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G. Grahame Duce Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1987-005

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of G. Grahame Duce, President of Duce Aeronautical Research in Baltimore, Maryland. Included within the collection are various airplane notes and characteristics from 1920 to 1939, an approved aircraft index from 1947, and manuscript drafts of articles, some from 1947, discussing new paratroop devices, the fastest long-ranger, the Martin XB-48, the building of XB-48, airlines in the red, pilot judgment, air races, the Boeing XB-47, the jet pilot, and the future of jet planes.

Dates

  • 1920 - 1947

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

G. Grahame Duce was President of Duce Aeronautical Research, located at 2100 Mount Royal Ter. Apt. 6, Baltimore 17, Maryland.

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection includes the papers of president of Duce Aeronautical Research (Baltimore, Maryland). Includes typescript "Alphabetical Index of Approved Aircraft"; manuscript drafts of articles on pilot safety, paratroop devices, air races, Boeing XB-47 Stratojet, the future of jet pilots; and miscellaneous notes.

Arrangement

The papers are divided into twelve folders and are arranged in a roughly chronological order.

Source of Acquisition

The G. Grahame Duce Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1987.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the G. Grahame Duce Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the G. Grahame Duce Papers began in October, 2005 and was completed in October, 2005.

Title
A Guide to the G. Grahame Duce Papers 1920-1947
Status
Completed
Author
Gilbert Borrego
Date
2005 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-17: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308