manuals (instructional materials)
Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Books or treatises, often compendious, containing rules or instructions needed to perform tasks, operations, processes, occupations, arts, or studies, and intended to be used as reference while the task or study is performed.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Series I. Lear Developments, 1907-1944, 1979, undated
Scope and Contents: Series I: Lear Developments Series I: Lear Developments provides insight into one of WPL’s earliest companies, Lear Developments, whose main focus was aircraft radio development and production. The company was established in 1931 and continued through 1939, when it changed its name to Lear Avia Inc. The series includes materials from the lifespan of the company as well as collected items dating earlier and some items dated later due to the restructure.The series is broken down into...
Series XIII. Microcom, Inc., 1969-1974
Scope and Contents: Microcom, Inc. Established in 1968 as an affiliate of LearAvia Corporation (LAC), Microcom, Inc. (MI) which designed and produced an advanced line of avionics, including the AFC-70 autopilot, is represented primarily by technical documentation. The bulk of the material falls within 1969-1972. A few materials are dated later, due to the transition from an affiliate company to being absorbed by LAC as of December 1972. Because the company records present are nearly all technical...
Series XIV. Lear Fan Limited, 1942-1947, 1975-1999, undated
Scope and Contents: Lear Fan Limited Series XIV: Lear Fan Limited (LFL) provides a look into the development, production, flight testing, and quest for FAA certification of the Lear Fan 2100, an innovative all-composite airplane that William P. Lear and his team designed in 1976-1977. The series is arranged into eight subseries: administrative records, correspondence, financial records, legal records, photographs, publicity materials, research materials, and ...
Series XVI. Related Companies, 1961-2000, undated
Scope and Contents: Related Companies The final series of the collection is Related Companies. The focus is primarily on companies that were originally founded by WPL but due to mergers or sales lost their direct affiliation with WPL’s companies. The exception is the final series, Lear Archives, which maintains a direct connection to WPL and his career. The Related Companies series has been divided by company, which are listed in chronological order of their existence and connection to Lear...
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