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The Descriptive Finding Guide for the Almerian R. Boileau Personal Papers SDASM.SC.10019-O/S
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: Almerian R. Boileau Personal Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10019-O/S
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.6 Cubic feet There are five different sized boxes. One box holds the majority of the collection, and its measurements are 15 ¼ x 10 ¼ x 5 inches. The other four boxes hold the log books, and their measurements are 9 ¾ x 6 ½ x 1 ½ inches
    Date (inclusive): 1904-2000
    Abstract: Almerian (Al) Robinson Boileau graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1926. He ranked up from ensign to lieutenant junior grade to commander. He received his wings in 1929. He was involved in Naval Aviation for several years.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    The materials in this collection were donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Item], [Filing Unit], [Series Title], [Subgroups], [Record Group Title and Number], [Repository “San Diego Air & Space Museum Library & Archives”]

    Biographical/Historical note

    Almerian (Al) Robinson Boileau graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1926. He ranked up from ensign to lieutenant junior grade to commander. He received his wings in 1929. He flew on the Navy’s first converted aircraft carrier, the USS Langley, and the first real aircraft carrier, the USS Lexington. He toured the Panama Canal Zone, but his health deteriorated due to poor diet and he was forced to stop flying. From this point forward, Boileau remained out of the air for the rest of his 22-year Navy career. He then began to study atmosphere and visibility as a physics researcher at the University of California (Berkeley). Around 1967, Boileau got his private license, and began to teach his wife Laura Little how to fly. Both Boileau and Little also got their commercial licenses. Little was an adept pilot which enabled her to enter the Powder Puff Derby.
    Almerian Boileau passed away December 26, 2000 at 96 years old. The collection contains many photographs, orders, booklets, identification papers, certificates, logbooks, and scrolls. The collection – organized by material type – covers Boileau’s life experiences.
    This collection includes uniform artifacts that are in curatorial’s possession. It also includes logbooks that are separated from this collection (LB 286A – LB 286C, LB 287A – LB 287I).

    Scope and Contents note

    The collection contains many photographs, orders, booklets, identification papers, certificates, logbooks, and scrolls. The collection – organized by material type – covers Boileau’s life experiences.
    This collection includes uniform artifacts that are in curatorial’s possession. It also includes logbooks that are separated from this collection (LB 286A – LB 286C, LB 287A – LB 287I).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Boileau , Almerian R. Boileau , 1904-2000
    United States Naval Academy.
    Naval Aviation
    Powder Puff Derby
    USS Langley (CV-1)