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Michael M. Hasco Collection

 Collection
Identifier: L065-96

Scope and Content

This collection contains reports, images, postcards, ephemera, publications, press releases, and clippings that were collected by Michael M. Hasco. The Michael M. Hasco Collection is housed in one manuscript box and one non-standard box, totaling 3.4 linear ft.

The original 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. More materials were donated over the course of the years, which caused the processing archivist to change the original arrangement into series and subseries. The archivist identified three series with the first series being the Lighter than Air Series, which is further organized into three subseries: 1. Hindenburg Disaster, 2. Photographs, and 3. Postcards.

Subseries 1. contains the FBI investigation report regarding the 1937 Hindenburg crash at the Naval Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey. This report was requested by the donor through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in 1989.

Subseries 2. consists of photographs: Image number 3MMH-1-4-PB1 depicts a Good Year type blimp moored to a mast with markings reading: "Howard Hughes' daring Production "The Outlaw," tail number: NX-33672.

Image number 3MMH-1-4-PB2 depicts a Good Year type blimp exiting a hangar with markings reading: "Good Year Lifeguard Tires, Volunteer," tail number: Volunteer Los Angeles NC-8A.

Image number 3MMH-1-3-PB1 through 3MMH-1-3-PB3 depicts Navy blimps in flight.

Image number 3MMH-1-6-PB1 depicts the engine nacelle of a blimp.

Image number 3MMH-1-7-PB1 depicts an aerial view of a dirigible hangar with airfields and buildings.

Image number 3MMH-1-8-PB1 through 3MMH-1-8-PB4 depicts the Graf Zeppelin at Mines Field, Los Angeles, CA; and 3MMH-1-8-PB5 shows the Graf Zeppelin flying over Friedrichshafen a. B., Lake Constance, Germany.

Image number 3MMH-1-9-PB1 through 3MMH-1-9-PB2 depicts the U.S. Army dirigible Good Year RS-1 in flight.

Subseries 3. contains postcards depicting the Graf Zeppelin, Hindenburg, and Akron in various stages of flight.

The second series is the Photograph Series, which contains a photo album from an unidentified source. Images show aerial views of Waco, Texas, Richfield Airfield, Cotton Palace with Richfield in the background, Richfield during the “Day of Aerial Circus,” airplanes flying in formation, soldiers, family members, and landscapes. The loose photographs probably belonged to the album. Some are duplicates and contain descriptions on the back.

The third series is the General Aviation Series, which is further organized into five subseries: 1. Ballooning, 2. Max Conrad, 3. Publications, 4. Ephemera, and 5. Powder Puff Derby.

Subseries 1. contains a report conducted by the Technical Air Intelligence Center regarding Japanese balloons, as well as a pictorial history of Japanese balloon bombs recovery and damage in the United States. The pamphlet also includes a note written by Hasco stating that this booklet is supposed to be donated to the History of Aviation Archives.

Subseries 2. features an image depicting a Piper Comanche 250, tail number: NIIOLF, airplane in flight over a body of water. Markings on the fuselage read: “Experimental” and “Lets Fly.” The image is dedicated to Bill and signed by the famous aviator Max Conrad.

Subseries 3. contains a German publication dealing with various aircraft types and their respective engines.

Subseries 4. includes a postcard depicting a Dornier Do J Wal (Whale) (Do 16) flying boat, tail number: K-AKER, marking on fuselage reads: “Taifun,” a bookmark of a Tiger Moth 2-1-2, and a decal “Air Classic Frankfurt Flughafen ‘I like Oldies.’”

Subseries 5. covers different Powder Puff Derbies through press releases, information sheets, route maps, solicitation for support, clippings, and an official program.

Dates

  • 1916 - 2011
  • Majority of material found within 1937 - 1966

Language of Materials

Collection is in English, German, and Spanish.

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

Michael M. Hasco graduated with a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987 and with a MBA from The University of Texas at Dallas in 1998.

He worked as Sales Director, District Manager, and Territory Manager for Nestle USA; Director of International Accounts for Heinz Europe (H. J. Heinz Company); Vice President Global Accounts for Heinz North America (H. J. Heinz Company); Chief Growth Officer for SEEGRID; President of Business Development for HERC Management LLC; and Senior Vice President of Sales and R and D for CTI Foods.

Hasco is interested in a wide range of aviation history topics, which let to the creation of this collection.

Sources

Source
Michael M. Hasco, "LinkedIn," accessed October 19, 2018

Extent

3.4 Linear Feet (One manuscript box and one non-standard box (12x15x3).)

Abstract

Michael M. Hasco, a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), is a collector of aviation related materials. His interest lies in a variety of aviation topics and in Lighter than Air in particular. This collection contains reports, images, postcards, ephemera, publications, press releases, and clippings.

Series Description

The Michael M. Hasco Collection is arranged in three series:

Series I. Lighter than Air 1.6 linear ft. (thirteen manuscript folders and one oversize folder), 1916-1963.

Arranged in three subseries: 1. Hindenburg Disaster, 2. Photographs, and 3. Postcards.

Subseries 1. "Hindenburg" Disaster 0.1 linear ft. (three manuscript folders), 1937, 1989.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 2. Photographs 1.4 linear ft. (nine manuscript folders and one oversize folder), 1937-1946.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 3. Postcards 0.1 linear ft. (one manuscript folder), 1916-1963.

Arranged by topic.

Series II. Photographs 0.1 linear ft. (two manuscript folders), undated.

Arranged by topic.

Series III. General Aviation 1.7 linear ft. (four manuscript folders and one oversize folder), 1945-1966.

Arranged in five subseries: 1. Ballooning, 2. Max Conrad, 3. Publications, 4. Ephemera, and 5. Powder Puff Derby.

Subseries 1. Ballooning 0.1 linear ft. (one manuscript folder), 1945, 2011.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 2. Max Conrad 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 3. Publications 1.25 linear ft. (one oversize folder), undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 4. Ephemera 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 5. Powder Puff Derby 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1953-1966.

Arranged by topic.

Provenance Statement

The Michael M. Hasco Collection was donated to the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Michael M. Hasco, in multiple accessions from 1996-2011.

Additional Sources

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

Lighter than Air Archives and History of Aviation Archives.

Books/Magazines

Books and magazines were pulled and cataloged to be included into the HAC monograph and magazine 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: 3MMH-1-1-PB1

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

MMH = Michael M. Hasco Collection

= Series Number

1 = Box Number

1 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

B = Black and White

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

The loose images were interleaved with acid-free paper. The postcards were housed in polypropylene sleeves.

Materials Removed List

0.1 linear ft. (one item) 8x10 black and white image.
Title
Guide to the Michael M. Hasco Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Patrizia Nava, CA
Date
2018-10-19
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English (eng)
Edition statement
First revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2018-10-19.

Repository Details

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

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