1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet Research Collection
Owning Institution: California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
About this CollectionThe first international aviation meet (air meet) in America was held on Dominguez Hill in 1910. Aviators from America and France, including the Louis Paulhan, Glenn Curtiss, and Roy Knabenshue, piloted their planes, balloons, and dirigibles past thousands of spectators. A group of local and aviation historians formed the 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet at Dominguez Flying Field Committee to create a comprehensive repository of materials about the 1910 meet, as well as the meets held in 1911. The Committee hosts a website that includes historical information, as well as short film clips from the first meet. The majority of items in this collection are photographs, slides, news clippings, and programs from the 1910 meet. Other materials include a brief history of the meet by Robert Gillingham; postcards and other aviation ephemera; and photographs, invitations, and programs from the many historical markers placed to commemorate the location of the first international aviation meet.
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