7 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910.

  1. Institute of the Aerospace Sciences archives, 1783-1962

    30,000 items. 182 containers plus 83 oversize. 80 linear feet. 4 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Historical records of the Institute of Aerospace Sciences. Biographical and corporate files including correspondence, memoranda, writings, reports, biographical data and sketches, genealogical records, financial reports, broadsides, charts, press releases, newspaper clippings, blueprints, cartoons, maps, aeromedical and aeronautical reproductions, airplane specifications, prints, engravings, illustrations, sketches, photographs, memorabilia, printed matter, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material relating to aviation and aeronautics collected and maintained by the institute prior to its merger with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  2. Tissandier collection on the history of aeronautics, 1539-1929

    8,000 items. 27 containers plus 17 oversize. 14 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of items gathered by Gaston Tissandier, an aeronaut and scientist, with additions by his brother, Albert Tissandier, an artist and aeronaut, and his son, Paul Tissandier, also an aeronaut. Includes the collection of J. F. Dupuis-Delcourt, an airship builder, brought together prior to 1860 and later purchased by Gaston Tissandier. Mostly in French, the collection pertains primarily to balloon flights of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but also includes material concerning early heavier-than-air flight and the aeronautical career of Gaston and Albert Tissandier as well as art work of Albert Tissandier.

  3. Octave Chanute papers, 1807-1955

    10,325 items. 46 containers plus 1 oversize. 17.4 linear feet. 25 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Civil engineer and aviation pioneer. The bulk of the collection relates to Chanute's experiments with gliders and his scientific and financial support of aeronautical pioneers. Other papers concern his career as a builder of railroads and his service as chief engineer of the Erie Railroad and railroads in Illinois and Kansas.

  4. A. Hildebrandt papers, 1826-1943

    9,000 items. 98 containers plus 1 oversize. 40 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    German author on aeronautical subjects, pioneer in aviation, and the first European to support the experiments of the Wright Brothers, full name: Alfred Louis Heinrich Hildebrandt. Correspondence, notes, diaries, clippings, scrapbooks, pamphlets, periodicals, books, maps and charts, pictures and photographs, and other material collected by Hildebrandt on the history and development of aviation, with the focus on Germany, including personal papers relating to his career as a pioneer and advocate of aeronautics.

  5. Abbott Lawrence Rotch papers, 1896-1912

    1,050 items. 4 containers plus 1 oversize. 1.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Meteorologist and balloonist. Correspondence, financial papers, photographs, writings, maps, tables, charts, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other material relating chiefly to Rotch's interest in meteorology and aeronautics.

  6. Louis-Pierre Mouillard papers, 1833-1987

    1,600 items. 6 containers. 2.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    French inventor and aeronautical pioneer. Certificates, correspondence, drawings, notes, photographs, printed matter, and writings relating primarily to Mouillard’s inventions.

  7. Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright papers, 1809-1979

    32,250 items. 120 containers plus 14 oversize. 61 linear feet. 15 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Aviation pioneers and inventors. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, business accounts, legal papers, minutes, reports, printed matter, photographs, blueprints, and scrapbooks relating primarily to the invention of the airplane and the development of aviation.