Guide to the Al Zakrzewski Collection, 1954-2011
F002-12

 Finding aid prepared by Patrizia Nava, CA

Collection Overview

Repository
Special Collections Department, History of Aviation Collection
Creator - Collector
Zakrzewski, Al, Mr., (Allan G.), 1954-2011
Title
Al Zakrzewski Collection
ID
F002-12
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1915-1919
Date [inclusive]
1899-2001
Extent
7.5 Linear feet (5 photo album boxes (15x18x3), 2 non-standard boxes (10x13x3), and 1 non-standard box (10.5x12.5x3).)
Language of Materials
Collection is in English, German, and French.
Abstract
Al Zakrzewski was a World War I aficionado mainly collecting the famous Sanke Cards published by Willi Sanke. Next to his extensive postcard collection, he also was interested in rare aviation medals, ribbons, and decorations. In addition to collecting World War I materials, he was an active member of various World War I associations, and an editor for the Over the Front magazine. He was a recipient of the Thornton D. Hooper Award for Excellence for two of his articles.

Citation

Al Zakrzewski 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 10 September 2013

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 Al Zakrzewski Collection was donated to the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by his widow Linda Zakrzewski on March 27, 2012.

Note to the Researcher

Because of the value of the postcards, especially the Sanke cards, duplicates were kept within the collection. All postcards, photographs, and negatives were taken from their original album or receptacle and housed in archival safe, polypropylene sleeves, exept the albums of Series II, Subseries 1. and 2.

Series I, Subseries 2. and 3., some cards are actual photographs mounted onto postcard paper.

Series II, Subseries 2., the Album Unidentified was photocopied onto acid-free paper and the Image ID Numbers were listed there. View these copies first to choose and order images.

Materials Removed List

0.08 linear feet, 1 folder of duplicate photographs and negatives were deaccessioned.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Zakrzewski, Al, Mr., (Allan G.), 1954-2011

Subject(s)

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

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Biographical Sketch

Allan G. Zakrzewski (Al) was born in 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is the oldest of four children born to Mary Ann and Gilbert Zakrzewski. Al graduated second in his class from Pulaski High School and worked at a local McDonald’s restaurant to put himself through college earning a Master of Science Degree in Geophysics from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Al’s love for WWI aviation began when he started playing the Milton Bradley game Dogfight as a young child. He collected plastic airplane models made by Aurora and continued collecting these rare models whenever he came across them. As his interest grew, Al expanded his collection to include Sanke cards, photos, prints and any publication pertaining to WWI aviation. During the last 15 years of his life, he started purchasing rare aviation medals, ribbons and decorations. His medal collection ranged from pilot’s wings to decorations earned by pilots from all countries during WWI. Al always dreamed of including an original  Blue Max in his collection, but purchased high quality imitations instead.

Al was a member of Cross and Cockade International and Orders and Medals Society of America. He was also a Charter member of The League of World War One Aviation Historians and an active member in the affiliated Houston Gulf Coast Chapter. In 2001 he became an editor for Over the Front quarterly magazine. While a member of the Gulf Cost Chapter of the League of WWI Aviation Historians Al’s contributions earned him the Thornton D. Hooper Award for Excellence for his article on "Monoplane Fighters of World War I." In 2007, he received his second Thornton D. Hooper Award for "An Evening with Rodney Williams, 17th Aero Squadron."

Al passed away suddenly from cancer in June of 2011, leaving his wife Linda and four sons. Al had worked at Exxon Mobil for 28 years prior to his death.

Source
 Al Zakrzewski Collection, Biographical Sketch sent by Linda Zakrzewski on June 6, 2013, Holding File, 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 Sanke postcards and postcards from other publishers, such as Neue Photographische Gesellschaft (NPG), Rotophot Berlin (RPH), or Gustav Liersch & Co., photographs, copy photographs, exhibition catalogue, autographed document, articles, negatives, and correspondence that were created and/or collected by Al Zakrzewski. The Al Zakrzewski Collection is housed in five photo album boxes and three non-standard boxes totaling 7.5 linear feet.

The collection arrived in excellent condition and was well structured. The creator organized the Sanke cards using the suggested arrangement on the Sanke Cards website (http://www.sanke-cards.com/page3.htm), which is alphabetically by last name and then by Sanke card number. Original order from the individual albums was retained. The archivist identified four series with the first series being the Postcard Series, which is further organized into five subseries: 1. Album 1, German Pilots, 2. Album 2, Aircraft, 3. Album 3, German, French, United States, Japan, and Great Britain, 4. Album 4 and Album 5, Various Aviation Topics.

Subseries 1. depicts all the aces and famous pilots of World War I. Some cards contain correspondence and/or are signed in front by the pilot. One postcard shows an Euler 1911 Pusher Biplane.

Subseries 2. shows aircraft, aerodromes, and people. Some of the cards are correspondence.

The correspondence in this series talks about everyday topics, events of troop movement, and safe arrival at the destination. Of interest is the postcard sent from Turkey to the German Reich.

Subseries 3. contains German non aviation as well as aviation topics, French pilots and airplanes, the latter mostly from the pre World War I era, United States, Japanese, Great Britain and Italian airplanes. Of interest is the postcard depicting Eugene Jacques Bullard, the first African American aviator and one signed postcard from the French aviator Alfred Leblanc.

Subseries 4. comprises different aviation topics such as early aviation airplanes, scenes, Zeppelin, and the bombing of London.

The second series is the Photograph Series, which is further organized into three subseries: 1. Album Lt. Thomas, 2. Album Unidentified, and 3. Loose Photographs.

Subseries 1. depicts in images Lt. Thomas' careers as an aviator of the United States as well as his private life.

Subseries 2. contains Harley Davidson sidecar; Crown Point Road Race Circuit; Call Field, Texas; Curtiss J, and Curtiss JN-4 Jenny Family.

Subseries 3. shows various German aces, pilots, and aircraft, such as Freiherr Manfred von Richthofen, Immelmann, Oskar Boelcke, Ernst Udet, Bodenschatz, Werner Voß, Hermann Göring, and Anthony Fokker and many others as well as aircraft ranging from A.E.G. to Siemens, and a private aircraft collection display. One set contains images from the Imperial War Museum in London, Great Britain and focuses on German aircraft. One set is from the German historian and aviation writer and collector Heinz J. Nowarra that also contains images from other collectors and comprises German and Austo-Hungarian airplanes ranging from A.E.G. to Siemens-Schuckert Werke. One set depicts British airplanes. French pilots are shown with their aircraft displaying unit markings. Depicted are British R.A.F. Squadron No. 1, Squadron No. 24, Squadron No. 22, Squadron No. 25, Squadron No. 29, Squadron No. 40, Squadron No. 56, Squadron No. 74, Squadron No. 85, Squadron No. 139, and Squadron No. 147 and British Pilots A-Z, Richfield aerodrome, Aero Squadrons and Lafayette Esquadrille. Featured are Oshkosh Airshow, Lone Star Flight Museum, unidentified show, Roger Freeman's Vintage Aviation Services of Milton, Texas.

The third series is the Negatives Series, which is a pictorial history of an unidentified American soldier on his deployment to France during the First World War and shows the Transatlantic crossing, arrival in France, visit in Paris, Verdun and other French cities, R&R, warfare, the trenches, quarters, troop transportation, heavy military equipment, people, pilots and airplanes.

The fourth and final series is the Topics Series, containing a pass for leaving camp, correspondence between Richard Mosgeller and Al Zakrzewski including images of the ACES magazine, correspondence between Fred Freeman and Zakrzewski, and a postcard booklet from Langley Flied, Hampton, VA.

Though mainly aviation related the philatelist and postcard collector will find this collection as a good source for research topics as well.

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Series Description

The Al Zakrzewski Collection is organized in four series:

Series I. Postcards 2 linear feet (two photo album boxes), 1899-1931.

Arranged in four subseries: 1. Album 1 German Pilots, 2. Album 2 Aircraft, 3. Album 3 German, French, United States, Japan, Great Britain and Italian, and 4. Album 4 and Album 5 Various Aviation Topics.

Subseries 1. Album 1 German Personnel 1 linear foot (one photo album box), 1913-1922.

Arranged alphabetically by last name and Sanke card number.

Subseries 2. Album 2 Aircraft 0.08 linear feet (seven folders), 1910-1919.

Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer name and Sanke card number.

Subseries 3. Album 3 German, French, United States, Japan, Great Britain and Italian 0.08 linear feet (nine folders), 1899-1922.

Arranged by countries' name.

Subseries 4. Album 4 and 5 Various Aviation Topics 0.04 linear feet (one folder), 1911-1931.

Arranged by topic.

Series II. Photographs 4.6 linear feet (three photo album boxes and two non-standard boxes), circa 1917-2001.

Arranged in three subseries: 1. Album Lt. Thomas, 2. Album Unidentified, and 3. Loose Photographs.

Subseries 1. Album Lt. Thomas 0.8 linear feet (one non-standard box), circa 1917-1930.

Arranged in original order.

Subseries 2. Album Unidentified 0.8 linear feet (one non-standard box), 1919-1922

Arranged in original order.

Subseries 3. Loose Photographs 3 linear feet (three photo album boxes), 1912-2001.

Arranged by topic and there within either alphabetically by manufacturer or persons name, numerically by Zakrzweski's personal numbering scheme, or by the Imperial War Museum's classification scheme.

Series III. Negatives 0.1 linear ft. (one folder in non-standard box), 1918-1919.

Arranged in original order.

Series IV. Topics 0.1 linear ft. (one folder in non-standard box), 1919-1998.

Arranged by topic.

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Related Materials

Additional Sources

For more information regarding Sanke cards view the website: http://www.sanke-cards.com/page3.htm.

Following books can be found in the History of Aviation Collection:

Lance J. Bronnenkant, The Imperial German Eagles in World War I : their postcards and pictures, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, c2006, HAC D522.27 .B76 2006

Norman L.R. Franks, German aces of World War I : the pictorial record, Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, 2004, HAC D604 .F7344 2004

Charels Woolley, The Sanke cards : World War I German aviators, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2003, HAC D604 .W66 2003

For other World War I collections consult the finding aids posted on the Special Collections website under George H. Williams, Jr. World War I Aviation Library: http://www.utdallas.edu/library/specialcollections/hac/worldwar1/index.html

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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 : 4AZ-1-1-PB1

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

AZ = Al Zakrzewski Collection

1 = Box Number

1 = 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. Postcards 

Subseries 1. Album 1, German Pilots 

Letter A. 1913-1917   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-1-PB1 to 4AZ-1-1-PB27 depicting Prinz Oskar von Preußen, Prinz Joachim von Preußen, Alexander Büttner, Goeben, group photos, Adam, Allmenröder, v. Ahlen, Freiherr von Althaus, and Anslinger.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 1

Letter B. 1916-1917   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-2-PB1 to 4AZ-1-2-PB107 depicting Baeumer, Baldamus, Banfield, Bernert, Berr, Berthold, Bertrab, Blume, Böhme, Boelcke, Immelmann, Boenisch, Bongartz, Bolle, Brandenburg, Buckler, and Buddecke.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 2

Letter C. 1917   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-3-PB1 to 4AZ-1-3-PB11 depicting Christiansen, von Cossel, and Windisch.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 3

Letter D. Circa 1917   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-4-PB1 to 4AZ-1-4-PB9 depicting Dannhuber, Dossenbach, Eisenmenger, Gund, and Dostler.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 4

Letters E-F. 1916-1918   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-5-PB1 to 4AZ-1-5-PB29 depicting von Eschwege, Fabeck, Fahlbusch, Festner, Falke, Fokker, Francke, Frankl, Frickart, Fricke, and Alfred Friedrich.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 5

Letter G. Undated   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-6-PB1 to 4AZ-1-6-PB13 depicting Gerlich, Gontermann, Göttsch, and Greim.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 6

Letter H. 1916-1918   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-7-PB1 to 4AZ-1-7-PB32 depicting Heibert, Heß, Hans Hesse, Helmuth Hirth, von Hoeppner, Walter Höhndorf, Höhne, and Horn.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 7

Letters I-J. 1916-1917   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-8-PB1 to 4AZ-1-8-PB44 depicting Max Immelmann, Jakobs, and Jörke.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 8

Letter K. Circa 1917-1922   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-9-PB1 to 4AZ-1-9-PB23 depicting Keller, von Keudell, Kirmaier, Kirschstein, Klein, Kleine, Könnecke, von Kneußl, Kossmahl, and Kroll.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 9

Letter L. 1917   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-10-PB1 to 4AZ-1-10-PB18 depicting Laumann, Leffers, Leonhardy, von der Linde, Loerzer, Loewe, and Loewenhardt.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 10

Letter M. 1916   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-11-PB1 to 4AZ-1-11-PB30 depicting Manschott, Menckhoff, Carl Meyer, Hans Müller, Max Müller, and Max Mulzer.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 11

Letters N-P. Undated   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-12-PB1 to 4AZ-1-12-PB depicting Nathanel, Nielebock, Parschau, von Keudell, Freiherr von Pechmann, Pfeifer, Pippart, Plüschow, Prinz Friedrich Sigismund von Preußen, and Pütter.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 12

Letters R. 1917   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-13-PB1 to 4AZ-1-13-PB34 depicting Ray, Freiherr Lothar von Richthofen, Freiherr Manfred von Richthofen, Jagdstaffel Richthofen, Albatros DV, Reimann, Rosencrantz, Peter Rieper, and Rumey.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 13

Letters S. 1917-1918   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-14-PB1 to 4AZ-1-14-PB22 depicting Schaefer, Schleich, Schleiffer, Jul. Schmidt, Otto Schmidt, Schulte, Schreiber, Frank Seydler, and Stabbert.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 14

Letters T. 1918 March 25   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-15-PB1 to 4AZ-1-15-PB12 depicting Thom, Thomsen, Thuy, and Ritter von Tutschek.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 15

Letters U-V. 1917 October 3   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-16-PB1 to 4AZ-1-16-PB13 depicting Udet (one card is signed by him), Ulbrich, Ultsch, Veltjens, and Voß.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 16

Material Removed List

4AZ-1-16-PB3 depicting Udet and signed by him moved to HAC Safe, Shelf 2.

Letters W-Z. Undated   Sanke cards 4AZ-1-17-PB1 to 4AZ-1-17-PB30 depicting Wagner, Wendelmuth, Wendisch, Windisch, Wintgens, Fokker, Wolff, Wüsthoff, Zander, and Zorer.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 17

Subseries 2. Album 2, German Aircraft 

Manufacturers A-Z. 1915-1917   Sanke cards 4AZ-2-1-PB1 to 4AZ-2-1-PB23 depicting A.E.G. 1915 Flying Boat, Albatros B.II (L2), Albatros C.I (L6), Fokker M 8, Germania Type C (K.D.D., Kampf Doppeldecker), Jeannin 1914 Taube, L.V.G. biplane, Pfalz E.V, flying boat, Rumpler Flugboot, and Rumpler C.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 1

Sanke Cards No. 37, 98-187. 1913 October   Sanke cards 4AZ-2-2-PB1 to 4AZ-2-2-PB13 depicting aerodrome Johannisthal, Wilhelmshaven, scenes, Fokker monoplane, Max Schüler, AGO pusher biplane (Känguruh), Rumpler Taube (Dove), 1913, Dr. Huth monoplane at Johannisthal, Beck with Kondor Eindecker, Victor Stoeffler with Aviatik Pfeil (Arrow) Biplane, Fokker E, and LVG biplane.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 2

Sanke Cards No. 203-285. 1910-1919   Sanke cards 4AZ-2-3-PB1 to 4AZ-2-3-PB36 depicting Aviatik Pfeil (Arrow) Monoplane, Albatros Taube (Dove) Amphibian (Typ Bodensee), Union Flugzeug-Werke Pfeil, Harlan-Pfeil-Taube, Rumpler Taube (Dove), 1913, Pégoud, LVG Monoplane System Schneider, LVG E.I, Rumpler B.I (Typ 4A), Ago-Militär biplane, LVG C.II, Deutsche Flugzeugwerke biplane, Krieger Taube, Jeannin 1914 Taube, Codron biplane, Deperdussin monoplane, Farman biplane, Mornae-Saulnier monoplane, Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2, Avro 504, AGO DV.3, and Rep [Breguet] monoplane,


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 3

Sanke Cards No. 300-370. 1915-1916   Sanke cards 4AZ-2-4-PB1 to 4AZ-2-4-PB23 depicting Albatros Militär biplane, visit of crown princess at the troops, Fokker monoplane, Ago Wasserflugzeug, Dr. Geest Möwe monoplane, Germania biplane, aircraft crash, Rumpler Wasserflugzeug, Ago biplane, Jeannin 1914 Taube, and French aircraft.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 4

Sanke Cards No. 406-440. 1917-1918   Sanke cards 4AZ-2-5-PB1 to 4AZ-2-5-PB8 depicting Ago biplane, LFG biplane, Rumpler biplane DFW biplane, and LFG Roland C.II Walfisch (Whale).


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 5

Sanke Cards No. 900-903. 1915-1917   Sanke cards 4AZ-2-6-PB1 to 4AZ-2-6-PB11 depicting Gotha Wasserflugzeug, Albatros Wasserflugzeug, and Rumpler Marine Flugboot.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 6

Sanke Cards No. 1006-1074, Unnumbered. 1915-1918   Sanke cards 4AZ-2-7-PB1 to 4AZ-2-7-PC71 depicting Ago Seaplane, Gotha LD 5, Gotha LD 6a, Aviatik C biplane, Gotha (Ursinus) G.I, A.E.G. G.IV, Handley Page O/100 (H.P.11), Fokker E Family Monoplane Fighters, LFG Roland C.II Walfisch (Whale), SPAD VII (S.7), Sopwith Triplane, Hispano Suiza Triplane, DFW C.V, Gotha G.V, A.E.G. J.I, Albatros C.VII (L18), Halberstadt D.II, Pfalz Dr.I, Pfalz Dr.III, and seaplane navy number 219.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 7

Subseries 3. Album 3, German, French, United States, Japan, Great Britain and Italian 

German. 1899-1915   Post cards 4AZ-2-8-PB1 to 4AZ-2-8-PC6 depicting a 1899 to 1900 millennium postcard, soldiers in the field, Otto Weddingen of U-boat U9, bomber attack of a torpedo boat, and S.M. Panzerkreuzer "Seydlitz."


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 8

French Aces. 1913   Post cards 4AZ-2-9-PC1 to 4AZ-2-9-PB36 depicting Eugene Jacques Bullard, Brocard, Coiffard, Chainat, Clerc, Deullin, Fonck, Garros, Guynemer, Hugues, Lenoir, Madon, Navarre, Nungesser, Slade, Tarascon, Vialet, de Burlel, Orta and Cicelet.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 9

French Airplanes. 1913-1922   Post cards 4AZ-2-10-PC1 to 4AZ-2-10-PB58 depicting airplanes: Nieuport, Caudron C.23, Spad, Farman (Brothers) F.50 Bn.2 (Far.13 Bn.2), Deperdussin, Farman, Blériot XI-2., Voisin, Goupy 1909 Biplane (No.2), Tellier Monoplane (1910), Wright Bothers, Rougier, Antoinette 1910 Type, Esnault-Pelterie No. 2, Astra Type CM, Hanriot. People: Montmain, Pégoud, Marius Lacrouze, Paulhan, Martinet, Maviet, Weymann, van den Born, Fischer, Morane, Latham, Métrot, Martinet, A. Bouvier, Hubert Latham, Gobé, Dubonnet, Vedrines, Alfred Leblanc, Moineau, Labouret.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 10

German Airplanes. Undated   Post cards 4AZ-2-11-PC1 to 4AZ-2-11-PB10 depicting people and airplanes and flying boats, Albatros Taube (Dove) Biplane, 1912, Jeanson-Colliex flying boat, and Albatros flying boat.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 11

U.S. Airplanes. Undated   Post cards 4AZ-2-12-PC1 to 4AZ-2-12-PC19 depicting various models of U.S. Army airplanes, bombers, scouts, and flying boats.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 12

Japanese Airplanes. Undated   Post card 4AZ-2-13-PC1 depicting Kawasaki Army Type Otsu 1 (Kawasaki-Salmson 2 A2).


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 13

Early French Military Airplanes. Undated   Post cards 4AZ-2-14-PC1 to 4AZ-2-14-PC2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 14

British Airplanes. 1922 January 11   Post cards 4AZ-2-15-PC1 to 4AZ-2-15-PC12 depicting Sopwith Dolphin (5.F.1), British Flying Boat, Sopwith Camel Family, and Avro 504 Family.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 15

Italian Airplanes. Undated   Post cards 4AZ-2-16-PC1 to 4AZ-2-16-PC12 depicting Caproni Ca.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 16

Subseries 4. Album 4 and 5, Various Aviation Topics 

Various Aviation Topics. 1911-1931   Post cards 4AZ-2-17-PC1 to 4AZ-2-17-PC80 depicting Aviatik, Otto pusher, Rumpler Taube, Gotha bombers and flying boats, AGO C.I, LVG B.I, Fokker E Family Monoplane Fighters, Fokker D.V (M 22E), aerodromes, scenes of early aviation, military balloons, Zeppelins, and bombing of London, Zeppelin Z.1, Zeppelin Model 4, Zeppelin "Hansa," Zeppelin Z.5, and attacks on Zeppelin by night.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 17

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Series II. Photographs 

Subseries 1. Album 1 

Album Lt. Thomas circa 1917-1930   Images 4AZ-3-1-PB1 to 4AZ-3-1-PB265 depicting members of the German Royal Family, Lt. Thomas, pilots, aircraft, military personnel and civilians.


    Box Album
Graphic materials   3 1

Subseries 2. Album 2 

Album Unidentified. 1919-1922   Images 4AZ-4-1-PB1 to 4AZ-4-1-PB590 depicting people, family life, Harley Davidson sidecar, airplanes, military personnel, scenes, farm life, and Crown Point Road Race Circuit.


    Box Album
Graphic materials   4 1

Album Unidentified Photocopies. 1919-1922   Photocopies of album with photo ID numbers.

Note to the Researcher

Please use these photocopies for reference and ordering images.

Subseries 3. Loose Photographs 

German Pilots. Undated   Images 4AZ-5-1-PB1 to 4AZ-5-1-PB57 depicting various German aces and pilots, and aircraft.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 1

Manfred von Richthofen. 1916   Images 4AZ-5-2-PB1 to 4AZ-5-2-PB47 depicting Freiherr Manfred von Richthofen with his family, the Royal family, and with other pilots.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 2

Manufacturers.    Images 4AZ-5-3-PB1 to 4AZ-5-3-PB62 depicting German from A.E.G. to Siemens aircraft.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 3

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer name.

Dirk [Mosgezler?] Photographs. 1985   Images 4AZ-5-4-PC1 to 4AZ-5-4-PC16 depicting a private World War I memorabilia collection.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 4

Roger Freeman's Vintage Aviation. 1997 July 6   Images 4AZ-5-5-PC1 to 4AZ-5-5-PC85 depicting a private World War I memorabilia collection and vintage airplanes.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 5

Imperial War Museum, Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-5-6-PB1 to 4AZ-5-6-PB64 depicting German airplanes.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 6

Heinz J. Nowarra and others, Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-5-7-PB1 to 4AZ-5-7-PB33 depicting German and Austro-Hungarian airplanes.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 7

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-5-8-PB1 to 4AZ-5-8-PB60 depicting German and Austro-Hungarian airplanes.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 8

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-5-9-PB1 to 4AZ-5-9-PB37 depicting British, French, and Italian airplanes.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 9

French Pilots. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-1-PB1 to 4AZ-6-1-PB44 depicting French pilots with their airplanes.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 1

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-2-PB1 to 4AZ-6-2-PB14 depicting French SPAD airplanes.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 2

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-3-PB1 to 4AZ-6-3-PB13 depicting various models of German airplanes.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 3

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-4-PB1 to 4AZ-6-4-PB11 depicting German A.E.G. airplanes.


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Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-5-PB1 to 4AZ-6-5-PB6 depicting French Nieuport airplanes.


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Graphic materials   6 5

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-6-PB1 to 4AZ-6-6-PB16 depicting German Ago airplanes.


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Graphic materials   6 6

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-7-PB1 to 4AZ-6-7-PC34 depicting German Albatros airplanes.


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Graphic materials   6 7

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-8-PB1 to 4AZ-6-8-PB11 depicting German Aviatik airplanes.


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Graphic materials   6 8

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-9-PB1 to 4AZ-6-9-PB5 depicting German BFW airplanes.


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Graphic materials   6 9

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-10-PB1 to 4AZ-6-10-PB2 depicting German Daimler airplanes.


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Graphic materials   6 10

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-11-PB1 to 4AZ-6-11-PB13 depicting German DFW airplanes.


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Graphic materials   6 11

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-12-PB1 to 4AZ-6-12-PB8 depicting German Euler airplanes.


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Graphic materials   6 12

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-13-PB1 to 4AZ-6-13-PB44 depicting German Fokker airplanes.


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Graphic materials   6 13

British Pilots. Undated   Images 4AZ-6-14-PB1 to 4AZ-6-14-PB50 depicting R.A.F. Squadrons, pilots and airplanes.


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American Pilots. 1917 October   Images 4AZ-6-15-PB1 to 4AZ-6-15-PB74 depicting United States Squadrons and Lafayette Esquadrille, pilots and their airplanes.


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Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-1-PB1 to 4AZ-7-1-PB4 depicting German Gotha airplanes.


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Graphic materials   7 1

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-2-PB1 to 4AZ-7-2-PB2 depicting German Friedrichshafen airplanes.


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Graphic materials   7 2

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-3-PB1 to 4AZ-7-3-PB6 depicting German Halberstadt airplanes.


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Graphic materials   7 3

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-4-PB1 to 4AZ-7-4-PB6 depicting German Hannover airplanes.


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Graphic materials   7 4

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-5-PB1 to 4AZ-7-5-PB3 depicting German Junkers airplanes.


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Graphic materials   7 5

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-6-PB1 to 4AZ-7-6-PB5 depicting German Kondor airplanes.


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Graphic materials   7 6

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-7-PB1 to 4AZ-7-7-PB42 depicting German LFG Roland airplanes.


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Graphic materials   7 7

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-8-PB1 to 4AZ-7-8-PB8 depicting German LVG airplanes.


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Graphic materials   7 8

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-9-PB1 to 4AZ-7-9-PB42 depicting German Pfalz airplanes.


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Graphic materials   7 9

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-10-PB1 to 4AZ-7-10-PB11 depicting German Rumpler airplanes.


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Graphic materials   7 10

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-11-PB1 to 4AZ-7-11-PB14 depicting German Siemens-Schuckert airplanes.


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Graphic materials   7 11

Pilots and People. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-12-PB1 to 4AZ-7-12-PB5 depicting Belgian, German, Italian, and Russian pilots , and an elderly couple.


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Graphic materials   7 12

Manufacturers. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-13-PB1 to 4AZ-7-13-PB6 depicting Austrian airplanes.


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Graphic materials   7 13

Pilots. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-14-PB1 to 4AZ-7-14-PB5 depicting unidentified German pilots.


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Graphic materials   7 14

Oshkosh. 1997   Images 4AZ-7-15-PC1 to 4AZ-7-15-PC13 depicting various airplanes at the airshow.


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Graphic materials   7 15

Lone Star Flight Museum. 2001 April 29   Images 4AZ-7-16-PC1 to 4AZ-7-16-PC10 depicting various airplanes at the museum.


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Graphic materials   7 16

Roger Freeman. 1997 June 7   Images 4AZ-7-17-PC1 to 4AZ-7-17-PC16 depicting various stages of airplane restoration at the museum.


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Graphic materials   7 17

Museum. Undated   Images 4AZ-7-17-PC1 to 4AZ-7-18-PC10 depicting various airplanes.


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Graphic materials   7 18

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Series III. Negatives 

Films of France. 1918-1919   Negatives 4AZ-8-1-NB1 to 4AZ-8-1-NB111 depicting troop transport, French villages and people, warfare, camp life, and sight seeing.


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Graphic materials   8 1

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Series IV. Topics 

Correspondence and Documents. 1919-1998   Images 4AZ-8-2-PC1 to 4AZ-8-2-PC7 depicting front pages of "Aces" magazine, two-hour pass from 1919, correspondence, and postcard booklet.


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Mixed materials   8 2

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