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The E. M. Laird collection contains transcriptions and audio tapes of interviews with Laird, an early airplane manufacturer in Wichita. Laird introduced his Laird "Swallow" airplane in 1920 when he was 23 years old. Photographs of Laird and an autographed copy of a commemorative booklet produced for "Matty Laird Day" in Wichita, April 8, 1978, also are included.
Processed by: JEF, 10-13-1998