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A. Francis Arcier Collection, 1890-1969

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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:

Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautical engineers
  • Periodicals

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Creator

Arcier, A. Francis 1890-1969

Subject

  • 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

Date

  • 1890
  • 1890-1969

Notes

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.

Type

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

Local number

XXXX-0072

Finding Aids

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