The National Aeronautical Association (NAA) Archives
NASM.XXXX.0209

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0209
Creators:
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.).
Dates:
1914-1995
bulk 1914-1995
Languages:
Multiple languages
Collection primarily in English but with a significant portion in French.
English; French
Physical Description:
81.29 linear feet
80.75 cubic feet
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
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 note
Scope and Contents note
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.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
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
3:7 Aeromodeling
3:8 Parachuting & Skydiving
3:9 Aerobatics
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)
5:3 Chapters/Associations/Affiliates
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 note
Biographical/Historical note
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.

Administration
Processing Information note
Series were created by the processing archivist but were based on obvious groupings in the original order. All file unit titles are original unless in brackets; the exception is for Series 4 where the archivist used the homologation request title for the file unit title.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Tyler Love with Elizabeth Borja
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Jonathan Gaffney, gift, unknown date

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
No restrictions on access.
Conditions Governing Use note
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.
Preferred Citation note
National Aeronautical Association (NAA) Archives (1918-1976), Acc. XXXX-0209, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aero Club of America. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air Races. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautical sports Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics--Awards Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics--Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics--Records Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Awards Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gliding and soaring Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA, 20151
Phone: 703-572-4045
NASMRefDesk@si.edu