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Carl J. Christenson Papers

Creator:
Christenson, Carl J., 1907-1986  Search this
Names:
Civil Aeronautics Administration  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
Humboldt Air Service (Eureka, Cal.)  Search this
Quiet Birdmen, The  Search this
Wright Air Service  Search this
Christenson, Carl J., 1907-1986  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Cubic Feet (4 legal document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Date:
[ca. 1920s-1980s]
bulk 1928-1968
Scope and Contents:
This collection covers Christenson's flying and government career and includes the following types of material: photographs, newspaper clippings, government forms and memorandums, correspondence, publications, and log books.
Biographical / Historical:
Carl J. Christenson (1907-1986) learned to fly at Oakland, CA with the Wright Air Service and received his license in 1928. Christenson worked for the Wright Air Service as a line boy and mechanic's helper although he also hopped passengers to build flight time. He was issued transport and mechanic licenses in 1929 and went to work for Humboldt Flying Service in Eureka, CA. During the 1930s he became engaged in fixed base and barnstorming operations in northern California and central Washington with a variety of small flying services. In 1939 Christenson was hired as an inspector by the CAA/FAA, and he served in Maryland, Virginia, Iowa, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and California before retiring in 1969. Christenson was a member of the Quiet Birdmen.
General:
Other materials: a photograph of the Seversky aircraft was added to the Seversky aircraft technical file.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Andrew L. Christenson, gift, 1995, 1995-0057, 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, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0057
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0057

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