Size: 6.0 linear feet
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The Charles R. Wittemann Papers contain the correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and printed material of Wittemann's involvement in the early phases of aviation, (1906-1968). Wittemann founded the first airplane manufacturing plant in the United States in September 1905 at Staten Island. He had previously been involved in developing and designing early gliders, monoplanes and byplanes. He also successfully completed several short flights by 1901, and his first airplane was completed in 1907. This collection contains photographs and other material reflecting Wittemann's early interest and involvement in aviation.
Acquisition: Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum October 28, 1989
Processed by: KFS, 9-18-1990; JEF, 3-30-1998