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North Carolina and the Wright Brothers
Histories of Dare County and the Outer Banks Region
Environmental Factors: Storms, Shipwrecks, and Lifesaving Stations
Publications - Online Sites - Videos
Howard, Fred. Wilbur and Orville: A Biography of the Wright Brothers. New York:
Knopf, 1987. Display Catalog Record
Jakab, Peter L., and Rick Young, eds. The Published Writings of Wilbur and Orville
Wright. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. Display Catalog Record
Jakab, Peter L. Visions of a Flying Machine: The Wright Brothers and the Process of
Invention. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute Press, 1990. Display Catalog Record
Kelley, Fred C. The Wright Brothers: A Biography Authorized by Orville Wright. New
York: Harcourt, Brace, and Co., 1943. Display Catalog Record
Nolan, Patrick. The Wright Brothers Collection: A Guide to the Technical, Business and
Legal, Genealogical, Photographic, and Other Archives at Wright State
University. New York: Garland, 1977. Display Catalog Record
Walsh, John Evangelist. One Day at Kitty Hawk: The Untold Story of the Wright
Brothers and the Airplane. New York: Crowell, 1975.
Experimental Aircraft Association's Countdown to Kitty Hawk:
Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, a few of this year-long website's highlights are a systematic cataloging of upcoming news and events, sponsored essay contests, photos of the Wright Brothers, plans and specifications for the 1903 glider, and an up to the minute schedule of the countdown to Kitty Hawk.
Cislunar Aerospace in collaboration with the Franklin Musuem and NASA presents Wright Again:
Cislunar Aerospace specializes in engineering and education. They have previously created a K-8 virtual website in coordination with NASA. Wright Again is an adjunct to the K-8 series, therefore it provides educational content, primary material related to the Wrights, and lesson plans devoted to the subject matter.
Wright Brother's Stories:
Dr. Richard Stimson's online site of interesting and poignant tales related to the Wrights.
Wright Photographs at the Library of Congress:
The Library of Congress's complete listing of all 303 photographs taken by the Wright Brothers of their family and flights.
Franklin Institute's The Wright Brother's:
The Franklin Institute presents several historical artifacts associated with the Wright Brothers, as well as photos and several educational resources including their notable sponsored site, Flights of Inspiration.
Mississippi State University's Psychology Department's To Fly is Everything: A Virtual Museum Covering the Invention of the Airplane:
A wonderful website that features a digital library, a commemorating photo and movie galleries, patent information, a Wright flight simulator, and a brief history of the airplane.
Flights of Inspiration. Presented by the Franklin Institute and the Science Museum of London.
Flights of Inspiration is an educational website on the Wright Brothers, contains several experiments and a Teacher's Zone.
North Carolina and the Wright Brothers:
Publications - Online Sites - Videos
Brown, Aycock. The Birth Place of Aviation: Kitty Hawk, N.C. Winston-Salem, NC:
The Collins Company, 1953. Display Catalog Record
Combs, Harry, and Martin Caidin. Kill Devil Hill: Discovering the Secret of the Wright
Brothers. With a foreword by Neil Armstrong. Boston: Houghton Mifflin,
1979. Display Catalog Record
Crouch, Tom. First Flight: The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Airplane.
Historical Handbook Series No. 159. With a foreword by John Glenn.
Washington, D.C: Division of Publications at Harpers Ferry Center, National
Park Service, 2002. Display Catalog Record
Geibert, Ronald, and Patrick B. Nolan. Kitty Hawk and Beyond: The Wright Brothers
and the Early Years of Aviation A Photographic History. Dayton, OH: Wright
State U.P., 1990. Display Catalog Record
McAdoo, Donald, and Carol McAdoo. Reflections of the Outer Banks. Ed. William L.
Smith. With a foreword by Andy Griffith. Manteo, NC: Island Publishing
House, 1976. Display Catalog Record
Parramore, Thomas C. First to Fly: North Carolina and the Beginnings of Aviation.
Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press, 2003. Display Catalog Record
The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce: (list of historical sites, maps, etc.)
Contains specific information concerning the festivities scheduled to occur during the centennial celebration of the first flight. The website also presents an excellent overview of the local history of the Outer Banks from Ft. Raleigh to lighthouses to the advent of lifesaving stations.
Wright Brother's National Memorial, National Park Service:|
Excellent histories concerning the establishment and maintenance of the Wright Memorial. Also documents upcoming events and literature pertaining to the Wright Brothers and the memorial sponsored by the National Park Services.
Combs, Harry. How Strong is the Wind. Based on Kill Devil Hill: Discovering the|
Secret of the Wright Brothers. Directed by Richard A. Rose. 40 min.
Englewood, CO: TernStyle Press, 1983. Videocassette. Display Catalog Record
Barfield, Rodney. Seasoned by Salt: A Historical Album of the Outer Banks. Chapel|
Hill, NC: UNC Press, 1995. Display Catalog Record
Saunders, Keith. The Independent Man: The Story of W.O. Saunders and His|
Delightfully Different Newspaper. Raleigh, NC: Edwards & Broughton, 1962. Display Catalog Record
Stick, David. Dare County: A History. Raleigh, NC: State Department of Archives and|
History, 1970. Display Catalog Record
Stick, David. Roanoke Island: The Beginnings of English America. Chapel Hill, NC:|
UNC Press, 1983. Display Catalog Record
Fort Raleigh National Memorial, National Park Service:|
Excellent histories of the establishment and maintenance of the Fort Raleigh National Memorial. Also documents upcoming events and literature pertaining to the Lost Colony and Fort Raleigh from the National Park Services.
Jones, Mabel Evans. Mabel Evans Jones' 1921 Silent Film About the Roanoke Islands|
Settlements and the Lost Colony. Produced by the North Carolina State Board of
Education in collaboration with the State Historical Commission. Roanoke
Island, NC: Atlas Film Co., 1921. Videocassette. Display Catalog Record
Mobley, Joe A. Ship Ashore!: The U.S. Lifesavers of Coastal North Carolina. Raleigh,|
NC: Division of Archives and History, 1994. Display Catalog Record
Stick, David. Graveyard of the Atlantic: Shipwrecks of the North Carolina Coast.|
Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1952. Display Catalog Record
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum:|
This virtual museum dedicated to researching and documenting the many shipwrecks and battles that took place off the Outer Banks, provides an excellent overview of San Ciriaco, an 1899 hurricane that belted the Atlantic coast and caused numerous shipwrecks, including the Priscilla. Documents on San Ciriaco include primary documentation from the Cape Hatteras Lifesaving Station's official records and a listing of the various vessels that sunk off the NC coast during the high winds of the hurricane.
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