2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Aircraft accidents.

  1. L'Aerophile collection, 1876-1949

    152 boxes. 15,000 items. -- Science Section, Researcher Engagement and General Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Correspondence, blueprints and manufactures information for early French and foreign aircraft and dirigibles, reports of accidents involving flyers and balloonists, World War I aerial photographs and intelligence reports, a series of French cartoons, drawings, graphs, charts, diagrams of equipment, maps, newspapers, printed material, and photographs. The materials in the collection were evidently assembled by staff of the magazine L’Aerophile which was published by Georges Besançon in collaboration with Union Aérophile de France. Subjects include aeronautics chiefly in Europe and the U.S., aeronautics corporations, air shows, aviators, balloons, bombs and missiles, commercial airlines, dirigibles, gliders, hydroplanes, medical aviation, military aeronautics, model aircraft, parachutes, propellers, record flights, and research and testing of aircraft. Individuals represented include Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold, Georges Besançon, Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, and William "Billy" Mitchell.

  2. Photograph album on early aviation owned by the family of Ian Hornak

    1 album containing 172 photographs, 8 newspaper clippings, 5 autographed papers, 1 photomechanical print, 1 pin, and 1 baseball ticket ; album 21 x 56 cm.. -- Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    The album documents early aviation and includes photographs of aviators Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart as well as other well-known figures of the twentieth century including Henry Ford, President Calvin Coolidge, President William H. Taft, Jack Dempsey, Albert Einstein, Lowell Thomas, the 1934 Detroit Tigers baseball team, and others. Multiple images of the Spirit of St. Louis plane and other aircraft and airfields are also present.

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