The Descriptive Finding Guide for the Russell William Thaw Personal Photo Collection SDASM.SC.20042

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: Russell Thaw Personal Photo Collection
Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.20042
Physical Description: 0.1 Cubic Feet 80 Photos
Date (inclusive): 1920-1950
Abstract: Russell Thaw was a test pilot for Curtiss during World War Two.

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

Russell Thaw performed in movies with his mother as a child. Later, he became a racing pilot, participating in the Bendix Air Race. He also flew the Gee Bee R-2. During World War Two he was a test pilot for Curtiss.

Scope and Contents

80 black and white images.

Related Materials

Russell William Thaw bio file.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Flight testing
Curtiss-Wright Aircraft


Envelope 01

Physical Description: 80 Photos