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Patrizia Nava Test Collection

Identifier: H004-60

Scope and Content



  • 1960 - 2010
  • Majority of material found within 1970 - 1980


Language of Materials

Collection is in "Enter all Languages that apply".

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

Biographical Sketch

Science from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

Stith’s military experience was with the Air Force Reserve Command (USAFR) and the Texas Air National Guard (TexANG), respectively, during the late fifties, and with the United States Marine Corps as a Military Occupational Specialist (MOS 6611) from 1959 through 1964. He received his Avionics Certificate through the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC). From 1968 to 1970 Stith was a civilian Technical Representative for the Lockheed Missiles & Space Company at Soc Trang Army Airfield in the Republic of Vietnam with secret Department of Defense (DOD) orders for the QT-2PC, Prize Crew Operational Evaluation, and the YO-3A. His responsibilities comprised the QT-2PC’s aircraft electrical and avionics systems. He also took part in the TET Offensive.

From 1967 until 1975, Dale Ross Stith worked for the Lockheed Corporation ( Lockheed Aircraft Service and Lockheed Missiles and Space Company) as an engineer on the P-38L Lightning, Quiet Aircraft, avionics and mission equipment, and the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (LPARL) Power Cell. The following four years, Stith worked as a Remote Site Manager for the Aquila Remotely Piloted Vehicle - Standard Technology Demonstrator (RPV-STD) program. From the late seventies to the mid-eighties, he was the Lead Engineer for the Harris Government Aerospace Division working on Modular Integrated Communications & Navigation System (MICNS), Jam Resistant Secure Communications (JRSC), and Position Location Strike System (PLSS). For more than a decade, Stith worked for Texas Instruments Systems as an Engineer on optoelectronic devices, such as the P101s. From 1990 on Dale Ross Stith was the Engineering Specialist for Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI) working among other assignments on Combat Scout (CS 406) and the Light Helicopter, Experimental (LHX).

Dale Ross Stith was one of the four founding members of the Quiet Aircraft Association (QAA) incorporated in 2002 as a Non-Profit-Organization in Texas. Ever since, he has acted as the associations' president. He is also actively involved in other organizations such as the Frontiers of Flight Museum, the OV-10 Bronco Association, the Forward Air Controllers Museum, the B-36 Museum Club and the Lone Star Aero Club. He gives presentations and talks and participates in outreach for various entities to educate the public about the Quiet Aircraft Program.

Dale Ross Stith lives in Arlington, Texas.




  1. Dale Ross Stith Papers, Biographical Information, Holding Files, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
  2. Dale Ross Stith Papers, E-Mail Correspondence Feb. 19, 2003, Folder 1, Box 1, Series I. Subseries 1., History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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"Name of Collection," Document name or type, Folder number, Box number, Series number, History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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35.5 Linear Feet (Six manuscript boxes, one half size manuscript box, one oversize box (25.5x19.5x2.5), one oversize box (20x14x2), one oversize box (10x13x3), three photo album boxes (18x13x5), and one CD storage box (5x5x6).)



Series Description

Series I.Patrizia nava test für HTML Language Subseries 1. Sub-series A.


3 1864 000 480 098

Custodial History Note

The photo albums form 1983-1985 were given to Mrs. Janice Barden by Don Teel to be used at her discretion. Mrs. Barden borrowed the photographs to ???? who later gave them to HAC. The creator is Don Teel, hence these materials belong to his original collection.

Provenance Statement

The "Name of Collection" were donated to the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by [name] on [date].

Existance of Copies

Some materials were digitized throught the Portoal to Texas History.

Additional Sources



The books/magazines in this collection have been separated from the main collection and incorporated in the HAC Monograph/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, 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: 05DRS-01-01-PC001

05 = History of Aviation Archives (HAC)

DRS = Dale Ross Stith Papers

01 = Box Number

01 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

C = Color

001 = 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


Material Removed List


Index of Photographs

Patrizia Nava
Patrizia Nava
Lucrezia Kieke
Lucrezia Kieke
Harold Kieke
Ferdinando Nava
Marie Voisin
Lunifa Nava
Frau von Mahel
Sohn von Mahel
Tochter von Mahel
Mahel Nava
Box 1, Folder 14-EF1-1-PB1, T, Franz Schmidt, dedication to Aschoff, undated.4-EF1-1-PB2, L, Class photo of unidentified men, undated.4-EF1-1-PB3, R, [Bogau?], man in swim suit sitting on row boat, 1911 July.4-EF1-1-PB4, T, Group photo of unidentified cadets, Aschoff sitting in front, Potsdam, 1912.4-EF1-1-PB5, L, Aschoff posing in uniform facing left, circa 1912 or 1913.4-EF1-1-PB7, R, Three individual photos, top, unidentified man in uniform, middle, unidentified man in uniform, portrait, bottom, Aschoff and unidentified man in uniform, portrait, undated.
Guide to the Patrizia Nava Test Collection, 1960-
Paul A. Oelkrug, CA, 1 July 2006. Arranged and processed by John Luckadoo and George Smith.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
English (eng)
Edition statement
First revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2016-10-31.

Revision Statements

  • 2016-10-31: 1st Revision by Patrizia Nava, CA, 2009-12-07. 2nd Revision by Patrizia Nava, CA, 2014-08-26. 3rd Revision by Patrizia Nava, CA, 2014-10-04.

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