Aero Club of America
The Aero Club of America was a social club formed in 1905 by Charles Jasper Glidden and others to promote aviation in America. It was the parent organization of numerous state chapters, the first being the Aero Club of New England. It thrived until 1923, when it transformed into the National Aeronautic Association, which still exists today. It issued the first pilot's licenses in the United States, and successful completion of its licensing process was required by the United States Army for its pilots until 1914. It sponsored numerous air shows and contests. Cortlandt Field Bishop was president in 1910. Starting in 1911, new president Robert J. Collier began presenting the Collier Trophy.
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Abstract William E. Boeing, Sr. (1881-1956) was an aviation pioneer and founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The collection holds textual materials, such as correspondence, philately, business-related materials, clippings, and ephemera, as well as photographs and illustrations related to his personal and business life, circa 1783-2008. Major areas of interest include family photographs and extensive personal and business-related correspondence.
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Contents of the Collection The Jean Marie (Granfield) Lyons Northeast Airlines Flight Attendant Collection is comprised of primarily textual materials and a small amount of photographs collected by Lyons during her 1951-1953 flight attendant career with Northeast Airlines. There are ten (10) photographs and nine (9) negatives. The photographs range in size from 3x5" to 8x10 and are mostly black-and-white. Two images have been colorized. Lyons is featured in most of the images, which are a mix of portraits and...
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