Michael Sligh Papers, 1972-2019 (bulk 1984-2016)

Container Title
Series: Aeronautical History
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Item   1
Glenn Curtiss flying Langley's plane
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Item   2
Milwaukee Journal Article on early aircrafts, 1953 May 17
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Item   3
A. Curtiss JN Plane in the Milwaukee Journal, 1953 May 17
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Item   4
Sargent Ellyson about to make a test flight from an elevated platform along awire cable
Box/Album   24
Item   5
U.S. Navy plane, Curtiss pusher amphibian A.H.-1
Box/Album   24
Item   6
Anthony H.T. Fokker in his first “spider”
Box/Album   24
Item   7
Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh about to take off in Fokker biplane
Box/Album   24
Item   8
Sister ship of the Spirit of St. Louis, owned by the Knaup Brothers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Item   9
“The cities first aerial photographer, Albert F. Toepfler…”
Box/Album   24
Item   10
“Ruth Law wants to fly with U.W. Marines”
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Item   11
Problematic aircraft and correspondence
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Item   12
“The first flight by man with a motor driven, heavier than air machine, at Kitty Hawk, N.C., December 17, 1903”
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Item   13
“Side view of the original Wright aeroplane near Kitty Hawk, N.C. 1903”
Box/Album   24
Item   14
Balloon about to ascend, about 1908
Note: Those identified are Captain Wellman (holding sandbag) and John Schwister (in front, back to camera).
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Item   15
Flight trials at Fort Myer, Virginia, 1908 September 12
Note: Photographer: U.S. Army Air Corps
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Item   16
International Aviation Meet held at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, 1911
Note: This is a composite photo with added touches painted in.
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Item   17
Jesse circa Brabazon of Delavan, Wisconsin in 1911 Model B. Wright Biplane, the first passenger carrying airplane in America
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Item   18
John Schwister in his biplane the Minnesota Badger, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1909-1911
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Item   19
First airmail from St. Paul, 1911
Note: Photographer: E.B. Howe, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
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Item   20
“Rogers in Wright Biplane,” 1911 September 14
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Item   21
The Vin Fiz was a 1911 model B Wright two passenger, dual control biplane, Sheepshead Bay, New York, 1911 September 17
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Item   22
John Schwister in his biplane the Minnesota Badger at the fair, Antigo, Wisconsin, about 1911
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Item   23
Page 43 of the official program of the International Meet held in Chicago, 1912 September 12-21
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Item   24
“Membership certificate, international Gordon Bennett Race, Chicago, 1912”
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Item   25
Brabazon, Jesse Cyril, 1912 September 12
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Item   26
Wright model B 1911 biplane, Chicago, Illinois, 1912
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Item   27
Jesse circa Brabazon of Delavan, Wisconsin, in a Wright 1911 Model B biplane, Chicago, Illinois, 1912 October 8
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Item   28
Day tractor with propeller in front, Bloomington, Illinois, 1912 October 23
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Item   29
License issued to John Kaminski, the first licensed pilot in Wisconsin
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Item   30
“Upward Flight”
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Item   31
“Death ends career of airplane pioneer”
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Item   32
John Kaminski, about 1912
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Item   33
Crash of Cal P. Rodgers' plane Vin Fiz, Long Beach, California, 1912 April 3
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Item   34
“Early planes,” 1953 May 17
Box/Album   34
Item   35
John Schwister at the controls of his biplane, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1912
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Item   36
John Schwister and his biplane at St. Paul, Minnesota, 1912
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Item   37
Airfield operated by AeroClub of Illinois, Cicero, Illinois, 1912
Note: Photographer: De Lloyd Thompson
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Item   38
Jesse circa Brabazon of Delavan, Wisconsin, 1953
Box/Album   24
Item   39
Lower part of the center section fabric from the famous Vin Fitz
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Item   40
First simulated bombing in history, Chicago, Illinois, 1913
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Item   41-42
Wreck of the famous plane Vin Fiz, Lima, Ohio, 1913 June 12
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Item   43-47
Model B two-passenger Wright biplane, Lima Ohio, 1913 May 11
Box/Album   24
Item   45
First airplane used for spotting forest fires, piloted by Jack Vilas, 1914
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Item   46
Jack Vilas, an early Wisconsin Conservation Department pilot, about 1915
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Item   47
Curtis Flying boat
Note: Photographer: Wisconsin Conservation Department, Madison, Wisconsin
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Item   48
Certificate issued to E.M. Griffith
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Item   49
Alfred W. Lawson's plane, the first large cabin air liner
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Item   50
Lawson C-2 airliner built in Milwaukee, Mitchell Field, Long Island, New York, 1919
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Item   51
Mr. Lawson and factory personnel grouped in front of the Lawson L-4, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1920
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Item   52
Lawson transport plane built in Milwaukee, 1920
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Item   53
Lincoln Beachy, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1920-1925
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Item   54
Homemade airplane built by Melvin Thompson
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Item   55
Dave Behncke, who originated the Airline Pilots' Association, in the cockpit of the plane, about 1920
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Item   56
Butler airport, Milwaukee's first municipally owned airfield, 1920
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Item   57
Alexander Field, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1920-1930
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Item   58
Propeller making, Madison, Wisconsin, about 1920
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Item   59
Lawson transport plane built in Milwaukee, about 1921
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Item   60
Plane maintenance, 1953 May 17
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Item   61
Woodson express plane, Kohler, Wisconsin, about 1923
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Item   62
JN plane at the airport, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1925
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Item   63
Lieutenant Lester Maitland and his Fokker airplane which he flew to Hawaii in June 1927
Box/Album   24
Item   64
Leonig Amphibian, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1928
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Item   65
Major John C.P. Wood, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1928
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Item   66
Governor Zimmerman speaking at the dedication of the Wausau airport, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1928
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Item   67
Louis Kakuk, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1930
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Item   68
Louis Kakuk, about 1930
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Item   69-70
Bob Piper in Curtiss-Wright Junior plane, Kohler, Wisconsin, about 1930
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Item   71
Archie Towell, his wife and his daughter Marie, all of whom hold pilot's licenses, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1930-1935
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Item   72
Barnstormer demonstration at the State Fairgrounds, West Allis, Wisconsin, 1930-1935
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Item   73
National Aeronautics Association cross country flight, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1930-1935
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Item   74
Major John C.P. Wood and Archive Towell at the National Air Tour, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1930-1935
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Item   75
S.J. Wittman with plane Chief Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1931-1932
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Item   76-77
S.J. Wittman and plane Bonzo, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1932
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Item   78
Ray Herziger and Edward Heidenreiter with Waco plane, 1939 August
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Item   79
Jesse circa Brabazon in 1943, as a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Item   80
S.J. Wittman with plane Buster, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, about 1945
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Item   81-82
S.J. Wittman with plane Bonzo II, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1949
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Item   83
Lawson Company building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1956
Note: Left to right: Henry Rayeske, Joseph Hagner, and Andrew M. Surini
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Item   84
“America Takes to the Air”