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Box 8

 Container

Contains 7 Collections and/or Records:

Aviation Career, 1918 - 1997

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 3
Scope and Contents This series encompasses Cornish's extensive career in aviation following World War One with his work at Aereco Flying Service, manager of the Paul Baer Municipal Airport in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and after World War Two as the first director of the Aeronautics Commission of Indiana. Also included are events Cornish participated in, aviation groups he was a member of, anniversary flights, and awards and accolades. Types of materials include photographs, correspondence, documents, clippings,...
Dates: 1918 - 1997

Ruth Ann Ingraham Materials on Clarence Frank Cornish, 1920 - 2018

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 5
Scope and Contents This series consists of a variety of materials Cornish's daughter, Ruth Ann Ingraham, compiled such as biographical files, photographs, clippings, and materials Ingraham used for research for her publication on her father. The original order of these materials are present, including numbering done by Ingraham for placement of photographs in her book, "'Cap' Cornish, Indiana Pilot, Navigating the Century of Flight." Digital files include interviews Ingraham and Mark Copple conducted with...
Dates: 1920 - 2018

Awards and Accolades, 1926 - 1997

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 3, Subseries 5
Scope and Contents This subseries includes awards, certificates, and framed objects that Cornish received over his extensive career and numerous accomplishments as a pilot. His posthumous induction into the International Forest of Friendship occurred in 1997. Of note is his Guinness World Record award for being the oldest actively flying pilot at the age of 96 years, 279 days as of August 16, 1995.
Dates: 1926 - 1997

World War One and Army Reserves, 1917 - 1940

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 2, Subseries 1
Scope and Contents This subseries includes documents, photographs, clippings, artifacts, manuals, and correspondence from Cornish's service in World War One and with the Army Reserves. Artifacts include a military service flag and a sewing kit. Other items of note are correspondence to family during World War One depicting his first flight and the Spanish flu epidemic, photographs and clippings from his early years serving in the military, and a military service flag from World War One.
Dates: 1917 - 1940

Personal Files, 1908 - 1996

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 1
Scope and Contents This series includes photographs, clippings, documents, and papers related to Cornish's early life and work outside of aviation. Of note are autobiographies Cornish wrote about various events in his life, his collection of first day covers and aviation stamps, and documents on his early work with radios.
Dates: 1908 - 1996

Military Career, 1917 - 1972

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 2
Scope and Contents This series includes documents, correspondence, photographs, clippings, and artifacts related to Clarence Frank Cornish's time served in World War One, his work with the Army Reserves, service with the Army Air Forces for World War Two, and his retirement. Of note are letters Cornish wrote home while at camp during World War One depicting his first flight, growing interest in flying, and mention of the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, in addition to artifacts such as military pins and a...
Dates: 1917 - 1972

World War Two and Retirement, 1924 - 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 2, Subseries 2
Scope and Contents This subseries includes correspondence, documents, photographs, clippings, and artifacts from Cornish's service in World War Two and the years leading up to his retirement in 1958. Artifacts included are various military pins from the entirety of his military career. Other items of note are correspondence from his service as the Chief of the Flight Operations division in Washington D.C. during World War Two, his military personnel file, and newspapers from World War Two depicting the United...
Dates: 1924 - 1972