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Bob Sexton Collection

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.

Welman A. Shrader Papers

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...

William E. Shuttles Collection

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.

John M. Slattery Collection

Identifier: TB037-09
Abstract John Matthew Slattery, a World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veteran left the Air Force with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During his Air Force career, Slattery began collecting and documenting information about the history of the helicopter, as well as amassing a collection of models of various helicopters. The bulk of this material was used to establish a historical collection/museum at the offices of Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) in Alexandria, Virginia....

Doug Smith Collection

Identifier: CA152-13
Abstract Collection contains Boeing 727 study guides, flight patterns, operations manual, emergency check list, and pilot training manual; operator manuals for the Douglas DC-4 and DC-6; Air Asia Convair 880 training guide; and CAT and Air America operator guides.

Earl L. Smith Collection

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.

French Smith Collection

Identifier: CA051-87
Abstract Collection contains personal papers, reports, and memoranda; pilot log record book; photographs; Air America yearbook; and artifacts that include a North Vietnamese soldier's cap, Air America tie tacks, phonograph record, and a video tape of a Korean War helicopter rocket attack.

Easy Soong Collection

Identifier: CA153-13
Abstract Collection contains manuals for the Convair 880; Douglas C-47 models A, B, and D; Douglas SC-47; Fairchild C-117 models A, B, and C; Navy Douglas R4D models -1, -5, -6, and -7; Douglas DC-6A and DCV-6B, and a Jeppesen computer.

Vice Admiral Apollo Soucek Collection

Identifier: H010-81
Abstract The collection contains clippings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera.

James E. Spencer Papers

Identifier: CA117-86
Abstract This collection relates to Air Force Procurement in Southeast Asia and contains Spencer's files dealing with contracts between Air Force Procurement and Air America in Thailand. Includes personal papers; procurement files; Udorn monthly reports; a diagram of the Pacific Corporation, owner of Air America; and newspaper and magazine articles.

John E. Stallman Collection

Identifier: CA155-13
Abstract Includes personnel documents and memoranda; log books; Air America seniority lists; aircraft manuals; maps; assorted newspapers and clippings.

George Alan Starr Papers

Identifier: CV007-07
Scope and Content This collection contains documents and records, correspondence, personal journals, manuals and reports, photographs, presentations, transparencies, charts and diagrams, clippings and articles, ephemera and memorabilia, and other materials that were created and/or collected by George Alan Starr during his work for Chance Vought Corporation and Aerospatiale Helicopter Corporation. The George Alan Starr Papers are housed in fourteen manuscript boxes, one half...

Frank E. Stergar Collection

Identifier: CA156-13
Abstract Contains a photograph of the USS Duluth, correspondence, a map of Laos, and Air Facilities Data-Thailand.

Dale Ross Stith Papers

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.

Thomas H. Sullivan Collection

Identifier: CA044-03
Abstract Thomas H. Sullivan was the Manager of Flight Operations at Vientiane, Laos for Air America from September 1, 1968 through June 20, 1974, when he left the company. The collection contains location indicator, forms documents, books, clippings, manuals and radio units.

Thomas M. Sullivan Collection

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

Sylvester Family Collection

Identifier: CA072-96
Abstract Contains an assortment of tapes covering family life that have been retained by the Sylvester family.

Don Teel Collection

Identifier: H050-83
Abstract Don Teel worked as Chief of Flight Operations for the Flota Aerea Marchante 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.

Texas Philatelic Association, Inc. Records

Identifier: W061-07
Abstract The Texas Philatelic Association, Inc. (TPA) was founded on November 13, 1896 in San Antonio, Texas. A committee on organizing a new association consisting of Edward W. Heusinger and others, met with a philatelic club established the same year and located in San Antonio, the Metropolitan Philatelic Club. The first annual meeting took place the following year on April 21, 1897 in San Antonio.The primary function of TPA is the encouragement of the collecting of stamps and the research...

Burrell Tibbs Papers

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.

A. J. "Sam" Uhl Aviation Photograph Collection

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.

University of Texas at Dallas Photograph Collection

Identifier: UA004-14
Abstract This is an artificial collection that contains photographs, negatives, and slides collected by various entities at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). Since individual donors of material could not be identified they were aggregated into this collection. Topics covered include University historical events, buildings and facilities, faculty and staff photographs, and other items spanning the time period from the 1960s until 1998.

UT Dallas Chronology Collection

Identifier: UA014-14
Abstract The UT Dallas Chronology Collection is an artificial collection created from the writings of Alfred T. (Al) Mitchell, who was a long-time employee of both the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest/Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (GRCSW/SCAS) and The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas).

UTD ADVANCE Collection

Identifier: UA006-15
Abstract The UTD ADVANCE Collection is an artificial collection consisting of the newsletters and newspapers under the title ADVANCE and later, UTD ADVANCE, that highlighted research, teaching, and general activities at The University of Texas at Dallas from 1969 to 1985.

Captain Hans von Schiller Collection

Identifier: L008-17
Abstract This collection contains one copy of book "A Million Miles in a Zeppelin" and one black and white photograph labeled "Vernon Hacken and Son Dale."

Vought Aircraft Company Collection (VACC)

Identifier: CV017-82
Abstract The Vought Aircraft Company is the second oldest aircraft manufacturing company in the United States. They were established in 1917 by Chance Milton Vought, a young aeronautical engineer and aviation pioneer. Over the years they have designed and produced many famous and highly successful aircraft. In the late 1940s, the company moved its headquarters to Dallas, Texas. The Vought Company has merged and separated several times with other companies since it first started in the early 1900s. They...

Fred Walker Papers

Identifier: CA010-07
Abstract Fred Walker worked as a pilot for General Claire L. Chennault’s Civil Air Transport (CAT) from 1949-1950 returning to CAT in 1953. He flew sorties out of Haiphong and Hanoi, Vietnam to support the French during the battle of Dien Bien Phu. Starting in the 1960s, Walker assumed administrative duties for Air America, Inc. in Laos and Thailand in the position as the Manager Flying Department (MFD). There he supervised and directed the activities of about 1600 pilots. During this time,...

James H. Walker Papers

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.

L. E. Walkley Correspondence to Ola A. Sater Collection

Identifier: F007-10
Abstract The collection is comprised of correspondence from L. E. Walkley to Ola A. Sater.

Grant Walters Collection

Identifier: CA157-13
Abstract Grant Walters was responsible for training pilots and mechanics in ground school on Pilatus Porter and Garrett AiResearch engines for Air America.