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C. Ashby Shoop Aviation Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 1993-02-12
The C. Ashby Shoop Aviation Collection is a small collection containing visual and textual materials related to various aircraft, circa 1929-1970s.

Nine photographs in the collection depict primarily aircraft, including the Northrop YB-49, Boeing B-17, Boeing/Northop B-2, Cessna CG-2, and Cessna CW-6. Other images depict General Dynamics AGM-109 and one photograph features a pilot, possibly Shoop, exiting an obscured aircraft. The photographs are 8x10" and are a mix of color and black-and-white prints.

Other materials include clippings about Beechcraft, booklets and a clipping about the B-2, and assorted photocopies and lithographs of various aircraft. Also included is a single sheet document that includes the lyrics for "The Grasshopper Song," 1942.


  • circa 1929-circa 1970s


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.


0.20 Cubic Feet (1 half-width letter size document box )

Biographical note: C. Ashby Shoop

C. Ashby Shoop is the son of Charles Ashby Shoop, a World War II liaison pilot assigned to the 104th Infantry Division in Europe. As of 1993, he resided in Washington state. No further information is known.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by C. Ashby Shoop in 1993.


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.

Separated Materials

The following materials have been separated from the archival component and are kept in the Library:

  • Boeing B-2 Program newsletters, July 1989 (2 copies)
  • Boeing News, December 2, 1988
  • The Building of a Marine Aviator, United States Marine Corps, circa 1960s
  • Desert Wings (Edwards Air Force Base), May 1, 1981
  • Gosport, March 1, 1974, March 8, 1974, and March 15, 1974
  • The Marine Aviator, circa 1960s-1970s
  • Naval Aviation News, February 1975
  • Northrop B-2 Division Team Reporter, November 28, 1988 (2 copies)
  • Northrop News, April 29, 1988, November 30, 1988, and July 21, 1989
Guide to the C. Ashby Shoop Aviation Collection
Completed - Level 2
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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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