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Underwood (John) Photographic Collection
SDASM.SC.10146  
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  • Biographical / Historical
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Scope and Contents
  • Related Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: John Underwood Photographic Collection
    source: Underwood, John
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10146
    Physical Description: .25 Cubic Feet It is a photographic collection, but it also contains a newspaper photograph, a post card, and a letter. There are two folders – one for the fifty-six photographs in alphabetical order by surname, and one for the other documents. The period covered is from the earliest days of flight until the 1960s. Two of the original fifty-eight photographs are missing. There is one oversized photograph in the Oversized Materials Special Collection, Box OSMC_00001. It is labeled as Underwood_01. This is a one box collection with dimensions 12 ¼” x 10 ½” x 2 ½” inches.
    Date (bulk): bulk
    Abstract: John Underwood grew up in Los Angeles, and his interest in aviation began at seven years old. He personally experienced the development of the aviation industry as an aviation technical writer. These photographs are part of Underwood’s personal collection and document famous women in aviation.

    Biographical / Historical

    John Underwood grew up in Los Angeles, and his interest in aviation began at seven years old. He personally experienced the development of the aviation industry as an aviation technical writer. His career choice and location amongst the bustling industries granted him access to dozens of aviation celebrities. Today, Underwood is a noted aviation historian and author with over ten books to his credit, and several aviation articles. He has an extensive collection of aviation material and thousands of photographs documenting aviation development and important aviation individuals. These photographs are part of Underwood’s personal collection.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials in this collection were donated to the San Diego Air & Space Museum in September 9, 1980. The collection was donated with the restriction that the photographs were for display in the Women in Aviation Exhibit. The collection has been processed and is open for research for education purposes only. They may not be duplicated for publication without appropriate permission from Mr. Underwood.

    Conditions Governing Use

    These photos may not be reproduced or published without permission from Mr. Underwood.

    Scope and Contents

    This is a one box collection with dimensions 12 ¼” x 10 ½” x 2 ½” inches. It is a photographic collection, but it also contains a newspaper photograph, a post card, and a letter. There are two folders – one for the fifty-six photographs in alphabetical order by surname, and one for the other documents. The period covered is from the earliest days of flight until the 1960s.
    Two of the original fifty-eight photographs are missing.
    There is one oversized photograph in the Oversized Materials Special Collection, Box OSMC_00001. It is labeled as Underwood_01.

    Related Materials

    The Papers of Helen Richey Jacqueline Cochran Special Collection Luqueer Photo Album Women of Flight Collection Autograph Special Collection

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Women in aeronautics
    Underwood, John
    Earhart, Amelia
    Cochran, Jacqueline
    Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus)
    Lindbergh, Ann Morrow
    Barnes, Florence "Pancho"
    Quimby, Harriet