History of Aviation Videotape and Audiotape Collection

Collection Summary

Title: History of Aviation Videotape and Audiotape Collection
Call Number: MS 94-30
Size: 3.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by the Committee for the Preservation of Aviation History, Wichita Aeronautical Historical Association (WAHA)
Processed by: JEO, 5-5-1994; JEF, 11-19-1998; MN, 5-10-2011
Restrictions: None

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.

Content Note

The History of Aviation Videotape and Audiotape Collection consists video and audio recordings of interviews with aviation pioneers and former employees of Wichita’s aircraft industry. These interviews provide a source of oral history on the early aviation industry, particularly in Wichita.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1-Box 2 Video Recordings
Series 2 Box 3-Box 4 Audio Recordings

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Video Recordings

Box 1 FF 1 John Allen #1
Box 1 FF 2 John Allen #2
Box 1 FF 3 Aviation, November 4, 1988, Ottaway-Van Scyoc
Box 1 FF 4 Mickey Axton, May 23, 1990. Interview by Mary Van Scyoc
Box 1 FF 5 Warren Fisher, Beech, 1937-1975
Box 1 FF 6 Gene Blue, December 5, 1988. Interview by Ben Hodges
Box 1 FF 7 Chandler “Bud” Elwell
Box 1 FF 8 Byron Colcher/Dave Blanton
Box 1 FF 9 Norman Colvin/Virgil Fisher/Ralph Harmon and Leroy; T-34 crash
Box 1 FF 10 Bob Crawshaw
Box 1 FF 11 Perry Eash, February 1, 1986
Box 1 FF 12 John Elliot, project engineer on Beech Musketeer, Skipper, 1900 and Starship; manager of Liberal and Selma plants
Box 1 FF 13 Virgil Fisher, March 1990
Box 1 FF 14 Virgil Fisher, Beech M34 Belly LDG 1948
Box 1 FF 15 Ralph Harmon - Copy #1
Box 1 FF 16 Interview of Beverly W. Hodges, Boeing retiree, December 9, 1988
Box 1 FF 17 Russel Jump/Jerry Gordon
Box 1 FF 18 Jack Lavigne
Box 1 FF 19 Frank Monts, power plant engineer
Box 1 FF 20 Ernie Ochel. Interviewed by Alberta Reynolds and Hardin Tubbs
Box 1 FF 21 OX-5 and Early Birds #1, September 1989
Box 1 FF 22 OX-5 and Early Birds #2, September 22, 1989, Spence Spenser
Box 1 FF 23 Howard Pettit
Box 1 FF 24 Interview of Ed Phillips and 10th annual Wright Brothers Celebration, November 3, 1989
Box 1 FF 25 Meriam Roby, June 12, 1990. Interview by Mary Van Scyoc, photography by Ed Ware
Box 1 FF 26 Elton Rowley, December 1984
Box 1 FF 27 Ted Shidler, November 1989
Box 1 FF 28 Steve Tuttle, November 17, 1987. Interviewed when Tuttle was 84 years old.
Box 1 FF 29 Wadlow Brothers, 1985, and Oklahoma State Museum, 1985
Box 1 FF 30 Bill Watson, Collinsville, Oklahoma
Box 1 FF 31 Ted Wells
Box 1 FF 32 John Baker, speaker at Wright Brothers Celebration, November 16, 1990
Box 2   Original videotapes of recordings in Box 1

Series 2 ‒ Audio Recordings

Box 3 FF 1 Virgil Adamson
Box 3 FF 2 Mort Van Keuren, 1927-1970
Box 3 FF 3 Karl Boyd (Tape #10)
Box 3 FF 4 Clarence Clark, November 14, 1987
Box 3 FF 5 J. J. Clark, July 29, 1985
Box 3 FF 6 James A. Duncan, 1939-1971 (September 30, 1985), and Durward Seymour, 1942-1982
Box 3 FF 7 Wayne Dalrymple, July 8, 1981
Box 3 FF 8 Jerry Gordon, Story of Beech Model 18
Box 3 FF 9 Robert E. Johnson, 1927-1965 (April 1987)
Box 3 FF 10 Eugene Lawrence (pioneer pilot) and Marguerite Lawrence (pilot)
Box 3 FF 11 Chris and Olin McKillip, skydivers
Box 3 FF 12 Ernie Ochel, September 15, 1985. Worked in aviation industry, 1941-1971.
Box 3 FF 13 Bob Phelps, 1923-1967
Box 3 FF 14 Otto Plagens
Box 3 FF 15 George Russel, great nephew of Orville and Wilbur Wright. Introduction by Jim Greenwood, December 1988 meeting of Green Valley, Arizona, Aero Club.
Box 3 FF 16 Henry Soderstram. Story of University of Wichita Wind Tunnel Restoration.
Box 3 FF 17 Glenn Stearman
Box 3 FF 18 Jim Thompson
Box 3 FF 19 Eddie Townsend, August 26, 1981
Box 4   Original audiotapes of recordings in Box 3.