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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Lawrence Dale Bell, DeWitt Clinton Ramsey, George Olmstead, and Elton J. Smith
RLIN number: NXCP87-A21
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Aviation Project
Description: Speeches from management dinners, Bell Aerospace Corp.; broadcast from world-record helicopter flight, Texas to Niagara Falls, 1952; Larry Bell Library dedication, Mentone, Indiana, 1955; first contact with airplane; exhibition flying; developing various types of planes; barnstorming; Bell Aircraft from 1935: developing the company, new techniques, new planes, work for military; world records; developing the helicopter; first supersonic flight. Impressions of Glenn Martin, Lincoln Beachey, Generals Henry H. Arnold and William S. Knudsen and others.
Extent: Transcript: 288 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1955 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bell, Lawrence Dale, 1894-1956
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1894
Speaker occupation: Corporation executives
Age at speaking: 61
Document date: 1955
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautics; Aeronautics, Military; Air pilots; Executives; Helicopters; Oral history
Topics discussed - Other terms: Aviation; Bell Helicopter Corporation; Bell, Lawrence Dale, 1894-1956; Olmstead, George; Ramsey, DeWitt Clinton; Smith, Elton J.; Supersonic planes
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017949-13392