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A. Francis Arcier Collection, 1890-1969


Collection Item Summary:

Contents: Newspapers and magazine clippings, job applications, and other material offering biographical information, including published articles from 1943 and 1981. Photographs and negatives, personal and business correspondence, aircraft drawings, technical papers, dissertations, and related correspondence.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautical engineers
  • Periodicals

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives


Arcier, A. Francis 1890-1969


  • Arcier, A. Francis 1890-1969
  • Wittemann Aircraft Corp
  • Fokker Aircraft Corp
  • GAC (General Airplanes Corp)
  • Waco Aircraft Company
  • Air Force Museum (U.S.)

Physical description

  • 2.18 cubic feet (2 records center boxes) (1 16x20x1 flatbox)
  • 2.08 linear feet


  • 1890
  • 1890-1969


A. Francis Arcier (1890-1969) was an aircraft designer and engineer. Born in London, he immigrated to the United States and became a US citizen in 1929. He worked for a number of aircraft companies, including Wittemann Aircraft Corporation (1919-25), Fokker Aircraft Corporation (1925-28), General Airplanes Corporation (1928-30), and Waco Aircraft Company (1930-47). He was a scientific advisor at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, from 1948 until his retirement in 1963, and continued his association with the Air Force until 1968.


  • Correspondence
  • Collection descriptions
  • Diaries
  • Drawings
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Financial records
  • Scrapbooks

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