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Travel Air Negatives

Creator:
Travel Air Manufacturing Co.  Search this
Names:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Travel Air Manufacturing Co.  Search this
Beech, Walter  Search this
Cessna, Clyde  Search this
Stearman, Lloyd, 1898-1975  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Photographs
Negatives
Date:
1925-1942
bulk 1925-1929
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of negatives and photographs relating to Travel Air. The material includes a history of Travel Air written in 1929, as well as several magazine articles about the company. The bulk of the material consists of photographs of commercial aircraft manufactured by Travel Air.
Biographical / Historical:
Travel Air Company was founded in Wichita, KS, in 1925 by Walter Beech, Llloyd Stearman, and Clyde Cessna. Although Stearman and Cessna left in 1927 to found Stearman Company and Cessna Aircraft Company, respectively, by 1929, Travel Air was the largest producer of commercial aircraft in the United States. In that year Travel Air was bought by Curtiss Wright Corp., but it continued to expand as a division of Curtiss Wright. Beech left the firm in 1932 to found Beech Aircraft and Travel Air was eventually absorbed into the larger manufacturer.
Provenance:
Beech Aircraft Corp., Gift, 1985, XXXX-0197
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Photographs
Negatives
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0197
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0197

Wings of Stearman : the story of Lloyd Stearman and the classic Stearman biplanes / by Peter M. Bowers

Author:
Bowers, Peter M  Search this
Subject:
Stearman, Lloyd 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 139 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Stearman airplanes--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_601630

The Wichita 4 : Cessna, Moellendick, Beech & Stearman / by Bruce Bissonette ; foreword by John Underwood ; scale drawings by Paul Matt

Title:
Wichita four
Author:
Bissonette, Bruce 1923-  Search this
Subject:
Cessna, Clyde 1879-1954  Search this
Moellendick, Jacob M  Search this
Beech, Walter Herschel 1891-1951  Search this
Stearman, Lloyd 1898-1975  Search this
Cessna Aircraft Company  Search this
Beech Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Physical description:
148 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Kansas
Wichita
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Cessna aircraft--History  Search this
Beechcraft (Airplanes)--History  Search this
Stearman airplanes--History  Search this
Aircraft industry--History  Search this
Call number:
TL685.1 .B57 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_629614

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