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Wright Brothers: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

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 the "Wright Brothers" using the following search strategies:

  • Since the term “airplane” was not yet in common use, try using other terms from the time. Try searching with any of the words:
    aeronaut, aeroplane, airship, flight, flying, glider.
  • Try using a specific date range to find articles about a particular event.
  • Since Wilbur and Orville were not always mentioned by first name, try searching Wilbur and Orville using the "... with any of the words" box, as well as the proximity search tool with Wright and brothers within 10 words of each other.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America