Category Archives: Aviation

New Collection: Ivan R. Gates Collection

Ivan R. Gates was an Early Bird of Aviation, receiving his pilot’s license in 1911, and is credited with starting the first flying school on the west coast in California. The collection documents Gates’ aviation business enterprises, including the Gates … Continue reading

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New Collection: Cincinnati Parachute Club Collection

The Cincinnati Parachute Club was one of the first parachute clubs in the country. Their jumps were mostly at Western Hills Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio. The collection focuses on one member of the club, Quentin Honnert. The collection is composed … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Orville and Katharine!

Did you know Wright siblings Orville and Katharine share a birthday? August 19th marks a very special day for the Wright family with not one, but two birthdays. Orville was born in 1871 and then Katharine followed in 1874. On … Continue reading

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