Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Laurence D. Hammond

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Titles Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Laurence D. Hammond
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Laurence D. Hammond was the first airport director at Wold-Chamberlain Field in Minneapolis. He held the job from 1929 to 1957. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Hammond's experiences in WWI and before he became director of Wold-Chamberlain in 1929. Several anecdotes about Wold-Chamberlain in 1929, including the role of the Minneapolis park board, some Speed Holman tales and some stories about endurance flying. Federal regulation at the field in 1929. Brief mention of famous fliers who landed at Wold-Chamberlain in the 1930s. Physical enhancements to the field in the 1930s. 1940 Armistice Day blizzard. The Metropolitan Airports Commission in 1943. Hammond's role in the design of the new terminal from 1957 to 1962.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
30 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Hammond, Laurence D.
Interviewer: Holey, Anne M.
Dates Creation: 08/19/1965
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 101 (Library Call Number)
AV1992.88.8 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project'


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