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Finding Aid for the Elizabeth Hiatt Gregory Collection of Material About American Aviation, 1900-1945
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Box 1, Folder 1

Aeronautical History.

Scope and Content Note

General articles on aviation progress including bibliographies, chronologies, and summaries.
Letters answering requests by Miss Gregory for information.
Box 1, Folder 2

Aircraft Companies--Boeing.

Scope and Content Note

Their planes and affiliation to United Airlines.
Box 1, Folder 3

Aircraft Companies--Lockheed.

Scope and Content Note

The Electra; the company magazines (2).
Jimmie Doolittle flying a Lockheed plane.
Box 1, Folder 4

Aircraft Companies--Douglas and others.

Scope and Content Note

The Douglas Sleeper; their affiliation with American Airlines Smaller companies.
Commericial flights to Bermuda, Alaska, and South America.
Box 1, Folder 5

Air Mail.

Scope and Content Note

History of air mail service and statistics.
Earl Ovington--first air mail pilot including letters from his wife to Miss Gregory; radio scripts.
Letters answering Miss Gregory's request for air mail information.
Box 1, Folder 6

Air Races.

Scope and Content Note

Review of air races up to 1936.
Belmont Park Race of 1910; National Air Race of 1936.
Racers winning the Thompson Trophy 1929 to 1936.
Vincent Bendix Trophy.
Box 2, Folder 1

Balloons--Early Ones.

Scope and Content Note

Early development of the balloon including its uses in the Civil War.
Thomas Baldwin--builder of the first dirgible balloon and his letters to Miss Gregory.
The first stratosphere balloon for the army.
Box 2, Folder 2

Balloons--Army and Navy.

Scope and Content Note

Its uses in World War I.
The Navy Blimps; the Army barrage balloons for national defense.
Box 2, Folder 3

Clipper Ships.

Scope and Content Note

The evolution of the China Clipper by Glenn L. Martin and the life of Martin.
A competitor, the Boeing 314 Clipper.
Letters answering Miss Gregory's request for information.
Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence on Lectures.

Scope and Content Note

Letters in response to Miss Gregory's invitation to hear her lectures.
Lecture programs.
Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence on Collection.

Scope and Content Note

Letters answering Miss Gregory's wish to sell part of her collection.
Miscellaneous correspondence--concerning Augustus Post, the Stinson family, etc.
Box 2, Folder 6

Glenn H. Curtiss.

Scope and Content Note

The achievements of Curtiss made in the field of aviation: inventor, designer, builder, and first licensed pilot.
The Curtiss airplanes.
A letter concerning Curtiss by Major William Hammer; several letters by or concerning his wife.
Famous Curtiss aviator--Bud Mars--photos and letters.
Box 2, Folder 7

Engines and Parts.

Scope and Content Note

A few photographs on the mechanical workings of a plane.
Box 2, Folder 8

Engineering Profession.

Scope and Content Note

The Curtiss-Wright Technical School of Aeronautics and its training program.
Box 2, Folder 9

European Aeronautics.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous material on what Europe is doing in the field of air travel; growth of British air power.
Box 2, Folder 10

Expeditions.

Scope and Content Note

Individual men who have made historic flights of unusual types: Commander Richard Byrd, Lincoln Ellsworth, Howard Hughes, Charles Lindbergh, Wiley Post, Kingsford-Smith and Roscoe Turner.
Box 3, Folder 1

Hindenburg.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and articles on the Graf Zeppelin, the first of the dirgibles, and its successor the Hindenburg showing its interior, passengers, and the famous destruction.
Box 3, Folder 2

Inventors up to the Wright Brothers.

Scope and Content Note

In order of their inventions: Leonardo Da Vinci, James Stringfellow, Hiram Maxim, Otto Lilienthal, Clement Ader, Octave Chanute, and Dr. Samuel Langley.
Box 3, Folder 3

Men of Aviation.

Scope and Content Note

General articles on the early birdmen of aviation and their planes.
Early attempts by aviators Thomas Baldwin, Andrew Houpert (including letter to Miss Gregory), Clifford B. Harmon, John Moisant, Louis Paulhan, P.G.B. Bud Morriss (including a series of letters to Miss Gregory).
Box 3, Folder 4

Models--Jimmie Allen Club.

Scope and Content Note

Boys entering model building contests.
A series of club newspapers for the year 1934-1935.
Box 3, Folder 5

Models--Junior Birdmen Club.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of models made by members, and competition material for model contests.
Box 3, Folder 6

Naval Aviation.

Scope and Content Note

This contains a series of articles explaining the organization of the air division, its progress, problems, the type of naval aircraft employed, and its position with the Army.
A letter to Miss Gregory from Captain Washington I. Chambers Book on Naval Institute Proceedings, April 1933.
Box 4, Folder 1

Parachutes.

Scope and Content Note

A brief history on the parachute including information on the Switlik Safety Chutes.
Woman jumper--Adeline Gray.
Box 4, Folder 2

Private Aircraft.

Scope and Content Note

Information concerning Beechcraft planes and other makes of private airplanes such as Lockheed, Northrop, Bellanca, Howard, and Taylor Cubs.
Articles on learning how to fly.
Box 4, Folder 3

Stunt Flyers.

Scope and Content Note

A series of stories on various air-devils such as Cliff Bergere, Kenneth B. Collings, Douglas Corrigan, and Lincoln Beachy.
Box 4, Folder 4

War Planes--World War I to 1935.

Scope and Content Note

Seven articles, some by Miss Gregory, on the influence of airplanes during wartime.
Several articles on Lieutenant Alan Winslow--first officer to down an enemy plane.
A bibliography of World War I photographs of aviation activities.
Box 4, Folder 5

War Planes, 1935 to World War II.

Scope and Content Note

The bombers of the war; bombadier school; aircraft carriers. Magazines during the war: RAF Aces, Air Progress, American Aviation, and Three Years of War.
Box 5, Folder 1

U.S. Department of Commerce.

Scope and Content Note

A set of photographs showing the governments inspection and affiliation with the aircraft industry.
Box 5, Folder 2

Women in Aviation, A - D.

Scope and Content Note

General introduction on the woman's part in aviation with a list of woman pilots and magazine reference guide.
Alphabetical order: Jean Batten, Nellie Bly, letter concerning Julia Clarke, Jackie Cochran, Mlle Daity, Mlle Helene Dutrieu, and Lady Drummond-Hay.
Box 5, Folder 3

Women in Aviation, E - M.

Scope and Content Note

Alphabetical order: Amelia Earhart, Ruth Elder (letter to Miss Gregory), Lady Mary Heath (two letters to Miss Gregory), Mrs. Maurice Hewlett, Alma Heflin, Mrs. Bennie Howard, Laura Ingalls, Mrs. Nancy Harkness Love, letter by Bella Landauer, Mrs. U.G. McQueen (letter to Miss Gregory), Matilde Moisant (two letters to Miss Gregory), Ruth Matthews, Frances H. Marsalis, Mlle Marie Marvingt, and Bernetta Miller (four letters to Miss Gregory).
Box 5, Folder 4

Women in Aviation, N - Z.

Scope and Content Note

Alphabetical order: Ruth Nichols (four letters to Miss Gregory), Phobe Omilie, Theresa Peltier, Harriet Quimby, Dr. Bessica Raiche (three letters from her husband, Frank (Francois) Raiche to Miss Gregory), Ruth Katheryn Rhodes, Miss Helen Richey, Elfrede Riolte, Baroness De La Roche, Blanche Scott, Eleanor Sears, Louise Thaden (Three letters to Miss Gregory), Lillian Todd, Mrs. Virginia Vanderbilt, and two miscellaneous pictures. Woman workers: the Woman's Army, aviation careers, and jobs in factories.
Box 5, Folder 5

Wright Brothers.

Scope and Content Note

Orville and Wilbur Wright's accomplishments at Kitty Hawk. Their invitation to the White House.
Articles on Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge--first air casualty; Walter Brookins--first Wright aviator.
Box 6, Folder 1

Miscellaneous Information.

Scope and Content Note

Aero Club of America with a book on its organization and four letters from Mr. Henry Woodhouse, associate editor.
Airports--Grand Central in Glendale and others.
Gliders and flying boats.
The uses of Seapak soundproofing in airplanes.
Operations manual--All American Aviation, Incorporated.