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[Le Roy Dennis Paulson photograph collection].
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[Le Roy Dennis Paulson photograph collection]


Paulson, Le Roy Dennis, creator, creator.


Photographs of Le Roy Dennis Paulson and perhaps other flight radio operators; China Clipper planes and other seaplanes associated with Paulson's career, with Pan American Airlines and with Wake Island; and views of the Canal Zone in Panama, with scenes of Panama City and the Panama Canal. Also includes a Pan American Airways certificate proclaiming Paulson a member of the Domain of Phoebus Apollo on the occasion of his crossing the International Date Line on a 1941 Philippine Clipper flight (AX folder 2).


1924 (issued)


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Flight radio operators -- Photographs
Seaplanes -- Photographs
China Clipper (Airplane) -- Photographs
Radionavigants (Navigation aérienne) -- Photographies
China Clipper (Airplane)
Flight radio operators
Canal Zone -- Photographs
Panama Canal (Panama) -- Photographs
Panama (Panama) -- Photographs
Wake Island -- Photographs
Zone du canal de Panamá -- Photographies
Canal de Panamá (Panamá) -- Photographies
Wake -- Photographies
Canal Zone
Panama -- Panama
Panama -- Panama Canal
Wake Island
Pan American World Airways, Inc. -- Photographs
Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Paulson, Le Roy Dennis -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Collected, perhaps photographed by Le Roy Dennis Paulson (step-father of donor).
Transferred from the Cooper family papers (BANC MSS 2017.110).
Gift of Edward Cooper ; 2016.
Le Roy Dennis Paulson (aka "The Swede"): born Le Roy Dennis Samuelson on May 8, 1905, Willow River, Minnesota; changed last name in 1940; while with U.S. Navy, travelled through Panama Canal in 1924; worked as flight radio officer for Pan Am Airways from mid-1930s to World War II, and after the war; married to Esther Kaluhiokalani, then Carol Cooper Paulson; worked for some time on Wake Island; died in Ukiah, California on March 16, 1983. (Biographical information from donor.)
Le Roy Dennis Paulson photograph collection, BANC PIC 2017.144, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.



Physical Description:

48 photographs in 3 folders and 3 oversize folders : chiefly gelatin silver prints ; sheets 47 x 58 cm or smaller