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MS 90-26

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Size: 6.0 linear feet

Literary rights:
Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Restrictions: None

Content note:
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


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