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The Materials of Harold DeWolf Kantner 1886-1973 SDASM.001
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note

  • Title: The Personal Collection of Harold DeWolf Kantner 1886-1973
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.001
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.2 Linear feet 3 manuscript boxes
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1912-1973
    Date (inclusive): 1892-1973
    Location note: San Diego Air & Space Museum
    Abstract: This collection contains the personal papers of Harold DeWolf Kantner. Kantner was an early aviation pioneer who did a lot of work with flying boats.
    creator: Kantner, Harold DeWolf, 1886-1973

    Biographical/Historical note

    Harold DeWolf Kantner spent his life in aviation in a variety of roles. He attended the Moisant School of Aviation in 1911 and received license no. 65. He went on to fly, test, design and build planes as well as instructing others on flying. He also designed an outboard hydroplane that won many regattas. During World War II Kantner worked for Consolidated Vultee in San Diego as a design engineer. Kantner was a longtime member of the Early Bird organization.

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection covers the aviation career of Harold DeWolf Kantner. The collection includes correspondence, telegrams, documents, memorabilia and newspaper articles from throughout Kantner’s aviation career. There are also numerous photographs from Kantner’s personal collection.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Item], The Personal Collection of Harold DeWolf Kantner, Archives, San Diego Air & Space Museum

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Early Bird Society.