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Edward Pearson Warner papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC-0205

Scope and Contents

Collection includes articles, addresses, photographs, and a partial draft of Warner's book tentatively titled Design of Airships.


  • 1923 - 1927


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical Note

Edward Pearson Warner, 1894-1958, A.B. 1915, Harvard University; S.B. in mechanical engineering, 1917, S.M. in aeronautical engineering, 1919, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, began teaching at MIT in 1917. He was associate professor of aeronautical engineering, 1920-1924, professor, 1924-1929, and non-resident professor, 1929-1936. He made many contributions to the field of aeronautical engineering. He directed aeronautical research for the United States government at Langley Field, Virginia, during World War I. He was the first assistant secretary of the Navy for aeronautics, 1926-1929, a member of the original Civil Aeronautics Authority, 1939-1945, and later vice-chair of the Civil Aeronautics Board.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Source of Acquisiton

Materials were given to the Department of Distinctive Collections (formerly the Institute Archives and Special Collections) in April 1986 by Jack Carpenter.

Processing Information note

Some collection descriptions are based on legacy data and may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. Description may change pending verification. Please contact the MIT Department of Distinctive Collections if you notice any errors or discrepancies.

Preliminary Inventory to the Papers of Edward Pearson Warner
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 July 9: Edited by Lana Mason to remove aggrandizing terms in the biographical note description.

Repository Details

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