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Miscellaneous and Oversize Material

Collection Creator:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1976
Scope and Contents:
This series contains ephemera of the Bellanca Collection: Scrapbooks, Loose Newspaper Clippings, and Artwork, Ephemera and Magazine Clippings.

Boxes 169-174 contain broken drawing fragments that are too fragile for viewing at this time. If it was possible to determine the drawing numbers, those numbers have been listed in their respective boxes.
Separated Materials:
The Bellanca Collection included 27 motion picture films. In May of 2000, this film was transferred to the NASM Film Archives. Researchers wishing to access this part of the collection should contact the NASM Film Archivist.
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:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0055, Series 5
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Addendum

Collection Creator:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
191[?]-1990
Scope and Contents:
At the time of processing, the following books and one magazine were given to the National Air and Space Museum Branch Library for possible inclusion in their collection. After their review, it was decided that these items will remain with the Bellanca Collection. As with the books in box 142, these books are in alphabetical order by title. The magazine (The Aeroplane, June 22, 1951) is filed after the books.
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:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0055, Series 6
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Personal Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912-1993
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:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0055, Subseries 3.1
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Financial and Legal Documents

Collection Creator:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918-1983
Scope and Contents:
The Financial and Legal Documents in the Bellanca Collection are arranged as follows:

financial statements, 1928 --1955

financial institutions, 1934 --1941

business ledgers, 1923 --1932

company reports regarding expenses, 1918 --1954

insurance, 1930 --1953

sales, 1927 --1956

sales records

stocks, 1928 --1958

subcontracting pursuits, 1935 --1955

patents, 1930 --1941

employee relations, 1940 --1956

union relations, 1943 --1953

Bellanca Aircraft Corporation history

miscellaneous

Box 27 contains Sales Records. The first set of records are the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation's Domestic Sales records. They are arranged in alphabetical order by customer name. The next group are the records for Bellanca Aircraft sold abroad, also arranged in alphabetical order by customer name. The researcher should take note that some aircraft that were originally sold abroad eventually came back into the United States. These aircraft are still filed with the foreign orders. The final group are three different sets of Sales Prospects. The first set is in alphabetical order by salesman or distributor name. The second set of prospects is in alphabetical order by customer name. The third set is in order by name or model number of aircraft, or by type of prospect. The researcher may notice some duplication of subjects, as no effort was made to combine groups of cards.

The Bellanca Stock Transactions have been placed in the following order:

Agreements

Securities and Exchange Commission

Stock Exchanges

Stockholder Correspondence

Miscellaneous

Mr. Bellanca had other business ventures. For example, during the corporate refinancing of 1940, Mr. Bellanca was required to resign as president of the company. During this time, he worked at Higgins Industries of New Orleans, LA. Also included in this section, are the subcontracting pursuits of the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation. In 1954, after selling the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, Mr. Bellanca and his son, August, formed the Bellanca Development Company. After Mr. Bellanca's death, this company's name was changed to Bellanca Aircraft Engineering, Inc. These records are arranged by company name.

The Bellanca Patents are arranged numerically by Patent Number, or Patent Application Number.

The Collection contains material from the corporate history of the Bellanca Aircraft Company, and Giuseppe Bellanca's personal biography: handwritten notes, unpublished manuscripts for magazine articles and book chapters, historical exhibits, paintings, material regarding the 25th Anniversary of the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, and ephemera from the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation offices.
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:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0055, Subseries 1.3
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Personal Papers

Collection Creator:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1993
Scope and Contents:
In this series, the researcher will find personal correspondence among family members, from both Giuseppe and Dorothy Bellanca's families and personal, legal and financial records for Bellanca family. As the lines between Mr. Bellanca's personal and professional lives were sometimes blurred, a fine line of separation between the two was not always possible. For example, at one time or another, two of Mr. Bellanca's brothers, John and Frank, worked for the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation and Andrew Bellanca, Mr. Bellanca's nephew, was his lawyer throughout his life. Therefore, the processing archivist suggests that the researcher look in the professional series of documents as well as Mr. Bellanca's personal papers for a more complete representation of Mr. Bellanca's correspondence.

After processing was completed, publications which previously had been offered to the NASM Branch Library were returned to the collection. They are listed in an addendum at the end of this finding aid.

The Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection also contains many personal papers. As Mr. Bellanca had numerous business associates, who were also his friends, it was sometimes difficult to distinguish between his personal and professional lives. All materials are related to G.M. Bellanca unless otherwise identified as those of a specific family member.
Arrangement:
3.1: Personal Correspondence and Financial Material, Giuseppe, Dorothy and August Bellanca

3.2: Publications
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:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0055, Series 3
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Publications

Collection Creator:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1991
Arrangement:
The following books are in alphabetical order by title. Additional books are contained in Box 175.

The following United States Government publications are in alphabetical order by title.

The following magazines are in alphabetical order by title. There is one additional magazine in Box 175.
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:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0055, Subseries 3.2
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1917-1980
Scope and Contents:
This correspondence reflects the business endeavors of Bellanca from 1917-1960. Due to the inconsistent nature of the Bellanca filing system, the correspondence has been grouped into three sub-subseries. The first and largest sub-subseries is arranged chronologically. The next sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by company or subject. The last sub-subseries contains Bellanca Aircraft Corporation internal memos arranged by individual or company department. This method was chosen in order to adhere, as closely as possible, to the original ordering of the documents. In some cases, when a certain group of documents was not dated, the processing archivist was able to provide the approximate dates based upon the subject matter, or the material accompanying it. When this has occurred, the researcher will find a set of square brackets [ ] around the dates. There are numerous pieces of correspondence written in other languages. At the time of processing, no attempt was made to translate these documents.
Arrangement:
1.2.1: Correspondence Filed Chronologically, and Alphabetically by Correspondent

1.2.2: Correspondence Filed Alphabetically by Company or Subject

1.2.3: Correspondence Filed Alphabetically by Correspondent
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:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0055, Subseries 1.2
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Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection / Series 1: Mr. Bellanca's Professional Life
Archival Repository:
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Correspondence Filed Alphabetically by Company or Subject

Collection Creator:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1918-1971
Arrangement:
This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by company, manufacturer, publication, government agency, country, and general subject.
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:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0055, Subseries 1.2.2
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Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection / Series 1: Mr. Bellanca's Professional Life / 1.2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Correspondence Filed Chronologically, and Alphabetically

Collection Creator:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1917-1980
Arrangement:
This sub-subseries of correspondence is arranged chronologically, and then alphabetically by correspondent.
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:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0055, Subseries 1.2.1
See more items in:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection / Series 1: Mr. Bellanca's Professional Life / 1.2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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