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Ninety-Nines, Inc. History Books Collection

Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Names:
Air Race Classic  Search this
Angel Derby  Search this
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Powder Puff Derby  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Thaden, Louise (McPhetridge), Mrs, 1905-1979  Search this
Extent:
8.73 Cubic feet (23 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1929-1981
Summary:
The Ninety-Nines, Inc. History Books Collection consists of scrapbooks (yearbooks) complied by the officers of the Ninety-Nines to document the organization. Included in the yearbooks are the following: photographs of the members and officers; news clippings of the organization, individual chapters and sections, and about individual members; programs from air races, including Air Race Classic, Angel Derby, and the Powder Puff Derby; minutes from the annual meetings; and newsletters of the organization, The 99news, Ninety-Nine News, and Ninety-niner.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 19 bound scrapbooks and 34 unbound scrapbooks chronicling the history of the Ninety-Nines. Some of the volumes are described with a date range (September 1, 1937 -- September 1, 1938), while others are described with a volume number and date range (Volume 28, 1956 -- 1957). Organization of the Ninety-Nines History Books varies somewhat over the years. Usually, the books begin with photographs of the officers of the national organization, followed by minutes and a program from the annual meeting. The books end with copies of The Ninety-Nines Newsletters from the previous year. Additional contents of each book are dependent upon the events that happened in a particular year. In the early years of the organization, the books include further refinements of the constitution and by-laws, and various newspaper and magazine articles regarding accomplishments of the organization or individual members. In subsequent years, the history books focus more on the air races in which members participated or various events sponsored by the organization.

The researcher will note that in 1953 volume numbers were assigned to the books. For the sake of continuity and clarity in the finding aid, the processing archivist assigned volume numbers where appropriate. These numbers appear in square brackets where appropriate, i.e. [35]. Due to the fragile nature of the bound scrapbooks, photocopying may not be possible.
Arrangement:
The Ninety-Nines, Inc. History Books Collection is arranged chronologically, by date and/or volume number.
Biographical/Historical note:
On November 2, 1929, twenty-six licensed women pilots gathered together at Curtiss Field, Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, to discuss the formation of a club "to promote women pilots among themselves, and to encourage other women to fly, as well as to break down general opposition to aviation." (1) After that first meeting, letters were sent out to the 117 licensed women pilots in the United States, giving all of them the opportunity to become charter members in the new club. The name of the club was to be determined by the number of women who wished to join. When 99 letters were returned by the approved date, the club became known as The Ninety-Nines. Many famous female pilots of the time, including Amelia Earhart, Ruth Elder, Viola Gentry, Phoebe Omlie, and Louise Thaden were charter members.

In the succeeding years, The Ninety-Nines have ably fulfilled the purpose set forth in the original letter. Many aviation records have been set by members of The Ninety-Nines. Amelia Earhart was the first woman to pilot an aircraft across the Atlantic and, in 1936, Louise Thaden and Blanche Noyes won the Bendix Trophy Race. Since 1941, the organization has bestowed a variety of scholarships and grants to members who are seeking advanced training in specialized branches of aviation. Today, the Ninety-Nines, Inc. has grown to include 6,500 members in 35 countries.

(1) Clara Trenckmann to Mr. Skinner and Mr. Mellen, October 1, 1929. "September 1, 1929 -- September 1, 1930," Folder 1, Box 1, Ninety-Nines, Inc. History Books Collection (Acc.XXXX-0470). Archives Division, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Provenance:
Ninety-Nines, Inc., unknown, XXXX-0470
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:
Periodicals  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Ninety-Nines Inc., History Books Collection, Acc. XXXX-0470, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0470
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Ninety-Nines, Inc. History Books Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg28db66224-3a8d-41dc-91ed-7b0cbecaec29
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470
Online Media:

[Volume 52; Photographs; Convention Notes and Program; Angel Derby Program and Notes; Air Race Classic Program and Rules; News Clippings; Newsletters; "99 News" Magazines]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1980 - September 1981
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:
Ninety-Nines Inc., History Books Collection, Acc. XXXX-0470, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ninety-Nines, Inc. History Books Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2049c97ed-373f-4cab-b6bb-62301a8394a6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref66

Roller Derby XTreme tour intinerary, New York vs Los Angeles

User:
Langmade, Emily  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 6 in x 1/4 in; 21.59 cm x 15.24 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
roller derby tour itinerary
Date made:
2012
2013
Subject:
Roller Derby  Search this
Professional  Search this
Women  Search this
ID Number:
2016.3170.11
Nonaccession number:
2016.3170
Catalog number:
2016.3170.11
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-7036-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1826003

Roller Derby XTreme promotional flyer, New York vs Los Angeles

User:
Langmade, Emily  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/4 in x 4 in; 20.955 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
promotional flyer
Date made:
2013
Subject:
Roller Derby  Search this
Professional  Search this
Women  Search this
ID Number:
2016.3170.12
Nonaccession number:
2016.3170
Catalog number:
2016.3170.12
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-6d02-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1826004
Online Media:

Whirly-Girls

Collection Creator:
Douglas, Deborah G.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
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:
United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985 Research Materials, NASM.1995.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985 Research Materials
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2032847d3-834a-45da-9a4a-42ad93afbddf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1995-0062-ref570
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1931 National Air Races. Cleveland. Official Program. Mary Charles -- Participant. U.S. Air Pilot #17050

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931
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:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg23f9d3772-2214-4fab-825d-c10a1c2283dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref22
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16th All-Women's International Air Race "Angel Derby" Monterrey, N.L., Mexico to West Palm Beach, FL May 25-27, 1970

Collection Creator:
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 41, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
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:
National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives (1918-1976), Acc. XXXX-0209, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives
National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives / Series 2: Women's Races & Events / 2.1: All-Woman International Air Races
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg26874408c-c7db-4229-8cad-6fd192b0ce54
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0209-ref268

21st All-Women's International Air Race "Angel Derby" Columbus OH to Managua Nicaragua May 3-6, 1971

Collection Creator:
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 42, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
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:
National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives (1918-1976), Acc. XXXX-0209, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives
National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives / Series 2: Women's Races & Events / 2.1: All-Woman International Air Races
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg24d833b47-8f75-4152-89b2-646c2413cee0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0209-ref271

20th All-Women's International Air Race "Angel Derby" Toronto Canada to Nassau Bahamas May 4-6, 1970

Collection Creator:
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 42, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
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:
National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives (1918-1976), Acc. XXXX-0209, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives
National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives / Series 2: Women's Races & Events / 2.1: All-Woman International Air Races
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg229fcbd0b-f326-47dd-b44f-52092f1245b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0209-ref270

18th Annual All-Women's International Air Race "Angel Derby." Managua, Nicaragua to Panama City, FL. April 19-26, 1968

Collection Creator:
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 42, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
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:
National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives (1918-1976), Acc. XXXX-0209, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives
National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives / Series 2: Women's Races & Events / 2.1: All-Woman International Air Races
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg252f7a45e-2a9f-4585-b8a6-58f95dbebd70
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0209-ref269

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