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Avro Lancaster technical report and letter

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 1986-08-12-A
Content Description The Avro Lancaster technical report and letter is a small collection of textual materials about the Avro Lancaster from 1942. The collection includes one bound volume with information about the Avro Lancaster bomber including a general description, information on the Merlin and Hercules engines, technical data, plans and elevation drawings, and proposed bomb placement diagrams. The plans and elevation drawings are folded into the volume but unfold to dimensions of about 29x39 inches. A "secret"...

Boeing PW-9 (Model 15) Blueprints

 Collection — oversize: folder
Identifier: 2019-10-26
Content Description The Boeing PW-9 (Model 15) Blueprints is a small collection consisting of 22 sheets of blueprint diagrams of various portions of the Boeing Model 15, also known as the PW-9, used by the U.S. Army Air Service in the 1920s and early 1930s. The sheets are stamped January 26, 1926. The sheets are labeled: assembly and installation, flight control board assembly, instruments cowl assembly, lower sta. #3 to #5 cowling assembly, PW-9...

Abraham L. Brearcliffe Jr. Collection

Identifier: 1984-08-30-B
Abstract Abraham Lincoln Brearcliffe, Jr. (1899-1984) was born in Washington state and worked for Boeing from 1930-1945. The collection features photographs, clippings and newsletters, foreman's materials, labor union membership books, and assorted ephemera from Brearcliffe's time at Boeing, most of which are almost exclusively from the war years (1941-1945).

Walter E. Burnham Collection

Identifier: 2006-02-27-A
Content Description The Walter E. Burnham Collection consists of personal and professional papers of Burnham, who was Manager of Manufacturing Research at the Boeing Company, Wichita Division in the 1950s and 1960s. The collection is organized into two series: Personal and Professional. The personal series includes a small amount of correspondence but primarily consists of documents relating to his education and work in aeronautical engineering at Tri-State College in Angola, Indiana in the early...

William Hough "Bill" Cook Jr. Papers

Identifier: 2017-10-26
Abstract The William Hough “Bill” Cook, Jr. Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia pertaining to the life and work of Bill Cook, Jr. A significant portion of this collection is made up of correspondence, both personal and professional. Major topics include the Boeing high speed wind tunnel, the B-29, B-47, and B-17 bombers, the development of the YC-14 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft, and research on supersonic transport.

Raymond P. Craig Collection of Vought A-7 Corsair II technical drawings

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2015-07-07
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of two very large technical drawings of a Vought A-7 Corsair II, also known as LTV A-7 Corsair II. The drawings were sent to United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Raymond P. Craig while he was in U. S. Navy Post Graduate School from the Vought Corporation on July 21, 1982. The original paper mailing tube was discarded due to condition, however, photocopies of the address label and postmark were created and are retained to preserve context. Both drawings are...

David L. Davidson Jr. Collection

Identifier: 2022-07-11
Abstract David L. Davidson was an electrical engineer at The Boeing Company and worked on the Saturn V Rocket and the Lunar Rover projects. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1942-1946 and in the U.S. Army Reserves Engineer Corps from 1957-1962. This collection, which dates from 1941 to his retirement from Boeing in 1988, consists of textual materials, photographs, and one digital audio recording. It includes administrative records, notes, Boeing managerial training materials, photographs that depict...

Druine D-31 Turbulent Drawings

 Collection — oversize: folder
Identifier: 2019-10-31
Content Description The Druine D-31 Turbulent Drawings is a small collection of eight blackline prints of the Druine D-31 Turbulent. The drawings are labeled: PFA-504; Detail Fitting 30.05; Control Brackets 30.06; Instrument Panel Frame & Assembly 30.09; Mainplaine Ribs 30.14; Control Column & Undercarriage Fittings 30.15; Wing (sheet incomplete); Control Column details 30.16 (split into two parts). The prints have handwritten notations in pencil. They are creased and torn in some places.

Philip G. Feeley Western Airlines and Boeing Model 720B Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2000-08-31
Contents of the Collection This small collection is comprised of textual materials related to aircraft maintenance and systems, 1961-1966. It includes handwritten notes, photocopied clippings, and technical diagrams that are apparently related to general aircraft systems and maintenance. There are also a series of Western Airlines checklists and documents related to the Boeing Model 720B. It is unknown how Philip G. Feeley gathered the materials or if they were his original materials. His name never appears on any of the...

Jim Germeglia binder of Curtiss C-46 Production Breakdown drawings

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Oversize Materials 1980-1999, oversize: folder
Identifier: 1985-12-17
Contents of the Collection This small collection is comprised of an 11x17" binder of technical drawings for the Curtiss C-46 Commando, dated 1943-1944. The binder cover is black with white text that reads: "Production Breakdown drawings - C-46 Airplane - Curtiss Wright Corporation - Airplane Division - Buffalo Plant." It also has "Germeglia" on the upper right corner, which is the last name of the donor. Any further connection to the content is unknown although it is possible Jim Germeglia was a Curtiss employee. ...

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