Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Stan Hubbard Sr.

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Titles Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Stan Hubbard Sr.
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Stan Hubbard started flying in 1916 and became active in it after World War I. He started the first commercial airline in the U.S., and later founded radio and television stations in Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Types of aircraft in the 1920s. Founding the first commercial airline in 1919. Trying to start a national airline service. An anecdote about German aircraft attached to submarines. The start and finish of the Aero Club. Starting the Metropolitan Airports Commission. Early licensing. Use of aircraft in news reporting. Using helio aircraft for newsgathering. Anecdote about flying vs. driving to Chicago in the 1920s. A Lindbergh/Holman story. Early navigation problems. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Ends abruptly.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
25 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Hubbard, Stanley E. Sr.
Interviewer: Holey, George
Dates Creation: 09/17/1979
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 101 (Library Call Number)
AV1992.88.11 (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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  • Roger Stadler on July 6, 2020 10:32:02 AM
    I worked as a Summer Helper for the Electrical Contractor that wired the Hubbard Building on top of the University Avenue Hill that separate's the Twin Cities. That was in the early '60's when I was going to Dunwoody Trade School in Minneapolis. (We used to call it "Billy Hood School" because the founder was,"William Hood Dunwoody"). I remember Stan Hubbard Sr coming around,with his "Yes Man",barking orders one could barely understand because he alwsys had a cigar stuck in his mouth. One other thing with Sr. He had a Soundproof Studio Room made in the Hubbard Building and he didn't like it for some reason and ordered it torn out and rebuilt until he was satisfied. He was loud and grumpy and demanding in those days. I could never figure out why Stan Jr was so tall because Stan Sr was quite short. I remember Stan Jr used to bring his 1974 Brown Cadillac Fleetwood into Long Cadillac when I worked there in the early 70's.He loved that car becaus

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