English, Published edition: Papers of Grover Cleveland Loening, Loening, Grover, 1888-

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Physical Description
  • 25,800 items.
  • 72 containers.
  • 34.6 linear feet.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Papers of Grover Cleveland Loening, 1900-1975
Creator
  • Loening, Grover, 1888-
Physical Description
  • 25,800 items.
  • 72 containers.
  • 34.6 linear feet.
Subjects
Summary
  • Correspondence; manuscripts of books, articles, and speeches; and subject files, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, drawings, blueprints, and printed material documenting Loening's career in aviation. Includes material on his studies at Columbia University, employment at the Wright Aeronautical Corporation (chief engineer, 1913-1914), service in the U.S. Army Signal Corps Aviation Section, work at the Sturtevant Aeroplane Company, and establishment of the Grover Loening Aircraft Company. Other papers relate to his activities as an aviation consultant to the federal government and to private industry, particularly his service on the War Production Board, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, President's Air Policy Commission, and National Air Museum advisory board and his involvement with All American Aviation, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation, Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, New York Airways, Pan American Airways Corporation, and Platt-LePage Aircraft Corporation. Other topics include the flights of Charles A. Lindbergh, Richard Evelyn Byrd's first Antarctic expedition, and helicopter design and production.
  • Correspondents include Winthrop W. Aldrich, Vincent Astor, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Ira Eaker, Harry Hopkins, Joseph P. Kennedy, Andrew W. Mellon, William Mitchell, Eddie Rickenbacker, Winthrop Rockefeller, Igor Ivan Sikorsky, Harold S. Vanderbilt, and Orville and Wilbur Wright.
Biography
  • Aviation consultant, engineer, author, and aircraft manufacturer. Died 1976.
Notes
  • Gift Grover Cleveland Loening 1956-1975.
  • Transfer Library of Congress Science and Technology Division 1962.
  • transferred to Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum.
  • transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.
  • Collection material in English.
Access Conditions
  • Open to research.
Language
  • English
Standard Number
  • MSS30437
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