Guide to the International Cyclopedia of Aviation Biography Collection


Title:
International Cyclopedia of Aviation Biography Collection
Repository:
Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives
Phone: 937-775-2092
http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/
Creator:
Hamberger, William L., 1891-1973
Dates:
1910-1939
Quantity:
24.17 linear feet
Abstract:
The International Cyclopedia of Aviation Biography (I.C.A.B.) Collection consists of material collected by William L. Hamberger in the late 1920s and early 1930s in preparation to publish his International Cyclopedia of Aviation Biography. The Cyclopedia was never published. Materials in this collection include files on over 3,000 prominent individuals in the field of aviation in the early twentieth century. These files contain a variety of materials including newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, printed material, questionnaires, and typewritten drafts of biographies. Additional files contain information on aeronautical associations, airshows, and aircraft manufacturers. The collection also contains a few records from the Beacon Soap Company, of which Hamberger served as chairman in the 1920s.
Identification:
MS-167
Language:
The records are in English