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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M82- 133
Creator: Lazarus, William C.
Title, Dates: Papers, 1932-1952.
Amount: 0.50 cubic ft.
Medium Included: photographs
Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical.
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Biographical/Historical:     William C. Lazarus served as the first Director of the Aviation Division of the State Improvement Commission from 1946 to 1949.  He was also the publicity director for Orlando's Annual Airparty in 1935 and 1936.  He served as an officer in the Florida Aviation Association and was an instructor of aeronautical courses at the University of Florida.  He was very interested in gliding and was chief of the Glider Project Unit in the Army Air Force in 1943.  In 1951, he published "Wings in the Sun:  The Annals of Aviation in Florida," Cobbs Florida Press, Orlando, Florida.
Summary:     The papers of William C. Lazarus include correspondence, monthly reports, photographs, and publications.  The bulk of these records date from his service as director of the Aviation Division of the State Improvement Commission.  The airparties he publicized are well documented in the collection by brochures from Orlando, Tampa, and state-wide air cruises, correspondence and a news release. Photographs are of airplanes, airparties, clubs and classes, gliders, and airports.  Included also are photographs from his "Wings in the Sun."
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Ownership/Custodial History: The donor is the widow of William C. Lazarus.
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Subject Access Fields: Florida State Improvement Commission.
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