Audio-visual materials. 1915-1990s.


Audio-visual materials. 1915-1990s.

Mainly copies of photographs collected by the Metropolitan Airports Commission [MAC] from the private collections of Vince Doyle, Bill Ellis, and Noel Allard, and from the Minnesota Historical Society. Some but not all are identified with their original ownership. They are divided into four series: individuals, which are mainly MAC, Wold-Chamberlain Field, or Northwest Airlines employees and directors, including Charles Holman, or well-known visitors, including Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Bob Hope, Will Rogers, and Dean Martin; events and airport scenes; aircraft; and aerial views. The latter three are all arranged chronologically and are largely centered around Wold-Chamberlain Field. Included are views of the 1923 Wold-Chamberlain Field dedication; Howard Hughes' round the world flight refueling (1938); World War II military troops and aircraft; building construction, particularly the West Side and Lindbergh terminals; various airlines' terminal counters, hangars, and aircraft, particularly Northwest; airmail service; air crashes; DePonti Aviation Company, inc.; expansion, especially additional runways; the Navy Base; the 1930 visit of the Question Mark, the first plane flown non-stop from France to America; and refitting of Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle's B-25s prior to the raid on Tokyo (1942). Other sites documented include Holman Field, the city of Minneapolis, Mississippi River flooding in St. Paul, and Lake Elmo, Duluth, Flying Cloud, and Crystal airports.



SNAC Resource ID: 6647773

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