Guide to the Huffman Prairie Aviation History Society Records


Title:
Huffman Prairie Aviation History Society Records
Repository:
Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives
Phone: 937-775-2092
http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/
Creator:
Huffman Prairie Aviation History Society Records
Dates:
1990-2011
Quantity:
1.5 linear feet
Abstract:
Meeting announcements, newsletters, correspondence, minutes, transcripts and videotapes of program speakers, membership lists and member biographies documenting a Dayton area organization of aviation historians and enthusiasts.
Identification:
MS-333
Language:
The records are in English

History of Huffman Praire Aviation History Society

The Huffman Prairie Aviation History Society began as the Huffman Prairie Chapter of the American Aviation Historical Society, formed in 1990 by several individuals from the Dayton, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area to share experiences and knowledge of aviation history. The national organization of American Aviation Historical Society was founded in 1956 as a non-profit educational organization. The primary objective of the organization is the preservation and dissemination of the rich heritage of American aviation.

Since its inception, the Huffman Prairie group has maintained close ties and a mutually beneficial relationship with the Special Collections and Archives Department at Wright State University. The organization supports the mission of the Archives by volunteering to organize and identify aircraft in aviation collections, and by donating archival materials and aviation books to enrich holdings in the archives. In appreciation, the Archives' staff hosts the monthly chapter meetings on the first Monday of each month and makes arrangements for speakers at the meetings. Until 2010, the meetings were held in the University's Paul Laurence Dunbar Library. Due to the increased size of the group, the meetings were moved to the National Park Service's Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center in July of 2010. On occasion the group may take a field trip in place of the meeting. In addition, the Archives mails a monthly meeting announcement, which over time has included a newsletter, list of upcoming speakers, and a newsletter by Stuart Faber titled "Hangar Flying", which highlights aviation items of interest. The meetings begin with opening remarks and sharing of news items and announcements, followed by an informational program on an aviation-related topic given by a chapter member or guest presenter. From 2004-2010, speaker presentations were videotaped, and the tapes are included in this collection. The 2005 membership list includes more than 100 names, however attendance at the meetings range on average between 20-45.

It is important to note that during 2006 the chapter voted to sever the association with AAHS, in part to demands of the national organization concerning dues, officers, and meeting organization. The group voted to rename themselves the Huffman Prairie Aviation History Society.

Scope and Content

The records document the programming of the Huffman Prairie History Society. The records also include personal and professional information about its members and articles written or published by them.

Series I: The Administrative Papers include the meeting announcements and accompanying newsletters which are mailed to members once a month. The announcements and newsletters are arranged chronologically and consist of a meeting reminder, a newsletter from the Head of Special Collections & Archives at Wright State University, a program schedule of speakers for the upcoming months, and a newsletter by Stuart Faber, a member who compiles aviation items of interest. Also included in this series is correspondence relating to the founding and the activities of the organization, including the decision to disassociate from AAHS and to become a new, independent organization called the Huffman Prairie Aviation History Society.

Series II: The Meeting Program Materials document the main activity of the Huffman Prairie group, its monthly meeting. This series includes attendance sheets, minutes, and transcripts.

Series III: The Membership series includes membership directories, biographies, photographs, and oral histories by and about the members.

Series IV: The Presentations series includes VHS and DVD recordings of speaker presentations at the group's monthly meetings from 2004-2009.

Statement of Arrangement

The records are arranged into 4 series:
Series I: Administrative Papers
Series II: Meetings
Series III: Membership
Series IV: Presentations

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on accessing materials in this collection.

Subject Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects:

Aeronautics--History

Organizations/Corporations:

American Aviation Historical Society

Preferred Citation

[Box #, Folder #], MS-333, Huffman Prairie Chapter American Aviation Historical Society Records , Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by the Huffman Prairie Chapter of AAHS in 2004.

Accruals

Additions are added to the collection regularly.

Collection Inventory



Series I: Administrative Records, 1990-2011

Box 1 / Folder 1
Announcements & Newsletters, 1996-2000




Box 1 / Folder 2
Announcements & Newsletters, 2001-2002




Box 1 / Folder 3
Announcements & Newsletters, 2003




Box 1 / Folder 4
Announcements & Newsletters, 2004-2005




Box 1 / Folder 5
Announcements & Newsletters, 2006-2007




Box 1 / Folder 6
Announcements & Newsletters, 2008-2009




Box 1 / Folder 7
Announcements & Newsletters, 2010-Present




Box 1 / Folder 8
Attendance Sheets, 2002-2009




Box 2 / Folder 1
Attendance Sheets, 2010-Present




Box 2 / Folder 2
Speaker Schedules, 1996-Present




Box 2 / Folder 3
Separation from AAHS and name change, 2006




Box 2 / Folder 4
Parking information and registration, 1997-1999, 2006




Box 2 / Folder 5
Donation information for collection support, undated




Box 2 / Folder 6
Correspondence, 1990-2007





Series II: Meetings, 1990-2007

Box 2 / Folder 7
Minutes, 1990-1996




Box 2 / Folder 8
Presentation transcripts, 2001-2005




Box 2 / Folder 9
Red Tail Reborn Event materials, March, 2007




Box 2 / Folder 10
Bob Gilliland Event materials, May, 2007




Box 2 / Folder 11
Ed Mechenbier Event materials, September, 2007




Box 2 / Folder 12
Raymond Rang, Oct 2012 & Jul 2012




Box 2 / Folder 13
Larry Blackmoor & Bill Nichols, Jun 2011




Box 2 / Folder 14
James Martin, Mar 2012





Series III: Membership, 1990-2011

Box 3 / Folder 1
Calling Lists and Directories, 1990-2006




Box 3 / Folder 2
Biographies, A-F, 2000, undated




Box 3 / Folder 3
Biographies, G-Z, 2000




Box 3 / Folder 4
Biographies, Charlie Frey, 2000




Box 3 / Folder 5
Biographies, Charlie Frey, 2000




Box 3 / Folder 6
Biographies: Golem, Bud, 1979-2005




Box 4 / Folder 1
Biographies, Otto Peter Morgensen, 2000-2006




Box 4 / Folder 2
Oral Histories, 2000




Box 4 / Folder 3
Photographs, 2001-2007




Box 4 / Folder 4
Photographs, airplane, undated




Box 4 / Folder 5
Publications by members, 1998-2000




Box 4 / Folder 6
Donations, miscellaneous, 1997, undated




Box 4 / Folder 7
Donations, Harrison "Bud" Golum, 2007




Box 4 / Folder 8
Donations: Misc., 2011-2012





Series IV: Presentations, 2004-2009

Box 5 / Folder 1
Charles Frey: Valkyrie B-70, Feb 2, 2004




Box 5 / Folder 2
Stuart Faber "The Confession of a Glider Addict", Mar 1, 2004




Box 5 / Folder 3
Tom Tullis and Roger Miller "Korn Brothers", May 3, 2004




Box 5 / Folder 4
Terry Kesler "Replica of Wight 1903 Engine" Tom Griffin, "Doolittle Raider", Jun 7, 2004 & Jul 12, 2004




Box 5 / Folder 5
Glenn Varney "The Stealth", Aug 2, 2004




Box 5 / Folder 6
Jack Mecham "Black Mariah", Sep 13, 2004




Box 5 / Folder 7
Bob Ready "My Gal Sal", Oct 4, 2004




Box 5 / Folder 8
Col. Richard Kehl "F-16 Multi-National Fighter Program", Nov 1, 2004




Box 5 / Folder 9
Lorna Federer and Louis Cmiel "Effort to put Wright Brothers Ancestors Burial Site on Aviation Trail", Jan 3, 2005




Box 5 / Folder 10
Mike Millard "Thunderbirds", Feb 7, 2005




Box 5 / Folder 11
Wayne and Karen Pittman "Army Aviation at North Field and March Field in Southern California before WWII", Dec 5, 2005




Box 5 / Folder 12
Unmarked Tape, undated




Box 6 / Folder 1
Ed Cope "Early Alaska Bush Flying, 1920-1930", Mar 7, 2005




Box 6 / Folder 2
Tom Tullis and Dean Hess "An Aviation Art Lecture", Apr 4, 2005




Box 6 / Folder 3
David Hills "Contractors on the Battlefield Operations OEF &OIF", Jun 6, 2005




Box 6 / Folder 4
Bill Denlinger "Thundergod's Corp Suicide Japanese Pilot", Jul 11, 2005




Box 6 / Folder 5
Bill Speyer "My Two Flights to Alaska: In a Tri-Pacer in 1960 and in my homebuilt Glassair in 1999", Aug 1, 2005




Box 6 / Folder 6
Joe McDaniel "The Wright Brothers' Flight Control", Sep 12, 2005




Box 6 / Folder 7
Jeff Underwood "The Air Corps During the Interwar Years", Oct 3, 2005




Box 6 / Folder 8
Dawne Dewey "Retracing the Wright Brothers' Flights in France", Nov 7, 2005




Box 6 / Folder 9
Emil Dansker "Fighting 17, the Jolly Rogers", Jan 9, 2006




Box 6 / Folder 10
Bill Denlinger "Life Aboard the Aircraft Carrier Theordore Roosevelt, Tiger Cruise, 1997", Feb 6, 2006




Box 6 / Folder 11
Vic Bilek "The Cold War and the Test of the Yak 23 at WPAFB, 1954", Mar 6, 2006




Box 7 / Folder 1
David Hills "Supersonic Transports", Apr 3, 2006




Box 7 / Folder 2
Wally Baldwin "Video: Charles Lindbergh", May 1, 2006




Box 7 / Folder 3
Adam White "The Restorers", Jun 5, 2006




Box 7 / Folder 4
Dufero "Memthis Berie", Jul 10, 2006




Box 7 / Folder 5
D. Vaughan "The Use of Flying Activites and Events in Juvende Aviation Literature Series", Aug 7, 2006




Box 7 / Folder 6
John Warlick "Wright B Flyer", Sep 11, 2006




Box 7 / Folder 7
Lynda Kachurek "Cold War Aerospace Technology Program", Oct 2, 2006




Box 7 / Folder 8
Dr. Reggy Chabrian "Women in Aviation International", Jan 8, 2007




Box 7 / Folder 9
Jeff Duford "47 Thunderbolt", Feb 5, 2007




Box 7 / Folder 10
Martha Lunken "Lunken Airport, Mar 5, 2007




Box 7 / Folder 11
Steve Pribish "Model Man and Miscellaneous Memories", Apr 2, 2007




Box 7 / Folder 12
Bob Gilliland "State Route 71 Test Pilot", May 7, 2007




Box 7 / Folder 13
Eddie McLaurin "Tuskegee Airman", Jul 2, 2007




Box 7 / Folder 14
Les Garber "Mistakes the Wright Brothers Made", Aug 6, 2007




Box 7 / Folder 15
Gen. Mechenbier "To Vietnam and Back", Sep 10, 2007




Box 7 / Folder 16
Phil Marshall "Helicopters in Vietnam", Oct 1, 2007




Box 7 / Folder 17
Frank Hah "Bullistic Missiles and NASA", Dec 3, 2007




Box 7 / Folder 18
Walt Hoy "Wright Image Group", Jan 7, 2008




Box 7 / Folder 19
Phil Marshall "Flying Helicopters in Vietnam", Oct 1, 2007




Box 7 / Folder 20
L. Col. Joe J. Drach and Chief Master Sgt, Bud Golem "Flying with the Stars", Nov 5, 2007




Box 7 / Folder 21
Dr. Ronald Kerans "Design Innovations of the Wright Brothers", Feb 4, 2008




Box 7 / Folder 22
Capt. Kenneth Ginader "The Joint Strike Fighter", Mar 3, 2008




Box 7 / Folder 23
Ron Schloemer "Disaster at Indian Springs", Apr 7, 2008




Box 7 / Folder 24
Walt Hoy "Confessions of a Helicopter Pilot", May 5, 2008




Box 7 / Folder 25
Sarah Rickman "Nancy Love and the WASPs", Jul 7, 2008




Box 7 / Folder 26
Sarah Bryn Rickman "Nancy Love and the WASPS", Jul 7, 2008




Box 7 / Folder 27
Jack Mecham "An Aviation Cadet's Perspective On Pilot Training", Aug 4, 2008




Box 7 / Folder 28
Jack Mecham "An Instructor's Perspective on Pilot Training", Sep 8, 2008




Box 7 / Folder 29
Phil Marshall "Flying Helicopters in Vietnam", Oct 1, 2008




Box 7 / Folder 30
Robert Kasprzak "World War I Pilots and Personalities of the 28th Aero Squadron", Oct 6, 2008




Box 7 / Folder 31
Robert Kasprzak "World War I Pilots- 28th Aero Squadron", Oct 6, 2008




Box 7 / Folder 32
Ron Schloemer "Building McNamara's Wall", Nov 3, 2008




Box 7 / Folder 33
Lt. Col. Martin Lindsey "Scramjet Propulsion Engine", Feb 2, 2009




Box 7 / Folder 34
Walt Hoy "1911 Wright Simulator", Mar 2, 2009




Box 7 / Folder 35
Squire Brown "Wernher von Braun and Apollo", Apr 6, 2009




Box 7 / Folder 36
Walt Hoy "B in a Box", May 4, 2009




Box 7 / Folder 37
Fred Schauer "Advanced Propulsion", Jun 1, 2009




Box 7 / Folder 38
Vic BileK Tape 1, "Operation Paperclip", Apr 5, 2010




Box 7 / Folder 39
Vic Bilek Tape 2, "Operation Paperclip", Apr 5, 2010




Box 7 / Folder 40
Richard Black, Tape 1, "From NY to the Design Branch", May 3, 2010




Box 7 / Folder 41
Richard Black, Tape 2, "From NY to the Design Branch", May 3, 2010