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AC034_BEAUMONT_WING_OVER_CLUB_SCRAPBOOKSDescriptive Sheet The Beaumont Winq—Over Club AC -034 _ Scrapbooks Inventory V A Available General Type: Papers Physical Description: Scrapbooks, 4 volumes, 1 folder Inclusive Dates: 1932-1937 Donor: Larry Jean Fisher DESCRIPTION In 1932, Larry Jean Fisher and Burton Holton conceived and began to organize the Wing—Over Club of Beaumont. In 1933, several local pilots met at the La Salle Hotel in Beaumont for the official formation of the club. Members were licensed pilots who could successfully perform the aerobatic "wing—over" maneuver. The club sponsored many programs and activities designed to increase public awareness and support of aviation, including Beaumont's first air show, courses in aviation, a radio program on aviation, and social events. The scrapbooks represent a diverse collection of publications, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Scrapbook 2 is a guest log of pilots from all over the country who flew into Beaumont to participate in club activities. The researcher should find the material in Scrapbook 1 of particular interest, since it contains the club's newsletter and annual reports. A photographic album and comprehensive collection of newspaper clippings comprise the remaining material. No restrictions apply.