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Box 23


Contains 7 Collections and/or Records:

Photo Albums, Photographs, and Scrapbooks, 1924 - 2008

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 5
Scope and Contents The photo albums include an album featuring family, Purdue, and Post-Purdue events and memorabilia. One album titled, "Pictures and story of my trip to and eight months training as a flying cadet, at March Field, Riverside, California, June 22, 1930 – June 22, 1931," which includes descriptive text by Johnson. Another album, "Graduating at March Field," Riverside, California, 1931, includes certificate of graduation and program from graduation exercises, aerial shots taken over major cities...
Dates: 1924 - 2008

Photo Albums, Programs, Correspondence - Letters of Congratulations, and Miscellaneous Mementos, 1978 - 2008

 Sub-Series — Box: 23
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 5, Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Found in sub-series one are photo albums, programs, letters of congratulations, and miscellaneous mementos from key events in Johnson's career; "Tent Caterpillar Project," a family photo album featuring some of Ruth Johnson's certificates and awards; Johnson's National Aeronautic Association Elder Statesman of Aviation award; and an album from events surrounding Johnson's honorary doctorate from Purdue University.
Dates: 1978 - 2008

Album, "Tent Caterpillar Project," Clayton, New Mexico , July 1978

 Item — Box: 23, Item: 1
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 5, Sub-Series 1, Item 1
Scope and Contents (Includes photographs of project with notation: 14 twin engine aircraft, four single engine aircraft.)
Dates: July 1978

Family photo album , circa 1980s - 1990s

 Item — Box: 23, Item: 2
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 5, Sub-Series 1, Item 2

Album from events surrounding Johnson's honorary doctorate from Purdue University , 2008

 Item — Box: 23, Item: 4
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 5, Sub-Series 1, Item 4

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