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Charles Radke Boeing Design Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2019-11-20
The Charles Radke Boeing Design Collection is a small collection consisting of some of the files of Charles Radke, an artist who worked on aircraft interiors for Boeing in the 1960s and 1970s. The collection primarily documents interior concepts and layouts for the Boeing 747 and Boeing 707, but also includes some materials relating to 727s and 767s. Folders have been kept intact and original folder titles are indicated with quotes: 707 "Design Detail"; 747 "Elevator Concept"; "747 Overhead Existing Utilization"; "Fwd & Aft End Active"; Inboard profile; and "Seat Info". Some blueprints in the collection document interior configurations for 747s and the 707-120 VC-137B (Air Force One). Also included is a blueprint for the inboard profile of a DC-10 used for competitive analysis.


  • circa 1960s-1970s


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research but has not been fully processed. Access to the collection may be limited or may require additional processing time. 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.


.5 Cubic Feet (1 full-size letter width document box, 1 oversize folder)

Custodial History

This collection was purchased by the donor from an estate sale for Charles Radke in 2019 in West Seattle.

Separated Materials

The following have been separated from the archival component of the collection: one copy of the Continental Airlines 1970 Annual Report has been moved to the Trade Literature Collection; two copies of Boeing Airliner, April 1972, have been moved to the Library.


Guide to the Charles Radke Boeing Design Collection
Completed - Level 1
N. Davis
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
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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