Sanford Aviation Insurance Collection
NASM.XXXX.0623

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0623
Creators:
Sanford, Charles A.
Dates:
1918-1982
bulk 1920-1939
Languages:
English
English.
Physical Description:
1.22 cubic feet
(1 legal size document box, 1 slim legal size document box)
1.07 linear feet
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
This collection consists of materials related to the infant aviation insurance business of the 1920s and 1930s.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The materials in this collection range from quote books, samples of insurance policies from various companies, correspondence between executives of aviation insurance companies, a monograph, insurance magazines, and invitations to dinners given in honor of aviation pioneers such as
Rear Adm. Richard Evelyn Byrd
. Sanford and his wife also wrote a brief, unpublished history of aviation insurance in 1981, and this paper is also included in the collection.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
This collection was arranged in chronological order.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The donor of the collection, Charles A. Sanford, worked for
Aero Insurance Underwriters
, one of the largest aviation insurance companies in the world, during the 1930s. Sanford offers detailed notes regarding aviation insurance from his firsthand knowledge of the subject.

Administration
Processing Information note
Charles Sanford included notes to explain some of the material. The archivist created file units from like materials. The archivist tried to title the file units based on Sanford's notes; the archivists' titles appear in brackets.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Tyler Love
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Charles A. Sanford, unknown, unknown

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation note
Sanford Aviation Insurance Collection, Acc. XXXX-0623, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aero Insurance Underwriters. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial--United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Articles Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Financial records Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Insurance, Aviation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA, 20151
Phone: 703-572-4045
NASMRefDesk@si.edu