Clark Dyer flying machine papers

Clark Dyer flying machine papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Clark Dyer flying machine papers
Creator: Davis, Robert Scott, 1954-
Inclusive Dates: 1953-1980
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms2507
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of research collected by Robert S. Davis concerning Micajah Clark Dyer's flying machine from 1953-1980. Correspondence from National Archives and Records Service in Washington, D.C., the Historical and Genealogical Society of North West Georgia, Ken Akins, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., regards Clark Dyer, Dyer's descendants, patents, and Dyer and his flying machine. Miscellaneous items include The story of Clark Dyer and his Flying Machine, written by Ken Akins, Kitty Hawk Was In North Georgia? A Union County Farmer's Experiments With A Practical Flying Machine, by Robert Scott Davis, Jr., notes from oral histories of Dyer family members, information about Atlanta REDWINE'S (photocopies from the 1800s), and photocopies of materials regarding Dyer family descendants. The collection also consists of a diagram of the flying machine, a photograph of Ken Akins at Clark Dyer's home, and newspaper clippings regarding Clark Dyer and the flying machine.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Robert S. Davis.

Preferred Citation

Clark Dyer flying machine papers, ms2507, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1978-1980
12Miscellanea, 1953-1980
13Diagram of flying machine, Ken Akins photograph, 1980
14Newspaper clippings, 1977, 1980

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