Guide to the Russell Manning Collection, 1914-1975
F008-93

 Finding aid prepared by Thomas J. Allen, Ph.D.

Collection Overview

Repository
Special Collections Department, History of Aviation Collection
Creator - Collector
Manning, Russell, Mr.
Title
Russell Manning Collection
ID
F008-93
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1914-1918
Date [inclusive]
1914-1975
Extent
3.5 Linear feet (7 manuscript boxes.)
Language of Materials
Collection is in German and English.
Abstract
Russell Manning was a World War I afficionado collecting materials mainly pertaining to British and German aviation. He was in close contact with other World War I interested researchers.

Citation

Russell Manning Collection, 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 1 November 2009

800 West Campbell Road, MC33
Richardson, TX, 75080-3021
972-883-2570
[email protected]

Revision Description

 The first revision was a conversion to HTML Format. 26 November 2014

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 Russell Manning Collection were donated to the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by an unknown donor in 1993.

Note to the Researcher

All metal fasteners have been removed from the documents. The photographs have been rehoused into polypropylene sleeves. The photographs in the albums have been removed from their photo mounting corners and either interleaved with acid free paper or put into sleeves.

Material Removed List

Duplicate materials were pulled from the collection and de-accessioned.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Manning, Russell, Mr.

Subject(s)

  • George H. Williams, Jr. World War I Aviation Library

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Biographical Sketch

Russell Manning was born in November, 1914 in New York. Manning was interested in World War I aviation and focused on collecting materials related to British and German aviation. He was a member of Cross and Cockade Journal and associated with a number of other World War I aviation historians represented in the collections of the History of Aviation Collection, including Iver Penttinen. Manning passed away on October 20, 1975 in the Bronx, New York City. Upon Manning’s death, Iver Penttinen collected these materials.

Source
 Russell Manning Collection, Biographical Information – Folder 1, Box 1, Series I, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains documents, war diaries, reports, photographs, personal papers, correspondence, notes, and victory listings that were collected by Russell Manning in his lifetime. The Russell Manning Collection is housed in seven manuscript boxes totaling 3.5 linear ft.

The collection arrived in fair condition. At first the collection was processed with only a few folders in a manuscript box causing the materials to bend and slouch. Access was difficult, since there was only a rudimentary container list available. Because of these circumstances, the entire collection was reprocessed. Original order could not be determined and arrangement -was imposed by the processing archivist. The curator identified four series with the first series being the Russell Manning Biographical Information Series. This series includes a photograph of Russell Manning, circa 1974, a copy of Russell Manning’s death certificate, and a letter from Iver Penttinen regarding the disposition of Manning’s collection.

The second series is the World War I British Aviation Series. This series is the largest of the four identified and consists of the RFC/RAF War Diary for World War I, and combat reports, notes, and histories from various RFC/RAF and RNAS Squadrons.

The third series is the World War I German Aviation Series. This series contains victory lists and notes on various World War I German aviation units. It also includes photographs of German aviation units, German pilots and ground crew, and German aircraft manufacturers.

The fourth series is the Photographs: World War I British and American Aviation Series. This series consists of photographs of British and American aviation units, as well as photograph albums belonging to individual American and British World War I Aviators.

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Series Description

The Russell Manning Collection is arranged into four series:

Series I. Russell Manning Biographical Information 0.25 linear ft. (one folder), 1914-1975.

Arranged topically.

Series II. World War I British Aviation 2.25 linear ft. (four manuscript boxes and seven folders), 1915-1918.

Arranged topically.

Series III. World War I German Aviation 0.5 linear ft. (one manuscript box), 1914-1918.

Arranged numerically by Jasta number and alphabetically by aircraft manufacturer.

Series IV. Photographs 0.5 linear ft. (one manuscript box), 1914-1918.

Arranged by country, and numerically by squadron number.

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Related Materials

Additional Sources

The History of Aviation Collection holds several other aviation document and photograph collections in its World War I holdings, such as the Iver Penttinen Collection,  Ed Ferko Collection, and/or the  George H. Williams Jr. Collection. It also maintains numerous books about World War I aviation, and print runs of the World War I journals  Over the Front,  Cross and Cockade Journal, and  Cross and Cockade Great Britain/International.

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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, 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 : 4RM-6-16-PB51

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

RM = Russell Manning Collection

6 = Box Number

16 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

B = Black and White

51 = 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. Russell Manning Biographical Information 

Russell Manning Biographical Information. 1914-1975   Image number 4RM-1-1-PC1, death certificate, and correspondence.


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 1

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Series II. World War I British Aviation 

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1916 January–March  


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1916 April–May  


    Box Folder
Text   1 3

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1916 June–July  


    Box Folder
Text   1 4

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1916 August  


    Box Folder
Text   1 5

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1916 September  


    Box Folder
Text   1 6

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1916 October  


    Box Folder
Text   1 7

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1916 November–December  


    Box Folder
Text   1 8

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1917 January–March  


    Box Folder
Text   1 9

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1917 April–May  


    Box Folder
Text   2 1

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1917 June–July  


    Box Folder
Text   2 2

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1917 August  


    Box Folder
Text   2 3

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1917 September  


    Box Folder
Text   2 4

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1917 October  


    Box Folder
Text   2 5

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1917 November–December  


    Box Folder
Text   3 1

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1918 January–February  


    Box Folder
Text   3 2

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1918 March  


    Box Folder
Text   3 3

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1918 April–May  


    Box Folder
Text   3 4

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1918 September–October  


    Box Folder
Text   4 1

RFC/RAF War Diary. 1918 November–December  


    Box Folder
Text   4 2

RFC/RAF No. 1 Squadron. 1915-1916   Combats in Air reports.


    Box Folder
Text   4 3

RFC/RAF No. 1 Squadron. 1917-1918   Combats in Air reports.


    Box Folder
Text   4 4

RFC/RAF No. 2 Squadron. 1915-1916   Combats in Air reports.


    Box Folder
Text   4 5

RFC/RAF No. 2 Squadron. 1917-1918   Combats in Air reports.


    Box Folder
Text   4 6

RFC/RAF No. 41 Squadron. 1914-1918   Combats in Air reports.


    Box Folder
Text   5 1

RFC/RAF No. 56 Squadron. 1914-1918   Combats in Air reports.


    Box Folder
Text   5 2

RFC/RAF No. 65 Squadron. 1917-1918   Combats in Air reports.


    Box Folder
Text   5 3

RAF No. 213 Squadron. 1914-1918   Squadron history.


    Box Folder
Text   5 4

RAF No. 230 and 231 Squadron. 1914-1918   Squadron history.


    Box Folder
Text   5 5

RNAS No. 1 Squadron. 1917-1918   Combats in Air reports.


    Box Folder
Text   5 6

RNAS No. 3 Squadron. 1917 March–April    Combats in Air reports.


    Box Folder
Text   5 7

RNAS No. 6 Squadron. 1917-1918   Daily Reports of Operations.


    Box Folder
Text   5 8

RNAS No. 6 Squadron. 1917 June    Fortnightly Summary of Work.


    Box Folder
Text   5 9

RNAS No. 6 Squadron. 1917-1918   Squadron Record Book.


    Box Folder
Text   5 10

RNAS No. 6 Squadron. 1918 March–October   Combats in Air reports.


    Box Folder
Text   5 11

RNAS No. 9 Squadron. 1914-1918   Combats in Air reports.


    Box Folder
Text   5 12

RNAS No. 10 Squadron. 1914-1918   Combats in Air reports.


    Box Folder
Text   5 13

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Series III. World War I German Aviation 

Jasta 1. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 1

Jasta Boelcke No.2. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 2

Jasta 3. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 3

Jasta 4. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 4

Jasta 6. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 5

Jasta 7. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 6

Jasta 8. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 7

Jasta 10. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 8

Jasta 11. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 9

Jasta 12. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 10

Jasta 13. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 11

Jasta 14. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 12

Jasta 15. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 13

Jasta 16b. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 14

Jasta 16 and 23. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 15

Jasta 17.    Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 16

Jasta 18. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 18

Jasta 19, 20, and 21. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 18

Jasta 22. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 19

Jasta 23b, 24, and 25. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 20

Jasta 26, 27, and 28. 1914-1918   Notes.


    Box Folder
Text   6 21

Jasta 13. 1917-1918   Victory list.


    Box Folder
Text   6 22

Jasta 15. 1917-1918   Victory list.


    Box Disk
Text   6 23

Jasta 24. 1917-1918   Victory list.


    Box Folder
Text   6 24

Jasta 26. 1914-1918   Victory list.


    Box Folder
Text   6 25

Jasta 27. 1914-1918   Victory list.


    Box Folder
Text   6 26

Jasta 28w. 1914-1918   Victory list.


    Box Folder
Text   6 27

Jasta 29. 1914-1918   Victory list.


    Box Folder
Text   6 28

Jasta 32b. 1914-1918   Victory list.


    Box Folder
Text   6 29

Jasta 34b. 1914-1918   Victory list.


    Box Folder
Text   6 30

Jasta 36. 1914-1918   Victory list.


    Box Folder
Text   6 31

Jasta 36b. 1914-1918   Victory list.


    Box Folder
Text   6 32

Jasta 37. 1914-1918   Victory list.


    Box Folder
Text   6 33

Jasta 1. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-34-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 34

Kaghol 2. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-35-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 35

Fl. Abt. 3. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-36-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 36

Jasta 2. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-37-PB1 through 4RM-6-37-PB4.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 37

Jasta 4. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-38-PB1 through 4RM-6-38-PB3.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 38

Jasta 5. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-39-PB1 through 4RM-6-39-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 39

Jasta 7. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-40-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 40

Jasta 8. 1914   Image number 4RM-6-41-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 41

Jasta 9. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-42-PB1 through 4RM-6-42-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 42

Jasta 10. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-43-PB1 through 4RM-6-43-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 43

Jasta 11. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-44-PB1 through 4RM-6-44-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 44

Jasta 12. 1917-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-45-PB1 through 4RM-6-45-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 45

Fl. Abt. 14. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-46-PB1 through 4RM-6-46-PB3.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 46

Fl. Abt. 16. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-47-PB1 through 4RM-6-47-PB7.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 47

Fl. Abt. 17. 1914-1917   Image number 4RM-6-48-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 48

Fl. Abt. 21. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-49-PB1 through 4RM-6-49-PB3.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 49

Jasta 22. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-50-PB1 through 4RM-6-50-PB7.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 50

Fl. Abt. 23. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-51-PB1 through 4RM-6-51-PB9.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 51

Jasta 26. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-52-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 52

Jasta 27. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-53-PB1 through 4RM-6-53-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 53

Fl. Abt. 27. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-54-PB1 through 4RM-6-54-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 54

Jasta 28. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-55-PB1 through 4RM-6-55-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 55

Jasta 29. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-56-PB1 through 4RM-6-56-PB13.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 56

Jasta 34. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-57-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 57

Jasta 36. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-58-PB1 through 4RM-6-58-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 58

Fl. Abt. 36. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-59-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 59

Fl. Abt. 40. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-60-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 60

Jasta 49. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-61-PB1 through 4RM-6-61-PB4.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 61

Jasta 56. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-62-PB1 through 4RM-6-62-PB5.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 62

Fl. Abt. A212. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-63-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 63

Fl. Abt. A224. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-64-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 64

Fl. Abt. A234. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-65-PB1 through 4RM-6-65-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 65

Fl. Abt. A238. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-66-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 66

Fl. Abt. A243. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-67-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 67

Fl. Abt. A245. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-68-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 68

Fl. Abt. A255. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-69-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 69

Fl. Abt. 212. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-70-PB1 through 4RM-6-70-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 70

Fl. Abt. 224. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-71-PB1 through 4RM-6-71-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 71

Fl. Abt. 260. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-72-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 72

Fl. Abt. 301. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-73-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 73

Fl. Abt. 304. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-74-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 74

Albatros. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-75-PB1 through 4RM-6-75-PB10.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 75

DFW. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-76-PB1 through 4RM-6-76-PB14.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 76

Euler. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-77-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 77

Fokker. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-78-PB1 through 4RM-6-78-PB34.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 78

Kondor. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-79-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 79

LVG. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-80-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 80

Roland. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-81-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 81

Rumpler. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-6-82-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 82

Göring. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-83-PB1 through 4RM-6-83-PB3.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 83

Richthofen. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-84-PB1 through 4RM-6-84-PB3.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 84

People. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-6-85-PB1 through 4RM-6-85-PB15.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 85

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Series IV. Photographs: World War I British and American Aviation 

RFC/RAF No. 20 Squadron. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-7-1-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 1

RFC/RAF No. 23 Squadron - Holleran Album. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-2-PB1 through 4RM-7-2-PB204.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 2

RFC/RAF No. 41 Squadron - Claxton Album. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-3-PB1 through 4RM-7-3-PB71.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 3

RFC/RAF No. 56 Squadron. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-7-4-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 4

RFC/RAF No. 58 Squadron. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-5-PB1 through 4RM-7-5-PB10.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 5

RFC/RAF No. 65 Squadron. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-6-PB1 through 4RM-7-6-PB38.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 6

RFC/RAF No. 73 Squadron. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-7-PB1 through 4RM-7-7-PB4.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 7

RFC/RAF No. 84 Squadron. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-8-PB1 through 4RM-7-8-PB16.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 8

RFC/RAF No. 99 Squadron. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-7-9-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 9

RNAS No. 205 Squadron. 1914-1918   Image number 4RM-7-10-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 10

RNAS No. 207 Squadron. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-11-PB1 through 4RM-7-11-PB3.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 11

Gillet Album UK. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-12-PB1 through 4RM-7-12-PB28.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 12

Lussier Album UK. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-13-PB1 through 4RM-7-13-PB9.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 13

People British. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-14-PB1 through 4RM-7-14-PB119.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 14

USAS 213 Aero Squadron - Fred Sargent Album. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-15-PB1 through 4RM-7-15-PB70.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 15

USAS William Hagen Album. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-16-PB1 through 4RM-7-16-PB13.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 16

RFC/RAF Robert M. Herbert Album UK. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-17-PB1 through 4RM-7-17-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 17

USAS Kullberg Album. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-18-PB1 through 4RM-7-18-PB80.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 18

USAS Ronald Ritter Album. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-19-PB1 through 4RM-7-19-NB21.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 19

People American. 1914-1918   Image numbers 4RM-7-20-PB1 through 4RM-7-20-PB2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   7 20

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