I need a photo of him. If you can help, please contact me


Stedman Hank's Home
Stedman Hank's Home
Locust Valley, LI, NY 11/11/57
Library of Congress Collection, 9-12-07

     If you search for "Stedman Shumway Hanks", using the Google search engine, (9-9-07), you will find about 89 links. Of the many websites listed, perhaps the most helpful is the following.


You will find a delightful anecdote by Stedman
on the AeroFiles website.
It is one of a collection of remembrances
which come from the July 1953 Aero Digest
You can visit his story, and several other EB's
by clicking on:
Stedman Hanks
and using the "Find" function on "Hanks"
Plan to spend some time on this wonderful site.

Hanks, Stedman Shumway, 1889-1979.
Stedman Shumway Hanks papers: Guide.
     It appears that most, if not all, of the memorabilia from Hanks resides in this collection at the Houghton Library, Harvard College Library. You will find a rather complete biography of him, as well as an extensive and comprehensive listing of the contents of the collection, including one devoted to the Early Birds. You can access the website by clicking on the title.

Stedman Shumway Hanks papers, 1889-1968, bulk (1950s-1960s)
     The New York Library characterizes its collection in this manner:

"Collection consists of correspondence, documents, photographs, news clippings, and other materials relating to the history of the Borzoi dog (Russian wolf hound), its introduction into the United States, and the re-establishment of Seacroft Kennels by Hanks in 1956. "

     You can access the website by clicking on the title.

Stedman S. Hanks died in 1979
From The Early Birds of Aviation
Roster of Members
January 1, 1993

Editor's Note:
If you have any information on this Early Bird,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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