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Women’s Air Races, Aviation Business, and Astronaut Tests: A Pathbreaking Career

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National Air and Space Museum  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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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:

[Photographs and Correspondence]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1929 - September 1, 1930
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/pg27def5411-0b2c-41ac-a293-019ec8888128
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref11

[Press Releases]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
August 23, 1929 - September 1, 1930
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/pg2fb24ba6d-bdb8-42c0-916b-c5eb4982c38a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref12

[Photographs, Correspondence, Press Releases]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1930 - September 1, 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:
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/pg2b0836fe1-b700-48ad-8819-c1ffe1824647
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref13

[Photographs, Correspondence, Newsletters]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1931 - September 1, 1932
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/pg20b937deb-9f29-43f2-8b66-21c3302b20e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref14

[Photographs, Correspondence, Newsletters]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1932 - September 1, 1933
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/pg21dc7e8da-2f28-4112-8931-fae3dcb3fdc5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref15

[Photographs, Correspondence, Newsletters, Clippings]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1933 - September 1, 1934
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/pg25a076f69-fab8-49bc-b94b-8d4976de3552
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref16

[Photographs, Newsletters, Clippings]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1934 - September 1, 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:
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/pg2ceb53c7c-e43a-4822-afbd-053af255f0e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref17

[Photographs, Newsletters, Clippings]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1935 - September 1, 1936
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/pg2854f0717-51cf-4ed6-835c-5b798958ab02
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref18

[Photographs, Newsletters, Clippings]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1936 - September 1, 1937
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/pg22433be6b-7e34-4663-9033-709697ec2c9e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref19

[Photographs, Newsletters]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1937 - September 1, 1938
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/pg2eb3f8014-6755-4d58-9284-54adcc46976b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref20

[Photographs, Newsletters]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1938 - September 1, 1939
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/pg28300f0bf-9022-4c96-a4dc-9f0f2f756e33
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref21

[Photographs, Newsletters]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1939 - September 1, 1940
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/pg291c6f984-cf0e-41c0-9842-1afd79718ca6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref22

[Photographs, Correspondence, Newsletters]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1940 - September 1, 1941
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/pg21ffd5fd5-8bca-4adf-96ba-938742cef5eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref23

[Photographs, Publications, Newsletters]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1941 - September 1, 1942
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/pg2971b456f-6eee-4889-aa74-ca7fb8a5f4b2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref24

[Photographs, Correspondence, Publications, Newsletters]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1942 - September 1, 1943
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/pg23ccbb99b-8bf1-4c19-8c89-28f82ca4d1a3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref25

[Photographs, Newsletters, Clippings]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1943 - September 1, 1944
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/pg222b3c057-a0bc-4df6-8df2-5e5f0ed13d99
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref26

[Photographs, Newsletters, Clippings]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1944 - September 1, 1945
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/pg2b8db38e4-c7e1-4f72-896d-8a7c69245b62
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref27

[Photographs, Newsletters]

Collection Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1, 1945 - September 1, 1946
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/pg201832536-97eb-46c9-a0c7-a3085be3a4aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470-ref28

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