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Al Backstrom Papers

 Collection
Identifier: H034-05
This collection contains documents, Federal regulations, reports, correspondence, articles, and other information collected by Al Backstrom in his career as a desginer of both full sized and model aircraft. The Al Backstrom Papers are housed in five manuscript boxes totalling 2.5 linear feet.

The material arrived in good condition and was arranged by the processing archivst accordinn to the donor's original order. The archivist identified four series within the papers:

Series I. Gliders and Sailplanes

This series contains doucments, plans, articles, correspondence discussing Al Backstrom's work on the design of both full size and scale model sailplanes and gliders, as well as aspects of the operation, construction, and sail of unpowered aircaft.

Series II. Engines and Motors

This series includes product brochures and reviews, instruction manuals, and service and overhaul guides for a number of types of aircraft engiens and motors.

Series III.

Dates

  • 1942 - 2001
  • Majority of material found within 1976 - 1992

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

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (Five manuscript boxes.)

Abstract

Narrative.

Biographical Sketch

Narrative and list all sources in a multi-part note.

Series Description

The Al Backstrom Papers are arranged in four series:

Series I. Gliders and Sailplanes .75 linear feet (one and one-half manuscript boxes), 1986 - 2005.

Series II. Engines and Motors .5 linear feet (one manuscript box), 1948 - 1984.

Series III. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) .75 linear feet (one and one-half manuscript boxes), 1944 - 1990.

Series IV. Metal Aircraft Elements and Welding 1.5 linear feet (one manuscript box), 1942 - 1991.

Provenance Statement

The Al Backstrom Papers were donated to the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Al Backstrom in 1986 with additional donations in 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, and 2005.

Additional Sources

Narrative.

Books and Magazines

Books and magazines were pulled and catalogued to be included into the HAC monograph and magazine stacks.

Note to the Researcher

Narrative.
Note to the Researcher Narrative.
Title
Guide to the Al Backstrom Papers
Status
completed
Author
Thomas Allen, PhD
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English (eng)

Repository Details

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

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