Guide to the MS-220 Edward A. Korn Collection


Title:
MS-220 Edward A. Korn Collection
Repository:
Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives
Phone: 937-775-2092
http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/
Creator:
Korn, Edward A., 1888-1980
Dates:
1908-1979
Quantity:
3.62 linear feet
Abstract:
This collection documents the aviation careers of early aviator Edward A. Korn and his brother Milton H. Korn. The bulk of the collection is comprised of aviation photographs. It also includes some of Korn's correspondence about his experiences in aviation and selected clippings and articles that were published about him and other early aviators. It also documents Korn's background in farming, including photographs, catalogs, and postcards related to farming and threshing machines.
Identification:
MS-220
Language:
The records are in English

Biography of Edward A. Korn

Edward Albert Korn was born on Mar. 2, 1888 in Montra in Shelby County, Ohio, the vicinity of the Korn family's farm. John and Mary Korn had seven children, and Edward and his younger brother Milton were the eldest of the four boys. As members of a farming family, these Korn brothers grew up working with farming machinery. Their mechanical interest also extended to aviation, and in 1909 and 1910, they built a monoplane on their farm, one of the first airplanes built in Ohio.

Edward Korn trained as a pilot at the Benoist School of Aviation at Kinlock Field in St. Louis, Missouri in 1911 and 1912. He was licensed by the Aero Club of America on May 1, 1912, receiving license number 117, becoming known as one of the "Early Birds", one of the aviators who was licensed to fly before 1914. Korn was also an assistant instructor at the Benoist School (1911) and an exhibition pilot (1912-1913). He and his brother Milton had opened the Korn Brothers Aeroplane Company in Sidney, Ohio by 1913 and also started a flying school.

Edward Korn also served in the Ohio National Guard and had been educated at Capital University, the Ross College of Chiropractic, and the U.S. College of Naturopathy.

Sources:

Korn, Edward Albert. In Who's Who in World Aviation and Aeronautics, Vol. 2, American Aviation Publications, Inc., 1958, p. 250.

Miller, Roger L. "The Korn Brothers of Ohio-Early Aviators" . [typewritten manuscript], undated. In [Box 3, File 1] MS-220, Edward A. Korn Collection. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Walker, Lois. Wright Patterson Air Force Base.[Summary and Appraisal of] MS-220, The Edward A. Korn Collection], undated typewritten manuscript.

Scope and Content

The Edward A. Korn Collection documents the aviation career of "Early Bird" Pilots Edward Korn and his brother, Milton.

Series I, Photographs, roughly covers the years of 1910-1916 and focuses on the Korn Brothers' planes and flights. The series is comprised of 109 individual photographs as well as a photograph album of 27 photographs that include both typewritten and handwritten comments from Edward Korn himself. The album also includes an article about the Korn brothers.

Many of the photographs form a visual record of the only surviving Benoist plane, a biplane, Type XII, Number 32, originally owned by Edward Korn which he deeded to the National Air and Space Museum in the late 1940s (Walker, L.E.).

The Benoist Aeroplane Company was based in St. Louis, Missouri and Sandusky, Ohio and constructed plans from 1910 to 1917 (Walker, L.E.)

Series I has been digitized in its entirety and is available online in Wright State University's Campus Online Repository (CORE Scholar):
http://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/special_ms220/.

Series II consists of correspondence, typewritten manuscripts, newspaper and journal clippings, post cards, and farm machinery catalogs of varying sizes. The majority of these items focuses on early aviation history and the Korn Brothers' aviation career, but some of the items also document the Korn's farming background with catalogs of farm equipment companies and a small number of post cards illustrating threshing machines.

Source: Walker, Lois. Wright Patterson Air Force Base.[Summary and Appraisal of] MS-220, The Edward A. Korn Collection], undated typewritten manuscript.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series.
Series I: Photographs
Series II: Correspondence, Clippings, and Miscellaneous Documents and Publications

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.

Related Material: Related Material

MS-1, Wright Brothers Collection

MS-158, Fulton Flight Scrapbook

MS-159, C.T. Hutchins Papers

MS-165, Peter B. Kline Papers

MS-166, William H. Chisam Papers


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
Farming--1910-1920
Farming--1920-1930

Persons:

Korn, Edward A. (Albert), 1888-1980
Korn, Milton H., 1890-1913

Organizations/Corporations:

Benoist Aeroplane Co.
Benoist School of Aviation

Material Types:

Catalogs, Commercial
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs

Preferred Citation

[Box #, Folder #], MS-220, Edward A. Korn Collection, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to Wright State University in September 1991. Additions were transferred to Wright State University from the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center in June 2008.

Processing Information

Additions (photograph album, clippings, and threshing publications) were processed and supplemental biographical information and scope and content information were added to the finding aid and converted to EAD format in July-August 2012 by Ximena Chrisagis.


Other Finding Aid

A complete box and folder inventory for this collection is available on the Special Collections and Archives web site at
http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/collection_guides/guide_files/ms220.pdf .

The photographs in Series I have been scanned and are available online in Wright State University's Campus Online Repository (CORE Scholar):
http://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/special_ms220/.


Collection Inventory



Series I: Photographs, 1910-195?





The photographs in Series I have been scanned and are available online in Wright State University's Campus Online Repository (CORE Scholar): http://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/special_ms220/.

Box 1 / Folder 1 / Piece 1
Milton H. and Edward A. Korn with 1911 monoplane constructed by them, Snyder Road, Shelby County, Ohio, July 1911




Box 1 / Folder 1 / Piece 2
Korn field, Snyder Road, Shelby County, Ohio, ca.1948




Box 1 / Folder 1 / Piece 3
Wreckage of Edward A. Korn's Benoist Type XII on the George Linker property, Shelby County, Ohio, Aug. 13, 1913




Box 1 / Folder 1 / Piece 4
Andrew Drew, Lima, Ohio, and Unidentified Passenger Seated in Wright Aeroplane., ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 1 / Piece 5
Walter Brookins and Unidentified Army Officer (perhaps Frank P. Lahm) Seated in Wright Flyer Aeroplane., ca. 1911




Box 1 / Folder 1 / Piece 6
Kinloch Field, Missouri, Wright Flyer Model B in Flight and on the Ground, 1911-1913




Box 1 / Folder 1 / Piece 7
Benoist Flying Boat Landing on the Water, ca. 1913




Box 1 / Folder 1 / Piece 8
Framan Type Aeroplane Landing, St. Louis [Kinloch Field], Missouri, Dec. 23, 1911




Box 1 / Folder 1 / Piece 9
Milton H. Korn in Front of Benoist Type XII, ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 1 / Piece 10
Aviator Edward A. Korn, ca. 1911




Box 1 / Folder 1 / Piece 11
Milton H. and Edward A. Korn with Model Steam Engines, ca. 1911




Box 1 / Folder 1 / Piece 12
Milton H. and Edward A. Korn with 1911 Monoplane Constructed by Them, Snyder Road, Shelby County, Ohio, July 1911




Box 1 / Folder 1 / Piece 13
Edward A. Korn with Framan Type Aeroplane with a Roberts Model 4-X Motor, 1911-1912




Box 1 / Folder 2 / Piece 14
Framan Type Airplane and Edward A. Korn, 1911-1912




Box 1 / Folder 2 / Piece 15
Framan Type Aeroplane Landing, ca. 1911




Box 1 / Folder 2 / Piece 16
Edward Korn's wife, Elfreda C. Korn, sitting at controls in a Framan biplane, 1911-1912




Box 1 / Folder 2 / Piece 17
Edward A. Korn Seated at Controls in a Farman Type Aeroplane, 1911-1912




Box 1 / Folder 2 / Piece 18
"Edward Korn Licensed Aviator No. 117, Sidney, Ohio" Seated at Controls of Framan Type Aeroplane, 1911-1912




Box 1 / Folder 2 / Piece 19
Milton Korn and five unidentified Aviators at Kinloch [Field] Park, Missouri, Nov. 1911




Box 1 / Folder 2 / Piece 20
"Students of the Benoist School Kinloch [Field], Missouri", Apr. 6, 1912




Box 1 / Folder 2 / Piece 21
"Aviator Edward Korn Coming Down Benoist Aviation Field. Kinloch [Field], Missouri", 1911-1912




Box 1 / Folder 2 / Piece 22
"Benoist School Machine Wreck at Kinloch [Field], Missouri", May 13, 1912




Box 1 / Folder 2 / Piece 23
Benoist Type XII Aeroplane in Flight, 1911-1912




Box 1 / Folder 2 / Piece 24
Eight "Unidentified Aviators, St. Louis, Missouri, Mar. 26, 1912




Box 1 / Folder 2 / Piece 25
"Licensed Aviator Edw. Korn and E.E. Vandivort [a Benoist Pupil] Kinloch [Field], Missouri." Seated at Controls of a Framan Type Aeroplane, 1911-1912




Box 1 / Folder 2 / Piece 26
Edward A. Korn Seated in a Benoist Type XII, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 3 / Piece 27
Wreck of Peter Glasser and R.S. Wheeler's Aeroplane, Kinloch [Field], Missouri, May 13, 1912




Box 1 / Folder 3 / Piece 28
Benoist Type XII Wreck (Upside Down), 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 3 / Piece 29
Benoist Type XII in Flight, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 3 / Piece 30
Edward A. Korn and Unidentified Others, ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 3 / Piece 31
Benoist Type XII in Flight, ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 3 / Piece 32
Benoist Type XII in Flight, ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 3 / Piece 33
Benoist Type XII in Flight, ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 3 / Piece 34
Benoist Type XII in Flight, ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 3 / Piece 35
Edward A. Korn and Unidentified Person Seated in Benoist Type XII, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 3 / Piece 36
Milton H. and Edward A. Korn, Benoist Type XII Aeroplane and Unidentified Others, with Hudson automobile, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 3 / Piece 37
Edward A. Korn with Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 3 / Piece 38
Edward A. Korn Beside Benoist Type XII, No. 32 Aeroplane, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 3 / Piece 39
"Aviator Korn Ready to Start." Milton H. Korn Standing in Front, Edward A. Korn Seated in Benoist Type XII, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 40
"Aviator Korn and His Benoist Tractor." Edward A. Korn Standing Near Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Aeroplane, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 40A
"Aviator Korn and His Benoist Tractor." Edward A. Korn Standing Near Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Aeroplane (smaller, subsequently produced copy of item 40), 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 41
Edward A. Korn Taking Off in his Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Aeroplane, Shelby County, Ohio, Fairgrounds, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 42
Aeroplane in Flight, ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 43
Edward A. Korn Taking Off in Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 44
Edward A. Korn Flying "Somerville's Biplane, Coal City, Ill. In Flight", ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 45
Edward A. Korn with Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Aeroplane at Shelby County, Ohio, Fairgrounds, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 46
Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, "Vienna, Ill. 1500 Feet Up", 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 47
Milton H. and Edward A. Korn Seated in Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Aeroplane at Shelby County, Ohio, Fairgrounds, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 48
Edward A. Korn Seated in Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 49
Milton H. and Edward A. Korn Standing Beside Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 50
Milton H. and Edward A. Korn Seated in Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, Snyder Road, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 51
Milton H. and Edward A. Seated Near Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Aeroplane, Snyder Road, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 4 / Piece 52
Milton H. and Edward A. Korn Seated in Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Aeroplane at Snyder Road, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 53
Edward A. Korn Taxing in Benoist Type XII, Snyder Road, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 54
Edward A. Korn and Unidentified Man Seated in Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Aeroplane, Snyder Road, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 55
Milton H., Edward A. Korn, and Unidentified Man in Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Aeroplane, Snyder Road, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 56
Edward A. Korn Seated in a General Aeroplane Company Verville Flying Boat Powered by a Maximotor Company engine, 1915-1916




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 57
General Aeroplane Company Verville Flying Boat in the Water, 1915-1916




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 58
Edward Korn flying a General Aeroplane Company Verville Flying Boat over Lake Michigan, on Landing Approach, 1915-1916




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 58A
General Aeroplane company Verville Flying Boat on Landing Approach, 1915-1916




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 59
Aerial View Taken From a Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 60
Milton H. Korn Standing, and Edward A. Korn Seated in Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Aeroplane, Snyder Road, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 60A
Edward A. Korn at the controls of Benoist Type XII Aeroplane in Flight, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 61
Milton H. and Edward A. Korn with Unidentified Person and Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Snyder Road, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 62
Edward A. Korn at the Controls of Benoist Type XII Aeroplane in Flight, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 63
Milton H. and Edward A. Korn in Front of Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, Snyder Road, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 64
Benoist Type XII Aeroplane in Flight near Jackson Center, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 5 / Piece 65
Edward A. Korn at Controls While Starting Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 6 / Piece 66
Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Motor Running, Edward A. Korn at the Controls with Spectators, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 6 / Piece 67
Edward A. Korn and Unidentified Person Seated in Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, Motor Running, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 6 / Piece 68
Two airplanes in flight, captioned "2500 feet high", ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 6 / Piece 69
Milton H. Korn, Edward A. Korn, and Unidentified Person Seated in Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 6 / Piece 70
Edward A. Korn Standing Near Motor of Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 6 / Piece 71
Russell Froelich and Edward A. Korn at the Controls of Benoist Type XII Aeroplane in Flight, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 6 / Piece 72
Edward A. Korn and Russell Froelich standing by a Benoist Type XII, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 6 / Piece 73
Benoist Type XII Aeroplane in Flight, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 6 / Piece 74
Edward A. Korn Standing in Front of Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 6 / Piece 75
Edward A. Korn Seated in Benoist Type XII, Unidentified Person about to Start Engine, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 6 / Piece 76
Benoist Type XII Aeroplane in Flight, Snyder Road, Jackson Center, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 6 / Piece 77
"E.K. Botkins of Robinson, Ill, a passenger on Oct. 21, 1912." Edward A. Korn and E.K. Botkins Standing in Front of Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, Oct. 21, 1912




Box 1 / Folder 6 / Piece 78
"E.K. Botkins of Robinson, Ill. a Passenger on Oct. 21, 1912." Edward A. Korn and E.K. Botkins Standing in Front of Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, Oct. 21, 1912




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 79
Four Unidentified Men and Edward A. Korn Standing in Front of a Wright Flyer Model B., ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 80
Benoist Type Aeroplane in Flight, ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 81
General Aeroplane Company Flying Boat Landing on Water, ca. 1916




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 82
"Instructor Antony Jannus, Student R. Wheeler at Benoist School, Kinloch [Field], Mo.", ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 83
Unidentified Group of Men Beside Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, No. 32, ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 84
Edward A. Korn Seated in Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Aeroplane with Milton H. Korn in Front Leaning on Propeller, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 85
Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 85A
Collage of four different images showing Edward A. Korn and his Benoist aircraft. The images include from a photograph of a wrecked airplane in the top left corner of the image, a self portrait of Edward Korn while in flight, a portrait of Korn at the controls of the airplane, and a portrait of Korn sitting on the airplane's tail. The self portrait was "acclaimed" as one of the first ever taken, according to Korn's note on the back of the photo., 1912




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 86
Wreck of Edward Korn's Benoist Type XII, No. 32, on the George Linker Property, Shelby County, Ohio, Aug. 13, 1913




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 87
Wreck of Benoist Type XII, No. 32 Aeroplane on the George Linker Property, Shelby County, Ohio: From Left, Elfreda, wife of Edward A. Korn; Ella, Edward A. Korn's sister; Willis Korn; Amelia Korn, Edward's sister; John Shere, Seated; and Bert Beam of Celina, Ohio, Aug. 13, 1913




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 88
Wreck of Benoist Type XII, No. 32, on the George Linker Property. Close up View of Front Cockpit and Motor, Aug. 13, 1913




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 89
Unidentified Group at Milton and Edward Korn's Wreck of Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Aeroplane, George Linker Property, Shelby County, Ohio, Aug. 13, 1913




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 90
Unidentified Woman and Edward A. Korn Standing Beside Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 7 / Piece 91
Benoist Type XII in Flight, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 92
Edward Korn flying a Benoist Type XII Aeroplane in Flight, Shelby County, Ohio, 1912-1913




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 93
Edward A. Korn and Benoist Type XII Aeroplane, Sidney, Ohio, Fairgrounds, Nov. 9, 1912




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 94
Arlington Korn Holding Model Airplane (built by Milton H. Korn, not pictured), Willis Korn watching, ca. 1908




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 95
Edward A. Korn and Elfreda Korn, Wife of Edward Korn, ca. 1910




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 96
Edward A. Korn in Automobile with Seven Unidentified People, Robinson Ill., Oct. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 97
Jannus Flying Boat in Water, ca. 1912




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 98
General Aeroplane Company Verville Flying Boat in Flight, Maximotor Company engine, ca. 1916




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 99
Edward A. Korn in Flying Boat with his wife Elfreda and Daughter Ruth Elizabeth Korn beside him, ca. 1916




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 100
General Aeroplane Verville Flying Boat in Water, ca. 1916




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 101
General Aeroplane Verville Flying Boat in Flight, ca. 1917




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 101A
Unidentified man in front of Cessna, inscribed to Edward Korn on back, ca. 1960




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 102
Steam Tractor on the Korn family farm, ca. 1910




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 103
Steam Tractor Threshing at Korn family farm, ca. 1910




Box 1 / Folder 8 / Piece 104
Steam Tractor Threshing at Korn family farm, ca. 1910




Box 2
Photograph Album (27 photographs), including brief memories written by Edward Korn, 1910-1916




Box 3-5
Series II: Correspondence, Clippings, and Miscellaneous Documents and Publications, 1903-1979



Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 1
Letter from Edward A. Korn to Paul G. Korn Summarizing his Career in Aviation, June 19, 1944




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 2
Letter of Edward A. Korn to Irvin and Velma Commenting on Learning to Fly at Kinloch Field, Missouri, Jan. 29, 1979




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 3
Edward A. Korn's Comments of his Aviation Career and Meeting Orville Wright. Also Remarks on Wright Brothers Homecoming, June 1909, Jan. 18, 1979




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 4
Newspaper Account of the Aviation Career of Milton H. and Edward A. Korn, Sidney [Ohio] Daily News, Aug. 11, 1948




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 5
Sidney Daily News Story on Korn Brothers and Their Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Being sent to Smithsonian Institution, Dec. 4, 1948




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 6
Sidney Daily News Story on Korn Brothers Aviation Career entitled, "Shelby County Man First Air Mail Carrier.", undated




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 7
Christmas Greeting to Paul G. Korn from Edward A. Korn on Lindbergh Air Mail Society Letterhead, Dec. 25, 1945




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 8
Program for the Ceremonies Attending the Presentation of the Wright Brothers Aeroplane of 1903, Smithsonian Institution. Comments on the Inside Front Cover by Edward A. Korn, Dec. 17, 1948




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 9
Morehouse, Harold E. "The Flying Pioneers". In A.A.H.S. Journal., undated




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 10
Miller, Roger L. "The Korn Brothers of Ohio-Early Aviators" (typewritten manuscript), undated




Box 3 / Folder 2 / Piece 1
Letter regarding prints of 14 Benoist album pages, Mar. 1, 1954




Box 3 / Folder 2 / Piece 2
Letter of inquiry from Christy Magrath regarding Tom Benoist, Tony Jannus, the Benoist plane, and Edward and Milton Korn, Apr. 24, 1954




Box 3 / Folder 2 / Piece 3
Edward's Korn's reply to Christy Magrath, July 8, 1954




Box 3 / Folder 2 / Piece 4
Letter from Christy Magrath acknowledging previous correspondence, Dec. 28, 1954




Box 3 / Folder 3
50th Anniversary of Powered Flight Commemorative Booklet-Liquidometer Corporation, 1953




Box 3 / Folder 4 / Piece 1
"1913-1953: St. Petersburg: Birthplace of Commercial Aviation", St. Petersburg Times, Reprint, Nov. 29, 1953




Box 3 / Folder 5
Aeronautica vol. 6, numbers 1 & 2, Apr.-Sept. 1954




Box 3 / Folder 6
Willmot, Ross. "The Day They Flew the Silver Dart". In Imperial Oil Review., Feb. 1959




Box 3 / Folder 7
Curtiss Aeroplanes [Specifications Booklet]., 1964




Box 3 / Folder 8 / Piece 1
Edward K. Mills [Biographical Sketch]., Apr. 1962




Box 3 / Folder 8 / Piece 2
"Early Birds" by Edward K. Mills [typewritten manuscript]., Apr. 1962




Box 3 / Folder 9
United Aircraft Pictorial Report, 1967




Box 3 / Folder 10
Beehive: Quarterly Publication of United Aircraft, Fall 1967




Box 3 / Folder 11 / Piece 1
Case 65 Steam Engine of 1924 vintage [post card], undated




Box 3 / Folder 11 / Piece 2
Gaar Scott 22, 25, and 32 H.P. [post card], undated




Box 3 / Folder 11 / Piece 3
The Huber 16 HP, Engine of 1908 [post card], undated




Box 3 / Folder 11 / Piece 4
1908 Rumley tactor as it appeared on the cover of their catalog that year. [post card]., undated




Box 3 / Folder 11 / Piece 5
"Trade Mark" of the Indiana Manufacturing Co., Indianapolis, undated




Box 3 / Folder 11 / Piece 6
Avery Steam plowing engine of the Undermount type, undated




Box 3 / Folder 12
A.D. Baker Thresher/Engine Co., Swanton, Ohio catalog and related correspondence, 1918




Box 3 / Folder 13
Steam Album, G. E. Smith Printing & Publishing, Orilla, Ontario [catalog], July 1905




Box 3 / Folder 14
J.I. Case Company [Farming Machinery], Racine Wisconsin [catalog], undated




Box 3 / Folder 15
Cockshutt Farm Equipment, Ltd., Brantford, Canada [catalogs], 1954




Box 3 / Folder 16
M. Rumely Co., La Porte, Indiana [Threshing Machinery Catalogs], 1908-[19?]




Box 3 / Folder 17 / Piece 1
Gaar-Scott (Richmond) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Indiana Companies], undated




Box 3 / Folder 17 / Piece 2
Keck-Gonnerman (Mt. Vernon) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Indiana Companies], undated




Box 3 / Folder 17 / Piece 3
Reeves and Company (Columbus). [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Indiana Companies], undated




Box 4 / Folder 1
Celebrating a Century of Engineering Service: The Story of Frick Refrigerating, Air Conditioning, Farm and Sawmill Machinery, 1952




Box 4 / Folder 2
Frick Steel Threshers, Catalog No. 76-B, Frick Company, Waynesboro, PA, [195?]




Box 4 / Folder 3
Wood Brothers in Action, 1864-1953, Wood Brothers Threshing Machinery, DesMoines, Iowa, 1953




Box 4 / Folder 4
Buffalo-Pitts Engine, Buffalo, NY [catalog], undated




Box 4 / Folder 5 / Piece 1
Port Huron Engine and Thresher Company [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Michigan Companies], undated




Box 4 / Folder 5 / Piece 2
Nichols-Shepard Threshing (Battle Creek) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Michigan Companies], undated




Box 4 / Folder 6 / Piece 1
The Great Minneapolis Line (Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co.) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Minnesota Companies], 1914




Box 4 / Folder 6 / Piece 2
Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co. [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Minnesota Companies], undated




Box 4 / Folder 6 / Piece 3
Northwest Threshing Company (Stillwater, NM) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Minnesota Companies], 1903




Box 4 / Folder 7 / Piece 1
The Aultman and Taylor Machinery Co. (Mansfield) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Ohio Companies], undated




Box 4 / Folder 7 / Piece 2
The Huber Manufacturing Co. (Marion) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Ohio Companies], 1913




Box 4 / Folder 7 / Piece 3
The Russell and Co. (Massillon) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Ohio Companies], undated




Box 5 / Folder 1
Sikorky News - Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford Connecticut, May 1968




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 1
"Korn Airfield Believed to Be the Oldest in Ohio", Sidney Daily News, May 8, 1948




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 2
"Wings of Old Kinloch", Berkeley Public News, June 25, 1953




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 3
"7 N.J. 'Early Bird' Fliers to Be Feted", Newark Sunday News, Dec. 12, 1954




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 4
"A Pass at the Infinite" by Alice E. Kinzler. In U.S.A. (about the Wright Brothers), July 1, 1963




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 5
"Pioneer Eisler, Still Vigorous at 82, Heads Imaginative Firm of Machine Builders", [196?]




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 6
Note written by Edward Korn regarding Gen. Foulois, undated




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 7
"We rode bicycles blindfolded to get into the Army's first flying school" by Olin O. Ellis. In Modern Maturity. , Aug.-Sept. 1965




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 8
Gen. Benjamin Foulois, 87, Dies; Was Nation's First Combat Pilot", Apr. 26, 1967




Box 5 / Folder 3 / Piece 1
"Iowa Farm Machinery", undated




Box 5 / Folder 3 / Piece 2
"A Golden Half Century on the Farm" by Art Liebler (Ford Tractor Division), undated




Box 5 / Folder 4
Shelby County Ohio Sesquicentennial Pageant Program and Tour Map, July 7-9, 1963




Box 5 / Folder 5
Calendar-Sikorsky Aircraft, 1968




Box 5 / Folder 6
R.M. Rumely and Co., LaPorte, Indiana [catalog], undated




Box 5 / Folder 7
Lima Locomotives-Lima Locomotive and Machine, Co., Lima, Ohio [catalog], [191?]




Box 5 / Folder 8
Case Threshing Machinery, Racine, WI [catalog], undated




Box 5 / Folder 9 / Piece 1
Harrison Machine Works (Belleville) [Threshing Machinery and Steam Traction - Illinois Companies], undated




Box 5 / Folder 9 / Piece 2
Avery Company Manufacturers (Peoria) [Threshing Machinery and Steam Traction - Illinois Companies], undated





Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 1
Letter from Edward A. Korn to Paul G. Korn Summarizing his Career in Aviation, June 19, 1944




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 2
Letter of Edward A. Korn to Irvin and Velma Commenting on Learning to Fly at Kinloch Field, Missouri, Jan. 29, 1979




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 3
Edward A. Korn's Comments of his Aviation Career and Meeting Orville Wright. Also Remarks on Wright Brothers Homecoming, June 1909, Jan. 18, 1979




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 4
Newspaper Account of the Aviation Career of Milton H. and Edward A. Korn, Sidney [Ohio] Daily News, Aug. 11, 1948




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 5
Sidney Daily News Story on Korn Brothers and Their Benoist Type XII, No. 32, Being sent to Smithsonian Institution, Dec. 4, 1948




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 6
Sidney Daily News Story on Korn Brothers Aviation Career entitled, "Shelby County Man First Air Mail Carrier.", undated




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 7
Christmas Greeting to Paul G. Korn from Edward A. Korn on Lindbergh Air Mail Society Letterhead, Dec. 25, 1945




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 8
Program for the Ceremonies Attending the Presentation of the Wright Brothers Aeroplane of 1903, Smithsonian Institution. Comments on the Inside Front Cover by Edward A. Korn, Dec. 17, 1948




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 9
Morehouse, Harold E. "The Flying Pioneers". In A.A.H.S. Journal., undated




Box 3 / Folder 1 / Piece 10
Miller, Roger L. "The Korn Brothers of Ohio-Early Aviators" (typewritten manuscript), undated




Box 3 / Folder 2 / Piece 1
Letter regarding prints of 14 Benoist album pages, Mar. 1, 1954




Box 3 / Folder 2 / Piece 2
Letter of inquiry from Christy Magrath regarding Tom Benoist, Tony Jannus, the Benoist plane, and Edward and Milton Korn, Apr. 24, 1954




Box 3 / Folder 2 / Piece 3
Edward's Korn's reply to Christy Magrath, July 8, 1954




Box 3 / Folder 2 / Piece 4
Letter from Christy Magrath acknowledging previous correspondence, Dec. 28, 1954




Box 3 / Folder 3
50th Anniversary of Powered Flight Commemorative Booklet-Liquidometer Corporation, 1953




Box 3 / Folder 4 / Piece 1
"1913-1953: St. Petersburg: Birthplace of Commercial Aviation", St. Petersburg Times, Reprint, Nov. 29, 1953




Box 3 / Folder 5
Aeronautica vol. 6, numbers 1 & 2, Apr.-Sept. 1954




Box 3 / Folder 6
Willmot, Ross. "The Day They Flew the Silver Dart". In Imperial Oil Review., Feb. 1959




Box 3 / Folder 7
Curtiss Aeroplanes [Specifications Booklet]., 1964




Box 3 / Folder 8 / Piece 1
Edward K. Mills [Biographical Sketch]., Apr. 1962




Box 3 / Folder 8 / Piece 2
"Early Birds" by Edward K. Mills [typewritten manuscript]., Apr. 1962




Box 3 / Folder 9
United Aircraft Pictorial Report, 1967




Box 3 / Folder 10
Beehive: Quarterly Publication of United Aircraft, Fall 1967




Box 3 / Folder 11 / Piece 1
Case 65 Steam Engine of 1924 vintage [post card], undated




Box 3 / Folder 11 / Piece 2
Gaar Scott 22, 25, and 32 H.P. [post card], undated




Box 3 / Folder 11 / Piece 3
The Huber 16 HP, Engine of 1908 [post card], undated




Box 3 / Folder 11 / Piece 4
1908 Rumley tactor as it appeared on the cover of their catalog that year. [post card]., undated




Box 3 / Folder 11 / Piece 5
"Trade Mark" of the Indiana Manufacturing Co., Indianapolis, undated




Box 3 / Folder 11 / Piece 6
Avery Steam plowing engine of the Undermount type, undated




Box 3 / Folder 12
A.D. Baker Thresher/Engine Co., Swanton, Ohio catalog and related correspondence, 1918




Box 3 / Folder 13
Steam Album, G. E. Smith Printing & Publishing, Orilla, Ontario [catalog], July 1905




Box 3 / Folder 14
J.I. Case Company [Farming Machinery], Racine Wisconsin [catalog], undated




Box 3 / Folder 15
Cockshutt Farm Equipment, Ltd., Brantford, Canada [catalogs], 1954




Box 3 / Folder 16
M. Rumely Co., La Porte, Indiana [Threshing Machinery Catalogs], 1908-[19?]




Box 3 / Folder 17 / Piece 1
Gaar-Scott (Richmond) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Indiana Companies], undated




Box 3 / Folder 17 / Piece 2
Keck-Gonnerman (Mt. Vernon) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Indiana Companies], undated




Box 3 / Folder 17 / Piece 3
Reeves and Company (Columbus). [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Indiana Companies], undated




Box 4 / Folder 1
Celebrating a Century of Engineering Service: The Story of Frick Refrigerating, Air Conditioning, Farm and Sawmill Machinery, 1952




Box 4 / Folder 2
Frick Steel Threshers, Catalog No. 76-B, Frick Company, Waynesboro, PA, [195?]




Box 4 / Folder 3
Wood Brothers in Action, 1864-1953, Wood Brothers Threshing Machinery, DesMoines, Iowa, 1953




Box 4 / Folder 4
Buffalo-Pitts Engine, Buffalo, NY [catalog], undated




Box 4 / Folder 5 / Piece 1
Port Huron Engine and Thresher Company [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Michigan Companies], undated




Box 4 / Folder 5 / Piece 2
Nichols-Shepard Threshing (Battle Creek) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Michigan Companies], undated




Box 4 / Folder 6 / Piece 1
The Great Minneapolis Line (Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co.) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Minnesota Companies], 1914




Box 4 / Folder 6 / Piece 2
Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co. [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Minnesota Companies], undated




Box 4 / Folder 6 / Piece 3
Northwest Threshing Company (Stillwater, NM) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Minnesota Companies], 1903




Box 4 / Folder 7 / Piece 1
The Aultman and Taylor Machinery Co. (Mansfield) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Ohio Companies], undated




Box 4 / Folder 7 / Piece 2
The Huber Manufacturing Co. (Marion) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Ohio Companies], 1913




Box 4 / Folder 7 / Piece 3
The Russell and Co. (Massillon) [Catalogs-Threshing Farm Machinery, Ohio Companies], undated




Box 5 / Folder 1
Sikorky News - Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford Connecticut, May 1968




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 1
"Korn Airfield Believed to Be the Oldest in Ohio", Sidney Daily News, May 8, 1948




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 2
"Wings of Old Kinloch", Berkeley Public News, June 25, 1953




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 3
"7 N.J. 'Early Bird' Fliers to Be Feted", Newark Sunday News, Dec. 12, 1954




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 4
"A Pass at the Infinite" by Alice E. Kinzler. In U.S.A. (about the Wright Brothers), July 1, 1963




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 5
"Pioneer Eisler, Still Vigorous at 82, Heads Imaginative Firm of Machine Builders", [196?]




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 6
Note written by Edward Korn regarding Gen. Foulois, undated




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 7
"We rode bicycles blindfolded to get into the Army's first flying school" by Olin O. Ellis. In Modern Maturity. , Aug.-Sept. 1965




Box 5 / Folder 2 / Piece 8
Gen. Benjamin Foulois, 87, Dies; Was Nation's First Combat Pilot", Apr. 26, 1967




Box 5 / Folder 3 / Piece 1
"Iowa Farm Machinery", undated




Box 5 / Folder 3 / Piece 2
"A Golden Half Century on the Farm" by Art Liebler (Ford Tractor Division), undated




Box 5 / Folder 4
Shelby County Ohio Sesquicentennial Pageant Program and Tour Map, July 7-9, 1963




Box 5 / Folder 5
Calendar-Sikorsky Aircraft, 1968




Box 5 / Folder 6
R.M. Rumely and Co., LaPorte, Indiana [catalog], undated




Box 5 / Folder 7
Lima Locomotives-Lima Locomotive and Machine, Co., Lima, Ohio [catalog], [191?]




Box 5 / Folder 8
Case Threshing Machinery, Racine, WI [catalog], undated




Box 5 / Folder 9 / Piece 1
Harrison Machine Works (Belleville) [Threshing Machinery and Steam Traction - Illinois Companies], undated




Box 5 / Folder 9 / Piece 2
Avery Company Manufacturers (Peoria) [Threshing Machinery and Steam Traction - Illinois Companies], undated