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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.

Manny Gorin Wright Brothers Glass Plate Negatives Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2004-09-07
Content Description The Manny Gorin Wright Brothers Glass Plate Negatives Collection consists of 15 glass plate negatives of the Wright Brothers and their Model A aircraft in France, circa 1908-1909. Four images depict the Model A in flight. Five images show the aircraft on the ground with groups of people, primarily men, standing around it and inspecting it. One image shows the plane being wheeled across a dirt road toward a barn-like structure, likely Wilbur's temporary hangar at the Hunaudières...

"La Conquête de l'Air" postcard book

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1988-03-22
Identifier: 1988-03-22
Content Description "La Conquête de l'Air" postcard book is a collection consisting of one book of 24 postcards documenting Wilbur Wright's demonstration flights in Le Mans, France in 1908. The booklet includes two pages of text about Le Mans, France and Léon Bollée, Civil Engineer of the City of Le Mans. The 24 photomechanical postcards in the booklet include images of Wilbur and Orville Wright; Léon Bollée; the motor for the Wright flyer; the aircraft under construction in Bollée's factory; the...

William Preston Mayfield Wright Brothers Photograph Album

Identifier: 2018-10-01-C
Abstract Personal album of aviation photographer William Preston Mayfield wtih 50 silver gelatin prints relating to Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Ralph A. Newcomb Early California Aviation Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2023-08-30
Overview Ralph A. Newcomb worked as an aviator and mechanic in the early 1900s, during the pioneering days of aviation in California. The collection dates from 1910 to 2006 and is predominantly comprised of photographic materials and a small number of textual documents collected by Newcomb during his time in the field of aviation.

Orville Wright Letter

Identifier: 2018-10-01-D
Abstract 4-page typed letter signed on Wright Company letterhead, dated April 7, 1915, to Frederick Eppelsheimer of the New York Herald, discussing the possibility of using a pendulum to stabilize aircraft, mentioning the death of his brother Wilbur, and referencing fellow aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss. Accompanied by a small matte-finish portrait of Eppelsheimer, dated 1918.

Ted Young Aviation lithograph collection

 Collection — Box: Small Collections oversize materials 2019-, oversize: folder
Identifier: 2019-00-00-1
Contents of the Collection The Ted Young Aviation lithograph collection is comprised of eighteen (18) 11x14" color lithographs of assorted aircraft and aviators, created in 1974-circa 1990s. Identified aircraft include the Wright Military Flyer, "The Spirit of St. Louis", and Lockheed Vega "Winnie May." Identified personalities include Amelia Earhart, Samuel Pierpont Langley, Wilbur and Orvile Wright, General Jimmy Doolittle, Robert H. Goddard, Neil Armstrong, and John Glenn. Many of the lithographs, specifically those...

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