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Edward I. Sproull Photograph Album

Identifier: 2011-03-07
The collection is comprised of a World War I era photograph album assembled by Edward I. Sproull while in training at Ohio State University and subsequently serving as a pilot with the American Expeditionary Forces in France. Album contains three hundred twenty (320) photographs of family, friends, and fellow soldiers, as well as newspaper clippings, maps, paper ephemera, photos of battlefields in France, and aircraft and aerial images.


  • circa 1915-1919


Language of Materials

A few pieces of ephemera are in French. All other materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.53 Cubic Feet (1 flat oversize box and 1 oversize folder)


The collection contains a World War I era scrapbook photograph album assembled by Edward I. Sproull (1897-1956) while in training at Ohio State University and subsequently serving as a pilot with the A.E.F. and the American Squadron of the French Military Air Force in France.

Biographical Note

Edward I. Sproull was born May 3, 1897 in Bedford, Indiana. He was educated at Indiana University and the University of Utah. Sproull trained at the Ohio State University School and several other army camps before serving overseas during World War I. Both he and his brother Howard served as pilots during World War I with the American squadron of the French Air Corps. After the war Edward Sproull worked as a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.). He died in August 1956.


Biographical note derived from collection materials.


No further accruals are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Materials from this collection have been digitized and are available at The Museum of Flight Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials at the Museum of Flight

Sidney Van Wyck Peters Scrapbook. This album is similar to the Sproull album in its content and format, with photographs and paper ephemera documenting Peters' World War I service in France.
Guide to the Edward I. Sproull Photograph Album
Completed - Level 4
A. Demeter
Description rules
Language of description
Processing, cataloging and digitization of this collection was made possible by a Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) "Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives" grant.
Edition statement
1st Edition

Revision Statements

  • November 2018: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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