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Schult (Wilhelm F.) Personal Papers
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Related Materials
  • Biographical / Historical

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: Wilhelm F. Schult Personal Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10126
    Physical Description: 1.25 Cubic Feet 2 boxes 6” X 18” X 10”
    Date (inclusive): 1895-1979
    Abstract: Wilhelm Schult was a designer and researcher at Ryan Aeronautical who, in the 1930s, began his own independent research into the flying wing aircraft design.

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

    Preferred Citation

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

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of 2 boxes 6” X 18” X 10” containing drawings, calculations, photographs, and negatives. One folder in the collection is restricted for conservation reasons.

    Related Materials

    Northrop Grumman Subject Files
    Horton Subject Files

    Biographical / Historical

    Wilhelm F. Schult was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts in 1895. He studied mathematics and engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1927, he moved to San Diego and began work for Ryan Aeronautical Company and other companies. In the 1930s, he began to do independent research in the design of flying wing aircraft. He built scale models and tested them in flight and in wind tunnels. This collection contains his research. He passed away in 1979 and was buried in Massachusetts.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    McDonnell Douglas aircraft
    Flying Wing Airplanes
    Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Boeing Airplane Company
    Wright Aeronautical Corporation
    Schult, Wilhelm F.
    Ryan Aeronautical Company
    Lockheed Aircraft
    Boeing Company