Scope and arrangement
The papers written mainly in Italian, reflect Vincent Raschella's career as an artist and inventor via correspondence, writings (including an autobiographical sketch "Dreams of Pioneering), sketches and blueprints of aeronautic designs. The drawings in pencil and ink include sketches of the glider "The Falcon", dirigible, motors, dams and windmills. The remainder of the papers consist of some patents, newspaper clippings and photographs of Raschella and a automatic shoe shiner.
Three series: I. Correspondence, 1889-1896; II. Writings; III. Sketches