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Martin L. Thornburg papers


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Martin L. Thornburg papers | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary A. Sego

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Primary Creator: Thornburg, Martin L. (1892-)

Extent: 1.0 Folders. More info below.

Subjects: Flight Archives at Purdue University, Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae, Purdue University--Faculty

Forms of Material: Articles

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of one folder which contains a paper by M. L. Thornburg.

Biographical Note

Martin Lynn Thornburg graduated from Purdue in 1915, and he was a part of the Mechanical Engineering faculty from 1921-1924. Thornburg joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Arizona in 1924 and remained head of the department until 1957. He played a pivotal role in the Mechanical Engineering Department, at the time paving the way for the future Aerospace program.

In 1917-18 he was captain in the Army Air Corps and taught in the Army School of Military Aeronautics at the University of Illinois.

In the fall of 1926 Charles Lindberg flew into Tucson in the Spirit of St. Louis. He toured the city and University of Arizona in an open car, and had lunch at the University Commons. Shortly after, Professor Thornburg helped students acquire a plan and form a Wildcat Aero Club.

Subject/Index Terms

Flight Archives at Purdue University
Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae
Purdue University--Faculty

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 items

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: MSF 381, Martin L. Thornburg papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

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[Folder 1: Paper, 1923],