The Aviator : Publicity

June 13, 1919

President Alderman describes to his friend, W.W. Fuller, the unveiling ceremonies to dedicate the statue to the memory of James McConnell. Alderman also descibes, in length, the behind-the-scenes vexations involved in setting up the statue. He mentions that Judge McConnell, James' father, was at the ceremony, but the President did not have occasion to meet him.

June 16, 1919

Mary Montgomery Borglum, Borglum's wife, writes a note to President Alderman expressing her regret at the situation which evolved surrounding the base.

June 23, 1919

Press release from the University which describes the erection of the statue and W.W. Fuller's involvement in selecting Gutzon Borglum as the artist for the commission.