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The Becvar Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1992-07-24
Abstract George Becvar (1909-1990) was born in Denver, Colorado and with his brothers Lou (1908-1984) and Chuck (1904-1986) started Kent Flying Service which ran from approximately 1927-1930 in Kent, Washington. The collection consists of the pilot logbook for George Becvar and a scrapbook that primarily covers George Becvar's 1927-1931 flying career.

John and Alan Blum Northwest Aviation Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-09-04
Abstract The John and Alan Blum Northwest Aviation Collection consists of visual and textual materials related to the lives and careers of John and Alan Blum. John founded the Northwest Air Service Company and Alan served as President after his brother died in a plane crash in 1931.

Stanley J. Dec Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-06-02
Abstract Stanley Joseph Dec (1920-) was born in Raymond, Washington. After attending flight school in Iowa, Dec joined the military and served as a pilot for the U.S. Navy during World War II. The collection contains documents, logs, and publications documenting the training and military career of World War II U. S. Navy Ensign Stanley J. Dec.

Carol (Nicholson) Lewis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-05-07
Abstract Carol (Nicholson) Lewis (1923-1987) joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) in 1943 and was assigned to Moore Air Base (Texas), Class 44-W-7. The collection includes official documents, photographs, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera related to Lewis' 1943-1945 WASP service. A small amount of correspondence and ephemera concerning her marriage is also included in the collection.

Velda King Mapelli Air Racing Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-06-11
Contents of the Collection The Velda King Mapelli Air Racing Collection is comprised of hundreds of photographs and a small amount of negatives; textual materials suchs as brochures, certificates, ID cards, licenses, assorted ephemera, and correspondence; and race booklets from assorted races. The materials were collected by Velda King Mapelli, as well as her daughter Stephanie and husband Gene, during the course of her flying years, approximately 1969-1989. The photographs, which are both in color and...

Maude McClaine Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1983-11-14
Content Description The Maude McClaine Collection is a small collection documenting McClaine's aviation career based out of Spokane, Washington in the 1930s. Present in the collection are: her circa 1929 pilot's license application drafts; various pilot licenses and identity cards; membership cards for Mamer Flying Service and Aviation Country Clubs, Inc.; a "fledgling certificate" from Standard Oil Company of California; her pilot's logbook spanning 1929-1937; six photographs, primarily portraits of McClaine;...

Clyde Pangborn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-12-27
Abstract Clyde Edward Pangborn (circa 1890s-1958) was born in Bridgeport, Washington and was a military pilot and barnstormer. The collection contains photographs and illustrations, correspondence, advertisements, newspaper clippings, a date book, military service records, and ephemera related to the Pangborn's personal life, military service, and barnstorming career from approximately 1912 to 1981.

Frank R. Yager Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2018-07-04
Content Description The Frank R. Yager collection consists of items documenting Yager's career as an airmail pilot. Included are three logbooks, his pilot's licenses and certificates, and 14 photographs. The photographs consist of both snapshots and formal group portraits as well as some views of airmail planes. There are few identifications with the photographs, but also depicted are Lee Patterson, Jack Knight, and C.F. Egge. Addiontally, there are photocopies of other images. There is one folder of...

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Alaska-Washington Airways 1
All-Woman Transcontinental Air Race, Inc. 1
Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.) 1
Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) 1
Balchen, Bernt, 1899-1973 1
Becvar, Chuck, Jr., 1904-1986 1
Becvar, George, 1906-1990 1
Becvar, Lou, 1908-1984 1
Becvar, Robert 1
Bennett, Floyd 1
Blum, Alan L., 1907-1994 1
Blum, Elizabeth 1
Blum, John R., 1905-1931 1
Boeing, William Edward, 1881-1956 1
Bohrer, Walt 1
Bow, James 1
Bowman, Marti 1
Brock, William S. 1
Bryn Mawr Air Service 1
Burnelli, Vincent J. 1
Buroker, Herb, 1895-1973 1
Civilian Pilot Training Program (U.S.) 1
Clayton Scott Field (Renton, Wash.) 1
Cleveland, Carl M., 1903- 1
Cooper, Helen 1
Couden, Elliott 1
Dallas Love Field 1
Dec, Stanley J. , 1920-1954 1
Dunnam, Nancy (Nordhoff), 1923- 1
Finch, Arthur 1
Floyd Bennett Field (New York, N.Y.) 1
Foltz, Edith, 1902-1956 1
Frank Ambrose Aviation Company, Inc 1
Gadbois, Robert William 1
Gates Flying Circus 1
Gates, Ivan R. 1
Geraldson, Lloyd 1
Glass Flying Service (Alaska) 1
Glass, Donald A., 1904-1943 1
Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Ferry Command 1
Hancock, H. M. 1
Hawks, Frank, 1897-1938 1
Herndon, Hugh, 1904-1952 1
Hoorn, Kenneth 1
Hotchkiss, Perry F. "Pop", 1893 circa-1938 1
Hughes, Howard, 1905-1976 1
Irving, Wilbur 1
Jenkins, Ab, 1883-1956 1
Kelly Field (Tex.) 1
Kent Flying Service 1
Kirschbaum, Dick 1
Krantz, Aaron F. 1
Lambla, Alfred E. 1
Lewis, Carol (Nicholson) 1
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 1
Los Angeles (Airship) 1
Lund, Edward 1
MacRobertson International Air Race (1934) 1
Mamer Flying Service 1
Mapelli, Eugene 1
Mapelli, Velda King 1
May, Wesley 1
McClaine, Maude, 1894-1980 1
McLean Connor, Harry P. 1
Meyring, Gene, 1904-1975 1
Miller, C.R. (Charles Richard), 1875-1958 1
Miller, Walter P. 1
Mirow Air Service 1
Moore Field (Tex.) 1
Munter Aircraft Charter Service 1
Munter Field (Kent, Wash.) 1
Munter, Herbert, 1895-1970 1
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.) 1
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi (Tex.) 1
Naval Air Station Memphis (Tenn.) 1
Naval Station Puget Sound (Wash.) 1
Nelson, Erik H. 1
Nichols, Reeder Glen, 1904-1975 1
Ninety-Nines (Organization) 1
Northwest Air Service 1
O'Donnell, Gladys 1
OX-5 Aviation Pioneers (Organization) 1
Orr, Shorty 1
Ox-5 Club of America 1
Pacific Air Transport 1
Pacific Alaska Airways 1
Palms to Pines Air Race 1
Pangborn Memorial Airport (Wenatchee, Wash.) 1
Pangborn, Clyde Edward, approximately 1893-1958 1
Pangborn, Frances Opal (Lamb) 1
Pangborn, Percy C. 1
Pennzoil Company 1
Phillips, Oliver R. 1
Pillsbury Picture Co 1
Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence) 1
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