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Manila Davis Talley Scrapbook

Creator:
Talley, Manila Davis.  Search this
Names:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
United States. Civil Air Patrol  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
bulk 1917-1967
bulk 1929-1942
Summary:
This collection consists of a scrapbook relating to Manila Davis Talley and her aviation career.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one scrapbook which contains newspaper clippings, membership cards, programs, photographs, and pilot's licenses, mostly relating to Manila Davis Talley and her aviation career. The focus of the collection is on the years 1929-42, and highlights Talley's career as a salesperson for Curtis-Wright, and her association with the 99s and the Betsy Ross Corps. Also included is the scrapbook is information on the Women's National Air Races, the Women's National Air Meets, and Talley's work with the Civil Air Patrol. The scrapbook also includes clippings and other items related to Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Doolittle and General Balbo.
Arrangement:
Single item in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Manila Davis Talley (1898-1973) soloed in October 1929 and received her pilot's license in April of 1930. She joined Curtis-Wright Corporation as a saleswoman in late 1929 or early 1930. Talley joined the 99s (international association of female pilots) in 1930 and was a founding member of Betsy Ross Corps, a private 1930s female auxiliary/reserve for the Army Air Corps. Talley was the third woman to go through Air Force War College, in December 1966.
Provenance:
Estate of Manila Davis Talley, Gift, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.0041
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
Women air pilots  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Manila Davis Talley Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0041
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0041
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1935 National Air Races (Cleveland), Official Program

Collection Creator:
Bendix Corporation.  Search this
Bendix Aviation Corp  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
August 30 to September 2, 1935
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:
Bendix Air Races Collection, Acc. NASM.1988.0115, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Bendix Air Races Collection
Bendix Air Races Collection / Series 2: Bendix Trophy Races by Year / Bendix Trophy Race, 1935
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0115-ref523
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Andy Granatelli Collection

Creator:
Granatelli, Andy, 1923-2013  Search this
Grancor Automotive Specialists  Search this
Hurricane Hot Rod Association  Search this
Studebaker Corporation  Search this
Donor:
Granatelli, Vincent  Search this
Names:
Indianapolis Speedway Race  Search this
Extent:
66 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Business records
Clippings
Correspondence
Design drawings
Drawings
Financial records
Legal records
Minutes
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Speeches
Date:
1940s-1990s
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents Granatelli's lifelong involvement with automobiles, from his youth through his career as an auto industry executive, and as a racing car owner, designer and promoter. The collection consists primarily of files, photographs, scrapbooks, and drawings. Some of the earliest files relate to Grancor, a company founded by Granatelli and his two brothers in 1945, which customized cars for clients. Other things contained in the files include meeting minutes, articles of association, business and financial records, legal records and profit and loss statements. Also included in the files are papers relating to an organization he started called the Hurricane Hot Rod Association. A large portion of the files relate to Granatelli's term as President of STP, a division of the Studebaker Corporation, from 1961-1974. These files detail the internal workings of the company during this period, and include papers relating to such things as strategic planning, sales, marketing, advertising and competitors' products. Additionally, this portion contains STP's Board of Directors' minutes, documents on policies and procedures, papers documenting advertising campaigns, comparative sales figures, sales manuals, and Granatelli's business correspondence. The largest part of the files relates to the Indianapolis 500 race. There are detailed files on the drivers and race teams he assembled for the annual race, but these files also include design drawings, specifications, test data, lap logs, performance statistics, and reports documenting the implementation of design changes. The scrapbooks in the collection contain clippings, biographical materials, and other documents relating to auto racing in America and especially the Indianapolis 500. Finally, the collection contains a large number of photographs covering all aspects of Granatelli's career.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
Andy Granatelli (1923-2013) was an automobile racing promoter, a race car engine designer and an automotive innovator. Two of his cars, a 1967 turbine engine race car and the 1969 Indy 500 winner, are in NMAH's Work & Industry collection. More than any other racing figure, Granatelli bridged the realms of garage tinkerers and professional motorsports, and he stimulated public interest in auto racing on a national level. His STP Corporation became a high-profile sponsor of Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR race cars, with Granatelli appearing in ads and commercials. His larger-than-life personality and flair for the dramatic made him an American cultural phenomenon. His career is well summed up in the profile written for his 2003 induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame:

Racer, entrepreneur, engineer, promoter, business executive. This is how one begins to describe the career of Andy Granatelli. But the title Mister 500 is the one that befits him most, for it describes a lifelong dream to conquer the famous 500-mile race in Indianapolis.

It was a preposterous dream for the scrappy kid growing up in the slums of Chicago, whose mother had died when he was twelve, and two years later, at the age of fourteen, dropped out of school to help his father feed the family. Andy Granatelli began his quest for Indy 500 fame at the age of 20 in 1943, when he and his brother pooled their meager, hard-earned money and purchased a Texaco gas station on the north side of Chicago, which he called Andy's Super Service. Andy, always the promoter, needed a gimmick to set himself apart from other service stations. His gimmick? Granatelli initiated the first pit stop service station, utilizing four or five mechanics to work on a car at one time.

Customers appreciated the true super service experience and would often wait in line for this unique treatment. With this unique service and Andy's P.T. Barnum style it was no wonder that the station was prosperous, and just two years later, in 1945, he formed the Granatelli Corporation, known as Grancor Automotive Specialists. As the head of Grancor, Andy Granatelli pioneered the concept of mass merchandising performance products and power and speed equipment to a generation of Americans who were discovering the joys of hot rodding.

Andy quickly learned that if you give the customer what he needs, you can make a living; give him what he wants, and you can make a fortune! Granatelli's racing career began in 1946, when he built the first rocket-powered car to race on an oval track. That same year, he took his first car to the Indianapolis 500 -a pre-war Harry Miller- designed Ford.

When Andy Granatelli wasn't burning up tracks, he was tearing up the business world. In 1958, Andy and his brother Joe purchased Paxton Products, a failing engineering firm that made superchargers. With Andy at the helm, Paxton Products became profitable in seven months. In 1961, Andy sold Paxton Products to Studebaker Corporation and stayed on as Paxton's CEO. Two years later, Studebaker management wanted Granatelli to work his magic on an under-performing division called Chemical Compounds Corporation. Chemical Compounds had only one, little known product . . . STP Oil Treatment. With virtually no advertising budget, Andy created a four-pronged approach to turn the company around: a recognizable corporate logo (the STP oval), a product (oil treatment), a product spokesman (himself) and a reason for existence (racing). The STP logo became one of the best recognized in history. STP could be found in virtually every venue of speed: on land, on the water or in the air. Andy Granatelli once said that in the 1960s, virtually every kid in America had an STP sticker on his bedroom door, his notebook or his lunchbox, and he was probably right!

Back at Indianapolis, Granatelli entered a revolutionary race car of his own design - one with a turbine engine in 1967 and 1968. Even though the car failed to finish both years due to mechanical failure, the cars demonstrated superior speed and performance. At the end of the 1968 season, the U.S. Auto Club revised engine specifications, effectively outlawing Granatelli's turbine car. Undeterred, Granatelli returned to Indy the following year with a conventional car and proceeded to win his first Indianapolis 500 with Mario Andretti at the wheel. Four years later, in 1973, Andy won his second and last Indy 500 with a car driven by Gordon Johncock. Andy Granatelli's childhood dream of conquering Indy was fulfilled, not once, but twice.

Source

Andy Granatelli Biography, Automotive Hall of Fame (last accessed January 29, 2020 https://www.automotivehalloffame.org/honoree/andy-granatelli/)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Vince Granatelli.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Automobiles -- Design and construction  Search this
Automobile driving  Search this
Automobile industry executives  Search this
Automobile industry and trade  Search this
Automobiles, Racing  Search this
Engines, automobile  Search this
Hot rods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Design drawings -- 20th century
Drawings
Financial records -- 20th century
Legal records -- 20th century
Minutes -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Scrapbooks
Speeches
Citation:
Andy Granatelli Collection, ca. 1940-1990s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1403
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1403
Online Media:

Racing Gloves worn by Mario Andretti during the Indianapolis 500

Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
fabric, cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/2 in x 5 in; 19.05 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
gloves, auto racing
Subject:
auto racing  Search this
Professional  Search this
Sports  Search this
Related event:
Indianapolis 500  Search this
Credit Line:
Edwin A. Rowlands
ID Number:
1983.0347.08
Accession number:
1983.0347
Catalog number:
1983.0347.08
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-f5ea-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_679473
Online Media:

Racing Gloves worn by A. J. Foyt

Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in; 22.225 cm x 12.065 cm
Object Name:
gloves, auto racing
Object Type:
gloves
Subject:
Professional  Search this
auto racing  Search this
Sports  Search this
Related event:
Indianapolis 500  Search this
Credit Line:
Edwin A. Rowlands
ID Number:
1983.0347.09
Accession number:
1983.0347
Catalog number:
1983.0347.09
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-f5eb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_679474
Online Media:

Auto Racing Suit worn by Janet Guthrie in the Indianapolis 500, 1978

User:
Guthrie, Janet  Search this
Maker:
J. B. Hinchman Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
nomex (overall material)
synthetic (overall material)
white (overall color)
red (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 67 1/2 in x 20 1/2 in; 171.45 cm x 52.07 cm
at shoulders: 17 in; 43.18 cm
at waist: 14 in; 35.56 cm
Object Name:
Uniform Coveralls
suit
suit, auto racing
Place made:
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
Used:
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
Date made:
1978
Subject:
Sports  Search this
auto racing  Search this
Professional  Search this
Women  Search this
Related event:
Indianapolis 500  Search this
Credit Line:
Janet Guthrie
ID Number:
1979.0791.01
Catalog number:
1979.0791.01
Accession number:
1979.0791
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-263f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067617

The Indianapolis 500 Inside the Greatest Spectacle in Racing James Craig Reinhardt

Author:
Reinhardt, James Craig  Search this
Subject:
Indianapolis Speedway Race History  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Date:
2019
Topic:
GAMES--Gambling--Sports  Search this
SPORTS & RECREATION--Business Aspects  Search this
SPORTS & RECREATION--Essays  Search this
SPORTS & RECREATION--History  Search this
SPORTS & RECREATION--Reference  Search this
TRAVEL--Special Interest--Sports  Search this
Call number:
GV1033.5.I55 R45 2019 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unlimited users
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145386

American Racing 'A Diversity of Innovation'

Publisher:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Topic:
American History  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Mechanic  Search this
Sports car  Search this
Race track  Search this
NASCAR  Search this
Indianapolis 500  Search this
Daytona Beach  Search this
Typical age range 8-10  Search this
Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Typical age range 12-14  Search this
Typical age range 14-16  Search this
Typical age range 16-18  Search this
Educational alignment:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_364

Those incredible Indy cars

Author:
Calvin, Jean  Search this
Physical description:
126 pages illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
[1973]
Topic:
Indianapolis Speedway Race  Search this
Call number:
GV1033.5.I55 C34 1973X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_323646

The illustrated history of the Indianapolis 500 / [revision information provided by original author Jack C. Fox]

Author:
Fox, Jack C  Search this
Physical description:
327 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1975
1975, c1967
Topic:
Indianapolis Speedway Race  Search this
Automobile racing--History  Search this
Sprint cars--History  Search this
Call number:
GV1029.9.S67 F79 1975
GV1029.9.S67F79 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_324505

The Greatest spectacle in racing / [editors, Carl Hungness, Jack Fox, Justyn Blackwell

Author:
Hungness, Carl  Search this
Fox, Jack C  Search this
Blackwell, Justyn  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Indiana
Date:
1983
Topic:
Indianapolis Speedway Race--History  Search this
Automobile racing--History  Search this
Call number:
GV1029.15 .G78 1983
GV1029.15.G78 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_341809

Indianapolis [500 mile] race history

Title:
Indianapolis Speedway Race
Floyd Clymer's Indianapolis [500 mile] race history
Author:
Clymer, Floyd 1895-1970  Search this
Subject:
Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Speedway, Ind.)  Search this
Physical description:
v. illus., ports. 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Indiana
Indianapolis
Date:
1946
Topic:
Automobile racing  Search this
Call number:
GV1033.5.I55 C6
GV1033.5.I55 C6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_154528

I love to make the dirt fly : a biography of Carl G. Fisher 1874-1939 / by Carl H. Hungness

Author:
Hungness, Carl  Search this
Subject:
Fisher, Carl G (Carl Graham) 1874-1939  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
©2015
Topic:
Automobile industry and trade--Biography  Search this
Real estate developers--Biography  Search this
Indianapolis Speedway Race  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1053240

Blood and smoke : a true tale of mystery, mayhem, and the birth of the Indy 500 / Charles Leerhsen

Author:
Leerhsen, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Indianapolis Speedway Race  Search this
Physical description:
273 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
Topic:
Automobile racing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975042

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