Joseph Weisberg was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 14, 1913. He left Philadelphia after finishing West Philadelphia High School for Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.
In 1941 he joined the military and was assigned to a public relations position with the US Army Air Corp at Kelly Field (San Antonio), Texas. He was reassigned to Tarrant Air Base in Fort Worth in 1942, and again in 1943 as a crew member to the B-24 Bomber Training Base in Liberal, Kansas.
Returning to Fort Worth after an honorable discharge in 1945, he joined the work force until establishing his own marketing company. He sold his company to return to freelance writing and photojournalism in 1973. Mr. Weisberg passed away in March of 1983.
These photographs were in the library’s Business and Technology unit. After the library was reorganized, materials were transferred to the Archives unit.
Scope and Contents Note
Materials in the Joseph Weisberg photograph collection date from 1913 to 1978. It consists of one manuscript box, containing 32 folders.
- Series I – Early 20th Century (1919 – 1930s) - Photographs in this series feature aircraft up until the late 1930’s. This series includes aerial circus barnstormers, the Fort Worth Municipal Airplane Dock, and numerous others.
- Series II – Military (1940s - 1978) - The military series contains photographs of World War II bombers, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the F-18 Hornet.
- Series III – Modern (1940s - 1978) - The third series has modern aircraft liners from carriers such as Southwest Airlines and Braniff International. The Concorde aircraft and the Gossamer Albatross are also included.
- University of Texas at Dallas, History of Aviation Collection, General Aviation Collection, Joseph Weisberg Papers. Accessed on October 10, 2009.
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Last updated: July 17, 2014