France Field, Panama, Photographs [Abby Weed Grey]
Nine photographs taken by Abby Weed Grey (1902-1983) of aircraft at France Field, Panama, circa 1928. The collection includes a photograph of Charles Lindbergh and the "Spirit of St. Louis.
Charles Lindbergh Autographed Photograph
This collection consists of one 6 x 8 inch black and white photograph of Charles A. Lindbergh posed in front of the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis. The photograph is autographed by Lindbergh to "Captain Alan F. Winslow, Sincerely, Charles A. Lindbergh, Mexico City, Dec. 27, 1927."
Charles A. Lindbergh Dinner Menu
This collection consists of one menu (program booklet) from the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America, Inc. dinner held at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria on June 16, 1927, commemorating Charles A. Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight.
Donald A. Hall Interview
This collection consists of audio recordings and a transcript of an interview conducted by telephone with Donald A. Hall in 1967. The interviewer is Tom Leech who was working on behalf of the San Diego Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). During the interview, Hall discusses his …
Charles A. Lindbergh Banquet Program
This collection consists of an invitation to and a menu (program booklet) from the "WE" banquet sponsored by the Mayor's Committee on Receptions held at the Hotel Commodore in New York City on June 16, 1927, commemorating Charles A. Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh Sheet Music Collection
This collection consists of four pieces of sheet music for songs written in honor of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, all dating from 1927. The details of the sheet music is as follows: "Lindy," words and music by Daniel McLellan, a stylized drawing of an airplane in flight appears on the back cover …
Ryan Aircraft Photograph Collection
This collection includes 40 Ryan photographs with captions. Photos include: various stages of production, interiors of personal planes, aircraft flying and on the ground, and the aircraft being used as a recreational vehicle.
CAA/FAA Aircraft Registration Files Celebrity Aircraft
Federal Aviation Administration
bulk [ca. 1920s-1930s]
These are the original Aeronautics Branch, Department of Commerce (later Civil Aeronautics Administration and Federal Aviation Agency) aircraft registration files on sixteen (16) historically significant aircraft or pilots. Aircraft include the following: first aircraft registration issued; Curtiss Robin J NX9243 (Douglas Corrigan); Lockheed 10-E NR-16020 (Amelia Earhart); Travel Air Monoplane NX …
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
This collection consists of the corporate records of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Included in the collection are technical and engineering reports of Curtiss-Wright Airplane Division's operations in St. Louis (Robertson), MO (1935-1945) and Buffalo, NY, (1932-1945), as well as AAS Material Division and AAF Air Technical Services Command memorandum reports collected by Curtiss-Wright's St. Louis and Buffalo technical reference libraries. The collection also contains the files of Curtiss-Wright's Patent Department, which hold records of patents filed by Curtiss-Wright and patent-infringement cases involving Curtiss-Wright. Also included in the collection are specifications issued by and photos commissioned by the Keystone Aircraft Corporation (Huff-Daland Airplanes, Inc. until March 1927), which had been acquired by Wright in 1928 along with Loening Aeronautical Engineering Corp., and formed the Keystone Division of Curtiss-Wright until 1932 when Keystone's Bristol, PA factory closed its doors. The collection also contains financial records of the Curtiss-Wright Airports Corporation, which was liquidated in 1936, as well as an extensive negative collection featuring Curtiss-Wright aircraft from the 1930s and 1940s, concentrated especially on the war years.
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
This collection consists of first day air mail covers collected by pilot and philatelic enthusiast Basil Lee Rowe, predominantly during his career as an airline pilot for Pan American Airways (PAA) in the Caribbean area in the period 1927-1931. Collection includes covers carried by Charles A. Lindbergh in his Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" during his tour of the Caribbean in February 1928, and covers autographed by many of the early airline pilots who carried them, including Cy Caldwell, Edwin Musik, Caspar D. Swinson, Charles R. Parmelee, and Rowe himself.