Philip Lathrap Aircraft Color Slide Collection

Collection ID:
Lathrap, Philip
bulk 1960s-2002
Physical Description:
5 Cubic feet
(33 containers)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of approximately 8500 color slides of aircraft taken by Philip Lathrap. The slides include both civilian and military aircraft shot at air shows, air bases, airports, and museums around the world, including the United States, Canada, England, China, and Russia. The slide mounts are individually labeled and the collection comes with a detailed card catalog.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Philip Lathrap (1923-2012) was born and raised in Berkeley, California. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps, stationed in New Caledonia. After the war, Lathrap returned to California where he spent his career was as an engineer for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E); one of his positions with the company as chief engineer on a natural gas pipeline project. Lathrap had a lifelong interest in aviation and he traveled extensively. He was a docent at the Oakland Aviation Museum and a volunteer at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Roberta Davis, Gift, 2012

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Philip Lathrap Aircraft Color Slide Collection, Accession 2012-0043
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 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color slides Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151