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Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc. Douglas Aircraft Company Photographs, 1938-1969: A Finding Aid

Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Vis 3
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Title: Douglas Aircraft Company photographs
Date(s): 1938-1969
Quantity: 1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The Douglas Aircraft Company photographs include 87 black and white images of airplanes, military transport aircraft, and airplane models produced by the company, circa 1953-1969.

Provenance:

Purchase 2005.

Processing Information:

Processed: May 2011
By: Benjamin Johnson

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.
Researchers must register and provide valid photo identification before using this collection.
Materials stored onsite. Please contact histcollref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Douglas Aircraft Company Photographs. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Historical Note:

The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. in Santa Monica, Calif. in 1921. The company initially built aircraft bombers as a government contractor, but became widely popular with the introduction of their "DC" (Douglas Commercial) model aircraft. Many of these models were used for military troop transport. Douglas Aircraft merged with McDonnell Aircraft Corporation in 1967 but remained a wholly owned subsidiary of the company continuing to manufacture aircraft. The new firm McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing in 1997.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Content Note:

The Douglas Aircraft Company photographs include 87 black and white images of commercial aircraft, military transport aircraft, and model airplanes manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company of Santa Monica, California, 1938-1969. The commercial aircraft images capture airplanes in flight, on tarmacs, and during passenger boarding. The military troop transport aircraft images capture US Air Force transport airplanes in flight, on tarmacs, and closeups of landing gear, cockpits, and military personnel boarding and unloading. The model airplane images include a small number of photographs taken of various views of planes.

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