The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "Melvin Vaniman" using the following search strategies:
Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase: Melvin Vaniman (sometimes spelt “Vannaman”), Akron, Dirigibles, Airship, Balloon
Vaniman also was second in command aboard Wellman’s “America” that ultimately failed in 1910.
It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.