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Lighter than Air Archives

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: record group, number equivalent = 3, collection abbreviation = L.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas L. Blakemore Collection

 Collection
Identifier: L176-13
Abstract

The Thomas L. Blakemore Collection contains blueprints, articles, memos, technical notes and reports regarding Lighter-than-Air aircraft including the U.S.S. Hindenburg, Shenandoah, Los Angeles, Akron, and Macon.

Dates: 1906 - 1961

Ronald Day Collection

 Collection — Object 1
Identifier: L053-98
Abstract

Ronald Day was an avid collector of objects dealing with aerostats and in particular with airships, such as Zeppelins.

Dates: 1911 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1938

Eugene McDermott Library Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA028-12
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

Michael M. Hasco Collection

 Collection
Identifier: L065-96
Abstract

Michael M. Hasco, a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), is a collector of aviation related materials. His interest lies in a variety of aviation topics and in Lighter than Air in particular. This collection contains reports, images, postcards, ephemera, publications, press releases, and clippings.

Dates: 1916 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1966

George I. Hockensmith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: L050-84
Abstract George I. Hockensmith worked mainly as a Superintendent for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company building hangars such as the Wingfoot Lake airfield, southeast of Akron, Ohio. He also helped build bridges like the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. and the the Trinity River Bridge in Dallas, Texas to name only a few. In South America, he built airfields and the British Guiana Air Base at Georgetown, British Guiana, for which he received the Ordem Do Cruzeiro...
Dates: 1917 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1944

John Ledford Collection

 Collection
Identifier: L112-86
Abstract

This collection contains materials related to airship training, construction, maintenance and photographs. Other materials include information on lifting gases, ballooning, as well as John Ledford's correspondence, flight log book, photographs, and personal history.

Dates: 1927 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1939 - 1945

John Provan III Collection

 Collection
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

Douglas H. Robinson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: L009-98
Abstract

This collection contains materials related to lighter-than-air, that were created or collected by Douglas H. Robinson, MD.

Dates: 1903 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1915 - 1975

Vice Admiral Charles E. Rosendahl Collection

 Collection
Identifier: L002-77
Abstract 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

Captain Hans von Schiller Collection

 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."

Dates: Undated