The Harlan D. Fowler Papers (1920-1980) document the career of Harlan D. Fowler, inventor and aviation engineer. The collection
consists of his professional papers including technical reports, blueprints, original data, technical publications, drawings,
and photographs, as well as airplane models relating primarily to the Fowler flap and the Fowler-designed air cargo container.
Born June 18, 1895, Harlan Davey Fowler grew up in Sacramento, California. Fowler married twice and had two children. He spent
his professional life as an aeronautical engineer and inventor. He died on April 27, 1982.
(27.5 linear feet)
Collection also includes materials in 2 flat file drawers, 5 freestanding models and one Fowler Flap Model in a box.
Copyright is assigned to the San José State University Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives. Copyright restrictions may apply to digital reproductions of the
original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Collection is open for research, however, the negatives and the Fowler drawings are restricted. Written permission is required
to access these drawings, and usage of the materials is subject to approval by the San Jose State University Library Director
of Special Collections & Archives.