Colonel Theodore C. Macauley Avaition Training Schools Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0326
Creators:
Macaulay, Theodore C., 1887-1965
Dates:
1910-1918
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.61 Cubic feet
(2 flatboxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
His scrapbook consists of photos gathered by Colonel Theodore C. Macaulay before and during the First World War. The photos document the various aviation training schools at which Macaulay taught including the San Diego Curtiss Flying School (1912-1914); the Royal Canadian Air Force flying school at Toronto (1914-1915); Curtiss School, Newport News, VA (1915-1916); U.S. Army Signal Corps flying training schools at Rockwell Field (San Diego) and Talieferro Field (Fort Worth) (1917-1918). Most of the photos are uncaptioned.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Theodore C. Macaulay (1887-1965) was a aviation instructor, test pilot and military aviator. He joined the Curtiss Company in 1912 and he attended flight instruction at the Curtiss School in San Diego, California in 1913. In May of 1913, Macaulay obtained his F.A.I. pilot license and continued his association with the Curtiss Company by holding a variety of instructor positions at Curtiss Company schools, as well as test pilot positions for the Curtiss Company. In 1916, Macaulay left the Curtiss Company to accept a position as one of the first civilian instructors at the newly established US Signal Corps Aviation School in Chicago, IL. During the Spring of 1917 Macaulay was transferred to Rockwell Field, San Diego, California were he was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the Signal Corps, and rapidly advanced to the rank of Major. He remained in the Air Service following World War I and during World War II he was made a Colonel and assisted in the preparation of Air Service requirements.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No donor information, gift, unknown, XXXX-0326, unknown

General
General
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Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Use
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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
World War, 1914-1918 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Macaulay, Theodore C., 1887-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss Flying School -- San Diego, CA Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Royal Canadian Air Force Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss Flying School -- Newport News, VA Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Signal Corps Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockwell Field, San Diego, CA Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Talieferro Field, Fort Worth, TX 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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