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De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. collection
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12 cm of textual records and graphic material.
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De Havilland Aircraft Company was a British aviation company founded in 1920. Its Canadian subsidiary was founded in 1928 to build aircraft for the training of Canadian airmen and continued after the war to build its own designs suited to the harsh Canadian climate. De Havilland (Canada) was merged into Boeing of the United States in 1986, as Boeing Canada, de Havilland Division. In 1992 it was incorporated into the Bombardier group of companies and the Dash-8 remains in production.
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There have been two accruals. The first accrual measures 6 cm and covers the period 1943-1992; predominant 1975-1992. It consists of various publications produced by de Havilland, Boeing and Bombardier. They include company, periodicals, calendars, postcards, leaflets and programmes, as well as illustrated product information sheets on the Dash-7 and Dash-8. There are pamphlets on the merger with Boeing and with Bombardier. There is one newspaper clipping about Olivia de Havilland’s visit to Toronto in 1988. There is also an oversize drawing of the de Havilland Mosquito IV printed from The Aeroplane, England, 7 May 1943. The second accrual measures 5 cm, 1927-1958. It consists of photographs, pamphlets and newsletters. There are photographs of the Beaver, Caribou, Chipmunk, Fox Moth, Mosquito bombers, and the Moth. The Caribou was sold to the U.S. Army; many of the photographs are of the Army training.
Periodicals (first accrual) issued by the company, DownsViews and Just Plane Facts have been catalogued for Research Collections.
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The first accrual (50-2008) was acquired in 2008; the second accrual (11-2010) was acquired in 2010, both from Morris Norman.
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Further accruals are expected.
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