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Content Description The Julius A. Barr Correspondence and Clippings is a small collection consisting primarily of textual materials documenting Barr's professional and personal life from the late 1920s until his death in 1939. The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Barr, as well as a few written by his wife Hortense, to his parents residing in Pittsburg, Kansas, from 1926 until 1939. The letters shed light on his military training, his work importing and demonstrating aircraft for...
Abstract Julius A. Barr had a varied flight career in the 1920s and 1930s, notably spending time as a personal pilot to Chinese military figures and later working as a Boeing test pilot. The collection includes 5 albums with more than 1,600 photographs and 11 films that document his personal life and career.
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Content Description The Donald E. Burlingame Boeing 307 Stratoliner Crash Photographs is a small collection consisting of six photographs documenting the crash of a Boeing 307 Stratoliner near Alder, Washington on March 18, 1939. The plane, which was a prototype under registration number NX19901, crashed during a demonstration flight. The Civil Aeronautics Authority, Air Safety Board eventually concluded that the accident had been caused by structural failure of the wings and horizontal stabilizers...
Abstract James D. Griffin was an engineer for McDonnell Douglas Corporation. The collection contains five hundred and ninety-six (596) photographs, likely collected and notated by Griffin, featuring primarily Douglas Aircraft Company airplanes manufactured during the 1910s-1970s but also, to a lesser extent, other manufacturer models; including Aero Spacelines, Boeing, Consolidated, and Northrop. There is also a small amount of clippings, newsletters, and articles.
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Contents of the Collection The Jerry L. Hart Photograph Collection is a small collection consisting of ten black-and-white 8x10-inch photographs of Boeing aircraft from circa the 1940s. Five images depict the wreckage of a crashed Alaska Airlines "Starliner" aircraft at Bow Lake airport, now known as Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in SeaTac, Washington, taken November 30, 1947. One image depicts an American Airlines aircraft with a Boeing mechanic working on it. Two images depict a variety of commercial airliners,...
Abstract Jules Verne (J. V.) Hyde (1889-1953) and Harley Hyde (1892-1919) were brothers who served in World War I as flight instructors. The collection contains documents, clippings, and photographs relating to J. V. Hyde's military service during World War I, his post-war work as the first manager of Boeing Field, and later work at Boeing as an inspector. The collection also includes documents, clippings, and photographs about his brother Harley's World War I service and death due to an airplane...