains correspondence, photographs, reports, and drawings for the VE-7, VE-7SF, VE-7F, and VE-8.

Subseries 22. contains brochures, design information request/release (DIR), departmental correspondence, drawings/blueprints, general VTOL/STOL information, magazine articles, papers, public communications, and reports all relating to the XC-142, XC-142A, C-142, C-142A, and C-142B.

The third series consists of Aircraft Subcontract Production Series and is divided into eight subseries: 1. B-1B, 2. B-2, 3. Boeing, 4. C-17, 5. Canadair, 6. DC-10, 7. Gulfstream V, and 8. S-3A.

Subseries 1. contains fact sheets, department correspondence, documents, and reports.

Subseries 2. contains articles, fact sheets, brochures, newspaper clippings, department correspondence, documents, and reports.

Subseries 3. contains general information, articles, clippings, reports, documents, and fact sheets.

Subseries 4. contains news releases, department correspondence, reports, articles, brochures, general information, and documents.

Subseries 5. contains documents and reports.

Subseries 6. contains a brochure and an article.

Subseries 7. contains information sheets and news releases.

Subseries 8. contains documents, articles, information sheets, and reports.

The fourth series contains Non-aircraft and Missile Production Series and is divided into three subseries: 1. Airtrans, 2. Regulus I, and 3. Regulus II.

Subseries 1. contains articles, brochures, news releases, and press kits.

Subseries 2. contains articles, department correspondence, memoranda, documents, and reports.

Subseries 3. contains general information, data sheets, documents, and reports.

The fifth series features the Biography Series which contains documents, photographs, and negatives about various employees of Vought.

The sixth series contains the Photograph Series and is divided into four subseries: 1. Company History, 2. Aircraft Production, 3. Subcontract Production, and 4. Non-aircraft and Missile Production.

Subseries 1. contain photographs of Vought employees and facilities.

Subseries 2. contains photographs of the various Vought aircraft.

Subseries 3. contains photographs of the various Vought subcontracts.

Subseries 4. contains photographs of Vought missiles and Airtrans.

The seventh series consists of the Negative Series and is divided into four subseries: 1. Company History, 2. Aircraft Production, 3. Subcontract Production, and 4. Non-aircraft and Missile Production.

Subseries 1. contain negatives of Vought employees and facilities.

Subseries 2. contains negatives of the various Vought aircraft.

Subseries 3. contains negatives of the various Vought subcontracts.

Subseries 4. contains negatives of Vought missiles and Airtrans.

The eighth series consists of the Slide Series which contains slides of the various Vought aircraft and facilities.

The ninth series contains the Microfilm Series and is divided in two subseries: 1. Thirty-five Millimeter Reels and 2. Sixteen Millimeter Reels.

Subseries 1. contains all the thirty-five millimeter microfilm about the various aircraft and subcontracts that Vought built.

Subseries 2. contains all the sixteen millimeter microfilm about the various aircraft and subcontracts that Vought built.

The tenth series consists of the Moving Image Series which contains film of the various Vought aircraft.

The eleventh series consists of the Models Series which contains ten models of Vought aircraft. These models include A-7 Corsair II, ADAM II, B-1, B-1B, C-17, F4U-4, F7U-3 Cutlass, F8U-2N Crusader, McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Series 30, Regulus I, V-523, VB-200 Blitzfighter, and XTBU-1 Sea Wolf.

Dates

  • 1911 - 2013

Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Historical Sketch

The second oldest American aircraft company, Boeing being the first, traces its origin in 1917 to a small Long Island, N.Y., aircraft firm established by Chance Milton Vought, a young aeronautical engineer and aviation pioneer. The first Vought Aircraft, the VE-7, made aviation history in 1922 when it became the first American aircraft to take off from an aircraft carrier.

Since then, more than 15,000 aircraft in more than 50 models have carried the Vought name, and many have made important contributions to the advancement of aviation history.

The “Corsair” tradition started in 1926 when Vought built the O2U-1, a biplane that could be used on land or at sea. This series of aircraft established three world speed records and an altitude record.

In 1929, Chance Vought Corporation joined with Boeing, Hamilton Standard, Pratt and Whitney and United Airlines to form United Aircraft and Transport Corporation. Government policies forced reorganization in 1935, and Chance Vought Aircraft became a division of United Aircraft. Then from 1939 until 1943, the company was merged with Sikorsky Aircraft to form the Vought-Sikorsky division of United Aircraft. During this period the company moved from Long Island to East Hartford, Connecticut and later to Stratford, Connecticut, where it remained through the duration of World War II.

One of the best known Vought aircraft was the F4U Corsair, which won the skies over the Pacific during World War II with an 11-to-1 victory ratio over enemy aircraft.

In 1948 the company moved to Dallas, Texas which brought 1500 people to the area in the largest industrial move in the nation’s history at that time, ushering in the jet era.

In 1954 Chance Vought Aircraft became an independent company, separating from United Aircraft. In 1960 the company merged with Ling-Temco and 4 years later, the LTV Aerospace Corporation was formed as a subsidiary of Ling-Temco-Vought Inc.

One of the products designed, developed, manufactured, and tested by Vought in Dallas, which made more than its share of aviation history was the F8U Crusader, which advanced Navy fighter operations from the subsonic regime to near Mach 2 speeds. Shattering records for the Navy and the Marines, this aircraft set the nation’s first speed mark for more than 1,000 mph. In 1956 the U.S. Navy and Vought were awarded the Collier Trophy in recognition of the unique design, concept and development of the F8U.

Another Vought, Texas product was the A-7 Corsair II deriving its name from Vought’s famed F4U, and like the earlier F4U Corsair, the A-7s have a distinguished combat record, having fought in Grenada, Lebanon, Panama, Libya and Vietnam, where Navy and Air Force versions flew more than 100,000 combat sorties. Navy A-7Es also joined the coalition forces in combat in Iraq, where they carried such munitions as high-speed anti-radiation (HARN) missiles and Walleye missiles. The last of the A-7Es were retired from Naval operational fleet service in May 1991. Altogether, more than 1,500 of the single engine Corsair II were produced from 1964 to 1983.

Following the war in Vietnam, when prime aerospace contracts diminished, Vought offered the rest of the industry a new kind of support partnership. Vought's retreat from competition for the few available prime programs heralded its emergence as a major subcontractor, made unique by the retention of prime capabilities – integrated concurrent engineering, sophisticated testing laboratories and advanced manufacturing.

In its role of subcontractor, Vought successfully executed many military and commercial contracts in partnership with other aerospace firms with long and distinguished histories in the aerospace industry including: Boeing – 747, 757 and 767 Airlines, Rockwell – B-1 Bomber, Northrop – B-2 Stealth Bomber, McDonnell Douglas – C-17 Airlifter and DC-10 Airliner, and Canadair – CL-601 and Canadair Regional Jet.

In 1992, Ling-Temco-Vought sold what was known as the Aircraft Division of LTV Aerospace and Defense to the Carlyle Croup, an investment company headquartered in Virginia and the Northrop Corporation. The emerging company was named, Vought Aircraft Company and would operate autonomously under the ownership of the Carlyle Group. Additionally, the missiles division was sold to the Loral Corporation and later became part of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

In 1994, Northrop Grumman purchased Carlyle’s interest in the Vought Aircraft Company and assumed operational control of the Dallas Facility, and was renamed the Vought Center, Northrop Grumman Commercial Aircraft Division.

In 2000 the Carlyle Group purchased the entire company from Northrop Grumman and established Vought Aircraft Industries Inc., an aerostructures subcontractor.

As a subcontractor division of Northrop Grumman and Carlyle, Vought acquired contracts for parts of other aircraft including: Boeing – 787, Lockheed – F-22 Raptor and F35 Lighting II, Bell Helicopter – V-22 Osprey and Sikorsky H - 60 Black Hawk, and Airbus – A319, A320, A330, A340.

In June 2010, the Carlyle Group sold Vought to the Triumph Group, Inc., an aerospace component manufacturer, and is now operated as Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division.

Historical Sketch taken from the Vought Heritage homepage.

Sources

Source
Vought Heritage Website, “Chance Vought Survivor Club History.” [Online] 13 March 2015. http://www.vought.org/special/html/ssurvivors.html.

Extent

335.0 Linear Feet

Abstract

The Vought Aircraft Company is the second oldest aircraft manufacturing company in the United States. They were established in 1917 by Chance Milton Vought, a young aeronautical engineer and aviation pioneer. Over the years they have designed and produced many famous and highly successful aircraft. In the late 1940s, the company moved its headquarters to Dallas, Texas. The Vought Company has merged and separated several times with other companies since it first started in the early 1900s. They are currently a division of Triumph Group, Inc.

Series Description

The Vought Aircraft Company Collection is organized in eleven series:

Series I. Company History 32.17 linear ft. (twenty-three record center boxes and eight non-standard boxes), 1911-2010.

Arranged in thirteen subseries: 1. Chance Milton Vought, 2. Lewis and Vought Corporation, 3. Chance Vought Corporation, 4. Chance Vought Aircraft, 5. Vought-Sikorsky, 6. Chance Vought Aircraft, 7. Chance Vought Aircraft, Incorporated, 8. Chance Vought Corporation, 9. Ling-Temco-Vought, 10. Carlyle Group/Vought Aircraft Company, 11. Northrop Grumman/Vought Aircraft Company, 12. Carlyle Group/ Vought Aircraft Industries Incorporated, and 13. Triumph Aerostructures/Vought Aircraft Division.

Subseries 1. Chance Milton Vought 0.1 linear ft. (three folders), 1890-1930.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 2. Lewis and Vought Corporation 0.03 linear ft. (one folder), 1917-1922.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 3. Chance Vought Corporation 0.24 linear ft. (seven folders), 1922-1935.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 4. Chance Vought Aircraft 2.17 linear ft. (five folders and two non-standard boxes), 1935-1939.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 5. Vought-Sikorsky 1.46 linear ft. (one record center box and thirteen folders), 1939-1943.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 6. Chance Vought Aircraft 4.0 linear ft. (four record center boxes), 1943-1954.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 7. Chance Vought Aircraft, Incorporated 4.0 linear ft. (four record center boxes), 1954-1960.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 8. Chance Vought Corporation 0.14 linear ft. (four folders), 1960-1961.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 9. Ling-Temco-Vought 17.13 linear ft. (thirteen record center boxes and four non-standard boxes), 1961-1992.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 10. Carlyle Group/Vought Aircraft Company 0.4 linear ft. (eight folders), 1992-1994.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 11. Northrop Grumman/Vought Aircraft Company 0.3 linear ft. (six folders), 1994-2000.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 12. Carlyle Group/Vought Aircraft Industries Incorporated 0.25 linear ft. (five folders), 2000-2010.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 13. Triumph Aerostructures/Vought Aircraft Division 0.05 linear ft. (one folder), 2010-2013.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Series II. Aircraft Production 76.04 linear ft. (seventy-six record center boxes and one non-standard box), 1911-2010.

Arranged in twenty-two subseries: 1. A-7, 2. Experimental Aircraft, 3. F4U, 4. F5U, 5. F6U, 6. F7U, 7. F8U, 8. O2U, 9. O3U, 10. O4U, 11. O5U, 12. OS2U, 13. Pre-Lewis and Vought Corporation Aircraft, 14. Proposals, 15. SB2U, 16. SBU, 17. SU, 18. Temco, 19. UO, 20. V Series, 21. VE Series, and 22. XC-142.

Subseries 1. A-7 21.04 linear ft. (twenty-one record center boxes and one non-standard box), 1957-1999.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 2. Experimental Aircraft 0.56 linear ft. (twenty-one folders), 1927-1946.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 3. F4U 3.25 linear ft. (three record center boxes and nine folders), 1930-2009.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 4. F5U 0.08 linear ft. (eleven folders), 1946-2004.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 5. F6U 0.25 linear ft. (twenty folders), 1946-2002.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 6. F7U 5.0 linear ft. (five record center boxes), 1947-2009.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 7. F8U 5.5 linear ft. (five record center boxes and five folders), 1952-2004.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 8. O2U 0.75 linear ft. (twenty-seven folders), 1926-2005.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 9. O3U 1.5 linear ft. (thirty-five folders), 1930-1980.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 10. O4U 0.08 linear ft. (two folders), 1930-1933.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 11. O5U 0.17 linear ft. (three folders), 1933.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 12. OS2U 0.58 linear ft. (twenty-six folders), 1937-2005.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 13. Pre-Lewis and Vought Corporation Aircraft 0.01 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 14. Proposals 10.5 linear ft. (ten record center boxes and nineteen folders), 1961-1994.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 15. SB2U 1.79 linear ft. (one record center box and thirty-six folders), 1934-1978.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 16. SBU 1.58 linear ft. (thirty-nine folders), 1935-1979.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 17. SU .03 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 18. Temco 2.6 linear ft. (two record center boxes and twenty-eight folders), 1940-1979.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 19. UO 0.04 Linear ft. (six folders), 1925-1990.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 20. V Series 10.42 linear ft. (ten record center boxes and twelve folders), 1933-1999.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 21. VE Series 0.04 linear ft. (eight folders), 1918-1970.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 22. XC-142 8.0 linear ft. (eight record center boxes), 1950-2008.

Like items are grouped together alphabetically by topic and then single items are arranged chronologically by date.

Series III. Aircraft Subcontract Production 2.5 linear ft. (two and a half record center boxes), 1965-2007.

Arranged in eight subseries: 1. B-1B, 2. B-2, 3. Boeing, 4. C-17, 5. Canadair, 6. DC-10, 7. Gulfstream V, and 8. S-3A.

Subseries 1. B-1B 0.125 linear ft. (eight folders), 1972-2007.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 2. B-2. 0.25 linear ft. (thirteen folders), 1986-1998.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 3. Boeing 0.625 linear ft. (twenty-two folders), 1965-1990.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 4. C-17 0.333 linear ft. (twelve folders), 1988-1999.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 5. Canadair 0.333 linear ft. (ten folders), 1982-1991.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 6. DC-10 0.04 linear ft. (one folder), 1969.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 7. Gulfstream V 0.04 linear ft. (one folder), 1993-1994.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 8. S-3A 0.5 linear ft. (seventeen folders), 1969-1992.

Arranged chronologically.

Series IV. Non-Aircraft and Missile Production 2.5 linear ft. (two and a half record center boxes and one non-standard box), 1947-2005.

Arranged in three subseries: 1. Airtrans, 2. Regulus I, and 3. Regulus II.

Subseries 1. Airtrans 0.21 linear ft. (nine folders), 1971-2005.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 2. Regulus I 1.42 linear ft. (forty-six folders and one non-standard box), 1947-1976.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 3. Regulus II 0.17 linear ft. (eleven folders), 1956-1973.

Arranged chronologically.

Series V. Biographies 4.0 linear ft. (four record center boxes), Undated.

Arranged alphabetically by last name.

Series VI. Photographs 33.0 linear ft. (thirty-three record center boxes), Undated.

Arranged in four subseries: 1. Company History, 2. Aircraft Production, 3. Subcontract Production, and 4. Non-aircraft and Missile Production.

Subseries 1. Company History 1.0 linear ft. (one record center box), Undated.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 2. Aircraft Production 29.0 linear ft. (twenty-nine record center boxes), Undated.

Arrangement by aircraft type.

Subseries 3. Subcontract Production 2.0 linear ft. (two record center boxes), Undated.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 4. Non-aircraft and Missile Production 1.0 linear ft. (one record center box), Undated.

Arrangement left in original order.

Series VII. Negatives 30.0 linear ft. (thirty record center boxes), Undated.

Arranged in four subseries: 1. Company History, 2. Aircraft Production, 3. Subcontract Production, and 4. Non-aircraft and Missile Production.

Subseries 1. Company History 1.0 linear ft. (one record center box), Undated.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 2. Aircraft Production 26.5 linear ft. (twenty-seven record center boxes), Undated.

Arrangement by aircraft type.

Subseries 3. Subcontract Production 2.0 linear ft. (two record center boxes), Undated.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 4. Non-aircraft and Missile Production 0.5 linear ft. (one record center box), Undated.

Arrangement left in original order.

Series VIII. Slides 5.0 linear ft. (one record center box and 4 non-standard boxes), Undated.

Arrangement by aircraft type.

Series IX. Microfilm 124.0 linear ft. (one hundred and twenty-four microfilm boxes), 1925-1981.

Arranged in two subseries: 1. Thirty-five millimeter reels and 2. Sixteen millimeter reels.

Subseries 1. Thirty-five millimeter reels 109.0 linear ft. (one hundred and nine microfilm boxes), 1925-1968.

Arrangement left in original order.

Subseries 2. Sixteen millimeter reels 15.0 linear ft. (fifteen microfilm boxes), 1926-1981.

Arrangement left in original order.

Series X. Moving Image 20.70 linear ft. (twenty-eight vented film cans and one non-standard box), 1926-1967.

Arrangement left in original order.

Series XI. Models 5.0 linear ft. (one glass display case and one record center box), Undated.

Nine models on display in case and four models stored.

Provenance Statement

The Vought Aircraft Company Collection was donated to the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Vought Aircraft Heritage Foundation in multiple accessions from 1981 through on June 5, 2013.

Additional Sources

More information about Vought Heritage can be found on the following website: www.vought.org.

Additional information can be found in the History of Aviation Archives in the following collections:

Chance Vought Archives.

Books and Magazines

Books and magazines were pulled and catalogued to be included into the HAC monograph and magazine stacks.

Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example: 13VACC-1-1-PC1

13 = Chance Vought Archives (CV)

VACC = Vought Aircraft Company Collection

1 = Box Number

1 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

C = Color

1 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.

Note to the Researcher

Due to the size and time frame of the project, the Vought Aircraft Company Collection was processed using the Mark A. Greene and Dennis Meissner method of More Product, Less Process (MPLP). This method allowed the curator to process the collection in the time frame given and allowed the curator to put portions of the collection online to make available to researchers before the collection was fully processed.

Part of the collection is arranged by topic and the other part of the collection was left in original order as received from the Vought Aircraft Company using their VAHF (Vought Aircraft Heritage Foundation) Sequence number. If the item has a VAHF Sequence number, this was placed in the Container Summary section. If an item did not have the number, it was left blank.

Material Removed List

Duplicate items were removed at the Vought facility before they were accessioned into the collection.
Title
Guide to the Vought Aircraft Company Collection, 1917-2013
Status
In Progress
Author
BobbyeJo Crouch
Date
2015-03-28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English (eng)
Edition statement
First revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2020-04-22.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-22: 1st revision was an update of the subject terms by Patrizia Nava, CA.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. Repository

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