World War I Aviators Papers
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Brief Description: Papers related to aviators Wilmer K. Bond, Robert S. Oliver, and John H. Thompson.  The focus is on their role in the American air effort during World War I with some documentation of their later careers as reserve officers.  Documents include personal letters, military correspondence, photographs, clippings, a program for an 18-week aeronautics club for boys (1928) and a pilot's log-book spanning both world wars.
Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
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MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
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Record Series Number: 1/7/MSS 338
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 11/01/2014.
Arrangement: By individual pilot into personal and official papers.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted.
Subject Index
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 - Aerial operations, American
Genres/Forms of Material
Air pilots, Military - United States - Correspondence
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.
Acquisition Notes: M. Benjamin Katz, Fine Books/Rare Manuscripts, Toronto.  Purchased.