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Pilots' Licenses Collection

Names:
Aero Club of America  Search this
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)  Search this
Coffyn, Frank, 1878-1960  Search this
Havens, Beckwith.  Search this
Keightley, George M., 1889-1967  Search this
Upson, Ralph Hazlett, 1888-1968  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Container:
Box 107 (Shared)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Identity cards
Date:
1911-1944
Summary:
This collection contains examples of pilot's licenses that were issued in the early 20th century. It includes licenses from various nations such as France, Italy, Canada and the United States.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a variety of pilot's licenses issued by civilian, government and military organizations dating from 1911 to 1944. The collection contains 52 items, and includes a variety of license types and personal effects relating to each pilot. Licenses issued by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) form a large portion of the non-military parts of the collection, with four of the FAI's founding organizations being featured in the collection. These are Aero Club D'Italia, the Aero Club of America, the Aéro-Club de France and the Royal Aero Club. The US Navy and Air Corps form the majority of military licenses in the collection, with licenses issued by the US Department of Commerce representing civil licenses issued by the Government. Included with many licenses in the collection are other forms of personnel identification attributed to the individual. Examples of these personal effects include a firearms license, an Aviation country club membership card, a business cards and a London-issued driver's license.

Included in this collection are licenses belonging to Raymond Emmanuel Bollack, Laura Bromwell, John Milton Bryant, Frank T. Coffyn, Curtis La Q. Day, Richard Duncan, Lester D. Gardner, G. S. Gillespie, Paul R. Gruhler, Beckwith Havens, Frederick A. Hoover, George M. Keightley, Benjamin Scovill Kelsey, Alfred S. Koch, Lawrence Leon, Grover Loening, Zenos Ramsey Miller, Thomas DeWitt Milling, Charles L. Morris, Thea Rasche, Roland Rohlfs, D. deR. M. Scarrit, Walter J. Shaffer, Thomas E. Springer, Norman Sweetser, Alexander Blair Thaw II, Ralph H. Upson, Clifford L. Webster and E. A. Yeager. A blank license attributed to the Service de la Navigation Aérienne is also included.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by alphabetical order by last name of the licensee.
Biographical / Historical:
Pilot's licenses became a requirement in the United States after the 1926 Air Commerce Act, however, private organizations issued their own licenses prior to this date. Prominent international organizations, such as the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), issued licenses to aviators around the world. The FAI was founded in 1905 through the collaboration of aviation clubs from eight countries, those being France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Great Britain, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. These licenses often served to allow individuals to participate in aeronautic events endorsed by these organizations. Licenses were available for different vehicles with licenses available across various disciplines, with examples being separate documents for balloonists and heavier-than-air pilots. Military organizations often had their own licenses with their own standards. Including examples of licenses issued by various international organizations, the collection provides insight into the types of license that were issued to military and civilian pilots during the first half of the twentieth century.
Provenance:
Gifts and transfers from various sources and unknown, NASM.XXXX.0650.
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:
Air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Identity cards
Citation:
Pilots' Licenses Collection, NASM.XXXX.0650, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0650
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Pilots' Licenses Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0650
Online Media:

Reale Aero Club d'Italia (Royal Aero Club of Italy)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Organizations
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Organizations / Series D: Organizations
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-d-ref1818

Reale Aero Club d'Italia (Royal Aero Club of Italy)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer DR, Folder 380000-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Organizations
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Organizations / Series D: Organizations / Reale Aero Club d'Italia (Royal Aero Club of Italy)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-d-ref1819

1935 Tripoli, Libya, Reale Aero Club D'Italia

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J1: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Date
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref3434

1935 Tripoli, Libya, Reale Aero Club D'Italia

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer J1, Folder 1935-950-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J1: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Date / 1935 Tripoli, Libya, Reale Aero Club D'Italia
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref3435

Clippings from Biographical File

Collection Creator:
Milling, Thomas DeWitt, 1887-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Thomas DeWitt Milling Collection, NASM.XXXX.0133, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thomas DeWitt Milling Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0133-ref20
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Rivista italiana di aeronautica

Title:
ACR rivista di aeronautica
Bòllettino dell'Aero Club di Roma
Author:
Aero Club d'Italia  Search this
Aero Club di Roma  Search this
Subject:
Aero Club d'Italia Periodicals  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Italy
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Aeronautics--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TL504 .R623
TL504.R623
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378644

Raduno Sahariano : Gadaàmes-Tripoli, 28-31 Maggio 1935-XIII / Reale Aero Club Italia

Author:
Aero Club d'Italia  Search this
Aero Club della Tripolitania  Search this
Former owner:
Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (U.S.) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
54, [2] p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sahara
Date:
1935
1935?]
Topic:
Airplane racing  Search this
Call number:
GV759.2.R13 A25 1935
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_487233

Manuale di aeronautica : edizione 1924 / publicato a cura delCommissariato d'aeronautica con la collaborazione dell'Aero club d'Italia

Author:
Italy Commissariato dell'aeronautica  Search this
Aero Club d'Italia  Search this
Physical description:
1230 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 16 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1924
1924]
Topic:
Aeronautics--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Call number:
TL551 .I8X 1924
TL551.I8X 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_287803

Statuto del Reale Aero Club d'Italia, anno xiii

Author:
Aero Club d'Italia  Search this
Physical description:
62 p. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Date:
1935
Topic:
Aeronautics--Societies, etc  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL526.I8 A25 1935
TL526.I8A25 1935
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_159200

Almanacco aeronautico

Author:
Aero Club d'Italia  Search this
Physical description:
v. ilus., plates (part fold.) 21 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1930
1930-
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL504 .A445
TL504.A445
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_161048

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