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Clara Adams Papers

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Identifier: H003-67
Abstract Adams was associated with many aeronautical figures of international distinction, mainly early women aviators. Her personal friendship with Dr. Hugo Eckener of Germany as well as passage on experimental and inaugural Zeppelin flights, such as the Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg, led to her becoming a proponent of lighter-than-air travel.
Dates: 1919 - 1967

Clara Adams Addition Papers

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Identifier: H001-07
Abstract Clara Adam’s main claim to fame is that she holds many firsts for women in aviation, not as a pilot, but as a paying passenger. Her first flight came in March 1914 at Lake Eustis, Florida where she went up in a Thomas Flying Boat piloted by Walter E. Johnson. This flight sparked an interest in aviation that lasted the rest of her life. Clara was introduced to Lighter-Than-Air transportation through a letter of introduction by General Paul von Hindenburg to Dr. Hugo Eckener. She was given a ride...
Dates: 1913 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1939

Aviation Personalities Biographies Collection

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Identifier: H070-13
Abstract This artificial collection contains clippings, licenses, photographs, negatives, brochures, correspondence, press releases, sketches, biographical information, listings, and ephemera of aviation personalities.
Dates: 1909 - 1982

Bernt Balchen Collection

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Identifier: H059-87
Abstract This collection includes various articles related to Polar exploration, photographs of famous aviators (some signed), aerial photograph journals, cassette tapes and reels, and correspondence of Audrey Balchen.
Dates: 1927 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1927 - 1965

Gretchen S. Black and Eddie A. Schneider Collection

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Identifier: H054-82
Abstract Collection consists of personal items related to Gretchen S. Black and Eddie A. Schneider during the Spanish Civil War and later years.
Dates: 1928-1970s

Retha McCulloh Crittenden Collection

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Identifier: H023-85
Abstract The collection contains photographs, correspondence including one from Amelia Earhart, clippings, and memorabilia.
Dates: 1929 - 1985

Lawrence E. De Leon Photograph Collection

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Identifier: H025-82
Scope and Content The collection contains approximately 1,700 black and white photographs and negatives collected by Lawrence E. De Leon. The Lawrence E. De Leon Photograph Collection is housed in five negative storage boxes totaling 2.0 linear ft.The collection arrived in fair condition. The subjects of the photographs and negatives are airplanes built or manufactured between 1909 and 1975. The processing archivists imposed order and identified three series with the first...
Dates: 1909 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1919 - 1945

Amelia Earhart Commemorative Stamp Campaign Collection

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Identifier: H002-65
Abstract Clara Studer launched a campaign for a commemorative stamp in honor of Amelia Earhart. By soliciting the help of other pioneer women pilots such as Fay Gillis Wells and Louise McPhetridge Thaden, Ms. Studer and friends contacted congressmen as well as senators. These women gradually gained the support of newspapers throughout the country. On July 24, 1964, in Atchinson, Kansas, the stamp was officially issued.
Dates: 1928 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1963

General Aviation Video Collection

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Identifier: H004-11
Abstract This is an artificial collection of videos given to the library by unnamed or undentified donors.
Dates: 1937 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1996

Joseph Gervais Papers

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Identifier: H118-05
Abstract After having pursued a career as a pilot and completing a tour in World War II, Joseph Gervais became interested in the Amelia Earhart story while stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Gervais, along with fellow Air Force officers Major Bob Dinger and Colonel Paul Briand, Jr. helped to start the group Operation Earhart. They began investigating Amelia Earhart’s disappearance but were ordered to stop by their Air Force superiors. Briand obeyed these orders but Gervais refused,...
Dates: 1937 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2002

Al K. Hall, Jr. Collection

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Identifier: H045-82
Abstract Al K. Hall, Jr. was a vaudeville entertainer, pilot for the Air Transport Command during World War II, and a long time pilot and instructor with American Airlines. This collection contains artifacts, pictures, documents, and scrapbooks chronicling his many varied careers.
Dates: 1935 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1976

Frank M. Hawks Collection

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Identifier: H004-64
Abstract Frank M. Hawks was a World War I aviator, barnstormer, and speed record pilot in the 1920s and 1930s. He was sponsored by the Texaco Corporation and promoted their fuel services across the country. He also starred in a 1937 motion picture serial titled The Mysterious Pilot. He was killed while testing an experimental aircraft in 1938.
Dates: 1917 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1921 - 1938

Erik Hildesheim Collection

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Identifier: H014-78
Abstract Erik Hildesheim was born in 1896 in Denmark. He was a pilot and also oversaw several different aircraft manufacturing factories. He was a collector of photography and memorabilia related to aviation history, especially World War I aviation and air mail.
Dates: 1785 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1938

Maurice M. Kay, Sr. Collection

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Identifier: H158-88
Abstract Maurice M. Kay, Sr. learned to fly at the Dallas Aviation School at Love Field in Dallas, Texas in the 1920s. After brief careers with Bowen and Long and Harmon Airlines, he joined American Airways (the predecessor to American Airlines) in 1934. While with American Airlines he flew aerial resupply missions to Burma and China over "The Hump" during World War II, served in capacities as a Pilot Instructor and Check Pilot, and as a Line Pilot of the Lockheed L-188, Boeing 707, and 720. He retired...
Dates: 1910 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1965

J. H. (Stormy) Mangham Collection

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Identifier: H031-82
Abstract James Harold "Stormy" Mangham was a pioneer aviator and barnstormer born in 1907. In 1932, he purchased land in North Richland Hills, Texas to serve as a home, ranch, and private airfield. In 1954, he opened his private airfield to public use as Mangham Airport, which closed in 1986. Mangham, in addition to being a pilot, was also involved in setting motorcycle speed records. He passed away in 1974.
Dates: 1916 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1970

Nelson U. Rokes Collection

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Identifier: H015-81
Abstract The Nelson U. Rokes Collection contains material pertaining to his career in the fields of corporate, commercial, and military aviation. The bulk of the material in the collection relates to the 1947 trip to Europe and the 1948-1949 around the world trip that he took with Sam Keener. The material in the collection includes charts, log books, landing clearances, flight plans, meteorological reports, and various navigational tools. Photographs and newspapers clippings...
Dates: 1930 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1978