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Clifford W. Henderson Collection on the National Air Races

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: hendcl0
Scope and Contents Clifford Henderson Collection on the National Air Races (1928-1936; 3 cubic feet) consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings of the 1928 National Air Races and Aeronautical Exposition, two autograph albums with comments and signatures of attendees from the 1929 and 1932 National Air Race competitions, and one photo album of the photographs from the 1929 races. Many of the notable pilots of the 1920s and 1930s are included in the collection, such as Pancho Barnes, Vincent Bendix, Amelia...

Doris Hurt Powers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 2
Scope and Contents The Doris Hurt Powers papers (1942 – 2008; 2 cubic feet) documents the student, aviation, and business activities of Doris Hurt Powers. Powers’ experience as a woman breaking into the male-dominated fields of engineering and aeronautics is well documented through autobiographical speeches and her memoir Nothing but Blue Skies. One strength of the collection are the speeches delivered by Powers that address the particular challenges and opportunities encountered...

Engineering Graphics and Descriptive Geometry records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 000EGDG1
Scope and Contents Materials relating to Engineering Graphics and Descriptive Geometry at Purdue University. Includes materials on the history of the Machine Graphics Department at Purdue. The collection includes various publications, reports, course manuals, work sheets, and other documents. Papers by Lillian Gilbreth, Paul Chenea, and H.H. Remmers are included. Please see PDF Finding Aid for collection inventory.

Eugene A. Cernan papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288
Abstract Personal papers, photographs, audiovisual materials and memorabilia documenting the life and career of astronaut Eugene A. Cernan.

George Palmer Putnam collection of Amelia Earhart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 9
Scope and Contents The George Palmer Putnam collection of Amelia Earhart papers (1785-1948; 31.1 cubic feet) documents the personal life, aviation career, and business activities of pilot Amelia Earhart. Types of materials include: advertisements, articles, artifacts, awards, blueprints, books, certificates, charts, commemorative coins, contracts, correspondence, data sheets, diagrams, ephemera, flight logs, licenses, maps, newspaper clippings, notebooks, notes, permits, photographs, poetry, postage stamps,...

James M. Johnson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 13
Scope and Contents The James M. Johnson papers, 1905-1953, document the career of pilot James Johnson (Jimmy Johnson) and his colleagues in early flight and aviation training. Most of the collection is made up of photographs. There are also newspaper clippings and three pilot's log books. The photographs show Johnson individually, Johnson standing with colleagues, Johnson in or near airplanes, and airplanes individually. Many of the photographs were taken at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio.

James R. Hansen papers on Neil Armstrong

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 183
Abstract Research materials, recorded interviews, and correspondence related to the writing and publication of First Man, the authorized biography of Neil Armstrong by James R. Hansen.

Jerome Goldman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 461

Joseph P. Minton collection of Purdue Aeronautics Corporation and Purdue Airlines Inc. historical material

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 257
Abstract Photographs, newspaper clippings, clippings about Hugh Hefner’s plane “Big Bunny” DC-9 housed at the Purdue University airport, Purdue Airlines annual reports and performance reports, 1969-1971, 1st working papers, and pages from Aviation Daily, relating to Purdue Airlines Incorporated and miscellaneous historical documents.

Mark Brown United States Space Shuttle Patches collection

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 274
Abstract Two Space Shuttle patches with certificates of authenticity, signed by Purdue alum and Mission Specialist, Colonel Mark N. Brown.  The patches include: Thirtieth Flight of the Space Shuttle, Columbia, August 8-13, 1989 and Forty-third Flight of the Space Shuttle, Discovery, September 12-18, 1991.  Also included is a copy of a letter from the donor, Curtis Haley to Ms. Flanary.

Neil A. Armstrong papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 5
Abstract This collection includes documents, coursework, working papers and subject files, correspondence, writings, speeches, photographs, and newspaper clippings related to Neil A. Armstrong's education, Navy career, training and career as a test pilot and astronaut, his career as a professor of engineering, and roles as advisor and participant for various commissions.

Purdue Air Race Classic Team papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 54
Abstract The papers feature Purdue Air Race Classic team photographs, clippings, correspondence, general race information; including participant lists and race results, Purdue team updates provided throughout the races and Air Race Classic programs which document Purdue’s involvement in the races from 1994 – 2005.  The papers also contain numerous clippings about the tragic plane crash that occurred at the Purdue Airport in September 1997, which killed Purdue Air Race Classic team member, Julie Swengel,...

Ralph O. Brown papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 180
Abstract Flight logs, aerial photographs and negatives of Northern Indiana farms, churches, schools and businesses, clippings, business records, homemade aerial photography equipment and miscellaneous items used in Indiana pilot Ralph Brown’s aerial photography and survey business. Also includes Brown’s personal journal, which contains stories, including, “My First Solo Flight, and “Flying Dangerous or Not?”

Ralph S. Johnson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 25
Abstract Engineering drawings, articles, papers, newspaper clippings, awards, honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Purdue University, memoirs and biographical information, along with photographs, albums and scrapbooks which document the pioneering aviation career of Ralph S. Johnson.

Richard C. Roberts papers on Saturn V Component Testing

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 299
Abstract Two engineering test reports with related 8” x 10” photographs and one NASA publication; Saturn Illustrated Chronology, documenting Richard C. Roberts’ component testing on Saturn V.

Richard (Dick) G. Strippel Research and Writings on Amelia Earhart

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 204
Abstract This collection contains research and reference files, correspondence, manuscripts, publication records, photographs, and oversized materials related to the writing and publication of Amelia Earhart: the myth and the reality…

Roger B. Chaffee letter and postcard

 Collection — Box: 1/2 letter mss box
Identifier: MSA 282
Abstract Roger Chaffee personally signed letter with letter from Martha Chaffee on reverse, and postcard from Iceland

Sandor "Alex" Kvassay papers and collection of Aviation Stamps

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 144
Abstract This collection is primarily comprised of aviation-related stamps and first day covers from around the world. The collection spans the 20th-century but includes examples of 19th century balloon airmail.  Just a few of the countries represented are Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Italy, North and South Korea, Great Britain, the United States, and Vietnam. Included are stamps from Africa, Asia, North, South and Central America, Australia, Antarctica, and many more places. ...

Toni Mayo papers and research files for "Defining Flight"

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 181
Abstract Documentation and research notes from twenty personal narratives of Huntington County, Indiana pilots and aviatrixes who flew during the early to mid-twentieth century. The research notes from oral histories were used by Toni Mayo in the compilation of her master’s thesis and book, Defining Flight.

Totsye Harper Winslow collection on the Curtiss-Wright Cadettes

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 195
Abstract The collection includes photographs, programs, newsletters, and papers documenting the role and history of the Curtis-Wright Cadettes at Purdue and in the Curtis-Wright Corporation during World War II.

Wilmer and Mildred Stultz papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 209
Abstract The papers contain artifacts, books about Amelia Earhart, photo albums featuring the career, family, friends and lives of the Stultzes, a program from an Earhart lecture, and a shadowbox containing memorabilia from Stultz’s transatlantic flight aboard the “Friendship” with Amelia Earhart and Louis Gordon in 1928.

Wilmer Stultz papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 38
Scope and Contents The Wilmer Stultz Papers (1927-1928; 0.5 cubic feet) document Wilmer Stultz’s role as pilot in the 1928 transatlantic flight aboard the “Friendship” Fokker airplane. Types of materials in the papers include a flight plan, photograph, contract, letter, and Stultz’s pilot’s license.

Zelda Gould collection of Amy Otis Earhart correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 79
Abstract Correspondence from Amy Otis Earhart (mother of Amelia Earhart) to Zelda Gould (75 letters), photographs (5), and 3 issues of The Centerville Crusader. There are some newspaper clippings among the letters.

Zoe Dell Nutter papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 81
Scope and Contents This collection contains aviation-related serial publications, copies of photographs, National Aviation Hall of Fame programs, and clippings pertaining to the life of aviatrix Zoe Dell Nutter.

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