Finding Aid of the James Carruthers Memorial Aviation Collection of the Institute of Aeronautical History H1950.2

Finding aid prepared by Michael P. Palmer
Honnold/Mudd Library Special Collection and Archives
800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont, CA, 91711
Phone: (909) 607-3977
Email: spcoll@cuc.claremont.edu
December 21, 2010


Title: James Carruthers Memorial Aviation Collection of the Institute of Aeronautical History
Collection number: H1950.2
Contributing Institution: Honnold/Mudd Library Special Collection and Archives
800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont, CA, 91711
Phone: (909) 607-3977
Email: spcoll@cuc.claremont.edu
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English, French, German, Italian.
Physical Description: 16.25 Linear feet (13 archive boxes, 6 archive half-boxes, 8 clam-shell boxes, 3 shoe boxes, 15 oversize print boxes)
Date (inclusive): Circa 1700-2004.
Abstract: The collection consists of prints and drawings, handbills, photographs, postcards, printed materials (including books, periodicals, bibliographies, journal articles, newspaper clippings, event programs, conference agenda and reports, manuscripts, telegrams, letters, press kits and releases, corporate overviews, investment prospectuses, sales brochures, technical specification sheets, typescript histories, and guides), maps, sheet music, sound recordings, ephemera, and memorabilia collected by Dr. John F. B. Carruthers and documenting the history of aviation, with particular emphasis on the period from 1783 to the late 1950s. The prints and drawings document in particular the development of French and British ballooning from 1783 to 1785, British ballooning in the 19th century, and historic U.S. civil and military aircraft, including balloons, dirigibles, and fixed-wing airplanes, 1903 to circa 1950. Photographic, printed, and other materials document early air meets and historic flights, including the original records of Cecil Allen and Donald Moyle's 1931 transpacific flight. The materials also document pioneer aviators, including Glenn Curtiss, Amelia Earhart, Arch Hoxey, A. Roy Knabenshue, and Clyde Pangborn. Materials on the Wright brothers include a toy butterfly purported to have inspired their interest in flight, and a piece of the 1903 Kitty Hawk hangar; materials on Charles A. Lindbergh include two metal pieces from the "Spirit of St. Louis" and sound recordings of his 1927 visit to Washington, DC, upon his return from Paris. The collection also contains extensive photographic and printed materials on individual aircraft, aircraft manufacturers, and airlines, including historic 19th-century aircraft and, in particular, aircraft of U.S., British, French, and German manufacture between 1930 and 1960. The collection includes a large number of draft maps and plans of airports and airfields, circa 1924-1931, prepared by the Aeronautics Branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as sheet music of songs on aeronautical themes, 1876-1952.
Creator: Carruthers, John Franklin Bruce, 1889-1960

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Preferred Citation

Box [box number], folder [folder number], item [item number], James Carruthers Aviation Collection of the Institute of Aeronautical History, Collection H1950.2, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont, CA.

Acquisitions Information

Gift to Claremont Men's College (now Claremont McKenna College) from the collector, the Rev. John Franklin Bruce Carruthers, 1950.

Separated Materials

A scrapbook of early aeronautica, 1783-1840, collected by William Upcott (1779-1845), formerly in the possession of Robert Hollond, was given by Carruthers' widow to the Smithsonian Institution, at a ceremony attended by some of the greatest aviators in the world, many of whom added their signatures to the verso of the engraved plate in the beginning of the volume. The volume was rebound as 3 in 1994-1995, and is now housed at the National Air and Space Museum Archives, Special Collections, TL620.A1 U65. See Janice Stagnitto Ellis, "Aloft in a Balloon: Treatment of a Scrapbook of Early Aeronautica Collected by William Upcott, 1783-1840," American Institute for Conservation, Book and Paper Group, Annual, vol. 16 (1997), http://cool.conservation-us.org/coolaic/sg/bpg/annual/v16/bp16-02.html .

Processing Information

Collection processed by Michael Palmer, June 2004-July 2006.

Biographical and Historical Notes

Biography of John Franklin Bruce Carruthers
John Franklin Bruce Carruthers was born in Fort Scott, Kansas, on August 31, 1889, the son of James B. and Anna (Wood) Carruthers. He graduated A.B. from Princeton in 1912. From 1912 to 1914, he served as assistant to the minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. In 1917, he proceeded A.M. at Princeton, and graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary. From 1917 to 1918 he served as assistant to the minister of the Church of the Covenant (now the National Presbyterian Church) in Washington, DC. He was ordained to the ministry of the Presbyterian church in 1918. During World War I he served as chaplain of the U.S.S. Oklahoma, and in 1919 became head chaplain for morale, education and recreation, 6th Division, Bureau of the Navy. In 1919, he married Mabel Grandin, by whom he had one son and three daughters. From 1919 to 1924 Carruthers was chaplain, Manson professor, and head of the Bible department of Lafayette College, from whom he received the D.D. in his final year. In 1924, the family moved to California, settling the following year in Pasadena, where Carruthers and his wife became active in civic affairs. From 1924 to 1926, Carruthers served as professor of religious education and from 1926 to 1928 as lecturer in archaeology at Occidental College. Carruthers also served as lecturer in archaeology on the University of California extension faculty, 1927-1928. From 1930 to 1935, Carruthers was research assistant to Rufus von KleinSmid, president of the University of Southern California (USC) and chancellor of the Los Angeles University of International Relations (forerunner of the USC department of international relations), and as secretary of the USC Institute of Arts and Sciences. During World War II, Carruthers was chaplain of the First Aero Squadron, Camp Hopkins, Bainbridge Island, Washington, and president of the Pacific Coast Japanese Problem League. In 1944, he ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic Party primary for the 47th assembly district in the California state legislature. In 1950, Carruthers and his wife deeded his collection of aviation books and materials, which constituted the library of the Institute of Aeronautical History, to Claremont Men's (now Claremont McKenna) College, and in 1952 the president of the college, George C. S. Benson, appointed him to the honorary position of Director of Research, Library of Aeronautical History. He died at his home in Pasadena on January 13, 1960.
Carruthers' independent means enabled him to pursue a wide variety of interests. In 1926 and 1930 he traveled on behalf of Near East Relief (now the Near East Foundation), investigating post-war conditions in Russia, Syria, Greece, Iraq, Lebanon, and Turkey. He was founder or co-founder of several organizations, including the American Society for Persian Art and Archaeology, the Interstate Collegiate School of Religious Education and Social Service, Los Angeles, the Aero Educational Research Organization (later Institute of Aeronautical History) in 1927, Town Hall of Southern California in 1935, the United Nationals Chaplains League in 1945, and the Military Order of Chaplains of the United Nations in 1946. He also served as president of the Board of Trustees of the American School for Girls in Damascus, chairman of the National Small Business Research Bureau of the American Religious Radio Association, president of the Southern California Council on Religious Education, trustee of the Institute of Family Relations and of the American College in Teheran, and member of the Board of Overseers of the California College of China.
The Institute of Aeronautical History
According to newspaper accounts of December 1933, Carruthers began seriously collecting aeronautica some five years previously. More or less simultaneously, in 1927, he created the Aero Educational Research Organization, whose purpose, according to a 1952 flyer, was "to advance the cause of Aeronautical Progress, by means of Historical and Educational Administrative Research, primarily in the field of The Humanities". No records of the organization have been identified, and what little is known of it is derived from contemporary newspaper accounts, letterheads, and the program for the memorial service held to honor Charles E. Taylor at the Portal of the Folded Wings, Valhalla Memorial Park, Burbank, in 1956. The organization was incorporated in February 1933. At some point between 1937 and 1949, its name was changed to the Institute of Aeronautical History. Carruthers appears to have been its only chairman, and its first four presidents were Roy Knabenshue, Commander George Noville, Percival G. B. Morriss, and Albert A. Merrill; Walter Brookins also served as president. In 1933, the poet Edwin Markham accepted an invitation to be the organization's poet laureate.
Over time, the Institute became the nexus of a web of organizations that in 1956 consisted of the following:
  1. The Institute of Aeronautical History, Inc., James Gillette, executive vice president. The Institute consisted of two separate entities:
    1. the Library, comprising Carruthers' collection, was originally promised to the University of Southern California (newspaper accounts of December 1933 state variously that Carruthers' collection had been "acquired" by, or was "in the possession" of, the University), but was donated by him in 1950 to Claremont Men's (now Claremont McKenna) College, and from 1953 housed in the Honnold Library.
    2. the Center of Aeronautical Documentation, Prints, Archives, Rare Clippings, Photographs and Serials, also known as the Gillette Museum Center of International Aeronautical Documentation, was in 1956 housed in Suite 1, Union Savings Bank Building, 20 North Raymond, Pasadena. The exact nature of its collections is at present unknown, but some materials may constitute part or all of the James N. Gillette Aviation Collection (Photographic Collection P-140), Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of the County of Los Angeles.
  2. The Alberto Santos-Dumont Aeronautical Foundation, Inc., incorporated on December 5, 1945, to "sponsor the panorama of aviation". Letterhead from approximately 1950 gives its address as a Post Office box in Palm Desert, with a Hollywood Office at 1807 North Las Palmas, Hollywood. Its officers in 1951 were Clifford W. Henderson, chairman; Lloyd G. Davies, president; James N. Gillette, managing director; F. S. "Luke" Luqueer, first vice president; Murphy McHenry, executive vice president; and Eve Parshalie, secretary-treasurer. A newspaper article from 1951 states that it was at that time sponsoring a Hall of Aviation (or Aeronautical) History, to be located in Studio City; this project was never realized.
  3. The Brookins-Lahm-Wright Aeronautical Foundation, Inc., organized in 1949, and incorporated on December 17, 1953, to support the Portal of the Folded Wings, the Library of the Institute of Aeronautical History, and the Gillette Museum Center of Aeronautical Documentation. Its chairman in 1956 was Brigadier General Frank P. Lahm, and its president James N. Gillette.
  4. The National Aerographic Society, Inc., and its publication, the National Aerographic Portfolio, Commander George Noville, editor. The sole issue of the National Aerographic Portfolio , a portfolio of 14 plates reproducing items in the Library of the Institute of Aeronautical History and the Santos-Dumont Aeronautical Foundation, was published on December 17, 1952. Copies of Plates II-XIV are in folder 8, Walter R. Brookins Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Honnold/Mudd Library;
  5. The Los Angeles Scientific and Technical Museum, Inc., whose purpose and history have not yet been determined;
  6. The Aeronaeum, whose purpose and history have not yet been determined; and
  7. The Journal of Aeronautical History, Charles Dollfus, editor. The sole publication of the Journal appears to have been a 1950 facsimile reprint of the first edition of Rousseau's le nouveau dédale (1801).
Although the primary purpose of the Aero Educational Research Organization/Institute of Aeronautical History was historical research and to support Carruthers' aeronautical collection, the Organization was among the backers of Cecil Allen's ill-fated entry in the 1935 Bendix race from Burbank to Cleveland (Allen was killed when his Granville Brothers composite R-3 "Spirit of Right" crashed upon takeoff on August 30 from Union Air Terminal in Burbank).
Despite the enthusiasm of Carruthers and the pioneer fliers of his generation, neither the Institute of Aeronautical History nor any of its related organizations appears to have attracted the support of younger generations, and none is currently active.

Sources:

  • Brookins Lahm Wright Aeronautical Foundation letterhead (box 41, folder 1).
  • Institute of Aeronautical History letterhead (box 41, folder 1).
  • Volume 2, James N. Gillette Aviation Collection, Photographic Collection P-140, Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of the County of Los Angeles.
  • "Poet Breaks Vow on Flying; First Plane Ride Made at Age of 82," Los Angeles Times, November 21, 1933, p. A8.
  • Portal of the Folded Wings, Valhalla Memorial Park, Burbank, Sixth Portal Memorial Service honoring Charles E. Taylor, Palm Sunday, 1956 (box 42, folder 1).
  • "Rare Air Books Gained for S.C.", Los Angeles Times , December 26, 1933, p. A1.
  • Robert, George, "Development of Aviation Shown by Rare Volumes," newspaper article, undated [1933].
  • Souvenir Folder, Pasadena Transportation Fair Exhibit, 1952 (box 41, folder 2).
  • Who's Who in America, 15 (1928-1929) - 28 (1954-1955).

Arrangement

Organized into 15 series:
  • Series 1: Watercolors, Prints, and Drawings, 1784-circa 1980
  • Series 2: Photographs, 1883-1960
  • Series 3: Printed Matter, 1910-2002
  • Series 4: Corporate Promotional and Technical Material, 1915-1969
  • Series 5: Books, Periodicals, Pamphlets, and Technical Manuals, 1887-1991
  • Series 6: Newspaper Clippings, 1844-1983
  • Series 7: Maps, circa 1924-1944
  • Series 8: Sheet Music, 1876-1952
  • Series 9: Sound Recordings, 1927-1977
  • Series 10: Ephemera, 1928-1982
  • Series 11: Memorabilia, circa 1880-1969
  • Series 12: Printing Plates for A. Roy Knabenshue, Compliments of Roy Knabenshue, 1907
  • Series 13: Copies of Documentary Materials in Other Repositories, 1783-1957
  • Series 14: Carruthers Collection History, 1933-1982
  • Series 15: John F. B. Carruthers Personal materials, circa 1700-1960

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection consists of prints and drawings, handbills, photographs, postcards, printed materials (including books, periodicals, bibliographies, journal articles, newspaper clippings, event programs, conference agenda and reports, manuscripts, telegrams, letters, press kits and releases, corporate overviews, investment prospectuses, sales brochures, technical specification sheets, typescript histories, and guides), maps, sheet music, sound recordings, ephemera, and memorabilia documenting the history of aviation, with emphasis on the period from 1783 to the late 1950s.
The prints (both original and reproduction) and drawings document in particular the development of French and British ballooning from 1783 to 1785, British ballooning in the 19th century, and historic U.S. civil and military aircraft, including balloons, dirigibles, and fixed-wing airplanes, 1903 to circa 1950. The materials include portraits of many pioneer balloonists, depictions of famous balloons and fantastic flying machines, representations of the ceremonial and military uses of balloons, and examples the use of ballooning imagery in political satire of the day. They also include many portfolios of reproductions of paintings by Charles H. Hubbell of historic 20th-century aircraft, and computer-generated renderings of a U.S. military "flying wing", circa 1980.
The collection contains photographs and a wide range of printed materials documenting air meets and shows--including the 1910 Los Angeles Air Meet at Dominguez Hills, the 1946 Radlett Air Show, and the 1959 World Congress of Flight--as well as historic flights, in particular, the original records of Cecil Allen and Donald Moyle's 1931 transpacific flight.
The collection also contains extensive photographic, printed, and other materials on pioneer aviators, including Juan de la Cierva, Glenn Curtiss, Amelia Earhart, Arch Hoxey, A. Roy Knabenshue, Charles A. Lindbergh, Clyde Pangborn, Igor Sikorsky, Charles E. Taylor, and the Wright brothers. The materials on the Wright brothers include several photographs and postcards, a toy butterfly purported to have inspired their interest in flight, and a piece of the 1903 Kitty Hawk hangar. Materials relating to Knabenshue include the original printing plates for 32 of the original 56 photographic illustrations in his 1907 book, Compliments of Roy Knabenshue, which documents his activities in ballooning and in the development of the dirigible in the period between 1903 and mid-1907. In addition to photographs, materials on Lindbergh include two metal pieces from the "Spirit of St. Louis" and five 78-rpm sound recordings of his 1927 visit to Washington, DC, upon his return from Paris, and of popular songs and dances composed in honor of his flight. The photographs in the collection also include an 1883 autographed image of the brothers Albert and Gaston Tissandier with their airship, and images of Matilde Moisant and Harriet Quimby.
In addition to individual aviators, the collection contains extensive photographic and printed materials on individual aircraft, aircraft manufacturers, and airlines. Postcards published circa 1930 depict historic aircraft and models in the Science Museum, London, including Henson and Stringfellow's flying machine of 1844-1845, Sir Hiram Maxim's 1894 flying machine, and biplanes by (inter alia) Voisin, Farman, Avro, Bristol, De Havilland, and Fairey. The bulk of the materials relates to aircraft of U.S., British, French, and German manufacture, and dates from circa 1930 to 1960. The materials relating to Consolidated Aircraft (later Consolidated Vultee, popularly known as Convair), are particularly extensive. Other U.S. manufacturers include Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, Curtiss-Wright Corp., Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co. [DELCO], Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Northrop Aircraft, Pitcairn-Cierva Autogiro Co., and Sikorsky Aircraft Co. The Curtiss materials include complete blueprints (1915-1918) for the JN4D "Jenny"; the Lockheed materials include a June 1936 range study of the Lockheed Electra bimotor airplane (the model used by Earhart on her last flight). British corporations include Bristol Aeroplane Co., British Aircraft Corp., De Havilland Enterprise, Folland Aircraft, Hawker Siddeley Group, Rolls Royce, Saunders-Roe, and Vickers-Armstrongs. French corporations include Hispano-Suiza, Louis Breguet, Marcel Dassault, S.N.C.A.S.E., S.N.C.A.S.O., and S.N.E.C.M.A.. Materials relating to German corporations include photographs of aircraft belonging to Deruluft (Deutsch-Russische Luftverkehrs AG), which flew between Berlin and Moscow, 1929-1936; photographs of the Dornier Do X flying boat of 1930, autographed by the captain and other members of the crew; and photographs and a "Bord Album" of the LZ127 "Graf Zeppelin", as well as an autograph album, 1895-1902, containing the signatures of Ferdinand Graf Zeppelin and other members of his family. While the materials emphasize contemporary production, those produced by Convair, Hawker-Siddeley, Northrop, and Hydravions Schreck also include many photographs of historic aircraft. Of special note, promotional materials published between 1919 and 1930 by DELCO, Pitcairn-Cierva, Hydravions Schreck, and Romaircraft are examples of exceptional quality in design and production. The collection also includes typescript corporate histories, 1953-circa 1959, of Boeing Airplane Co., Braniff Airways, Bristol Aeroplane Co., Eastern Airlines, Lear, Inc., Los Angeles Airways, and Pan American Airways.
Additional printed materials in the collection include newspaper clippings, in particular those for the period 1844-1902, taken largely from the Illustrated London News; a small number of technical papers on aeronautical topics; several pamphlets printed in pocket book format for use by aviators "in the field"; illustration blocks and color plates to Gaston Tissandier, Histoire des ballons et des aéronauts celébres (1887); and in-house publications of airplane manufacturers, commercial airlines, and other businesses that employed airplanes in the course of their operations.
The collection includes a large number of draft maps and plans of airports and airfields, circa 1924-1931, prepared by the Aeronautics Branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce and published in the List of airports and landing fields (1928-1931) and Descriptions of airports and landing fields in the United States (1931ff). Additional papers and photographs relate to several California airports; to the the Portal of the Folded Wings, Valhalla Memorial Park, bordering the airport in Burbank, California; and to the Zentralflughafen in Berlin and Le Bourget airport in Paris.
Sheet music of songs with aeronautical themes, 1876-1952, emphasizes the hold that aviation held on the American public imagination. The bulk of the materials was written for the American popular market prior to 1917, but the materials include five songs from 1927 celebrating Charles A. Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, and two items from 1938 the exploits of Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan. The latest item is Song of the Air Force (1950), by the pioneer aviator Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes, inscribed by the author to Dr. Carruthers, and signed by Maj. Charles E. "Chet" Yaeger.
In addition to sound recordings relating to Charles A. Lindbergh's visit to Washington, DC, upon his return from Paris in 1927, the collection includes a 1964 reproduction of a short 1935 speech by Amelia Earhart, a 1962 oral history of the first 20 years of Aerojet-General Corporation, and a recording issued in 1977 of Eddie Rickenbacker recalling his experiences as a World War I ace.
Memorabilia and ephemera in the collection include a pictorial souvenir of the 1910 Brussels Exhibition; a piece of fabric from an early Curtiss airplane; four bookmarks made from fabric of the balloon "Explorer II", which attained the world's altitude record of 72,395 feet in 1935; two first day covers of the First Man on the Moon U.S. 10-cent stamp, 1969; airline schedules; airmail envelope labels, luggage tags, and menu cards for various U.S. airlines; decals advertising the 1935 National Air Races and the 1953 50th anniversary of powered flight; greeting cards with balloon and airplane motifs; postcards of California scenes with biplanes, circa 1910; and a ticket for a free airplane ride over San Francisco Bay courtesy of Frank and Freddie's restaurant.
The collection also includes a small amount of personal materials of Dr. Carruthers not directly relating to aeronautics. The materials include a 1957 interview; correspondence with the artist Violet Oakley, 1931-1932; a copy of a poem attributed to Robert Burns; and postcards and prints on non-aviation themes.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Allen, Cecil A., 1904-1935
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
Green, Charles, 1785-1870
Hoxsey, Arch, (Archibald), 1884-1910
Hubbell, Charles H., (Charles Herman), 1898-1971
Lindbergh, Charles A., (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
Moyle, Donald
Pangborn, Clyde Edward, 1895-1958
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912
Aeronautical sports--History
Aeronautics--History
Air pilots
Aircraft industry
Airlines
Airplane racing
Airplanes
Airports
Airships
Ballooning--History
Drawings and graphics
Ephemera
Flying-machines
Graf Zeppelin (Airship)
Parachuting--History
Photographs
Popular music
Prints
Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)
Women air pilots

 

Series 1:  Watercolors, Prints and Drawings. 1784-circa 1980 (bulk, 1784-1950).

Physical Description: 1 volume, 5 oversize boxes + 1 oversize box of items affected by mold.

Arrangement note

Organized into 4 subseries:
  • Subseries 1.1: Watercolors, circa 1855-1920
  • Subseries 1.2: Prints and Drawings, 1784-circa 1980
  • Subseries 1.3: Calendars, 1999
  • Subseries 1.4: Plates removed from François-Louis Bruel, Histoire Aéronautique (Paris, 1909), 1784-1830

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of scrapbook pages, watercolors, prints (both original and reproduction), drawings, handbills, calendars, and plates from publications, relating to aviation. It is particularly strong in French and British aerostation (ballooning), 1783-1785, in 19th-century ballooning, and in historic U.S. civil and military aircraft, 1903 to circa 1950.
The materials include prints from Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond, Première suite de la description des expériences aérostatiques de MM. de Montgolfier , Tome second (Paris: Cuchet, 1784), as well as original and reproduction prints--many of the latter taken from François-Louis Bruel, Histoire aéronautique par les monuments peints, sculptés, dessinés et gravés, des origines à 1830 (Paris, 1909)--of most of the earliest balloon ascents from 1783 to the late 1780s. The collection also contains several scrapbook pages and a large number of prints and handbills relating to ballooning in Britain, 1836-1870, in particular the career of Charles Green. The materials include portraits of many pioneer balloonists, including the Montgolfier brothers, James Sadler, and Vincent Lunardi, and depictions of the most famous balloons, including "Le Flesselle" (1784), Count Lennox's "Eagle" (1835), the "Vauxhall Royal Balloon" (later, "Great Nassau Balloon"), and Professor Lowe's "Mammoth Balloon" (1859).
Other prints document the 18th-century obsession with methods of steering balloons, in particular the use of eagles, and the 18th- and 19th-century fascination with fantastic flying machines, including two prints, from the mid 1780s and 1843, respectively, based on the engraving "Pro bono publico", first printed by Willir in 1784. The materials also document the ceremonial and military uses of balloons. Balloons are also represented in several satirical prints, including James Gillray's 1810 caricature of the installation of Lord Grenville as Chancellor of Oxford University and the "Ascending and Descending, or Balloon and Dragoon, A scene at Portobello Baracks, June 27th, 1822".
Twentieth-century materials include a calendar of exhibits in the National Air And Space Museum; pochoir prints of European aviation events, 1908-1910; photographic images of airships, dirigibles, and airplanes, 1919-1931; large-size color lithographs of military aircraft built by Consolidated Vultee, circa 1941-1945; as well as several portfolios containing reproductions of paintings of historic aircraft, by Charles H. Hubbell; and computer-generated renderings of a U.S. military "flying wing", circa 1980.
 

Subseries 1.1:  Watercolors. Circa 1855-1920.

Physical Description: 1 volume + 1 folder.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of two items: (1) a small volume of original pen and watercolor images (many fantastical), by an unknown artist and dating from approximately 1855, of methods of aerial, water-borne, and steam locomotion; and (2) a watercolor, circa 1920, of an Avro 504 biplane, by Geoffrey Watson.
Book Collection: Aviation TL549 .A6

Unknown artist, Pen and watercolor images (many fantastical) of methods of aerial, water-borne, and steam locomotion. Circa 1855.

General Physical Description note: 1 volume: 29 leaves : 5 x 8 in.
Box 43, Folder 1

Geoffrey Watson, Avro 504 biplane, Reg. No. H2206. Circa 1920.

General Physical Description note: 1 watercolor : 14 x 19.5 in.
 

Subseries 1.2:  Prints and Drawings. 1784-circa 1980 (bulk, 1784-1950).

Physical Description: 6 oversize boxes + 1 oversize box of items affected by mold.

Arrangement note

Organized into 3 subsubseries:
  • Subsubseries 1.2.1: Scrapbook Pages, 1784-1850
  • Subsubseries 1.2.2: Single Items, 1783-circa 1980
  • Subsubseries 1.2.3: 20th-Century Artists, 1903-circa 1950

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of scrapbook pages, prints (both original and reproduction), drawings, handbills, and plates from publications, relating to aviation. It is particularly strong in French and British aerostation (ballooning), 1783-1785, in 19th-century English ballooning, and in historic U.S. civil and military aircraft, 1903 to circa 1950.
Eighteenth-century events represented include the first hydrogen balloon ascent, Paris, August 1783; the first three human balloon ascents (by Pilatre de Rosier and the Marquis d'Arlandes, from la Muette, November 1783; by Charles and Robert, from the garden of the Tuilleries, December 1783; and of "Le Flesselle", at Lyon, January 1784); and Blanchard and Jeffries making the first Channel crossing, January 1785. The materials include portraits of Etienne and Joseph Montgolfier, 1783; and of James Sadler, the first English balloonist, 1785; as well as several prints relating to Vincent Lunardi. Other prints depict various proposed methods of steering balloons, in particular the use of eagles. "Inventé pour le bien present et celui de la posterité", a satirical representation of a fantastic airship, is derived from the engraving "Pro bono publico", first printed by Willir in 1784.
Nineteenth-century materials include several scrapbook pages and a large number of prints and handbills relating to ballooning in Britain, 1836-1870, in particular the career of Charles Green and the "Vauxhall Royal Balloon" (later, "Great Nassau Balloon"). Other materials relate to ascents by James Sadler (1810-1813). The materials include depictions of well known balloons, including Count Lennox's "Eagle", 1835, and Professor Lowe's "Mammoth Balloon", 1859. The 19th century fascination with fantastic flying machines is documented by a double-sided full-color 1843 broadside, favorably comparing the "Great Aerial Navigator or Atmospheric Machine"--a fantastical machine based on Willir's 1784 engraving "Pro bono publico"--with W. S. Henson's "Aerial" and by a modern reproduction of an 1841 print of the "Great Steam Duck" of Louisville. The materials also document the ceremonial (the coronation of Napoleon and Josephine, 1804; Carlos E. Pellegrini, "Fiestas Mayas en Buenos Aires", 1841) and military (the battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1862; Eugène Godard building balloons in the gare d'Orléans, Paris, during the Franco-Prussian War, 1871) uses of balloons. Balloons are also represented in several satirical prints, including James Gillray's 1810 caricature of the installation of Lord Grenville as Chancellor of Oxford University and "Ascending and Descending, or Balloon and Dragoon, A scene at Portobello Baracks, June 27th, 1822".
The bulk of the 20th-century materials consists of portolios of lithographic prints, including one of military aircraft built by Consolidated Vultee, circa 1941-1945; another of military and civilian aircraft built by Lockheed Aircraft Corp., circa 1948; and several containing reproductions of paintings of historic aircraft by Charles H. Hubbell, published by Thompson Products, Cleveland, Ohio, sponsor of the Thompson Flying Trophy. The materials also include 13 hand-colored pochoir prints by French artists Ernest and Marguerite ("Gamy") Montaut, photographic images of U.S. and British airships, dirigibles, and fixed-wing aircraft from The Mentor and various publications of the Royal United Service Institution, circa 1919-1931, and computer-generated renderings of a U.S. military "flying wing", circa 1980.
 

Subsubseries 1.2.1:  Scrapbook Pages. 1784-1850 (bulk, 1836-1850).

Physical Description: 6 items.

Arrangement note

Ordered chronologically.

Scope and Contents note

This subsubseries comprises large sheets with multiple attachments, including prints, handbills, newspaper clippings, and journal articles. It is arranged in chronological order. The earliest page contains two engravings from the second volume of Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond, Première suite de la description des expériences aérostatiques de MM. de Montgolfier (1784): the second human ascent, by Jacques Charles and Noel Robert from the garden of the Tuilleries, Paris, December 1, 1783; and the third human ascent, of "Le Flesselle", the largest hot-air balloon ever constructed, at Lyon, 19 January 1784. The remaining pages relate to ballooning in Britain, 1836-1870, in particular the career of Charles Green and the "Vauxhall Royal Balloon" (later, "Great Nassau Balloon"). They were probably originally part of the William Upton scrapbook now housed at the National Air and Space Museum Archives. Materials include a print of the environs of Liège, as seen from the "Vauxhall Royal Balloon", November 7, 1836, and a portrait of Green, circa 1870; an autograph note by Green; and handbills advertising ascents by Green in 1839, 1845, 1846, and 1850. The materials also include accounts of ascents by John Hampton (1838, 1839) and Hugh Bell (1850), and a double-sided full-color broadside, published in 1843, favorably comparing the "Great Aerial Navigator or Atmospheric Machine"--a fantastical machine based on the engraving "Pro bono publico" first printed by J. Willir, London, in 1784--with W. S. Henson's "Aerial".
Box 2, Folder 1

Engravings from Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond, Première suite de la description des expériences aérostatiques de MM. de Montgolfier , Tome second (Paris: Cuchet, 1784). 1784.

General Physical Description note: 1 sheet : 12.25 x 12.75 in.

Contents:

[Left] "Second Voyage Aérien. Expérience faite dans le Jardin des Thuilleries par M. M. Charles et Robert, le 1 er.X bre. 1783" [second human ascent, by Jacques Charles and Noel Robert from the garden of the Tuilleries, Paris, December 1, 1783]. -- Desiné par le Ch er de Lorimier, engraved by N. De Launay. -- 1 engraving : 7.5 x 4.5 in.
[Right] "Troiseme Voyage Aérien. Expérience faite … Lion le 19 Janvier 1784, sous la Direction de M. Joseph Montgolfier" [third human ascent, in "Le Flesselle", the largest hot-air balloon ever constructed, at Lyon, 19 January 1784, under the direction of Joseph Montgolfier]. -- Desiné par le Ch er de Lorimier, engraved by N. De Launay. At top right: "Pg. 67". -- 1 engraving : 7.5 x 4.75 in.
Described in Louis Liebmann and Gustav Wahl, Katalog der Historischen Abteilung der Ersten Internationalen Luftschiffahrts-Ausstellung (ILA) zu Frankfurt a. M. 1909 (Frankfurt am Main: Wüten & Co, 1912), p. 83, no. 230, and p. 96, no. 265, respectively.
Box 3, Folder 1

Ballooning in Britain. 1836-1839.

General Physical Description note: 1 scrapbook page : 19.5 x 10.875 in.

Contents:

[recto] Ascent by John Hampton from [unnamed, possibly Flora] Gardens, Monday, August 19, [1839]. -- 1 handbill : blue ink ; 18.75 x 10 in.
[recto] "Mr. Hampton's own account of his parachute descent". Dated in red pen: "Herald, 6 Oct. 1838". -- 1 journal clipping : 5 x 3 in.
[verso, top left] "Ballooning". Letter from T. S. Mackintosh, dated September 26, 1836. -- 1 journal clipping.
[verso, top middle] "Novel Ascent in a Fire Balloon". Ascent of a young man named Sneath, at Mansfield. Dated in pencil: "1837". -- 1 journal clipping.
[verso, top middle] Establishment of the Aeronautic Society. Dated in pencil: "1837". -- 1 journal clipping.
[verso, top right] "Aerostation". Letter to the editor from John Gregory. The Penny Mechanic, [dated in pencil: "1837"], pp. 87-88. -- 1 journal page : 8.5 x 5 in.
[verso, bottom left] The Mirror, [no date, but c.1836], p. 181. End of an account of the construction and first ascent of the "Vauxhall Royal Balloon". -- 1 journal page : 8.5 x 4.875 in.
[verso, bottom right] [missing].
Box 2, Folder 2

Charles Green. 1836-1870.

General Physical Description note: 1 scrapbook page : 15.75 x 10.75 in.

Contents:

[top] "Environs of Liège, seen from the balloon at night" [Liège, as seen from the "Vauxhall Royal Balloon", by Charles Green, Robert Hollond, MP, and Monck Mason, November 7, 1836]. A. Butler, Lith., from a sketch of Monck Mason. -- 1 lithograph : color ; 7.25 x 9.5 in. [trimmed].
[bottom, left] Portrait of "The Late Mr. Charles Green, the Aeronaut". Clipping from unknown publication, [1870]. -- 1 jounal clipping : color ; 7.25 x 6.25 in.
[bottom, right] "Ballooning at Bombay", letter dated December 14, 1853, recounting ascent by Mr. Knight at Bombay. Clipping from unknown publication. -- 1 journal clipping : color ; 6.625 x 3.375 in.
Box 1, Folder 1

Charles Green. 1839.

General Physical Description note: 1 sheet : 11.625 x 7.75 in.

Contents:

[top] Certification by Green that he had made 273 ascents since his first at the coronation of George IV. Dated Honington Hall, October 11, 1839. -- 1 autograph note : 3.875 x 4.25 in.
[bottom] "Memorandum" commemorating Green's 3rd ascent from the city of Norwich, October 14, 1839, his 274th since his first at the coronation of George IV. John Stacy, Printer, Old Haymarket, Norwich. -- 1 handbill : rose paper ; 6.75 x 7.75 in.
Box 3, Folder 2

Ballooning in Britain. 1843-1846.

General Physical Description note: 1 scrapbook page : 21 x 12.75 in.

Contents:

[recto] "The Correct Models, and a true description of the Rival Aerial Inventions! The Great Aerial Navigator, or Atmospheric Machine, by the Aerial Conveyance Company; and the Flying Steam Carriage, by the Aerial Transit Company". 2nd edition. Dated Feb 20 and April 2, 1843. -- 1 broadside : color; 20 x 14.625 in. -- Note: the "Flying Steam Carriage" is the "Aerial" of William Samuel Henson and John Stringfellow.
[recto] "The Aërial Steam-Carriage," from unnamed periodical, pp. 544-549. Undated, but most probably 1843. -- 1 journal article : 8 x 5 1/4 in. -- Note: Page 543 is the conclusion of an article, "Ellistoniana".
[verso, top] 302nd ascent by Charles Green, Royal Albert Saloon, Monday, July 7, 1845. -- 1 handbill : yellow paper; 12.25 x 10 in.
[verso, bottom] Ascent by Charles Green and the "Great Nassau Balloon", Cremorne Gardens, Chelsea, Monday, September 21, 1846. -- 1 handbill : 10 x 5 in. -- Note: Described in Louis Liebmann and Gustav Wahl, Katalog der Historischen Abteilung der Ersten Internationalen Luftschiffahrts-Ausstellung (ILA) zu Frankfurt a. M. 1909 (Frankfurt am Main: Wüten & Co, 1912), p. 286, no. 823.
Box 3, Folder 3

Ballooning in Britain. 1850.

General Physical Description note: 1 scrapbook page : 20.75 x 11.75 in.

Contents:

[recto, top] Ascent on horseback by Charles Green, Vauxhall Gardens, Wednesday, July 31, 1850. -- 1 handbill : color ; 14.5 x 6.25 in.
[recto, bottom] Accident to the Great Nassau Balloon, between Gravesend and the Nore, [June 29, 1850]. Clipping from the [?] Illustrated London News , July 6, 1850. -- 1 journal clipping : color ; 8 x 10.75 in.
[verso, top] Ascent by Hugh Bell in an experimental dirigible balloon, Vauxhall Gardens, Monday, July 22, 1850. Clipping from unknown publication. -- 1 journal clipping : color.
[verso, bottom left] Ascent by Hugh Bell in an experimental dirigible balloon, Vauxhall Gardens, Monday, July 22, 1850. Clipping from the London Journal, n.d. -- 1 journal clipping : color.
[verso, bottom right] George Augustus Sala, letter to the Times [London], describing his ascent with Hugh Bell in an experimental dirigible balloon, Vauxhall Gardens, Monday, July 22, 1850. Clipping from the Times -- 1 journal clipping.
 

Subsubseries 1.2.2:  Single Items. 1783-circa 1980.

Physical Description: 90 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered chronologically.

Scope and Contents note

This subsubseries includes prints (both original and reproduction), handbills, and plates from publications, and is arranged chronologically by the date of the event or (in the case of portraits) of publication.
Eighteenth-century events represented include the first hydrogen balloon ascent, Champ de Mars, Paris, August 27, 1783; the first three human balloon ascents (by François Pilatre de Rosier and François Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, from la Muette, November 21, 1783; by Jacques Charles and Noel Robert, from the garden of the Tuilleries, December 1, 1783; and of "Le Flesselle", at Lyon, January 19, 1784); and Jean-Pierre Blanchard and Dr. John Jeffries making the first Channel crossing, January 7, 1785. The materials include portraits of Etienne and Joseph Montgolfier, 1783; and of James Sadler, the first English balloonist, 1785. The materials also include several prints relating to Vincent Lunardi, including an engraving of his "Grand Air Balloon", 1785, a print of Lunardi, Mrs. Sage, and George Biggin ascending in Lunardi's balloon, 1785, and two caricatures, "The English Balloon, 1784" of Lunardi's 1784 balloon, and "Aerostation out at Elbows or the itinerant Aeronaut" (1785)--attributed to Thomas Rowlandson--of Lunardi himself. Several prints depict various proposed methods of steering balloons, in particular the use of eagles. "Inventé pour le bien present et celui de la posterité", a satirical representation of a fantastic airship, is derived from the engraving "Pro bono publico", first printed by Willir in 1784. Francesco Guardi's drawing of the ascent by Count Francesco Zambeccari over the Giudecca Canal, Venice, 1784, may possibly be a forgery, as it appears to be a line-for-line copy of the drawing illustrated in James Byam Shaw, The Drawings of Francesco Guardi (London: Faber and Faber, [1949]), plate 46. (A reproduction of Guardi's painting based on this drawing is in subseries 1.4, box 5, item 18.)
Ballooning materials from the 19th century include prints and handbills relating to ascents by James Sadler (1810, 1812, 1813), John Hampton (1839), and Charles Green (1845, 1851), as well as to a parachute descent by A. J. Garnerin in England, 1802, and to other parachute descents at Philadelphia and Easton, 1850. Well known balloons depicted include Count Lennox's "Eagle", 1835; the "Vauxhall Royal Balloon" (later "Great Nassau Balloon"), 1836; Professor Lowe's "Mammoth Balloon", 1859; and the French balloon "L'Esperance", 1865. The "Great Steam Duck" of Louisville, 1841, represents the 19th-century American public's fascination with fantastic flying machines. Prints of the ceremonial use of balloons include the coronation of Napoleon and Josephine, 1804; the festivities of the Grand Jubilee, Green Park, London, 1814; and Carlos E. Pellegrini, "Fiestas Mayas en Buenos Aires" (1841). Prints of the military use of balloons include the battle of Fleurus, 1794; the battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1862; a reproduction of a photograph by Matthew Brady of soldiers inflating professor Lowe's balloon, circa 1861-1864; Eugène Godard building balloons in the gare d'Orléans, Paris, during the Franco-Prussian War, 1871; and the trials of the dirigible "la France", 1884. Balloons are also represented in several satirical prints, including James Gillray's 1810 caricature of the installation of Lord Grenville as Chancellor of Oxford University; "Ascending and Descending, or Balloon and Dragoon, A scene at Portobello Baracks, June 27th, 1822"; and Every Body's Album, & Caricature Magazine , 1834. The Gillray caricature differs in details from the print usually described (cf. Draper Hill, ed., Fashionable Contrasts: Caricatures by James Gillray [London: Phaidon Press, 1966], plate 49) and may represent an earlier state.
Materials from the 20th century relate primarily to fixed-wing aircraft, although the collection does contain a tinted photographic print of Santos Dumont No. 6 (1901), as well as photographic illustrations of several 20th-century airships and dirigibles, including H.M. airship R.101 (1929) and the U.S. naval airship "Akron" (1931). The materials include a set of 6 photographic illustrations of civilian and military aircraft published in The Mentor, 1919; 18 pages of photographic illustrations of primarily British military and civilian aircraft taken from publications of the Royal United Services Institution, circa 1920-1931; and a large poster reproducing historic photographs and modern paintings by Jack Woodson of famous aircraft, 1903-1970. The materials also include large-size color lithographs of military aircraft built by Consolidated Vultee, circa 1941-1945, and of military and civilian aircraft built by Lockheed Aircraft Corp., circa 1948, as well as computer-generated renderings of a U.S. military "flying wing", circa 1980.
Box 2, Folder 25

Bernard Picart, "La chute d’Icare / The fall of Icarus / Der Fall von Icarus / De val van icarus". 1731.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : 18 x 11.5 in. [18 x 12 in. mount].

Note:

B. Picart del. 1730; B. Picart invenit 1731. Published in The Temple of the Muses, or, The Principal Histories of Fabulous Antiquity : Represented in Sixty Sculptures (Amsterdam: Zachariah Chatelain, 1733).
Box 43, Folder 2

Georg Matthäus Seutter, "Tabula anemographica seu pyxis nautical, vulgo compass charte …" Augsburg. Circa 1741-1757.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : hand-colored ; 20.25 x 23.25 in.
Box 1, Folder 2

Portrait of Etienne and Joseph Montgolfier. 1783.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : 7 x 4.5 in.

Note:

Dessiné et gravé par De Launay le jeune d'après le Bas-relief de M r. Boudon, Sculpteur du Roi, fait in 1783.
Box 1, Folder 3, Box 2, Folder 3

First hydrogen balloon ascent, Champ de Mars, Paris. August 27, 1783.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 2, Folder 3

"Experience de la Machine Aréostatique ..." / "Versuch mit der aerostatischen Maschine ..." August 27, 1783.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : color ; 11.5 x 15.25 in. ; caption in both French (left) and German (right).

Note:

Described in Louis Liebmann and Gustav Wahl, Katalog der Historischen Abteilung der Ersten Internationalen Luftschiffahrts-Ausstellung (ILA) zu Frankfurt a. M. 1909 (Frankfurt am Main: Wüten & Co, 1912), p. 66, no. 176.
Box 1, Folder 3

"A messieurs les souscripteurs" [landing of the balloon]. August 27, 1783.

General Physical Description note: 1 print [reproduction] : color ; 4.5 x 7 in.

Note:

William Lockwood Marsh, Aeronautical Prints & Drawings (London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1924), plate 8.
Box 1, Folder 4, Box 2, Folder 4

First human balloon ascent, by François Pilatre de Rosier and François Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, from la Muette, descending near the hospital at Moulin de Croule-barbe. November 21, 1783.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 2, Folder 4

"Premier voyage aerien fait par M. Pilatre De Rosier et M. le marquis d'Arlandes parti de la Muette le 21 Nov. 1783 et dessendue au Moulin de Croule-barbe près l'Hopitale". November 21, 1783.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : hand colored ; 16 x 12 in.

Note:

De Frene del.
Box 1, Folder 4

"Premier Voyage Aërien En présence de M r. le Dauphin. Experience faite dans le Jardin de la Muette, Sous la Direction de M r. Montgolfier, Par M r. le Marquis d'Arlandes et M r. Pilatre du Rosier le 21. 9 bre. 1783. Vue de la Terrasse de M r. Franklin a Passi" [ascent as seen from the terrace of Benjamin Franklin at Passi]. November 21, 1783.

General Physical Description note: 1 print [photographic reproduction] : 13 x 9 in.

Note:

Desiné par le Ch er de Lorimier ; gravé par N. De Launay. Reproduction of the original frontispiece to Bartélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond, Première suite de la description des expériences aérostatiques de MM. de Montgolfier , Tome second (Paris: Cuchet, 1784). Copy of original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, CA.
Box 1, Folder 5-7

Ascent by Jacques Charles and Noel Robert from the garden of the Tuilleries, Paris. December 1, 1783.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 1, Folder 5

"Construction d'un ballon par Mr. Charles et Robert au jardin des Tuilleries á Paris le 1er décembre 1783". December 1, 1783.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : 10.25 x 7 in. ; French caption at bottom in modern hand.

Note:

William Lockwood Marsh, Aeronautical Prints & Drawings (London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1924), plate 15.
Box 1, Folder 6

"Vue Prise de la Grille du Château". December 1, 1783.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : color; 8 x 5.25 in.

Note:

A. Sergent in. et sculp. Aqua forti 1783. Described in Louis Liebmann and Gustav Wahl, Katalog der Historischen Abteilung der Ersten Internationalen Luftschiffahrts-Ausstellung (ILA) zu Frankfurt a. M. 1909 (Frankfurt am Main: Wüten & Co, 1912), p. 78, no. 215.
Box 1, Folder 7

"The Return of the Charles and Robert balloon, 1783". 1783.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction] : color ; 5.5 x 8.5 in [mount 8 x 10 in.].

Note:

William Lockwood Marsh, Aeronautical Prints & Drawings (London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1924), plate 18.
Box 1, Folder 8

"Troisieme Voyage Aerien" [Third (human) ascent, in "Le Flesselle", the largest hot-air balloon ever constructed, at Lyon, under the direction of Joseph Montgolfier]. January 19, 1784.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : color ; 7.5 x 5 in. At top right: "Pg. 67".

Note:

Desiné par le Chev. de Lorimier ; grave par N. De Launay. Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond, Première suite de la description des expériences aérostatiques de MM. de Montgolfier , Tome second (Paris: Cuchet, 1784). Described in Louis Liebmann and Gustav Wahl, Katalog der Historischen Abteilung der Ersten Internationalen Luftschiffahrts-Ausstellung (ILA) zu Frankfurt a. M. 1909 (Frankfurt am Main: Wüten & Co, 1912), p. 96, no. 265.
Box 1, Folder 9

Francesco Guardi, drawing of the ascent by Count Francesco Zambeccari over the Giudecca Canal, Venice. 1784.

General Physical Description note: 1 drawing : pen and ink ; 9.75 x 9 in.

Note:

Probably a 20th century line-for-line forgery on 18th century paper. See James Byam Shaw, The Drawings of Francesco Guardi (London: Faber and Faber, [1949]), pp. 51-53, 70-71 and plate 46. For a reproduction of Guardi's painting based on this drawing see Subseries 1.4, box 5, item 18.
Box 1, Folder 10

"The English Balloon, 1784" [caricature of Vincent Lunardi's 1784 balloon, with satirical poem]. 1784.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : color ; 9.5 x 7 in.
Box 2, Folder 5

"Inventé pour le bien present et celui de la posterité" [satirical representation of a fantastic airship]. Circa 1785.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : hand-colored ; 16 x 12 in.

Note:

Derived from the engraving "Pro bono publico" first printed by J. Willir, London, 14 December 1784, that served as the basis for Étienne Gaspard Robertson's "Minerva" (1804). Described in Louis Liebmann and Gustav Wahl, Katalog der Historischen Abteilung der Ersten Internationalen Luftschiffahrts-Ausstellung (ILA) zu Frankfurt a. M. 1909 (Frankfurt am Main: Wüten & Co, 1912), pp. 181-182 no. 440. See also François-Louis Bruel, Histoire Aéronautique (Paris, 1909), plate 203, and John Grand-Carteret and Léo Delteil, La conquête de l'air vue par l'image (1495-1909) (Paris: Librairie des Annales, 1910), pp. 151-153.
Box 2, Folder 6

Jean-Pierre Blanchard and Dr. John Jeffries make the first Channel crossing by air, from England to France. January 7, 1785.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Note:

Note: For another reproduction of this print, see Subseries 1.4, box 5, item 10.
Box 2, Folder 6, Item 1

"M r. Blanchard accompagné de M r. Gefferies est parti de Douvres a 1 heure précise ..." January 7, 1785.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : hand colored; 16 x 12 in.
Box 2, Folder 6, Item 2

"The first Channel Crossing by Air, 1785". 1785.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction] : color; 16 x 11.5 in.

Note:

C. H. Gibbs-Smith, Balloons (London: Aeriel Press, c1956), plate [3].
Box 1, Folder 11

"Lunardi's Grand Air Balloon. Engraved for the Aerostatic Spy, April 1 st, 1785". April 1, 1785.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : color; 8.5 x 6.25 in.
Box 2, Folder 7

Vincent Lunardi, Mrs. Sage, and George Biggin ascending in Lunardi's balloon from St. George's Field. June 29, 1785.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : 15.25 x 11.25 in.

Note:

Rigaud pinxit; F. Bartolozzi sculp. First state, published May 13, 1785. For another reproduction of this print, see Subseries 1.4, box 5, item 16.
Box 1, Folder 12

"Aerostation out at Elbows or the Itinerant Aeronaut" [caricature of Vincent Lunardi]. Circa 1785.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : color ; 12.5 x 9 in.

Note:

Attributed to Thomas Rowlandson, and given a publication date of September 5, 1785, in Joseph Greco, Rowlandson the Caricaturist (London: Chatto and Windus, 1880), vol. 1, pp. 163-164. Cf. Science & Society Picture Library (http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?image=10419334&wwwflag=2&imagepos=3)   (accessed 23 May 2011).
Box 1, Folder 13

Portrait of James Sadler, the first English aerostatist. 1785.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : 8.5 x 7.75 in.

Note:

Box 3, Folder 4

"La quatorzieme experience aerostatique de M. Blanchard, accompagné du Chevalier Lepinard" [14th balloon ascent by Jean-Pierre Blanchard accompanied by the Chevalier de L'Espinard, Lille]. August 26, 1785.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : 13 x 18 in.

Note:

Engraved by Helman after a painting by Watteau.
Box 2, Folder 8

"Globe fait pour être dirigé, c.1785". 1785.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction] : color; 16 x 11.5 in.

Note:

C. H. Gibbs-Smith, Balloons (London: Aeriel Press, c1956), plate [5]. Cf. William Lockwood Marsh, Aeronautical Prints & Drawings (London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1924), plate 50, from an impression in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.
Box 1, Folder 14

"Grand-Fish-Balloon, With the Four most surprising Live Eagles ..." to be exhibited at the Pantheon by Mr. Uncles. April 1786.

General Physical Description note: 1 handbill : 8.5 x 7 in.

Note:

Advertisement published in the Times (London), Issue 406, Wednesday, April 12, 1786, p. 1, col. b.
Box 2, Folder 9

"Bataille de Fleurus". June 26, 1794.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph : color; 11.75 x 15.25 in. [mounted].

General note

Fabrique d'Estampes de Dembour et Gaugel, Metz; A Marseille et à Toulouse chez Forguez, n. d. Cf. Louis Liebmann and Gustav Wahl, Katalog der Historischen Abteilung der Ersten Internationalen Luftschiffahrts-Ausstellung (ILA) zu Frankfurt a. M. 1909 (Frankfurt am Main: Wüten & Co, 1912), p. 141, no. 359.
Box 1, Folder 15

Parachute. Late 18th-early 19th century.

General Physical Description note: 1 print [photographic reproduction] : 4.5 x 2.5 in. [on mount 5 x 3 in.].
Box 1, Folder 16

Mechanism for steering and propelling a balloon. Late 18th-early 19th century.

General Physical Description note: 1 print [photographic reproduction] : 2.75 x 4.75 in. [on mount 5 x 3 in.].
Box 2, Folder 10

"Neueste Erfindung einen Luftballon durch Adler zu regieren, 1801" [balloon pulled by eagles]. 1801.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction] : color; 16 x 11.5 in.

Note:

C. H. Gibbs-Smith, Balloons (London: Aeriel Press, c1956), plate [7], from J. Kaiserer, Über meine Erfindung einen Luftballon durch Adler zu regieren (Vienna, 1801).
Box 1, Folder 17

"Monsieur Garnerin and his extraordinary Descent in a Parachute, Sept r 21st, 1802" [first parachute descent in England by A. J. Garnerin]. September 21, 1802.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : 8 x 5 in.

Note:

Published by R. S. Kirby, London, 6 October 1814.
Box 1, Folder 18

James Gillray, "Tentanda via est qua me quoque possim tollere humo - Virgil, Geor:" [Caricature of the installation of Lord Grenville as chancellor of Oxford University]. 1810.

General Physical Description note: 1 pen and ink wash : color ; 13 x 9.25 in.

Note:

Very similar to, but differing in details from, the print as published by H. Humphrey, London. For a detailed description of the symbolism, see Draper Hill, ed., Fashionable Contrasts; Caricatures by James Gillray (London: Phaidon Press, 1966), plate 49 and pp. 158-159.
Box 1, Folder 19

"Fête du sacre et couronnement de leurs majestés impériales" [Festivities for the coronation of Napoleon and Josephine, Place de la Concorde, Paris]. December 3, 1804.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph [reproduction] : color ; 8.5 x 11 in.

General note

Le Coeur del. ; Gautier aq. fort. ; Marchand sculp. Reproduction published by Connoisseur magazine, n. d.
Box 1, Folder 20

Ascent by James Sadler at Oxford. July 7, 1810.

General Physical Description note: 1 print [photographic reproduction] : 13 x 8 in.

Note:

Drawn by E. M. Jones, engraved by Havell. Published by E. M. Jones, Newport Market, April 20, 1811. Reproduction of original at the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
Box 1, Folder 21

James Sadler and William Clayfield in the Bristol Channel. September 24, 1810.

General Physical Description note: 1 print [reproduction] : color; 8.25 x 5.375 in. [on mount 11.875 x 8.25 in.].

General note

Drawn by E. M. Jones. William Lockwood Marsh, Aeronautical Prints & Drawings (London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1924), plate 71.
Box 1, Folder 22, Box 2, Folder 11

Ascent by James Sadler at Dublin. October 1, 1812.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 2, Folder 11

"Part of the Balloon with which Mr. [James] Sadler ascended from Dublin, Oct. 1, 1812". October 1, 1812

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : color; 15.75 x 11 in.

Note:

Engraved by Robert Havell.
Box 1, Folder 22

James Sadler ascending from Dublin, together with apparatus for filling a balloon with gas. October 1, 1812

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : 9.5 x 10 in. ; vol. 2, plate 1, from unidentified publication.
Box 1, Folder 23

James Sadler ascending from Nottingham. November 1, 1813.

General Physical Description note: 1 print [reproduction] : color ; 8.375 x 5.5 in. [on mount 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.].

Note:

William Lockwood Marsh, Aeronautical Prints & Drawings (London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1924), frontispiece.
Box 2, Folder 12

"The Tower and Preparation of the Fire Works with the Balloon in the Park, Aug t. 1st, 1814". August 1, 1814.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph : color; 10.5 x 14 in.

Note:

Engraved by M. Dubourg after J. H. Clark. Published [London:] Edward Orme, August 12, 1814. In Green Park, London, part of the festivities of the Grand Jubilee, celebrating 100 years of Hannoverian rule and the recent defeat of Napoleon.
Box 1, Folder 24

"The Natives of Torneä Lapmark, assembled at Enontekis, to witness the launching [of] the first Balloon within the Arctic Circle". Circa 1816.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : 8 x 10.5 in.

Note:

Drawn by E. D. Clarke ; engraved by R. Pollard. Published London: T. Cadell & W. Davis, Strand, 1 January 1819. From Edward Daniel Clarke, Travels in various countries of Europe, Asia and Africa , pt. 3, section 1 (London, 1819).
Box 2, Folder 13

"Ascending and Descending, or Balloon and Dragoon, A scene at Portobello Barracks, June 27th, 1822". June 27, 1822.

General Physical Description note: 1 print : color; 10.25 x 15 in.
Box 3, Folder 5

Every Body's Album, & Caricature Magazine , No. 3. February 1, 1834.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph : color ; 18 x 11.75 in.

Note:

C[harles] J[ameson] Grant, A.A.E., invent. del. & lith. London: J. Kendrick, 1834.
Box 2, Folder 14

"The Eagle, First Aerial Ship" [Count Lennox's "Eagle"]. 1835.

General Physical Description note: 1 handbill : 10.25 x 16.25 in.

Note:

Sold by W. Lowe, 3, Upper Saint Martin's Lane, [1835].
Box 1, Folder 25

"An exact model of the 'Vauxhall Royal Balloon'". 1836.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph : color ; 11 x 8.75 in.

Note:

Printed and published by J. Thompson, Gloucester Street, Lambeth, [1836].
Box 2, Folder 15

Twentieth ascent, and parachute descent, by John Hampton, in the Balloon "Albion", Flora Gardens, Bayswater. Monday, 12 August 1839.

General Physical Description note: 1 handbill : 14.75 x 4.875 in.
Box 3, Folder 6

"The 'Great Steam Duck' of Louisville, 1841". 1841.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph [reproduction] : 15.5 x 18 in.

Note:

Reprinted for the Youth Group of Magazines, c1943.
Box 2, Folder 16

Carlos E. Pellegrini, "Fiestas Mayas en Buenos Aires". 1841.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph : color; 8.375 x 12.125 in. [on paper mount 10.5 x 14 in.].
Box 1, Folder 26

Night ascent by Charles Green, Cremorne Gardens, Chelsea. Thursday, August 7, 1845.

General Physical Description note: 1 handbill : 9.875 x 4.75 in.
Box 3, Folder 7

Two ascents by Charles Green, in the "Great Nassau Balloon", Cremorne Gardens, Chelsea. Monday, August 25, and Wednesday, August 27, [1845].

General Physical Description note: 1 handbill : yellow paper ; 19 x 9.5 in.
Box 1, Folder 27

"Locomotion sur terre, sur l'eau, dans l'air" [a train, a schooner-rigged side-wheel steamer named Java, and a balloon]. Circa 1850.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : 6 x 3.75 in. Frontispiece to an unidentified book.
Box 1, Folder 28

"Mr.Cocking's Parachute, Phil., 1850". 1850.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph [reproduction] : color ; 8 x 5.5 in.

Note:

Reprint New York: FAR Gallery, c1949.
Box 1, Folder 29

Descent near Easton, Pennsylvania. Circa 1850.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph [reproduction] : color ; 8 x 5.5 in.

Note:

Reprint New York: FAR Gallery, c1949.
Box 3, Folder 8

First benefit for, with ascent by, Charles Green, in the "Great Nassau Balloon", Cremorne Gardens, Chelsea. Monday, September 1st [1851].

General Physical Description note: 1 handbill : red ink ; 19.5 x 9.5 in.
Box 1, Folder 30

Three panels from Tableau de l'art aérostatique et de la direction des ballons (Paris: Maison Basset, Rue de Seine, 33, [c1851]), depicting the development of lighter-than-air machines down to 1851. 1851.

Contents:

  1. 25 Fevrier 1784; 4 Mars 1784; 8 Mai 1784. -- 1 print : color ; 5 x 7.5 in.
  2. Globe volant; 18 Juillet 1784; Ballon … parachute renversé de Mr. Henin. -- 1 print : color : 5 x 7.5 in.
  3. 6 Octobre 1850; 1851. Trains de plaisir de l'Hippodrome de Paris; 31 Aout 1851; 31 Aout 1851. Train de plaisir de l'Hippodrome. -- 1 print : color ; 4 .5 x 8 in.

Note:

See William Lockwood Marsh, Aeronautical Prints & Drawings (London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1924), pp. 29-32.
Box 2, Folder 17

"Professor Lowe's Mammoth Balloon, City of New York, as she will appear when fully inflated". 1859.

General Physical Description note: 1 newspaper page : 13.5 x 10.5 in.

Note:

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper , November 19, 1859, pp. 391-392.
Box 1, Folder 31

Marie Madeleine Sophie Blanchard, née Armant (d. 1819). 1859.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving : 3.75 x 2.75 in (on sheet 12.25 x 8.5 in.).

Note:

By Jules Sorreau, 1859.
Box 3, Folder 9

"The Battle of Fair Oaks, VA, May 31st 1862". May 31, 1862.

General Physical Description note: 2 engravings : color ; 11.5 x 16 in. (1) Picture frame mount, 16.5 x 19.5 in. ; (2) mounted on 12 x 16.5 in. board.

Note:

Published New York: Currier & Ives, 1862.
Box 2, Folder 18

Photograph by Matthew Brady of soldiers inflating Professor Lowe's balloon. Circa 1861-1864.

General Physical Description note: 1 photographic reproduction : 7.5 x 9.75 in. (on sheet 11.125 x 12.125 in.).

Note:

Reproduction c1910 by Patriot Publishing Co., Springfield, Massachusetts. From George T. Miller, Photographic History of the Civil War (New York: Review of Reviews, 1912).
Box 1, Folder 32

Handbill advertising the appearance of the French balloon "L'Esperance" at Cremorne Gardens, Chelsea. Monday, August 7, 1865.

General Physical Description note: 1 handbill : color ; 9 x 8.5 in.

Note:

For a description of "L'Esperance", built by F. Delamarne and Gabriel Yon in 1865, see John Grand-Carteret and Leo Delteil, La Conquete de l'air vue par l'Image (1495-1909) (Paris: Librairie des Annales, [1910]), p. 140, and Charles Dollfus and Henri Bouché, Histoire de l'aéronautique (Paris: l'Illustration, 1932), p.106; for a balloon of this name exhibited at Limerick in May 1868, see If Walls Could Talk. The Limerick Athenaeum: The story of an Irish Theatre since 1852 (http://www.limerick.com/theroyal/thebook/drama.html)   (accessed 23 May 2011).
Box 1, Folder 33

Eugène Godard building balloons in the gare d'Orléans, Paris, during the Franco-Prussian War. 1871.

General Physical Description note: 1 line engraving [photographic reproduction] : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

Engraved by Fichot. Reproduced from Charles Dollfus and Henri Bouché, Histoire de l'aéronautique (Paris: l'Illustration, 1932), p. 109.
Box 43, Folder 3-11

Samuel Dimmick Mott, Patent drawings for aero-plane. Bushkill. January 1877-December 1878.

Physical Description: 9 folders.
Box 43, Folder 3

Plate A. January 1877.

General Physical Description note: 1 sheet : 17.75 x 22.75 in. FRAGILE.
Box 43, Folder 4

Plate B. February 1877.

General Physical Description note: 1 sheet : 18 x 23.5 in. FRAGILE.
Box 43, Folder 5

Plate C. February 1877.

General Physical Description note: 1 sheet : 19 x 14.5 in.
Box 43, Folder 6

Plate D. March 1877.

General Physical Description note: 2 sheets: (Plate D) 18.75 x 14.25 in. ; (Supplement) 14 x 19 in.
Box 43, Folder 7

Plate E. May-June 1877.

General Physical Description note: 3 sheets : hand-colored: (Plate E) 16.75 x 21.25 in; (Supplement 1) 21.5 x 16.75 in.; (Supplement 2) 19 x 14.5 in.
Box 43, Folder 8

Plate F. Circa 1877-1878.

General Physical Description note: 1 sheet : hand-colored ; 21.25 x 15 in.
Box 43, Folder 9

Plate G. Circa 1877-1878.

General Physical Description note: 1 sheet (double-sided) : hand-colored ; 21.25 x 14.25 in.
Box 43, Folder 10

Plate H. December 1878.

General Physical Description note: 1 sheet (double-sided) : hand-colored ; 20.75 x 16.5 in.
Box 43, Folder 11

Plate I. Circa 1878.

General Physical Description note: 1 sheet : hand-colored ; 20.75 x 16.5 in.
Box 2, Folder 19

"Le ballon dirigeable 'la France' vue prise au parc militaire de Chalais au moment où le commandant Renard et le capitaine Krebs vont tenter leur première épreuve" [dirigible "la France" at the time of her first trials by commandant Renard and captain Krebs, Parc Militaire, Chalais]. 1884.

General Physical Description note: 1 photographic print ; tinted ; 16 x 12 in.

Note:

Figaro Illustre, n.d.
Box 2, Folder 20

"E. Bayonne, Mexico, Recuerdo del Año 1889. Al Jockey-Club". 1889.

General Physical Description note: 1 calendar : color; 13.5 x 10 in.

Note:

Lith. H. Sicard, Deposé. 28, rue Amelot, Paris.
Box 2, Folder 21

"'Le Santos-Dumont N o 6' tombé dans le jardin du chateau de M. le Baron Edmond de Rothschild a Boulogne-sur-Seine" [Santos Dumont No. 6 in the garden of the chateau of Baron Edmond de Rothschild, Boulogne-sur-Seine]. September 6, 1901.

General Physical Description note: 1 photographic print : tinted ; 16 x 12 in.

Note:

Probably Figaro Illustre, n.d.
Box 43, Folder 12

Samuel Dimmick Mott, "Aerodrome". 1904-1906.

Scope and Contents note

  1. Aeronauto, "The Newest Idea in Aerial Navigation", Motor, March 1904, p. 31 (2 copies; 1 mounted). FRAGILE.
  2. Passaic Daily News, Friday, March 11, 1904. FRAGILE.
  3. New York Times, Sunday, January 21, 1906. FRAGILE.
  4. 1 print : 19.25 x 14.75 in. N.d.
  5. 1 print : 7.25 x 9.25 in. Circa 1904.
Box 2, Folder 22

The Airman's Message, drawn by Tony Sarg. "Delayed by urgent wire. Weather unfavourable. Am lying low for the present". 1912.

General Physical Description note: 1 photographic print : 15.75 x 10.25 in.

Note:

Christmas Issue of the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News , December 1912, p. 9.
Box 1, Folder 34

Balloon over the gates of Buckingham Palace. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 print : 7.5 x 5.75 in. (in picture frame mount, 11.75 x 9.75 in.).
Box 1, Folder 35

Aerial Navigation, photographic illustrations for The Mentor, vol. 7, no. 7, serial no. 179. c1919.

Contents:

  1. American military free balloon. -- 1 print : 9.25 x 7 in.
  2. American naval observation balloon, moored to a warship. -- 1 print : 9.25 x 7 in.
  3. British naval airship NS8. -- 1 print : 7 x 9.25 in.
  4. Martin twin-engine day bomber airplane. -- 1 print : 7 x 9.25 in.
  5. J. S. [Curtiss] F5L naval flying boat. -- 1 print ; 7 x 9.25 in.
  6. American mail airplane. -- 1 print ; 7 x 9.25 in.
Box 1, Folder 36

Photographic illustrations from publications of the Royal United Service Institution. Circa 1920-1931.

Contents:

  1. H.M. airship R.33 [1919], circa 1920-1925.
  2. U.S. naval airship "Akron", 1931.
  3. Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [1926], 1923.
  4. Avro Lynx (Oxford University air squadron, 1929.
  5. (recto): Blackburn Dart [1923] (N9540) leaving H.M.S. Furious.

    (verso): H.M. airship R.101 (G-FAAW) [1929].

    From a model. Note: 2 copies.
  6. Blackburn Iris flying boat, 1926.
  7. (top) Cierva C.8V/AVRO 586 autogiro (G-EBTX), 1928.

    (bottom) Cierva C.9 autogiro (J-8931), 1928.

    Note: see AVRO and ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH Production at HAMBLE (http://daveg4otu.tripod.com/ah1900/avawprod.html)   (accessed 23 May 2011).
  8. De Havilland D.H. 9A day bomber. "Flight Vic", 3 planes in close formation, 1922.
  9. De Havilland D.H. 66 Hercules (G-EBMW), as used by Imperial Airways on the Cairo-Basra service, 1928. Note: crashed near Koepang, April 19, 1931.
  10. Dornier Do.X flying boat, 1929.
  11. Fairey long-range monoplane (K1991), 1931.
  12. Hawker Hart day bomber (J9937), 1930.
  13. Short S8 Calcutta flying boat (G-EBVG), 1929.
  14. (recto, top): Short [S.184] Seaplane off Lee-on-Solent, 1920.

    (recto, bottom): Sopwith Camel flying off ship's deck, 1920

    (verso, bottom): Royal Aircraft Factory B.E. 2e [1916] in flight doing contact patrol.
  15. Vickers Virginia night bomber (1922). Note: 2 copies.
  16. Saudi Arabia, Arabian Survey flight, typical coastal country, circa 1925.
  17. Iraq, circa 1925.

    (recto): Rowanduz country, Kurdistan.

    (verso): Hinaidi Aerodrome (near Bagdad).
Box 43, Folder 13

Caproni aircraft. 1921-1935.

Contents:

  1. Caproni Ca. 60. 1921. 1 lithograph : 19 x 23 in.
  2. Caproni Ca. 90 P.B. 1930. 1 lithograph : 19 x 23 in.
  3. Caproni Ca. 97. A comandi riuniti. Circa 1931. 1 lithograph : 19 x 23 in.
  4. Caproni Ca. 100. Reg. No. I-AAYC. 1935. 1 lithograph : 19 x 23 in.
  5. Caproni Ca. 101 Tr.C. Reg. No. I-ALBA. 1931. 1 lithograph : 19 x 23 in.
  6. Caproni Ca. 113 Acrobazia. Circa 1932. 1 lithograph : 19 x 23 in.
Box 43, Folder 13-14

Charles A. Lindbergh. 1927.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 43, Folder 13

Einar Kverone, "We" poster. 1927. 1927.

General Physical Description note: 1 poster : color ; 24 x 18 in.

Note:

Gift of Amelia Rankin, 1985.
Box 43, Folder 14

Bowmans Studio, Image of Charles A. Lindbergh commemorative sculpture by unknown artist. Circa 1927.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph : 19.5 x 15 in. (image 13 x 9 in.).
Box 43, Folder 16

Capt. Albert W. Stevens, "The first photograph ever made showing the division between the troposphere and the stratosphere and also the actual curvature of the earth-photographed from an elevation of 72,395 feet, the highest point ever reached by man". 1936.

General Physical Description note: 1 print : 16.75 x 24 in.

Note:

Copyright Supplement to the National Geographic magazine, May, 1936.
Box 4, Folder 2

The Thompson Trophy. "Winners All" (pilots and planes that have finished first in Thompson Trophy races, 1930 to 1937). Circa 1937.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph : color ; 11.5 x 14 in.

Note:

Cleveland, OH: Thompson Products, circa 1937.
Box 4, Folder 3

Bristol Beaufort. 1939.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph : color ; 8.5 x 11.25 in.
Box 4, Folder 4-6, Box 44, Folder 1-4

Consolidated Vultee aircraft. Circa 1941-1945.

Physical Description: 7 folders.
Box 44, Folder 1

Consolidated Vultee Valiant. Army, Navy and Marine Corps basic trainer. Circa 1941.

General Physical Description note: 1 print : color ; 14 x 16 in.
Material Specific Details note: MOLD.

Note:

San Diego, CA: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp, circa 1941.
Box 44, Folder 2

Vultee Valiant. U.S. Army, Navy basic trainer. Circa 1941.

General Physical Description note: 1 print : color ; 15.25 x 18 in.
Material Specific Details note: MOLD.

Note:

San Diego, CA: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp, circa 1941.
Box 44, Folder 3

Vultee Valiant. U.S. Army, Navy basic trainer. Circa 1941.

General Physical Description note: 1 print : color; 15.5 x 18 in.
Material Specific Details note: MOLD.

Note:

San Diego, CA: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp, circa 1941.
Box 44, Folder 4

Vultee Vanguard Pursuit. Circa 1941.

General Physical Description note: 1 print : color ; 15.5 x 18 in.
Material Specific Details note: MOLD.

Note:

San Diego, CA: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp, circa 1941.
Box 4, Folder 4

Berlin Express. Vultee "Vengeance" Dive Bomber. Circa 1941.

General Physical Description note: 1 print : color; 15.25 x 16 in.

Note:

San Diego, CA: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp, circa 1941.
Box 4, Folder 5

Vultee Vengeance Dive Bomber. Circa 1941.

General Physical Description note: 1 print : color ; 15.25 x 18 in.

Note:

San Diego, CA: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp, circa 1941.
Box 4, Folder 6

Consolidated Vultee aircraft. Circa 1945.

General Physical Description note: 12 lithographs : color ; 15 x 18 in.

Note:

San Diego, CA: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp, circa 1945.

Contents:

  1. Liberator [B-24 long-range bomber] (2 copies).
  2. Liberator Express [C-87 transport] (2 copies).
  3. Coronado [PB2Y-3R transport] (2 copies).
  4. Catalina PBY [patrol bomber] (2 copies).
  5. Valiant [BT-13A trainer] (2 copies).
  6. Stinson Sentinel [L-5 "flying jeep"] (2 copies).
Box 4, Folder 7

Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, Calif., For Your Personal Collection.Color lithographs of the planes you help build. Circa 1948.

General Physical Description note: 6 lithographs : color ; 11 x 14 in.

Contents:

  1. U.S. Navy P2V-Lockheed Neptune.
  2. Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star.
  3. Lockheed Two Place Shooting Star.
  4. Military Air Transport Service Constellation.
  5. U.S. Navy R60-Lockheed Constitution.
  6. Lockheed Constellation
Box 4, Folder 9

Computer-generated renderings of "flying wing" U.S. military aircraft. Circa 1980.

General Physical Description note: 2 computer printouts : color ; 18.5 x 13 in.
 

Subsubseries 1.2.3:  20th-Century Artists. 1903-circa 1950.

Physical Description: 16 folders + 1 volume.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically by artist's surname.

Scope and Contents note

This subsubseries comprises reproductions of works of art on aviation themes by 20th-century artists. It is arranged alphabetically by artist. The bulk of the materials consists of reproductions of paintings by Charles H. Hubbell, published by Thompson Products, an aircraft parts supplier in Cleveland, Ohio, and sponsor of the Thompson Flying Trophy. The materials were published in portfolios, most commonly of 12 prints. The portfolios are arranged chronologically, by date of event pictured, from famous civilian airplanes, 1903-1914, to U.S. World War II military aircraft. Other materials include 13 hand-colored pochoir prints, 1908-1910, by French artists Ernest Montaut and his wife Marguerite Montaut (who also signed her work as "Gamy"); a portfolio of paintings by Arthur Beaumont of U.S. World War II warships under aerial attack; a painting of aerial combat signed "Henri Farré, 1915"; four watercolors by Albert Leroux on French ballooning, 1783-1864; an album of illustrations by Henry B. Maas, Airplanes in action, circa 1934; and Stratford Edward St. Leger's painting, "War balloon on the march", circa 1900.
Box 4, Folder 10

[Beaumont, Arthur.] Our Fighting Navy. Color reproductions of paintings by Arthur Beaumont. c1944.

General Physical Description note: 8 lithographs : color; 10 x 13.25 in.

Contents:

  1. Air Raid (U.S.S. Enterprise).
  2. Camouflaged Majesty (U.S.S. Alabama).
  3. Confidential Mission (U.S.S. San Diego ).
  4. Jap Nemesis (U.S.S. Louisville).
  5. Mosquito Patrol off Aleutians (Motor Torpedo Boats).
  6. Sea Terrier (Destroyer Escort).
  7. Smoke Screen (Destroyer).
  8. Task Force (U.S.S. Cleveland).
Box 4, Folder 11

Farré, Henri. Painting of aerial combat. 1915.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph : color; 10.75 x 14.5 in. [on mount 12 x 15.5 in.].

Note:

Not identified in Farré's Sky Fighters of France (1919).
Box 4, Folder 19

Goff, Harper. Douglas "Skymaster", Amy C-54 Transport. 1944.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph : color; 13.75 x 18.75 in. 2 copies.
Box 4, Folder 12-17

Hubbell, Charles H.

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 4, Folder 12

Reproductions of paintings of famous civilian airplanes. 1903-1914.

General Physical Description note: 12 lithographs : color; 15.5 x 16.5 in.

Note:

Cleveland, OH: Thompson Products, n.d.

Contents:

  1. Wright Biplane - 1903.
  2. "Bird of Prey" [Santos-Dumont No. 14] - 1906.
  3. Avroplane - 1909.
  4. Bleriot Monoplane - 1909.
  5. Caproni - 1909.
  6. Grade Monoplane - 1909.
  7. Martin Biplane - 1909.
  8. H. Farman Biplane - 1910.
  9. Curtiss Hydro - 1911.
  10. Fokker "Spider" - 1912.
  11. Sikorsky "Grand" - 1913.
  12. Benoist Flying-Boat - 1914.
Box 4, Folder 13

Reproductions of paintings of famous civilian "first flights". 1921-1930.

General Physical Description note: 12 lithographs : color; 13.25 x 16.5 in.

Note:

Cleveland, OH: Thompson Products, n.d.

Contents:

  1. First Transcontinental Night Air Mail - 1921; San Francisco to New York City; Pilot, Jack Knight; U.S. Post Office Dept., De Havilland 4.
  2. First Round-the-World Flight - 1924; Lieut. Lowell H. Smith and Lieut. Eric H. Nelson, U.S. Army, Douglas "Cruisers".
  3. "Dawn-to-Dusk" Transcontinental - 1924; New York to San Francisco, Lieut. Russell L. Maughan, U.S. Army, Curtiss PW-8.
  4. First Pan-American Good Will Flight - 1926; Maj. Herbert A. Dargue, U.S. Army, in command, Loening Amphibians.
  5. Four-Continent Flight - 1927; Europe, Africa, South and North America, Marchesi de Pinedo, Italy, Savoia S-55 Flying Boat.
  6. New York to Paris - 1927; Charles A. Lindbergh, "The Spirit of St. Louis", Ryan Monoplane.
  7. California to Australia - 1928; Squadron Leader Charles Kingsford-Smith, "The Southern Cross", Fokker Monoplane.
  8. First South Pole Flight - 1929; Com. Richard E. Byrd, "The Floyd Bennett", Ford Tri-Motor.
  9. First Thompson Trophy Race Winner - 1929; National Air Races, Cleveland, Douglas Davis, Travelair "Mystery Ship".
  10. Paris to New York - 1930; Dieudonné Costes and Maurice Bellonte, France, Breguet "Question Mark".
  11. Non-Stop Refueling Flight - 1930; 647 Hours, Forest O'Brine and Dale Jackson, "The Greater St. Louis", Curtiss Robin.
  12. First Transcontinental Passenger Service - 1930; Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc., Ford Tri-Motor.
Box 4, Folder 14

Reproductions of paintings of winners of the Thompson Trophy Race. 1929-1939.

General Physical Description note: 11 lithographs : color; 13.25 x 14.5 in.

Note:

Cleveland, OH: Thompson Products, n.d.

Contents:

  1. Douglas Davis, "Mystery Ship", 1929.
  2. Charles W. Holman, Laird Solution, 1930.
  3. Lowell Bayles, Gee Bee Super-Sportster, 1931.
  4. James H. Doolittle, Gee Bee Super-Sportster, 1932.
  5. James R. Weddell, Wedell-Williams, 1933.
  6. Roscoe Turner, Wedell-Williams Special, 1934.
  7. Harold Neumann, Howard "Special", 1935.
  8. Michael Detroyat, Caudron racer, 1936.
  9. Rudy A. Kling, Folkerts, 1937.
  10. Roscoe Turner, Turner-Laird Special, 1938.
  11. Roscoe Turner, Turner-Laird Special, 1939.
Box 4, Folder 15

Reproductions of paintings of American aircraft. 1938-circa 1950.

General Physical Description note: 5 lithographs : color; 11.5 x 14 in.

Note:

Cleveland, OH: Thompson Products, n.d.

Contents:

  1. "Roscoe Turner Wins!" (ninth Thompson Trophy Race, Cleveland, Ohio, September 5th, 1938).
  2. "Skysleeper at Dawn" (American Airlines) Douglas DST, Wright "Cyclone" engines. Painting by Charles H. Hubbell.
  3. "Lewis and Clark Trail-1939" (Northwest Airlines) Lockheed 14, Pratt & Whitney "Hornet" engines. Painting by Charles H. Hubbell.
  4. "Atlantic Clipper-Europe Bound!" (Pan AmericanAirways) Boeing 314, Wright twin-row "Cyclone"engines. Painting by Charles H. Hubbell.
  5. "... on time over Cheyenne" (United Airlines) Douglas DC-4, Pratt & Whitney twin-row "Hornet" eingines. Painting by Charles H. Hubbell.
Box 4, Folder 16

Reproductions of paintings of famous U.S. World War II air battles. December 1941-October 1942.

General Physical Description note: 12 lithographs : color; 13.25 x 16 in.

Note:

Cleveland, OH: Thompson Products, n.d.

Contents:

  1. Colin Kelly; Luzon, Philippine Islands, December, 1941; Boeing B-17C Flying Fortress; Mitsubishi 96 pursuits (U.S.Army Air Forces).
  2. "Sighted Sub, Sank Same"; Ensign Donald F. Mason; North Atlantic Ocean, January, 1942; Lockheed "Hudson" patrol bomber (U.S. Navy).
  3. "Butch" O'Hare; Lieut Comdr. Edward H. O'Hare; Gilbert Islands, February, 1942; Grumman "Wildcat" fighter; Mitsubishi 96 bombers (U.S. Navy).
  4. The New Burma Road; Brig. Gen. Earl L. Naiden, commanding; India to China, March, 1942; Douglas C-47 cargo planes (U.S. Army Air Transport Command).
  5. The Flying Tigers; "Scarsdale Jack" Newkirk, squadron commander; Cheingmai Airdrome, Thailand, March, 1942; Curtiss P-40 fighters; Nakajima 96 pursuits (American Volunteer Group).
  6. Carribean Rescue; Ensign Francis Pinter; Carribean Sea, April, 1942; Consolidated PBY Flying Boat (U.S. Navy).
  7. Shangri-La to Tokyo; Brig. Gen. James H. Doolittle, commanding; Tokyo, Japan, April, 1942; North American B-25 bombers; Nakajima 97 pursuits (U.S. Army Air Forces).
  8. Battle of Midway; Ensign G. H. Gay; Midway island, June, 1942; Douglas TBD torpedo plane; Japanese Zero fighters (U.S. Navy).
  9. Bombers over Benghazi; Maj. Gen. Lewis H. Brereton, commanding; Benghazi, Egypt, July, 1942; Consolidated B-24 bombers; Macchi C-200 fighters (U.S. Army Air Forces).
  10. First U.S. Raid over Europe; Capt. Charles C. Kegelman; Valkenburg, Netherlands, July 4, 1942; Douglas A-20A light bombers; Focke-Wulf FW 190 pursuits (U.S. Army Air Forces).
  11. Mariners Over the Solomons; Maj. Richard Mangrum, commanding; Solomon Islands, August, 1942; Douglas SBD dive bombers (U.S. Marines).
  12. Caught at Kiska; Capt. M. A. Beth, Commanding; Aleutian Islands, October 1942; Martin B-26 "Marauder" medium bombers (U.S. Army Air Forces).
Box 4, Folder 17

Reproductions of paintings of U.S. World War II military aircraft. 1941-1945

General Physical Description note: 12 lithographs : color; 13.25 x 14.75 in.

Note:

Cleveland, OH: Thompson Products, n.d.

Contents:

  1. Trouble Coming Up (U.S. Army): Bell P-39 interceptors, Allison engines.
  2. Mastiff and Terriers (U.S. Army): Boeing B-17A bomber, four Wright "Cyclone" engines; Republic P-41 pursuits, Pratt & Whitney twin-row "Wasp" engines.
  3. Coast Patrol (U.S. Navy): Consolidated PBY Flying Boat, two Pratt & Whitney twin-row "Wasp" engines.
  4. "X" marks the Spot (U.S. Army): Curtiss P-40 pursuit plane, Allison engine.
  5. Assignment Completed (U.S. Navy): Curtiss SBC-4 dive bomber, Wright "Cyclone" engine.
  6. ... and so Throught the Night (U.S. Army): Douglas B-18 bombers, two Wright "Cyclone" engines.
  7. Into his Stacks (U.S. Navy): Douglas TBD-1 torpedo bombers, Pratt & Whitney twin-row "Wasp" engines.
  8. Over the Nest (U.S. Marine Corps): Grumman F3F-2 fighters, Wright "Cyclone" engines.
  9. Early Errand (U.S. Army): Lockheed P-38 pursuits, two Allison engines.
  10. Over Camp Perry (National Guard): North America O-48, Wright "Cyclone" engine.
  11. Catapult (U.S. Navy): Vought-Sikorsky OS2U-1 observation scout, Pratt & Whitney "Wasp, Jr." engine.
  12. "Pylon Polisher": Roscoe Turner winning the 10th annual Thompson Trophy Race, Cleveland Airport, September 5th, 1939; Turner-Laird "Special", Pratt & Whitney twin-row "Wasp, Sr." engine.
Box 1, Folder 37

JACK. "La Montgolfiere. A. 1800". n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 pen and ink wash [reproduction] : 6.5 x 9.75 in. [on mount 9 x 12 in.].
Box 4, Folder 1

Jacobs, William L. "The Rivals". Circa 1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 print : 7 x 12 in. [on mount 12 x 15.75 in.]. From unidentified periodical publication.
Box 1, Folder 38

Leroux, Albert. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 1, Folder 38, Item 1

"Lancement de la Montgolfière, 1783" [Versailles "animal ascent", September 19, 1783]. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 pen and in wash [reproduction] : 9 x 11 in. [including mat].

Note:

Cf. William Lockwood Marsh, Aeronautical Prints & Drawings (London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1924), plate 9.
Box 1, Folder 38, Item 2

"Accession des Fréres Robert, 1783" [ascent by Jacques Charles and Noel Robert from the garden of the Tuilleries, Paris, December 1, 1783]. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 pen and ink wash [reproduction] : 9 x 11 in. [including mat].

Note:

Cf. William Lockwood Marsh, Aeronautical Prints & Drawings (London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1924), plate 16.
Box 1, Folder 38, Item 3

"Aérostat de Guyton de Morveau, 1784" [Ascent by Guyton de Morveau and the abbé Bertrand in the balloon "l'Académie-de-Dijon", Dijon, April 25, 1784]. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 pen and ink wash [reproduction] : 9 x 11.25 in. [including mat].

Note:

Cf. Charles Dollfus and Henri Bouché, Histoire de l'aéronautique (Paris: l'Illustration, 1932), p.39.
Box 1, Folder 38, Item 4

"L'Aigle d'Eugène Godard, 1864" [Eugène Godard's balloon "Eagle"]. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 pen and ink wash [reproduction] : 9 x 11.25 in. [including mat].
Book Collection: Aviation Folio TL554 .M112

Maas, Henry B. Airplanes in action; an album of illustrations. Circa 1934.

General Physical Description note: 22 leaves : 13 x 10.5 in.

Note:

Latest illustration dated 1934.
Box 46, Folder 1-2

Montaut, Ernest and Marguerite ["Gamy"] 1908-1910.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 46, Folder 1

Montaut, Ernest. 1908-1909.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 46, Folder 1, Item 1

"Wright au camp d'Auvours". E. Montaut. c1908.

General Physical Description note: 1 hand-colored pochoir print : 16.25 x 32 in.

General note

Published Paris: Montaut & Mabileau, c1908.
Box 46, Folder 1, Item 2

"Raid Paris-Verdun / Le dirigeable 'Ville de Paris'". E. Montaut. [1908].

General Physical Description note: 1 hand-colored pochoir print ; 16.25 x 34.25 in.
Box 46, Folder 1, Item 3

"Le 'Panhard et Levassor' / Gagnant du championnat de la mer en 1908". E. Montaut. [1908].

General Physical Description note: 1 hand-colored pochoir print : 16.5 x 32.25 in.

General note

Published Paris: M.M. [Montaut & Mabileau], [1908].
Box 46, Folder 1, Item 4

"Bleriot traversant la Manche / le 25 Juillet 1909". E. Montaut. c1909.

General Physical Description note: 1 hand-colored pochoir print : 16 x 32.5 in.

General note

Published Paris: [Montaut & Mabileau], c1909.
Box 46, Folder 1, Item 5

"Hubert Latham sur 'Antoinette'". E. Montaut. [1909].

General Physical Description note: 1 hand-colored pochoir print ; 16.5 x 32.5 in.

General note

Published Paris: M.M. [Montaut & Mabileau], [1909].
Box 46, Folder 1, Item 6

"En Reconnaissance / Le dirigeable et l'auto-mitrailleuse / Bayard Clement". E. Montaut. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 hand-colored pochoir print : 34 x 16.5 in.

General note

Published Paris: M.M. [Montaut & Mabileau], n.d.
Box 46, Folder 2

Montaut, Marguerite ["Gamy"]. 1909-1910.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 46, Folder 2, Item 1

"L'air conquis". Gamy. c1909.

General Physical Description note: 1 hand-colored pochoir print : 16.25 x 31.5 in.

General note

Published Paris: Mabileau et Cie. c[19]09.
Box 46, Folder 2, Item 2

"Grand prix de la Champagne / Henri Farman le gagnant sur son biplan / Moteur Gnome". Gamy. c1909.

General Physical Description note: 1 hand-colored pochoir print : 17 x 33 in.

General note

Published Paris: Mabileau et Cie., c[19]09.
Box 46, Folder 2, Folder 3

"Meeting d'Heliopolis / Rougier le gagnant sur biplan Voisin / Moteur E.N.V." Gamy. c1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 hand-colored pochoir print : 17 x 32.75 in.

General note

Published Paris: Mabeleau et Cie., c1910.
Box 46, Folder 2, Item 4

"Le Zodiac". Marguerite E. Montaut. c1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 hand-colored pochoir print : 17 x 32 in.

General note

Published Colombes: Montaut Aubois, c1910.
Box 46, Folder 2, Item 5

"L'aviateur Guyot a Moscow". Marguerite E. Montaut 10. c1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 hand-colored pochoir print ; 16.5 x 32.25 in.

General note

Published Colombes: Montaut Aubois, c1910.
Box 46, Folder 2, Item 6

"Circuit de l’est / Leblanc, Aubrun et Legagneux terminent seuls / La premiere grande course aerienne (rout … [illegible]) / Preux Dunlop … [illegible]elice 'Integrale' Chauviere". Marguerite E. Montaut 1910. c1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 hand-colored pochoir print ; 33 x 17 in.
Box 46, Folder 2, Item 7

"Raid Londres-Manchester / Paulhan gagne le prix du Daily-Mail". Marguerite E. Montaut. c[19]10.

General Physical Description note: 1 hand-colored pochoir print : 16.5 x 32.25 in.
Box 1, Folder 39

St. Leger, Stratford Edward. "War balloon on the march". Circa 1900.

General Physical Description note: 1 photographic print : color ; 6.25 x 8.75 in.

Note:

Together with Hedley V. MacKinnon, War sketches; reminiscences of the Boer war in South Africa 1899-1900 (Charlottetown, PEI: Examiner Pub. Co., 1900), pp. 61-62.
Box 4, Folder 8

[Woodson, Jack.] Famous Aircraft 1903-1919 / Half Century of Aircraft, 1920 to the Present Day. Reproductions of photographs, and of paintings by Jack Woodson. 1970.

General Physical Description note: 1 poster : double-sided ; color ; 25 x 38 in. 3 copies.

Note:

Maplewood, NJ: Hammond Inc., c1970.

Donor:

Gift of the Disabled American Veterans, 1970.
 

Subseries 1.3:  Calendars. 1999.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of a single calendar, the National Air and Space Museum, 1999 Calendar: Milestones of Flight , with color photographs of 12 exhibits in the National Air and Space Museum, from the Wright Brothers' 1903 flyer to the Apollo 11 command module "Columbia" (1969).
Box 4, Folder 18

National Air and Space Museum. 1999 Calendar: Milestones of Flight. c1998

General Physical Description note: 1 calendar : color ; 12 x 13.25 in.

Note:

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, c1998.

Contents:

Photographs of the following exhibits in the National Air and Space Museum:

  1. Wright Brothers' 1903 flyer.
  2. Fokker T-2, in which Lts. Oakley G. Kelley and John A. Macready made the first nonstop transcontinental flight, 1923.
  3. Douglas World Cruiser "Chicago", in which Lts. Lowell H. Smith and Leslie Arnold made the first round-the-world flight, 1924.
  4. Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis", in which Charles A. Lindbergh made the first solo transatlantic flight, 1927.
  5. Lockheed Vega 5B, in which Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly nonstop solo across both the Atlantic and the United States, 1932.
  6. Boeing 247-D, the first modern airliner, 1933.
  7. Bell XP-59A Airacomet, the United States' first jet aircraft, 1942.
  8. Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis", the first aircraft to fly faster than the speed of sound, 1947.
  9. Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, first U.S. jet fighter in service to fly at Mach 2, 1954.
  10. North American X-15A-1, first winged aircraft to reach speeds of Mach 4, 5, and 6, and to fly at altitudes well above 100,000 feet, 1959-1967.
  11. Gemini IV, that carried James A. McDivitt and Edward H. White II in 1965 when White became the first American to "walk" in space.
  12. Apollo 11 command module "Columbia", that carried Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin into lunar orbit and back to Earth when Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon, 1969.
 

Subseries 1.4:  Plates removed from François-Louis Bruel, Histoire aéronautique (Paris, 1909). 1783-1830 (bulk, 1783-1785).

Physical Description: 1 box + 2 items.

Arrangement note

Ordered by plate number.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of plates removed from the copy of François-Louis Bruel, Histoire aéronautique par les monuments peints, sculptés, dessinés et gravés, des origines à 1830 (Paris, 1909), cataloged as Special Collections Aviation TL515.B832. The plates are arranged by number. Many are mounted on heavy card stock, and may have been used as exhibits in the aeronautical exhibition at the Claremont Colleges circa 1982. With four exceptions the plates reproduce documents from the years 1783 and 1785 relating in particular to the ascent of the Montgolfier balloon at Versailles, September 19, 1783; various ascents by Jean-Pierre Blanchard, including his crossing of the Channel with Dr. John Jeffries; the first balloon ascent at Strassbourg, March 1784; the fatal ascent by the abbé Miolan in the Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, in July 1784; the fatal accident to François Pilatre de Rozier and Romain as they attempted to cross the Channel from France to Britain in June 1785; and to Vincent Lombardi. Plate 140 (box 5, folder 18) reproduces a painting by Francesco Guardi of Count Francesco Zambeccari's ascent over the Giudecca canal, Venice, for which the drawing (possibly a forgery) in Subsubseries 1.2.2, box 1, folder 9, is a preparatory study. Events after 1798 documented are an equestion ascent by Pierre Testu-Brissy at Meudon, October 16, 1798; the coronation of Napoleon and Josephine, December 3, 1804; the ascent by James Sadler and Capt. Paget from the gardens of the mermaid Tavern, Hackney, August 12, 1811; and an 1830 engraving of "Ballon de Fête religieuse" at Frascati.
Box 5, Item 1

Plates 7/8 on 1 sheet - two views of Blanchard's vaisseau volant, engraved and colored by Francois-Nicolas Martinet. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 2 engravings [reproductions, on single mount] : 6.5 x 8.5 inches.
Box 5, Item 2

Plate 11 - Estampe satirique, "Aux Incrèdules de Paris", directed against Blanchard. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 print [reproduction, mounted] : 12 x 7.25 in.
Box 2, Item 23

Plate 34 - Engraving most probably printed by Johann Michael Probst, of Augsburg, of the Montgolfier balloon that ascended at Versailles on September 19, 1783. 1783

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction] : color ; 11.25 x 7.75 in.
Box 2, Item 24

Plate 35 - Ascent of the Montgolfier balloon at Versailles. September 19, 1783.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction] : 9.25 x 12.5 in.
Box 5, Item 5

Plates 42/43 on 1 sheet [extra copy].

Plate 42 - Portrait of F. Pilatre de Rozier.

Plate 43 - Cachet Pilatre de Rozier and the marquis d'Arlandes, dated November 21, 1783, the date of their ascent at la Muette, with their initials and a representation of the balloon.
1783.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction] : sepia ; 8.5 x 6 in. + 1 cachet [reproduction] : green.
Box 5, Item 6

Plate 72 - Balloon in which Blanchard and the Benedictine monk Page made an ascent on March 2, 1784. 1784.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction, mounted] : color ; 12 x 7.25 in.
Box 5, Item 7

Plate 86 - "Le veritable navigateur aerien", unrealized project for a lighter than air machine by L .J. Stoupy de Bijon. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction, mounted] : color ; 11 x 9 in.
Box 5, Item 8a-b

Plates 91/92 on 1 sheet.

Plate 91 - Receipt [reproduction] for subscription in the amount of 6 livres to the ascent of the abbé Miolan at the Luxembourg gardens on July 11, 1784.

Plate 92 - Entry ticket [reproduction] to the ascent.
1784.

General Physical Description note: 2 copies.
Box 5, Item 9

Plate 93 - The burning of Miolan and Janinet's Balloon at the Luxembourg gardens. July 11, 1784.

General Physical Description note: 1 print [reproduction] : sepia ; 10.25 x 10.25 in.
Box 5, Item 10

Plate 101 - Blanchard and Dr. Jeffries approaching Blanay (between Calais and Boulogne) after crossing the English Channel from Dover. January 7, 1785.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction] : color ; 12 x 7.25 in.

Note:

See also Subsubseries 1.2.2, box 2, folder 6.
Box 5, Item 11

Plate 104 - "British Balloon and D[evilish] Aerial Yacht, Destined for conveying the high Fliers of Fashion over the Channel, from Dover to Calais ...". December 13, 1784.

General Physical Description note: 1 print [reproduction] : 12.5 x 8.75 in.
Box 5, Item 12

Plate 107 - "Vue de la Garenne du Roy à Vimereux, a cinq quart de lieue de Boulogne sur Mer", the fatal accident to Pilatre de Rozier and Romain as they attempt to cross the Channel from France to Britain in an experimental balloon. June 15, 1785.

General Physical Description note: 1 print [reproduction] : black and white with color tint accents ; 10.5 x 7 in.
Box 5, Item 13

Plate 109 - "Experience Aërostatique", first balloon ascent at Strassbourg. March 1784.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction, mounted] : color ; 13 x 8.5 in.
Box 5, Item 14

Plate 115 - Map plus altitude cross-section of the voyage of Blanchard and l'Epinard from Servon to Lille. August 26, 1785.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction, mounted] : color ; 12 x 7.25 in.
Box 5, Item 15

Plates 126/127 on 1 sheet.

Plate 126 - Vincent Lunardi with his dog and cat, November 1, 1784.

Plate 127 - Portrait of Lunardi engraved by Francis Bartolozzi after a miniature by Cosway, no date.
1784, n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving on silk [reproduction] : color + 1 engraving on silk [reproduction].
Box 5, Item 16

Plate 133 - George Biggin, Madame Sage, and Vincent Lunardi, ascent from St. George, May 13, 1785, engraved by Francis Bartolozzi after John Francis Rignaud. 1785

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction] : 13 x 9.5 in.

Note:

See also Subsubseries 1.2.2, box 2, folder 7.
Box 5, Item 17

Plate 136 - "A View of the Balloon of Mr. Sadler's Ascending", ascent by James Sadler and Capt. Paget from the gardens of the mermaid Tavern at Hackney. Monday, August 12, 1811.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction, mounted] : 13 x 10 in.
Box 5, Item 18

Plate 140 - Ascent by Count Francesco Zambeccari over the Giudecca canal, Venice, from the tableau by Francesco Guardi. 1783.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction] : 9.25 x 7 in.

Note:

See also Subsubseries 1.2.2, box 1, folder 9.
Box 5, Item 19

Plate 144 - "Ballon de Fête religieuse", at Frascati, 1830. From a collection of lithographs by Thomas, Un An à Rome. 1830.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph [reproduction, mounted] : color ; 10 x 8.5 in.
Box 5, Item 20

Plate 169 - Model of one of the four balloons launched from the place de la Concorde during the coronation of Napoleon and Josephine. December 3, 1804.

General Physical Description note: 1 watercolor [reproduction, mounted] : 13 x 7.5 in.
Box 5, Item 21

Plate 173 - Equestrian ascent by Pierre Testu-Brissy at Meudon. October 16, 1798.

General Physical Description note: 1 engraving [reproduction, mounted] : 6 x 4.5 in.
Box 5, Item 22 (top)

Plate 205 - "Neue Erfindung / Dampfmaschinen-Pferd / worauf man in einer Stunde von Paris nach / Petersburg reiten kann". 1828.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph [reproduction, mounted] : color ; 6 x 7.25 in.
Box 5, Item 22 (bottom)

Plate 206 - Man flying over white cliffs of English coast with tea kettle strapped to his back. Circa 1830.

General Physical Description note: 1 lithograph [reproduction, mounted] : color ; 7 x 6 in.
 

Series 2:  Photographs. 1883-1960 (bulk, 1909-1950).

Physical Description: 95 folders (2.2 boxes + 1 oversize box + 1 box of items affected by mold).

Arrangement note

Organized into 6 subseries:
  • Subseries 2.1: Collections, 1910-1938
  • Subseries 2.2: People, 1883-1981
  • Subseries 2.3: Air Meets, Air Shows and Historic Flights, 1910-1959
  • Subseries 2.4: Individual Aircraft, circa 1845-1956
  • Subseries 2.5: Airlines, circa 1930-1960
  • Subseries 2.6: Airports, circa 1930

Scope and Contents note

This series comprises photographs and postcards relating to aviation, particularly for the period 1909-1950. It includes photographs documenting the Los Angeles Aviation Meet of January 1910, the Belmont Park Aviation Meet of october 1910, the San Francisco Air Meet of January 1911, the Radlett Air Show of September 1946, and the World Congress of Flight of April 1959. A large number of photographs document individual aviators, in particular, Arch Hoxey, the Wright brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and Clyde Pangborn. The materials also include an 1883 autographed photograph of the brothers Albert and Gaston Tissandier with their airship, and images of Matilde Moisant and Harriet Quimby, circa 1912. The bulk of the photographs of individual aircraft relate to those of U.S., French, and German manufacture, in particular, Consolidated Aircraft (later Consolidated Vultee, popularly known as Convair), 1923-1956; S.N.C.A.S.O., 1950-1958; and the Dornier DoX flying boat of 1930. The photographs include images of the airships USS Akron, Columbia, and Mayflower, and of the LZ127 "Graf Zeppelin". A number of postcards published circa 1930 depict historic aircraft and models in the Science Museum, London, including Henson and Stringfellow's flying machine of 1844-1845, Sir Hiram Maxim's 1894 flying machine, and biplanes by (inter alia) Voisin, Farman, Avro, Bristol, De Havilland, and Fairey. A small number of photographs document several U.S. airlines and Deruluft (Deutsch-Russische Luftverkehrs AG), which flew between Berlin and Moscow between 1929 and 1936; as well as the Zentralflughafen, Berlin, and Le Bourget airport, Paris, circa 1930.
 

Subseries 2.1:  Collections. 1910-1938 (bulk, 1930-1931).

Physical Description: 17 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered chronologically.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries comprises groups of photographs, each group obtained from a single source, kept together in order to preserve their context. The subseries contains three such collections.
The W. A. Sloan collection was found in an envelope from W. A. Sloan, 159 N. Evergreen, Ventura, California, addressed to Roy W. Judd, 4602 N. Laurens Ave., Baldwin Park, California. The photographs date from the period 1910-1912 and primarily concern the aviator Arch Hoxsey (d. 1910); other photographs relate to the Belmont Park Aviation Meet, October 1910, while the remaining are unidentified.
The Newswire company photograph collection was found in the basement of Mabel Shaw Bridges Auditorium in May 1962. It consists of photographs taken by photographic news agencies, in particular International News Photos and International Newsreel. The photographs date from 1918 through 1938, with the majority dating from January 1930 through February 1931; they are arranged chronologically. They concern the major aviation events and leading aviators-with special emphasis on female aviators-of the time. The events include the launch of the Dornier DO-X Flying Shark seaplane; the first non-stop airplane crossing from Paris to New York, by Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte; the transatlantic flight from Italy to Brazil led by Italian Air Minister General Italo Balbo; the 1930 US visit of Mrs. J. M. Keith-Miller; and the 1931 Schneider Cup race at Calshot, Great Britain. The aviators include Jimmy Angel, Florence Lowe ("Pancho") Barnes, the Hon. Mrs. Victor Bruce, Juanita Burns, Marga von Etzdorf, Frank Hawks, Lady Drummond Hay, Mike Murphy, and "Bobby" Trout and Edna May Cooper. The photographs include several of couples who were married in airplanes aloft. Other photographs depict contemporary politicians, socialites, and film stars and starlets alighting from or ascending into airplanes.
Two panoramic photographs were found in the basement of Honnold Library in 2010. One depicts the formal reception for flyers from the USSR held by the Los Angeles city authorities and Chamber of Commerce in 1937; the other documents the 26th annual convention of the American Legion, Department of California, in Los Angeles in 1944.
Box 6, Folder 1-3

W. A. Sloan collection of photographs on early aviation. Circa 1910-1912.

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Custodial History note

Photographs found in an envelope from W. A. Sloan, 159 N. Evergreen, Ventura, Calif., addressed to Roy W. Judd, 4602 N. Laurens Ave., Baldwin Park, Calif., n.d. [right end torn off]. 1970's library catalog card in envelope marked "21 photos".
Box 6, Folder 1

Arch Hoxsey. Circa 1910.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 6, Folder 1, Item 1

Wright Flyer on race track [possibly Belmont Park Aviation Meet, October 30. 1910]. Circa 1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in. Marked on front in pen: "Hoxsey in Wright".
Box 6, Folder 1, Item 2

Wright Flyer. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 2.5 x 4.25 in. Marked on front in pen: "Hoxsey".
Box 6, Folder 1, Item 3

Wright Flyer in flight. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 3.5 x 5.5 in. Marked on front in pen: "Hoxsey in air".
Box 6, Folder 1, Item 4

"Hoxsey in the Clouds". c1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

Copyright 1910 Cole & Co.
Box 6, Folder 1, Item 5

Portrait [? of Arch Hoxsey] with trophies. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Box 6, Folder 1, Item 6

Hoxsey in flying suit checks biplane prior to flight. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5.5 x 3.25 in. Marked "No. 2" on back.

Note:

Possibly at Belmont Park Aviation Meet, October 30, 1910.
Box 6, Folder 1, Item 7

Hoxsey in flying suit escorted off field after flight. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in. Marked "No. 10" on back.

Note:

Possibly at Belmont Park Aviation Meet, October 30, 1910.
Box 6, Folder 2

Belmont Park Aviation Meet. October 30, 1910.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
General Physical Description note: 7 photographs, all stamped 8312 on back.
Box 6, Folder 2, Item 1

Four airplanes (identified L to R as Antoinette, Curtiss, Wright, and Bleriot) in air. October 30, 1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph.
Box 6, Folder 2, Item 2-6

Photographs of Antoinette aircraft. October 30, 1910.

General Physical Description note: 5 photographs.
Box 6, Folder 2, Item 7

Unidentified man in Wright Flyer. October 30, 1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph.
Box 6, Folder 3

Other photographs. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 6, Folder 3, Item 1-2

2 different men in same airplane. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 2 postcards : 3.5 x 5.5 in. Postcard no. 1 [possibly Arch Hoxsey] marked "No. 1.a." on back.
Box 6, Folder 3, Item 3-4

Photographs marked on front in pen: "Farman". n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 2.75 x 4.25 in. + 1 photograph : 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Box 6, Folder 4-16

Newswire company photographs. 1918, 1927, 1929-1931, 1936-1938 (bulk, 1930-1931).

Physical Description: 13 folders.

Custodial History note

Found in the basement of Mabel Shaw Bridges Auditorium in May 1962.
Box 6, Folder 4

News photographs. 1918, 1927, 1929.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 6, Folder 4, Item 1

Attaching bombs to the underside of a biplane. December 17, 1918.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6.5 x 8.5 in.

Note:

International News Photos, No. 81159.
Box 6, Folder 4, Item 2

Leonard W. Bonney, designer of the Bonney Gull plane. March 31, 1927.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 10 x 8 in.

Note:

International Newsreel.
Box 6, Folder 4, Item 3

Martin Jensen, attempting to break flight endurance record in plane "Green Flash". March 28, 1929.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International Newsreel.
Box 6, Folder 4, Item 4

Donald Babcock and Marjorie Klinger, who parachuted from an airplane immediately after being married, with Eugene Flanagan, JP, who performed the marriage aloft. November 25, 1929.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 5-10

News photographs. 1930.

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 6, Folder 5, Item 1

Mrs. Robert H. Gray, with 14-month-old son Robert, Jr. Shortly after the photograph was taken, Mrs. Gray and her husband, Lt. Robert H. Gray, British World War I ace and branch manager of the Texas Air Transport, were killed in the crash of the plane "Miss Amarillo". Amarillo, TX. January 2, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 5, Item 2

Joe Nikrent, timer for the National Aeronautic Association, and Florence Lowe ("Pancho") Barnes, after Mrs. Barnes became the women's world champion speed pilot at 196.19 miles an hour. Los Angeles, CA. August 5, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International Newsreel.
Box 6, Folder 5, Item 3

Flight crew of the Dornier DO-X Flying Shark seaplane before its departure on its transatlantic flight from Friedrichshaven, Germany, to New York. Friedrichshafen, Germany. August 23, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6 x 8 in.

Note:

(L to R) Lt. C. H. Schildhauer, ex-United States Navy, pilot; Capt. Horst Herz, German Lufthansa, pilot; Capt. Froederich Christian Christiansen, commander; _____ Wagener, pilot. International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 5, Item 4

Dieudonne Coste on the shoulders of the crowd at Curtiss Airport, Valley Stream, Long Island, after making, with his partner Maurice Bellonte, the first non-stop airplane crossing from Paris to New York. Valley Stream, Long Island, NY. September 2, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6 x 8 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 5, Item 5

Admission card to dinner at the Olympic Hotel, Seattle, honoring Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte. September 24, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 card ; 2.25 x 3.75 in. Written on the reverse: "Did not come here, but turned back on account of fog".
Box 6, Folder 5, Item 6

Mrs. Aline Hoffheimer Bamberger, NY artist, who won a divorce from her husband, stockbroker L. Richard Bamberger, at Reno, NV. October 22, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6 x 8 in.

Note:

Pacific & Atlantic Photos.
Box 6, Folder 6, Item 1

Mrs. Adele K. Cleaver, British aviator and society leader, who flew from London to India, in front of her airplane during her pleasure tour of the United States. Syracuse, NY. October 24, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 6, Item 2

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald being helped out of his great coat, after arriving at the Croydon Air Display from Chequers by plane. Croydon, England. October 25, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

Graphic Photo Union.
Box 6, Folder 6, Item 3

Mrs. J. M. Keith-Miller, Australian aviator, standing on the wing of her monoplane at Curtiss Airport, Valley Stream, Long Island, after establishing a new west-east flight record of 21 hours 47 minutes. Valley Stream, NY. October 26, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 6, Item 4

Aerial view of Sofia, Bulgaria, showing the Greek Orthodox cathedral of St. Alexander of Neva, to be the scene of the marriage of King Boris of Bulgaria and Princess Giovanna of Italy. Sofia, Bulgaria. October 30, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 6, Item 5

Lady Drummond Hay, aviator and journalist, with her secretary, in her specially outfitted Pussmoth plane. London, England. October 31, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

Wide World Photos.
Box 6, Folder 7, Item 1

Men and women at Chicago municipal airport, waiting for planes to carry them to Detroit, where they will purchase cars and drive them back. Chicago, IL. October 31, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 7, Item 2

Martha C. Bevins waving from Pacer monoplane during trial flight prior to departing on attempt to break trans-continental flight record of Mrs. J. M. Keith-Miller. North Beach, Long Island, NY. November 3, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 7, Item 3

J. G. Cates, of the Curtiss Company of Cuba, welcoming Mrs. J. M. Keith-Miller on her arrival at Havana from Pittsburgh, PA, in a flying time of 12 hours 8 minutes. Havana, Cuba. November 26, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 7, Item 4

Mrs. J. M. Keith-Miller, reported missing on her return flight from Havana, Cuba, to Pittsburgh, PA. New York. November 28, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 7, Item 5

William Beard, of New Milford, CT, son of authors Charles and Mary Beard, at work at the District of Columbia Air legion Headquarters, where he is a student. Washington, DC. November 28, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 8, Item 1-2

Official at General Machado Airport, Havana, Cuba, supervising loading of food, water, blankets, and rubber life boats in one of the two planes sent out to search for Mrs. J. M. Keither-Miller, reported missing on her return flight from Havana to Pittsburgh, PA. Havana, Cuba. December 1, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 2 photographs : 8 x 10 inches.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 8, Item 3

Italian Air Minister General Italo Balbo (right) confers with Commandant Umberto Maddalena (middle), commander of Italy's seaplane forces, on the route to be followed by the squadron of 12 Italian Air Corps seaplanes on their impending flight from Italy to Brazil. Orbetello, Italy. December 3, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 8, Item 4

Seaplane No. 1 (twin-hulled Savoia Marchetti, with Isotta Fraschini motors), in which General Italo Balbo will lead the Squadron of 12 Italian Air Corps seaplanes on their transatlantic flight to Brazil. Orbetello, Italy. December 3, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 8, Item 5

Heavyweight fighter W. L. (Young) Stribling (left) and Louis Bevier, race official, as Stribling signs the first entry blank for the Miami All-American Air Meet to be held in January 1931. Miami, FL. December 3, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6 x 8 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 8, Folder 8, Item 6

F. A. Diekhoff, Oakland and New York businessman, who plans to ship his plane from San Francisco to the orient, where he will make a 20,000 solo flight from Yokohama, touring the leading cities and settlements of Japan, China, Indo-China, Siam, the Phillipine Islands, Java, Borneo, New Guinea, Sumatra, Malay States, India, and Ceylon. Oakland, CA. December 3, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 9, Item 1

Marga von Etzdorf at the Berlin Airport in the single-seater Junker plans in which she plans to fly across the Atlantic, from Berlin via Spain, Africa, and Teneriffa to South America. Berlin, Germany. December 3, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6 x 8 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 9, Folder 9, Item 2

Five of the 12 Savoia Marchetti twin-hulled seaplanes of the Italian Air Forces, now in final tests for their trans-Atlantic flight to Brazil. Orbetello, Italy. December 3, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 12 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 9, Item 3

Pilots of "Striking Eagles" Fighting Plane Squadron 3, of the carrier Lexington, winners of the Herbert Schiff memorial Trophy for the year ending in July 1930, for flying their gas-powered Boeing fighters 4958 hours and 600,000 miles, and making 861 take-offs and landings on the Saratoga, Lexington, and Langley without accident. Los Angeles, CA. December 5, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 10 x 8 in.

Note:

Front row, left to right: Lts. R. F. Hazelton, medical corps; C. H. Quinn, C. H. Lewis, and W E. Gladding; Lt. Comdr. G. F. Bogan, commanding officer; Lts. E. W. Litch, Appolo Soucek, R. R. Darron, and F. Bunner. Rear row, left to right: Ens. R. H. Callahan and Lts. F. N. Taylor, R. S. Purvis, W. T. Stucky, R. B. Pirie, F. L. Busey, J. P. Heath, P. H. Ramsey, and W. E. Rodee. Internatonal Newsreel.
Box 6, Folder 9, Item 4

British and Canadian visitors to Mitchel Field, Long Island, standing beside a Curtiss Falcon biplane. Left to right: Lt. August Kissner; Wing Commander J. Twisstleton-Fiennes, British Air Attache at Washington; Lt. Christy Mathewson, Jr., son of the famous ball player; Squadron Leader L. Ferrier, Royal Canadian Air Force. Mitchel Field, NY. December 6, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 9, Item 5

Mrs. J. M. Keith-Miller congratulated by friends upon arriving at Miami from Andros Island in the Bahamas. Miami, FL. December 7, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 10 x 8 in.

Note:

Left to right: John Liggett, 3rd, official of Aerial Enterprises, Pittsburgh; Capt. W. N. Lancaster; City manager Frank H. Wharton of Miami; Mrs. Keither-Miller; Donald Vandewater, who flew Mrs. Keith-Miller from Andros Island to Miami. International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 10, Item 1

Bob Perlick, Ed. Frame, Sam Hopkins, Paul Wiser, George Schleppey, and Jimmy Angel at Grand Central Air Terminal, Los Angeles, in front of high-winged Albatross monoplane powered by three Western Enterprises 170 hp seven-cylinder radial motors, in which they intend to beat the world's refueling endurance record of 647 hours 28 minutes 30 seconds. Los Angeles, CA. December 13, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International Newsreel.
Box 6, Folder 10, Item 2

John Hodgedon, teacher of vocational training in Long Beach, CA, schools, with model of "Zepperplane". Long Beach, CA. December 18, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International Newsreel.
Box 6, Folder 10, Item 3

Cameraman Adolph L. Shafer, actress Dorothy Sebastian, actor William "Bill" Boyd, and Mrs. Shafer, leaving Los Angeles on a Transcontinental Western Air Express plane for Las Vegas, where Sebastian and Boyd intend to be married. Los Angeles, CA. December 19, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 10 x 8 in.

Note:

International Newsreel.
Box 6, Folder 10, Item 4

Harry A. Bruno, aviation publicist, who handled Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic flight, the Graf Zeppelin, and the flights of Capt. Frank M. Hawks, and his wife, Nydia D'Arnell, at Miami, where they will attend the air races to be held January 8-10. Miami, FL. December 26, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 10, Item 5

Juanita Burns climbing into the cockpit of her Cub monoplane in a test flight before her attack on the women's high altitude record of 21,598 feet held by the late Ruth Alexander. Los Angeles, CA. December 28, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 7 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 10, Item 6

Noted woman flyers who took part in an air parade around New York as part of the drive for the Salvation Army's $400,000 job relief fund. December 28, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

Left to right: Mrs. H. Porter Bairn, "the Grandmother Pilot"; Mrs. Opal Kunz; Miss Manila Davis (in cockpit); Mrs. Samuel Adams Clark, chairman of the Women's Emergency Aid Committee of the drive; Betty Huyler Gillies. International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 11-14

News photographs. 1931.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 6, Folder 11, Item 1

Left to right: Mrs. Emil Janne, witness; Miss Ruth Bradfield, the bride; A. J. Creekmore, the bridegroom; and Hadley Creekmore, the best man, at the Wichita Air Field, just before going aloft for the marriage ceremony in the Travelaire monoplane "Romancer" (which Charles A. Lindbergh used during his courtship of Anne Morrow). Wichita, KS. January 3, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6 x 8 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 11, Item 2

Front: Bobby Trout and Edna May Cooper (both endurance plane); back: Bud Hussey (pilot of the re-fueling plane), Ralph De Rose (co-pilot of the re-fueling plane), Paul Thomas (flight manager), in front of the plane "Lady Rolph", before Trout and Cooper made their second attempt to set a new endurance flight record. Los Angeles, CA. January 5, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 11, Item 3

Mrs. Beryl Hart and Lt. William S. MacLaren, flanked by Commander W. H. Stiles and Lt. C. C. Champion, of the Hampton Roads, where Hart and MacLaren were forced to pause on their projected transatlantic flight in the seaplane "Tradewind" because of a shortage of cash and a leaky oil tank. Norfolk, VA. January 5, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6 x 8 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 11, Item 4

Instructor Richard P. Mogle teaching airplane construction to cadets of the Black Foxe Military Academy. Los Angeles, CA. January 7, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 11, Item 5

The Hon. Mrs. Victor Bruce, British aviator, who flew from London to Japan, in her Bluebird biplane on her arrival at Los Angels from Seattle. Los Angeles, CA. January 17, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 12, Item 1

Aerial view of the harbor at Natal, Brazil, showing six of the ten Italian seaplanes that under the command of General Italo Balbo successfully completed the transatlantic flight from Orbetello, Italy (departed December 17, 1930), to Brazil (arrived Natal, January 6, 1931). Two planes crashed, with the loss of five lives. Natal, Brazil. January 20, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 12, Item 2

Interior picture of the experimental metal-clad dirigible ZMC-2, looking toward the nose. Detroit, MI. January 21, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 12, Item 3

Seaplane G-CASK, abandoned for a year in the arctic ice, after carrying its passengers over the north magnetic pole. Toronto, Canada. January 22, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 12, Item 4

Air Union Liner partially submerged in a marsh after making a forced landing in Kent during a flight from Croydon to Paris. Kent, England. January 28, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 12, Item 5

Joseph Jones, 19-year-old aviator, standing beside the small plane in which he flew from the United States to the Bahamas. Nassau, Bahamas. January 28, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 13, Item 1

Former governors John Trumbull of Connecticut and Harry Flood Byrd of Virgina flank Miss Antonie Strassman, German aviator, who took them aloft in an amphibian plane. St. Petersburg, FL. January 29, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 13, Item 2

The Hon. Mrs. Victor Bruce, British aviator, upon her arrival at Curtiss Airport after completing a tour of the world in which all overland travel was made in her Bluebird biplane. New York. February 5, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

General note

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 13, Item 3

Tolger Hoirliss, Danish aviator, who is preparing for a non-stop flight from Old Orchard, ME, to Copenhagen, DK, in a Bellanca cabin monoplane. [February 6, 1931].

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 13, Item 4

The Hon. Mrs. Victor Bruce standing on the wing of her Bluebird biplane at Curtiss Airport upon the completion February 5, 1931, of her world tour in which all overland travel was made by air. New York. February 6, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 13, Item 5

Aviation students at Curtiss Airport, Valley Stream, Long Island, before boarding six planes for Miami. Curtiss Airport, Long Island, NY. February 10, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

Left to right: Karl Kail, of Binghampton, NY: Gordon Silva, Valley Stream; Lt. J. H. L. Trunk, chief instructor for the school; Mrs. Trunk; Donald Craig, of Ambler, PA; George Grimm, the Bronx, NY; R. G. Jaekel, Plainfield, NJ; Henry Ottinger; August Lauer, of Glen Cove, Long Island; Norman Potter, of Ridgewood; and James Donohue, of Valley Stream. International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 14, Item 1

A. Felix Dupont. New York. February 10, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 14, Item 2

Mrs. Helen Bertaud, widow of aviator Lloyd Bertaud, who lost his life in an attempt to fly from Maine to Rome, and who is to be married on February 12, 1931, to broker Henry Martyn Messinger. New York. February 10, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International news Photos.
Box 6, Folder 14, Item 3

Reginald Langhorne Brooks, nephew Lady Astor, in his new Lockheed Air Express at Roosevelt Field, NY. Roosevelt Field, NY. February 16, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6 x 8 in.

Note:

International News photos.
Box 6, Folder 14, Item 4

Dorothy Hester, 19-year-old stunt flyer of Portland, OR, at Grand Central Airport, Glendale, CA, before performing women's world record of five outside loops in succession. Los Angeles, CA. February 22, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International Newsreel.
Box 6, Folder 14, Item 5

Dorothy Hester, who set women's world record of five outside loops in succession, with Tex Rankin, who will attempt to break men's record for outside loops in succession, at Grand Central Airport, Glendale, CA. Glendale, CA. February 23, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 14, Item 6

Capt. Frank Hawks (left), selected as outstanding airman of 1930, at Boston Airport with Stanley Boynton, after his arrival from Washington. Boston, MA. February 24, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 6 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 14, Item 7

Schneider Cup race, Calshot, Great Britain. September 13, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

L to R: #7, Supermarine S.6B, reg. no. S1596; #4, Supermarine S.6A, reg. no. N248; #1, Supermarine S.6B, reg. no. S1595.
Box 6, Folder 15

News photographs. 1936-1938.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 6, Folder 15, Item 1

Mike Murphy in 2-cylinder Taylor Cub, takes off from the roof of an automobile, at the opening of the Ninth Annual All-American Maneuvers. Miami, FL. December 12, 1936.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6.5 x 8.5 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 15, Item 2

Mike Murphy flying above automobile. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

International News Photos, No. 82611.
Box 6, Folder 15, Item 3

Clarence McArthur, pilot, with students at the Delgado Trades School, New Orleans, and the airplane they built at school, which is entered in the Thompson Trophy Race, to be held at the National Air Races. Cleveland, OH. September 1, 1937.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6.5 x 8.5 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 15, Item 4

Govino P. Nair, first Indian to attempt an Atlantic flight, preparing to leave from Croydon for Marseilles and Thies, West Africa. October 28, 1937.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6 x 8 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 15, Item 5

Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra prototype (civilian registry X17382), with logo of Northwest Airlines. A different Northwest Airlines airplane of this type crashed on the Christy Ridge Ranch, near Livingston, MT, with 9 persons aboard. Livingston, MT. January 10, 1938.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 7 x 11 in.

Note:

International News Photos, No. 820703.
Box 6, Folder 15, Item 6

Dick Merrill and actress Toby Wing at the opening of Billy Rose's show place, Casa Manana, last night. New York. January 19, 1938.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6.75 x 8.5 in.

Note:

International News Photos.
Box 6, Folder 16

Captions (original and photocopy). 1918-1938.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 9, Folder 11

Panoramic photographs. 1937, 1944.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 9, Folder 11, Item 1

Formal reception of USSR flyers by Los Angeles city authorities and Chamber of Commerce, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California. July 16, 1937.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 10 x 20 in.
Box 9, Folder 11, Item 2

26th annual convention, The American Legion, Department of California, Los Angeles. August 15-17, 1944.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 10 x 20 in.
 

Subseries 2.2:  People. 1883-1981 (bulk, 1910-1930).

Physical Description: 27 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically.

Scope and Contents note

The earliest photograph depicts the brothers Albert and Gaston Tissandier with their airship, the first to use electric navigation; it is dated October 8, 1883, and is signed by both brothers. Contemporary photographic prints relating to the Wright brothers include the brothers posing with the "1904 Flyer" at Huffman Prairie (Simms Station), 1904; Wilbur Wright, F. S. Lahm, and Hart O. Berg with the Wright airplane at HunaudiŠres au Mans (Sarthe), France, 1908; and a Wright flyer over an unidentified body of water. The collection also contains several contemporary postcards picturing the Wright brothers at Pau, France, and at Centocelle Field, near Rome, in 1909. The collection includes a large photograph, signed by the subject, of Charles E. Taylor with a half-scale model, made in 1937, of his first motor for the Wright airplane. Photographs of Glenn Curtiss and his work include Curtiss at the start of his record-breaking flight from Albany to New York, May 29, 1910; Navy Lt. Theodore Gordon Ellyson in a Curtiss seaplane on the launching platform, Hammondsport, New York, September, 1911; the U.S. Naval Curtiss Plane, 1912; and a Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" converted into a military air ambulance, circa 1918. A group of photographs given by author Carl M. Cleveland in May 1980 depicts the career of Clyde E. Pangborn, from his early cadet days, through his barnstorming years, to his partnership with Hugh Herndon in the first non-stop flight from Japan to the United States in October 1931. Another photograph, inscribed by the subject, depicts barnstormer V. W. "Squeek" Burnett demonstrating precision inverted flight at the 1940 Miami air races. Several of the barnstorming images of Pangborn, as well as the image of Burnett, were published in Paul O'Neil, Barnstormers & Speed Kings (Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, c1980). Charles A. Lindbergh is represented in two photographs: one depicts him in his barnstorming days, with Shorty Lynch and a dog mascot; the other depicts him airborne in the "Spirit of St. Louis" on his Tour of the 48 States. The collection includes several photographs of John and Matilde Moisant, including a contemporary print of Matilde in her flying suit, circa 1912, and a more modern reproduction print of Matilde with Harriet Quimby, also circa 1912. The collection also contains formal portraits of Louis Bleriot, Richard Byrd (by G. Maillard Kesslere, New York), newspaper and radio reporter Floyd Gibbons (1933), and William L. "Billy" Mitchell (1917). The portraits of Byrd and Gibbons are inscribed by the subjects to Daniel Carter Beard, illustrator, reformer, naturalist, and co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America; the portrait of Mitchell is a 1956 reproduction of the original in the Smithsonian Institution. The collection also includes an album of 46 photographs presented by the Milwaukee Sentinel to World War II flying ace and Medal of Honor recipient Major Richard I. Bong and his wife in 1945, shortly before the major's death; a signed postcard depicting the Swiss parachutist Romanesdi; and a postcard of two unidentified actors in a mock-up of a Farman Voisin biplane, circa 1910.
Box 6, Folder 17

Larry Bell. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 6.5 x 4.5 in. [on mount, 7.5 x 4.5 in.].

Note:

Enlarged detail from unidentified photograph.
Box 6, Folder 18

Louis Bleriot. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6.75 x 4.75 in [on album page, 9.75 x 6.75 in.].

Custodial History note

Typed annotation on back of album page: "Gift of Ward Seeley".
Book Collection: Aviation TL540 .B641A

Photograph album presented to Major and Mrs. Richard I. Bong by the Milwaukee Sentinel. 1945.

General Physical Description note: 46 photographs : 8 x 10 in. and 10 x 8 in.
Box 9, Folder 1

V. W. "Squeek" Burnett demonstrating precision inverted flight at the 1940 Miami air races. 1940.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 10.5 x 13.25 in.

Note:

Inscribed "Hello Pete; This is one way of looking up at the grandstands. It was a great temptation, and I couldn't resist it. 'Squeek' Burnett".
Box 9, Folder 2

Richard Byrd. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 12.25 x 8.5 in. [on mount, 13.5 x 11.5 in.].

Note:

Photographer G. Maillard Kesslere, New York. Inscribed: "To Dan Beard with high admiration and very ... R. E. Byrd".
Box 6, Folder 19

H. P. Christofferson taking off in pontoon biplane. 1912.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.75 x 5.5 in. + business card of H. P. Christofferson, Mechanic, San Francisco.

Note:

Signed across front: "H. P. Christofferson 1912".
Box 6, Folder 20

Glenn Curtiss. circa 1910-1918.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 6, Folder 20, Item 1

"Glenn Curtiss ready to start on his record breaking flight". [? Albany to New York, May 29, 1910].

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Box 6, Folder 20, Item 2

Navy Lt. Theodore Gordon "Spuds" Ellyson in Curtiss seaplane on launching platform, Hammondsport, New York. September 1911.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6.25 x 8.5 in.

Custodial History note

Inscribed on back: "Presented to Institute of Aeronautical History by E. H. Sterne".
Box 6, Folder 20, Item 3

"U.S. Naval Curtiss Plane, Annapolis 1912". 1912.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 4.75 x 6.75 in.

Note:

Caption on back, in pencil.
Box 6, Folder 20, Item 4

Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" converted into military air ambulance. Circa 1918.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5.25 x 8 in.
Box 6, Folder 20, Item 5

Biplanes flying in formation over mast of ship. Circa 1918.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 6 x 8 in.

Note:

Planes not identified, but photograph found with others relating to Glenn Curtiss.
Box 6, Folder 21

Earl Daugherty, pilot, with wing walkers "Ace" Bragunier and Wesley May, above Long Beach, CA. 1924.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : sepia ; 4.5 x 6.5 in.

Original:

American Hall of Aviation History, Northrop University.

Note:

Aviation Collectors Series A-15.
Box 8, Folder 1

Cecil B. DeMille in flying suit standing at the nose of a Curtiss JN-4C "Canuck". Circa 1919.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 8 x 10 in. [on mount, 12.25 x 12.25 in].

Original:

Photograph B. 747, American Hall of Aviation History, Northrop University.
Box 6, Folder 22, Box 8, Folder 2

Amelia Earhart. 1937.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 8, Folder 2

Amelia Earhart perched atop her custom Lockheed 10E Electra. 1937.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 8 x 10 in. [on mount, 12.25 x 12.25 in.].

Original:

Photograph B. 2800, American Hall of Aviation History, Northrop University.
Box 6, Folder 22

Amelia Earhart in front of her Lockheed 10E Electra. 1937.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 4.5 x 6.5 in.

Note:

Aviation Collectors Series A-28.

Original:

American Hall of Aviation History, Northrop University.
Box 9, Folder 3

Floyd Gibbons. 1933.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 14 x 11 in.

Note:

Inscribed: "To Dan Beard, the Great American, with the respect, love and admiration of all American youth And Floyd Gibbons. Chicago, June 5/33. Century of progress".
Box 8, Folder 3

Harry Houdini on the wing of a biplane, in a scene from the motion picture The Grim Game . 1919.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 8 x 10 in. [on mount, 12.25 x 12.25 in.].

Original:

Photograph B. 6020, American Hall of Aviation History, Northrop University.
Box 8, Folder 4

Gladys Ingle practices archery on top of Curtiss JN4 "Jenny", Clover Field, Santa Monica. October 22, no year [circa 1922].

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 8 x 10 in. [on mount, 12 x 12 in.].

Original:

Photograph B. 657, American Hall of Aviation History, Northrop University.
Box 6, Folder 23

Dorothy Eula Keel. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 7 x 5 in.
Box 6, Folder 24, Box 8, Folder 5

Charles A. Lindbergh. Circa 1920-1975.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 6, Folder 24, Item 1

Lindbergh during his barnstorming days. Circa 1920.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

L to R: unknown (possibly passenger), Lindbergh, Shorty Lynch, dog mascot.
Box 6, Folder 24, Item 2

Lindbergh flying the "Spirit of St. Louis" on his "Tour of the 48 States". 1927.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5.5 x 7 in.

Note:

Taken from the official escort plane piloted by Don Keyhoe.
Box 8, Folder 5

Charles Lindbergh and Will Rogers in the cabin of a Ford Trimotor. September 1927.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 8 x 10 in. [on mount, 12.25 x 12.25 in.].

Original:

Photograph B. 681, American Hall of Aviation History, Northrop University.
Box 6, Folder 24, Item 3

Grave of Charles A. Lindbergh in the yard of Palepala Hoomanu Congregational Church, near Hana, Maui, Hawaii. January 10, 1975.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : color ; 5 x 7 in.

Note:

Photograph taken by David Kuhner, Librarian, Sprague Library, Harvey Mudd College.
Box 9, Folder 4

William L. "Billy" Mitchell as a major in the U.S. Army Air-Service. April 1917

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 10 x 8 in. ; inscribed: "To Walter E. Lees in whose airplane I made my 1st 'solo' flight. Wm. Mitchell, Brig. Gen. Air Ser[vice]". 1 reproduction photograph of printed note by Walter E. Lees. 1 envelope. 1 letter of receipt from the secretary of Ruth Mitchell, Claremont Colleges Library, to Alfred V. Verville, June 18, 1956.

Original:

Smithsonian Institution.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Received from Alfred V. Verville, June 18, 1956.
Box 6, Folder 25

John and Matilde Moisant. Circa 1910-1912.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

These materials may originally have belonged to the Elizabeth Lippincott McQueen Papers, Honnold/Mudd Library.
Box 6, Folder 25, Item 1

John Moisant in Bleriot monoplane at Folkestone, England. August-September 1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 7.75 x 10 in.
Box 6, Folder 25, Item 2

Matilde Moisant in her flying suit. Circa 1912.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : sepia ; 5.5 x 3.5 in.

Note:

Found in Clément Ader, La première étape de l'aviation militare en France (Paris: J. Bosc, 1907), at pp. 48-49.
Box 6, Folder 25, Item 3

Harriet Quimby and Matilde Moisant in their flying suits. Circa 1912.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 6 x 3.75 in.
Box 6, Folder 25, Item 4

Hangars at the Moisant flying school, Hempstead, NY. Circa 1910-1912.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 3.5 x 4.5 in.
Box 6, Folder 26

Clyde E. Pangborn, Hugh Herndon, and Wesley May. Circa 1917-1931, 1980-1981 (bulk, 1917-1931).

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Carl M. Cleveland, May 1980.
Box 6, Folder 26, Item 5

Clyde E. Pangborn in his early cadet days. Circa 1917-1918.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 10 x 8 in.
Box 6, Folder 26, Item 6

Clyde E. Pangborn in his early cadet days. Circa 1917-1918.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.
Box 6, Folder 26, Item 3

Clyde E. Pangborn, in specially equipped Lozier automobile, prepares to attempt to transfer to ladder dangling from Curtiss Jenny piloted by Ralph Reed. Coronado Beach, San Diego, CA. 1920.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

Published in Paul O'Neil, Barnstormers & Speed Kings (Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, c1980), p. 8.
Box 6, Folder 26, Item 4

Clyde E. Pangborn, in specially equipped Lozier automobile, reaches for ladder dangling from Curtiss Jenny piloted by Ralph Reed. Coronado Beach, San Diego, CA. 1920.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

Published in Paul O'Neil, Barnstormers & Speed Kings (Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, c1980), p. 9.
Box 6, Folder 26, Item 7

Bert Acosta wishes Hugh Herndon, Jr., (left) and Clyde E. Pangborn, "Happy Landings", before their departure from Roosevelt Field in their wasp powered Bellanco monoplane on the round-the-world flight in which they seek to lower the record now held by the Graf Zeppelin. Roosevelt Field, Long Island, NY. July 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.
Box 6, Folder 26, Item 8

Clyde E. Pangborn (L) with Hugh Herndon (R) holding the sextant he proposes to use during their world flight. Roosevelt Field, Long Island, NY. July 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 10 x 8 in.
Box 6, Folder 26, Item 1

Hugh Herndon, Jr., and Clyde E. Pangborn just after arriving in Wenatchee, WA, at end of the first non-stop flight from Japan to the United States. October 15, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 10 x 8 in.

Note:

Wenatchee, WA: Summer Studio, (c)1931. Photograph No. 5913.
Box 6, Folder 26, Item 2

Pangborn-Herndon Bellanca monoplane "Miss Veedol" after making belly-up landing at Wenatchee, WA. October 15, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in. Embossed "Lester A. Smith,Wenatchee" in lower left corner.
Box 6, Folder 26, Item 9

Wingwalker Wesley May atop a wing, showing how one of his stunts was done. Circa 1920.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 10 x 8 in.
Box 6, Folder 26, Item 10-13

Four tickets used by Clyde E. Pangborn in his early barnstorming days. Circa 1920.

Box 6, Folder 26, Item 14

Explanatory notes by Carl M. Cleveland. May 1980.

Box 6, Folder 26, Item 15-16

US Airmail 28¢ postcards commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first non-stop trans-Pacific flight by Pangborn and Herndon, 1931. First Day of Issue cancellation, Wenatchee, WA. January 2, 1981.

General Physical Description note: 2 postcards : 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Box 6, Folder 27

"Souvenir du Parachutiste Romanesdi". n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 5.5 x 3.5 in. Inscribed by Romanesdi.
Box 6, Folder 28

Charles E. Taylor with half-scale model (made in Greenfield Village, 1937) of his first motor for the Wright airplane. Circa 1937.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.
Box 6, Folder 29

Albert and Gaston Tissandier with their airship, the first to use electric navigation (powered by a Siemens engine). October 8. 1883.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 4 x 5.5 in. [on mount, 8 x 10 in.]. Signed by both Albert and Gaston Tissandier.
Box 8, Folder 6

Capt. Roscoe Turner assists actress Bebe Daniels to board a Lockheed Vega for the first flight of Las Vegas Airlines. August 5, 1929.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 8 x 10 in. [on mount, 12 x 11.75 in.].

Original:

Photograph B. 1006, American Hall of Aviation History, Northrop University.
Box 6, Folder 30

Chief Whitefeather hanging by his hair. 1923.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 8 x 10 in.
Box 6, Folder 31

Orville and Wilbur Wright. 1903-1909.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 6, Folder 31, Item 1

Wright Aeroplane. First flight. December 17, 1903.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

Science Museum, London. Postcard No. 67.
Box 6, Folder 31, Item 2

Original Wright aeroplane, flown by the Wright brothers on December 17, 1903. 1903.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

Science Museum, London. Postcard No. 108.
Box 6, Folder 31, Item 3

Wright aeroplane. 1903.

General Physical Description note: 1 cigarette card : 1 x 2.5 in.

Note:

Lambert & Butler, A Historiation of Aviation, No. 9 of 23.
Box 6, Folder 31, Item 4

Orville and Wilbur Wright posing with the "1904 Flyer", Huffman Prairie (Simms Station). 1904.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 4.75 x 6.5 in.
Box 6, Folder 31, Item 5

The Wright airplane at Hunaudières au Mans (Sarthe), France 1908.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5 x 7 in.

Note:

L to R: Wilbur Wright, F. S. Lahm, Hart O. Berg.
Box 6, Folder 31, Item 6

Model of Wright biplane flown at Le Mans, France. 1908.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

Science Museum, London. Postcard No. 109.
Box 6, Folder 31, Item 7

Model of Wright biplane flown at Le Mans, France. 1908.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

Printed for H. M. Stationery Office.
Box 6, Folder 31, Item 8

Orville and Wilbur Wright examine their airplane, Pau, France. January-March 1909.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

Postcard numbered "2".
Box 6, Folder 31, Item 9

Wright airplane preparing for takeoff, Centocelle Field, near Rome. March 28-April 27, 1909.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

Note: Postcard numbered "4".
Box 6, Folder 31, Item 10

Wilbur Wright in flight, Centocelle Field, near Rome. March 28-April 27, 1909.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

Note: Postcard numbered "6".
Box 6, Folder 31, Item 11

Wilbur Wright in flight, Centocelle Field, near Rome. March 28-April 27, 1909.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

Note: Postcard numbered "10".
Box 6, Folder 31, Item 12

Wright flyer over unidentified river [possibly Orville Wright over Hudson River, New York City, September-October 1909]. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Box 6, Folder 31, Item 13

Wright flyer hanging in Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 4 x 7 in.
Box 6, Folder 32, Box 8, Folder 7

Unidentified photographs. Circa 1910-circa 1920.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 6, Folder 32, Item 1

2 men flank 1 woman in viewing stand at air meet. Circa 1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [enlarged reproduction] : 4 x 5 in. On back: "Dr. C. The enlargement is very good. Will deliver it to Janzen. Evan F. Ford."
Box 6, Folder 32, Item 2

2 actors in mock-up of Farman Voisin biplane. Circa 1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Box 8, Folder 7

Wingwalker hanging by his teeth from a ladder suspended from a biplane. Circa 1920.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 8 x 10 in. [on mount, 12 x 12.25 in.].

Original:

Photograph B. 6578, American Hall of Aviation History, Northrop University.
 

Subseries 2.3:  Air Meets, Air Shows, and Historic Flights. 1910-1959.

Physical Description: 9 folders + 1 box affected by MOLD.

Arrangement note

Ordered chronologically by date of event.

Scope and Contents note

The Los Angeles Aviation Meet at Dominguez Hills in January 1910 is represented by two photographs, one a composite of airplanes over the stadium, the other of French aviator Louis Paulhan over the stadium. The collection also contains several photographic postcards of the San Francisco Air Meet, January 1911, the gift of B. W. Cohoon, of Pomona, CA; these postcards depict Philip Parmalee in his Wright Standard, Hubert Latham and his "Antoinette", and a Farman biplane. Two photographic postcards depict the Fokker C-2 "America", in which Richard Byrd, Bert Acosta, Bernt Balchen, and George Noville flew from New York to France in 1929, in the water at Ver-sur-Mer, at the end of the flight. The collection includes a large-scale reproduction of a photograph purportedly depicting a German World War I flyer falling from his burning airplane, one of a series of photographs first exhibited in 1931 by a "Mrs. Cockburn-Lange" as the work of an unidentified RAF officer; these images were exposed as forgeries in Edwards Park, "The greatest aerial warfare photos go down in flames," Smithsonian, 15, no. 10 (January 1985), 102-110. The Society of British Aerospace Companies' airshow at Radlett, Hertfordshire, in 1946-the predecessor to the Farnborough Air Show-is represented by 38 photographs; the quality of the images suggests that they were taken by an amateur. The collection also contains several photographs from World Congress of Flight, Las Vegas, NV, April 1959, including an aerial view of Nellis Air Force Base, and images of a 1910 Bleriot monoplane, a World War I Sopwith F1 Camel, and a 1918 German Pfalz D12.
Box 6, Folder 33

Los Angeles [Dominguez Hills] Aviation Meet. January 10-20, 1910.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 6, Folder 33, Item 1

Composite photograph of airplanes over stadium, Dominguez Hills. January 10-20, 1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Box 6, Folder 33, Item 2-4

French aviator Louis Paulhan over stadium, Dominguez Hills. January 10-20, 1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in. + letter of transmittal, dated October 22, 1959, and business card of Randal C. Slacke, who attended the meet with his uncle.

Custodial History note

Gift of Randal C. Slacke, 1959.
Box 45

San Francisco Air Meet.

Physical Description: 1 box.
Material Specific Details note: Affected by MOLD.
Box 45, Item 1

Philip Parmalee in Wright Standard, San Francisco Aviation Meet. Jan. [worn] 16, 1911.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 5.5 x 3.5 in. Marked "No. 33".
Material Specific Details note: Affected by MOLD.
Box 45, Item 2

The Hangars and Aeroplanes Ready for Flight. January 1911.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 5.5 x 3.5 in. Marked "No. 37".
Material Specific Details note: Affected by MOLD.
Box 45, Item 3

Hubert Latham in his flight over San Francisco. January 7, 1911.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Material Specific Details note: Affected by MOLD.
Box 45, Item 4

Hubert Latham's Antoinette. January 1911.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Material Specific Details note: Affected by MOLD.
Box 45, Item 5

Farman biplane. January 1911.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Material Specific Details note: Affected by MOLD.
Box 9, Item 5

Lump of ice flying over landscape: "Trip number five-Calling Newark Airport-I'm afraid ice is forming on our wings!" Circa 1925.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 14 x 10 in. [mounted].
Box 6, Folder 34

Fokker C-2 "America" in water at Ver-sur-Mer, France, at end of flight from New York, June 29-July 1, 1929, Commander Richard Byrd, Bert Acosta, Bernt Balchen, and George Noville. July 1, 1929.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in. + 1 postcard : 3.75 x 5.5 in.
Box 9, Item 6

Cockburn-Lange forgery purportedly recording a German World War I flyer falling from his burning airplane. Circa 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : sepia ; 14 x 10.75 in. [mounted].

Note:

For the Cockburn-Lange forgeries, see Edwards Park, "The greatest aerial warfare photos go down in flames," Smithsonian, 15, no. 10 (January 1985), 102-110.
Box 6, Folder 35-36, Box 7, Folder 1-3

Radlett Air Show. September 12-13, 1946.

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 6, Folder 35, Item 1

Armstrong Whitworth AW.52G (RG325). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5 x 7 in.
Box 6, Folder 35, Item 2-3

Avro Lancastrian II (VH742). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 2 photographs : 5 x 7 in.
Box 6, Folder 35, Item 4

Avro Tudor I (G-AGRE). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5 x 7 in.
Box 6, Folder 35, Item 5-6

Avro York "Montrose" (G-AG[OA]). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 2 photographs : 5 x 7 in.
Box 6, Folder 35, Item 7

Blackburn Firebrand TF.5 (EK742). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5 x 7 in.
Box 6, Folder 35, Item 8

Cierva W.9 (PX203). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5 x 7 in.
Box 6, Folder 36, Item 1-3

De Havilland 108 (TG306). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 3 photographs : 5 x 7 in.
Box 6, Folder 36, Item 4-6

De Havilland Hornet F.1 (PX313). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 3 photographs : 5 x 7 in.
Box 6, Folder 36, Item 7-8

De Havilland Mosquito (prototype) (W4050). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 2 photographs : 5 x 7 in.
Box 6, Folder 36, Item 9

De Havilland Mosquito PR.34 (RG231). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5 x 7 in.

Note:

Identification not certain.
Box 7, Folder 1, Item 1

De Havilland Sea Hornet F.XX (TT186). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5 x 7 in.
Box 7, Folder 1, Item 2-4

De Havilland Sea Vampire (TG328). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 3 photographs : 5 x 7 in.
Box 7, Folder 1, Item 5

Fairey Firefly Trainer (Class B registration) (F1). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5 x 7 in.
Box 7, Folder 1, Item 6-7

Gloster Meteor F.4 (EE525). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 2 photographs : 5 x 7 in.
Box 7, Folder 1, Item 8-9

Handley Page Hastings C.1 (TE580). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 2 photographs : 5 x 7 in.

Note:

Identification not certain.
Box 7, Folder 2, Item 1

Hawker Fury F.1 (LA610). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5 x 7 in.
Box 7, Folder 2, Item 2

Hawker Sea Fury F.X (TF895). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5 x 7 in.
Box 7, Folder 2, Item 3

Mockup showing dimensions of hold of Saunders-Roe SR.45 Civil Flying Boat. September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 7 x 5 in.
Box 7, Folder 2, Item 4-5

Short Sturgeon PR.1 (RK787). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 2 photographs : 5 x 7 in.
Box 7, Folder 2, Item 6-8

Supermarine E10/44 (TS409). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 3 photographs : 5 x 7 in.
Box 7, Folder 3, Item 1-2

Supermarine Seafire F.47 (PS944). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 2 photographs : 5 x 7 in.
Box 7, Folder 3, Item 3

Supermarine Spitfire Trainer (Class B Registration) (N32). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5 x 7 in.
Box 7, Folder 3, Item 4-5

Vickers Warwick C.III (HG248). September 12-13, 1946.

General Physical Description note: 2 photographs : 5 x 7 in.
Box 7, Folder 4

World Congress of Flight, Las Vegas, Nevada. April 12-19, 1959.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 7, Folder 4, Item 1

World Congress of Flight, Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nev., 15 April 1959. Photo taken by USAF RF-101, 500 mph, 100 ft alt. April 15, 1959.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 9 x 10 in.
Box 7, Folder 4, Item 2-4

1910 Bleriot monoplane. April 12-19, 1959.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph (3 copies) : 8 x 10 in.
Box 7, Folder 4, Item 5-7

1918 German Pfalz D12. April 12-19, 1959.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph (3 copies) : 8 x 10 in.
Box 7, Folder 4, Item 8-10

Frank Talman, president of Talman Aviation Co., Palos Verdes, California, standing with his W.W. I Sopwith F1 Camel. April 12-19, 1959.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph (3 copies) : 8 x 10 in.
Box 7, Folder 4, Item 11-12

World War I Sopwith F1 Camel in flight. April 12-19, 1959.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph (2 copies) : 8 x 10 in.
 

Subseries 2.4:  Individual Aircraft. Circa 1845-1956.

Physical Description: 41 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically by name of manufacturer.

Scope and Contents note

Approximately two thirds of the materials in this subseries are photographs of aircraft, primarily of U.S., French, and German manufacture, 1899-1956; the remaining third consists of postcards published circa 1930 of historic aircraft and models in the Science Museum, London. The earliest photographs, dated October 1899, are of the engine built by Stephen M. Balzer for Samuel P. Langley's unsuccessful airplane. The bulk of the photographs relate to aircraft of U.S. manufacture, in particular those built by Consolidated Aircraft (from 1943, Consolidated Vultee, popularly known as Convair), San Diego, CA, between 1923 and 1956. The photographs include pages from a comb-bound publication picturing aircraft built by the company between 1923 and 1945; two large-scale photographs of the PBY-5 flying off the Southern California coast, signed by Otto Menge, official photographer of the company; a large-scale photograph of the XP-81 mixed-engine fighter flying over the Southern California desert; photographs of the XC-99 transport under construction, circa 1947; photographs of the first official view of the XB-46, January 1947; and five photographs of the XF2Y Sea Dart jet fighter, 1956. Other aircraft of U.S. manufacture include the Solar Aircraft Co. Solar MS-1, 1930; the Goodyear rigid airship USS Akron, 1931, and the airships Columbia and Mayflower; the Granville Brothers Gee Bee Super Sportster, R1/R2 Longtail, 1933; and a small number of military aircraft built by Lockheed, circa 1945. Aircraft of French manufacture include the Breguet 763, 1951; and the S.N.C.A.S.O. SO-1221 Djinn helicopter, SO-6021 Espadron, and SO-4050 Vautour and SO-9000 Trident jet fighters. Aircraft of German manufacture include the Dornier Do X flying boat, 1930 (a series of postcards, several signed by Capt. Friedrich Christiansen and Harvey Brewton, the Curtiss representative), and the Zeppelin airship LZ127 "Graf Zeppelin". Materials relating to the latter include a photograph of a certificate signed by the passengers on the first voyage of the LZ127 to South America, May 1930, and a souvenir "Bord-Album,", containing photographs of the crew for the voyage, the passenger accommodations on board the airship, and sights of interest along the route. Among the models of historic aircraft in the Science Museum, London, pictured in the postcards are Henson and Stringfellow's flying machine, built in 1844-45, from Henson's 1842 design; Stringfellow's 1848 model airplane; Sir Hiram Maxim's 1894 flying machine; Josée Weiss's 1905 glider; biplanes, 1908-1921, by Voisin, Farman, Avro, Bristol, De Havilland, Fairey, Handley Page, and Vickers-Vimy; the British airship R 34; the "Moth" light airplane; and the Supermarine-Napier Seaplane S.5. Original aircraft pictured in the postcards include the Vickers-Vimy Rolls-Royce twin-engine biplane in which Alcock and Brown made the first direct trans-Atlantic flight in 1919, and the Supermarine Rollys-Royce Seaplane S.6 that won the Schneider Trophy Contest for Great Britain in September 1929.
Box 7, Folder 5

Aeronautical Syndicate Ltd, Valkyrie I Monoplane (ASL II). 1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 5 x 7 in.

Original:

Hatfield Research Files, Pasadena, California, later American Hall of Aviation History, Northrop University.
Box 7, Folder 6

Avro biplane, type 504 (model). Circa 1913-1934.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 103.
Box 9, Item 7

Balzer, Stephen M. Motor engine, 4 3/16 inch bore, 5 1/2 inch stroke, designed and built by Stephen M. Balzer, Andover, New Jersey, for Prof. S. P. Langley's aeroplane, on behalf of the Smithsonian Instition, Washington, DC. Photographs taken Oct. 10th, 1899.

General Physical Description note: 2 photographs, on 12.5 x 9.5 inch mount.
Box 7, Folder 7

Beardmore. Model of H.M. Airship R 34, built by Messrs. Beardmore during the latter part of WW I, and the 1st lighter-than-air craft to make a direct trans-Atlantic flight. Circa 1919-1921.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 57.
Box 7, Folder 8

Breguet 763. 1951.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5 x 7.25 in.
Box 7, Folder 9

Bristol Fighter biplane (model). Circa 1916-1920.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 105.
Box 7, Folder 10-14, Box 9, Item 8-10

Consolidated Aircraft (from 1943, Consolidated Vultee, popularly known as Convair), San Diego, California. 1923-1947, 1956.

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box 7, Folder 10

Aircraft built by Consolidated Aircraft/Consolidated Vultee. 1923-1945.

General Physical Description note: 11 pages : 8 x 10 in. ; from unidentified comb-bound publication.
Box 9, Item 8

Consolidated Aircraft PBY-5 (BuNo2289) flying off the Southern California coast near San Diego. 1940-1943.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 15.75 x 19.75 in.

Note:

Photograph A 380. Signed by Otto Menge.
Box 9, Item 9

Consolidated Aircraft PBY-5 flying off the Southern California coast near San Diego. 1940-1943.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 15.75 x 19.75 in.

Note:

Photograph A-569. Signed by Otto Menge.
Box 7, Folder 11

Consolidated Vultee [Convair] Model 103 Skycar. 1944.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 7.5 x 10 in.

Note:

Box 9, Item 10

Consolidated Vultee [Convair] XP-81 mixed-engine fighter (49-1000). 1945-1947.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 15.75 x 19.75 in.

Note:

Photograph A1025.
Box 7, Folder 12

Aircraft built by Consolidated Vultee (Convair). 1947.

General Physical Description note: 4 pages : 8 x 10 in. ; from unidentified comb-bound publication.

Contents:

  1. Convair L-13A (LG-068; 46-068). -- Note: On back: "Shown Opposite: Stinson Voyager Personal Plane".
  2. Stinson Voyager 108-2 personal plane (NC9424K). -- Note: On back: "Shown Opposite: Convair XP5Y-1 Navy Patrol Bomber".
  3. Convair CV-240 (NX90849). -- Note: On back: "Shown Opposite: Convair B-36 Air Force Long-Range Bomber".
  4. XC-99 transport. - Note: On back: "Shown Opposite: Convair XB-46 Air Force Jet Bomber".
Box 7, Folder 13

Aircraft built by Consolidated Vultee. 1947.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
General Physical Description note: 5 photographs : 8 x 10 in.
Box 7, Folder 13, Item 1

XC-99 transport under construction. Circa 1947.

Note:

Photograph No. F37 313.
Box 7, Folder 13, Item 2-3

XB-46 first official view. January 23, 1947.

Note:

Photograph No. F109-207. 2 copies.
Box 7, Folder 13, Item 4-5

XB-46. 1947.

Note:

Photographs Nos. F109-216 and F109-272.
Box 7, Folder 14

Convair XF2Y Sea Dart jet fighter. 1956.

General Physical Description note: 5 photographs.

Note:

Photographs Nos. N30340, N30341, N30343, N30354, X[7]2Y358.
Box 7, Folder 15

[De Havilland] D.H. 10 biplane (model). Circa 1918.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 102.
Box 7, Folder 29

[De Havilland D.H. 60] "Moth" light aeroplane (model). Circa 1926.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 99. The registration number "G-EBNT" was issued to a Gloster G.17 Gamecock I (Gloucestershire Aircraft Co Ltd) on March 17, 1926; the registration was cancelled on April 27, 1927.
Box 7, Folder 16

Dornier Do X flying boat. 1930.

General Physical Description note: 13 postcards : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Contents:

  • 1-3. Being transported to Lake Constance ["wird zu Wasser gebracht"]. -- Note: 3 copies.
  • 4. Resting in the water. -- Note: Signed "Henry Kiel".
  • 5-10. Shortly after takeoff ["kurz nach dem Start"]. -- Note: 6 copies, 2 autographed by Capt. Friedrich Christiansen, 3 autographed by Harvey Brewton, Curtiss representative.
  • 11-13. Dornier Do X flying boat with airship "Graf Zeppelin". -- Note: 3 copies, 1 autographed by Capt. Friedrich Christiansen.
1-3. Being transported to Lake Constance ["wird zu Wasser gebracht"]. -- Note: 3 copies.  
4. Resting in the water. -- Note: Signed "Henry Kiel".  
5-10. Shortly after takeoff ["kurz nach dem Start"]. -- Note: 6 copies, 2 autographed by Capt. Friedrich Christiansen, 3 autographed by Harvey Brewton, Curtiss representative.  
11-13. Dornier Do X flying boat with airship "Graf Zeppelin". -- Note: 3 copies, 1 autographed by Capt. Friedrich Christiansen.  
Box 7, Folder 17

Fairey III "F" biplane, Fleet Air Arm type (model). Circa 1917-1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 83.
Box 7, Folder 18

Farman biplane (model). 1911.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: H.M. Stationery Office, n.d.
Box 7, Folder 19

Fokker F.VIII commercial aircraft (model). Circa 1927-1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 101.
Box 7, Folder 20

Folland Midge G-39-1. 1954.

General Physical Description note: 2 photographs : 6.5 x 8.5 + 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.
Box 7, Folder 21

Goodyear airships. 1931-1933, circa 1965-1970.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 7, Folder 21, Item 1

Goodyear rigid airship USS Akron. 1931-1933.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8.25 x 10 in.

Note:

Photograph 1108-92331 P.
Box 7, Folder 21, Item 2-4

Goodyear airships Columbia (N2A) and Mayflower (N4A). Circa 1965-1970.

General Physical Description note: 2 photographs : 8.25 x 10 in. + 1 photograph: 10 x 8.25 in.

Note:

Photographs 3419-66C (#2), 3469-64 (#3), unnumbered (#4).
Box 7, Folder 22

Granville Brothers, Gee Bee Super Sportster, R1/R2 Longtail. 1933.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 5 x 7 in.
Box 7, Folder 23

Handley Page 4-engined biplane (model). 1918.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 66.
Box 7, Folder 24

W. S. Henson and John Stringfellow's flying machine, built in 1844-45, from a designed patented by Henson in 1842. Circa 1845.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: H.M. Stationery Office, n.d.
Box 7, Folder 25

Junkers Monoplane "Bremen", which accomplished the first direct heavier-than-air craft flight across the Atlantic from East to West, 12/13 April 1928 (model). Circa 1928.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 100.
Box 7, Folder 26

Lilienthal Glider. 1895.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 82.
Box 7, Folder 27

Lockheed Aircraft Corp, Burbank, California. Circa 1945.

General Physical Description note: 6 photographs : 8 x 10 in.

Note:

Portfolio Series No. 3.

Contents:

  1. U.S. Army Air Forces P-38 fighter / F-5 camera plane.
  2. U.S. Army Air Forces P-38 Fighter.
  3. U.S. Army Air Forces C-60 / U.S. Navy and Coast Guard R-50.
  4. U.S. Army Air Forces B-34/U.S. Navy PV-1.
  5. U.S. Army Air Forces C-69.
  6. Lockheed Constellation.
Box 7, Folder 28

Sir Hiram Maxim flying machine, built in 1894 (contemporary model). Circa 1894.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: H.M. Stationery Office, n.d.
Box 7, Folder 30-33

S.N.C.A.S.O. [Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud Ouest]. Circa 1950-1958.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 7, Folder 30

S.N.C.A.S.O. SO-1221 Djinn helicopter. Circa 1953.

General Physical Description note: 3 Photographs : 8.25 x 10.75 in.
Box 7, Folder 31

S.N.C.A.S.O. SO Espadon [6021]. Circa 1950.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 4.5 x 7 in.
Box 7, Folder 32

S.N.C.A.S.O. SO-4050 Vautour jet fighter. Circa 1952-1958.

General Physical Description note: 3 photographs : 8.25 x 10.75 in.
Box 7, Folder 33

S.N.C.A.S.O. SO-9000 Trident jet fighter. Circa 1953-1957.

General Physical Description note: 3 photographs : 8.25 x 10.75 in.
Box 7, Folder 34

Solar Aircraft Co. Solar MS-1 (X258V) tail section. 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 3.5 x 4.5 in.

Note:

Box 7, Folder 35

John Stringfellow model aeroplane, 1848 (replica). 1848.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

General note

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 107.
Box 7, Folder 36

Supermarine aircraft. Circa 1927-1929

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 7, Folder 36, Item 1

Supermarine-Napier Seaplane S.5 (model). Circa 1927.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

General note

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 104.
Box 7, Folder 36, Item 2

Supermarine Rolls-Royce Seaplane S.6, that won the Schneider Trophy Contest for Great Britain on September 7, 1929. Circa 1929.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 114.
Box 7, Folder 37

Vickers-Vimy aircraft. Circa 1919-1921.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 7, Folder 37, Item 1

Vickers-Vimy Rolls-Royce twin-engine biplane on which Alcock and Brown made the 1st direct trans-Atlantic flight in 1919. Circa 1919.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 58.
Box 7, Folder 37, Item 2

Vickers-Vimy twin-engine commercial biplane "City of London", 1921-1923 (model). Circa 1921-1923.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: Science Museum, n.d. Postcard No. 106.
Box 7, Folder 38

Voisin biplane, 1908 (model). Circa 1908.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: H.M. Stationery Office, n.d.
Box 7, Folder 39

Josée Weiss glider shown in Paris in 1905 (model). Circa 1905.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

London: H.M. Stationery Office, n.d.
Box 7, Folder 40-41

Zeppelin airships. Circa 1915-1918, 1928-1937 (bulk, 1928-1937).

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 7, Folder 40, Item 1

"Puzzle-Find How London is Guarded at Night". Circa 1915-1918.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

Zeppelin Series No. 3.
Box 7, Folder 40, Item 2

LZ127 "Graf Zeppelin" in a field, with an open-cockpit monoplane flying above. Circa 1928-1937.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.

Custodial History note

Originally in Honnold Library Special Collections; transferred to Carruthers Collection, September 1998.
Box 7, Folder 40, Item 3

Photograph of certificate, signed by the passengers, of the first voyage of LZ127, "Graf Zeppelin" to South America. May 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard ; 5.5 x 3.5 in. Inscribed "To John Carruthers, from San Sebastian, Bröschel".
Box 7, Folder 40, Item 4

LZ127 "Graf Zeppelin" over Hammerfest, Norway, on the way to Spitzbergen. July 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] : 10 x 8 in.
Box 7, Folder 40, Item 5

Zeppelin airship over Geneva. Circa 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Note:

Sent by John Cor... [indecipherable] to John Carruthers, postmarked Friedrichshafen 14 September 1930.
Box 7, Folder 40, Item 6

First arrival of LZ127 "Graf Zeppelin" at Geneva-Coinirin. September 16, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Box 7, Folder 40, Item 7-8

Dining room of LZ127 "Graf Zeppelin". Circa 1928-1937.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph [reproduction] ; 8 x 10 in. 2 copies.
Box 7, Folder 40, Item 9

LZ127 "Graf Zeppelin" over Friedrichhafen, photographed from an airplane. Circa 1928-1937.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Box 7, Folder 40, Item 10

Kurgarten Hotel, Friedrichshafen. Circa 1928-1937.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Box 7, Folder 41

Airship LZ127 "Graf Zeppelin". Bord-Album, Serie 10. Circa 1928-1937.

General Physical Description note: 19 photographs : 6.5 x 4.5 and 4.5 x 6.5 in.

General note

Nos. 1-36; missing nos. 1, 7, 9, 14-16, 18-19, 23-24, 28-34. Signed "John Carruthers" on cover.
 

Subseries 2.5:  Airlines. Circa 1930-1960.

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically.

Scope and Contents note

The photographs include the American Airlines Convair flagship "Boston"; an American overseas Airlines Boeing 377 Stratocruiser at Shannon Airport, Ireland, before 1950 (when the airline was acquired by Pan American Airways; the airplane, renamed "Clipper of the Skies", was lost over the Pacific en-route from San Francisco to Honolulu on November 9, 1957); the introduction of the Convair 880 to the Delta Airlines fleet in 1960; and a Flying Tiger Line crew unloading fresh cut flowers. The collection also includes a packet of eight photographs produced by Deruluft (Deutsch-Russische Luftverkehrgesellschaft), which from 1922 to 1937 ran an air service between Berlin and Moscow, via Königsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad), and the Baltic states; the airline utilized Dornier-Merkur aircraft between Berlin and Königsberg, and Junkers G-24 aircraft between Königsberg and Moscow.
Box 7, Folder 42

American Airlines, Convair flagship "Boston". Circa 1950.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Box 7, Folder 43

American Overseas Airlines, Boeing 377 Stratocruiser passenger plane (N90944), at Shannon Airport, co. Clare, Ireland. Before 1950.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard : color ; 4 x 6 in.

Note:

American Overseas Airlines was acquired by Pan American Airways and the airplane (re)named clipper "Romance of the Skies" in 1950; it was lost over the Pacific en-route from San Francisco to Honolulu on November 9, 1957.
Box 7, Folder 44

Delta Airlines, Convair 880. 1960.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 7, Folder 44, Item 1

Delta Convair 880 in flight. 1960.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph ; 8 x 10 in. + press release of January 28, 1960.

Note:

Note: Photograph No. 56098.
Box 7, Folder 44, Item 2

Delta Convair 880 taking off. 1960.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.
Box 7, Folder 44, Item 3

Press release. Feb. 10 [1960].

Box 7, Folder 45

Deruluft (Deutsch-Russische Luftverkehrs A.G.). Circa 1929-1936.

General Physical Description note: 8 postcards : 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Contents:

  1. Nacht-Flugzeug Berlin-Königsberg Junkers G 24.
  2. Stecken-Flugzeug Königsberg-Moskau Dornier-Merkur.
  3. Berlin, Potsdamer Platz.
  4. Danzig, Bahnhof.
  5. Blick auf Kaunas mit Njemenbrücke.
  6. Moskau, Blick auf den Kreml.
  7. Moskau, Auswärtiges Amt.
  8. Tallinn, Hafen.
Box 7, Folder 46

Flying Tiger Line crew unloading fresh cut flowers. Circa 1950.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.
 

Subseries 2.6:  Airports. Circa 1930.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically by locality.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries comprises photographs of the Zentralflughafen at Berlin-Tempelhof and Le Bourget airport, Paris, both circa 1930.
Box 8, Folder 1

Berlin, Zentralflughafen. Circa 1930.

General Physical Description note: 4 postcards : 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Box 8, Folder 2

Paris, Le Bourget airport. Circa 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 postcard ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. 3 copies.
 

Series 3:  Printed Matter. 1910-2002 (bulk, 1930-1980).

Physical Description: 2.5 boxes.

Arrangement note

Organized into 11 subseries:
  • Subseries 3.1: Bibliographies, 1979
  • Subseries 3.2: Aviation History, 1931-1932, 1983
  • Subseries 3.3: People, circa 1910-1980
  • Subseries 3.4: Air Meets, Air Shows, and Historic Flights, 1910-1958
  • Subseries 3.5: Museums and Exhibitions, n.d.
  • Subseries 3.6: Educational Institutions, circa 1945-1949
  • Subseries 3.7: Societies and Associations, 1911-1990
  • Subseries 3.8: Conferences, 1948-1951
  • Subseries 3.9: Airports, circa 1930-2002
  • Subseries 3.10: Geographic, circa 1956-1996

Scope and Contents note

This series comprises printed materials, including bibliographies, journal articles, newspaper clippings, event programs, conference agenda and reports, manuscripts, telegrams, letters, press kits, and guides, relating to aviation. The bulk of the series consists of materials relating to individual people, primarily pioneer aviators, including, in particular, Amelia Earhart and Charles A. Lindbergh, as well as Juan de la Cierva, Igor Sikorsky, and Charles E. Taylor. The series also includes original materials on historic air meets, air shows, and flights, including the 1910 Los Angeles Aviation Meet, and, in particular, the 1931 transpacific flight by Cecil Allen and Donald Moyle. Materials on museums and exhibitions include the 1932 illustrated handbook of the National Aircraft Collection, the predecessor of the National Air and Space Museum, and the brochure for the official opening of the American Hall of Aviation History at Northrop University in 1976. Other materials include the program from the Aeronautical Society's first annual banquet in 1911; a 1919 application form for the Raymond Orteig Prize, administered by the Aero Club of America; papers relating to the Bakersfield, Glendale, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Upland (California) airports; and the Portal of the Folded Wings, Valhalla Memorial Park, Burbank.
Box 10, Folder 1

Subseries 3.1:  Bibliographies. 1979.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Arrangement note

Ordered chronologically.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of two works, both compiled in 1979, relating to women in aviation.
Box 10, Folder 1, Item 1

Camilla Hutson. Bibliography of Women in Aeronautics . Compiled from the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 1900 through 1978. 1979.

Box 10, Folder 1, Item 2

Sandie Clary. Women in Aviation Library. A Descriptive Bibliography of the Collection of the San Diego NinetyNines . November 2, 1979.

Box 10, Folder 2

Subseries 3.2:  Aviation History. 1931-1932, 1983.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Arrangement note

Ordered chronologically.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of materials relating primarily to British military aviation prior to 1931, and to British commercial and civil aviation in the period immediately following World War I.
Box 10, Folder 2, Item 1

H. A. Jones. A Hundred Years of Service Aviation. Journal of the Royal United Service Institution , p. 311-323. 1931.

Box 10, Folder 2, Item 2

The Master of Sempill. Commercial and civil aviation; post-war progress and possibilities of the future. United Empire, p. 195-205. 1932.

Box 10, Folder 2, Item 3

Cipalia, Rita. Clean design of the flying wing captures futuristic imaginations. Smithsonian Institution Research Reports , p. 3. Autumn 1983.

Box 10, Folder 3-39, Box 12, Folder 1-8

Subseries 3.3:  People. Circa 1910-1980.

Physical Description: 45 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of materials relating to individual people. The majority of the individuals are pioneer aviators, and the materials consist largely of journal articles and newspaper clippings, including obituaries, dating from 1916 to 2000, with the bulk dating from 1950 to 1980. The files relating to Amelia Earhart and Charles A. Lindbergh are particularly extensive. Almost all the Earhart material is the gift of Earhart historian Shirley Dobson Gilroy. Pictorial materials for other individuals include a 1929 Associated Press photograph of Pancho Barnes and her pet dog prior to the Women's Air Derby, and a 1937 photograph of Midge Sherwood. Biographical materials include the reminiscences of Frank Samuel Lahm, 1846-1931, and a 1953 typescript copy of a 1948 account by Charles E. Taylor, "My Story of the Wright Brothers"; this typescript was at one time in the looseleaf binder of transcripts of accounts of early aviation history in the Walter R. Brookins Aviation Collection, cataloged as Aviation Folio TL508.B791. Other materials include a notarized 1957 verification of a 1914 Beloit Daily News account of aerial performances by Lincoln Beachey and Barney Oldfield; letters dated 1957 from Jesse Cyril Brabazon to Dr. Carruthers, and the first ten pages of a typescript of Brabazon's "1911-1916. Aviation in its Infancy or The Early Days of Pioneer Aviation"; a small Syd Chaplin Aircraft Corp. handbill for the Curtiss "Oriole", with a pencil annotation that it was dropped from an airplane on "9/8/[19]19"; a 1925 article by, and a 1936 memorial biography of, autogiro pioneer Juan de la Cierva; a 1953 speech by George Noville at the Valley Hunt Club, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Institute of Aeronautical History; an illustrated brochure for an exhibition on the life and work of Igor Sikorsky; brochures, 1983 and 1987, of the International Forest of Friendship, Atchison, Kansas, with which pioneer aviator Fay Gillis Wells was associated in her later years; and a 1916 brochure for the Wright Flying School.
Box 12, Folder 1

Andree, Salomon August.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 3

Angel, Jimmie.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 4

Barnes, Florence Lowe ("Pancho").

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 5

Beachey, Lincoln.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 6

Beghin, Jean-Luc.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 7

Brabazon, Jesse Cyril.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 8

Brancker, Sefton.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 9

Caplan, Natalie ("Nikki").

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 10

Chaplin, Syd.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 11

Clarke, Frank.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 12

Cochran, Jacqueline.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 13

Critchell, Iris.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 12, Folder 2

Curtiss, Glenn H.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 14

De la Cierva, Juan.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 15

Doolittle, James H.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 16

Douglas, Donald Wills.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 12, Folder 3

Earhart, Amelia.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 17

Emeyriat, Carolyn, and Sylvia Rickett.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 18

Evitt, Ardeth.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 12, Folder 4

Granger, Clema M.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 19

Hackney, Lyle Raymond.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 12, Folder 5

Hatfield, David Daniel.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 20

Hawks, Charles.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 12, Folder 6

Hawks, Frank M.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 21

Hoxsey, Arch.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 22

Hubbell, Charles H.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 23

Lahm, Frank Samuel.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 24

Langley, Samuel.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 25

Lindbergh, Charles A.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 26

Marvingt, Marie.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 27

Noville, George.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 28

Ovington, Earle.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 12, Folder 7

Quimby, Harriet.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 29

Renstrom, Arthur G.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 30

Rodgers, Calbraith Perry.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 31

Sherwood, Midge.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 32

Sikorsky, Igor.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 33

Smith, Charles Kingsford.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 34

Smith, Elinor.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 35

Snook, Neta.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 12, Folder 8

Taylor, Charles E.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 36

Turner, Roscoe.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 37

Wells, Fay Gillis.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 38

Wild, Horace B.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folder 39

Wright, Orville and Wilbur.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 1-8, Box 12, Folder 9-11

Subseries 3.4:  Air Meets, Air Shows, and Historic Flights. 1910-1958.

Physical Description: 11 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered chronologically.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries comprises materials relating to air meets, air shows, and historic flights between 1910 and 1958. Materials for the Los Angeles Aviation Meet, held at Dominguez Hills in January 1910, include printed official programs, an entry ticket stub, and a sheet of paper signed by many of the pioneer aviators in attendance. The materials also include extensive original records of the 1931 transpacific flight by Cecil Allen and Donald Moyle, including portions of the flight log, telegrams, and the manuscript of Allen's account of the flight. A transcript of Allen's manuscript was prepared by David Kuhner, librarian at Sprague Library, for use by Carl M. Cleveland in his planned book on Pacific flights. The materials also include an illustrated compte rendu of the 1921 Salon de l'aéronautique, two United States Air Force press kits, including photographs, prepared for the 22nd Salon international de l'aéronautique in 1957, and a press kit for the 19th Society of British Aircraft Constructors Flying Display and Exhibition at Farnborough in 1958.
Box 11, Folder 1

Los Angeles [Dominguez Hills] Aviation Meet. January 10-20, 1910.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 1, Item 1-4

Official aviation meet Programs. January 1910.

General Physical Description note: 4 programs : 10 x 6 1/4 in.

Contents:

  1. Jan. 12, 1910.
  2. Jan. 14, 1910 (2 copies).
  3. Jan. 20, 1910.
1. Jan. 12, 1910.
2-3. Jan. 14, 1910 (2 copies).
4. Jan. 20, 1910.
Box 11, Folder 1, Item 5-7

Entry Ticket Stub, Reserved Seat No. 4513. January 15, 1910.

Contents:

  • 5. Ticket stub.
  • 6. Transmittal letter from Lucy Greene to Col. Edmund P.Stone, Nov. 17, 1958.
  • 7. Transmittal letter from Col. Stone to David W. Davies, Honnold Library, March 27, 1959.
5. Ticket stub.
6. Transmittal letter from Lucy Greene to Col. Edmund P.Stone, Nov. 17, 1958.
7. Transmittal letter from Col. Stone to David W. Davies, Honnold Library, March 27, 1959.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Col. Edmund P.Stone to Honnold Library, March 27, 1959.

Custodial History note

Gift from Lucy Greene to Col. Edmund P.Stone, Nov. 17, 1958.
Box 11, Folder 1, Item 8

Sheet of paper with the purported signatures of H. Latham, Arch Hoxsey, __________, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, Ralph _______, John _______, Glenn H. Curtiss. January 1910.

General Physical Description note: 1 paper sheet : 8.5 x 11 inches.
Box 11, Folder 1, Item 9

David Colker, "Unknown L.A.: In 1910, those crazy flying machines came to call." Los Angeles Herald . March 1, 1984.

General Physical Description note: 1 newspaper clipping,
Box 12, Folder 9

Salon de l'aéronautique 1921, Compte rendu. 1921.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 2-6, Box 13

Cecil Allen & Donald Moyle Trans-Pacific Flight. 1931.

Physical Description: 5 folders + 1 box.
Box 11, Folder 2

Original Documents. 1931-1932.

Contents:

  • 1. Log. 2 sheets.
  • 2-13. Telegrams, August 11-October 9, 1931.
  • 14. Letter of congratulations, September 6, 1931.
  • 15. List of Provisions: Russian Supply Order No. 189, September 18, 1931.
  • 16. MS list of maps and telegrams etc. of Pacific flight. Mar. 9, 1932.
1. Log. 2 sheets.
2-13. Telegrams, August 11-October 9, 1931.
14. Letter of congratulations, September 6, 1931.
15. List of Provisions: Russian Supply Order No. 189, September 18, 1931.
16. MS list of maps and telegrams etc. of Pacific flight. Mar. 9, 1932.
Box 11, Folder 3

Cecil Allen, MS account of flight. 1932.

General Physical Description note: 55 sheets.
Box 11, Folder 4

Transcript of Cecil Allen MS account of flight, by David Kuhner, with notes by Kuhner. Circa 1975.

Box 11, Folder 5

Ray C. Huver. Circa 1932.

Contents:

  1. Preface, by Ray C. Huver. TS, 16 sheets.
  2. Flying Home, by Cecil Allen and Donald Moyle, as told to Ray C. Huver. TS, 2 sheets.
Box 11, Folder 6

Fragile originals removed from Box 11:2-5. Circa 1931-1932.

Box 13

Photo negatives.

Contents:

  • 1. Log, sheet 1.
  • 2-4. Telegrams nos. 2, 7, 8.
  • 5. List of supplies: Russian Supply Order No. 189.
1. Log, sheet 1.
2-4. Telegrams nos. 2, 7, 8.
5. List of supplies: Russian Supply Order No. 189.
Box 12, Folder 10

Congrés international de l'aéronautique. 1953.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 7-8

Twenty second Salon international de l'aéronautique. May 24-June 2, 1957.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 11, Folder 7

United States Air Force in Europe Press Kit. May 24-June 2, 1957.

Contents:

Includes following photographs:
  1. 1. Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. -- 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.
  2. 2-5. C-123 provider. -- 4 photographs : 8 x 10 in.
  3. 6. Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter-Tanker. -- 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.
  4. 7. General William Henry Tunner, Commander in Chief, U.S. Air Force in Europe. -- 1 photograph : 10 x 8 in.
1. Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. -- 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.
2-5. C-123 provider. -- 4 photographs : 8 x 10 in.
6. Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter-Tanker. -- 1 photograph : 8 x 10 in.
7. General William Henry Tunner, Commander in Chief, U.S. Air Force in Europe. -- 1 photograph : 10 x 8 in.
Box 11, Folder 8

Le prix des trois capitals, General Electric Trophy Event, United States Air Force Press Kit. May 24-June 2, 1957.

Contents:

Includes following photographs:
  1. William Rogers Herod, President of International General Electric Co. -- 1 photograph : 7 x 5 in.
  2. R. E. Small, Manager-European Technical Service Section, Aircraft Gas Turbine Division, General Electric. -- 1 photograph : 9.25 x 7 in.
  3. General Electric J47 jet engine. -- 1 photograph : 7 x 9.25 in.
Box 12, Folder 11

Nineteenth S.B.A.C. [Society of British Aircraft Constructors] Flying Display and Exhibition, Farnborough Aerodrome, Press Kit. September 1-7, 1958.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 9-17

Subseries 3.5:  Museums and Exhibitions. n.d.

Physical Description: 9 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically by institution.

Scope and Contents note

The materials in this subseries consist primarily of brochures and short descriptive guides. Other materials include an article by Robin Higham, "Aeronautical History-Some Offbeat British Archives," originally published in the January 1963 issue of American Archivist ; the brochure for the official opening of the American Hall of Aviation History at Northrop University in 1976; and the 1932 illustrated Handbook of the National Aircraft Collection Exhibited in the United States National Museum under the Direction of the Smithsonian Institution , the predecessor of the National Air and Space Museum.
Box 11, Folder 9

General.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 10

Air Force Museum.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 11

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 12

American Hall of Aviation History.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 13

Aviation Hall of Fame.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 14

National Air and Space Museum [Smithsonian Institution].

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 15

National Technical Museum, Prague.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 16

Royal United Service Institution Museum, London.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 17

State Street Trust Company, Boston, MA.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 18-19

Subseries 3.6:  Educational Institutions. Circa 1945-1949.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of a 1945/46 illustrated information brochure, information for veterans, and list of courses offered in 1946, for Northrop Institute; and an information brochure, circa 1949, on the aviation department of Pasadena City College, Pasadena (CA).
Box 11, Folder 18

Northrop Aeronautical Institute. 1945/46.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 19

Pasadena City College, Aviation Department. Circa 1949.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 12, Folder 12-13, Box 11, Folder 20-21

Subseries 3.7:  Societies and Associations. 1911-1990.

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes a 1919 application form for the Raymond Orteig Prize, administered by the Aero Club of America; the program from the Aeronautical Society's first annual banquet in 1911; and minutes for the Association technique maritime et aeronautique, 1953, 1955, and 1957
Box 12, Folder 12

Aero Club of America, Raymond Orteig $25,000 Prize application form. 1919.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 20

Aeronautical Society. First Annual Banquet, Hotel Astor. April 27, 1911.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 12, Folder 13

Association technique maritime et aeronautique. 1953-1957.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Contents:

  1. Session de 1953.
  2. Session de 1955.
  3. Session de 1957.
Box 11, Folder 21

OX-5 Aviation Pioneers. 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, file 22-23

Subseries 3.8:  Conferences. 1948-1951.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered chronologically.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes a program for the Air Policy Conference held at Los Angeles in April 1948.
Box 11, Folder 22

Air Policy Conference, Los Angeles, CA. Program. April 13-15, 1948.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 23

19e Salon de l'aviation. 1951.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 24-25, Box 12, Folder 14-16

Subseries 3.9:  Airports. Circa 1930-2002.

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically by location.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes a 1984 newspaper article on the Glendale (CA) Air Terminal; 1935 rules, regulations, and information on the Kern County (CA) airport in Bakersfield; brochures and newspaper articles, 1953-1984, on the history of Los Angeles International Airport; an historical information sheet, circa 1930, on Lindbergh Field, San Diego; and newspaper articles, 1978-2002, on Cable Airport and the Cable Family of Upland (CA).
Box 12, Folder 14

Glendale (CA) Air Terminal. 1984.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 24

Kern County (CA) Airport. 1935.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 12, Folder 15

Los Angeles International Airport. 1953-1983.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 25

San Diego (CA), Lindbergh Field Municipal Airport. Circa 1930.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 12, Folder 16

Cable Airport (Upland, CA). 1978-2002.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 26-29, Box 42, Folder 1

Subseries 3.10:  Geographic.

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes papers relating to the Portal of the Folded Wings, Valhalla Memorial Park, Burbank (CA), in particular, orders of service, 1956-1958, a 1975 photograph, and materials concerning the 1996 rededication; and a journal article and newspaper article concerning early aviation in Santa Barbara (CA).
Box 11, Folder 26, Box 42, Folder 1

Burbank, CA. Portal of the Folded Wings, Valhalla Memorial Park. 1956-1996.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 11, Folder 27

Denmark. Opening Tomorrow's Airways; Danish Aviation from Ellehammer to SAS.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 28

Hawaii Aeronautics Commission. Annual Report. 1958.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 11, Folder 29

Santa Barbara, CA.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
 

Series 4:  Corporate Promotional and Technical Material. 1915-1969 (bulk, 1947-1955).

Physical Description: 47 folders (2.25 boxes + 1 oversize box)

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically by name of corporation.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains printed materials, including bibliographies, corporate overviews, investment prospectuses, press kits and releases, sales brochures, technical specification sheets, and typescript histories, produced by individual aircraft manufacturers and airlines.
The bulk of the materials relates primarily to British and French manufacturers, and dates from 1947 to 1955. British corporations include Boulton Paul Aircraft, Bristol Aeroplane Co., British Aircraft Corp., De Havilland Enterprise, English Electric Co., Folland Aircraft, Hawker Siddeley Group, Hunting Percival Aircraft, Rolls Royce, Saunders-Roe, and Vickers-Armstrongs. French corporations include Hispano-Suiza, Avions Hurel-Dubois; Louis Breguet, Marcel Dassault, S.N.C.A.S.E. [Société nationale de constructions aéronautiques du sud-est], S.N.C.A.S.O. [Société nationale de constructions aéronautiques du sud-ouest], S.N.E.C.M.A. [Société nationale d'étude et de construction de moteurs d'aviation], Société des moteurs Salmson, Hydravions Schreck-F.B.A., Syndicat des équipements et matériels aéronautiques. U.S. manufacturers include Aerojet Engineering Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, Curtiss-Wright Corp., Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co. [DELCO], Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Northrop Aircraft, Pitcairn-Cierva Autogiro Co., Romaircraft Corp., and Sikorsky Aircraft Co. The Catalogo annuario of A.N.I.M.A. Gruppo costruttori aeronautici Italiani and Avions et moteurs italiens of A.I.A. [Associazone imprese aeronautiche] give an overview of Italian aircraft construction in 1937 and circa 1951, respectively. Other aircraft corporations represented include Fiat Aviazione, Fokker, and Svenska Flygmotor Aktiebolaget.
Several individual aircraft are especially well documented in the materials. The series contains complete blueprints (1915-1918) for the Curtiss JN4D; a June 1936 range study of the Lockheed Electra bimotor airplane (the model used by Amelia Earhart on her last flight); a technical data manual for Trans World Airlines Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation airliner; and plans for a model of Northrop Aircraft's 1945 P-61 "Black Widow" night fighter; as well as a lavish brochure on the De Havilland Comet jet airliner; extensive press releases on the Folland "Gnat"; a press kit on the Saunders-Roe P.531 helicopter; and sales bulletins for the Sikorsky S-51 helicopter.
While the majority of corporations represented manufactured aircraft, several, such as Aerojet Engineering, Hispano Suiza, Rolls Royce, S.N.E.C.M.A. [Société nationale d'étude et de construction de moteurs d'aviation], and Société des moteurs Salmson, were concerned primarily or exclusively with manufacturing motors. In addition, Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co. [DELCO] manufactured batteries used in aircraft engine ignition, and Curtiss-Wright manufactured flight simulators. The Union syndicale des industries aéronautiques françaises, a trade group, in 1957 produced an information card in the form of a slide-rool for identifying French military aircraft.
While the materials emphasize contemporary production, those produced by Hawker-Siddeley, Northrop, and Hydravions Schreck also include many photographs of historic aircraft. In addition, DELCO's Aviation ignition; a description of the DELCO generator battery as applied to modern aviation engines (1919); the promotional books produced by Pitcairn-Cierva Autogiro (circa 1930) and Hydravions Schreck (1929); and the investment prospectus issued by Romaircraft (1929) are examples of exceptional quality in design and production.
The series also includes typescript corporate histories of Boeing Airplane Co. (1954), Bristol Aeroplane Co. (1953), and Lear, Inc. (1956), and well as of Braniff Airways (circa 1955), Eastern Airlines (1954), Los Angeles Airways (1955), and Pan American Airways (circa 1959).
Box 16, Folder 1

A.I.A. [Associazone Imprese Aeronautiche] (Italy) Avions et moteurs italiens. Circa 1951.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 1

A.N.I.M.A. Gruppo Costruttori Aeronautici Italiani, Catalogo annuario. 1937.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 2

Aerojet Engineering Corporation (Azusa, CA). 1951.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 16, Folder 7

Avions Hurel-Dubois (Meudon, France) brochure on high aspect ratio aircraft. Circa 1955.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 3

Boeing Airplane Company typescript short history. November 12, 1954.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 16, Folder 2

Boulton Paul Aircraft (Wolverhampton, Great Britain) press releases on P.III research aircraft and P.119 advanced trainer. 1950-1951.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 4

Braniff Airways typescript history. Circa 1955.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 16, Folder 3

Bristol Aeroplane Co. (Bristol, Great Britain) press releases. 1953-1955.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 5

British Aircraft Corporation. 1962-circa 1964.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 43, Folder 17

Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company blueprints for Curtiss JN4D. 1915-1918.

Physical Description: 1 portfolio.
Box 14, Folder 6

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (Carlstadt, NJ), Curtiss-Wright Dehmel 501 Instrument Flight Duplicator brochure. Circa 1950.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 7

Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company [DELCO] (Dayton, OH). Aviation ignition; a description of the DELCO generator battery ignition as applied to modern aviation engines . c1919.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

Dayton, OH: Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company.
Box 16, Folder 4

De Havilland Enterprise (Great Britain). 1952-1957.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 8

Eastern Airlines typescript history. 1954.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 9

English Electric Company (London) press release for the English Electric Lightning. September 1, 1958.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 10

Fiat Aviazione (Turin, Italy) brochure. 1957.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 11

Fokker (Amsterdam, Netherlands) brochure. June 1951.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 16, Folder 5

Folland Aircraft (Hamble, Great Britain) press releases relating to Folland "Gnat". 1958.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 12

Hawker Siddeley Group (London) brochures. Circa 1954.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 13

Hispano Suiza (Bois-Colombes, France) brochures. 1951-1955.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 16, Folder 6

Hunting Percival Aircraft (Luton, Great Britain) press release relating to participation in Farnborough Air Show. September 1954.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 16, Folder 15

Hydravions Schreck-F.B.A. (Argenteuil, France) promotional book. Circa 1930.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 14

Lear, Incorporated. Talk by Richard M. Mock, President, before the New York Sociey of Security Analists. August 23, 1956.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 15-16

Lockheed Aircraft Corp. (Burbank, CA). 1936, circa 1955.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 14, Folder 15

Range Study of Lockheed Electra Bimotor Airplane. June 4, 1936.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 16

Technical Data Manual for Trans World Airlines' Super G Constellations [L-1049G]. Circa 1955.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 17

Los Angeles Airways press releases and fact sheet. 1955.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 18

Louis Breguet (Paris) information sheets on the Breguet 940 "Integral" and the Breguet 1001 & 1100 "Taon". Circa 1958.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 19

Marcel Dassault (Saint-Cloud, Seine-et-Oise, France) information sheet on Etendard IV. Circa 1956.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 16, Folder 8

Northrop Aircraft (Hawthorne, CA) brochure on Northrop Airplanes (1927-1943) and plans for model of P-61 "Black Widow" night fighter, 1945. 1927-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 20

Pan American Airways history, bibliography, and travel brochure. Circa 1939-1959.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 16, Folder 9

Pitcairn-Cierva Autogiro Co. (Philadelpha, PA) promotional book. Circa 1930.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 21

Roamaircraft Corp. (Los Angeles, CA) investment prospectus. 1929.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 16, Folder 10

Rolls Royce (Derby, Great Britain) promotional book and brochures on Merlin/Griffon, Dart propeller turbine, and Avon turbo-jet engines. Circa 1946-circa 1953.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 16, Folder 11-12

S.N.C.A.S.E. [Société nationale de constructions aéronautiques du sud-est] (Paris, France). 1949-1953.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 16, Folder 11

Information sheets for various aircraft. 1949-1953.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 16, Folder 12

Promotional book. June 20, 1953.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 16, Folder 13-14

S.N.C.A.S.O. [Société nationale de constructions aéronautiques du sud-ouest] (Paris, France). Circa 1947-1953.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 16, Folder 13

Brochure on SO-95 "Corse II" and information sheet on SO-30P "Bretagne". Circa 1947-1948.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 16, Folder 14

Press Kit. April/June 1953.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Contents:

Includes following photographs [5.25 x 7 in.]:
1. SO 30 Atar.
2. SO 30 Nene.
3. SO Ariel 1120 helicopter.
4-6. SO Bretagne 30P fitted with Palas jets.
7. SO Djinn 120 helicopter.
8. SO Espadon 6021.
9. SO Espadon 6025.
10. SO Espadon 6026.
11-12. SO Farfadet 1310 helicopter.
13-14. SO Trident 9000 jet fighter.
15-17. SO Vautour 4050 jet fighter.
18. DC3 fitted with SNCASO Palas jet engine.
19. DC3 fitted with SNCASO Palas jet engine. Photograph No. 4538.
20. DC3 [crossed out, "C46" added by hand] fitted with SNCASO Palas jet engine.
Box 14, Folder 22-24

S.N.E.C.M.A. [Société nationale d'étude et de construction de moteurs d'aviation] (Paris, France). 1951-1957.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 14, Folder 22

Promotional book. June 1951.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 23

Promotional book. May 15, 1957.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folder 24

Brochures and press release on ATAR engines. Circa 1957.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 15, Folder 2

Saunders-Roe P.531 helicopter, Press kit. 1958.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Contents:

Includes 3 photographs [6.5 x 8.5 in.].
Box 15, Folder 3

Sikorsky Aircraft Co. (Bridgeport, CT) S-51 helicopter, Sales Bulletins Nos. 101-112. December 5, 1945 to August 1, 1946.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Contents:

Includes the following photographs:
1-3. 3 photographs : 8 x 10 in.
4-5. 2 photographs : 10 x 8 in.
Box 15, Folder 1

Société des moteurs Salmson (Billancourt-Seine, France) brochure on Moteur 8 AS-02. Circa 1955.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 15, Folder 4

Svenska Flygmotor Aktiebolaget (Trollhättan, Sweden) brochure. Circa 1954.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 15, Folder 5

Syndicat des équipements et matériels aéronautiques (Paris, France) Annuaire. 1953.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 15, Folder 6

TWA [Trans World Airlines] brochures. 1961-circa 1969.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 15, Folder 7, Box 15, Folder 7

Union syndicale des industries aéronautiques françaises, slide-rule information card on military aircraft. 1957.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
General Physical Description note: 3 copies.
Box 16, Folder 16

Vickers-Armstrongs (Weybridge, Great Britain) promotional materials. 1950, 1953.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
 

Series 5:  Books, Periodicals, Pamphlets, and Technical Manuals. 1887-1991 (bulk, 1925-1945).

Physical Description: 2.5 boxes.

Arrangement note

Organized into 4 subseries:
  • Subseries 5.1: Books, 1887-1980
  • Subseries 5.2: Periodicals, 1928-1991
  • Subseries 5.3: Booklets and Pamphlets, 1895, 1936-1947
  • Subseries 5.4: Technical Manuals and Reports, 1904-1958

Scope and Contents note

This series comprises materials relating to published books, as well as pamphlets, periodicals, conference papers, and typescript reports and coursework relating to general aviation topics, in particular, science and engineering. The book materials include illustration blocks and color plates to Gaston Tissandier, Histoire des ballons et des aéronauts celébres (1887). The pamphlets include several printed in pocket book format for use by aviators "in the field". The periodicals include in-house publications by airplane manufacturers and commercial airlines, as well as by other businesses that employed airplanes in the course of their operations.
Box 17, Folder 1-3, Box 19, Folder 1

Subseries 5.1:  Books. 1887-1980.

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes the corrected proofsheets of John F. Fulton, Aviation medicine in its preventive aspects; an historical survey (1948); Mary Belle Spencer, No. 2310. Criminal File. Exposed! Limberg's baby was never kidnapped or murdered (1933); the illustration block and color plates to Gaston Tissandier, Histoire des ballons et des aéronauts celébres (1887); and promotional materials for the Time-Life Books series Epic of Flight (1980ff).
Box 17, Folder 1

Fulton, John F. Aviation medicine in its preventive aspects; an historical survey . Proof sheets. 1948.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

New York: Oxford University Press. Inscribed by the author to the Rev. John F. B. Carruthers.
Box 17, Folder 2

Spencer, Mary Belle. No. 2310. Criminal File. Exposed! Limberg's baby was never kidnapped or murdered . c1933.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

Chicago.
Box 19, Folder 1

Tissandier, Gaston. Histoire des ballons et des aéronauts celébres . Illustration block [no text] and color plates. 1887.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

Paris: H. Launette.
Box 17, Folder 3

Time-Life Books promotional materials for Epic of Flight. 1980ff.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 4-19, Box 19, Folder 2-5

Subseries 5.2:  Periodicals. 1928-1991 (bulk, 1928-1959).

Physical Description: 20 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically by title.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of unbound issues of periodicals relating to aeronautics and aviation, including in-house publications by airplane manufacturers and commercial airlines. Most titles are represented by only one or two issues. The items include bulletin 11 (1932) of The Early Birds; two issues from 1940 of Senza cozzar di rocco, the in-house publication of the Italian Caproni aviation company, both inscribed to Dr. Carruthers by Gianni Caproni Conte di Taliedo; and incomplete runs (including incomplete issues) of Southern California Business (1928-1929) and Standard Oil Bulletin (1927-1930).
Box 17, Folder 4

AQ [Aviation Quarterly] Report. No. 3. March 1978.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 5

Air Line Pilot. Souvenir Reprint. August 1977.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 6

Aviation Space Education Association & Aerospace Ambassadors News . No. 5. November 1991.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 7

Boeing Magazine. Vol. 29, no. 7. July 1959.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 19, Folder 2

British Aircraft Industry Bulletin . 30th September 1950, 31st December 1950.

Physical Description: 1 folder. 2 issues.
Box 17, Folder 8

Bulletin de liaison et de documentation du secrétariat général a l'aviation civile et commerciale [France]. No. 54. January-February 1951.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 9

Convair Traveler. Vol. 8, no. 4. August 1956.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 10

Cross & Cockade [Society of World War I Aero Historians]. January 28, 1977, March 18, 1977.

Physical Description: 1 folder. 3 copies of January 28, 1977, issue.
Box 17, Folder 11

The Early Birds. Bulletin 11. 6 June, 1932.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 12

The Falcon [Eastern Airlines]. Vol. 2, no. 19. September 28, 1964.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 13

Historic Aviation. May 1969.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 14

Ida Van Smith Flight Clubs Historical Review . Vol. 1, no. 5. 1988.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 15

National Geographic Magazine, vol. 64, no. 6. December 1933.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 16

Royal Aero Club Gazette. Vol. 7, no. 5. May 1953.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 19, Folder 3

Senza cozzar di rocco; notiziario delle attivit… culturali e sportive del dopolavoro aziendale Caproni . 1940.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Vol. 18, no. 6 (April 1940), numero speciale (May 27, 1940).
Box 17, Folder 17

Shell Aviation News. 1950-1951.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. No. 140 (February 1950), no. 158 (August 1951).
Box 19, Folder 4

Southern California Business. 1928-1929.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

Incomplete.
Box 17, Folder 18

Standard Oil Bulletin. 1927-1930.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

Incomplete.
Box 19, Folder 5

World Airlanes. Vol. 20, no. 10. October 1955.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 19

World War I Aeroplanes. No. 70. October 1978.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 20-28

Subseries 5.3:  Booklets and Pamphlets. 1895, 1936-1947.

Physical Description: 9 folders.

Arrangement note

Ordered chronologically by date of publication.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of nine items of a miscellaneous nature. The earliest is an 1895 Congressional report on the practicality of commercial aviation. Seven items, published in the 1930's and 1940's, were printed in pocket book format, for use by aviators "in the field". They cover such topics as military insignia, parachutes, weather, thoughts and prayers for service men on active duty, and Our Red Army ally. The final item is a small religious tract on birds in the Bible.
Box 17, Folder 20

U.S. Congress, 53d Congress, 3d Session, Committee on Interstate Commerce. Report No. 992. Report on the practicality of commercial aviation. February 1895.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 21

U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office. Notice to Aviators . No. 7. April 1, 1936.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 22

A little book of the love of God; some thoughts and prayers for men on active service . 1939.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.
Box 17, Folder 23

Army and Navy Legion of Valor of the U.S. General orders (1941-1942). Vol. 52, no. 8. May 12, 1942.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 24

Pocket reference guide, army, navy, marine corps insignia . March 1943.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

Supplement to the March, 1943 Reader's Digest .
Box 17, Folder 25

U.S. Navy, Aviation Training Division. Cold Front. Aerology Series No. 6. 1944.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
Box 17, Folder 26

Our Red Army ally. War Department Pamphlet No. 21-30. April 23, 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

Washington, DC: War Department.
Box 17, Folder 27

Whanslaw, H. W. Birds of the air; birds of the Bible . Bible Background Books, No. 5. 1947.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

Wallington, Surrey: Religious Education Press.
Box 17, Folder 28

Parachute Technicians C.A.A. Regulations (Chapters 25 and 54) . n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

Manchester, CT: Pioneer Parachute Company.
Box 17, Folder 29-30, Box 18, Folder 1-7, Box 19, Folder 6

Subseries 5.4:  Technical Manuals and Reports. 1904-1958 (bulk, 1925-1945).

Physical Description: 10 folders + 2 folio volumes.

Arrangement note

Ordered alphabetically by author/title.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of materials of a scientific or technical nature relating to aviation. These include a 1904 article by Albert Francis Zahm on atmospheric friction on even surfaces; two published papers, 1925 and 1934, by Alfred Hubert Roy Fedden on aero-cooled engines; and a 1934 U.S. Army Air Corps handbook on aerodynamic formulae. Materials that appear to have been prepared for use in an educational setting include a typescript course on stability and control of flight, circa 1940, by H. G. Mazurkiewicz; Weems System of Navigation course on celestial navigation, 1941; and a binder marked "Haskins", containing printed, typed, and handwritten documents and reports on supercharging engines, and other engineering subjects, dated 1930-1945, and originating at Purdue University. The subseries also includes Air Service Tactical School, Langley, VA, combat orders for 1925-1926, and a 1943 report to the Civil Aeronautics Board on air pick-up service.
Box 19, Folder 6

Air Service Tactical School, Langley Field, VA., Combat Orders 1925-1926. 1925-1926.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Book Collection: Aviation Folio HE6238 .AL51

All American Aviation, Report to the Civil Aeronautics Board on air pick-up service . Docket 857, Exhibit 13. October 4, 1943.

General Physical Description note: 1 volume. 1 volume : 14.5 x 9 in.
Box 17, Folder 29

Ashley, R. B., Air Corps Technical Report No. 3956: Handbook of aerodynamic formulae . 1934.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

Wright Field, Dayton, OH: War Department, Air Corps, Materiel Division, April 11, 1934.
Box 17, Folder 30

Fedden, Alfred Hubert Roy, papers on air-cooled aero engines. 1925-1933.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 17, Folder 30, Item 1

Fedden, A. H. R. Radial aircooled aero engines, a paper read before the International Air Congress at Brussels, 1925; the supercharging of aero and motor vehicle engines, a paper read before the Institution of Automobile Engineers, February 1927. 1925, February 1927.

Box 17, Folder 30, Item 2

Fedden, A. H. R. Possible future development of air-cooled aero engines. Preprint of paper presented at the International Automotive Engineering Congress, Chicago, August 28-September 4, [1933]. August 1933.

Box 18, Folder 1-2

"Haskins" binder on engineering subjects. 1930-1945.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Contents:

Three-ring binder, marked "Haskins" on cover, containing printed, typed, and handwritten technical reports on supercharging of engines and other engineering subjects. Dates of the printed materials range from 1930 to 1945. Some printed materials stamped Purdue University, and some handwritten notes on forms approved for use by Purdue University.
Box 18, Folder 3

Kidd, J. S.; Shelly, Maynard W.; Jeantheau, Gabriel; Fitts, Paul M. The effect of enroute flow control on terminal system performance; a study in human engineering aspects of radar air traffic control . April 1958.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note:

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH: Wright Air Development Center.
Box 18, Folder 4-6

Mazurkiewicz, H. G., Stability and control of flight . Circa 1940.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Book Collection: Aviation Folio TD586 .W41

Weems System of Naviation, Course 2-A: Celestial Navigation . c1941.

General Physical Description note: 1 volume. 11 1/2 x 9 inches.

Note:

Annapolis, MD: Weems System of Naviation.
Box 18, Folder 7

Zahm, Albert Francis, "Atmospheric friction on even surfaces", The Philosophical Magazine , pp. 58-67. July 1904.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
 

Series 6:  Newspaper Clippings. 1844-1983.

Physical Description: 0.5 box + 1 oversize box.

Arrangement note

Organized into 3 groups: (1) 1844-1902, and (2) circa 1920-1983, each ordered chronologically; and (3) 1 scrapbook, 1947-1948.

Preservation Note:

All 20th-century clippings-with the exception of oversize materials-have been preservation photocopied; the originals have been placed in acid-free, buffered envelopes, in the same folders as the preservation photocopies.

Scope and Contents note

This series is ordered as follows: (1) 1844 through 1902, (2) circa 1920-1983, and (3) scrapbook, 1947-1948.
The first group was given to Claremont Men's College by A. N. Kemp (possibly Alexander Nesbitt Kemp [1879-1955], former president of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co and wartime president of American Airlines) through his grandson, Sandy Kemp-Clark. The materials date from the years 1844-1847, 1872, 1879-1884, and 1898-1902, and are arranged chronologically. The majority of clippings are taken from the Illustrated London News , with one from The Graphic (1872), two from Black and White (1898, 1899), and two from unidentified sources (1882, circa 1902). The clippings relate exclusively to ballooning, and cover such subjects as a copper balloon at Paris (1844); ascents by British aeronauts James Hampton (1844) and Charles Green (1847); Dupuy de Lôme's balloon (1872); military ballooning (1873); balloon making (1874); the Brighton Review and the Illustrated London News balloon (1883); a pictorial commemoration of a centenary of ballooning (1884); Renard's and Krebs' electrically-steered balloon (1884); "From the Thames to the Seine by Balloon" (1898); Andree's Arctic expedition (1899); and Santos Dumont and his balloon at Monaco (1902).
The newspaper clippings in the second group fall into two time periods, 1928-1943, and [1968] 1974-1983. The clippings are arranged chronologically, with a few undated items at the beginning of each period. Clippings for the first period cover such subjects as Harriet Quimby and Ruth Law (undated); airlines operating in California (1928); the Burwash Aerial Expedition to the Arctic and the discovery of the remains of the Andree expedition (1930); the autogiro (1930, 1931); Mrs. Keith-Miller (1930); the destruction of the British airship R-101 (1930); the Schneider Trophy Race (1931); new developments in airplanes (1933, 1936); Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith (1934); and the introduction of the Douglas DC-4 (1937). Oversize materials for the same period cover such subjects as aviation pioneer John Montgomery (1930, 1968); instrument ("blind") flight (1933); Amelia Earhart (1937); and the introduction of the Lockheed Constellation (1943). Clippings for the period 1974-1983 relate primarily to aviation in Southern California, and cover such subjects as reunions and deaths of pioneer aviators; Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" (1975, 1983); the Continental Airlines DC-10 (1975, oversize); Santa Paula Airport (1976, 1978); and the 50th anniversary of Charles A. Lindbergh's transatlantic flight and the 1977 commemorative tour (1977).
Box 20, Folder 1

6.1.  1844-1902.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Custodial History note

Gift to Claremont Men's College by A. N. Kemp through his grandson, Sandy Kemp-Clark.
Box 20, Folder 1, Item 3

Illustrated London News, vol. 4, no. 100, p. 193-194. March 30, 1844.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 4

Illustrated London News, p. 127-128. August 24, 1844.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 5

Illustrated London News, p. 29-30. July 10, 1847.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 1

Clipping, Illustrated London News , "Loss of a French Aeronaut". [October 9, 1847.]

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 2

Clipping, Illustrated London News , "Ascent of Mr. Green at Brussels". [October 23, 1847.]

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 6

The Graphic, vol. 5, no. 117, p. 165-166 and clipping from p. 173 [ascent of Dupuy de Lôme's balloon at Fort Vincennes, France]. February 24, 1872.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 7

Illustrated London News, p. 89-90. July 26, 1879.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 8

Illustrated London News, p. 425-428. November 8, 1879.

General Physical Description note: 2 sheets.
Box 20, Folder 1, Item 9

Clipping, unidentified publication. March 1882.

Note:

Dated in pencil.
Box 20, Folder 1, Item 10

Illustrated London News, p. 241-242. March 11, 1882.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 11

Illustrated London News, vol. 82, no. 2293, p. 305-306 and clipping from p. 309. March 31, 1883.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 12

Clipping, Illustrated London News , p. 318. September 29, 1883.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 13

Illustrated London News, p. 91-94. January 26, 1884.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 14

Clipping, Illustrated London News , p. 205. August 30, 1884.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 15

Black and White, p. 833-836. December 31, 1898.

General Physical Description note: 2 sheets.
Box 20, Folder 1, Item 16

Black and White, vol. 17, no. 420, p. 189-190. February 18, 1899.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 17

Illustrated London News, p. 203-204. February 8, 1902.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 18

Illustrated London News, vol. 120, no. 3279, p. 267-268. February 22, 1902.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 19

Illustrated London News, p. 725-726 and clipping from unidentified page. May 17, 1902.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 20

Illustrated London News, p. 827-828 and clipping from p. 840. June 7, 1902.

Box 20, Folder 1, Item 21

Clipping from unidentified periodical. Circa June 1902.

Box 20, Folder 2-9, Box 21, Folder 1-20

6.2.  Circa 1920-1983.

Physical Description: 28 folders.
Box 21, Folder 1

1920s-1930s.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 20, Folder 9

Charles A. Lindbergh. May 22, 1927.

Note: 1 folder. 1959 facsimile of front page of the Chicago Sunday Tribune .
Box 20, Folder 2

John Montgomery. No date; May 12, 1968.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 1 page from unidentified newspaper + 1 page from San Diego Independent, May 12, 1968.
Box 21, Folder 2

1928.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 21, Folder 3

1930.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 21, Folder 4

1931.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 21, Folder 5

1932.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 20, Folder 3, Box 21, Folder 6

1933.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 21, Folder 7

1934.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 20, Folder 4, Box 21, Folder 8

1936.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 20, Folder 5, Box 21, Folder 9

1937.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 20, Folder 6

January 10, 1943.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 21, Folder 10

1970s-1980s.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 21, Folder 11

1974.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 20, Folder 7, Box 21, Folder 12

1975.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 20, Folder 8, Box 21, Folder 13

1976.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 21, Folder 14

1977.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 21, Folder 15

1978.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 21, Folder 16

1979.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 21, Folder 17

1980.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 21, Folder 18

1981.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 21, Folder 19

1982.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 21, Folder 20

1983.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Book Collection: Aviation Folio TL508 .C2

6.3.  Scrapbook of newspaper clippings. September 1947-January 1948.

General Physical Description note: 1 volume. 24 p.: 12 x 9 in. + comic book "Adventures in Jet Propulsion" (Schenectady, NY: General Electric, n.d.).
 

Series 7:  Maps. Circa 1924-1944 (bulk, 1927-1931).

Physical Description: 71 folders (5 boxes).
Preservation note: Many maps prepared by the Aeronautics Branch were updated by gluing revisions onto the earlier rendition, creating a "composite" map. As the glue has become unstable, all composite maps have been replaced for normal research use by preservation copies, and the originals removed to boxes 25 and 26.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by state and name of airport or airfield.

Custodial History note

The maps were discovered in the basement of Mabel Shaw Bridges Auditorium in May 1962, and may not have been collected by Dr. Carruthers.

Scope and Contents note

With a single exception, this series consists of draft maps prepared by the Aeronautics Branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce for publication in its List of airports and landing fields, Aeronautics bulletin, no. 5 (Washington, DC: Government Printing office, 1928-1931) and Descriptions of airports and landing fields in the United States , Airway bulletin, no. 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1931ff). The maps comprise two series: those prepared prior to 1927 are drawn on 11 x 7 inch heavy paper stock, those prepared after 1927 on heavy card stock of the same size. Each sheet contains two images, the upper a map of the region around the airport, the lower a map of the airport or air field itself. The sheets are marked in pencil with instructions to the printer on resizing the images (those prepared before 1927 were to be 4 1/2 inches high, those after 1927 3 inches wide). Maps prepared after 1927 have one or more Department of Commerce stamps on the back, containing a requisition number and a date, presumably when the map was retrieved from a central file for review or revision; many of these maps are also annotated in pencil, "approval of engraver's proof waived". The maps were found arranged alphabetically by state; this order has been retained. States represented by the largest number of maps are, in descending order: California (70 items), Ohio (37 items), Georgia (22 items), Arizona and Michigan (20 items each), New York and Texas (19 items each), and New Mexico (16 items).
The single map in the series that does not originate with the Bureau of Aviation is a Locher-Hall map of airline routes and great circle distances around the world, based on Los Angeles area, dated 1944.
Box 22-26

United States Department of Commerce, Aeronautics Branch, Draft maps. Circa 1924-1931.

Physical Description: 5 boxes.
Box 22, Folder 1, Box 25, Folder 1

Alabama. 1929.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 22, Folder 1

1929.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 3 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 1

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 2 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 22, Folder 2, Box 25, Folder 2

Arizona. Pre-1927, 1928-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 22, Folder 2

Pre-1927, 1928-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 11 pieces; 1928-1931: 9 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 2

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 1 piece.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 22, Folder 3, Box 25, Folder 3

Arkansas. Pre-1927, 1928.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 22, Folder 3

Pre-1927, 1928.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 1 piece; 1928: 1 piece.
Box 25, Folder 3

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 1 piece.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 22, Folder 4-7, Box 25, Folder 4-6

California. Pre-1927, 1928-1931.

Physical Description: 7 folders.
Box 22, Folder 4

Pre-1927.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 8 pieces.
Box 22, Folder 5

A-O. 1928-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 23 pieces.
Box 22, Folder 6

R-S. 1927-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 26 pieces.
Box 22, Folder 7

T-Y. 1927, 1929-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 13 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 4-6

Composite original draft maps.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 25, Folder 4

A-L.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 10 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 5

M-Saugus.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 12 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 6

Seal Beach-W.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 9 pieces.
Box 22, Folder 8, Box 25, Folder 7

Colorado. Pre-1927, 1929-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 22, Folder 8

Pre-1927, 1929-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 2 pieces; 1929-1931: 11 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 7

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 3 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 22, Folder 9, Box 25, Folder 8

Connecticut. Pre-1927, 1927, 1929-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 22, Folder 9

Pre-1927, 1927, 1929-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 1 piece; 1927, 1929-1931: 5 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 8

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 2 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 22, Folder 10, Box 25, Folder 9

Delaware. Pre-1927, 1928-1929.

Physical Description: 2 files.
Box 22, Folder 10

Pre-1927, 1928-1929.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 1 piece; 1928-1929: 2 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 9

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 2 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 22, Folder 11, Box 25, Folder 10

District of Columbia. Pre-1927, 1929-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 22, Folder 11

Pre-1927, 1929-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 1 piece, 1929-1931: 3 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 10

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 3 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 22, Folder 12, Box 25, Folder 11

Florida. Pre-1927, 1927-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 22, Folder 12

Pre-1927, 1927-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 2 pieces; 1927-1931: 9 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 11

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 4 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 23, Folder 1, Box 25, Folder 12

Georgia. Pre-1927, 1928-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 23, Folder 1

Pre-1927, 1928-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 3 pieces; 1928-1931: 19 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 12

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 3 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 23, Folder 2, Box 25, Folder 13

Idaho. 1930.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 23, Folder 2

1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 4 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 13

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 1 piece.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 23, Folder 3, Box 25, Folder 14

Illinois. Pre-1927, 1928-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 23, Folder 3

Pre-1927, 1928-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 1 piece; 1928-1931: 13 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 14

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 5 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 23, Folder 4, Box 25, Folder 15

Indiana. Pre-1927, 1928-1930.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 23, Folder 4

Pre-1927, 1928-1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 1 piece; 1928-1930: 7 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 15

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 3 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 23, Folder 5, Box 25, Folder 16

Iowa. 1928-1929.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 23, Folder 5

1928-1929.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 2 pieces.
Box 25, Folder 16

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 2 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 23, Folder 6

Kansas. 1927-1928.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 1 piece.
Box 23, Folder 7

Louisiana. Pre-1927.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 2 pieces.
Box 23, Folder 8

Maryland. Pre-1927, 1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 1 piece; 1930: 1 piece.
Box 23, Folder 9, Box 26, Folder 1

Massachusetts. Pre-1927, 1927-1930.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 23, Folder 9

Pre-1927, 1927-1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 2 pieces; 1927-1930: 8 pieces.
Box 26, Folder 1

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 5 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 23, Folder 10, Box 26, Folder 2

Michigan. Pre-1927, 1927-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 23, Folder 10

Pre-1927, 1927-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 9 pieces; 1927-1931: 11 pieces.
Box 26, Folder 2

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 4 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 23, Folder 11, Box 26, Folder 3

Minnesota. 1927-1930.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 23, Folder 11

1927-1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 12 pieces.
Box 26, Folder 3

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 4 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 23, Folder 12

Mississippi. Pre-1927.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 1 piece.
Box 23, Folder 13

Missouri. 1928, 1930-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 4 pieces.
Box 23, Folder 14, Box 26, Folder 4

Montana. Pre-1927, 1927-1930.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 23, Folder 14

Pre-1927, 1927-1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 2 pieces; 1927-1930: 7 pieces.
Box 26, Folder 4

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 2 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 23, Folder 15

Nebraska. 1929.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 1 piece.
Box 23, Folder 16, Box 26, Folder 5

Nevada. 1927, 1929, 1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 23, Folder 16

1927, 1929, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 2 pieces.
Box 26, Folder 5

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 1 piece.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 23, Folder 17

New Jersey. Pre-1927.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 1 piece.
Box 24, Folder 1, Box 26, Folder 6

New Mexico. Pre-1927, 1928-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 24, Folder 1

Pre-1927, 1928-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 10 pieces; 1928-1931: 6 pieces.
Box 26, Folder 6

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 4 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 24, Folder 2, Box 26, Folder 7

New York. Pre-1927, 1929-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 24, Folder 2

Pre-1927, 1929-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 6 pieces; 1929-1931: 13 pieces.
Box 26, Folder 7

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 5 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 24, Folder 3, Box 26, Folder 8

North Dakota. 1930.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 24, Folder 3

1930.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 2 pieces.
Box 26, Folder 8

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 1 piece.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 24, Folder 4-6, Box 26, Folder 9

Ohio. Pre-1927, 1927-1931.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 24, Folder 4

Pre-1927,

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 8 pieces.
Box 24, Folder 5

A-L. 1927-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 18 pieces.
Box 24, Folder 6

M-Y. 1927, 1929-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 11 pieces.
Box 26, Folder 9

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 7 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 24, Folder 7, Box 26, Folder 10

Pennsylvania. Pre-1927, 1929-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 24, Folder 7

Pre-1927, 1929-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 1 piece; 1929-1931: 9 pieces.
Box 26, Folder 10

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 3 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 24, Folder 8, Box 26, Folder 11

Rhode Island. 1927, 1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 24, Folder 8

1927, 1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 2 pieces.
Box 26, Folder 11

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 1 piece.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 24, Folder 9

South Carolina. Pre-1927, 1929.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 2 pieces (1 dated 1924); 1929: 1 piece.
Box 24, Folder 10, Box 26, Folder 12

South Dakota. 1927-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 24, Folder 10

1927-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 6 pieces.
Box 26, Folder 12

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 1 piece.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 24, Folder 11, Box 26, Folder 13

Texas. Pre-1927, 1927, 1929-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 24, Folder 11

Pre-1927, 1927, 1929-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. Pre-1927: 12 pieces; 1927, 1929-1931: 7 pieces.
Box 26, Folder 13

Composite original draft maps.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 2 pieces.
Material Specific Details note: Fragile.
Box 24, Folder 12

Wisconsin. 1928-1931.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 2 pieces.
Box 24, Folder 13

Wyoming. 1929.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder. 3 pieces.
Box 24, Folder 14

Locher-Hall modern tele-curve map; airline courses and great circle distances around the world, based on Los Angeles area. c1944.