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Box 2

 Container

Contains 19 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

National Advisory Committee For Aeronautics, list of aircraft circulars, beginning with No. 97 , 1929

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 1
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: 1929

Certificate declaring Ralph Samuel Johnson, Cadet Captain, Purdue University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, February 1, 1930

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 2
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 1, 1930

Biographical information and articles about Ralph S. Johnson (includes photograph of Johnson in front of Acacia House Fraternity at Purdue University), 1930s - 2000s

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 3
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: 1930s - 2000s

U.S. Mineral Survey, Doris Ruby Mining Group, circa 1930s

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 4
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: circa 1930s

Radio Procedure, Air Corps Primary Flying School, Department of Ground Instruction (includes telegraph codes), circa 1930s

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 5
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: circa 1930s

Sketches, circa 1930s and 1940s

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 6
Scope and Contents (Includes correspondence and engineering designs done by Johnson.)
Dates: circa 1930s and 1940s

Impact-Resistant Windshield Construction, George L. Pigman, Civil Aeronautics Administration and Development of Stall Warning Indicators, James George, Civil Aeronautics Administration, circa 1930s

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 7
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: circa 1930s

The National Army Air Maneuvers of 1931 (manuscript by Johnson), 1931

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 8
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: 1931

Various newspaper clippings related to aviation that Johnson collected , 1931 - 1935

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 9
Scope and Contents (Significant articles about plane crash that killed Will Rogers and Wiley Post, articles about other accidents and historical aviation events from the time period.)
Dates: 1931 - 1935

Certificate of technical training, Air Corps Technical School, Chanute Field, Illinois , June 30, 1933

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 10
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 10
Scope and Contents (Includes various documents from the United States War Department.)
Dates: June 30, 1933

"Airplane Accidents" , October 17, 1933 - May 4, 1937

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 11
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 11
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: October 17, 1933 - May 4, 1937

United Air Lines Inter-Company Correspondence; Subject: Weather Service - Reports, May 17, 1934

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 12
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 12
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 17, 1934

News release from Post Office Department in regards to air mail contracts, May 4, 1934

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 13
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 13
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 4, 1934

Proposed De-Icer, designed by Ralph S. Johnson, United Air Lines, April 19, 1934

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 14
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 14
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: April 19, 1934

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, list of reports with prices, March 1934

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 15
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 15
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: March 1934

Various newspaper clippings related to aviation that Johnson collected , 1935-2008

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 16
Identifier: MSA 25, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 16
Scope and Contents (Predominately from 1935, other odds and ends.)
Dates: 1935-2008

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