Finding aid for the Charles H. Hubbell Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Hubbell, Charles H.
Title: Charles H. Hubbell Papers
Dates: 1929-1969
Extent: 3.00 linear feet (7 containers and 3 oversize folders)
Abstract: Charles H. Hubbell was a well-known aviation artist and native of Cleveland, Ohio. During World War I, he served in the Navy and was a draftsman in the design of naval aircraft. He graduated from the Cleveland School of Art in 1922, and became a commercial artist. Hubbell received his private pilots license in 1927 by exchanging aviation art with flight instructors for flying lessons. He was commissioned by Thompson Products of Cleveland to paint the winning aircraft of each year's Thompson Trophy Race. In 1937, the first Thompson Products aviation art calendar by Charles Hubbell was produced. He painted for the yearly calendar until 1969. In 1949, the Military Air Transport Service (MATS) invited Hubbell on an around the world tour. The result was the 1951 calendar featuring the aircraft and operations of MATS. Hubbell was also a consultant to the Thompson Auto-Album and Aviation Museum, and later the Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection of the Western Reserve Historical Society. The collection consists of notes, correspondence, printed material, tracings, sketches, and working drawings. Includes the tracings, sketches, and working drawings that went into the finished Thompson Products calendars and other Hubbell aviation artwork.
MS Number MS 4654
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English