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DANIEL BRIDGES COLLECTION OF LODWICK MATERIALS, P708, 1941-91

Scope and Content Note

The Daniel Bridges Collection of Lodwick Materials was donated to the Special Collections unit of the Lakeland Public Library in 1998 by Richard Beeler, who had acquired the collection from Loretta Elhi or Elbi, the niece of Daniel Bridges. Bridges had died in 1997 and the collection was left to his niece.

Bridges was a dispatcher and records manager for both the Lodwick School of Aeronautics in Lakeland and Lodwick Aviation Military Academy in Avon Park, FL. He took a number of photographs of both cadets and staff during his tenure and collected publications from both schools, all of which are preserved in this collection. Also included in the collection are memorabilia from both schools, including identification cards and passes, and dozens of unidentified family photographs. The collection also includes a scrapbook of newspaper clippings which Bridges compiled to document the war time exploits of former cadets and instructors from the two schools.

Related materials can be found in the following collections: The Albert I. Lodwick Papers, RG2700; The Albert I. Lodwick Photograph Collection, P700; Lodwick Memorabilia/Photograph Collection, P710; and the W. W. Tomlinson Collection, RG2701.

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Bridges, Daniel C.:  Pass from the Lodwick School of Aeronautics

1944-45

    

2

Coogler, A. C.:  Identification card from the Lodwick Aviation Military
     Academy

1941

      

3

High Pitch Magazine (Shaw Field, Sumter, SC

1943

    

4

LAMA Magazine

1941

     

5

Lodwick Aviation Military Academy (LAMA) 50th Anniversary Ribbon

1991

     

6

LAMA:  Operations Report

1944

     

7

LAMA:  Photographs of Cadets and the Flight Line

n.d.

    

8

LAMA Reunion:  News clipping re.

1987

       

9

Lodwick Inn:  Photograph of

n.d.

         

10

Photographs:  British Cadet Class Photos

n.d.

     

11

Photographs:  Cadet Classes

n.d.

      

12

Photographs:  Civilian Employees of LAMA

n.d.

 

13

Photographs:  Family Photographs

n.d.

   

14

Photographs, Miscellaneous

n.d.

    

15

Preflight Magazine

1942

    

16

Propwash Magazine (Lakeland School of Aeronautics)

1941

     

17

Scrapbook.  See oversize

1941-45

    

18

Sololand Magazine (Lakeland School of Aeronautics)

1941