Norman "Jim" S. Archibald Collection

Title

Norman "Jim" S. Archibald Collection

Description

The Norman "Jim" S. Archibald Collection relates to the life and military service of Archibald during World War I and II. The collection contains extensive correspondence, military documents from both world wars, photographs, and materials related to Archibald's book, Heaven High, Hell Deep. The correspondence is primarily with Archibald's sister Hazel and with close friend Katharine Lane Weems, covering the periods of Archibald's military service and personal success as an author. Archibald's book, published in 1935, details his World War I experiences and the associated materials include correspondence regarding its publication, promotion, and success, as well as manuscript drafts, reviews, and other items. A few pieces of personal ephemera relate to Archibald's world travels in the 1930s.

Digitized Materials: Only the World War I materials, including those relating to Archibald's book, have been digitized for this collection.

Date

1917-1946

Language

English

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Norman "Jim" S. Archibald Collection must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The Norman "Jim" S. Archibald Collection/The Museum of Flight

Identifier

1986-10-10A

Collection Organization

Collection Items

[Drafts of speech given by Norman "Jim" Archibald while promoting his book, circa 1935]
Multiple drafts of a speech given by Norman "Jim" Archibald while promoting his book, and accompanying letter he would read aloud, circa 1935. 14 typed pages.Part of a series of documents relating to Archibald's book "Heaven High, Hell Deep",…

Search for Air Safety [Clipping]
Clipping, "Search for Air Safety," from The Kansas City Star, September 5, 1935. Reports on two World War I aviators, Colonels Harold E. Hartney and Charles W. Kerwood, investigating airplane crashes to determine standards for air safety.

Lt. Alexander B. Bruce [Obituary clipping]
Obituary clipping, "Lt. Alexander B. Bruce," from an unidentified publication, circa 1918.

A Romantic Record of War in the Air [Clipping]
Clipping, "A Romantic Record of War in the Air" by Ben Ray Redman, from The Saturday Review of Literature, January 26, 1935. Reviews "Heaven High, Hell Deep" by Norman Archibald.

[Unidentified woman sitting on low wall]
Photograph of an unidentified woman sitting on a low wall, circa 1917-1920.

[Serviceman in flight gear]
Photograph of an unidentified serviceman in flight gear, circa 1917-1918.

[Serviceman in flight gear]
Photograph of an unidentified serviceman in flight gear, circa 1917-1918.

[Serviceman in flight gear]
Photograph of an unidentified serviceman in flight gear, circa 1917-1918.

[Serviceman in flight gear]
Photograph of an unidentified serviceman in flight gear, circa 1917-1918.

[Two Nieuport 83 aircraft parked at airfield]
Photograph of two Nieuport 83 aircraft (fuselage numbers 55 and 49) parked at an airfield, circa 1917-1918. Inscription on verso: "18M Nieuport."
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