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Gordon (Donald H.) Personal Papers
SDASM.SC.10057  
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Description
Donald H. Gordon was an earlier aviator from San Diego. Items in this collection, from 1909 to 1968, with one article from 1982, include biographies on Donald H. Gordon, correspondence, affidavits, notes, newspaper clippings, and photographs and relate to his life in aviation.
Background
Born in New Britain, Connecticut in 1883, at three years old Donald H. Gordon moved with his mother, father, and three brothers to the Bostonia area of Southern California. As a child Gordon watched as his oldest brother built a framework of bamboo, stretched a sheet of paper over it, and jumped off the barn with it. While that attempt was a failure, it spurred Gordon’s interest in flight.
Extent
0.36 Cubic Feet One Box
Restrictions
Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.