The Materials of Harold DeWolf Kantner 1886-1973 SDASM.001

Finding aid prepared by Jason Rogers
San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA, 92101
(619) 234-8291
Copyright 2011


Title: The Personal Collection of Harold DeWolf Kantner 1886-1973
Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.001
Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.2 Linear feet 3 manuscript boxes
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1912-1973
Date (inclusive): 1892-1973
Location note: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Abstract: This collection contains the personal papers of Harold DeWolf Kantner. Kantner was an early aviation pioneer who did a lot of work with flying boats.
creator: Kantner, Harold DeWolf, 1886-1973

Biographical/Historical note

Harold DeWolf Kantner spent his life in aviation in a variety of roles. He attended the Moisant School of Aviation in 1911 and received license no. 65. He went on to fly, test, design and build planes as well as instructing others on flying. He also designed an outboard hydroplane that won many regattas. During World War II Kantner worked for Consolidated Vultee in San Diego as a design engineer. Kantner was a longtime member of the Early Bird organization.

Scope and Contents note

This collection covers the aviation career of Harold DeWolf Kantner. The collection includes correspondence, telegrams, documents, memorabilia and newspaper articles from throughout Kantner’s aviation career. There are also numerous photographs from Kantner’s personal collection.

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.

Preferred Citation note

[Item], The Personal Collection of Harold DeWolf Kantner, Archives, San Diego Air & Space Museum

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Early Bird Society.
Seaplanes