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USC Library of Aeronautical History Earl X. Brown collection on aviation

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 0064

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of scrapbooks and clippings chronicling the early innovations of manned flight compiled by Earl X. Brown. Included are two scrapbooks from Brown’s service in World War I in the 270th Aero Squadron, and one scrapbook of various photographs of outings with other aviation enthusiasts, plane crashes, stunt shows, and war plans. Also represented in the collection are newspaper clippings related to aviation as well as two Richfield Airplanes pamphlets and a Miterite compound angle calculator tool.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1911 - 1945
  • 1966

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at specol@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

Earl X. Brown was a World War I veteran who built aircraft for Mercury Aircraft Co. and North American Aviation Inc. in 1919. He then worked for the Earl Daugherty School of Aviation in 1921.

Extent

1.125 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of scrapbooks and clippings chronicling the early innovations of manned flight compiled by Earl X. Brown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Earl X. Brown.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding Aid for the USC Library of Aeronautical History Earl X. Brown collection on aviation
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Sarah Jardini for History Associates Incorporated
Date
2022 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States