United States Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University records, 1917-1919.

Collection Number: 33-2-110

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
United States Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University records, 1917-1919.
Collection Number:
33-2-110
Creator:
United States. School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University
Quantity:
12.4 cubic ft.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, financial reports, curricula, inventories, photographs, weekly reports, lists of students, subject files, and other records of the School at Cornell University. Includes registrar cards for students. Photographs include composites, Cornell University cadets during training maneuvers held at Enfield Glen, Tompkins County, New York. Includes a picture of Ray June of Ithaca, New York wearing a World War I uniform. Also, a glass plate positive of an aerial view of a stadium, possibly at Cornell University, taken by Donald H. Ellison in 1917 or 1918. Also two volumes, one the History of the United States Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell including photographs, charts, examinations, booklets, and other material compiled and another 12 leaf volume titled Air Service history of Cornell University November 24, 1919 containing a brief typewritten history of activities in connection with the Air Service in World War I at Cornell University, including the School of Military Aeronautics, the School of Aerial Photography, and contributions of departments and individuals. It includes lists of Cornell flying aces and Cornell casualties of aerial combat. Photographs of Barton Hall glued in, showing how it was used for student quarters, laboratories, and airplane storage both these volumes compiled by Professor William Nichols Barnard who served as President of the Academic Board of the U. S. Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell. Also a bound manuscript, 241 leaves, titled History of the United States Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., May 1917 to December 1918 by Charles Beverley Benson instructor at the school. Volume includes a detailed typewritten history of the School of Military Aeronautics, with many photographs and samples of forms glued in. It also includes lists of School students and staff and Cornell flying aces. Also a notebook from the School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University, March, 1918 compiled by George V. Murphy. Also an album with photographs by John P. Troy that includes images of Barton Hall airplane laboratory.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, financial reports, curricula, inventories, photographs, weekly reports, lists of students, subject files, and other records of the School at Cornell University. Includes registrar cards for students. Photographs include composites, Cornell University cadets during training maneuvers held at Enfield Glen, Tompkins County, New York. Includes a picture of Ray June of Ithaca, New York wearing a World War I uniform. Also, a glass plate positive of an aerial view of a stadium, possibly at Cornell University, taken by Donald H. Ellison in 1917 or 1918. Also two volumes, one the History of the United States Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell including photographs, charts, examinations, booklets, and other material compiled and another 12 leaf volume titled Air Service history of Cornell University November 24, 1919 containing a brief typewritten history of activities in connection with the Air Service in World War I at Cornell University, including the School of Military Aeronautics, the School of Aerial Photography, and contributions of departments and individuals. It includes lists of Cornell flying aces and Cornell casualties of aerial combat. Photographs of Barton Hall glued in, showing how it was used for student quarters, laboratories, and airplane storage both these volumes compiled by Professor William Nichols Barnard who served as President of the Academic Board of the U. S. Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell. Also a bound manuscript, 241 leaves, titled History of the United States Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., May 1917 to December 1918 by Charles Beverley Benson instructor at the school. Volume includes a detailed typewritten history of the School of Military Aeronautics, with many photographs and samples of forms glued in. It also includes lists of School students and staff and Cornell flying aces. Also a notebook from the School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University, March, 1918 compiled by George V. Murphy. Also an album with photographs by John P. Troy that includes images of Barton Hall airplane laboratory.
SUBJECTS

Names:
United States.
Barnard, William N. (William Nichols), 1875-1947
Benson, Charles Beverley
June, Ray, 1898-1958.
Murphy, George V.
June, Ray, 1898-1958
Ellison, Donald H.
Barton Hall (Cornell University)
Cornell University -- History.
Cornell University
Cornell University. School of Aerial Photography.
Cornell University -- Students.
United States Army.
United States. School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University.
United States. Army
Cornell University
World War (1914-1918)

Subjects:
Aeronautics, Military -- Ithaca.
Aeronautics -- United States.
Aeronautics military -- Study and teaching
Aerial photography.
Fighter pilots -- Training of -- United States.
Military education.
Military readiness.
Physical education and training, Military.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1914-1918.
Aeronautics, Military -- Study and teaching
Military education
Military participation -- American
Military readiness
Physical education and training, Military
Students
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, American.

Places:
Enfield (N.Y.)
New York (State) -- Ithaca

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Pictorial works


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
United States Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University records, #33-2-110. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS


CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder Folder
World War I Weekly Reports - Aaronson to Campfield
Item number
1917-1918
Cards with photographs, demographic information and weekly reports
Box 2
World War I Weekly Reports - Canaday to Evitt
1917-1918
Cards with photographs, demographic information and weekly reports
Box 3
World War I Weekly Reports - Fagan to Marsden
1917-1918
Cards with photographs, demographic information and weekly reports
Box 4
World War I Weekly Reports- Marsh to Parker
1917-1918
Cards with photographs, demographic information and weekly reports (some cards in need of preservation)
Box 5
World War I Weekly Reports- Parker to Sexton
1917-1918
Cards with photographs, demographic information and weekly reports (some cards in need of preservation)
Box 6
World War I Weekly Reports- Seymour to Ware
1917-1918
Cards with photographs, demographic information and weekly reports
Box 7 Folder 1
Signalling Tests and Papers
1917-1918
Destroyed photographs in folder
Box 7 Folder 2
Military Papers
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 3
Gunnery Papers and Correspondence
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 4
Gunnery Papers and Correspondence
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 5
Airplane-Related Notes and Correspondence
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 6
Observations, Reports, and Memoranda
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 7
Miscellaneous Papers
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 8
Progress Reports
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 9
Financial Reports
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 10
Financial Reports
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 11
Tuition Reports
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 12
Correspondence Regarding Academic Appointments
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 13
Miscellaneous Papers
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 14
Personnel Reports
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 15
Curriculum Reports and Blueprint
1917-1918
Box 7 Folder 16
Curriculum Reports
1917-1918
Box 8
World War I Weekly Reports- Ware to Zuckerman
1917-1918
Cards with photographs, demographic information and weekly reports
Box 8 Folder 1
Regular Reports
1918
Box 8 Folder 2
Examining Board
1917-1918
Box 8 Folder 3
Examinations
1917-1918
Box 8 Folder 4
Photos to Washington
1917-1918
Box 8 Folder 5
Supplies Equipment- Inventories
1917-1918
Box 8 Folder 6
Statistics
1917-1918
Box 8 Folder 7
Instructions for Faculty and Clerks
1917-1918
Box 8 Folder 8
Academic Board
1917-1918
Box 8 Folder 9
Engineers' Course Marks-Schedules
1917-1918
Box 8 Folder 10
Inventories
1918-09
Box 8 Folder 11
School of Aerial Photography Order Forms and Correspondence
1917-1918
Box 8 Folder 12
Notes on Canadian Course
Box 8 Folder 13
Tuition Due
Expression
Box 8 Folder 14
Tuition Due
1918-01-1918-05
Box 8 Folder 15
Tuition Due
1918-07-1918-10
Box 8 Folder 16
Curriculum-Revised
1918-03-01
Box 8 Folder 17
Curriculum-Revised
1918-03-01
Box 9
Correspondence Record-President of Academic Board USA School of Military Aeronautics
1917-11-30-1918-11-26
Monograph
Box 9 Folder 1
Announcement of War-Time Courses
1917
Box 9 Folder 2
Correspondence and Photo
1912-1918
Photograph of Carl E. Erngstrom-1912 inside
Box 9 Folder 3
Blank Forms and Course Information
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 4
United States Army School of Military Aeronautics Bulletins
1918
Box 9 Folder 5
United States Army School of Military Aeronautics Bulletins
1918
Box 9 Folder 6
Correspondence From President of the Academic Board and Financial Information
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 7
Correspondence
1917
Box 9 Folder 8
Receiving Room Invoices
1918-01-11-1918-11-23
Box 9 Folder 9
Correspondence, Invoices, and Price Lists
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 10
Correspondence and Invoices
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 11
Correspondence Concerning Buildings and Grounds, Postcard, and Invoices
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 12
Comptroller and Treasurer Correspondence
1917-1919
Box 9 Folder 13
Administrative Correspondence and Photography School Correspondence
1917-1919
Box 9 Folder 14
Memorandums and Correspondence
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 15
Invoices, Correspondence, and Instructions for Instructors and Heads of Departments
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 16
General Correspondence
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 17
General Correspondence, Invoices, and Office of Director of Military Aeronautics Correspondence
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 18
General Correspondence and Financial Information
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 19
Financial Statements
1917-10-31-1918-10-07
Box 9 Folder 20
General Correspondence
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 21
Chief Signalling Officer Correspondence
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 22
Commandant Correspondence, Memoranda, and Bulletins
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 23
General Correspondence and Invoices
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 24
General Correspondence
1917-1918
Box 9 Folder 25
Correspondence Chief Signal Officer of the Army
1917-11-09
Box 10
World War I Weekly Reports- Ahrens to Starquist
1918
Box 11
World War I Weekly Reports- Stein to Young
1918
Box 11 Folder 1
Class of July 21, 1917- Aug 4, 1917 Weekly Reports
1917-07-21-1917-08-04
Box 11 Folder 2
Class of Aug 18, 1917- Sept 01, 1917 Weekly Reports
1917-08-18-1917-09-01
Box 11 Folder 3
Class of Sept 15, 1917- Sept 29, 1917 Weekly Reports
1917-09-15-1917-09-29
Box 11 Folder 4
Class of Oct 13, 1917- Oct 20, 1917 Weekly Reports
1917-10-13-1917-10-20
Box 11 Folder 5
Class of Oct 27, 1917-Nov 10, 1917 Weekly Reports
1917-10-27-1917-11-10
Box 11 Folder 6
Class of Nov 3, 1917- Nov 17, 1917 Weekly Reports
1917-11-03-1917-11-17
Box 11 Folder 7
Class of Dec 01, 1917- Dec 22, 1917 Weekly Reports
1917-12-01-1917-12-22
Box 11 Folder 8
Class of January 12, 1918 Weekly Reports
1917-11-10-1918-01-12
Box 11 Folder 9
Class of January 19, 1918 Weekly Reports
1917-11-17-1918-01-19
Box 11 Folder 10
Class of January 26, 1918 Weekly Reports
1917-11-24-1918-01-26
Box 11 Folder 11
Class of February 2, 1918 Weekly Reports
1917-12-01-1918-02-02
Box 11 Folder 12
Class of February 16, 1918 Weekly Reports I and II
1917-12-15-1918-02-16
Box 11 Folder 13
Class of February 23, 1918 Weekly Reports I and II
1918-02-09-1918-02-23
Box 11 Folder 14
Class of March 2, 1918 Weekly Reports
1918-01-12-1918-03-02
Box 11 Folder 15
Class of March 9, 1918 Weekly Reports
1918-01-19-1918-03-09
Box 11 Folder 16
Class of March 16, 1918 Weekly Reports
1918-03-16
Box 11 Folder 17
Class of March 23, 1918 Weekly Reports
1918-03-23
Box 11 Folder 18
Class of March 30, 1918 Weekly Reports
1918-03-30
Box 11 Folder 19
Squadron N. Engineers Weekly Reports
1917-12-22-1918-01-19
Box 12 Folder 1
Regulations Pamphlets
1918
Belonging to Cadet Walter H. Stainton
Box 12 Folder 2
School of Military Aeronautics Weekly Reports
1917-10-06-1917-11-26
Box 12 Folder 3
School of Military Aeronautics Weekly Reports
1917-10-20-1917-12-08
Box 12 Folder 4
School of Military Aeronautics Weekly Reports
1917-10-27-1917-12-15
Box 12 Folder 5
Class of February 9, 1918 Weekly Reports- Sergeant A to Sg. D
1917-12-02-1918-02-09
Box 12 Folder 6
Class of February 9, 1918 Weekly Reports- Sergeant F to Sg. H
1918-01-19-1918-02-09
Box 12 Folder 7
Class of April 6, 1918 Weekly Reports
1918-02-13-1918-04-06
Box 12 Folder 8
Class of April 13, 1918 Weekly Reports
1918-02-23-1918-04-13
Box 12 Folder 9
Class of April 20, 1918 Weekly Reports
1918-03-02-1918-04-20
Box 12 Folder 10
Class of April 27, 1918 Weekly Reports I and II
1918-03-09-1918-04-27
Box 12 Folder 11
Class of May 4, 1918- June 1, 1918 Weekly Reports: Squadrons I-40-B, I-40-C, K-40, K-41-A, L-41-A
1918-05-04-1918-06-01
Box 12 Folder 12
Class of May 18, 1918- June 1, 1918 Weekly Reports
1918-05-18-1918-06-01
Box 12 Folder 13
Class of June 8, 1918 Weekly Reports Squadrons A-M
1918-03-23-1918-06-08
Box 12 Folder 14
Class of June 15, 1918 Weekly Reports Squadrons A-M
1918-03-30-1918-06-15
Box 12 Folder 15
Class of June 22, 1918 Weekly Reports
1918-04-06-1918-06-22
Box 12 Folder 16
Class of June 29, 1918 Weekly Reports
1918-04-13-1918-06-29
Box 12 Folder 17
Class of July 13, 1918 Weekly Reports Squadrons A-M
1918-04-27-1918-07-13
Box 12 Folder 18
Clas of July 20, 1918- July 27, 1918 Weekly Reports
1918-05-20-1918-07-27
Box 12 Folder 19
Class of August 3, 1918 Weekly Reports A-M
1918-05-18-1918-08-03
Box 12 Folder 20
Class of August 10, 1918 Weekly Reports A-M
1918-05-25-1918-08-10
Box 12 Folder 21
Class of August 17, 1918 Weekly Reports A-M
1918-06-01-1918-08-17
Box 13 Folder 1
Class of August 24, 1918 Weekly Reports Squadrons A-M
1918-06-08-1918-08-24
Box 13 Folder 2
Class of August 31, 1918 Weekly Reports Squadrons A-M
1918-06-15-1918-08-31
Box 13 Folder 3
Class of September 7, 1918 Weekly Reports Squadrons A-M
1918-06-22-1918-09-08
Box 13 Folder 4
Class of September 14, 1918 Weekly Reports Squadrons A-M
1918-06-29-1918-09-14
Box 13 Folder 5
Class of September 21, 1918 Weekly Reports A-M
1918-07-06-1918-09-21
Box 13 Folder 6
Class of September 28, 1918 Weekly Reports A-M
1918-07-03-1918-09-28
Box 13 Folder 7
Class Graduating Weekly Reports October 5, 1918 A-M
1918-07-20-1918-10-05
Box 13 Folder 8
Class of October 12, 1918 Weekly Reports A-M
1918-07-27-1918-10-12
Box 13 Folder 9
Class of October 19 and 26, 1918 Weekly Reports A-M
1918-08-03-1918-10-26
Box 13 Folder 10
Class of November 2, 9, 13, 16, and 26, 1918 Weekly Reports A-E
1918-11-02-1918-11-26
Box 13 Folder 11
Class of November 11 and 23, 1918 Sqs A-M
1918-08-17-1918-11-23
Box 13 Folder 12
Class of November 23, 1918 Weekly Reports A-D
1918-11-02-1918-11-23
Box 15
Photograph album of School of Military Aeronautics- Photographs 10-31 of Drill Hall in Barton Hall
1918
Creator: Troy, John P.
25.5 x 34 cm
Gelatin silver prints
Photograph albums
Box 13 Folder 13
Photographs of soldiers in camp
1918
7.4 x 12.5 cm
Photographs mounted on loose album pages.
Gelatin silver prints
Box 13 Folder 14
Photographs of buildings and soldiers in Ithaca, Watertown
1918
7.4 x 12.5 cm
Photographs mounted on loose album pages.
Gelatin silver prints
Box 14
History of the United States Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University By CB Benson including Photograph Album
1917-05-1918-12
Monograph, Very fragile condition
Box 13 Folder 15
Homework or Notes Concerning Military Equipment
1917-1918
Box 15
Aerial exposure glass positive of Cornell University Stadium
1917-1918
Creator: Ellison, Donald H.
16.5 x 21.5 cm
Gelatin silver prints
Box Ms Folder 1
United States Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University Class of January 26, 1918 Class Photograph
1918-01-26
27 x 35.4 cm
Additional names listed verso.
Gelatin silver prints
Box Ms Folder 1
United States Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University Class of February 2, 1918 Class Photograph
1918-02-02
27 x 35.4 cm
Gelatin silver prints
Box Ms Folder 1
United States Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University Class of March 2, 1918 Class Photograph
1918-03-02
27 x 35.4 cm
Gelatin silver prints
Volume Bd. Ms. 1
History of the United States Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University By CB Benson, Monograph, Gift of President Schurman
circa 1919
Volume Bd. Ms. 2
Air Service History of Cornell University by W.N. Barnard, Monograph, Gift of Professor W.N. Barnard.
1919-11-24