Carl B. Allen Papers Regarding Early Aviation A&M.2252

Carl B. Allen Papers Regarding Early Aviation A&M.2252


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P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown, WV 26506-6069
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Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.2252
Title
Carl B. Allen Papers Regarding Early Aviation1918-1971
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/4209
Quantity
6.9 Linear Feet 6 ft. 10 1/2 in. (13 document cases, 5 in. each); (5 document cases, 2 1/2 in. each); (1 large flat storage box, 2 in.); (2 flat storage boxes, 1 1/2 in. each)
Quantity
46.2 Megabytes 11 digital files
Creator
Allen, Carl B.
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
<language langcode="eng" encodinganalog="041">English</language>
Abstract
Correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, documents, photographs and other papers of Carl B. Allen, Army Air Corps officer, aviator, and newspaper writer. Subjects include the development of the Autogiro, 1930; air mail, 1933-1935; the Howell Inquiry, 1934-1937; the Army and aviation, 1934-1936; aviation achievements, 1934-1937; George W. Carver's work at Tuskegee; South American round trip, 1936; first trans-Pacific flight, 1936; Amelia Earhart; the Ford Air Tour, 1926-1927; America First Committee; the Air Safety Board, 1936-1940 and the Glenn L. Martin Company.

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Preferred Citation

A&M 2252, Carl B. Allen Papers Regarding Early Aviation, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Aeronautics
  • Air Mail -- 1933-1935
  • Air Safety Board, 1936-40.
  • Airships
  • Allen, Carl B.
  • America First Committee
  • America First Committee
  • Autogiros -- Development
  • Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943
  • Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
  • Ford Air Tour.
  • Glenn L. Martin Company
  • Glenn L. Martin Company
  • Inventors and inventions.
  • Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
  • Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987
  • Postal service
  • Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973
  • Tuskegee Institute
  • United States - Air Safety Board.
  • United States. Army. Air Corps
  • United States. Army. Air Corps

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Allen, Carl B.
  • Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943
  • Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
  • Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
  • Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987
  • Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973

Container List

mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
Service Certificates
1918-1946
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    April 6, 1918; completion of U.S. School of Military Aeronautics at University of Illinois
    1918
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    August 2, 1918; Commission as 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Air Service
    1918
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    May 28, 1919; Commission as 2nd Lieutenant, ROTC, W.V.U.
    1919
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    June 17, 1919; Letter certificate: earned letter on WVU rifle team
    1919
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    November 5, 1935; Commission as Captain in Air Corps
    1935
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    November 12, 1940; Commission as Captain in Air Corps
    1940
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    November 24, 1945; Certificate of Service, 28 July 1941 to 24 November 1945
    1945
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    January 7, 1946; Form letter of appreciation for "loyal support to our program in war"-- H.H. Arnold, Commanding General, Army Air Force to CBA
    1946
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    January 29, 1946; Commission as Colonel in Air Corps
    1946
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    March 21, 1946; Certificate of Meritorious Service
    1946
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    April 27 1946; Application for purchase of surplus property
    1946
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    undated; Form certificate from President Harry S. Truman to CBA, extending nation's thanks for services
    1946
mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 2amixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 2b Archival Resource Key
U. S. Army 201 (Personnel) File; filed chronologically
1931-1956
mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 3amixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 3b Archival Resource Key
Biographical Material; includes material on the Explorer's Club Night of Exploration, Dec 10, 1968, to honor the pioneers of early aviation, including CBA
1953-1971
mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
Mitchell Field Controversy
1929-1931
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    "The Embattled air Reserves," article by CBA which appeared in the Oct. 1929 issue of Aero Digest; re poor conditions for Air Reserves while training at Mitchel field, summer 1929. CBA says that there is a movement on the part of "the rest of the Army to take it out on the Air Corps."
    1929
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    Photo of Air Reserve "class" of summer 1929, with CBA, separated to photograph file
    1929
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    CBA's notes in preparation of "The Embattled Air Reserves."
    1929
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    Sky News, November 15, 1929; story of charges brought against CBA "to consider whether of not Allen has been disloyal to the service" and upcoming trial. Moved to oversize flat storage box
    1929
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    Air Corps News, November 28, 1929; "In Defense of Army Air Officers," by E.H. Holterman, Captain, Air Reserve
    1929
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    7 December 1929; minutes of a meeting of the Air Reserve Association of the 2nd Corp Area; CBA addressed the meeting about his articles; report that meeting of the Executive Committee voted to inform officers of Mitchel Field that the Association was not in sympathy with the personal remarks in CBA's article
    1929
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    10 December 1929; minutes of a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Air Reserve Association of the 2nd Corps Area; minutes of meeting not approved because they did not clarify the Executive Committee position on CBA; make it clear that the resolution "was not intended to criticize Lt. Allen as to the article in general but rather to show only that the Executive Committee was not in sympathy with Lt. Allen in his criticisms or personal remarks ... and that Lt. Allen was no writing at the request of the Association ..."
    1929
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    21 December 1929; Report of the Inspector General concerning conditions at Mitchel Field
    1929
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    2 January 1930; letter from CBA to Major General Hanson E. Ely, Commandant, 2nd Corps Area; defense of his article
    1930
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    10 January 1930; letter from Major General Hanson E. Ely to CBA; regarding another article for "Aero Digest" on findings, facts, and conclusions reported by the inspector who investigated conditions at Mitchel Field
    1930
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    2 March 1930; letter from CBA to M. G. Harbula; regarding CBA's representing Air Reserve Association, 2nd Corps Area, at USARA meeting
    1930
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    15 March 1930; letter Colonel W. K. Naylor, Chief of Staff, HQ, 2nd Corps Area, to CBA; conveying commanding General's [Ely] approval of the 2nd article for "Aero Digest"
    1930
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    July 1930; "More About the Reserves," by CBA, "Aero Digest"; findings of investigatory committee and actions taken
    1930
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    10 February 1931; schedule for training of Group I and Group II pilots and observers for summer 1931
    1930
  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    undated; addresses of various military personnel in CBA's handwriting
    1930
mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 5a Archival Resource Key
Newspaper Articles on Various Subjects by CBA
1927-1937
mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 5b Archival Resource Key
Newspaper Articles on Various Subjects by CBA
1927-1937
mixed materials Box: 2a Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
New York World Correspondence
1924-1931
  • mixed materials Box: 2a Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    April 12, 1928; Letter from Richard E. Byrd to CBA re: CBA's article on Byrd in the World
    1928
  • mixed materials Box: 2a Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    July 6, 1930; Letter from CBA to Charles A. Lindbergh; re: giving a picture of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. to the press, especially to the yellow journalists.
    1930
  • mixed materials Box: 2a Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    Articles by CBA for the World, ND; "The First Sikorsky" et.al
    1930-1937
mixed materials Box: 2a Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
George Washington Carver Material
1924-1925
  • mixed materials Box: 2a Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
    Correspondence between George Washington Carver and CBA re: an article CBA was doing on Carver
    1924-1925
  • mixed materials Box: 2a Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
    Notes on George Washington Carver
    1924-1925
  • mixed materials Box: 2a Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
    Newspaper Clippings on George Washington Carver
    1924-1925
mixed materials Box: 2a Folder: 3amixed materials Box: 2a Folder: 3bmixed materials Box: 2a Folder: 3cmixed materials Box: 2a Folder: 3d Archival Resource Key
Material Concerning House Hearings on Aviation, covered by CBA for the New York World [newsprint]
1921-1925
mixed materials Box: 2b Folder: 4amixed materials Box: 2b Folder: 4b Archival Resource Key
Material Concerning House Hearings on Aviation, covered CBA for the New York World, 1925 Mar-1926 + nd Various pix of artillery and a drawing of a night attack on a hostile fleet.
1925-1926
mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
South American Trip and First Trans-Pacific Flight; Allen's stories and notes plus galley proofs for magazine article on same.
1936
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 1a Archival Resource Key
    First trans-Pacific flight by Pan-Am's China Clipper press flight, with CBA and other correspondents on board - notes and background; plus actual articles for New York Herald Tribune; October 3 - Noveber 1, 1936
    1936
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 1b Archival Resource Key
    First trans-Pacific flight by Pan-Am's China Clipper press flight, with CBA and other correspondents on board - notes and background; plus actual articles for New York Herald Tribune; October 3 - Noveber 1, 1936
    1936
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 1c Archival Resource Key
    Notes on articles on Pacific flight, plus background material on "Yankee Clipper" series Trans-Atlantic aircraft
    1936
mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 2amixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 2bmixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 2c Archival Resource Key
Material on Zeppelins and other dirigibles, plus material for CBA article on the comparative merits of the airplane and airship for inter-continental travel
1934-1936
mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 3amixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 3b Archival Resource Key
The National Air Races, September 3-4-5 1938 material on air races; booklet of winners of the Thompson Trophy
1938
mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
Articles by CBA published in the Aero Digest
1926-1930
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    September 1926; "The Ford Air Tour"
    1926
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    December 1926; "Italy Wins Schneider Trophy Race"
    1926
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    October 1927; " The Seige of Spokane: The Successful 1927 National Air Races"
    1927
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    November 1927; "The Weather Conditions on My Flight to Germany," by Clarence d. Chamberlain
    1927
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    October 1928; "Summer Training for the Reserves at Mitchel Field"
    1928
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    October 1928; "The Tortoise at the Air Races"
    1928
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    October 1929; "The Embattled Air Reserves"
    1929
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    December 1929; "Much Ado at Aberdeen"
    1929
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    November 1930; "A Rumpus Over Records"
    1930
mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
Articles by CBA Published in Outlook and Independent and New Outlook
1931-1934
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
    January 7, 1931; "Bravery Vs. Ballyhoo: How America Honors Her Heroes in the Air"
    1931
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
    February 11, 1931; "Our Status in the Air: Does america Lead or Lag in Military Type Planes?"
    1931
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
    March 25, 1931; "Slide Rule Hawks-- Speed Demon"
    1931
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
    January 20, 1932; "Air Chief Foulis-- Pioneer Pilot"
    1932
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
    April 1934; "Trouble Aloft!"
    1934
mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
Miscellaneous Magazine Articles by CBA
1924-1971
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6a Archival Resource Key
    December 1924; "After Six Years," U. S. Air Services
    1924
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6a Archival Resource Key
    April 1930; "Sky Road to Cuba," The Sportsman Pilot
    1930
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6a Archival Resource Key
    June 1930; "California Capitulates," The Sportsman Pilot
    1930
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6a Archival Resource Key
    October 1930; "Aviation's Best Bad Year," The Review of Reviews
    1930
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6a Archival Resource Key
    August 1931; "Learning to Fly," Vanity Fair
    1931
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6a Archival Resource Key
    October 1931; "Learning to Fly," Vanity Fair
    1931
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6a Archival Resource Key
    February 1932; "Learning to Fly," Vanity Fair
    1932
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6a Archival Resource Key
    May 19, 1937; "Why Do Airliners Crash?," The New Republic
    1937
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6a Archival Resource Key
    December 1937; "Records Shattered at Miami Meet," The Bee-Hive
    1937
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6a Archival Resource Key
    December 1940; " Observations on Aerial Defense," Western Flying
    1940
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6b Archival Resource Key
    January 1941, "What is the Outlook for Aviation in 1941?" Popular Science
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6b Archival Resource Key
    April 1941, " America's Air Hitting Power," Popular Science
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6b Archival Resource Key
    July 1941, "Airplane-Minded Generals," Western Flying
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6b Archival Resource Key
    July 1941,"Successful West Virginians," The West Virginia Review
    1946
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6b Archival Resource Key
    September 1946, "Republic's Rainbow," Air Transport
    1946
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6b Archival Resource Key
    October 19, 1946; "Case for the Reserves," Collier's
    1946
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6b Archival Resource Key
    1949; "Mr. LaFarge's 'Eagle'," The Bee-Hive, book review of Oliver LaFarge's "The Eagle and the Egg."
    1949
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6b Archival Resource Key
    September 1958; CBA mentioned and quoted in "Shooting the Breeze," Air Force Magazine
    1958
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6b Archival Resource Key
    July 1970; "Getting the Picture," Air Force Magazine
    1970
  • mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 6b Archival Resource Key
    June 1971; "Aviation's Most Colorful Decade," Air Force Magazine, book review of "Oceans, Poles, and Men", by Richard Montague.
    1971
mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
Articles on Charles Lindbergh
1931-1971
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1a Archival Resource Key
    March 5, 1937; "The Man Behind Lindbergh" by Williams A. McGarry, Rockefeller Center Weekly
    1937
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1a Archival Resource Key
    March 5, 1937; "The Story Behind Lindbergh," same author & magazine
    1937
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1a Archival Resource Key
    March 12, 1937; "Lindy Tests the Whirlwind," same author & magazine
    1937
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1a Archival Resource Key
    March 19, 1937; "Slim Dopes it Out," same author & magazine
    1937
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1a Archival Resource Key
    March 26, 1937; "He Named No Price," same author and magazine
    1937
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1b Archival Resource Key
    April 2, 1937; "Northbound Flight," same author & magazine
    1937
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1b Archival Resource Key
    April 9, 1937; "He Put It In His Pocket," same author & magazine
    1937
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1b Archival Resource Key
    August 1940; "Lindbergh today," Scribner's Commentator
    1940
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1b Archival Resource Key
    December 28, 1940; "The Facts About Lindbergh," Saturday Evening Post
    1940
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1b Archival Resource Key
    August 1941; "Lindbergh for the Record," Scribner's Commentator
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1c Archival Resource Key
    1954; "How Lindbergh Wrote a Book," Lauren D. Layman, United Aircraft Bee-Hive
    1954
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1c Archival Resource Key
    1967; "When Lindbergh Went to Paris," Lauren D. Layman
    1967
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1c Archival Resource Key
    May 1967; "Lindbergh's Flight- Takeoff For Aviation," Lauren D. Layman, Aerospace
    1967
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1c Archival Resource Key
    1967; "Lindbergh: Ambassador of Flight," Aerospace International
    1967
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1d Archival Resource Key
    1967; "The Man at Mankind's Elbow," Claude Witze, Aerospace International
    1967
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1d Archival Resource Key
    1967; "New york-to-Paris... How Lindbergh Did It," J.S. Butz, Jr., Aerospace International
    1967
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1d Archival Resource Key
    1970; "The Day F.D.R. Tried to Bribe Lindbergh," Pathway
    1970
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1d Archival Resource Key
    1971; "The Wartime Lindbergh," Lauren D. Layman and CBA, United Aircraft Bee-Hive
    1971
mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
Newspaper Clippings and Book Reviews re Lindbergh Clippings
1925-1970
mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
America First Material
1939-1942
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    1939-1940; The Radio Addresses of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh
    1939-1940
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    June 10, 1940; "Our Drift Toward War"
    1940
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    April 23, 1941; Address at Manhattan Center Rally
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    May 3, 1941; Address at St. Louis Rally
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    May 10, 1941; Address at Minneapolis
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    May 23, 1941; Address at Madison Square Garden
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    May 29, 1941; Address at Philadelphia Arena
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    August 29, 1941; Address at Oklahoma City
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    September 11, 1941; Address at Des Moines
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    October 3, 1941; Address at Fort Wayne
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    "A Letter to Americans"
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    October 30, 1941; Address at New York
    1941
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    February 23, 1942; Letter from Charles A. Lindbergh to Lauren D. Layman, enclosing all the available copies of radio addresses, plus statement made before Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Feb 6, 1941
    1942
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    CBA's outline of Layman's Lindbergh File
    1942
mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
CBA Correspondence on Articles Published in Magazines; mostly letters from readers. One for Scribner's Commentator article in August; rest for "The Facts about Lindbergh" in Saturday Evening Post. Of special interest, correspondence between CBA and M. A. Macdonald, Chief Justice of British Columbia, 29 Oct 1940-29 Jan 1941
1939-1941
mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
Correspondence Between Lindbergh and Allen
1931-1961
mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
Miscellaneous Lindbergh Material
1929-1970
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
    1929; Article by CBA on Lindbergh - difference between Lindbergh the man and Lindbergh the image most people have of him - 1929
    1929
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
    1930; "To a Lion Cub and Lyin' Whelp," anonymous poem on the birth of Charles A. Lindbergh
    1930
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
    August 1940; "Lindbergh Today," - typewritten copy of article published in Scribner's Commentator
    1940
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
    January 5, 1954; Address by Charles Lindbergh at the Institute of of Aeronautical Sciences Honors Night Dinner
    1954
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
    1968; CBA answer to Ross's accusations re: book review of "The Last Hero"
    1968
  • mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
    October 20, 1970; Letter from Madeleine Edmondson to CBA thanking him for his letter re: Charles Lindbergh War Journals, Newsweek
    1970
mixed materials Box: 5a Folder: 1amixed materials Box: 5a Folder: 1b Archival Resource Key
Air Safety Board Material; correspondence, news releases, accident reports, publications, etc. re: Air Safety board
1936-1938
mixed materials Box: 5a Folder: 2amixed materials Box: 5a Folder: 2bmixed materials Box: 5a Folder: 2c Archival Resource Key
Air Safety Board Material
January to June 1939
mixed materials Box: 5a Folder: 3amixed materials Box: 5a Folder: 3bmixed materials Box: 5a Folder: 3c Archival Resource Key
Air Safety Board Material July to December
1939
mixed materials Box: 6 Folder: 1amixed materials Box: 6 Folder: 1bMixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 1c Archival Resource Key
Air Safety Board Material, January to March
1940
mixed materials Box: 6 Folder: 2amixed materials Box: 6 Folder: 2bmixed materials Box: 6 Folder: 2cmixed materials Box: 6 Folder: 2dmixed materials Box: 6 Folder: 2e Archival Resource Key
Air Safety Board Material, April to August
1940
mixed materials Box: 7a Folder: 1amixed materials Box: 7a Folder: 1bmixed materials Box: 7a Folder: 1c Archival Resource Key
Undated Miscellaneous Papers
1940-1949
mixed materials Box: 7a Folder: 2amixed materials Box: 7a Folder: 2bmixed materials Box: 7a Folder: 2c Archival Resource Key
Newspaper Clippings April to May
1940
mixed materials Box: 7a Folder: 3aMixed Materials Box: 7b Folder: 3bmixed materials Box: 7b Folder: 3c Archival Resource Key
Congressional Records Index for the Air Safety Board April to May
1940
mixed materials Box: 7b Folder: 4amixed materials Box: 7b Folder: 4bmixed materials Box: 7b Folder: 4c Archival Resource Key
Congressional Record for the Air Safety Board May to June
1940
mixed materials Box: 8a Folder: 1amixed materials Box: 8a Folder: 1b Archival Resource Key
Newspaper Clippings
1933-1934
mixed materials Box: 8a Folder: 2amixed materials Box: 8a Folder: 2b Archival Resource Key
Newspaper Clippings
1935
mixed materials Box: 8a Folder: 3amixed materials Box: 8a Folder: 3b Archival Resource Key
Newspaper Clippings
1936
mixed materials Box: 8a Folder: 4amixed materials Box: 8a Folder: 4b Archival Resource Key
Newspaper Clippings
1937
mixed materials Box: 8a Folder: 5amixed materials Box: 8a Folder: 5b Archival Resource Key
Newspaper Clippings
1938
mixed materials Box: 8a Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
Newspaper Clippings
1939-1941
mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7amixed materials Box: 8a Folder: 7b Archival Resource Key
Miscellaneous Unpublished Articles Written by CBA, but no proof of publication - some marked "used"; filed alphabetically by title or first sentence
1925-1960
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7a Archival Resource Key
    Air transport has pass through two of its three primary stages.
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7a Archival Resource Key
    Among those attending this year's National Air Races at Cleveland was a man who did his best to make an airplane pilot out of the present King of England during the World War
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7a Archival Resource Key
    "Charles Healy Day; The Designer"
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7a Archival Resource Key
    "Controllable Pitch Propellers"
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7a Archival Resource Key
    Early in 1926 America first became directly concerned with the advance of international air transport which, with London, Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam as its operating base, was rapidly extending great trunk airlines along the trade routes of the world
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7a Archival Resource Key
    "Interview With Mr. Trippe"
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7a Archival Resource Key
    "Maps and Slots"
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7a Archival Resource Key
    Out at Rentschler Field, already famed as one of the aircraft industry's most vital production centers... re: Benny Whelan
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7b Archival Resource Key
    "Out-flying the Air Corps"
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7b Archival Resource Key
    "Radio Beacons, Homing Device, etc."
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7b Archival Resource Key
    "Radio Landing Beam"
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7b Archival Resource Key
    Showmanship and salesmanship are obnoxious words to the true soldier, imbued with the notion that wars are won by strategy and hard fighting and not by playing to the grandstand
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7b Archival Resource Key
    "Skullduggery on the Skyroads"
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7b Archival Resource Key
    "Wing Overshoe"
  • mixed materials Box: 8b Folder: 7b Archival Resource Key
    The World's correspondent was aboard the Pan American Airways plane which recently opened a regular tri-weekly mail and passenger service over 1,400 miles of the "Lindbergh Trail" through the West Indies
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"Covering National Defense"
1940-1949
mixed materials Box: 9a Folder: 2amixed materials Box: 9a Folder: 2bmixed materials Box: 9a Folder: 2c Archival Resource Key
Correspondence and Writing While at Glen L. Martin Co.
1953-1967
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Miscellaneous Correspondence
1932-1969
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    November 25, 1935; Eddie Richenbacker to CBA; My dear Carl,...Sincerely, Eddie"
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    August 18, 1969; Clare Booth Luce correspondence
mixed materials Box: 9a Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
Speeches Made by CBA
1936-1971
  • mixed materials Box: 9a Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    October 31, 1936; WQR-Herald Tribune High School Radio League
  • mixed materials Box: 9a Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    June 7, 1940; WVU Alumni Luncheon
  • mixed materials Box: 9a Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    December 19, 1940; Town Meeting of the Air, "How Can We Speed Up National Defense?"
  • mixed materials Box: 9a Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    1971; Commencement Address to Moorefield High School
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Miscellaneous Material
1934-1938
  • mixed materials Box: 9a Folder: 5a Archival Resource Key
    Galley proof of Orville Wright biography
  • mixed materials Box: 9a Folder: 5a Archival Resource Key
    Monthly statistical reports, Post Office Dept, Air Mail Service
    1934-1938
  • mixed materials Box: 9a Folder: 5b Archival Resource Key
    Miscellaneous Press Releases, newspaper clippings
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Photographs - Aside from CBA, those included are: Amelia Earhart, Benny Whelan, the Wright Brothers, Charles A. Lindbergh, Richard E. Byrd, George Washington Carver, and numerous other people concerned with the aviation and newspaper industries
mixed materials Box: 10 Archival Resource Key
Books and Pamphlets from CBA Collection
1923-1947
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    "The Best News Stories of 1923," ed. by Joseph Anthony; incl. "266 Miles an Hour," by CBA
    1923
  • mixed materials Box: 10 Archival Resource Key
    "The Best News Stories of 1924," ed. by Joseph Anthony; incl. "Meeting the World Flyers," by CBA
    1924
  • mixed materials Box: 10 Archival Resource Key
    "A Happy Landing," "Banquet in Honor of the Commander and Crew of the 'America'," given by the City of New York
    1924-07-19
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    Brochure of the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the First Successful Airplane Flight, 1903-1925, Kitty Hawk, N.C.
    1928-12-17
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    "America in the Skyways: ZRS-4 Ring Laying"
    1929-11-07
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    "New York World Stylebook"
    1930
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    "The Story of the Airship," by Hugh Allen
    1932
  • mixed materials Box: 10 Archival Resource Key
    "News Stories of 1933," ed. by Frank Luther Mott; incl. "Lindbergh's New Odyssey," by CBA
    1933
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    "Methods on the Mail Routes: British & American Needs and Tendencies," by Major R. H. Mayo; reprinted from "The Times Trade & Engineering Supplement"
    1934-01-27
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    "Air Commerce Bulletin," vol. 7, no. 4
    1935-10-15
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    "Airway to India," Central African Division, Air Transport Command
    1945
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    "The New York Herald Tribune Washington Bureau," New York Herald Tribune
    1947
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    "Coast to Coast by Plane and Train," illustrated map, Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.
    nd.
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Oversize
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    "Flying Newsmen," a vinyl record of interviews with press members who flew on the first trans-Pacific flight by Pan-Am's China Clipper, sides 1 and 3 (these recordings have been digitized)
    1936
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    "Flying Newsmen," a vinyl record of interviews with press members who flew on the first trans-Pacific flight by Pan-Am's China Clipper, sides 2 and 4 (these recordings have been digitized)
    1936
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    Record sleeves and labels for "Flying Newsmen" (from box 3, folder 1)
    1936
  • mixed materials Box: 11 Folder: 1d Archival Resource Key
    Proof of Editorial, Vanity Fair, "Outflying the Air Corps" (from box 8b, folder 7a)
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    The World (from box 2; folder 1) Feb 27
    1931
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    Sky News (from box 1, folder 4) Nov 15
    1929
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    Photostatic copy of "Hot Air About the Pole," by CBA, reprinted from "The Nation" (from box 3, folder 6) April 24
    1926
  • mixed materials Box: 12 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
    5 large pix concerning George Washington Carver article. 1 photo of GWC at an experiments station; 4 photos of the Macon County (Alabama) Agricultural Fair. (from box 2, folder 2)
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    Miscellaneous Certificates (from box 1, folder 3)
    1929-1970
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      National Aviation Club - CBA elected to full membership
      1963-07-01
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      "Domain of Phoebus Apollo" - crossed International Date Line on China Clipper - signed by passengers and officers aboard
      1936-10-10
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      Participated in the National Security Forum held at the War College
      1960-05-23-1960-05-27
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      "Commemorating the First Transport Helicopter flight on September 6, 1948"- CBA was a passenger
      1948-09-06
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      United States Navy - Naval Air Training Command...CBA for his patriotic effort in completing the Naval Air Training Command Orientation Course
      1948-02-25
    • mixed materials Box: 12 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      National Aviation Club - June 3, 1918 - Curtiss JN-4D - "in recognition of his trail blazing efforts shall forevermore be known as a Pioneer of Aeronautics"
      1970-11-19
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      The Society of Airway Pioneers - CBA made an honorary member
      1960-06-08
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      Commissioned Admiral of the Flagship Fleet, American Airlines
      1946-05-27
    • mixed materials Box: 12 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      TWA Ambassadors Club
      1956-05-25
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      Martin 2-0-2 Test Crew Member
      1947-04-10
    • mixed materials Box: 12 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      "Empyrean Realm of Jupiter Rex" - crossed the Equator en route from Miami to Buenos Aires
      1929-01-16
    • mixed materials Box: 12 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      "Caroline Men From Mars" - non-stop Honolulu to Chicago
      nd.
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      "Knights of the Bluenose" - flew north of the Arctic Circle
      1952-09-14
    • mixed materials Box: 12 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      Certificate of Appointment to the Air Safety Board - signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt
      1939-03-15
    • mixed materials Box: 12 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      "Los Conquistadores del Cielo" with English translation on back
      1954-09-14
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    China Clipper Story, New York Herald Tribune (from box 3, folder 1) October 6-25
    1936
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    Serialized cop of "The Nine Old Men," by Drew Pearson and Robert S. Allen - carried in The New York Post, incomplete February 23 - March 15
    1937
  • mixed materials Box: 12 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
    Organizational Chart of the Air Safety Board (From box 8)
  • mixed materials Box: 12 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
    Material re Newspaper Articles on various subjects by CBA (from box 1, folder 5)
  • mixed materials Box: 12 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
    Material re Round South America Trip; stories by CBA run in the New York World-Telegram, (from box 3, folder 1)
    1933
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    Material on Zeppelins and other dirigibles; plus material for CBA article on the comparative merits of the airplane and airship for inter-continental travel, includes letter of 30 December 1935 discussing the same Zeppelin that exploded on 4 March 1936 (from box 3, folder 2)
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    Material on the crash of the Hindenburg at Lakehurst, N.J., includes from page of the New York Herald-Tribune with story by CBA covering the crash (from box 3, folder 2)
    1937-05-06
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    Material National Air Races (from box 3, folder 3) September 3-5
    1938
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    Articles by CBA in the Saturday Evening Post
    1938-1941
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      "Tons Aloft: Test Piloting the Transatlantic Clipper," by Edumnd T. Allen with CBA, Sep 17
      1938
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      "Air Safety Isn't Luck," by CBA and Martin Sommers, June 1
      1940
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      "A Feud-- Between Engines," May 10
      1941
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    Miscellaneous Magazine Articles by CBA (from box 3, folder 6)
    1931-1949
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      "Learning to Fly," Vanity Fair, Aug
      1931
    • mixed materials Box: 13 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
      "Learning to Fly," Vanity Fair, Oct
      1931
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      "Learning to Fly," Vanity Fair, Feb
      1932
    • mixed materials Box: 13 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
      "Sky Road to Cuba," The Sportsman Pilot, April
      1930
    • mixed materials Box: 13 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
      "California Capitulates," The Sportsman Pilot, June
      1930
    • mixed materials Box: 13 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
      "Case for the Reserves," Collier's, Oct 19
      1946
    • mixed materials Box: 13 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
      "Mr. LaFarge's 'Eagle'," The Bee-Hive, book review of Oliver LaFarge's "The Eagle and the Egg"
      1949
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    Material on Lindbergh (from box 4)
    1940-1941
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      "The Facts About Lindbergh," Saturday Evening Post, Dec 28
      1940
    • mixed materials Box: 13 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      "The Air Defense of America," May 19
      1940
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      "A Plea for American Independence," Mutual Broadcasting System, Oct 14
      1940
    • mixed materials Box: 13 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      Speech at a America First Meeting in Chicago, April 17
      1941
    • mixed materials Box: 13 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      Address at the Hollywood Bowl, June 20
      1941
    • mixed materials Box: 13 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      Address at San Francisco, July 1
      1941
    • mixed materials Box: 13 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      Address at Cleveland, Aug 9
      1941
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      Misc. Newspaper Clipping and Book Reviews re Lindbergh
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    Aviation Pages from the New York Herald Tribune (from box 8)
Mixed Materials Box: 14Mixed Materials Box: 15Mixed Materials Box: 16 Archival Resource Key
Scrapbooks
1924-1956
Scope and Contents

Contains mostly clippings regarding both general contemporary history and aviation history.

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    2 Newspaper Clippings Scrapbooks (contains clippings of articles by CB Allen regarding contemporary general news and aviation news); 1925-1926, 1924-1931
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    2 Newspaper Clippings Scrapbooks (contains clippings of articles by CB Allen regarding contemporary general news and aviation news; one of the clippings regards a plane journey by Allen and his wife, including two original photographs); 1926-1927, 1925-1939
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    1 Newspaper Clipping Scrapbook (contains clippings regarding commercial aviation; also includes a few complete copies of "American Aviation" and "Southern Flight"); 1938-1956