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Photo Collections Record

PH-00373
Howard Hughes Public Relations Photograph Collection

Extent: 2.6 Linear Feet (28 hanging folders)
Location: PC 13:B, PC 13:C

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Related Materials:
The following resources may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Howard Hughes Professional and Aeronautical Photographs, 1916-1997. PH-00321. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Howard Hughes Public Relations Records, 1930-1990. MS-00380. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hughes Electronics Collection, 1940-2003. MS-00485. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bob McCaffrey Collection on the Save the Spruce Goose Campaign, 1980. MS-00693. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sands Hotel Collection, 1952-1979. MS-00417. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hughes, Howard. Interview, 1976 April 08. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


Collection Contents:
The Howard Hughes Public Relations Photograph Collection depicts the activities of businessman Howard Hughes from 1930 to 1950. The photographs primarily depict aircraft flown by Hughes or designed by the Hughes Aircraft Company, including the XF-11 reconnaissance plane, the HK-1 Hercules (or "Spruce Goose"), and the Hughes H-1 Racer. The photographs also depict celebrations following Hughes's circumnavigation flight in New York City, New York and Chicago, Illinois in 1938. Lastly, the photographs include Hughes testifying in front of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program in 1947.