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Guide to the Wings of History Aerial Photographic Collection (1936-1941) MSS.2011.12.01
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  • Preferred Citation
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  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Wings of History Aerial Photographic Collection,
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2011.12.01
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.77 linear feet; 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1941
    Abstract: The Wings of History Aerial Photographic Collection contains photographic negatives and prints of aerial images of San Francisco, Santa Clara Valley and Monterey Bay communities. Towns, prominent buildings and landmarks in Santa Clara Valley and San Francisco are represented. Of these, some of the structures of note include the Lick Observatory, Agnew State Mental Hospital – East Area, Alum Rock Natatorium, Spartan Stadium and the bridges of San Francisco.
    Physical Location: Vault 2, Room 272, Bay 6, Shelf 3

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Wings of History Collection Aerial Photographic Collection (1936-1941), MSS-2011-12-01, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Milton Solórzano. Finding aid encoded in Archivist Toolkit. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

    Organizational History

    The Wings of History Museum of San Martin, California began as the Northern California Antique Aircraft Association in 1962. A local flight club, the NCAAA organized a local fly-in which has in 30 years become the Watsonville Fly-in and Air Show. Proceeds from the fly-in were used to purchase the land and build facilities for what is now the Wings of History Musuem.
    Citation: 'About the Museum,' Wings of History Musuem website, accessed 2/6/13, http://www.wingsofhistory.org/index.php/the-museum/about-the-museum

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Wings of History Aerial Photographic Collection, 1936-1941 contains photographic negatives and prints of aerial images of San Francisco, Santa Clara Valley and Monterey Bay communities. Towns, prominent buildings and landmarks in Santa Clara Valley and San Francisco are typical targets, and of note are prominent institutional structures such as the Lick Observatory, Agnew State Mental Hospital – East Area, Alum Rock Natatorium, Spartan Stadium, Golden Gate Exposition and the bridges of San Francisco.

    Arrangement

    This single series collection is arranged chronologically: Series I, Title Aerial photography of San Francisco and Monterey Bays, 1936-1941

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Wings of History Museum.
    Agnews State Hospital (San Jose, Calif.)
    Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)—1930-1940
    Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)
    Lick Observatory
    Monterey County (Calif.) -- Aerial photographs
    San Francisco (Calif.) -- Aerial photographs
    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Aerial photographs
    San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Oakland and San Francisco, Calif.)
    San Jose State University (Calif.)
    Santa Clara County (Calif.)