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Title
L'Aerophile collection,
Summary
Correspondence, blueprints and manufactures information for early French and foreign aircraft and dirigibles, reports of accidents involving flyers and balloonists, World War I aerial photographs and intelligence reports, a series of French cartoons, drawings, graphs, charts, diagrams of equipment, maps, newspapers, printed material, and photographs. The materials in the collection were evidently assembled by staff of the magazine L'Aerophile which was published by Georges Besançon in collaboration with Union Aérophile de France. Subjects include aeronautics chiefly in Europe and the U.S., aeronautics corporations, air shows, aviators, balloons, bombs and missiles, commercial airlines, dirigibles, gliders, hydroplanes, medical aviation, military aeronautics, model aircraft, parachutes, propellers, record flights, and research and testing of aircraft. Individuals represented include Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold, Georges Besançon, Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, and William "Billy" Mitchell.
Subject Headings
-  Arnold, Henry Harley,--1886-1950
-  Besançon, Georges,--1866-1934
-  Earhart, Amelia,--1897-1937
-  Lindbergh, Charles A.--(Charles Augustus),--1902-1974
-  Mitchell, William,--1879-1936
-  Union aérophile de France
-  Aérophile
-  Aerial photography
-  Aeronautics
-  Aeronautics--Caricatures and cartoons
-  Aeronautics--Flights
-  Aeronautics--Research
-  Aeronautics--Europe
-  Aeronautics--United States
-  Aeronautics--France--Periodicals
-  Aeronautics, Commercial
-  Aeronautics in medicine
-  Aeronautics, Military
-  Air pilots
-  Air shows
-  Aircraft accidents
-  Aircraft industry
-  Aircraft industry--Equipment and supplies
-  Airplanes
-  Airplanes--Design and construction
-  Airplanes--Models
-  Airplanes--Testing
-  Airships
-  Airships--Design and construction
-  Airships--Testing
-  Balloonists
-  Balloons
-  Balloons--Design and construction
-  Balloons--Testing
-  Blueprints
-  Bombs
-  Gliders (Aeronautics)
-  Hydroplanes
-  Parachutes
-  Projectiles, Aerial
-  Propellers, Aerial
-  World War, 1914-1918--Military intelligence
Notes
-  L'Aerophile collection, Science, Technology, & Business Division, Library of Congress.
-  Purchase, 1969.
-  Collection material in English and French.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Science and Business Reading Room and on Internet.
Medium
15,000 items.
152 containers.
Repository
Library of Congress Science, Technology, and Business Division Washington, D.C. dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/eadgdc.gc006001
Library of Congress Control Number
2003682042
Access Advisory
The L'Aerophile collection is open to research.
Language
Description
Correspondence, blueprints and manufactures information for early French and foreign aircraft and dirigibles, reports of accidents involving flyers and balloonists, World War I aerial photographs and intelligence reports, a series of French cartoons, drawings, graphs, charts, diagrams of equipment, maps, newspapers, printed material, and photographs. The materials in the collection were evidently assembled by staff of the magazine L'Aerophile which was published by Georges Besançon in collaboration with Union Aérophile de France. Subjects include aeronautics chiefly in Europe and the U.S., aeronautics corporations, air shows, aviators, balloons, bombs and missiles, commercial airlines, dirigibles, gliders, hydroplanes, medical aviation, military aeronautics, model aircraft, parachutes, propellers, record flights, and research and testing of aircraft. Individuals represented include Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold, Georges Besançon, Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, and William "Billy" Mitchell.
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