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Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog. John Joseph Montgomery was an inventor and physics professor interested in aeronautics from Monterey, Calif. His early aeronautical experiments were in San Diego County; later he taught at Santa Clara College and was head of the physics department while he continued his inventions and experiments.

He was killed in a crash during a flight attempt. See also Quest for Flight: John J. Harwood and Gary B. Fogel [University of Oklahoma Press, The collection includes photocopies of correspondence and other papers relating to the s flying experiments of John Joseph Montgomery. Papers include some of his writings about his flights, and letters to his sister and from Octave Chanute, a Chicago, Ill. Additional items, , concern the family's attempt to see that Montgomery was given credit for his work.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers. Montgomery Papers, Size 33 items Abstract John Joseph Montgomery was an inventor and physics professor interested in aeronautics from Monterey, Calif. Fogel , Craig S. Quest for Flight: John J. Chapter 2 The Earth and Vaulted Sky.

AMA Member Gary Fogel John J. Montgomery's Background & Early Interest in Aviation. Chap. 1 of 5

Chapter 3 Tutors in the Art of Flying. Chapter 4 Wings over Otay. Chapter 5 The Internal Work of the Wind. Chapter 6 The Path to Recognition. Chapter 7 Chicago a Forum for the Outsider.

West Coast connection to early aviation – East Bay Times

Chapter 8 Other Pursuits. Chapter 12 Tragedy.


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