Randolph Fordham Hall Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0169
Creators:
Hall, Randolph Fordham, 1896-
Dates:
1917-1970
bulk 1920-1941
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.18 Cubic feet
(2 records center boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains Hall's personal and professional papers. The material consists of his correspondence, photos, and scrapbooks, as well as patent and patent infringement files.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Randolph Fordham Hall (1896- ) was an aeronautical engineer and inventor. He began work as a draftsman at the Thomas Brothers Airplane Co (1915-16) and moved to Standard Aeronautical Corp as an engineer (1917) when World War I interrupted. He enlisted in the United States Air Service Technical Service (1917-19), advancing to the rank of Sergeant First Class. During this time he attended the American Expeditionary Forces University in Dijon, France, where he earned degrees in mathematics and mechanical engineering. He returned to the United States, taking a position as assistant engineer at the Thomas Morse Aircraft Corp (1920-28) before joining Francis E. Cunningham and James C. Dryer to form Cunningham-Hall Aircraft Corp (1928-32, 1933-41). He left Cunningham-Hall to join Bell Aircraft Corp (1941-59) where he remained until he retired. Hall received over forty patents during his career, including a patent for a High Lift Wing which flew on Cunningham-Hall's entry in the Guggenheim Safe Airplane Competition of 1929.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Theodore A. Hall, gift, unknown, XXXX-0169, unknown

General
General
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Conditions Governing Use
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Repository Contact
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