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Pop Moore Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H004-63

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.

Dates

  • 1918 - 1964

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

Wyle “Pop” Moore was born in Whitewright, Texas on February 26, 1898. He became one of the best known early aviation figures at Dallas Love Field. Moore served as a U.S. Army Air Service Flying Instructor, barnstormer, executive pilot, commercial airline pilot, observer pilot for the U.S. Weather Bureau, and an airport traffic controller for more than twenty years with the CAA and FAA in every capacity from trainee to Tower Chief. He died in Texas on December 12, 1969.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet (Two manuscript boxes.)

Abstract

The collection includes biographical notes, incoming letters, letters of introduction, weather reporting sequences, short biographies of air traffic controllers, and clippings. The photographs in this collection document the history and personages of the early years of Dallas aviation.

Series Description

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

Provenance Statement

The Pop Moore Collection was donated to the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Wyle "Pop" Moore in 1963.

Additional Sources

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

History of Aviation Archives

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: 5WPM-1-1-PC1

5 = History of Aviation Archives

WPM = (Wyle) Pop Moore 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.

Note to the Researcher

Many boxes of accessioned materials are not yet available until processed.
Title
Guide to the Pop Moore Collection, 1898-1969
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Edition statement
First revision by Madeline Hoff, 2018-10-29.

Repository Details

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

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