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Come Fly Away With Us: Exploring the Library of Congress Aeronautical Collections, Dec. 14 webinar

Photograph shows four men on the beach watching a biplane flying over the ocean.

Curtis biplane, Atlantic City, c1911. //www.loc.gov/item/2011660977/

It is impossible to imagine modern life without the airplane. It has greatly impacted our commercial, military, cultural and civilian spaces and can be considered one of the greatest inventions of all time.

On December 14, the Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division is celebrating all things aviation with a webinar tour of the Library’s world-class history of aviation collections. These collections are deep and wide so the presentation will showcase a selection of material from across the Library. There is a bounty of aviation topics and themes to explore and it is our goal to inspire those explorations. The presentation will also share a short history on how the Library developed these collections with the aid of the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics and the Division of Aeronautics.

Come Fly Away with Us: Exploring the Library of Congress Aeronautics Collections
Tuesday December 14, 2021
2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.

Registration is required. Please register on Zoom:


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