North Carolina First Flight Centennial Commission Collection

(Manuscript Collection #0930)

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Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Folder (22-25 October 2001) pertaining to "They Taught the World to Fly: The Wright Brothers and the Age of Flight" the Commission’s International Flight Symposium held at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC and other activities of the Commission celebrating the centennial of the Wright Brothers first flight at Kill Devil Hills, NC, 17 December 1903. 12 items. 29 p. (0.02 cubic feet) Rec’d. 11/1/2002
    • Folder b
      Minutes, agendas, correspondence, ephemera, and printed materials (2003), pertaining to Dr. W. Keats Sparrow’s membership and participation in the Commission and its Education Committee including First Flight Visions Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Powered Flight: Inside 2003: A History A Program A Keepsake, edited for the First Flight Society by Christ Kidder (Kitty Hawk, NC: Thrasher Gallery, ©2003). 19 items. 112 p. (0.04 cubic feet est.) Rec’d. 9/16/2003
  • Box 2
    • Folder a
      Correspondence & Press Releases (2002-2004) 22 items. 98 p. Note: Addition #2 Rec'd. 7/12/2004.
    • Folder b
      Ephemera: Decals, Invitations, Guest Badges, Tickets, Shoulder Patch (2003) 12 items. 12 p. Note: Addition #2 Rec'd. 7/12/2004.
    • Folder c
      Newsletters: They Flyer (Winter-Spring 2003-2004) 2 items. 6 p. Note: Addition #2 Rec'd. 7/12/2004.
    • Folder d
      Pamphlets & Periodicals (2003) 7 items. 170 p. Note: Addition #2 Rec'd. 7/12/2004.
    • Folder e
      Photographs (2003-2004) 4 items. 15 p. Note: Addition #2 Rec'd. 7/12/2004.
    • Folder f
      Printed Materials: Brochures, Calendars, Maps, Etc. (2003) 9 items. 23 p. Note: Addition #2 Rec'd. 7/12/2004.
    • Folder g
      Teachers of the Year and the North Carolina Class of 2003 Awards (2003) 3 items. 18 p. Note: Addition #2 Rec'd. 7/12/2004.
  • Box 3
    • Folder a
      Clippings (2003) 16 items. 48 p. Note: Addition #2 Rec'd. 7/12/2004.
    • Folder b
      Photographic Prints (12/17/2003) Color. 4" x 6" , 12 items. 12 p. (0.004 cubic feet) Note: Addition #3 Rec'd. 9/23/2004.
Box 4
Folders a-v. Memorabilia (ca. 2003) of Wright Brothers Centennial events, Kitty Hawk, NC, including travel mug, automobile license plate, lapel pins, shoulder patches, window stickers, name tags, etc. 1 box. 22 items. 22 p. (0.004 cubic feet) Rec’d. 10/6/2004. Note: Addition #4.
  • Box 5
    • Folder a-f
      Memorabilia (ca. 2003) of the Wright Brothers’ First Flight Centennial events, Kitty Hawk, NC, including Spirit of Kitty Hawk red silk tie, Airbus / Mobay Sportswear cap; First Flight Centennial 1903-2003 plastic pins (2), Space Shuttle metal pin (1), and metal Airbus A380 pin. 6 items. 6 p. (0.002 cubic feet) Rec’d. 10/14, 10/21/2004. Note: Addition #5.
    • Folder g
      Periodicals (2003) with articles on the Wright Brothers centennial, including Sen. John Glenn, “The Wonder of Flight,” Parade, The Sunday Newspaper Magazine, 29 June 2003, (20 p.); and “Celebrating the Wright Brothers’ Genius: National Park Service Marks Centennial of Flight,” The U. S. Department of the Interior People, Land & Water, v. 9, n. 7, August 2003, 36 p. 2 items. 56 p. (0.02 cubic feet) Rec’d. 1/11/2005. Note: Addition #6.
  • Box 6
    • Folder a
      Clippings: "French hope to mark another Wright Flight" Greenville, NC Dailey Reflector (2/23/2005); also The Guardian, v. 18, n. 41 (2/23/2005); and Coastland Times (2/17/2005) 3 items. 10 p. (0.006 cubic feet) Recd. 2/14, 2/28, 3/11, 3/15/2005. Note: Addition #7.
    • Folder b
      Pamphlet: "By Dauntless Resolution and Unconquerable Faith: Selected Anniversary Celebrations at the Site of the Wright Brothers' First Flight," by Stephen E. Massengill (Raleigh, NC: NC Office of Archives and History, 2003); First Flight Society membership information. 2 items. 19 p. (0.006 cubic feet) Recd. 2/14, 2/28, 3/11, 3/15/2005. Note: Addition #7.
    • Folder c
      Pamphlet: "First Flight Centennial: Final Summary Report," (Manteo, NC: U. S. Department of Interior, Outer Banks Group, [2005]); Cover Letter, 2/9/2005. 2 items. 25 p. (0.006 cubic feet) Recd. 2/14, 2/28, 3/11, 3/15/2005. Note: Addition #7.
    • Folder d
      Museum Objects: U. S. Space Shuttle Astronaut shoulder patches distributed at Wright Brothers' centennial celebration, 12/17/2003. 3 items. 3 p. (0.001 cubic feet). Recd. 2/14, 2/28, 3/11, 3/15/2005. Note: Addition #7.
Box 7
Collection (2003-2005) of clippings, decals, shoulder patches, and printed materials compiled by the donor during his service as a member of the NC First Flight Centennial Commission, established to commemorate the centennial of the Wright Brother's first flight, Kitty Hawk, NC. Boxes 930.7.a-930.9.l. Rec'd. 7/18/2005. Note: Addition #9.
Box 8
Collection (2003-2005) of clippings, decals, shoulder patches, and printed materials compiled by the donor during his service as a member of the NC First Flight Centennial Commission, established to commemorate the centennial of the Wright Brother's first flight, Kitty Hawk, NC. Boxes 930.7.a - 930.9.l. Rec'd. 7/18/2005. Note: Addition #9
  • Box 9
    • Folder a-f
      Collection (2003-2005) of clippings, decals, shoulder patches, and printed materials compiled by the donor during his service as a member of the NC First Flight Centennial Commission, established to commemorate the centennial of the Wright Brother's first flight, Kitty Hawk, NC. Boxes 7-9.l. Rec'd. 7/18/2005. Note: Addition #9
    • Folder m
      Collection (2003-2005) of clippings, decals, shoulder patches, and printed materials compiled by the donor during his service as a member of the NC First Flight Centennial Commission, established to commemorate the centennial of the Wright Brother’s first flight, Kitty Hawk, NC. 17 items. 33 p. (ca. 0.011 cubic feet) Rec'd. 8/24/2005. Note: Addition #10.
    • Folder n
      The Flyer Issue #3 (2005) the newsletter of the First Flight Society, Kitty Hawk, NC, compiled by the donor during his service as a member of the NC First Flight Centennial Commission, established to commemorate the centennial of the Wright Brother’s first flight, Kitty Hawk, NC, 17 December. 1 item. 2 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Recd. 11/11/2005. Note: Addition #11.
    • Folder o
      The Flyer Issue #4 (2006) the newsletter of the First Flight Society, Kitty Hawk, NC, compiled by the donor during his service as a member of the NC First Flight Centennial Commission, established to commemorate the centennial of the Wright Brother’s first flight, Kitty Hawk, NC, 17 December. 1 item. 2 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Recd. 4/13/2006. Note: Addition #12.
    • Folder p
      The Flyer Issue #2 (2006) the newsletter of the First Flight Society, Kitty Hawk, NC, compiled by the donor during his service as a member of the NC First Flight Centennial Commission, established to commemorate the centennial of the Wright Brother’s first flight, Kitty Hawk, NC, 17 December. 1 item. 2 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Recd. 7/24/2006. Note: Addition #13.
    • Folder q
      Flyers: Story of the Wright Brothers (ca. 2003) film script of the Wright Brothers, ca. 1896-1912, by William Berkson, Writers Guild of America – E Reg. No. I06519-00, collected by the donor as a result of his service as a member of the NC First Flight Centennial Commission, established to commemorate the centennial of the Wright Brother’s first flight, Kitty Hawk, NC, 17 December 2003. Typescript. Loose leaf bound. 1 item. 104 sheets. (ca. 0.035 cubic feet) Recd. 6/22/2006. Note: Addition #14.
    • Folder r
      The Flyer Issues #2 (2006) 7 #1 (2007) the newsletter of the First Flight Society, Kitty Hawk, NC, compiled by the donor during his service as a member of the NC First Flight Centennial Commission, established to commemorate the centennial of the Wright Brother’s first flight, Kitty Hawk, NC 17 December. 2 items. 5 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Recd. 7/24/2006. Note: Addition #15.
    • Folder s
      The Flyer (September/October 2007) the newsletter of the First Flight Society, Kitty Hawk, NC, collected by the donor as a result of his service as a member of the NC First Flight Centennial Commission, established to commemorate the centennial of the Wright Brother’s first flight, Kitty Hawk, NC, 17 December 2003. Periodical. See preliminary inventory attached. 1 item. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Recd. 4/29/2008. Creator: Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.
    • Folder t
      The Flyer (April 2008) Published by the First Flight Society, Kitty Hawk, N.C. 1 item, 4 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Recd 9/4/2008.
    • Folder u
      The Flyer (August 2008) Published by the First Flight Society, Kitty Hawk, N.C. 1 item, 2 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Recd 12/16/2008.
Oversize Folder os1
Transferred from box 6. Poster (2001) for the North Carolina First Flight Centennial Commission's International Symposium: They Taught the World to Fly: The Wright Brothers and the Age of Flight, October 22-25, 2001, McKinnon Center, NC State University, Raleigh, NC. 24" x 36" Note: Filed oversized. 1 item. 1 p. (ca. 0.001 c.f.) Recd. 12/31/2003. Note: Addition #8.

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