William F. Long Collection
Scope and Content
This collection contains documents, newspaper clippings, articles, photographs, and other items related to William F. Long career in aviation instruction and airline operation in Texas.
The collection arrived in good condition and was initially processed with only a container list as description. Due to a change of the content management system, further description proved to be necessary.
- Creation: 1924 - 1976
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1937 - 1976
- Long, William F., Mr. (William Francis), 1881-1984 (Maj.) (Collector, Person)
Language of Materials
Collection is in English.
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 Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
William F. Long was a pilot and flight instructor who led a flight school at Dallas Love Field. He also worked with Southwest Airmotive, and co-founded Long and Harmon Airlines. In World War I, Long was the commander of the 414th Pursuit Squadron flying Curtiss Jennys. During World War II he was head of the No. 1 British Flying Training School in Terrell, Texas. After the war, he worked for the Associated Industries in Cleveland, from which he retired in 1952. Ten years later, Long was elected mayor for the city of Macedonia, Ohio. William F. Long passed away on January 7, 1984 at the age of 103 leaving his son William F. Long, Jr. behind.
- Killebrew, Tom. "A Spot Forever England," "Texas Highways." [Online] 2018 June 19. http://www.texashighways.com/travel/item/5799-a-spot-forever-england
- Anonymous, "William F. Long, 103; A Flier in World War I." in "New Yorke Times," Section D, Page 11, National edition, Jan. 9, 1984, online Dec. 7, 2020, https://www.nytimes.com/1984/01/09/obituaries/william-f-long-103-a-flier-in-world-war-i.html
2.8 Linear Feet (Seven manuscript boxes.)
William F. Long was a pilot and flight instructor who led a flight school at Dallas Love Field. He also worked with Southwest Airmotive, and co-founded Long and Harmon Airlines. During World War II he was head of the No. 1 British Flying Training School in Terrell, Texas.
The archivist kept the original organization intact without any further arrangement.
The William F. Long Collection was donated to the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Wayne Pettit Long on 1963-01-01.
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, series, 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
5 = History of Aviation Archives (HAC)
WFL = William F. Long Collection
= Series Number
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.
- Guide to the William F. Long Collection
- Thomas Allen, PhD, CA
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- English (eng)
- Edition statement
- First revision by Thomas Allen, PhD, CA. 2018-06-19. Second revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2020-12-07.
- 2018-06-19: 1st revision was a migration to ArchivesSpace by Thomas Allen, PhD, CA.
- 2020-12-07: 2nd revision was an update of the biographical sketch by Patrizia Nava, CA.
Part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. Repository
3020 Waterview Pkwy
Richardson Texas 75080 US