William F. Pearson Papers, 1866, 1900-1947, 2012
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Brief Description:

Papers of Colonel William Frederick Pearson (1880-1957), US Army, Commandant of the University of Illinois School of Military Aeronautics (1917-1918). Contains identification cards; a personal military history (1902-1947); the Ohio Wesleyan University Student's Handbook (1900-1901); the June 1920 issue of L'Aeronautica; and a School of Military Aeronautics photo album, including photos of classes on military and avionic equipment, artillery, and procedures.

This series also contains a photocopy of Commodore Joseph Lanman's letter to Stephen W. Rhoades, dated July 24, 1866, instructing Officer Rhoades on the oversight of military operations in the vicinity of Port Royal, S.C. (original letter can be found here).

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 27/1/20
Volume: 0.2 cubic feet
Acquired: 06/15/2012.
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/2702020.pdf
Arrangement: By type of material
Subject Index
Military Aeronautics
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Karen Smith