Ivan Howard Driggs was an engineer, designing airplanes for several different companies over the years, eventually becoming director of the Research Division of the Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, DC. He wrote numerous articles on airplane design and performance for different magazines, including Aviation, Flight, Aero Digest, Royal Aeronautical Society Journal, and Journal of Society of Automotive Engineers.
Mrs. Evan Driggs, Gift
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This collection includes numerous photographs, featuring the following aircraft: Driggs Dart, Dart II, Super Dart; Luscombe Model 1 (Phantom); Monocoupe Model D-145; Forest Patrol seaplanes; Douglas World Cruiser; and the 1903 Wright Flyer. The collection also contains newspaper articles about Driggs and his designs as well as the May 1937 and January 1938 editions of Tradewind. There is also correspondence from Dorothy Driggs Baker about researching her father's work, particularly with John Underwood and Harold Morehouse. Also present is a scrapbook of articles on the death of General "Hap" Arnold in 1950.
Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950
Wright (Brothers) 1903 Flyer
Douglas World Cruiser (DWC)
Bureau of Aeronautics
Driggs Dart II
Driggs (Ivan) Dart I
Luscombe Model 1 (Phantom)
Monocoupe Monocoupe Model D-145
Ivan H. Driggs Collection, XXXX-0687, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
National Air and Space Museum Archives