Clarence H. Walker Collection

Collection ID:
Walker, Clarence H.
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
(1 folder)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of newspaper articles and 24 photographs that were photocopied or scanned out of a scrapbook about Walker. Some of the newspaper articles also pertain to Didier Masson, with whom Walker toured in California, Hawaii, and Australia.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Clarence H. Walker was a wealthy young aviator living in San Mateo, CA. He started aviation as a pastime, building his own plane, but quickly decided to pursue it seriously with a better machine. He flew a Curtiss biplane at various shows in California, Hawaii, and Salt Lake City. Although a successful aviator, he suffered numerous crashes into trees, a fence, a barn, and a telegraph pole, all of which he survived. He holds the claim to being the first aviator to crash in Hawaii, on June 13, 1911 in Hilo, HI after his engine started failing shortly after takeoff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Duncan Knowles, Gift, 2004

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Clarence H. Walker Collection, Accession 2004-0056, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aircraft -- plane wreck Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Polynesia -- Hawaiian Islands -- Hawaii Island -- Hilo (Near) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photocopies Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Masson, Didier, 18??-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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