C. Ashby Shoop Aviation Collection


C. Ashby Shoop Aviation Collection


The C. Ashby Shoop Aviation Collection is a small collection containing visual and textual materials related to various aircraft, circa 1929-1970s.

Nine photographs in the collection depict primarily aircraft, including the Northrop YB-49, Boeing B-17, Boeing/Northop B-2, Cessna CG-2, and Cessna CW-6. Other images depict General Dynamics AGM-109 and one photograph features a pilot, possibly Shoop, exiting an obscured aircraft. The photographs are 8x10" and are a mix of color and black-and-white prints.

Other materials include clippings about Beechcraft, booklets and a clipping about the B-2, and assorted photocopies and lithographs of various aircraft. Also included is a single sheet document that includes the lyrics for "The Grasshopper Song," 1942.

Digitized Materials: Two photographs of Cessna aircraft and the song lyrics have been digitized from this collection.

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circa 1929-1970s


Shoop, C. Ashby


All materials are in English.

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives


Permission to publish material from the C. Ashby Shoop Aviation Collection must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The C. Ashby Shoop Aviation Collection/The Museum of Flight.



Collection Organization

Collection Items

[Cessna CW-6 aircraft on display at 1929 Auto Show]
Photograph of a Cessna CW-6 aircraft (tail number 6446) on hanging display at the 1929 Auto Show, Wichita, Kansas, circa 1929. Several cars are also on display below the aircraft. Inscription on verso: "CW-6 Cessna."

[Men with Cessna CG-2 Glider]
Photograph of a group of men with a Cessna CG-2 Glider, circa 1930s. Inscription on verso: "Cessna Glider CG-2."

The "Grasshopper" Song [lyrics]
Song lyrics for "The 'Grasshopper' Song," circa 1942. Two typed pages.
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