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John and Alan Blum Northwest Aviation Collection

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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.

The Boeing Story Exhibit Collection

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Identifier: 2022-00-00-17
Content Description The Boeing Story Exhibit Collection consists of archival items acquired by the Museum of Flight for use in the "The Boeing Story: 1916-1958" exhibit, on permanent display in the Museum's Red Barn. This collection only represents archival items purchased for use in the exhibit; the exhibit also includes artifacts and library materials as well as items from other accessions which are not included in this collection.The collection is organized by theme following the layout of the...

Emile Chourré and Chourré Family Papers

 Collection
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.

Commercial Airlines Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-00-00-23
Abstract The Commercial Airlines Collection is an artificial collection comprised of textual, visual, and audiovisual materials of commercial airlines from around the world, 1910s-2020s.

John Cook Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-07-31
Abstract Born in Scotland, John Cook (1899-) was a mechanic who worked on the engines that powered the Douglas World Cruisers that completed the first circumnavigation of the globe by air. Cook also served in the military for thirty-six years and later was a Quality Control Inspector for the Air Force Aircraft program at Boeing. The collection contains photographs, slides, and textual materials primarily related to his time at Boeing as well as some photographs and documents related to his contribution...

Merle M. Coons Fighter Ace Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2002-02-13-1284
Abstract Colonel Merle Coons (1921-1997) was a United States Air Force fighter pilot, earning ace status during World War II. The collection is a subset of the American Fighter Aces Collection and includes primarily textual materials, such as military orders and records, flight records and a log book, and a scrapbook, as well as a photograph album and a small amount of loose photographs.

Early Tacoma Aviation Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: Scrapbook Box 13
Identifier: 2018-00-00-102
Content Description This small collection consists of one scrapbook containing photographs and clippings relating to early aviation in and around the Tacoma, Washington area. There are 19 clippings, primarily relating to Gustav W. Stromer including stories on his July 2, 1915 Tacoma to Port Angeles flight and ones on him and Jane O'Roark. There are 72 photographs, which are mostly unidentified. 34 photographs are related to aviation and include hydroaeroplanes and amphibious aircraft and...

Lionel Cherry Gilmour World War I Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-01-30
Abstract The collection is comprised of a small photograph album, loose photographs, a prisoner of war diary, and assorted research documents pertaining to the World War I service and prisoner of war (POW) experience of Lieutenant Lionel Cherry Gilmour (1891-1973), pilot of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and its predecessor, the Royal Flying Corps (RFC).

Alfred Goldberg Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-06-11
Contents of the Collection The Alfred Goldberg Photograph Collection contains photographs and a small number of textual materials that mostly pertain to aircraft construction and maintenance in the 1940s-1950s. It is likely the photographs were collected by Goldberg during his career at Bedek Aviation Company in an unknown position and as Superintendent of Maintenance at Flying Tiger Line. The collection has been broken down into two series: Photographs and Textual materials, which are both arranged alphabetically....

Manny Gorin Wright Brothers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-11-21-and-2007-05-30-B
Overview The Manny Gorin Wright Brothers Collection consists of photographic prints and postcards relating to the Wright Brothers and their expositions in France, circa 1908-1910s.

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