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Box 6

 Container

Contains 18 Collections and/or Records:

Engineering Drawings, Papers, and Articles, 1941 - 1948

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1
Scope and Contents Series one has a strong focus on the unique air safety contributions Johnson made to aviation and aeronautical engineering. Included are Johnson's engineering drawings, papers he authored, various articles, biographical information, clippings, certificates, correspondence, manuals, memorandums, memoirs, "reading files," records, reports, and transcripts.Highlights of this series are Johnson's reports on "The National Army Air Maneuvers of 1931;" "Exposure - The Key to Flight...
Dates: 1941 - 1948

Papers, 1929 - 2008

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents The papers are from throughout Johnson's career. Some are aviation related articles collected by him, some are authored by Johnson. Key correspondence is also included.

Highlights of the papers are Johnson's reports on "The National Army Air Maneuvers of 1931;" "Exposure – The Key to Flight Safety," which includes Johnson's designs; all weather and landing techniques; ice accumulation studies/de-ice issues; and papers authored by Johnson and published in Air Transport.
Dates: 1929 - 2008

Standardized Verbal and Visual Signals For Use by Pilots on Large Airplanes, Report Number CX - 64, prepared by Ralph S. Johnson, Chief Test Pilot, United Air Lines, Inc. , November 1, 1944

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 67
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The papers are from throughout Johnson's career. Some are aviation related articles collected by him, some are authored by Johnson. Key correspondence is also included.

Highlights of the papers are Johnson's reports on "The National Army Air Maneuvers of 1931;" "Exposure – The Key to Flight Safety," which includes Johnson's designs; all weather and landing techniques; ice accumulation studies/de-ice issues; and papers authored by Johnson and published in Air Transport.
Dates: November 1, 1944

E-57-6, Society of Automotive Engineers, Aircraft Activity Committee (National), 1944 - 1946

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 68
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The papers are from throughout Johnson's career. Some are aviation related articles collected by him, some are authored by Johnson. Key correspondence is also included.

Highlights of the papers are Johnson's reports on "The National Army Air Maneuvers of 1931;" "Exposure – The Key to Flight Safety," which includes Johnson's designs; all weather and landing techniques; ice accumulation studies/de-ice issues; and papers authored by Johnson and published in Air Transport.
Dates: 1944 - 1946

Correspondence with W.A. Straith, Aero Insurance Underwriters on the hand signal, "Flaps Zero", May 1945

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 69
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The papers are from throughout Johnson's career. Some are aviation related articles collected by him, some are authored by Johnson. Key correspondence is also included.

Highlights of the papers are Johnson's reports on "The National Army Air Maneuvers of 1931;" "Exposure – The Key to Flight Safety," which includes Johnson's designs; all weather and landing techniques; ice accumulation studies/de-ice issues; and papers authored by Johnson and published in Air Transport.
Dates: May 1945

The Mail Must Go, delivered before the 25th anniversary dinner, first air mail flight, Cheyenne, Wyoming, September 8, 1945

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 70
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The papers are from throughout Johnson's career. Some are aviation related articles collected by him, some are authored by Johnson. Key correspondence is also included.

Highlights of the papers are Johnson's reports on "The National Army Air Maneuvers of 1931;" "Exposure – The Key to Flight Safety," which includes Johnson's designs; all weather and landing techniques; ice accumulation studies/de-ice issues; and papers authored by Johnson and published in Air Transport.
Dates: September 8, 1945

"The Flying Cadet (after 15 years), bits and pieces of information on what has happened to members of the Kelly Field Class of June 1931," compiled by W. McC. Wood, Draper, Virginia, February 1946

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 71
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The papers are from throughout Johnson's career. Some are aviation related articles collected by him, some are authored by Johnson. Key correspondence is also included.

Highlights of the papers are Johnson's reports on "The National Army Air Maneuvers of 1931;" "Exposure – The Key to Flight Safety," which includes Johnson's designs; all weather and landing techniques; ice accumulation studies/de-ice issues; and papers authored by Johnson and published in Air Transport.
Dates: February 1946

Press release, News Bureau, United Air Lines, Sperry-Equipped Plane , September 11, 1946

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 72
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The papers are from throughout Johnson's career. Some are aviation related articles collected by him, some are authored by Johnson. Key correspondence is also included.

Highlights of the papers are Johnson's reports on "The National Army Air Maneuvers of 1931;" "Exposure – The Key to Flight Safety," which includes Johnson's designs; all weather and landing techniques; ice accumulation studies/de-ice issues; and papers authored by Johnson and published in Air Transport.
Dates: September 11, 1946

Hughes, Albert D. Instruments Put Planes on Landing Beam. The Christian Science Monitor, p. 8A, September 14, 1946

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 73
Scope and Contents (Features Johnson and information on Sperry automatic flight instruments.)
Dates: September 14, 1946

Pilot's check list, correspondence from Vern L. Carstens, chief test pilot for Beech Aircraft Corporation to Mr. Dillard Walker, Plains Airways, August 29, 1946 in regards to edited check list., August 29, 1946

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 74
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The papers are from throughout Johnson's career. Some are aviation related articles collected by him, some are authored by Johnson. Key correspondence is also included.

Highlights of the papers are Johnson's reports on "The National Army Air Maneuvers of 1931;" "Exposure – The Key to Flight Safety," which includes Johnson's designs; all weather and landing techniques; ice accumulation studies/de-ice issues; and papers authored by Johnson and published in Air Transport.
Dates: August 29, 1946

Articles by Ralph S. Johnson published in Air Transport , 1947 - 1948

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 75
Scope and Contents (Many deal with all-weather landing descent.)
Dates: 1947 - 1948

"Reading File", July 1947

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 10
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 76
Scope and Contents (Includes correspondence, often dealing with obtaining air plane parts.)
Dates: July 1947

"Reading File", August 1947

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 11
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 77
Scope and Contents (Includes correspondence, often dealing with obtaining air plane parts.)
Dates: August 1947

Reading File , September 1947

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 12
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 78
Scope and Contents (Includes correspondence, often dealing with obtaining air plane parts.)
Dates: September 1947

"Reading File" , October 1947

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 13
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 79
Scope and Contents (Includes documents from Plainsair Survey Corporation.)
Dates: October 1947

"Reading File" , November 1947

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 14
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 80
Scope and Contents (Includes correspondence, often dealing with obtaining air plane parts and documents in regards to Plainsair Survey Corporation.)
Dates: November 1947

"Reading File" , December 1947

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 15
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 81
Scope and Contents (Includes correspondence, often dealing with obtaining air plane parts and documents in regards to Plainsair Survey Corporation.)
Dates: December 1947

Ralph S. Johnson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 25
Scope and Contents The Ralph S. Johnson papers document the pioneering aviation career of Ralph S. Johnson. Included among the papers are aeronautical engineering drawings done by Johnson, along with articles and papers authored by him. The newspaper clippings, awards, and honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Purdue University focus on the latter part of his career, as he was being recognized as an aviation pioneer. The biographical information was often collected and written by the authors, as a...
Dates: 1924 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1947