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Jack H. Frazelle Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2015-08-17
The Jack H. Frazelle Collection is comprised of photographs and textual materials collected by and/or given to Jack H. Frazelle during his 20+ year career as Assistant Manager of Boeing Field. Materials range from the 1910s to the 1980s.

The collection includes assorted photographs, both in color and black-and-white, depicting aircraft, both in flight and on the ground; Boeing facilities; and one image of the Graf Zeppelin in a hangar in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Some of the photographs have stamps on the reverse, though most do not include identifying information. A handful of the photographs include front captions which provide basic information about the subject or the photographer. There is also one (1) oversize black-and-white panoramic photo captioned: "Dedication of Boeing Field Administration Building and Depot...April 21, 1930, Seattle, Wash."

Additional materials include a single photograph of the R-34 airship [first airship to cross the Atlantic Ocean], along with assorted clippings about the airship. Additional textual materials are primarily philatelic in nature and include a U. S. mint stamp issued in 1949 celebrating the Wright Brothers' first flight, assorted airmail covers and stamps, and a large binder titled "American Commemorative Collections" that contains stamps and covers issued to honor aviation history.

At the end of the collection is a photocopy of a booklet, Chronology of The Boeing Company 1915 thru [sic] 1985", an 8x10" lithograph of a Boeing 247D done by Nixon[?] Galloway, and a 5x7" engraving, done by Charles A. Brooks, of the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, 1903.


  • circa 1910s-1980s

Language of Materials

All 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.


0.68 Cubic Feet (1 half-width letter size document box, 1 flat box and 1 oversize folder)

Biographical Note: Jack H. Frazelle

Jack H.Frazelle (1935-2015) was Assistant Manager for Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington. He served as an aviator for the U.S. Army for 21 years after World War II, and then spent more than 20 years as the assistant manager of Boeing Field.
Guide to the Jack H. Frazelle Collection
Completed - Level 2
J. Parent
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1st Edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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