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. In 1939, President Roosevelt issued a proclamation, and Congress resolved (53 Stat.739, 1939), designating Orville Wright’s birthday, August 19, as National Aviation Day, “inviting the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate exercises to further and stimulate interest in aviation in the United States” 4 Fed. Reg. 3439 (1939), Friday, July 28, 1939.
In the spirit of Roosevelt’s Proclamation, the Science, Technology and Business Division is celebrating all things aviation on August 19 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
Thursday, August 19, 2021
2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.
Registration is required. Please register on Zoom: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_7R0gJpvmRhu5HHcFgluiSw
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