The National Aeronautical Association (NAA) was created to advance the art and science of aviation and related subjects and the diffusion of knowledge thereof by educational means.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of records of the National Aeronautical Association (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 Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) 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.
There is also newspaper clippings, brochures, programs, reports, publications, magazines, certificates, books, ribbons, badges, maps, drawings and photos.
Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects. Documents with personally identifiable information (PII) have not been digitized.
Arranged into series and subseries. Placed in chronological order within each series and subseries with undated materials placed at the end.
Series 1: Licenses & Registration
1:1 License Records
1:2 Registration of Race Airplanes
1:3 Sporting Licenses Records
1:4 Timers & Timing Info
Series 2: Women's Races / Events
2:1 All-Women International
2:2 Skylady Derby
2:3 All-Woman Transcontinental
2:4 Misc. Races/Events
Series 3: Events, Races & Awards
3:1 Wright Trophy
3:2 Collier Trophy
3:3 Brewer Trophy
3:4 Elder Statesman of Aviation
3:5 Air & Balloon Races
3:6 Gliding & Soaring
3:8 Parachuting & Skydiving
3:10 Misc. Events
Series 4: Attempted & Sanctioned Records
4:1 Record Application Materials
4:2 Administrative re: Records
Series 5: Administrative Records
5:1 Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)
5: 2 National Aeronautical Association (NAA)
5:4 Misc. Administrative Records
Series 6: Newsletters, Bulletins and Magazines of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) & National Aeronautical Association (NAA)
Series 7: Other Publications
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Jonathan Gaffney, gift, unknown date
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