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John Barton Aviation Collection

Identifier: MSS-0002

Scope and Contents

The collection compiled by aviation enthusiast John Barton includes many images of aircraft and aircraft parts, including photographs taken by John Barton; photograph prints purchased by John Barton from aviation archives; photocopies of images from books and articles; and printouts from web pages. The majority of the images lack specific identification of subject or source. The collection also includes textual resources, including booklets, flyers, brochures, and maps, as well as photocopies and printouts of articles, books, patent documents, and other research materials related to aviation history, mechanics, and physics, with a particular emphasis on the Wright Brothers and Wright Flyers. Also included are some notes and writings which appear to be the work of John Barton.


  • 1960-2009


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at


2.8 Cubic Feet (6 letter size boxes, 1 flat box)


Organized into loose series: Series: Notes and Writings of John Barton ; Series: Wright Brothers Research--Organizations ; Sub-series: Carillon Historical Park ; Sub-series: Wright State University ; Sub-series: Other Organizations in Dayton ; Series: Wright Brothers Research--Documents ; Series: Other Aviation Pioneers ; Series: Research on Physics and Mechanics ; Series: Miscellaneous Aviation Resources ; Series: Printouts from Internet ; Series: Photographs ; Series: Oversized and Odd-Sized Items.

Custodial History

Collection of materials donated to the University of Nebraska at Omaha by Gloria Barton in 2009, after John Barton's death.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gloria Barton, wife of John Barton

Related Materials

John Barton Railroad Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Angela Kroeger, Archives and Special Collections Associate, in January 2014.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States