Guide to the Clara Talley Kingston Papers, 1920-2010
H25-11

Collection Overview

Repository
Special Collections Department, History of Aviation Collection
Creator - Donor
Kingston, Clara Talley
Title
Clara Talley Kingston Papers
ID
H25-11
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1942-1974
Date [inclusive]
1930-2004
Extent
4.0 Linear feet (Six legal manuscript boxes, 1 oversized box)
Language of Materials
Collection is in English.

Citation

Clara Talley Kingston Papers, Document name or type, Folder number, Box number, Series number, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Special Collections Department, History of Aviation Collection 13 October 2011

800 West Campbell Road, MC33
Richardson, TX, 75080-3021
972-883-2570
LIBSPCO@utdallas.edu.

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Provenance Statement

The Clara Talley Kingston Papers were donated to the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by a bequest of Clara Talley Kingston's estate on June 22, 2011.

Note to the Researcher

Materials in the Clara Talley Kingston Papers are in good condition, and pose no particular handling problems.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Kingston, Clara Talley

Subject(s)

  • History of Aviation Collection

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Biographical Sketch

Clara Talley Kingston was born on March 22, 1920. Learning to fly during the years prior to World War II, Clara expressed an interest in serving her country by applying to join the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) program in 1943. Although she was accepted to the program, Clara never got the chance to serve as the WASP program was cancelled before she reported for training. Clara remained interested in aviation issues, researching and collecting information, as well as reading widely about numerous aviation topics. She also kept detailed journals of many trips she took, which provide her opinions of the various aircraft she flew in, as well as detailing two ocean cruises taken in the 1970s.

Clara married Robert E. Kingston, a pilot with Braniff Airways, who also served in World War II in the Air Transport Command (ATC). The ATC was a program that trained civilian airline pilots to fly cargo and transport missions to support the Allied Forces in World War II. The collection contains material from the careers of both Clara and Robert Kingston. Clara passed away on January 29, 2010 in Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

Source
 Clara Talley Kingston Papers "Clara Taley Kingston's Application for WASP Pilot Status", Item 2, Box 1, Series I Personal Papers, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
Source
 Clara Talley Kingston Papers "Robert E. Kingston Pilot Logs", Item 3, Box 1, Series I Personal Papers, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
Source
 Tributes.com, Clara Talley Kingston. [online 12 October 2011]. http://www.tributes.com/show/87804549.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains, documents, charts, navigational tools, flight rules and regulation, and other materials related to the operation of aircraft from the materials of Clara Talley Kingston, as well as her husband Robert Kingston, a Braniff Pilot. The Clara Talley Kingston Papers are housed in six manuscript boxes, and one Banker’s Box totaling 4 linear feet. The papers were divided into eight series:

The first series includes personal information about Clara and Robert Kingston, their careers in aviation, correspondence, and Clara Kingston’s efforts to join the Women Air Forces Service Pilots (WASPs) in World War II.

The second series contains booklets of regulations governing aviation passed by agencies of the United States Government including the Department of Commerce (DOC), Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The third series houses material about the navigation of aircraft through the air including instruction manuals, check lists, plotters, and charts and graphs.

The fourth series contains material instructing pilots in the procedures necessary for instrument flying, including instruction manuals, proficiency tests, and checklists.

The fifth series features manuals from the United States Department of Commerce that teach the basic principals of flight and aircraft operation.

The sixth series includes material covering the uses of meteorology and weather in aircraft operation including means of forecasting, symbols and chart marking, and identifying cloud formations and weather phenomena.

The seventh series consists of Aeronautical Charts and maps of cities and geographic features of the United States of America.

The eighth series contains artifacts and ephemera including navigational implements, a toy aircraft and a pair of earplugs.

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Series Description

The Clara Talley Kingston Papers are organized in to eight series:

Series I. Personal Papers .5 linear feet. (one manuscript box), 1943-2000.

This series is arranged chronologically.

Series II. United States Federal Aviation Regulations .25 linear feet. (half a manuscript box), 1942-1998.

This series is arranged chronologically.

Series III. Air Navigation .25 linear feet. (half a manuscript box), 1940-1942.

This series is arranged chronologically.

Series IV. Instrument Flying .25 linear feet. (half a manuscript box), 1944 1966.

This series is arranged chronologically.

Series V. Basics of Flight .25 linear feet. (half a manuscript box), 1940-1942.

This series is arranged chronologically.

Series VI. Weather and Meteorology .5 linear feet. (one manuscript box), 1940-1998.

This series is arranged chronologically.

Series VII. Aeronautical Charts 1 linear foot. (two manuscript boxes), 1959-2002.

This series is arranged alphabetically by city or geographic feature name.

Series VIII. Objects and Ephemera 1 linear foot. (one banker's box), Undated.

This series is arranged topically.

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Related Materials

Additional Sources

Additional information about Braniff Airways, and the Air Transport Command can be found in The Braniff Collection and  The Jack Jaynes Papers. Additional information about the Women's Air force Service Pilots, can be found in  the Delphine Bonn Collection. Additionally many of the aviation topics discussed in the  Clara Talley Kingston Papers are supplemented by material in the History of Aviation Collection's monograph and journal holdings.

Books and Magazines

Books and magazines were pulled and catalogued to be included into the HAC monograph and magazine stacks.

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Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, series, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example : 5CTK1-1-4PB1

5 = History of Aviation Archives (HAC)

CTK = Clara Talley Kingston Papers

1= Series Number

1 = Box Number

4 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

B = Black and White

1 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Personal Papers 

Excerpts from Air Force Magazine. 1943 


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Clara Talley Kingston Application for WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Status. 1943-1944 


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Robert E. Kingston Pilot Logs. 1944-1945 


    Box Folder
Text   1 3

Aero Digest Aircraft Directory. 1951 


    Box Folder
Text   1 4

Clara Kingston's Research on Aviation Safety. 1959-1984 


    Box Folder
Text   1 5

Clara Kingston's Travel Notes. 1958 


    Box Folder
Text   1 6

Clara Kingston's Pilot Logs. 1960 


    Box Folder
Text   1 7

Newspaper Clippings: Aircraft Crashes. 1967 


    Box Folder
Text   1 8

Newspaper Clippings: Aircraft Saftey. circa 1990 


    Box Folder
Text   1 9

Correspondence: Len Morgan. 1994-1998 


    Box Folder
Text   1 10

Aircraft of the World Data Cards. 1997 


    Box Folder
Text   1 11

Braniff and Aviation in Brownsville, Texas. 1943-1971 


    Box Folder
Text   1 12

Corporate Aviation. 1943-2000 


    Box Folder
Text   1 13

Clara Kingston's Entry in the First Sentance Contest. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   1 14

Clara Kingston's Research Notes. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   1 15

Patterson Aircraft Company Brochure. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   1 16

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Series II: U.S. (United States) Federal Aviation Regulations 

U.S. Department of Commerece Digest of Civil Air Regulations for Pilots. 1942 


    Box Folder
Text   2 1

Federal Aviation Regulations. 1977 


    Box Folder
Text   2 2

Federal Aviation Regulations '98. 1998 


    Box Folder
Text   2 3

Federal Aviation Regulations '98 Midyear Update. 1998 


    Box Folder
Text   2 4

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Series III: Air Navigation 

U.S. Department of Commerce Practical Air Navigation 1940 


    Box Folder
Text   2 5

U.S. Department of Commerce Pilot's Radio Manual. 1940 


    Box Folder
Text   1 6

War Department Technical Manual TM 1-205: Air Navigation. 1941 


    Box Folder
Text   2 7

U.S. Department of Commerce Air Navigation Radio Aids. 1942 


    Box Folder
Text   2 8

Shell Flight Planner. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   2 9

King Schools Flight Planning Organizer. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   2 10

ADF-T-12 Pilot's Instruction Manual. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   2 11

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Series IV: Insturment Flying 

Technical Order No. 30-100D-1 Insturment Flying. 1944 


    Box Folder
Text   3 1

Army Air Forces Insturment Letdown Procedures. 1944 


    Box Folder
Text   3 2

Link Instructor Manual. 1948 


    Box Folder
Text   3 3

Department of Commerce Insturment Pilot Examination Guide. 1957 


    Box Folder
Text   3 4

Insturment Flight Training Manual. 1957 


    Box Folder
Text   3 5

AF Manual 51-37 Insturment Flying. 1966 


    Box Folder
Text   3 6

PAA (Pan American Airways) Instrument Flight Simulation Training Kit. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   3 7

Airmen Transport Transition Program -Part IX: Link Trainer. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   3 8

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Series V: Basics of Flight 

U.S. Deaprtment of Commerce Aerodynamics for Pilots. 1940 


    Box Folder
Text   3 9

U.S. Department of Commerce Civil Pilot Training Manual. 1941 


    Box Folder
Text   3 10

U.S. Department of Commerce Pilot's Powerplant Manual. 1942 


    Box Folder
Text   3 11

Aircraft Proficency Checklists. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   3 12

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Series VI: Weather and Meteorology 

U.S. Department of Commerce Meteorology for Pilots. 1940 


    Box Folder
Text   4 1

AF Manual 105-5 Weather for Aircrew Trainees. 1951 


    Box Folder
Text   4 2

U.S. Navy All Weather Flight Manual. 1957 


    Box Folder
Text   4 3

Weather: Charts and Tables. 1996 


    Box Folder
Text   4 4

Weather: Definitons and Terms. 1996 


    Box Folder
Text   4 5

Weather: Coding and Notations - Descriptive Information. 1996 


    Box Folder
Text   4 6

NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) Training Guide in Surface Weather Observations. 1998 


    Box Folder
Text   4 7

Weather Criteria to Remember. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   4 8

Weather: Study Guide. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   4 9

Weather Services for Pilots. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   4 10

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Series VII: Aeronautical Charts 

Jeppesen Airway Manual: Introduction. 1968 


    Box Folder
Text   5 1

Jeppesen Airway Manual: California. 1968 


    Box Folder
Text   5 2

Jeppesen Airway Manual: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, New Mexico, Nevada. 1968 


    Box Folder
Text   5 3

Jeppesen Airway Manual: Utah, Washington, Wyoming. 1968 


    Box Folder
Text   5 4

Approach Maps, Landing Charts and Braniff Policies for Brownsville and South Texas. 1943-1968 


    Box Folder
Text   5 5

Approach Documentation for California (Mather, McClellan, and Travis Air Force Bases). 1967 


    Box Folder
Text   5 6

Notebook of Approach Instructions. 1968 


    Box Folder
Text   5 7

Georgia Airport Directory. 2001-2002 


    Box Folder
Text   5 8

Aeronautical Charts: Mexico. 1959 


    Box Folder
Text   5 9

Aeronatical Charts: United States. 1950 


    Box Folder
Text   5 10

Aeronautical Charts: U.S. Cities (A-M). 1960 


    Box Folder
Text   6 1

Aeronautical Charts: U.S. Cities (N-Z). 1960 


    Box Folder
Text   6 2

Aeronautical Charts: U.S. Geographic Features (A-M). 1960 


    Box Folder
Text   6 3

Aeronautical Charts: U.S. Geographic Features (O-Z). 


    Box Folder
Text   6 4

Aeronautical Charts: California. 1960 


    Box Folder
Text   6 5

Aeronautical Charts: Texas. 1960 


    Box Folder
Text   6 6

Aeronautical Charts: Route Chicago to Los Angeles. 1957 


    Box Folder
Text   6 7

Jeppesen United States Low Altitude Enroute Charts. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   6 8

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Series VIII: Objects and Ephemera 

Jeppesen Navigation Plotter PN-1. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   7 1

Time - Distance Computer. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   7 2

Cesena Flight Computer. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   7 3

Toy Aircraft. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   7 4

Ear Plugs. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   7 5

Dalton Dead Reckoning Computer. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   7 6

Statute Mile Calculator. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   7 7

Pilot's Weather Computer. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   7 8

Flight Reference Guide. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   7 9

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