Category Archives: Aviation

Raoul Lufbery and the Escadrille Lafayette

In early 1916, although the United States had not yet entered World War I, there were a number of Americans eager to support the Allies however they could. One response to that eagerness was the establishment of the Escadrille Americaine … Continue reading






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The Story of Clair W. Welty: WWI Pilot Trainer

A couple of weeks ago, Special Collections & Archives hosted a special tour for which all members of the staff were asked to select some of their favorite materials from the collections to share with attendees. When choosing my “favorites” in … Continue reading






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New Acquisition: Aviation Trade Cards and Stamps

We are pleased to share with you a first look at some of our most recent acquisitions — several sets of aviation-themed trade cards and stamps. Most of these colorful cards and stamps were packaged with products such as breakfast cereal or … Continue reading






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