Morgan Glenn Norton papers, 1927-1949

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Morgan Glenn Norton papers
Date (inclusive): 1927-1949
Collection number: 1172
Creator: Morgan Glenn Norton, 1893-1973.
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Morgan Glenn Norton was a Southern California based aviator and aircraft inspector who served as Supervisor of Final Inspection on aircrafts at Lockheed between ca. 1941-1945. The collection consists of papers relating to the operation of aircraft, including civil aeronautics manuals, flight logs, operating handbooks and manuals, correspondence, World War I era photographs (mostly of war-damaged buildings), blueprints, and notes.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Ruth Norton, August 1976.

Processing Note

Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Morgan Glenn Norton papers (Collection 1172). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Morgan Glenn Norton was a Southern California based aviator and aircraft inspector. He held a Civil Aeronautics Administration A & E License, as well as a Commercial Pilot Certificate. He served as Supervisor of Final Inspection on aircrafts at Lockheed between ca. 1941-1945.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of papers relating to the operation of aircraft, including civil aeronautics manuals, flight logs, operating handbooks and manuals, correspondence, 10 World War I era photographs (mostly of war-damaged buildings), 2 blueprints, and notes.

Organization and Arrangement

Materials in this collection are organized into three boxes. The first box contains manuals for flight instructions and regulations. The second box holds Lockheed training material and flight logs. The third box contains personal papers, including a collection of WWI photographs, brochures, notes, letters, aircraft specifications and regulations, blueprints, and memoranda.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Norton, Morgan Glenn--Archives.
Aeronautics.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuals (Handbooks)

Items Removed from the Collection

Three books related to the Santa Fe Railroad were removed and added to Collection 343, A Collection of Material about the History of the Santa Fe Railroad, 1850-1951  .

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Civil Aeronautics manual and regulations. 1941-1946.

Box 1, Folder 2

Lockheed Constellation airplane erection and maintenance instructional manual. November 15, 1945.

Box 1, Folder 3

B-17F pilot's handbook of flight operating instructions. December 25, 1942.

Box 1, Folder 3

Lockheed memo regarding operating instructions. dated February 5, 1941.

Box 1, Folder 4

War Department Manual Instrument Flying Training. June 18, 1942.

Box 2, Folder 1

Lockheed P-38G, P-38H, F-5 first production test procedures. ca. May 1943.

Box 2, Folder 2

Lockheed Aircraft Service Training course outlines and Civil Aeronautics Board Civil Air Regulations. ca. 1945 .

Scope and Content Note

(Air Traffic Rules, Pilot Certificates, General Operation Rules).
Box 2, Folder 3

Lockheed instructional manual on writing reports, notes, receipt, draft of letter to L. G. Holoubek at Lockheed. January 29, 1944..

Box 2, Folder 4

Log of co-pilot time and instructions for pilot checks. ca. October 1942 to May 26, 1944.

Box 2, Folder 5

Ship and engine aircraft log book. ca. 1930-1936.

Box 2, Folder 6

Flight logs . (1944-1945).

Scope and Content Note

  • circular from Naval Department
  • memo from department of air commerce
  • blank application for employment at Northrop
  • Lockheed pilot's pocket manual
  • list of license numbers
  • Weekly Notice to Airman from Department of Commerce Civil Aeronautics Administration, vol. 12, no. 39, March 1, 1945
  • instructions for model plane of Lockheed transport craft
  • meteorology tests.
Box 2, Folder 7

Blank flight log.

Box 3, Folder 1

Personal papers. (ca. 1927-1949) .

Scope and Content Note

consisting of:
  • Postcard of United Airlines Mainliner; compass course protractor
  • letter from Bureau of Air Commerce
  • Lockheed Douglas papers and log sheets include airplane specifications, recommendation letter for Northrop Aeronautical Engineering course, notice of termination, photos of flying boat
  • blueprints of wing construction
  • notes
  • birthday card
  • engine inventory for a Gnôme type N engine
  • float recommendations for land planes
  • copy of letter to L.G. Holoubek from Norton, January 29, 1944 (draft of this in 2 3)
  • copies of letter to Charles E. Garwood from Norton dated January 16, 1942, suggesting that Lockheed require inspectors to hold aircraft licenses.
Box 3, Folder 2

Collection of World War I photographs.

Scope and Content Note

including
  • images of destruction of St. Quentin Cathedral, France
  • battle of Verdun
  • the blasting of a church in Proyart, France
  • soldier posing next to German big gun
  • Moselle and Rhine River in Coblens [sic] (Koblenz), Germany
  • American assault shows soldiers in the battle field
  • big gun emplacement from which Meaux was bombarded close to Château-Thierry
  • burned English tank and soldiers.
Box 3, Folder 3

Edo Float aircraft brochures. ca. 1936.

Box 3, Folder 4

Notes. ca. 1940s.

Box 3, Folder 5

Small notebook with Morse code alphabet, instructions for splicing flexible wire cables using the nicopress method, Department of Commerce Civil Aeronautics Administration regulations. ca. 1940s.

Box 3, Folder 6

Notebook with exercises on calculating for navigation. ca. 1930s.

Box 3, Folder 7

Notebook with notes, calculating rules. ca. 1940s.