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Wilhelm Böing letters

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1-6
Identifier: 2018-00-00-154
Contents of the Collection The collection contains six handwritten letters ranging from February 26, 1869 to April 18, 1883 between William E. Boeing, Sr. (WEB) and his father, Wilhelm Böing. It is not always clear who is writing to whom in the letters, since father and son shared the same name. Additionally, not all of the letters have accompanying envelopes which could provide clarification based on the address. The letters are in German and have not been translated.

John and Alan Blum Northwest Aviation 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.

Boeing Company B-52 and 707 photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1990-06-15-24
Contents of the Collection The collection contains thirty-eight (38) black-and-white 11x14" photographs from the Boeing Company Historical Archives which relate to the March 18, 1954 Boeing B-52 Stratofortress ceremony with General Nathan Twining; Boeing 707 production; and one photograph of a photograph depicting a 1919 Boeing mailplane first flight from Vancouver to Seattle, Washington. Duplication occurs.Some photographs have a handwritten H-number on the reverse of image, but the bulk do not have...

William E. Boeing Sr. Papers

Identifier: 2005-10-06-B
Abstract William E. Boeing, Sr. (1881-1956) was an aviation pioneer and founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The collection holds textual materials, such as correspondence, philately, business-related materials, clippings, and ephemera, as well as photographs and illustrations related to his personal and business life, circa 1783-2008. Major areas of interest include family photographs and extensive personal and business-related correspondence.

William E. Boeing Model 40B photographic poster

Identifier: 2007-11-10
Contents of the Collection The collection consists of one (1) 20x30" black-and-white photographic poster featuring the Boeing Model 40B (Tail number C 286), circa 1920s-1930s. The poster is cardboard-backed and has "W. E. Boeing [as before?] [illegible] 11.00 [Hoge?] 1128" handwritten in pencil on the reverse. The aircraft is in flight with unidentified mountains behind it and has "U.S. Mail C.A.M. 18" printed on the fuselage next to the Boeing Air Transport logo.

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.

The James H. Dilonardo Collection

Identifier: 2006-01-21
Abstract James H. Dilonardo was a local aviation enthusiast strongly tied to Boeing Field and The Museum of Flight. His collection consits of photographs, textual materials, sound recordings, and film largely related to aviation in Seattle, Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

Jerry MacDonald Boeing Correspondence Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 1987-08-25
Contents of the Collection The Jerry MacDonald Boeing Correspondence Collection consists holiday greeting cards and letters sent by the Boeing family to the MacDonald family in the early 20th century. The collection includes 14 custom-designed greeting cards for Christmas and New Year's ranging from 1929-1931 as well as some undated cards; three handwritten letters and one typed letter from 1925-1930; 1 empty envelope, undated; one undated map of Washington State and southern Britsh Columbia; one 1906 photograph of the...

Steve A. Stimpson Photograph Album

Identifier: 1986-03-25
Abstract Steve A. Stimpson was a manager for Boeing Air Transport in the 1920s-1930s. The collection contains one hundred and fifty-two (152) black-and-white photographs in an unbound photograph album documenting early United Airlines history.

Peter M. Wood Boeing Family Film Collection

Identifier: 2004-07-28
Overview William E. Boeing was an aviation pioneer who founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The Peter M. Wood Boeing Family Film Collection contains six films, primarily home movies of Boeing family members, from about 1930-1940.

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