Aviation Brochures and Pamphlets Collection,
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a variety of printed materials relating to the first half-century of aviation. The collection consists largely of promotional materials published and distributed by manufacturers of airplanes and airplane parts. Represented in the collection are such well-known companies as Boeing, Lockheed, and Cessna, but the collection also holds materials from a number of lesser-known and/or defunct businesses. The collection includes material dating to the first decade of aviation, including a 1911 White Aeroplane Company catalog; more heavily represented is the World War II era. Most of the materials are from companies based in the United States, but the collection also contains materials from European companies. In addition to the promotional materials are a few periodicals (including an issue of Contact, published by the Women's National Aeronautical Association) and a menu from a 1932 dinner honoring Amelia Earhart.
- 1910 - 1958
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for 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 (email@example.com or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.
0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)
This collection is a collection of printed materials relating to the first half-century of aviation, consisting mostly of promotional materials from various manufacturers. Also contains a few periodicals (including an issue of Contact, published by the Women's National Aeronautical Association), and a menu from a dinner honoring Amelia Earhart.
The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by title of publication.
Source of Acquisition
The Aviation Brochures and Pamphlets Collection was purchased in 1994. Materials from an undated acquisition were added to the collection in 2016.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Aviation Brochures and Pamphlets Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Aviation Brochures and Pamphlets Collection commenced and was completed in February, 2016.
- A Guide to the Aviation Brochures and Pamphlets Collection, 1910-1958
- John M. Jackson
- 2016 (CC0 1.0)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- 2020-09-22: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
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