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Newspaper Articles - Ohio

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1913
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Newspaper Articles - Midwest

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
October 1912
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Newspaper Articles

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1913
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Newspaper Articles

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1914
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Newspaper Articles - Diamond

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Text
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Newspaper Articles - Death of Cooke

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
September 6, 1914
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Newspaper Articles - Benjamin Noonan Plane

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1947
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Newspaper Articles - Curtiss, Ely, Huff, Turpin

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Text
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Newspaper Article - "Air Trophies Given Museum"

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
June 1, 1948
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Photographs (1 of 4)

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Photographs (2 of 4)

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Photographs (3 of 4)

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Photographs (4 of 4)

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Program and Ticket for 3rd International Aviation Meet, Oakland, February 1912; Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Miscellaneous Materials

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Original Newspaper Articles

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Photograph and Broadside Posters

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Weldon B. Cooke Collection

Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Names:
Weldon B. Cooke Aeroplane Co.  Search this
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Photographs
Date:
1911-1948
bulk 1911-1914
Summary:
The Weldon B. Cooke Collection consists of newspaper articles and photographs relating to Cooke and the various aircraft he built or flew, including the Diamond, Wiseman-Cook, Sandusky Tractor, and Aeromaid aircraft. There are also severala few broadsides from events Cooke participated in, along with a program and ticket from the "3rd International Aviation Meet, 1912."
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of newspaper articles and photographs relating to Cooke and the various aircraft he built or flew, including the Diamond, Wiseman-Cook, Sandusky Tractor, and Aeromaid aircraft. There are also a few broadsides from events Cooke participated in, along with a program and ticket from the "3rd International Aviation Meet, 1912."

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
The Weldon B. Cooke Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Weldon B. Cooke (1884-1914) was a flying pioneer involved in aviation as a pilot, mechanic, and builder. Cooke graduated from the California School of Mechanical Arts and the College of Electrical Engineering, University of California. In 1910, he built a Montgomery-type glider, and during the summer of 1911 he taught himself to fly in a Curtiss-type biplane: the Diamond. In this aircraft, Cooke became involved with exhibition flying and participated in several air meets, including the 1912 Los Angeles meet. Cooke soon become involved in building aircraft, beginning with his rework of an aircraft which had been built by Ben Noonan, Don Prentiss, and Fred Wiseman: the "Wiseman-Cooke." In this aircraft, Cooke participated in exhibition flying and carried the first official mail at Eureka, CA in 1912. Late in 1912, he left the exhibition flying business to form the Weldon B. Cooke Aeroplane Company in Sandusky, Ohio, where he built a Tractor Biplane Flying Boat. He left Ohio to assist with the operation of the Benoist Company's early St. Petersburg-Tampa passenger air-boat line. He returned to his Sandusky company in 1914, but the company soon became bankrupt. Cooke then returned to California, where he become involved with Silas Christofferson's airline between Oakland and San Francisco, piloting the Christofferson Flying Boat, Aeromaid. Following his time with Christofferson, Cooke returned to exhibition flying, and died in 1914 during an exhibition flight held at the Pueblo Colorado Fair Grounds.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Almarose Cooke Worden, gift, 1997, 1998-0001.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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Topic:
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Cooke Aircraft Family  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Air mail service  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Christofferson Aircraft Family  Search this
Wiseman-Peters #2 Biplane  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Photographs
Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0001
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Newpaper Articles, Aviation License

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
January 13, 1912
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Newspaper Articles - Eureka, California Flights

Collection Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
April 1912
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Collection Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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