Alexander Klemin (1888-1950) was the head of the Aeronautics Department at MIT (1917), head of the Guggenheim School of Aeronautics
at New York University's College of Engineering (1925-45), and the author of
Textbook Of Aeronautical Engineering,
If you Want to Fly,
Simplified Aerodynamics and
Airplane Stress Analysis. The collection contains correspondence, lectures, reports, designs, photographs, patents, and related printed material concerning
the technical and historical aspects of aeronautics, including the development of the helicopter and the gyroscope.
Alexander Klemin was born in London, May 15, 1888; BS, London University, 1907; immigrated to the U.S., 1914; MS, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT), 1915; became a U.S. citizen while head of the Aeronautics Department at MIT, 1917; Officer-in-charge
of the Research Department, Army Air Service, at McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio during World War I; head, Guggenheim School of
Aeronautics at New York University College of Engineering, 1925-45; author of Textbook Of Aeronautical Engineering, If you Want to Fly, Simplified Aerodynamics, and Airplane Stress Analysis; technical editor, Aviation magazine, 1915-1917; member, Royal Aeronautical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Automotive
Engineers; died, 1950.
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