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Finding Aid for the George H. Prudden Papers, 1910-1965
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George H. Prudden Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1965
    Collection number: 907
    Creator: Prudden, George H., 1896-1964
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box 1 oversize folder
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: George H. Prudden (1896-1964) was a pioneer aviator and aircraft designer. He designed and built (with Bill Stout) the all-metal plane for the U.S. Navy and built the first internally-stressed wing. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, and photographs related to Prudden's career in aviation.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Nancy Prudden, 1965.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George H. Prudden Papers (Collection 907). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2722994 


    Prudden was born in Minnesota in 1896; attended University of Minnesota; designed and built (with Bill Stout) the all-metal plane for the U.S. Navy; developed his elastic center of inertia formula; built the first internally-stressed wing in the U.S.; organized the Prudden-San Diego Airplane Company, 1927, which later dissolved; designed and built Candler Field, Atlanta, Georgia; began work for the Lockheed Company, 1932; member and Vice President, Early Birds organization; died January 27, 1964.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, and photographs related to the career of pioneer aviator and aircraft designer George H. Prudden.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Arranged by subject.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Prudden, George H., 1896-1964--Archives.
    Airplanes--Design and construction.