Finding Aid for the George H. Prudden Papers, 1910-1965

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1997
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Engineering and Technology --Aerospace Engineering Geographical (By Place) --United States (excluding California)

Finding Aid for the George H. Prudden Papers, 1910-1965

Collection number: 907

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 1997
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: George H. Prudden Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1910-1965
Collection number: 907
Creator: Prudden, George H., 1896-1964
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box 1 oversize folder
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: George H. Prudden (1896-1964) was a pioneer aviator and aircraft designer. He designed and built (with Bill Stout) the all-metal plane for the U.S. Navy and built the first internally-stressed wing. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, and photographs related to Prudden's career in aviation.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nancy Prudden, 1965.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George H. Prudden Papers (Collection 907). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2722994 

Biography

Prudden was born in Minnesota in 1896; attended University of Minnesota; designed and built (with Bill Stout) the all-metal plane for the U.S. Navy; developed his elastic center of inertia formula; built the first internally-stressed wing in the U.S.; organized the Prudden-San Diego Airplane Company, 1927, which later dissolved; designed and built Candler Field, Atlanta, Georgia; began work for the Lockheed Company, 1932; member and Vice President, Early Birds organization; died January 27, 1964.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, and photographs related to the career of pioneer aviator and aircraft designer George H. Prudden.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Arranged by subject.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Prudden, George H., 1896-1964--Archives.
Airplanes--Design and construction.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Flight Magazine. December 31, 1910.

Box 1, Folder 2

Photographs (1920-1956), including Stout Air Sedan, Lockheed.

Note

Most identified.
Box 1, Folder 3

Photographs (1920-1956), including Stout Air Sedan, Lockheed.

Note

Identified by Nancy Prudden.
Box 1, Folder 4

Photograph album (1929-1931).

Scope and Content Note

Early clay & plaster models of planes, Prudden Whitehead Monoplane factory, etc.
Box 1, Folder 5

Prudden Whitehead Monoplane. 1931.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, specifications, description in Flight Magazine, 1931.
Box 1, Folder 6

Photograph albums of Prudden All Metal Planes.

Physical Description: 2 vol.
Box 1, Folder 7

Photographs of early aviation, including Stout Air Pullman.

Box 1, Folder 8

Photographs--George Prudden.

Box 1, Folder 9

Photographs--early aviation, Lockheed.

Box 1, Folder 10

Letters of recommendation for George Prudden. 1926.

Physical Description: Original and photostat.
 

Speeches by George Prudden

Box 1, Folder 11

Plastics in aircraft tooling. 1943.

Box 1, Folder 12

What makes a good airplane. 1949.

Box 1, Folder 13

Inspection. 1951.

Box 1, Folder 14

Early aviation. 1951.

Box 1, Folder 15

Adam couldn't fly. 1953 and 1954.

Box 3, Folder 1

Quality control night. 1956.

Box 3, Folder 2

Early days of flying. 1956.

Box 3, Folder 3

Lockheed's fortieth anniversary. n.d.

Box 2

Scrapbook. 1912-1957.

Note

[Box 2 is an oversize flat box]
Box 3, Folder 4

Lockheed--letters and memos.

Box 3, Folder 5

Lockheed--press release re George Prudden.

Box 3, Folder 6

George Henry Prudden biographical sketch.

Box 3, Folder 7

George Henry Prudden by Nancy Prudden [Mrs. George Henry Prudden].

Box 3, Folder 8

University of Illinois fraternity certificate, Alpha Rho Chi. 1919.

Box 3, Folder 9

Obituaries.

Box 3, Folder 10

Prudden scholarship, University of California, Irvine.

Box 3, Folder 11

Clippings re George Prudden, Earl Prudden, Lockheed, etc.

Box 3, Folder 11

Tanforan Air Field. 1911, photo by Louis Renand(?).

Physical Description: 16 × 39.5.