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Graf Zeppelin (Airship)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Clara Adams Papers

 Collection
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

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1913 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1939

Aircraft Manufacturer's Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H008-63
Abstract

This collection contains materials related to aircraft built in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Dates: 1903 - 2006

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

Lawrence E. De Leon Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H025-82
Abstract

Lawrence E. De Leon was an Airport Engineer working for a consulting firm. He collected photographs of various aircraft manufacturers.

Dates: 1909 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1919 - 1945

Ed Ferko Collection

 Collection
Identifier: F022-97
Abstract

Walther Aschoff was a pilot in World War I flying Gotha bombers. He was involved in the bombing of London in 1917. The materials reflect his career as a pilot both in World War I and World War II where his trace disappears.

Dates: 1887 - 1942; Majority of material found within 1915 - 1917

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

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

George W. Reading Collection

 Collection
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

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