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Ferrari Family Boeing Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2021-12-06
The Ferrari Family Boeing Collection is a small collection consisting of materials related to the aviation careers of Ottavio and Roy J. Ferrari with the Boeing Company. Ottavio’s career is represented by an incomplete copy of a Fiat Company newsletter, Il Bianco e Rosso dated July 31, 1924, which published his inspector's memo regarding the shipment of engine parts for Fiat from Boeing in 1934. Roy J. Ferrari’s Boeing employment is illustrated with an employee identification card. John B. Peirone, also a Boeing employee and related by marriage to the Ferraris, is depicted in a photograph.


  • 1934-1945


Language of Materials

The materials are in English and Italian.

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.


.01 Cubic Feet (1 legal-size folder)


A small collection of photographs, newsletter, and ID card related to Boeing employees Ottavio Ferrari and Roy J. Ferrari.

Biographical Note: Ferrari, Ottavio

Ottavio Ferrari worked in the shipping and crating industry for aviation companies in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. He was born April 10, 1895 in Popiglio, Italy. In World War I, he was a Sergeant in the Alpini Corps, the Italian Army's specialist mountain infantry. Ottavio moved to the United States where he became a supervisor in the shipping and crating department at the Boeing Company from 1920 to 1947. In this position he oversaw shipping material to the Fiat Company in Italy for Boeing in 1934. His Inspector's Memo made it into the local Italian newspapers. After working at Boeing, he started a contracting firm, Ferrari and Son, partnering with his son Roy. He remained with the company from 1947 until his retirement in 1959. He died in 1961.
Biographical Note: Ferrari, Roy John Roy Ferrari, born in 1921, followed in his father's footsteps and worked at Boeing Aircraft Company. He died in 1996. No further information is known.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by the creators' son/grandson.


No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

This collection has been fully processed.
Guide to the Ferrari Family Boeing Collection
Completed - Level 3
C. Dinges
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

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