This collection is a wonderful set of photographs donated to Parkside by John Sullivan, former pilot and manager of Racine's airport.
Mr. Sullivan learned to fly in 1937 in Kenosha and became a pilot for both Kenosha and Racine's airports. He started managing the Racine airport in 1951 until his retirement in 1983. He collected photographs and biographical histories of many pilots from the area with an interest in documenting and sharing this history.
Mr. Sullivan donated his collection of over 400 photographs, newspaper clippings, and aviator biographies to UW-Parkside in 2009.