Society of American Archivists Records, 1935-[ongoing]

 
Contents List
Container Title
Series: 5. Audio Recordings, 1945-1997
Scope and Content Note: This series is comprised of 66 audio cassette and reel recordings, primarily interviews that Hardie conducted with figures prominent in early Wisconsin aviation. These include John Kaminski, associates of Billy Mitchell, and several engineers, designers, and employees of Hamilton Standard Propeller Company and the Lawson Airline Company. The balance of these tapes include recordings of AAHS meetings and interviews of Hardie discussing his role in the EAA and AAHS.
Access Restrictions: Where electronic copies must be used, filenames correspond to portions of the original audio numbers assigned by the Archives (e.g. the recording originally found on the cassette labeled "Audio 2" appears as "uwmmss0065_audio-2_01.mp3" and "uwmmss0065_audio-2_02.mp3).
American Aviation Historical Society
Audio   28
Director on Editorial Committee, undated
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Audio   1
Directors Meeting, 1962
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   2
Ball, Lester R., Oral History Interview, 1960
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Biography/History: Lester Ball (d. 1968) was an early pilot who built and operated his planes from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Access Restrictions: The original audio cassette is restricted; users must use digital file available in the Archives.
Audio   27
Bank, Liam F., Interview, 1962
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Audio   40
Baron, R. N., Oral History Interview, 1976 April 28
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Bateman, C. Barry
Audio   49
Interview, 1989
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   50
Milwaukee Observer, Interview, 1994
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   14
The Business of Wisconsin, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   3
Billman's Flight Into Yesterday, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   19
Bueschel, Speech, How to be a Collector/Specialist, 1961
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Audio   4
Burnelli, Vincent, Oral History Interview, 1962
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Biography/History: Vincent Burnelli (1894-1964) was an engineer for the Lawson Airplane Company. He was known for the "lifting body" and "flying wing" concepts, and for his design of Alfred Lawson's first commercial passenger aircraft.
Access Restrictions: The original audio cassette is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.
Audio   30-31
Central States Historian Meeting, Dayton, 1964
Physical Description: Audio reels (¼ in., 1 ⅞ ips) 
Audio   32
Dayton Meeting, 1963
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Box   37
Dedication of Mitchell Airfield, 1955
Physical Description: Record album (33 ⅓ rpm) 
Audio   5
Dedication of Mitchell Gallery of Flight, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   24
Doerflinger, Joseph, Oral History Interview, 1956
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.
Audio   33
Dunlap, George, Oral History Interview, 1960
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Biography/History: George Dunlap was an early pilot and Curtiss plant employee.
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.
Audio   29
EAA, Annual Business Meeting, undated
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Audio   6
Firing Line, Deregulation: Kahn, Alfred and Frank Borman, Interview, 1988
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   34
Genshe and Obenberger, Interview, 1970
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   7
Hagner, Joseph, Oral History Interview, 1956
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Biography/History: Joseph Hagner worked for the Lawson Airplane Company as a mechanic, machinist, and aircraft designer, most notably on the C-2 Airliner.
Access Restrictions: The original audio cassette is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.
Hardie, George
Audio   20
Comments on Directors Meeting Agenda, undated
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Video   1
I Remember Milwaukee, WMVS interview, 1995
Physical Description: Videocassette 
Audio   18
Interview, circa 1950s
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   36
Speech at Dayton Meeting, 1963
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Audio   21
WUWM-FM Radio Interview and WITI-TV County Close-Up, 1969
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in., 1 ⅞ ips) 
Audio   35
Hardie, George and Harvey Lippincott, A.A.H.S., 1966
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Hartman, Eric
Biography/History: Eric Hartman (1922-1993), originally "Erich Hartmann," was a Luftwaffe Ace for Germany during World War II who emigrated to Milwaukee after ten years in a Russian POW camp.
Audio   38
"German War Ace," Interview, 1971
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.
Audio   37
Speech, undated
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.
Audio   9
Henry, Lyell, Interview via the Telephone, 1997
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   39
Hessler, Frank, Flying with the Luftwaffe, Speech, 1971
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Biography/History: Frank Hessler was a pilot for the Luftwaffe during the 1930s and World War II.
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.
Audio   10-11
Jones, Ira Milton, Channel 10 Interview, undated, and Oral History Interviews, 1987
Physical Description: Audio cassettes 
Biography/History: Ira Milton Jones (1896-1992) was a World War I veteran, captain in the 32nd National Guard Division, and president of World War I Overseas Flyers. He received the Billy Mitchell Trophy in 1989 for his contributions to aviation.
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.
Audio   26
Kaminski, John, Oral History Interview, undated
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Biography/History: John Kaminski (1893-1960) was a Polish-American aviator, stunt pilot, and the first licensed pilot in Wisconsin.
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.
Audio   8
Krimkowski, Julius, Interview, 1970
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   65
Krimkowski, Julius, Interview, 1970
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   40
Loening, Grover, Speech, 1976
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Biography/History: Grover Loening (1888-1973) was head of the Loening Aeronautical Engineering Corporation and recipient of the first American Aeronautics Engineering master's degree from Columbia University.
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.
Audio   22
Marker Dedication, 1976
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Midwest Aero Historians
Audio   41
Fall Meeting, 1969
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Audio   42
Meeting, EAA Hales Corners, 1973
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   43
Mulick, Ed, Oral History Interview, 1974 March 28
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Biography/History: Ed Mulick was an aviator and manager of the Curtiss-Wright Airport during the 1930s.
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital files available in the Archives.
Audio   45
Nichols, John, Interview, undated
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in., 1 ⅞ ips) 
Audio   44
Niemann, Robert A., Flying in World War I, Speech, 1972
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Biography/History: Robert A. Niemann was an aviator for Germany during World War I and pilot based out of Lodi Airfield in Columbia County, Wisconsin.
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital files available in the Archives.
Audio   46
Page, George Jr., Speech at A.I.A.A., 1966
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in., 1 ⅞ ips) 
Biography/History: George Page, Jr. (d. 1983) was an early aeronautical engineer for the Curtiss-Wright Corporation and others, best remembered for designing the C-46 cargo plane.
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital files available in the Archives.
Audio   25
Phlaz DXII Aircraft, Rebuilding, 1958
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Audio   51
Poberezny, Paul, Interview, 1957
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   12
Reddig, James C., Interview, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   52-53
Roberts, Claudious H. F., Interview, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassettes 
Audio   54
Sanders, Edwin O., Interview, 1970
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   55-58
Schory, Carl and Al Manella, Interview, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   13
Schory, Carl, Oral History Interview, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Biography/History: Carl Schory was a mechanic and engine-man on the C-2 Lawson Airliner.
Access Restrictions: The original audio cassette is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.
Audio   14
Schrader, Harold and Robert Reisky, Interview, 1987
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   47
Schwandt, Ernst, Some Surprises in Relativity, Interview, 1972
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Audio   15
Shaw, ?, Interview, 1956
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   59-61
Smith, Floyd K., Oral History Interview, circa 1965
Physical Description: Audio cassettes 
Biography/History: Floyd K. Smith was a secretary for Lawson Airplane Company responsible for coordinating airline routes and preparing air fields for the company's air-mail contract.
Access Restrictions: The original audio cassettes are restricted; researchers must use the digital files in the Archives.
Audio   23
Stevens, Brooks, N.R.H.S. Banquet, 1973
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Audio   17
Surini, Andrew and Henry Rayeske, Lawson l-4 Tri-Motor, Interview, 1956
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Audio   16
Surini, Andrew, Oral History Interview, 1956
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Biography/History: Andrew Surini (1894-1958) was a mechanic, machinist, and designer for the Lawson Airplane Company.
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital files available in the Archives.
Audio   29
Unknown, Interview, undated
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Audio   48
Wagner, Ron, Oral History Interview, 1967 August 26
Physical Description: Audio reel (¼ in.) 
Biography/History: Ron Wagner was winner of the 1967 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Scale Model Contest and EAA manager of field operations.
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.
Audio   62-64
Watts, Ray, Oral History Interview, 1964 June 14
Physical Description: Audio cassettes 
Biography/History: Ray Watts was an early aviation enthusiast, World War I cadet, and pilot from Naperville, Illinois.
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.
Audio   66
Wittman, Steve, Oral History Interview, undated
Physical Description: Audio cassette 
Biography/History: Steve Wittman (1904-1995) was an airplane racer, builder, and designer and manager of the Oshkosh Airport during the 1930s.
Access Restrictions: The original audio reel is restricted; researchers must use the digital file available in the Archives.