Alexander Klemin Papers
Owning Institution: UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
About this CollectionThis collection includes a promotional photograph and poster for United Airlines' unveiling of the "Mainliner" aircraft. Alexander Klemin was born in London, May 15, 1888; BS, London Univ, 1907; immigrated to the US, 1914; MS, MIT, 1915; became a US citizen while head of the Aeronautics Dept. at MIT, 1917; Officer-in-charge of the Research Dept, Army Air Service, at McCook Field, Dayton, OH during WWI; head, Guggenheim School of Aeronautics at NYU College of Engineering, 1925-45; author of Textbook of aeronautical engineering, If you want to fly, Simplified aerodynamics, and Airplane stress analysis; technical editor, Aviation magazine, 1915-1917; member, Royal Aeronautical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers; died, 1950.
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