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Howard O. Precup Collection on 780th Bomb Squadron Association

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Identifier: H037-98
Abstract Howard Otto Precup served both as an instructor and radio operator on more than thirty bombing raids over Southern Europe. His B-24 equipped unit, the 780th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) of the 465th Bombardment Group (Heavy) of the 55th Bombardment Wing, was assigned to the 15th Air Force.

The collection contains a photograph album, newsletters, clippings, correspondence, a poem, narratives, brochures, ephemera, military records, and photographs.
Dates: 1943 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1945

George C. Prill Papers

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Identifier: H014-10
Scope and Content The collection contains documents, photographs, correspondence, articles, briefing papers, and reports related to George C. Prill's long and varied career in the business side of commercial aviation. It covers his time with Trans World Airways (TWA), Convair, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Lockheed, and several other business ventures. Of particular interest is the material related to George C. Prill's efforts to license the Lockheed L-1011 for construction in the Soviet Union. ...
Dates: 1937 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2000

Sally Bath-Prill Papers

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Identifier: H015-10
Abstract Sally Bath-Prill worked for the United State Department of Commerce Office of Aerospace during the negotiations between the American Government and the European Union over subsidies to Airbus, and international trade in the commercial aviation field.
Dates: 1940 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2000

John Provan III Collection

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Identifier: L063-88
Abstract John Provan III's interest in aviation as a collector and historian started in the 1980s. His main topic was the relationship between the American and German people after World War II. He wrote numerous books on the Berlin Airlift, Rhein-Main Air Base, Airship hangars, Armed Forces Network (AFN), and Clara Adams. He also curated many exhibitions.
Dates: 1988 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1994 - 1999

Frank K. Rabbitt Collection on Enola Gay

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Identifier: H011-03
Abstract For the 50th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) created an exhibit about the historic first use of atomic weaponry in war. Part of the exhibit was the display of the Enola Gay, the plane flown by then-Colonel Paul Tibbets during the Hiroshima mission. The exhibit drew criticism for its perceived censure of the bombings, a perceived disrespect for the ...
Dates: 1988 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1994 - 1996

Stella Randolph Collection on Gustave Whitehead

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Identifier: H001-71
Abstract The Stella Randolph Collection is focused on research into the early flights of Gustave Whitehead, believed by many to have occurred before the Wright Brothers. Extensive correspondence, affidavits, and interviews document the methodical research, resulting in numerous magazine articles and two books on Whitehead's inventions and flying attempts.
Dates: 1896 - 1983; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1976

Jim Ray Collection

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Identifier: H014-67
Abstract James Ralph (Jim) Ray was a famous illustrator and aviator working for Kelloggs and other companies. He published his art in many books and magazines. The collection contans sketches, original drawings and art, photographs, articles, an manuscripts.
Dates: 1903 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1954

George W. Reading Collection

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Identifier: H007-63
Abstract The collection contains a scrapbook, clippings, photographs, first flight covers, brochures, magazines, documents, Pan American Airways newsletters, first flight survey, and annual review.
Dates: 1923 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1969

Ed Rice Papers

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Identifier: H006-80
Abstract From a young age, Ed Rice was involved in aviation either by learning how to fly, studying Aero Engineering, working as a barnstormer, a mechanic, or a Sales and Program Manager for Aerojet-General Corporation and DeVore Aviation Corporation. His interest in aviation history lead him to work in his retirement as a curator for the History of Aviation Collection (HAC) at Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He also was...
Dates: 1798 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1992

Carl W. Rodreick Papers

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Identifier: H052-85
Abstract The collection contains ephemera, personal papers, photographs, publications, clippings, magazines, and books.
Dates: Undated

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

William A. Rooney Collection on the Enola Gay

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Identifier: H005-99
Abstract In 1995, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum (NASM) created an exhibit to feature the Enola Gay, the B-29 bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb in warfare. The initial exhibit was controversial in its nature, with veteran groups claiming that the revisionist historical attitude was omitting the truth behind the reason to drop the atomic bomb and sympathizing too much with the Japanese. Veterans groups and others became involved in campaigns to display...
Dates: 1942 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1988 - 1995

Vice Admiral Charles E. Rosendahl Collection

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Identifier: L002-77
Overview Charles Emery Rosendahl was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 15, 1892. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1914, he served on surface ships before requesting rigid airship duty. Rosendahl flew most of the major rigid airships of the United States including the USS Shenandoah (whose break-up in a storm he survived), the USS Los Angeles, and the USS Akron. He also traveled on the German rigid...
Dates: 1861 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1965

Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Jr.

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Identifier: H017-11
Scope and Content This collection contains documents, records, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and articles, ephemera and memorabilia and other materials created and/or collected by Walter Henry Scheurs, Jr. during his service in the USAAF during World War II and the USAF from 1947 to 1967. The Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Jr. is housed in two manuscript boxes and four oversize boxes of various sizes totaling 5.64 linear feet.The...
Dates: 1905 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1967

Bob Sexton Collection

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Identifier: H005-79
Abstract Bob Sexton became interested in flight around the time of his attendance at Baylor University. During the 1930s, Sexton became involved in aviation and remained engaged with it until a stroke in the 1970s took him away from active flying. He was a trainer and examiner with the Civil Aeronautics Adminstration (CAA). His students included men who would join the military during world War II, and civilians after that conflict.
Dates: 1909 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1943

Welman A. Shrader Papers

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Identifier: H030-84
Scope and Content This collection contains documents, photographs, negatives, and index cards reflecting Welman A. Shrader's reasearch and study into aviation history. The Welman A. Sharder Papers are housed in four manuscript boxes, one half manuscript box, and twenty-six negative envelope boxes totaling 13.5 linear feet.The collection was in good condition, and the original order was maintained by the archivist. Six series were identified in the collection. Series...
Dates: 1903 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1979

William E. Shuttles Collection

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Identifier: H004-80
Abstract The Royal Air Force Station Honington was part of the Royal Air Forces (RAF) located near Thetford in Suffolk, England and was used by the American Armed Forces (AAF Station 595) as a bomber station during World War II. William E. Shuttles acted as commanding officer of the VIII Air Service Command, Station 595 at Honington, England with the rank of Colonel. Through photographs the collection documents the history of the unit and the status of the battle damaged aircraft.
Dates: 1941 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1944

Earl L. Smith Collection

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Identifier: H002-71
Abstract Earl Smith was a pilot, mechanic, and Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) investigator who flew the first transcontinental rail-air trip. The collection contains photographs of documents, pictures, and related materials. These photographs are from his scrapbook, where he collected content about his career in aviation and about his personal life.
Dates: 1912 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1964

Ken C. Sonner Collection

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Identifier: H052-83
Abstract Kenneth (Ken) C. Sonner started working for Wright Motor Company as mechanic and later worked for the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) as Aircraft Accident Investigator, Power plant Specialist, and Air Safety Specialist.
Dates: 1918 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1965

Vice Admiral Apollo Soucek Collection

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Identifier: H010-81
Abstract The collection contains clippings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera.
Dates: 1920 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1940

Dale Ross Stith Papers

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Identifier: H034-08
Abstract Dale Ross Stith’s military experience was with the Air Force Reserve Command (USAFR) and the Texas Air National Guard (TexANG), and with the United States Marine Corps. He worked for the Lockheed Missiles and 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.
Dates: 1946 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1967 - 2007

Thomas M. Sullivan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H009-13
Abstract This collection contains air mail brochures and four issues of Natural History.
Dates: 1951 - 1965

Don Teel Collection

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Identifier: H050-83
Abstract Don Teel worked as Chief of Flight Operations for the Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina (FAMA) and for the U.S. Steel Corporation where he established and operated the Aircraft Department in order to transport the company's executives. In his retirement, Teel was a Corporate Consultant to Bell Helicopter Textron and the Flight Safety Foundation. This collection emphasizes the business aviation aspect of aeronautics and Don Teel as a pilot in particular.
Dates: 1919 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1926 - 1984

Burrell Tibbs Papers

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Identifier: H001-66
Abstract Burrell Tibbs is well known for his contributions to the early aviation period in the United States. Having been an apprentice to Benoist and working with Lester Miller on building an airplane, Tibbs was also a barnstormer and a pilot instructor in Oklahoma before and during World War II. He worked at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas and celebrated the 50th anniversary of powered flight by flying a World War I Jenny from Bloomington, Illinois to Grand Prairie, Texas in seven days.
Dates: 1860 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1909 - 1965

A. J. "Sam" Uhl Aviation Photograph Collection

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Identifier: H078-04
Abstract The collection is composed of photographs and negatives that include images of both military and civilian aircraft. The images span from WWI to WWII.
Dates: Undated

James H. Walker Papers

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Identifier: H013-04
Abstract The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, military records, identification cards, as well as black and white photographs related to James H. Walker. It also contains several bound log books which cover Walker’s aviation career from 1930-1947 and 1947-1962.
Dates: 1930 - 1962

Joseph A. Weisberg Papers

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Identifier: H038-94
Abstract From his early life on, Joseph A. Weisberg was interested in journalism and especially in photo journalism with the focus on aviation topics, which also sparked his interest in flying. During World War II, Weisberg trained on and served as a crew member on Consolidated B-24 Liberators. After the war, he settled in Fort Worth, Texas to assume a position at an advertising agency. Shortly thereafter, he established his own marketing company before deciding in 1973 to go back to his initial...
Dates: 1892 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1980

George H. Williams, Jr. Collection

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Identifier: F006-64
Abstract George H. Williams, Jr. had a deep interest in researching and collecting information about World War I aviation. He was involved with both the League of World War I Aviation Historians, and its journal, Over the Front, as well as Cross and Cockade and several other aviation societies.For many years, Williams worked with the History of Aviation Collection (HAC) at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He also taught a World War I...
Dates: 1903 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1981

William A. Winston Collection

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Identifier: H047-82
Abstract Collection contains photographs of early Pan Am aircraft, passengers, stations, and other related subjects, from early 1920's to 1940's, books, microfilm, books, flight logs, clippings, and a leather helmet.
Dates: 1920 - 1940