U.S. School of Military Aeronautics "War Book"
2012.023

Summary Information

Repository
The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
United States. Army. U.S. School of Military Aeronautics.
Title
U.S. School of Military Aeronautics "War Book"
ID
2012.023
Date [inclusive]
1917-1918
Extent
0.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note
Ring binder is worn; front and back boards beginning to detach from ring mechanism. Photos in good condition, but sheets on which they are pasted are crumpled and brittle; many of the holes punched into the pages are torn.
Language
English
Language
These materials are in English.

Preferred Citation note

U.S. School of Military Aeronautics "War Book," 1917-1918. Coll No. 2012.023. McFarlin Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. University of Tulsa.

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Scope and Contents note

Photo album/scrapbook consisting of 44 black/white photos, 4 half-tone images, press cutting, and one photostat; housed in a 2-ring binder regarding the US School of Military Aeronautics in Champaign, Illinois, 1917-1918.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives 2013 September

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa, OK, 74104-3123
918-631-2496
Marc-carlson@utulsa.edu

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased from Tavistock Books, 3 April 2012.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Tavistock Books.
  • United States. Army. U.S. School of Military Aeronautics.

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, American.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Photographs.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.

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Collection Inventory

 2012.023.1 2-ring binder 

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 2012.023.1.1 Portrait   1.0 Photograph Portrait is pasted onto the inner front cover of the 2-ring binder.

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Possibly a portrait of "full bird colonel" presumed to be the President of the Cadet Brigade and compiler of this photo album. Handwritten above the photograph: "War Book. War ended Nov. 11/18/2 am."

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 2012.023.1.3 Fact sheet   1.0 Photograph

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Fact sheet with specs for incendiary and heavy bombsl Photostat.

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 2012.023.1.4 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring an interior view of an airplane hangar, instructors and/or cadets.

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 2012.023.5-12 Group photographs   8.0 Photographs

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Postcard-sized photos featuring cadets of SMA classes of March and April, 1918.

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 2012.023.1.13 Group photographs   1.0 Photograph

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Group photo featuring staff and/or instructors of the school.

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 2012.023.1.14-16 Group photographs   3.0 Photographs

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Postcard-sized photos featuring cadets of the SMA classes of Nov-Dec, 1917.

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 2012.023.1.17-24 Group photographs   8.0 Photographs

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Postcard-sized photos featuring the cadets of the SMA classes of December 1917 and Feb 1918.

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 2012.023.1.25 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photo of a young cadet cooking over a daytime campfire.

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 2012.023.1.26 Press cutting   1.0 Item

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"Heaven and Earth" newspaper column (article entitled, "Christmas and War") by Thomas Clark, Dean of Men, University of Illinois.

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 2012.023.1.27 Half-tone clipping   1.0 Photograph

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Half-tone clipping featuring side view of an [Airco-DH1] and pilot.

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 2012.023.1.28 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Bird's-eye view of an unidentified US biplane.

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 2012.023.1.29 Half-tone clipping   1.0 Item

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Half-tone clipping featuring an unidentified seaplane.

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 2012.023.1.30 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Bird's-eye view of an unidentified US biplane.

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 2012.023.1.31 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring cadets engaged in constructing a portion of the cockpit of an airplane with instructor looking on.

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 2012.023.1.32 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring cadets at work on the tail sections of airplanes.

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 2012.023.1.33 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring cadets engaged in construction of the struts, aileron and supporting plane of an airplane.

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 2012.023.1.34 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring cadet sitting in the framework of the co-pilot's at the control wheel. Also featured is an [instructor] standing in the framework of a cockpit with two control sticks.

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 2012.023.1.35 Group photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Group photograph of cadets and/or instructors posing outside a brick building.

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 2012.023.1.36 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring cadets applying paste and patches to a supporting plane, with instructors looking on. Also featured is a life-sized Illinois Central Railroad train engine parked on a raised platform.

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 2012.023.1.37 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring cadets in the classroom, learning about the Lewis gun, with instructor looking on.

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 2012.023.1.38 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring cadets attending a lecture regarding the working of the airplane engine.

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 2012.023.1.39 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring many cadets engaged in various typed of study.

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 2012.023.1.40 Group photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Group photograph featuring 7 cadets and/or instructors, posed in front of an airplane.

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 2012.023.1.41 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring cadets in the classroom at work at their desks, possibly taking a written test.

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 2012.023.1.42 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring cadets in Room 100 - Physics.

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 2012.023.1.43 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring the interior view of Hyslope's office, 307 Physics.

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 2012.023.1.44 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring a round airplane engine mounted on a 4-wheel transport device.

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 2012.023.1.45 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring engines with propellers mounted on individual, covered platforms. Also featured is a view of an arena, viewing stands.

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 2012.023.1.46 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring an exterior view of training building. Also featured is a era-appropriate jalopy parked curbside.

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 2012.023.1.47 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring cadet tent housing on the school grounds.

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 2012.023.1.48 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph featuring cadets engaged in rifle target practice in a field, with instructors and others looking on. Residential homes can be seen in the background.

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 2012.023.1.49 Group photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Group photograph of 13 cadets and/or instructors posed outdoors.

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 2012.023.1.50 Photograph   1.0 Photograph

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Photograph taken outdoors on [school] grounds, possilby a graduation ceremony, featuring men, women and children as well as a band.

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 2012.023.1.51 Half-tone clipping   1.0 Item Half-tone clipping is pasted onto the inside back cover of the 2-ring binder.

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Half-tone clipping "Energetic War-Work Units that Keep the Home Fires Burning for Hinsdale's Fighting Sons." Clipping features a group images of Company G, 2nd Infantry, Illinois Reserve Militia; Hinsdale Troops 1 and 2, Boy Scouts; Hinsdale REd Cross Unit at work; and the Junior Jills Juvenile War Workers.

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 2012.023.1.52-54 Blank pages 

Scope and Contents note

32 blank pages of Monroe brand linen paper were found placed after the last photograph in the album. 3 of the 32 pages were retained as samples, the remainder were removed.

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