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Collection Number: 03134-z

Collection Title: Wright Brothers Press Dispatches, 1908.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 10 items
Abstract Brothers Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright are credited with the invention of the first successful airplane. The collection includes typed versions of articles by newspaper reporters covering Orville and Wilbur Wright's flights at Kill Devil Hill, N.C., 6-15 May 1908. These are photoprints of the typescripts used by the telegraph operator at Manteo, N.C., when he relayed these articles to the newspapers involved.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Wright Brothers Press Dispatches, #3134-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
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Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Wright Brothers, Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville (1871-1948), are credited with the invention of the first successful airplane.

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The collection includes typed versions of articles by newspaper reporters covering Orville and Wilbur Wright's flights at Kill Devil Hill, N.C., 6-15 May 1908. These are photoprints of the typescripts used by the telegraph operator at Manteo, N.C., when he relayed these articles to the newspapers involved. The reporters included D. Bruce Salley, William Hoster, P. H. McGowan, and Byron Newton. There are also photocopies of selected pages of a contract, 10 February 1908, between Wilbur and Orville Wright and Captain Charles S. Wallace, Signal Corps, United States Army, to manufacture and deliver one heavier-than-air flying machine for $25,000.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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