Flying collection, 1919-1946.


Flying collection, 1919-1946.

The Flying collection, 1914-1946, undated, includes: clippings from newspapers and magazines; photographs; brochures; information about Dr. Hugo Eckener; Charles Lindberg and his flight to Paris; Admiral Byrd's flight to the South Pole; women pilots; zeppelins; plane crashes; various companies that manufactured planes or plane parts, including Buhl Aircraft Co., Fokker, Ford Motor Co., Kohler Corp.; and airlines, such as Detroit-Grand Rapids Air Line, Furniture Capital Air Service (Grand Rapids, Mich.), and Stout Airlines or Air Services, Inc. (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Also included are materials related to the Grand Rapids Air Fair of 1927; the Grand Rapids airport; the history of aviation in general; Heagle's pilot log book, 1927-1931; and Heagle's lessons from the Furniture Capital Air School (Grand Rapids, Mich.).

1.25 cubic ft. (in 2 boxes) : ill.


SNAC Resource ID: 7577220

Clarke Historical Library

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