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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
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Box 1, Folder 11
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Archival materials
Photos
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Paul Studenski Collection, Acc. 1989-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Text
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Correspondence and Legal Documentation

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1910
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Paul Studenski Collection, Acc. 1989-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence and Legal Documentation

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1911
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Correspondence and Legal Documentation

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1912
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Paul Studenski Collection, Acc. 1989-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence and Legal Documentation

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1913
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Correspondence and Legal Documentation

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1914
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1915
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Correspondence between Vera Zorn, Lee David Hamilton and Firm of Winer, Neuburger and Sive

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1971-1975
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Early Birds of Aviation, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
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Archival materials
Text
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Other Aviation Organizations

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
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Newspaper Clippings

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1912-1961
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Collection Citation:
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Scrapbook, Volume 2 (1 of 2)

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1915-1961
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Scrapbook, Volume 2 (2 of 2)

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1915-1961
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Scrapbook labeled Reminiscences of a Flier: To My Wife for Whom I Discontinued Flying; Paul Studensky

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box OS, Item 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
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Collection Citation:
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Photograph Mounted on Board labeled Hamilton's Accident

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box OS, Item 2
Type:
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Photos
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Collection Citation:
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Paul Studenski Collection

Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Names:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic Feet (1 box and 2 scrapbooks)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Date:
1887-1961
Summary:
This collection contains two scrapbooks and the personal papers of Dr. Paul Studenski, an early aviator who flew from 1910-1913. Born in St. Petersburg, Studenski studied law and medicine before earning the 292nd license from L'Aero Club de France. He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and exercised his prodigious flying skills as instructor, test pilot and exhibition pilot before retiring from flying to distinguish himself in the fields of economics and government service.
Scope and Content:
The Paul Studenski Collection (accession 1989-0012) contains approximately one cubic foot of material relating to the aviation career of this early pilot.
Arrangement note:
Container List: Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Aviation career and activities; Series III: Scrapbooks; Series IV: Oversized materials
Biographical/Historical note:
Paul Studenski was born November 13, 1887 and raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Possessed of great intellectual talent, Studenski studied law at the University of Saint Petersburg, Russia, from which he graduated in 1908. He then attended the Sorbonne in Paris for a year, where he became a medical student. Paris was then a particularly exciting place for a young man of energy and curiosity and after Louis Blériot flew the English Channel in 1909, Studenski's plans for the immediate future dramatically changed. He soon suspended his academic coursework and spent his entire inheritance in learning to fly.

Studenski enrolled at L'École Blériot in Étampes, France. He first soloed on November 8, 1910 and received the 292nd license from L'AŽro Club de France. After flying the experimental monoplane Gremaud at Pau throughout the winter of 1910-1911, he immigrated to the United States, where he showed himself to be an extremely versatile pilot, skilled with vastly dissimilar types of aircraft. After a stint of barnstorming, he accepted employment with the National Aeroplane Company, operating out of Galveston, Texas and Cicero, Illinois. For National, he served as instructor, test pilot and exhibition pilot. On March 17, 1912, he carried the first authorized mail in Texas, indeed the first air mail carrying flights in the South. In 1913, Studenski signed on with the Silver Lake Aviation Company, operating near Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Later that year, Studenski acceded to his wife Ester's request and retired from aviation. Although his aviation career spanned only four years, these were marked by skill and sound judgement.

Studenski returned to academe, attending New York University between 1915 and 1917. The next year he entered Columbia University, where he received a doctorate in 1921. The following years were spent in a highly regarded career in teaching and government service. He was to serve as Professor of Economics at New York University for many years, from 1927 to 1955. He followed this with a two year tenure as Director of the Albany Graduate Program in Public Administration. Subsequently, Paul Studenski served as Professor Emeritus of Economics at New York University and devoted more of his efforts to consulting work, advising many entities, including municipal commissions, various state and city governments, federal agencies and private organizations. Both President Franklin Roosevelt and New York Governor Thomas Dewey were to thank him for his efforts. Among the many books he authored were The Income of Nations and Financial History of the United States.

Paul Studenski was the a member of several associations relating to his careers in aviation and economics, including the Early Birds of Aviation, Inc. and the Long Island Early Fliers Club.

This accomplished pilot flew, during four scant years, Curtiss, Nieuport and Farman machines, the Beech-National biplane (at the time the largest airplane in the United States) and several Blériot models, including Earle Ovington's U.S. Air Mail Carrier No. 1. Paul Studenski, a gentle and accomplished man, pioneer aviator and fiscal expert, died November 2, 1961, while browsing in a bookstore.
Provenance:
Dr. Eugene Studenski and Dr. Vera Zorn, gift, 1988, 1989-0012
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Periodicals  Search this
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Flight training  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Citation:
Paul Studenski Collection, Acc. 1989-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0012
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Aviation Career and Activities

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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Collection Citation:
Paul Studenski Collection, Acc. 1989-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0012, Series 2
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Scrapbooks

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
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Archival materials
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Collection Citation:
Paul Studenski Collection, Acc. 1989-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0012, Series 3
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Oversized Materials

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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Collection Citation:
Paul Studenski Collection, Acc. 1989-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0012, Series 4
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