Loud, Albert Louis
Illinois State Historical Society
210 1/2 S. Sixth
Springfield, IL 62701-1503
1.36 linear ft.
Loud, an engineer, was an assistant to his brother-in-law Melvin Vaniman, a photographer, engineer, and inventor. Loud accompanied him on Walter Wellman’s third attempt to reach the North Pole by dirigible. The papers contain newsclippings, patents, scrapbooks, articles and miscellaneous material relating to early aviation history. Includes Vaniman’s patents for aviation related inventions.