A Guide to the G. Grahame Duce Papers 1920-1947 Duce, G. Grahame Papers Ms1987-005

A Guide to the G. Grahame Duce Papers 1920-1947

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1987-005


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Processed by: Gilbert Borrego, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Accession number
Ms1987-005
Title
G. Grahame Duce Papers 1920-1947
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.2 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Papers of president of Duce Aeronautical Research (Baltimore, Maryland). Includes typescript "Alphabetical Index of Approved Aircraft"; manuscript drafts of articles on pilot safety, paratroop devices, air races, Boeing XB-47 Stratojet, the future of jet pilots; and miscellaneous notes.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the G. Grahame Duce Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

G. Grahame Duce Papers, Ms1987-005- Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The G. Grahame Duce Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1987.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the G. Grahame Duce Papers began in October, 2005 and was completed in October, 2005.


Biographical/Historical Information

G. Grahame Duce was President of Duce Aeronautical Research, located at 2100 Mount Royal Ter. Apt. 6, Baltimore 17, Maryland.

Scope and Content

This collection contains the papers of G. Grahame Duce, President of Duce Aeronautical Research in Baltimore, Maryland. Included within the collection are various airplane notes and characteristics from 1920 to 1939, an approved aircraft index from 1947, and manuscript drafts of articles, some from 1947, discussing new paratroop devices, the fastest long-ranger, the Martin XB-48, the building of XB-48, airlines in the red, pilot judgment, air races, the Boeing XB-47, the jet pilot, and the future of jet planes.

Arrangement

The papers are divided into twelve folders and are arranged in a roughly chronological order.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Archives of American Aerospace Exploration (AAAE)
  • Businesspeople
  • Science and Technology

Contents List

Various notes 1920-1939
Box-folder: 1-1
Manuscript drafts of articles 1942-1945
Box-folder: 1-2
Index of aircraft Jul-Sep 1947
Box-folder: 1-3
Manuscript drafts of articles Jul 1947
Box-folder: 1-4
Manuscript drafts of articles Jul 1947
Box-folder: 1-5
Manuscript drafts of articles Jul 1947
Box-folder: 1-6
Manuscript drafts of articles 1947
Box-folder: 1-7
Manuscript drafts of articles n.d.
Box-folder: 1-8
Manuscript drafts of articles n.d.
Box-folder: 1-9
Manuscript drafts of articles n.d.
Box-folder: 1-10
Manuscript drafts of articles n.d.
Box-folder: 1-11
Manuscript drafts of articles n.d.
Box-folder: 1-12