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The Becvar Family 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.

Herbert Brucker Film

 Collection — Box: Film Box 2, Reel: 1
Identifier: 2007-11-16-B
Contents of the Collection The Herbert Brucker Film is a small collection containing one privately shot black-and-white film taken at Mitchell Field in Garden City, New York in 1927. The film is five minutes and 44 seconds long. The footage depicts several well-known aviation events and activities by famous aviators, such as Charles Lindbergh taking off in the "Spirit of St. Louis" for his transatlantic flight; the christening of "America," Richard E. Byrd's Fokker C-2; and James Doolittle performing...

Charles Lindbergh Letter to Robert Goddard

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 2011-06-06 folder 2
Identifier: 2011-06-06-2
Contents of the Collection This collection consists of a single item: a two-page typed letter written by Charles Lindbergh to Dr. Robert Goddard, dated December 15, 1938. In the letter Lindbergh makes the first suggestion for the military uses of the rocket. He states: "When the opportunity arises, I shall take this matter up with our own military people because I believe we should explore the military possibilities of the rocket. As you say, it is often difficult to start interest in such a radical development in its...

Emile Chourré and Chourré Family Papers

Identifier: 2015-06-17
Abstract The Emile Chourré and Chourré Family Papers is comprised of documents and scrapbooks, photographic prints and photograph albums, and assorted ephemera primarily pertaining to the life and military career of Lieutenant Commander Emile Chourré (1894-1938). Major topics include Chourré's military service, especially while stationed in Coco Solo, Panama; his service as a U.S. Naval announcer for the 1929-1931 and 1933-1934 National Air Races; and family (immediate and extended) photographs.

Early Aviators Photograph

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1
Identifier: 1984-06-15-A
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of a single black-and-white photograph. The image includes, from left to right, Art Goebel, Otto Timm, Charles Lindbergh, and Wally Pinero standing in front of an obscured aircraft. Handwritten underneath each man is their last name and the phrase "As of 1928." Next to Timm's head is a handwritten note "O.W. Timm." The photograph has been autographed by Wally Pinero, next to his likeness, in 1939.

Elizabeth S. Keast Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2011-00-00-17
Content Description The Elizabeth S. Keast Photograph Collection consists of 77 black-and-white photographs depicting aviation activities, planes, and personalities in the United States and Canada from about 1908-1930, as well as various other subjects.The collection is sub-divided by subject and files have been organized alphabetically. The first folder contains 29 prints of assorted aircraft. Of note are images of The Aerial Experiment Association's Red Wing, Silver Dart, and the Loon; two images of a...

Charles Lindbergh Gala program

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2011-04-27
Contents of the Collection This small collection is comprised of a program for a gala honoring Charles A. Lindbergh held at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, France, May 27, 1927. The program is in French but has a handwritten inscription from Lindbergh in English: "Cordial greetings to the Aviators of France. Charles A. Lindbergh." The program also includes a tipped-in photograph of Lindbergh. Additionally there are two tickets and a clipping about the event from an unidentified newspaper titled, "Soirs de Paris:...

Charles Lindbergh Transatlantic flight celebration menu

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2004-03-26-A
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of a single 6-page booklet related to Charles Lindbergh's stop in Seattle, Washington during his around-the-US tour after his transatlantic flight, September 13, 1926. The cover title is "Business Men's Dinner in Honor of Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh." The event was held at the Spanish Ball Room of the Olympic Hotel in Seattle. The booklet includes the evening's menu and program as well as a list of speaker and attendee names, including then-Mayor Bertha Knight...

James H. Smith Aviation Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2023-06-20
Overview James Hamilton Smith (1913-2002) attended the Boeing School of Aeronautics and worked in the field of aviation as a government contractor for the Boeing Company, as well as the Defense Contract Administration Services. This small collection consists primarily of black-and-white photographs that were either taken or collected by Smith during his time at the Boeing School, as well as throughout his career in aviation, which spanned from the early 1930s to the late 1960s.

Bruce Whitman Aviation Art Collection

Identifier: 2021-04-16-A
Overview The Bruce Whitman Aviation Art Collection is a collection of artwork including a drawing, posters, lithographs, photographs, and advertisements primarily related to American military aviation from about 1917 to the early 1950s.

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