National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives (1918-1976), 1918-1976
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)
Aero Club of America
National Air Races
51.72 cubic feet (10 legal document boxes) (41 records center boxes) (23 shoeboxes)
The Aero Club of America, established in 1905, was reorganized in 1922 as the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The NAA was created to advance the 'art and science of aviation and related subjects and the diffusion of knowledge thereof by educational means.' The NAA has tried to meet this goal by keeping the public informed on the importance of aeronautics and space, by instituting space education programs to stimulate youth interest and by promoting and aiding competitive and sporting aeronautic events.
This collection consists of records of the NAA. The material includes documents on programs to heighten public awareness of aviation, such as the NAA newsletter and material on special events staged by NAA; material relating to the NAA's educational programs and clubs, such as college aviation clubs; material outlining NAA's active role in supporting and promoting competitive aeronautic events. The collection also includes F.A.I. license cards, business records, minutes, and correspondence of the NAA and material on aviation awards supported or given by NAA such as the Wright and Collier Trophies.
The Islamic Archives, "a major collection on Islamic art and culture transferred to the Institution's custody by the committee for Islamic Culture," which consists of 87,000 photo documents, drawings and field notes of the late Myron Bement Smith, and is managed by the National Anthropological Archives, is opened to scholars and students.
Herman J. Viola photograph collection of Star Hawk Pow Wow, American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program, and acquisition trips for NAA, 1970-1991
Viola, Herman J
Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology National Anthropological Archives Native American Cultural Resources Training Program
Genete, Rev. Salvatore
Neufeld, Harry B
Hunt, Wolf Robe 1905-1977
American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program
circa 300 prints : silver gelatin
circa 310 negatives : acetate
circa 120 35 mm negatives
31 color slides
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)
White Mountain Apache Indians
Southern Paiute Indians
Nez Percé Indians
Kiowa Apache Indians
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Indians of North America Great Plains
Indians of North America Great Basin
Indians of North America Southern States
Indians of North America Northeast
Indians of North America Northwest Coast of North America
Indians of North America Plateau
Indians of North America California
Herman Joseph Viola is a historian of the American Indian who was director of te National Anthropological Archives from 1972-1989 and founding editor of Prologue: The Journal of the National Archives. In 1973, he launched the American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program, designed to entice American Indians into becoming professional archivists, librarians, curators, and historians through research and internships at the NAA.
Photographs made by Herman J. Viola, depicting 1973 Institute of American Indian Art meeting, Wolf Robe Hunt and his Acoma pottery, transfer of Blue Eagle collection from Mae Abbott home to National Anthropological archives, and the 1974 Star Hawk Pow Wow in Watonga, Oklahoma. Includes photographs of NAA staff and the 1974 Acee Blue Eagle reception at NAA, possibly made by Viola. Also includes some photographs of Wounded Knee, made by Rev. Salvatore Genete, and copies of official portraits of Governor Aquillar of San Ildefonso Pueblo, made by Harry B. Neufeld. Also, National Archives photographs of Chinese Boxer Rebellion prints, and Young watercolors and Alden sketches of American landscapes.
Much of the collection consists of portraits of participants in the NAA's American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program, made by Smithsonian photographers, including Victor Krantz. These individuals include: Harry Walters, Navajo; Anna Walters, Otoe-Pawnee; George Sutton, Southern Arapaho; Sarah Yazzie, Navajo; Rubie Sootkis, Norther Cheyenne; David Fanman, Cheyenne; Augustine Smith, Navajo; Lorraine Bigman, Navajo; Jim Jefferson, Southern Ute; Rose Marie Pierite Gallardo, Tunica-Biloxi; George Horse Capture, Gros Ventre; Violet Zospah, White Mountain Apache; Gloria Anderson, Mille Lacs; Wenonah Silva, Wampanoag; Claire Lamont, Oglala; George Wasson, Coos-Coquille; Virginia Martin, Yakama; Gary Roybal, San Ildefonso; Richard Ground, Sihasapa; Almeda Baker, Hidatsa; June Finley, Hidatsa; Lida Young Wolf, Hidatsa; Christine Webster, Menominee; Rose Marie Roybal, Puyallup; Vivienne Jake, Kaibab-Paiute; Kim Yerton, Hupa; Dean Jacobs, Ojibwa; Lois Nowlin, Shawnee; Bonita McCloud, Nisqually; Gloria Maude Blackbird Cheswalla, Osage; Emily Peake, Ojibwa; Gordon McLester, Oneida; Mary Seth, Nez Perce; Bill Tohee, Oto-Missouria; Frank LaPena, Wintu; Juanita McQuistion, Wyandot; Carson Waterman, Seneca; Elton Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Apache; Patrick Chief Stick, Chippewa-Cree; Lynne Walks-on-Top, Spokane; Ethelyn Garfield, Paiute; Nora Dauenhauer, Tlingit; Caroline B. Jones, Tulalip; Grace F. Thorpe, Sauk and Fox; Dixie Lee Davis, Yavapai; Lynn D. Pauahty, Kiowa; David Lee Harding, Ojibwa; Robert V. Bojorcas, Klamath; Patty Leah Harjo, Seneca-Cayuga; Steven DeCoteau, Clallam; Robert Van Gunten, Ojibwa; Danny K. Marshall, Steilacoom; Meredith P. Flinn, Makah; Rhonda Hulsey, Chickasaw; Betty J. Brown, Choctaw; Vernon Calavaza, Zuni; Jack Bowen Jr., Upper Skagit; and Harry William Jr., Pima.
Photo lot 74-17, Herman J. Viola photograph collection of Star Hawk Pow Wow, American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program, and acquisition trips for NAA, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
FTdTration ATronautique Internationale (F.A.I.) member record card kept by the National Aeronautical Association (NAA) for Nancy Anne Corrigan (1912-1983) with identification photograph of Corrigan attached. Typed Information is on the reverse of the card (NASM-9A11875).
FTdTration ATronautique Internationale (F.A.I.) member record card kept by the National Aeronautical Association (NAA) for Nancy Anne Corrigan (1912-1983) with typed Information including address, date and place of birth, CAA license numbers and dates, pilot rating, and flying time. An identification photograph of Corrigan is attached to the other side of the card (NASM-9A11874; detail, NASM-9A11876).
Identification photograph of Nancy Anne Corrigan (1912-1983), from her FTdTration ATronautique Internationale (F.A.I.) member record card kept by the National Aeronautical Association (NAA). Detail of NASM-9A11874. NASM-9A11875 shows the reverse side of the card with typed Information including address, date and place of birth, CAA license numbers and dates, pilot rating, and flying time.