Guide to the Richard A. Heath / early Lockheed history collection SBHC Mss 76

Finding aid prepared by D. Tambo; Jenny Mundy Johnson, 2008 August 25; revised by D. Tambo 2014 March 21; latest revision by Zachary Liebhaber, 2019.
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara 93106-9010
2014 March 21; 2019

Title: Richard A. Heath / early Lockheed history collection
Identifier/Call Number: SBHC Mss 76
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 15 linear feet (13 cartons and 1 oversize box, and approximately 2 audiocassettes, 4 tape reels, 27 videocassettes, 2 film reels, and 7 CDs)
Creator: Heath, Richard A.
Date (inclusive): circa 1880s-2005
Abstract: Early history of the Loughead (later Lockheed) family and aircraft company, located in Santa Barbara, ca. 1916-1921. Assembled by Richard A. Heath. Includes numerous photographs.
Physical Location: A portion of the collection is located at the Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF).

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. A portion of the collection is stored offsite. Advance notice is required for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Richard A. Heath / early Lockheed history collection, SBHC Mss 76. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Norene Sullivan, daughter of Richard A. Heath, 2008.

Scope and Content

The Richard A. Heath / Early Lockheed History Collection mainly contains material collected by and created by Heath, for an extensive history of the Lockheed (earlier Loughead or Lougheed) family and the aircraft company that eventually would become Lockheed Martin. Heath envisaged a series of albums that would focus on different members of the family and models of aircraft developed by the company. In a series of newsletters that he sent out to family members and other interested parties, he outlined his progress on the project. Many of these individuals helped him with various aspects of the project. Unfinished versions of the albums are contained in the collection.
Much of the collection consists of copies of correspondence, documents, magazine and newspaper articles, and photographs obtained from family members, as well as other individuals and institutions. Interspersed throughout the collection there also are some originals, mainly photographs.
During his professional career Heath worked for Lockheed Aeronautical Systems, as well as several other firms. There are files for several of these, as well as other material that pertains to Heath, but not to Lockheed.
From about 1916 to 1921 the Lockheed Aircraft Company was located in Santa Barbara. The collection contains advertising, newspaper articles, photographs and other material relating to this time.


The collection contains the following series: General - mainly research files pertaining to the various branches of the Lockheed family, the history of the company and the aircraft produced by the company. Throughout the files are numerous photographs, some original, most copies from family albums and collections. The newsletters includes information about work being done by Heath and members of the family about the Lockheed family/company project and the albums that Heath was producing. Also included are personal Heath files that pertain to his life and career. (Boxes 1-6). Scrapbooks / Albums – created by Richard Heath. Numbered Series - Focus on individual family members and early aircraft developed by the Lockheed Aircraft Company. Mainly copies of articles, correspondence, documents, and photos, with captions and descriptive information added by Heath, in varying stages of completion. (Boxes 7-9). Other - Albums and notebooks with originals and copies of correspondence, newspaper articles, and photographs; also Heath notebook pertaining to his career with Lockheed Aeronautical Systems and Raytheon. (Box 10). Artifact - Plexiglass paperweight. (Box 11). Audiovisual - Audiotapes - Cassettes and Open Reel. Relating to Lockheed and Heath personal matters. Several with no identification. Digital Video Cassettes - Includes photos. Film – 8mm. - Unidentified. Videotapes - Hi8 (8mm video cassette). Mainly relating to Lockheed Models. VHS - Includes copies of 1963 and 1968 audio interviews. Other - La Honda Shipwreck. Film, VHS videotape, and scrapbook. CDs - Most relating to the F1. (Box 13). Computer Files - 3 ½" Disks. Relating to Lockheed family, aircraft, correspondence, photos, and Heath personal matters; ca. 136 disks, most labeled, at least some are Adobe Photoshop and Word Perfect files. (Box 13). Zip drives - Mainly relating to Victor Lougheed and Art Goebel. (Box 13). Oversize - Mainly correspondence, family trees, and photographs. (Box 14).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Audiovisual materials
Photograph albums
Lockheed Martin



Scope and Content

Includes files compiled by Richard Heath on the Lockheed company, Lockheed family, research project, and on his own career. Photographs, mostly copies, are scattered throughout the files.
box 1

Air Express Model (Glendale, CA)

box 1

Aircraft (other than Lockheed) – Misc.

box 1

Albums – Production by Richard Heath

box 1

Alcor Aircraft Corporation (Oakland, CA)

box 1

Alcor C.6.1

box 1

Angel Gabriel (shipwreck)

box 1

Apponyi – Flora Haines Loughead was married to an Albert Apponyi earlier in life; Victor was their son.

box 1

Audiotapes – mostly correspondence about problems with sound quality and copying of 1963 and 1968 audiotapes

box 1

Aviators (other than Lockheeds)

box 1

"B" File

box 1

Belgium – Flight by King and Queen of (includes some original photos by American Film Co. aka Flying A Studios), 1919

box 1

Bock, Fred

box 1

Bond, Marshall

box 1


box 1


box 1

California – map, marking New Almaden area

box 1

Carpinteria Airport – newspaper article

box 1

Chicago - The Early Days

box 1

Chron Files – mostly correspondence between Heath and family/other interested parties, 1991-2007, n.d.

box 1

Colorado – Antique Airplane Association of Colorado and Colorado Aviation Historical Society

box 1

Crowe, Edwin Brownfield

box 1

Davis, Katherine

box 1

Diary, 1870s – copy, incomplete

box 1

Early Lockheeds – video presentation by Allan H. Lockheed, Jr.

box 1

Engines – mainly Hall-Scott

box 1

England - Ancestry

box 1

Family Trees – see also oversize material

box 1

F-1A Model – includes several original photos

box 1


box 1

F-1 Flying Boats

box 1

F-1 Passenger List

box 2

F-1: 1st Model – includes several original photos and copies

box 2

F-1: 2nd Model – includes several original photos and copies

box 2

Flying A Studio (Santa Barbara) – includes article on taking pictures from a hydroplane

box 2

Four-Wheel Hydraulic Brake – invented by Malcolm Loughead

box 2

Fritsche, John – re Lockheed Vega, Douglas aircraft manufactured in SB during WWII

box 2

G-Model (San Francisco)

box 2

G-Model Photos Pan/Pac

box 2

G-Model (Santa Barbara) – includes several original photos and copies; some aerial views of Santa Barbara

box 2


box 2

Genesis – Haines/Loughead Genealogy

box 2

Giants of Aviation (Lockheed, Douglas, Northrup, and Ryan) – includes several original photos and copies

box 2

Groves, Monty and Patty

box 2

Hadden, Margaret

box 2

Haines Family

box 2

Haines Family, 1902 – Higginson Genealogical Books

box 2

Heath, Richard A.




Dalmo Victor Company


Institute for Defense Analysis (IDL)


Program Studies Group


Radio Corporation of America (RCA)




Systems Research Laboratories (SRL)


Toshiba, Hitachi, Okura Trading Company

box 2

Heath Video Productions (HVP)

box 2

Hill, Heidi

box 2

History of Lockheed Aircraft Company – mainly copies of articles

box 2

HS2L Flying Boat – includes several original photos and copies

box 2

Las Vegas – lists Lockheed Aircraft Company in 1925-1926 report by the Nevada Secretary of State

box 3

Ledford, Allan

box 3

Ledford Family

box 3

Lockheed Aircraft – includes lists and production information for video by Heath

box 3

Lockheed, Allan H., Jr.

box 3

Lockheed C-130: Hercules – publications about

box 3

Lockheed Family Project – incl. correspondence from Heath to family members

box 3

Lockheed Family – Later Generations (names and contact information)

box 3

Lockheed-Martin Corp. – includes lists of aircraft and articles about

box 3

Lockheed, Patricia (wife of John, who was son of Allan H. Loughead)

box 3

Loughead, Allan Haines [AHL] – mainly articles about; a few copies of photos

box 3

Loughead, Dorothy Watts

box 3

Loughead Family – mainly research compiled by Heath


Loughead, Flora Haines [FHL]

Other Descriptive Information

Wrote several books, some for children, reproductions of which are in the files, some with accompanying information; also journalist for San Francisco Chronicle and incl. photos of SF earthquake and fire
box 3

General – research files compiled by Heath; a few copies of photos



box 3

The Abandoned Claim

box 3

The Black Curtain

box 3

Dictionary of Given Names

box 3

The Man from Nowhere

box 3

The Man Who Was Guilty

box 3

The Natural Sciences: A Hand-Book: Prepared for the Use of Pacific Coast Students …

box 4

Quick Cooking: A Book of Culinary Heresies for the Busy Wives and Mothers of the Land, [1887/1888]

box 4

Winged Justice

box 4

Miscellany – incl. mss notebooks

box 4

Loughead, John

box 4

Loughead, Joseph C.

box 4

Loughead, Malcolm [ML] – research files compiled by Heath; includes some original blueprints (re gold mines), correspondence, documents, and photos

box 4

Loughead, May Hope

box 4

Loughead Sport Biplane (Santa Barbara, CA) – includes original sales brochure

box 4

Lougheed, Mary Hunter

box 4

Lougheed, Victor Rudolph [VRL] (son of Charles E. Apponyi and Flora Haines Loughead) – research files compiled by Heath; numerous copies of photos

box 5

Lougheed, Victor Rudolph – Victor's Engine – includes research material, copies of photos, and correspondence among Allen H. Lockheed, Jr., Victor Lougheed (son), and Heath

box 5

Lougheed, Victor (son of VRL) – mainly correspondence

box 5

Model G – descriptive information, no photos

box 5

Models (of Loughead aircraft) – mainly copies of photos for various models

box 5

Montgomery, John Joseph – articles, chronology, genealogy, copies of photos

box 5

Names and Contact Information

box 5

New Hampshire – incl. information re family, from Heath visit

box 5


Scope and Content

Includes information about work being done by Heath and members of the family about the Lockheed family/company project and the albums that Heath was producing

2 (Mar. 8, 1998)


3 (Mar. 30, 1998)


4 (Mar. 30, 1998)


6 (July 1, 1998)


7 (Jan. 1999)


7 (Aug. 21, 1999)


9 (July 27, 1999)


10 (Nov. 21, 1999)


12 (May 10, 2000)

box 5

Northrop Aircraft – copy of photos

box 5

Northrop, John – copies of letter and photo biography

box 5

Oakland Municipal Airport – layout

box 5

"Of Flight and Bold Men – brief printed history of US airpower

box 5

Olympic Duo-4 Monoplane – incl. blueprints, correspondence, and several copies and originals of photos

box 5

Osawa, Koji – mainly correspondence

box 5

Personal Release Authorization – form

box 5

P-51 – printed history, 1981

box 5

Photo Lists

box 5



Aircraft – Copies


Aircraft – Originals (incl. b/w negatives)


Aircraft Engines and Components – Copies and Originals


Lockheed Model – Color snapshots


People – Copies


People – Originals


Purchase – correspondence re purchase of photos by Heath


San Francisco - Copies


Photos – Misc. – Copies – incl. aerial views

box 6

S-1 Sport Plane (Santa Barbara, CA) – incl. articles and other descriptive information, and photos, both copies and originals

box 6

Samuel and England – mainly family history information gathered by Heath on trip to England

box 6

San Diego Aerospace Museum

box 6

San Francisco – information on SF days of the Lougheads, incl. Flora and 1906 earthquake

box 6

Santa Barbara – articles, advertisements, and other items relating to SB days of the Lougheads

box 6

Santa Barbara City Photos – copies and originals, incl. several aerial views by the American Film Co. (Flying A)

box 6

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum – mainly correspondence and other material relating to a Loughead exhibit at the Museum

box 6

Scott, Reed

box 6

Smithsonian Institution

box 6

Stadlman, Anthony – biographical information, photos and other material relating to one of the Loughead team during the SB days

box 6

Texaco – info re connection between Lockheed and Texaco companies

box 6

Vega Aircraft (Hollywood, CA), ca. 1926-1929 – mainly articles and photos, copies and originals

box 6

Miscellany – mainly notes


Scrapbooks / Albums – created by Richard Heath


Numbered Series

Scope and Content

Mainly copies of articles, correspondence, documents, and photos, with captions and descriptive information added by Heath, in varying stages of completion.
box 7

No. 1: Haines Family, incl. FHL (some loose leaves)

box 7

No. 2: John Hurst Loughead and Flora Haines Loughead – San Francisco earthquake and fire, 1906

box 7

No. 3: Allan Haines Loughead – the Early Flying Days: Chicago 1910 to 1911 and San Francisco 1912 to 1915

box 7

No. 4: Allan Haines Loughead – Santa Barbara, California, ca. 1917-1918 (includes a few original photos)

box 8

No. 5: Hall-Scott Type A5a 150 HP Airplane Engine; F-1 Airplane, Santa Barbara, ca. 1919-1920

box 8

No. 6: Hollywood – 'Vega' and 'Dole Race' from Oakland to Honolulu, ca. 1926-1927 (includes some original photos)

box 8

No. 7: Vega, ca. 1928-1930 (mostly loose material; includes some original photos)

box 8

No. 8: Vega, ca. latter 1920s (thin, only a few pages filled)

box 9

No. 9: Olympic Duo-4 (Glendale, CA), ca. 1933; Alcor Duo-6 ca. 1934

box 9

No. 10: Alcor 6.1 (Oakland, CA), 1938

box 9

No. 11: Allan H. Lockheed, 1940s-1969 (includes some loose material)



box 10

Album: "Property of Mr. Allan Ledford & Mrs. Margaret Haddon" on spine – mainly photographs, originals and copies interfiled, many of Flora and mainly photographs, originals and copies interfiled, many of Flora

box 10

Heath Notebook: Lockheed Aeronautical Systems / Raytheon – memos, diagrams, charts, most 1991


Notebooks – compiled by Heath

box 10

No. 1: correspondence and newspaper articles, often originals and copies filed together, much aircraft related – with list

box 10

No. 2: correspondence and photographs mostly, originals and copies, mainly family related – with list

box 11



Plexiglass paperweight, inscribed "Lockheed Constellation's Military Service: 39 Years – VAQ33 Retirement Flight…June 25, 1982"




Audiocassettes and tape reels



item A24967/CS

Bob's Camp, July 6, 1969; 20' Halloween [Heath Personal?]

item A24968/CS

Lockheed Air Defense


3" Open reel

item A24969/R7

Lockheed, Scott, Stadlman – San Francisco (1 tape)

item A24970/R7

Original Moxon #2 (1 tape)


5" Open reel

item A24971/R7

Copy of "Allan Lockheed / Moxon and Scott Interviews Mixed" (1 tape)


7" Open reel

item A24972/R7

No description (1 tape)



item V6209/DV

Enshrinement of A. H. Lockheed

item V6210/DV

First 58 minute photos and special effects

item V6211/DV

Lockheed audio


Film 8mm

item V6212-V6213/F1

Unidentified – 2 reels




Hi8 (8mm video cassette)

item V6214/8MM

F-1 Photographs, Oct. 9, 2004

item V6215/8MM

History of Lockheed (Lockheed Models G, F-1, and S-1 Stills

item V6216/8MM

Lockheed Models / Santa Barbara / Diorama / Fred Bock Narration



Other Descriptive Information

Descriptions from labels on the tapes
item V6217/VHS

Allan Haines Lockheed – Audio Interviews, 1963, 1968 (Heath talks elsewhere about open-reel audiotapes recorded at 1 7/8 rpm and difficulty of transcribing – this seems to be copy of those)

item V6218/VHS

Allan H. Lockheed, Jr. – Antique Airplane Association, Jan. 15, 2000

item V6219/VHS

Antique Airplane Association of Colorado – Annual Meeting, Jan. 15, 2000

item V6220/VHS

Auburn Yard [?]

item V6221-V6222/VHS

Early Lockheeds Audio (2 videotapes)

item V6223/VHS

F-1 Water Taxi at Santa Barbara

item V6224/VHS

Heath Narration of Loughead Story - Partial

item V6225/VHS

Gerry Livers 1/12 Scale F-1 Flight

item V6226/VHS

John H. Lockheed – Travels, 1942-1948 (transfer from 8mm film); Allan H. Lockheed, Jr. Interviews, 1998; Flora Beth Lockheed

item V6228/VHS

Lockheed – Early Lockheed Audio Track

item V6229/VHS

Lockheed Titles

item V6230/VHS

Lockheed - Tobin

item V6231/VHS

The Loughead F-1 Flying Boat, 1918: ¼ Model

item V6232/VHS

Panama Pacific Exposition Diarama, San Francisco, 1915: Scale Model of G and F-1 Model

item V6233/VHS

Reno Environs Lockheed Film

item V6234/VHS

Santa Barbara Environs – 19 Ehlers Part III

item V6235/VHS

SR-71 Story: Lockheed Motion Picture [?]

item V6236/VHS

William J. Stadlman Interview – Sparks, Nevada, Oct. 25, 2000 – audio only

item V6237/VHS

World War One: The Air War

box 11

Other - La Honda Shipwreck

Scope and Content

Film, VHS videotape, and scrapbook, mainly with pages taken from the web
item V6238/VHS




box 11





F1 and HS2L Photos and Personnel


George Beckwith: Aviator (with accompanying letter from Allan Lockheed Jr.)


Loughead F-1 Flyable ¼ Scale Model (Completed), Aug. 21, 2004


Loughead F-1 Model


Loughead F-1 Photos, Sept. 26, 2002


Loughead F-1 Quarter Scale Maiden Flight, Oct. 1, 2004

box 12

Computer Disks - 3 ½"

Scope and Content

Lockheed family, aircraft, correspondence, photos,Heath personal matters [ca. 136 disks, most labeled, at least some are Adobe Photoshop and Word Perfect files]. Content is currently not available, please see public services for further inquiry.



Chapter 1


Chapters 1-4 Book


Chapter II: The Voyage


Chapter IV


Data and Pics


Bock, Fred


Copyright Certificate


Crawford, Bill


Dad Story


Deperbussin Airplane


Engines – 2 disks






BEE-BOO; RB-36; F-1@Airport


First Flight, Part 1; Allan's Speech at Santa Clara LMCSC


Passenger List – 2 disks


Santa Barbara Airport


Santa Barbara – San Diego Flight


Genealogy – Lockheed




Family Genesis – 2 disks


James Family


Ledford Photos


Loughead; J. P. H. Nello; Lots of Letters and Transcripts


Lougheed; Ledfords


Goebel, Art


Display CAHS




Hadden – 1871 Echo Park Narrative; Letters and Photos; Virgin Valley Mine Text


Haines Family


Deed; Family Name Origin; and other


Letters to Haines Family


Mother's House; Photos of Samuel Haines


Samuel Haines Book – Photos


Samuel Haines Grave at Greenland, NH


Heath – Personal?


Hilton Accident


Letter to Jeremy Kinney


Letter to W. Riess, 11/5/98


Photos – Garden Hill; San Andreas; Georgetown; Terry Cheryl; Loris; Margaret


Rehab Crew; Art Goebel


School Reunion 1999 – 2 disks




Heath Video Productions (HVP)




HVP, formerly Spectrum Productions


Ltr. III Album






LAMC 1913-1929 – Disk 2


Ledford, Allan – 2 disks


Lockheed, Allan H., Jr


Dad's Story – Modifications




Slides from AHL/AAA Video – 3 disks


Victor, 8/30/00


Lockheed, Beth – Letter, 1/17/98


Lockheed Production Files


Loughead - Allan and Malcolm only


Loughead, Flora Haines


Children's Book; John Loughead's letter to Flora


Flora; Plitnick; Allan L.




Flora Haines Text


Flora's Divorce; Homes of Flora; Index to Notebooks; Preface, M. Hadden Book; San Francisco, 1906 Earthquake


Flora's Letter to CEA; John Loughead; J. P. Haines M.A.H. Letters


Man from Nowhere Dedication to Flora; Newsletter 2, 3/8/98


Marshall Bond Letters; Alternation Explanation; Flora's Pix 3


1906 Earthquake Photos




U.S. Legation Letter Fm Nadal: FHL – CEA Letters


Winged Justice – 3 disks


Lougheed, Victor Rudolph [father]


Documents – Very Important


Engine 2 – 2 disks


Engine Final


Lougheed, Victor [son]


Good Photograph of Dolly; Wilson Drive with Nancy and Victor


Letter to Victor, 10/15/97


35mm Negative Collection (Victor's), 10/30/99


Victor Visit; PX of Rensberg; Hilary, Victor, Nancy, Books; Nancy and Mary


Victor's Photos – 19 in all of 35 mm slides


Making of America [?]


Newsletters – 3 disks


1912 Circuit of Anjoui


1915-1919 History – Disk 1


Paul and Lather [?]




Adobe Photoshop Images, 11/26/99


SEDR Photos








Machine – 2 disks


S1 Biplane – 3 disks


San Diego Aerospace Museum (SDAM)


Santa Barbara Maritime Museum – 6 disks, incl. one of photos


Santa Barbara Visit; Gerry Livers F-1 – 2 disks


Sharon Engine 1910


Smithsonian, 7 Mar. 1998


Stadlman, Tony


Clips; Photos


Flying Wing


Many Photos


Text Narrative




Frank Hawks Add


Vega Add




World War II – 25 Missions




Accident 3; Patent S-1; Malcolm and Allan Photos


Address and Tel. no.s; ACFT Definit[ion?]; Drawing 1st Vega; Letter to Texaco, Newsletter 7


Capt. Petersen NHNGMP


Comments re Ghosts Arising


Jessica Fax; Progress


[Letter] Danville, Maine; [Letter] Portsmouth, NH


Loughead Mfg. Facts; SB Dir.; Malcolm and Allan


Microsoft Word File DH05DC9


Mvc Photographs; Berkey [?] Gay Headlines; Flora; Allan Lockheed


Blank? – 11 disks


Zip drives [10]

box 12

Chapter 1

box 12

Lougheed, Victor


Disk 1: Files Victor 1 through Victor 22


Disk 2: Files Victor 23 through Victor 36


Disk 3: Files Victor 37 through Victor 45


Files Victor 50.PCX through Victor 69.PCX, plus index

box 12



I. Art Goebel, Harry Tucker, Allan and Malcolm Lockheed, Sir Hubert Wilkins, Vega and Olympic Duo (7 photos – 8x10)


II. Art Goebel, … (cont.)


III. Art Goebel, … (cont.)



box 13

Correspondence – Malcolm to Allan, 1914 (copy)

box 13

Family Trees, some with photos of individuals

box 13



Aerial Views – later, unidentified


Aircraft – models


People – may be copies of original family album pages

box 13

Raytheon – Electromagnetics Systems Division - color transparencies