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Clyde R. and Mary W. Ellis Collection

Identifier: CA022-01

Scope and Content

The collection arrived in fair 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.

The Clyde R. and Mary W. Ellis Collection currently contains two CAT/Air America posters. Initially, live ammunition was donated but had to be disposed of through the Police Department due to its volatility.


  • 1965 - 1968

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 Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Biographical Sketch

Clyde R. Ellis was employed as a First Officer with Air America from August 23, 1965 until his resignation from the company on October 23, 1968. He passed away on April 20, 1999.


4.5 Linear Feet (Two framed items (27.5x36.0).)


Clyde Roscoe Ellis was a First Officer for Air America from August 23, 1965 through October 23, 1968, when he resigned from the company.

Series Description

The archivist kept the original organization intact without any further arrangement.

Provenance Statement

The Clyde R. and Mary W. Ellis Collection was donated to the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Mary W. Ellis on 2001-05-05.

Additional Sources

Additional information about this topic can be found in the History of Aviation Archives in the following Collections:

CAT/Air America Collection

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, 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

Example: 1CME-1-1-PC1

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

CME = Clyde R. and Mary W. Ellis 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.

Materials Removed List

0.1 linear ft. of hazardous materials were de-accessioned and disposed of.
Guide to the Clyde R. and Mary W. Ellis Collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English (Eng)
Edition statement
First revision by Cassandra Zawojek, 2018-05-22. Second revision by Patrizia Nava, 2019-02-14.

Repository Details

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

3020 Waterview Pkwy
Suite 11.206
Richardson Texas 75080 US
972-883-4590 (Fax)