McCook Field Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0569
Creators:
Boyne, Walter J., 1929-
Dates:
1917-1977
bulk 1918-1930
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.64 Cubic feet
(2 records center boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of material collected by Walter J. Boyne in preparation for the writing of a series of articles about McCook Field. The collection consists of the following: numerous photographs, a small number of negatives, some technical notes and reports, correspondence, magazine clippings, a decal, publications, and several questionnaires. The photographic component consists of images of aircraft, both on the ground and airborne, as well as photos of parts of aircraft. In addition, there are photos of workers in the process of constructing airplanes and of crash tests and their results. A few personal photographs of members of the air crew can also be found within the collection. The questionnaires in the collection were created by Boyne and were sent in 1977 to various individuals who were connected with McCook Field in various capacities.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
McCook Field, established in Dayton, Ohio in 1917, was the first military aviation facility developed for research and experimentation in the United States. The testing of airplanes, including new experimental models, continued until 1927 when the facility was closed. Operations were subsequently moved to nearby Wright Field, which later evolved into the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1948.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Walter J. Boyne, gift, unknown, XXXX-0569, unknown

General
General
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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
Airplanes, Military -- Flight testing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military -- Research Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Negatives Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Boyne, Walter J., 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCook Field, Ohio Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright Field, Ohio Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio) 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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