Scope and Content
Title: Albert Yackle papers
Collection Number: mssYackle
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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Abstract: The Albert Yackle papers consist of documents related to his career in helicopter design engineering at Kellett Aircraft Corporation
and Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
Language of Material: The records are in English.
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Albert Yackle papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Gift of Linda McCann, January 2015.
Albert Yackle was born on May 13, 1922 in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1944
with B.S. in Mechanical Engineering / Aeronautical Option. He spent two years in the United States Navy as an Operation Officer
in 1946. Shortly after, he began his aeronautical career at Kellett Aircraft Corporation from 1946 through 1960. In between
his time at Kellett, Yackle briefly worked at Chase Aircraft Company for two years. He joined Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
in 1960 and remained there for over 30 years. During his career at Lockheed, his projects included the Four Place Helicopter,
Vertical / Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL), and the AH-56A Cheyenne. After his retirement, Yackle worked as a consultant
in Pasadena, California.
Scope and Content
The collection is roughly divided into four series: Kellett Aircraft Corporation; Lockheed Aircraft Corporation; Yackle; and
audio/visual. Within each series, the folders are organized alphabetically by subject.
Series 1 consists of material related to Yackle’s career at Kellett Aircraft Corporation. Although, he did spend two years at Chase
Aircraft Company between 1948 and 1950, those items have been included in this series. Found in this series are, but not limited
to, correspondence, interdepartmental memorandums, technical data, diagrams, blueprints, reports, papers, printed ephemera,
manuals, and presentation material. These are items are not exclusively related to Kellett Aircraft Corporation, but also
other aerospace companies and organizations accumulated by Yackle.
Series 2 consists of material related to Yackle’s career at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, more specifically, Lockheed-California
Company from 1960 through 1991. Similar to the previous series, the items include, but not limited to, correspondence, interdepartmental
memorandums, technical data, diagrams, blueprints, reports, papers, printed ephemera, manuals, and presentation material.
Again, these items are not entirely related to Lockheed, they include other aerospace companies and organizations compiled
by Yackle during his career.
Series 3 consists of material related to Yackle’s education and continued affiliation with Pennsylvania State University. Also included
are items related to his consultation business after his retirement from Lockheed in 1991. They primarily relate to Yackle’s
writings about the short take-off and landing (STOL) and his career at Lockheed. Also found in this series are items related
to Yackle, specifically resumes and short biographies.
Series 4 consists of audio and visual material related to Yackle’s career at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, as a consultant, and alumni
from Pennsylvania State University.
Cataloger note: The specific subject of a folder, when provided by Yackle’s original folder description, is provided. Otherwise, materials
without a folder are in [Miscellaneous], under the respected series. The best way to navigate this collection is to perform
a keyword search because there will be overlapping subject matter located in various boxes.
The collection is organized into four sections: Kellett Aircraft Corporation, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Yackle, and audio/visual
American Helicopter Society
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Bell Helicopter Company
Kellett Aircraft Corporation
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Cheyenne (Attack helicopter)
Short take-off and landing aircraft
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Manuals (instructional materials)