Guide to the William F. Yeager Aviation Collection


Title:
William F. Yeager Aviation Collection
Repository:
Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives
Phone: 937-775-2092
http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/
Creator:
Yeager, William F., 1915-1990
Dates:
1925-1990
Quantity:
68.31 linear feet
Abstract:
William F. Yeager was a military and commercial pilot, as well as an aviation photographer and collector who owned an aviation photography business. The collection consists of information about Yeager's WWII experience as a B-25 pilot in North Africa and his post-war flying experience as an Air Force and commercial pilot. The collection also contains flight training books, flying tools, correspondence, and aircraft history and design information. The bulk of the collection is more than 25,000 aviation photographs and negatives that have been organized according to make, model and type of aircraft. A selection of photographs from Subseries VIB, have been scanned and are available online in Wright State University's Campus Online Repository (CORE Scholar):
http://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/special_ms223_photographs/. To search for a specific image from this collection in CORE Scholar, search for the item using the following format: ms223_BBB_FF_XXX, where "BBB" is the three-digit Box number listed in the finding aid, "FF" is the two-digit File number, and "XXX" is the three-digit item number. For example, to locate the Aeronca C-3 photograph found in Box 33, File 2, Item 1, search for ms223_033_02_001.
Identification:
MS-223
Language:
The records are in English