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Air laws and treaties of the world

Author:
Library of Congress Law Library  Search this
Strauss, William 1910-1967  Search this
United States Congress Senate Committee on Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. (x, 4483 p.) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
Topic:
Aeronautics--Law and legislation  Search this
Call number:
JX5771 .L69 1965
JX5771.L69 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_339628

Regulatory reform : report of the C.A.B. Special Staff

Title:
Report of the C.A.B. Special Staff
Author:
United States Civil Aeronautics Board Special Staff on Regulatory Reform  Search this
Pulsifer, Roy  Search this
Former owner:
Bendixsen, Glen M. DSI  Search this
United States Civil Aeronautics Board Litigation & Research Division DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[8], iii, 398, 9, 14, 20 p., [1] leaf of plates : graphs ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1975
Topic:
Airlines--Rates  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Government policy  Search this
Call number:
KF2445 .A813X 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_551569

Legislative history of H.R. 15963 (Department of Transportation Act), P.L. 89-670

Creator:
United States. Department of Transportation Act, 1966.  Search this
United States. Civil Aeronautics Board  Search this
United States. Congress (89th, 2nd session : 1966)  Search this
Former owner:
United States. Civil Aeronautics Board. Library  Search this
Extent:
4 Volumes ((approx. 2900 p. in various pagings), 29 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Date:
1966
Summary:
A collection of official U.S. government documents relating to the legislative history of the 1966 Department of Transportation Act, prepared by the Civil Aeronautics Board for the use of its own staff.Types of materials in the collection include: presidential messages; bills of the 89th Congress (House and Senate) in various stages of the legislative process; amendments; committee prints and hearings; a copy of Public Law 89-670; excerpts from the Congressional record; typed and signed Civil Aeronautics Board inter- and intra-office correspondence; memoranda and other miscellaneous documents.
Arrangement note:
Organized into four series: 1. Aviation bills. 2. Hearings and reports. 3. Congressional record excerpts (continued into first half of v. 4). 4. Letters, memoranda and misc. material.
General note:
Title from typed t.p. inserted at front of each v.
Topic:
Transportation -- Law and legislation -- United States  Search this
Legislative histories -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-RR.XXXX-0002
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-rr-xxxx-0002

Charles Ingram Stanton, Sr., Papers

Creator:
Stanton, Charles Ingram, 1893-1986  Search this
Names:
Bell Telephone Laboratories  Search this
Civil Aeronautics Administration  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Air Navigation Development Board  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service  Search this
United States. Post Office Department. Air Mail Service  Search this
Stanton, Charles Ingram, 1893-1986  Search this
Extent:
3.91 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box; 4 legal document boxes; 3 flatboxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Publications
Manuscripts
Articles
Correspondence
Audiotapes
Clippings
Date:
1917-1977
Summary:
This collection consists of Stanton's personal papers. The material includes correspondence, photographs, news clippings and articles, reunion memorabilia and records, and personal and professional writings over the course of his aeronautical career.
Scope and Content:
This collection of the papers of Charles Ingram Stanton contains work-related photographs, personal writings on his career, periodicals, programs, financial records, published materials, maps, charts, plans, scrapbooks and audiotapes. At the time of processing, no attempt was made to transcribe or to duplicate the audiotapes; therefore, they are not available for review at this time.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as follows:

Series I, Professional Life Subseries I: Military Career Subseries II: Civilian Career

Series II, Personal Life

Series III, Miscellaneous Material
Biographical/Historical note:
Charles Ingram Stanton was born on July 28, 1893, in Medford, Massachusetts. He graduated from high school in Revere, Massachusetts in 1911; and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts College in 1917. After graduation, he joined the United States Army and was assigned to the Signal Corps. Upon graduation from the Corps flight school, Stanton was promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Although he served in the Air Service during World War I, he was never assigned overseas, but remained in the United States conducting research regarding radios and their effects in aircraft. In December of 1918, Stanton was formally discharged from the Army.

Prior to his military discharge, Stanton accepted a position with the United States Post Office Department of Aerial Mail, and began work as a test pilot. On September 15, 1920, Stanton was promoted to Superintendent of Operations, United States Air Mail Service. He later resigned from the Post Office and went to work for the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). His tenure there was terminated for unknown reasons in 1923; he then went to work for the U.S. Engineer Corp as a surveyman. From 1925 through 1926, he was employed as a civil engineer in Miami, Florida. On January 17, 1927 Stanton returned to government service as an airplane and engine inspector for the United States Department of Commerce. He was named the Chief of Airways Engineering Division, Civil Aeronautics Authority (CAA) on May 4, 1937. While working there, he obtained patent number 2,147,679 for an illuminating system for runways. On June 29, 1940 Stanton was named Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of Federal Airways. During his tenure with the CAA, Stanton attended several conferences and important meetings for the establishment of international airways. Stanton was instrumental in establishing the Provisional International Civil Aviation Organization. In 1944 he received an honorary doctorate from Tufts College for his contribution to the field of civil aeronautics.

On March 8, 1948 Stanton retired from the United States Government and took a teaching position at the Technological Institute of Aeronautics of Brazil as Professor of Air Navigation, and Chief of Airway Division. Upon returning to the United States in 1952, Stanton went to work for Bell Telephone Laboratories. He returned to work for the CAA in 1957, where he remained until his retirement in 1962.

Charles Ingram Stanton's love of flying did not end with his work. He remained an active member in the OX-5 Club, the Society of Air Mail Pioneers, Society of Airway Pioneers, and the Washington Air Derby Association. In addition to flying clubs, Stanton was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Charles Ingram Stanton passed away in 1986.
Timeline:
1893 July 28 -- Born in Medford Massachusetts

1911 -- Graduated from Revere High School

1917 -- Graduated from Tufts College

1917 December 8 -- Joined United States Army

1918 December 12 -- Joined United States Post Office Department of Aerial Mail

1918 December 18 -- Discharged from the United States Army

1920 September 15 -- Appointed Superintendent of Operations, Air Mail Service

1923 November 13 -- Terminated from National Aeronautic Association

1924 -- Worked for United States Engineer Corp as Surveyman

1925 -- Worked as a Civil Engineer in Miami

1927 January 17 -- Worked for U.S. Department of Commerce as an Airplane Inspector

1937 May 4 -- Selected as Chief of Airways Engineering Division, Civil Aeronautics Authority

1939 June 1 -- Granted U.S. Department of Justice Patent Number 2,147,679

1940 June 29 -- Appointed Assistant Administrator and Director of Bureau of Federal Airways, Civil Aeronautics Authority

1944 June 18 -- Received Honorary Degree from Tufts College

1948 March 8 -- Retired to teach in Brazil

1952 -- Returned to America to work for Bell Laboratories

1956 November 16 -- Left Bell Laboratories

1957 January 23 -- Worked for the Air Navigation Development Board, Civil Aeronautics Administration

1957 November 6 -- Worked as Electrical Engineer (Gen.) of Airways Modernization Board Civil Aeronautics Administration

1957 -- Worked as Chief of Airports Division, Civil Aeronautics Administration

1962 -- Retired from the Federal Aviation Agency

1986 January 1 -- Passed away
Provenance:
Charles I. Stanton, Jr., gift, 1987, 1987-0076
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Aeronautics -- Safety measures  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Air mail service  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Publications
Manuscripts
Articles
Correspondence
Audiotapes
Clippings
Citation:
Charles Ingram Stanton, Sr., Papers, Acc. 1987-0076, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0076
See more items in:
Charles Ingram Stanton, Sr., Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0076
Additional Online Media:

Colonel W. Sumpter Smith Collection

Creator:
Smith, Walter Sumpter, 1897-1943  Search this
Names:
United States. Civil Aeronautics Authority  Search this
United States. Federal Civil Works Administration  Search this
United States. Works Project Administration. Airport Division  Search this
Washington National Airport  Search this
Extent:
4.76 Cubic feet (4 records center boxes, 1 flatbox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Clippings
Date:
1918-1939
Scope and Contents:
The majority of the collection was compiled by Mrs. W. Sumpter Smith and consists of newspaper clippings and photos. The clippings come primarily from newspapers in and about the Birmingham, AL region and deal with general aviation news from the time period 1918-1935. There are clippings dealing with Sumpter and his activities throughout the collection. Four volumes were compiled by Sumpter himself and deal with the activities of the Civil Aeronautics Authority (1938-39), Civil Works Administration (1933-39), and Works Projects Administration (1935-36). The collection also contains a scrapbook of a WPA Airport Inspection trip in October/November 1937 containing captioned photographs of the trip's high points, as well as photographs documenting the construction of Washington National Airport (1939-1943).
Biographical / Historical:
Colonel Walter Sumpter Smith (1897-1943) was an engineer, Army pilot, government aviation official, and promoter of aviation. He served as an Army pilot and instructor in World War I and afterwards as commandant of Roberts Field in Birmingham, AL, and helped to establish new air mail routes in the South during the late 1920s. In 1935 he was made head of the Airport Division of the Works Project Administration and was later appointed chairman of the Safety Board of the Civil Aeronautics Authority. In January 1939 he was appointed as chairman of the commission to build Washington National Airport. During World War II, he returned to active duty and was made chief of Transport and Facilities Division of Army Air Support in March 1942. On 24 January 1943 his aircraft disappeared over the Caribbean Sea. In 1943 he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0023, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0023
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0023

James V. Martin Scrapbook

Creator:
Martin, James Vernon, 1885-1956  Search this
Names:
Aeromarine Plane & Motor Co  Search this
Harvard Aeronautical Society  Search this
Harvard Boston Aero Meet  Search this
Manufacturers Aircraft Association  Search this
Martin Aeroplane Co (Martin, James Vernon)  Search this
Martin Aeroplane Factory (Martin, James Vernon)  Search this
United States. Merchant Marine  Search this
Martin, James Vernon, 1885-1956  Search this
Martin, Lilly Irvine  Search this
Extent:
0.56 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1910-1956
bulk 1910-1916
Summary:
This scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings and photos of James V. Martin's aviation exploits, 1910-1916. of the 1910 - 1916 era.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists mainly of newspaper clippings, and photos of his exploits of the 1910 - 1916 era. Among these are his proposed crossing of the Atlantic in 1912, aerial bombing demonstrations, invention of the Martin Aerodynamic Stabilizer, and early form of autopilot. Also included are newspaper clippings of his wife, Lilly Irvine Martin, who was reported to be the first woman aviator to fly solo.
Arrangement:
No arrangement, just one item.
Biographical / Historical:
James Vernon Martin (1885-1956) was an aviator and inventor during the early days of aviation. He joined the Merchant Marine (1900) before attending the University of Virginia and Harvard (graduate degree, 1912). While at Harvard he organized the Harvard Aeronautical Society (1910), served as its first director, and, through the Society, organized the first international air meet in the United States (1910). He traveled to England in January 1911 for flight training and received Royal Aero Club F.A.I. Certificate #55. After returning to the U.S. in June 1911, he traveled the exhibition circuit (1911-13) before rejoining the Merchant Marine as commander of USS Lake Frey (1914). During 1915 he flew flight test for the Aeromarine Co. In 1917, he formed the Martin Aeroplane Company in Elyria, OH on the strength of nine aeronautical patents, including his automatic stabilizer (1916) and retractable landing gear (1916). In 1920 he moved the concern to Dayton, OH as Martin Enterprises and offered free use of his patents to the American aeronautical industry. He moved to Garden City (Long Island), NY in 1922, called the company the Martin Aeroplane Factory, and, two years later, sued the United States government and the Manufacturers Aeronautical Association, claiming that they conspired to monopolize the aviation industry. The suit was dismissed in 1926, but Martin continued to press his claims of collusion through the 1930s. During World War II he again returned to the sea, commanding a troop transport in the Pacific. Afterwards he tried to raise interest in a large catamaran flying boat, the Martin 'Oceanplane', but failed in the face of the growth in commercial trans-ocean service by conventional aircraft.
Provenance:
Mrs. E. John, Gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0236, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
James V. Martin Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.0236, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0236
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0236
Additional Online Media:

Langley Experiments Scrapbooks

Creator:
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930  Search this
Names:
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930  Search this
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1914-1915
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two scrapbooks kept by Glenn H. Curtiss and filled with photographs of himself and Samuel Langley. The photos show the two men and their experiments with Langley's aircraft, the Langley Aerodrome. The trial flights were conducted on Lake Kewka, near Hammondsport, NY. Each photo is labeled with a caption and a date. The second (chronologically) book of the set is a continuation of the photos of the Langley experiments by Glenn H. Curtiss, and while the photos are numbered, they have no captions or labeling on them. Some dates are available on the photos. Curtiss' autograph appears inside the cover of one scrapbook.
Biographical / Historical:
Nine days before the Wright brothers' first successful flight, Smithsonian Secretary Samuel Langley had the trial for his steam-powered machine, called the Great Aerodrome. Heavily funded by the United States government, the Aerodrome broke apart almost immediately upon takeoff in a highly-publicized event, and Langley and the Smithsonian Institution suffered embarrassment over the incident. After Langley passed away in 1906, his successor, Charles Walcott, claimed that although Langley may not have flown that December morning the Aerodrome was certainly capable of it. Walcott's "proof" was in a rebuilt version of Langley's Aerodrome, which was later successfully flown by American airplane manufacturer Glenn Curtiss. Curtiss, who was engaged in a patent suit with the Wright brothers, rebuilt and flew Langley's Aerodrome with 1914 modifications with the hope of showing the courts that the Wrights did not invent the airplane. While Curtiss eventually lost the patent suit, the flight was used by the Smithsonian to redeem Langley's role in the history of flight.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Glenn H. Curtiss, gift, unknown, XXXX-0294, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Langley Aerodrome Family  Search this
Langley Aerodrome A (Great Aerodrome, Man-Carrying Aerodrome)  Search this
Langley Aerodrome A, Curtiss 1914 Rebuild  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0294
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0294

Aviation law and drones : unmanned aircraft and the future of aviation / David Hodgkinson and Rebecca Johnston

Author:
Hodgkinson, David (David Ivor)  Search this
Johnston, Rebecca (Lawyer)  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 159 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2018
Topic:
Drone aircraft--Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics--Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Law and legislation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104952

Secor Browne Papers

Creator:
Browne, Secor Delaney, 1916-  Search this
Names:
Civil Aeronautics Board  Search this
Browne, Secor Delaney, 1916-  Search this
Extent:
6.54 Cubic feet ((6 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Date:
1966-1980
bulk 1969-1972
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the files of Browne during his stint as chairman for the Civil Aeronautics Board and afterwards until 1980. The collection includes the following types of material: correspondence, magazines and newspapers, tapes of speeches given by Browne, both cassette and reels, conference and meeting proceedings, and notes and telephone logs.
Biographical / Historical:
Secor Delahay Browne (1916- ) was involved in aircraft research and technology in a variety of ways, working with aircraft engineering and production, serving in the USAAF (1942-1946), teaching at MIT, writing articles on aviation topics, and holding membership in various aircraft societies and clubs. In 1969-1973, he was the Chairman for the Civil Aeronautics Board, a critic of the supersonic aircraft and an opponent of airline deregulation.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mrs. Rodney G. Paige, gift, 1989-0140, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Supersonic planes  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0140
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0140

James Vernon Martin Papers

Creator:
Martin, James Vernon, 1885-1956  Search this
Names:
Aeromarine Plane & Motor Co  Search this
Harvard Aeronautical Society  Search this
Harvard Boston Aero Meet  Search this
Manufacturers Aircraft Association  Search this
Martin Aeroplane Co (Martin, James Vernon)  Search this
Martin Aeroplane Factory (Martin, James Vernon)  Search this
United States. Merchant Marine  Search this
Martin, James Vernon, 1885-1956  Search this
Martin, Lilly Irvine  Search this
Extent:
2.25 Cubic Feet ((5 legal document boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Drawings
Financial records
Date:
1885-1956
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material documenting Martin's life. The material includes letters, photos, and documents relating to his Merchant Marine career and his aircraft and aeronautical inventions. Also included are documents pertaining to his conspiracy charges against the government and aircraft industry.
Biographical / Historical:
James Vernon Martin (1885-1956) was an aviator and inventor during the early days of aviation. He joined the Merchant Marine (1900) before attending the University of Virginia and Harvard (graduate degree, 1912). While at Harvard he organized the Harvard Aeronautical Society (1910), served as its first director, and, through the Society, organized the first international air meet in the United States (1910). He traveled to England in January 1911 for flight training and received Royal Aero Club F.A.I. Certificate #55. After returning to the U.S. in June 1911, he traveled the exhibition circuit (1911-13) before rejoining the Merchant Marine as commander of USS Lake Frey (1914). During 1915 he flew flight test for the Aeromarine Co. In 1917, he formed the Martin Aeroplane Company in Elyria, OH on the strength of nine aeronautical patents, including his automatic stabilizer (1916) and retractable landing gear (1916). In 1920 he moved the concern to Dayton, OH as Martin Enterprises and offered free use of his patents to the American aeronautical industry. He moved to Garden City (Long Island), NY in 1922, called the company the Martin Aeroplane Factory, and, two years later, sued the United States government and the Manufacturers Aeronautical Association, claiming that they conspired to monopolize the aviation industry. The suit was dismissed in 1926, but Martin continued to press his claims of collusion through the 1930s. During World War II he again returned to the sea, commanding a troop transport in the Pacific. Afterwards he tried to raise interest in a large catamaran flying boat, the Martin 'Oceanplane', but failed in the face of the growth in commercial trans-ocean service by conventional aircraft.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, gift, unknown, XXXX-0162, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Drawings
Financial records
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0162
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0162

Colonel Alexis B. McMullen Collection

Creator:
McMullen, Alexis B.  Search this
Names:
National Association of State Aviation Officials  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces. Air Transport Command. North African Division  Search this
Cody, Mabel  Search this
McMullen, Alexis B.  Search this
Extent:
28.15 Cubic Feet (25 records center boxes; 2 legal document boxes; 1 flatbox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Maps
Publications
Photographs
Drawings
Manuscripts
Diaries
Correspondence
Date:
1915-1983
Scope and Contents:
This collection spans A.B. McMullen's aviation career and interests, from his involvement in WWI until his death. This collection includes correspondence, both personal and business, reports/material from his aviation corporations/distributorships and stint as Director of Florida Aviation and career in the NASAO. Also included are photographs, articles and newspaper clippings of his career as a barnstormer and of his military career.
Biographical / Historical:
Colonel Alexis B. McMullen participated in American aviation activities at the local, state and national level over a period of some 50 years, as well as international activities during two world wars. A.B. McMullen learned to fly during WWI, and he became an Aerobatic Flight Instructor and Base Engineering Officer. After the war, he barnstormed with Mabel Cody and owned/operated flying schools, aviation corporations and distributorships. In 1933 he became Florida's first State Director of Aviation. Under his leadership in this position, 84 new airports and flight strips were constructed and the first comprehensive state aviation map was published. From 1936-1942 McMullen served as Chief, Airports Section Bureau of Air Division. During WWII he actively served as Deputy Commander North African Division of Air Transport Command (ATC), stationed in Morocco. After the war he established the Washington, D.C. Headquarters of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) which he continued to serve with until his retirement.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Sarah Ann Lindsey, gift, 1990, 1990-0060, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeroanutics -- Florida  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Flight training  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Maps
Publications
Photographs
Drawings
Manuscripts
Diaries
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0060
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0060

Autogiro Company of America v. United States Collection

Names:
Autogiro Company of America  Search this
Cierva Autogiro Co, Ltd  Search this
Kellet Autogiro Corp  Search this
Pitcairn Autogiro Co, Inc  Search this
Extent:
10.9 Cubic Feet ((10 records center boxes) (2 11x14x25 transfiles))
10.4 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Patents
Contracts
Publications
Transcripts
Date:
1958-1962
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains documents relating to the 1958-62 Autogiro Company of America vs. the United States. The collection includes transcripts of hearings and copies of patents and contracts relevant to the case.
Biographical / Historical:
The Autogiro Co. of America was formed in 1931 to hold the US licensing rights of the Cierva Autogiro Co, Ltd. of England. Autogiro sublicensed these rights to Kellet Autogiro Co [Philadelphia, PA] and Pitcairn Autogiro Co [Willow Grove, PA], which developed and manufactured a number of autogiros during the 1930s. During World War II, Kellet stopped working on autogiros in favor of helicopters. Pitcairn Autogiro became Pitcairn Larsen Autogiro in 1940 then G&A Aircraft, Inc., which was bought out by Firestone Aircraft in 1943 before fading from the aviation scene. In 1958 Autogiro brought suit against the United Sates, charging that the government had infringed on Autogiro's patent rights by procuring rotary wing aircraft from Bell, Hiller, McCollock, and Vertol/Piasecki, which were not sublicensees of Autogiro's patents.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No Donor Information, gift, XXXX-0060, Unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Autogiros  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Patents
Contracts
Publications
Transcripts
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0060
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0060

Najeeb E. Halaby Collection

Creator:
Halaby, Najeeb E., 1915-  Search this
Names:
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
10.43t Cubic Feet ((18 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Articles
Correspondence
Certificates
Scrapbooks
Videotapes
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of newspaper clippings, video tapes, photographs, scrapbooks, speeches, correspondence, and certificates relating to the aviation career of Najeeb Halaby.
Biographical / Historical:
Najeeb E. Halaby (1915-2003), born to a Lebanese-Syrian father and a American mother, made his first flight in at Mines Field in 1932. Halaby went on to study at Stanford (degree granted in Political Science in 1937) and at Yale (law degree in 1940). During World War II, Halaby worked as a US Navy test pilot, and he flew the first operational American jet plane. In 1945, Halaby become the first person to make a nonstop, transcontinental jet flight. After the war, Halaby worked for the Office of Research and Intelligence under President Harry Truman and served as deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs for the Eisenhower administration. In the late 1950s, Halaby campaigned for John F. Kennedy, who appointment him head of the Federal Aviation Administration in 1961. During his four years with the FAA, he oversaw the modernization of the American air traffic control system, introduced security measures at airports to prevent skyjacking and desegregated all American air terminals. He joined Pan Am as a senior vice-president in 1965, becoming the chairman in 1970. His tenure at Pan Am was stormy and ended in his enforced resignation in 1973, after the most disastrous financial run in the airline's history and with the company's workforce demoralized. After leaving Pan Am, Halaby was invited to Jordan, where he met with King Hussein and helped to create an Arab Air Academy. Halaby's daughter, Lisa, married King Hussein in 1978. After his retirement, Halaby served on various public and charitable institutions and he carried on flying into his eighties.
Provenance:
Najeeb E. Halaby, gift, 2003
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Correspondence
Certificates
Scrapbooks
Videotapes
Citation:
Najeeb E. Halaby Collection, Acc. 2004-0004, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0004
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0004

Crocker Snow Collection

Creator:
Snow, Crocker  Search this
Names:
Logan International Airport. Boston, MA  Search this
Massachussetts. Aeronautics Commission  Search this
Skyways  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces. 498th Bombardment Group  Search this
United States. Aviation Advisory Commission  Search this
Snow, Crocker  Search this
Extent:
41.4 Cubic Feet ((37 records center boxes) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Correspondence
Reports
Manuscripts
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Publications
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1920s-1990s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 40 cubic feet of material documenting the varied aviation career of Crocker Snow. These materials include the following types of media: photographs, published materials, audio and videotapes, manuscripts, reports, surveys, propaganda leaflets, correspondence, and scrapbooks. There is quite a bit of material relating to airport planning, in specifically Boston Logan Airport and the problems of noise pollution.
Biographical / Historical:
Crocker Snow was involved in many facets of aviation, most notably in the areas of aviation law and politics. Highlights of his career, which are covered in this collection, include the following: documentation on his company, Skyways, formed in 1927, one of the first commercial flying operations at East Boston's airport; Snow's role as author of the first comprehensive aeronautical law for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Snow's role as Director of the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission from its creation until 1976; and Snow's role as Chairman of the President's Aviation Advisory Commission in 1972. Snows' World War II military aviation career is also covered here in some detail including his stints as the commanding officer of the North Atlantic Sector of the Air Corps Ferrying Command, his role as commander of a provisional B-17 Bomb Group, and his organization of and participation with the 498th B-29 Bomb Group, which took part in numerous bombing and propaganda missions against the Japanese mainland.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Janice Snow, Gift, 2001, 2001-0059, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Airports  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Noise pollution  Search this
Airports -- Planning  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Correspondence
Reports
Manuscripts
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Publications
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0059
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0059

Pan American Civil Aeronautics Board Regulations

Creator:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Civil Aeronautics Board  Search this
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
3.6 Cubic Feet ((8 legal document boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business records
Date:
[ca. 1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection is composed of paper documents which are related to Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) regulations pertinent to Pan American's operation, including CAB Economic Regulations, CAB Legislative History of Regulations, and CAB Air Mail Rates.
Biographical / Historical:
Pan American World Airways was active in the airline industry from 1927, when it established a regular scheduled international service, to its bankruptcy in late 1991. Pan American was the first American airline to operate a permanent international air service. From its first route between Key West and Havana, Pan Am extended its routes into the rest of the Caribbean, Central America and South America. In 1936, Pan Am inaugurated passenger service in the Pacific, and began service in the Atlantic in 1939. Pan Am started around-the-world commercial air service in 1947. Besides setting many 'firsts' with routes, Pan Am also established 'firsts' in the aircraft technology they chose, such as being the first to use Boeing 747s in regular scheduled services.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Pan American, unknown, 1998, 1998-0045, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Airlines  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0045
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0045

President's Air Policy Commission Collection

Creator:
United States. President's Air Policy Commission  Search this
Names:
United States. President's Air Policy Commission  Search this
Prentice, Edward S.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Memoranda
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
This small collection contains working documents from the President's Air Policy Commission. Folder 1 includes 1947 drafts and memoranda. Folder 2 includes undated drafts and memoranda.
Biographical / Historical:
The President's Air Policy Commission Collection was formed after World War II to gather relevant data and consider various critical issues facing contemporary aviation. The donor of this collection, Edward S. Prentice, trained fighter pilots in World War II and subsequently was a participant in the Commission. He later worked in the fields of international transportation and economics.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Edward S. Prentice, gift, 1997, 1997-0053, Public Domain
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Memoranda
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0053
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0053

Aerospace Industries Association of America Microfilm

Creator:
Aerospace Industries Association of America  Search this
Names:
Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America  Search this
Aerospace Industries Association of America  Search this
Extent:
2.25 Cubic Feet ((7 shoeboxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Microfilms
Date:
1919-1956
Scope and Contents:
These 136 reels of 16 mm microfilm were filmed from the AIA's 1919-1956 records, which document the early history of aviation in the United States. Each reel contains about 4000 documents which trace the strategies, plans, successes and failures of aircraft builders, airline operators, and "air-minded" Americans through aviation's formative years.
Biographical / Historical:
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is the trade association and lobby for the aerospace industry in the United States. It was incorporated in 1922 as the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and changed its name to the Aircraft Industries Association in 1945, before finally becoming the AIA in 1960. The main functions of the association are to provide information to member companies on market, legislative, regulatory, and technological developments and to try and shape these in the members' interests.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc., Purchase, 1991-1993, 1991-0084, AIA?
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Microfilms
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0084
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0084

AIM/FAR : Airman's information manual/Federal aviation regulations : TAB/AERO Staff

Title:
AIM FAR
Airman's information manual, Federal aviation regulations
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
Topic:
Aeronautics--Law and legislation  Search this
Airplanes--Piloting  Search this
Air pilots--Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Call number:
TL726.2 .A105
TL726.2.A105
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_438204

Legislative origins of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 : proceedings of an oral history workshop

Title:
Proceedings of an oral history workshop
Author:
Logsdon, John M. 1937-  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration History Office  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 76 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Date:
1992
Topic:
Aeronautics and state--History  Search this
Aeronautics--Law and legislation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092388

Archiv für luftrecht

Author:
Oppikofer, Hans 1901-  Search this
Institut für luftrecht (Königsberg (Prussia, Germany))  Search this
Physical description:
12 v. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Germany
Date:
1931
1943
1931-
Topic:
Law reports, digests, etc  Search this
Law--Periodicals  Search this
Aeronautics--Law and legislation--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TL503 .A673
TL503.A673
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_151613

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