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Abstract Cornell enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve on 9 May 1953, completed basic training 9 September 1954, and was sent to NAS Corpus Christi for advanced training. His career as a naval aviator was exemplary. He earned many medals and awards including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Distinguished Flying Cross, most of which he earned while serving as commanding officer of VF-143 conducting air strikes on targets in North Vietnam.On the last day of American involvement in the Vietnam...
Dates: 1934 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1975
Abstract Cripliver worked for the engineering department of the Fort Worth Division of Convair. There he wrote and edited modification instructions for the B-36 Peacemaker, SC-54, and B-58 Hustler aircraft. He later moved to the Logistics Support Division and worked on contracts and negotiations for the F-111 program. In 1993, Cripliver retired from what had become the Fort Worth Division of Lockheed Martin. During his long tenure with Convair, Cripliver became known as the unofficial historian for...
Dates: 1921 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1996
Abstract The collection contains photographs, correspondence including one from Amelia Earhart, clippings, and memorabilia.
Dates: 1929 - 1985
Abstract This collection contains photocopies of materials donated to the Texas Aviation Historical Society. Materials include ID cards, correspondence, and an American Airlines navigational computer.
Dates: 1941 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1996
Abstract David Edwin Daniel was a fixed wing pilot leading with his airplane the Invasion of Normandy during D-Day on June 6, 1945. His papers reflect his flight training and his missions during World War II.
Dates: 1940 - 1945; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1944
Abstract Guy A. Davis is known for his many contributions to the commuter airlines industry, particularly in the state of Texas as co-founder of Davis Airlines at Easterwood Airport, College Station, Texas, with his wife (the former May Bell Nunn.) At the end of his 65 year flying career he had logged over 18,000 hours on over 100 types of aircraft. The collection contains artifacts and archival material collected by him, both personal papers and materials assembled during his career in the fields of...
Dates: 1940 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1978
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
Abstract Joseph M. Dealey, Jr. represents the fourth generation of the prominent Dealey family, recognized for its leadership and contributions to the growth and development of Dallas, Texas. He worked for Dallas Morning News in a manager position and later for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as Director of Public Affairs. He currently serves as an active member of the Advisory Council of the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections, Eugene McDermott Library,...
Dates: 1900 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1990
Abstract This collection contains aircraft reports and memos, some relating to the Aircraft Industries Association.
Dates: 1970 - 1971
Abstract This collection contains the financial statement of Pan American/Grace Airways from 1966 as well as newspaper clippings related to the Braniff and Panagra merger.
Abstract Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Incorporated (Dragonair) is a regional air carrier flying to destinations in Asia. Dragonair began in 1985 by incorporating as Hong Kong Dragon Airlines. Dragonair was granted an Air Operators Certificate and completed its first commercial flight on July 26, 1985. Through the course of the next twenty years, Dragonair continued to expand and added more routes throughout Southeast Asia. However, in the mid-2000s, the airline decided not to pursue further routes and to...
Dates: 1985 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1994
Abstract This collection contains personal files, log books and diaries related to Major William B. Duty as well as photographs from various Air Force bases.
Dates: 1911 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1913 - 1930
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
Abstract The collection mainly consists of correspondence and records generated by, for and about Elliott’s position as a Federal Aeronautical Administrator. Elliott’s career spans the genesis of the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), from the Bureau of Lighthouses through the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) to the FAA in the 1960’s.
Dates: 1920 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1946
Abstract The current library building was constructed in the 1970s and named for one of the University's founders, Eugene McDermott. In addition to the main campus building the library has satellite facilities located in the Naveen Jindal School of Management building as well as at The Callier Center for Communication Disorders in Dallas.The Eugene McDermott Library is also home to the Special Collections and Archives Division comprised of the Belstering Botanical Book Collection, The...
Dates: 1962 - 2017; Majority of material found within 1988 - 2012
Abstract Jerome S. Fanciulli was a journalist and later joined Glenn H. Curtiss and his Curtiss Exhibiton Company where he held the positions of Vice President and General Manager. After he left Curtiss, he worked in the automotive transportation industry. The collection focuses on the Curtiss Exhibition Company.
Dates: 1908 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1908 - 1913
Abstract This artificial collection contains inspection papers for Meacham Field, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and Love Field airport.
Dates: 1936 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1972
Abstract Edward J. Finan was born in Chicago about 1898 and was one of the early aviators who flew at Cicero Field in Chicago. Finan was a flight instructor at the Chicago Air Show of 1912. In 1950, Edward Finan ran for United States Senator for Wisconsin in the Republican Primary. He was President of the On Guard America Foundation. Finan, along with Jesse C. Brabazon and Irving “Shake” Paradise formed the Pioneers of the Skyways, which was dedicated to telling and preserving the stories of early...
Dates: 1861 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1960
Abstract Jack Folmer was first interested in aviation during a visit at the Lambert airport in St. Louis, Missouri, where Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis was on display after it's return from France. This collection contains images of this airshow.
Dates: 1930 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1936
Abstract This collection contains images, memorabilia, ephemera, correspondence, and clippings related to the life and career of Ray Fortner, American Airline pilot from 1928 through 1962.
Dates: 1928 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1962
Abstract This collection contains copies of a typewritten manuscript, Mr. Piper and His Cubs by Devon E. Francis, as well as research materials, reviews, and correspondence.
Dates: 1971 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1974
Abstract William G. Fuller was the first manager of Meacham Field in Fort Worth, TX. He was appointed to the post in 1927 and remained active in North Texas aviation throughout his life, from being Vice President of Globe Aircraft Company, to the Director of Aviation of Fort Worth and later Grand Prairie. The collection contains archival material collected by him, including personal and business papers and other materials accrued throughout his career in civil and military aviation.
Dates: 1917 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1927 - 1971
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
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
Abstract C.V. Glines, Jr. is an internationally renowned aviation authority and historian, and author of thirty-six books and over eight hundred periodical articles. The hallmarks of his writings are his personal experiences in the field of aviation and his personal acquaintance with the subjects or those close to the subjects of his writings, all interwoven with extensive research. An "Honorary Doolittle Raider," Glines is the official historian for the Doolittle Raiders.
Dates: 1873 - 2014
Abstract This collection contains clippings, three views, and blueprint from various early aviation magazines.
Dates: 1914 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1917
Abstract Byron Good enlisted in the Army during World War I. He first worked as a mechanic and later learned how to fly. He was the co-owner of the first plane chartering company, Good and Foster, in Dallas, Texas, in 1920. He worked for Lockheed Aircraft Company for six years before retiring.
Dates: 1918 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1918 - 1928
Abstract James R. Graham was a pilot of the Aviation Section, Signal Officers' Reserve Corps during World War I. He also served in World War II. The collection contains images and ephemera depicting aviation personalities and various models of Chance Vought aircraft.
Dates: 1910 - 1958; Majority of material found within 1939 - 1945
Abstract Frank N. Graves enlisted in the United States Army in 1939 and trained as a pilot, receiving his wings at Kelly Field, Texas, later the same year. Graves initially served in the First Photo Group, Charting, a component of the First Mapping Squadron. In late 1944, Graves was part of a B-29 squadron—he joined the East China wing of Major General Claire Lee Chennault’s 14th Air Force. After the creation of the United States Air Force in 1947, Graves continued his military service to retirement.
Dates: 1917 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1957
Abstract Rankin L. Griesinger collected brochures and photographs about the Cessna CH-1 Helicopter as well as the Cessna 407 (T-37).
Dates: 1958 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1975
- Subject: History of Aviation Collection X
- Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. 151
- Special Collections and Archives Division, The University Archives. 1
- Air pilots 31
- Aeronautics, Commercial 26
- Air pilots United States 26
- World War, 1939-1945 24
- World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American. 24
- World War, 1914-1918 22
- American Airlines. 21
- Curtiss aircraft 20
- Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937 16
- Braniff Airways 15
- Lockheed Aircraft Corporation 15
- Air pilots--Training of--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 14
- Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 14
- World War, 1914-1918 Aerial operations 14
- United States. Army. Air Corps 13
- Air pilots--Training of--United States. 12
- Pan American World Airways, Inc. 12
- United States. Air Force 12
- Aeronautics, Military 11 ∧ less
- Carlson, Erik D., Mr., PhD 2