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Guide to the H. W. Zurilgen Collection on Roy N. Francis 2009.12
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Personal Papers 2009-12-1 1914-1931

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
 

Memorandum of Agreement between Lincoln Beachey, Inc. and Hillsboro (Ohio) Fair Association 1 August 1914

Language of Material: English

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Beachey, Lincoln, d. 1915
contracts
Fairs
Hillsboro (Ohio)
 

Pilot's Book (U.S. Army Signal Corps, Aviation Division) 1917-1920

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of Francis's Pilot's Book, 21 July 1917-28 September 1920, during which time he was at Kelly Field (Texas) and Bolling Field (Washington, D.C.). Front is stamped "Francis Aero Collection."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army. Signal Corps. Aviation Section.
logs (records)
 

Menu from the Aero Club of America's 13th Annual Banquet 19 February 1919

Language of Material: English

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Aero Club of America.
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.).
Dinners and dining
menus
 

U.S. Army honorable discharge certificate 30 September 1920

Language of Material: English

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army. Air Service..
discharges
 

American Legion Distinguished Service Certificate 22 February 1931

Language of Material: English

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American Legion of California.
certificates
 

Letter from Francis to daughter Eva 19 June 1931

Language of Material: English

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Svihus, Eva H. -- Correspondence
correspondence
 

Photographs and Postcards 2009-12-2 1910-1970

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Beachey, Lincoln, d. 1915
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization). -- Pictorial works
Masson, Didier
Miscarol, Charles
Paulhan, Louis
Willard, Charles F.
Aeronautics--Competitions--California--Los Angeles
Dominguez Hills (Calif.)
Martin airplanes
photographic postcards
photographs
Tanforan Racetrack (San Bruno, Calif.)
 

Roy Francis outside his electric shop on Polk and Pine, San Francisco (Calif.) 2009-12-5 circa 1930

Language of Material: English
Dimensions note: 5" x 6.75"
General Physical Description note: Black and white photograph with white border
 

Roy Francis outside his electric shop on Polk and Pine, San Francisco (Calif.), circa 1930

 

Glenn Curtiss Flying School postcard 2009-12-6 circa 1909-1915

Language of Material: English
General Physical Description note: Black and white reproduction photo postcard
 

Glenn Curtiss Flying School postcard, circa 1909-1915

 

Lincoln Beachey at "Calamity Gulch" postcard 2009-12-7 circa 1912

Language of Material: English
 

Lincoln Beachey at "Calamity Gulch" postcard, circa 1912

 

Aviators at 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet 2009-12-8 1910

Language of Material: English
Dimensions note: 5" x 7"

Scope and Contents note

Seven men walking across a field in front of a large crowd. Notes on back indicate that they are Glenn Curtiss, Charles Willard, Lincoln Beachey, Louis Paulhan, Didier Masson and Charles Miscarol. Image is stamped "Fleet Agency" on reverse.
 

Aviators at 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet, 1910

 

Group of men in hangar in front of Martin airplane 2009-12-9 circa 1918

Language of Material: English
Dimensions note: 7.75" x 9.75"

Scope and Contents note

Black and white portrait of 17 men inside an airplane hangar, in front of an airplane. One of the men in front appears to be Francis. A note on the back reads "Martin Bomb" suggesting that this is the Martin bomber aircraft that Francis flew circa 1919.
 

Group of men in hangar in front of Martin airplane, circa 1918

 

Roy Francis flying his first aeroplane, a Francis/Gage (reproduction postcard) 2009-12-10 circa 1910

Language of Material: English
 

Roy Francis flying his first aeroplane, a Francis/Gage (reproduction postcard), circa 1910

 

Roy Francis in suit, in front of Buick automobile for Howard Automobile Co. 2009-12-11 May 1930

Language of Material: English
Dimensions note: 10" x 7.25"

Scope and Contents note

Black and white photo, back is stamped "Advertising Dept-Howard Automobile Co.-San Francisco, May 6 1930". Howard Automobile Co. was owned by Charles S. Howard, famous as the owner of Seabiscuit, and owner of Buick dealerships in San Francisco and Berkeley, California.
 

Roy Francis in suit, in front of Buick automobile for Howard Automobile Co., May 1930

 

Artist in front of his painting of Roy Francis 2009-12-12 1975-1990

Language of Material: English
Dimensions note: 8" x 10"

Scope and Contents note

Black and white photograph of two men standing in front of a painting of Roy Francis piloting one of his early planes. The man on the left is wearing a turtleneck and crewneck sweater and holds a photograph of two men. The artist, long hair in ponytail and bandanna, is smiling as he holds his paintbrush.
 

Artist in front of his painting of Roy Francis, 1975-1990

 

Early Birds of Aviation group portrait, in front of airplane 2009-12-13 1951

Language of Material: English
Dimensions note: 8" x 10"

Scope and Contents note

Back is stamped "Released USN Photograph. If published credit line must read 'Official U.S. Navy Photograph.'" A date has been handwritten and appears to be "2/8/51". This would appear to be a gathering of Early Birds of Aviation, based on the checkered caps.
 

Early Birds of Aviation group portrait, in front of airplane, 1951

 

Early Birds of Aviation group, standing in front of a palm tree and laying a wreath 2009-12-14 1951

Language of Material: English
Dimensions note: 8" x 10"

Scope and Contents note

Black and white photograph, stamped on the reverse, "Released USN Photograph. If published credit line must read 'Official U.S. Navy Photograph'." Handwritten date reads "2/8/51". Appears to be a gathering of Early Birds of Aviation, based on checkered caps.
 

Early Birds of Aviation group, standing in front of a palm tree and laying a wreath, 1951

 

"World's Greatest Aviators Beachy & Francis Playing Leap Frog Tanforan" postcard 2009-12-16 December 1912

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Postcard shows two airplanes with the faces of Lincoln Beachey and Roy Francis superimposed. "Tanforan" refers to the historic Tanforan Racetrack in San Bruno, California. The postcard may have been mailed from the Aviation Post Office No. 1 sub-station in San Francisco, set up for the Tanforan Park Aviation Meet, on December 28, from a "Doris & Clive" to Mrs. P. F. Grainger of Half Moon Bay.
 

News clippings 2009-12-3 1911-1952

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
 

Aeronautics Publications 2009-12-4 1897-1972

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Aeronautics--Periodicals