Lawrence Leon Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0293
Creators:
Leon, Lawrence, 1889-1965
Dates:
1916-1923
bulk 1919-1923
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This scrapbook consists of clippings relating to Lawrence's early years, particularly his activities in South America between 1919 and 1923. Most of the clipping are from South American newspapers and are in Spanish and Portuguese. That material in the Biographical Files consists of larger format newspaper articles and copies of several letters of recommendation.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lawrence Leon (1889-1965) immigrated from his native Italy in 1913, and three years later received FAI Airplane Pilot Certificate #589 at Curtiss Field, Buffalo, NY. He served as flight instructor at the Curtiss School, Newport News, VA from Jan-Aug 1917, and as civilian instructor at various military schools until the end of World War I. In 1919 he traveled to Buenos Aries, Argentina as the representative for Curtiss Airplane Export Corporation and spent 13 years in South America as business representative and flight instructor for Curtiss. Following his return from South America, he continued with Curtiss until 1940 when he left to pursue unspecified business activities.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lucy Leon, gift, unknown, XXXX-0293, unknown

General
General
NASMrev

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

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flight training Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Curtiss Flying School -- Newport News, VA Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss Airplane Export Corporation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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