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Arni Cole Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.001-B
Scope and Contents The Arni Cole Collection consists of photographs, personal papers, and three dimensional objects that pertain to Arni's and his brothers' careers in aeronautics (particularly their careers in the Cole Brothers Air Show) and to general aeronautical history.The collection is organized into three series. The first series is Personal Papers, 1946-1991, undated. It includes printed material, pilot logs, correspondence, and literary productions. The printed materials includes four...
Dates: 1928-1991, inclusive; Majority of material found within 1946-1990,

Brecheen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.143
Scope and Contents The Brecheen Collection consists of materials pertaining to multiple members of the Brecheen family including Billy Brecheen, his mother Stella, and relative Roy Young. Billy Brecheen’s adulthood as a student at East Texas Normal College and Spartan Aircraft School, his time as an Airman during World War II, and his personal life and family life. Along with materials pertaining to him, the collection also contains materials from his mother, Stella, as well as a man by the name...
Dates: 1937 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1955

Jeana Yeager Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.001
Scope and Content Note

Jeana Yeager's collection documents the construction of the Voyager aircraft, from inception through the successful world flight and subsequent whirlwind press tour. Sketches, drawings, material testing, fundraising, extensive correspondence, volunteer support, press/media, congratulations and awards are all represented in the collection. Particularly strong are the photographs, slides, documentation, maps, awards and plane parts/materials.

Dates: 1960 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1984 - 1989

Yolanda Spirito Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.001-C
Scope and Contents The Yolanda Spirito Collection is comprised of personal papers, photographs, and printed material which relate to Yolanda Spirito's career in aviation, her employer's (Paul Mantz) private airline, and aviation history from the lates 1920s to the early 1950s, including women's history in aviation. The collection is organized into three series. The first series is Personal Papers, 1908-1969, undated. Spirito's scrapbooks are the largest contribution to this series. The bulk...
Dates: 1908-1989, inclusive; Majority of material found within 1929-1959,

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