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George J. Frebert photograph collection on Delaware aviation

1918-1999
 Collection
Identifier: 2011-297

Abstract

George J. Frebert (1929-2002) was a pilot and aviation enthusiast who served in the Air Force during the Korean War, operated the Dover Litho Printing Company in Dover, DE, published "Delaware Aviation History," and restored vintage airplanes as a hobby. This collection contains both materials used in the preparation of "Delaware Aviation History" and other items that Frebert collected dealing with Delaware aviation, aviators and airports.

Dates

  • 1918-1999

Creator

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

General Physical Descritpion

246 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 51 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 34 contact prints : b&w. 24 negatives : color ; 35mm. 3 negatives : b&w.

Biographical note

George J. Frebert (1929-2002) was a pilot and aviation enthusiast. He learned to fly solo at age 16, served in the Air Force during the Korean War, and operated the Dover Litho Printing Company in Dover, DE between 1957 and 1991. He continued flying and restoring vintage airplanes as a hobby. In 1998, he published "Delaware Aviation History" through his printing company.

Scope and Content

The collection contains both materials used in the preparation of "Delaware Aviation History" and other items that Frebert collected dealing with Delaware aviation, aviators and airports. Many of the photographs are original prints, though a number are copied from historical repositories. A majority of the collection focuses on the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, especially aircraft built by Bellanca in the first half of the twentieth century. Additionally, the collection contains photographs of aviation notables and record-setters, including Elinor Smith and Roger Q. Williams.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Material

George J. Frebert collection on Delaware aviation (Accession 2288), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
George J. Frebert photograph collection on Delaware aviation
Status:
Author:
Judy Stevenson, encoded by Chase Markee
Date:
2013
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400