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

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine 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.


Series Listing 

Series 1

Box 1-Box 2

Video Recordings

Series 2

Box 3-Box 4

Audio Recordings



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.