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L-49 zeppelin relics

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: L599

Scope and Contents

This collection includes Zeppelin parts from an Imperial German Army in Vesoul, France in 1918.


  • 1918/03/03

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

After the break out of the First World War, the Zeppelin P Class was the first zeppelin airship type to be produced in mass. There were 22 of the Zeppelin P Class built. These airships were used in many of the bombing raids on the United Kingdom during 1915-1916. Deployed over the North Sea and Baltic Sea, the airships were also used to conduct naval patrol work. P and Q Class Zeppelins were operated by the German army and the navy. Both classes were obsolete by 1917 and most of the craft (not lost to accidents or enemy action) had been dismantled by the end of September 1917.


1.5 Cubic Feet (1 medium oversize box)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a transfer from the Indiana Division in 2017.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/07/10 by Masada Sparrow. EAD finding aid created 2017/07/ by Masada Sparrow.
L-49 zeppelin relics
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.