Charles F. Willard Biographical Material

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Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
This material relates to the aviation career of Charles F. Willard.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of newspaper articles, correspondence, the publication by Martin Cole and H. L. Schreiner entitled, "Charles Willard: The Exhibition Years," and three photos related to Charles Willard's aviation career.

No arrangement; just one folder.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Charles F. Willard (1883-1977) was a pioneer aviator taught to fly by Glenn Curtiss in 1909. Willard participated in the 1910 Dominguez Air Meet, where he won the spot landing award. Among his flying accomplishments was that he was the first to fly in Vermont After his exhibition flying career ended in 1911, he remained involved in aviation as an engineer. He worked for a number of aviation companies, including Wright-Martin Aircraft Aircraft Co; Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co; LWF Engineering Co; and the Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company. He was a founder member of the Early Birds.

Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Byron Walls, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0014
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2019.

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Charles F. Willard Biographical Material, NASM.2018.0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newspaper clippings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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