Wright Brothers Medal Presentation Scrapbook
This scrapbook is one of three prepared by the Aero Club of America in honor of the presentation of the Aero Club of America medals to Orville and Wilber Wright by President William Howard Taft. The book consist of photos, editorials, articles, and cartoons published on 16 June 1909, the day of …
Wright Brothers Collection
This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Wright brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract.
Marcia Oakes Woodbury papers
Journals; sketchbooks; writings; correspondence documenting Woodbury's work, travels in the Netherlands, and ideas on art.
Orville and Wilbur Wright Memorabilia Collection
The collection contains letters, telegrams, brochures, photographs and miscellaneous ephemera pertaining to Orville and Wilbur Wright. Included with the correspondence are letters written to William J. Hammer, who was an aeronautical pioneer and associated with the Wright Brothers, as well as other individuals including C. R. Peterkin. Additional items are …
Orville Wright Letters to Grandnephew Milton Wright
This collection consists of two letters, a news clipping, and a small note sent by Orville Wright to his grandnephew Milton Wright in which Orville relates his opinion of modern art.
Frederick J. Wiseman Autographed Postcards
Frederick J. Wiseman (1875--1961) was an early California aviator and one of the designers of the Wiseman-Peters (later named Wiseman-Cooke) Biplane. This collection consists of two autgraphed postcards, both featuring an inset portrait of Frederick J. Wiseman and a view of the Wiseman-Peters #2 Biplane (Wiseman-Cooke Biplane).
James Means Collection
James Means (1855-1920) was an American industrialist who sacrificed his business to devote himself to the promotion of aviation. The collection consists of correspondence, publications, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Wright (Brothers) Flight Logs
This collection consists of a series of 68 "Field Reports" completed by Frank T. Coffyn logging flight activities of Wright (Brothers) aircraft, for the period from May 5, 1910, through February 24, 1911
D. Ward King Road Grader Collection
Photographs, publications and correspondence related to D. Ward King's invention the King Road Drag, or the Split-Oak drag, which improved rural travel in the early 20th century by introducing a simple design and low-effort system for grading poor-quality roads. The King Road Drag was promoted heavily across the United States and Canada via the "Good Roads Campaign" originally sponsored by the railroad companies in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Viktor Schreckengost papers
The scattered papers of industrial designer Viktor Schreckengost measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1933 to 1995. Largely, this selection of papers deals with Schreckengost's dinnerware design career, specifically with the American Limoges pottery firm of Sebring, Ohio. Found is correspondence with the American Limoges China Company and the Crockery and Glass Journal; printed materials featuring his designs; a photo of Schreckengost and his ceramics; sketches and large-scale renderings of dinnerware; and three VHS videocassettes. One videocassette dates from 1993 and contains an interview of Viktor and Don Schreckengost, a 1994 videocassette concerns the history of Schreckengost's art, and a third tape contains a slide show.