Bill Hodges was the founder of the International Ryan Club and was the newsletter editor until his death. This collection contains information about Mr. Hodges, the Ryan Club and Ryan Aeronautical.
At age 20, Birdie Viola Draper began training as a parachutist in Minnesota. She became known as the "Queen of Daredevils," performing at thrill shows and fairs throughout the country.
Born in San Diego on October 19, 1924, Robert C. “Bob” Kemp was a publications editor and illustrator with General Dynamics in San Diego, as well as a noted artist, specializing in aircraft and sailing ship paintings.
“Boeing News” was a newsletter that was published weekly and every two weeks. The issues in this collection range from December 1997 to March 2002. The size of the newsletters varies per year.
Brigadier General Alfonte had a long military career and this collection contains material related to his association with aviation starting with his assignment to Rockwell Field in 1916, through his re-assignment to the Quartermaster Corps in 1919.