Sam Moore Papers, 1931-1936

1931-1936


Descriptive Summary

Title: Sam Moore Papers, 1931-1936
Dates: 1931-1936
Collection Number: GC 1228
Creator/Collector:
Extent: .2 linear ft.
Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Abstract: Letters, telegrams, legal agreements, photographs, posters. Most of the collection pertains to Moore's airplane used by J. Herman Banning (pilot) and Thomas C. Allen (mechanic), the first African-Americans to fly from Los Angeles to New York (1932). There is an agreement in which Moore and his associate give the use of the plane to Banning for one year. Much of the materials deal with Moore's attempts to reclaim the plane after Banning's 1933 death. Photographs are of Banning and Allen as well as Marie Daughter, another pilot. There are also posters announcing the public appearances of Banning and Allen.
Language of Material: English

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Sam Moore Papers, 1931-1936. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Scope and Content of Collection

Letters, telegrams, legal agreements, photographs, posters. Most of the collection pertains to Moore's airplane used by J. Herman Banning (pilot) and Thomas C. Allen (mechanic), the first African-Americans to fly from Los Angeles to New York (1932). There is an agreement in which Moore and his associate give the use of the plane to Banning for one year. Much of the materials deal with Moore's attempts to reclaim the plane after Banning's 1933 death. Photographs are of Banning and Allen as well as Marie Daughter, another pilot. There are also posters announcing the public appearances of Banning and Allen.

Indexing Terms

North American Aviation--History.
African American air pilots