The Descriptive Finding Guide for the Elmer Leonhardt Personal Photo Collection. SDASM.SC.20034

Alan Renga
San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
San Diego 92101

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
Title: Elmer Leonhardt Personal Photo Collection
Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.20034
Physical Description: 0.1 Cubic Feet One Photo Envelope
Date (inclusive): 1915-1923
Abstract: Elmer Leonhardt was an early Airmail Pilot.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Preferred Citation

[Item], [Filing Unit], [Series Title], [Subgroups], [Record Group Title and Number], [Repository “San Diego Air & Space Museum Library & Archives”]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials in this Collection were donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

Biographical / Historical

Elmer Leonhardt was an Air Mail pilot. Air Mail Service Began:September 19, 1919 Air Mail Service Ended: February 26, 1923 Elmer G. Leonardt died on February 26, 1923 while flying from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania to Cleveland, Ohio, when he became trapped in dense fog near Meadville, Pennsylvania. He tried to set down in the field, hooked the landing gear on double-wire fence, and the airplane flipped on its back. Leonardt was thrown out and killed.

Related Materials

Air Mail subject files.

Scope and Contents

38 Photos numbered 09_2173 to 09_2211

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Air Mail Service -- United States -- 1930-1940
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny
Leonhardt, Elmer


Photo Envelope 01

Physical Description: 38 Photos numbered 09_2173 to 09_2211