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Finding Aid for the Alexander Klemin Papers, 1900-1950
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alexander Klemin Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1950
    Collection number: 843
    Creator: Klemin, Alexander, 1888-1950
    Extent: 233 boxes (116.5 linear ft.) 84 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Alexander Klemin (1888-1950) was the head of the Aeronautics Department at MIT (1917), head of the Guggenheim School of Aeronautics at New York University's College of Engineering (1925-45), and the author of Textbook Of Aeronautical Engineering, If you Want to Fly, Simplified Aerodynamics and Airplane Stress Analysis. The collection contains correspondence, lectures, reports, designs, photographs, patents, and related printed material concerning the technical and historical aspects of aeronautics, including the development of the helicopter and the gyroscope.
    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

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services 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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Kraus Periodicals, Incorporated, purchase, 1963.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alexander Klemin Papers (Collection 843). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Alexander Klemin was born in London, May 15, 1888; BS, London University, 1907; immigrated to the U.S., 1914; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1915; became a U.S. citizen while head of the Aeronautics Department at MIT, 1917; Officer-in-charge of the Research Department, Army Air Service, at McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio during World War I; head, Guggenheim School of Aeronautics at New York University College of Engineering, 1925-45; author of Textbook Of Aeronautical Engineering, If you Want to Fly, Simplified Aerodynamics, and Airplane Stress Analysis; technical editor, Aviation magazine, 1915-1917; member, Royal Aeronautical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers; died, 1950.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains correspondence, lectures, reports, designs, photographs, patents, and related printed material concerning the technical and historical aspects of aeronautics, including the development of the helicopter and the gyroscope. The collection comprises the professional papers of Alexander Klemin as well as materials used by him as a professor. Of note is an alphabetical subject index of more than 150,000 entries to articles about helicopters, aviation, and gyroscopes in many technical journals.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Lectures file.
    2. Helicopter file.
    3. Technical file.
    4. Research.
    5. Miscellaneous.
    6. Spin test.
    7. Helicopter patents.
    8. Klemin's subject index to articles in technical journals (card file).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Klemin, Alexander, 1888-1950--Archives.
    Aeronautical engineers--United States--Archival resources.
    Universities and colleges--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Aerodynamics--History--Sources.
    Aeronautics--History--Sources.