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John C. Franks Papers on the Civilian Pilot Training Program

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSP 171
The John C. Franks papers (1942-1945) include 15 photographs of Franks and a number of unidentified flight students.  The subjects of the pictures are the Purdue University Airport, flight students, and airplanes, including Weaver Aircraft Company of Ohio (WACO) aircraft.  Identifying information is included on the back of these photographs in the form of Post-It notes and this information has been compiled and included into the collection and this finding aid. (The Post-It notes have been removed from the pictures but are still in the collection.)  Also included are 3 newspaper clippings about Franks and 1 magazine cover.  These are all contained in 3 separate folders and located in 1 legal sized box.


  • 1942-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/12/2015


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University by deed of gift.


0.50 Cubic Feet

1 Mss box; 19 items; 15 photographs, 3 newspaper clippings, 1 magazine cover. other_unmapped


Photographs and a newspaper clipping documenting John C. Franks’ time as chief flight instructor for the Civilian Pilot Training Program at Purdue University.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by David C. Franks

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

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Processing Information

The photographs have been placed into protective sleeves and also the Post-It notes on the back sides of the pictures have been photocopied and removed.  They are now attached to the photocopied paper clipped to the image.  The newspaper clippings have been photocopied onto acid free paper and placed into protective sleeves.
John C. Franks Papers on the Civilian Pilot Training Program
Max Campbell
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States