Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0045
Creators:
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.
Dates:
1933
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.01 Cubic feet
2 flatboxes
Repository:
This collection consists of three scrapbooks on Wiley Post's U.S. Goodwill Tour made following his 1933 solo round the world flight. Wiley Hardeman Post (1898-1935) was an American aviator famed for his record flights, including his solo round the world flight, and for his work in high-altitude flight.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of three scrapbooks on Wiley Post's U.S. Goodwill Tour made following his 1933 solo round the world flight. Two scrapbooks, identified as S-44-A and S-44C, were dismounted from their binders and were put together at an unknown point. They contain newspaper clippings from the cities Post visited. S-44E is a binder folder of clippings arranged by state, city, and date. Also included are daily tour schedules outlining plans, programs and the VIP guests Post would meet in each city.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The Wiley Post Scrapbooks Collection consists of three scrapbooks. The scrapbooks were unbound at an unknown date. Original order has been retained.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Wiley Hardeman Post (1898-1935) was an American aviator famed for his record flights, including the first solo round the world flight, and for his work in high-altitude flight. Born in Texas, Post worked in the Oklahoma oil fields and performed as a parachute jumper in a barnstorming act,
Burrell Tibbs' and His Texas Topnotch Fliers
. In 1926, blinded in his left eye in an oil field accident, Post used money received in compensation to buy a Canadian-built Curtiss JN-4 "Canuck" biplane. In 1930, while working as the personal pilot for Oklahoma oilman F.C. Hall, Post raced Hall's aircraft, the Lockheed 5C Vega
Winnie Mae
, to victory in the 1930 National Air Race Derby from Los Angeles to Chicago. In the following year, Post, with Harold Gatty (1903-1957) serving as navigator, circumnavigated the globe in the
Winnie May
. After the historic flight, Post bought the
Winnie Mae
from Hall, and, in 1933, flew the same course solo in a time of seven days, eighteen hours, and forty-nine minutes. Beginning in 1934, Post began experimenting with high altitude flights, and developed the first practical pressure suit with Russell S. Colley of the B.F. Goodrich Company. In 1935, Post planned a long-distance flight to Alaska and Siberia in a hybrid Lockheed Orion-Sirius float plane (Lockheed Model 9-E Orion-Explorer) with humorist Will Rogers. On August 15, 1935, Post's aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Walakpa Lagoon near Point Barrow, Alaska, killing both Post and Rogers.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Allan Janus, 2018.
Author
Allan Janus
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, Gift, 1936, XXXX.0045

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
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
Preferred Citation
Wiley Post Scrapbooks, Acc. XXXX.0045, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Records Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flights around the world Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lockheed 5C Vega "Winnie Mae" (2nd Post Vega) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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