National Air and Space Museum Archives

Women Flyers of America Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0050
Creators:
Women Flyers of America (WFA)
Dates:
1940-1955
bulk 1942-1953
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3.05 Cubic feet
(1 flatbox) (2 records center boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains items relating to the WFA. The material consists of correspondence, membership applications, organizational newsletters, minutes, bulletins, flyers, by-laws and financial reports, biographical information on some members, and a scrapbook on the organization.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arrangements: 1) File cards; 2) Correspondence; 3) Printer's type and logo stamps; 4) Minutes notebook; 5) Miscellaneous notebooks on aviation; 6) Membership applications; 7) Organization newsletters ( 1950-1951) 8) Bulletins to supervisors; 9) Special flyers to members; 10) Receipt books; 11) Finance notebooks 12) Organization scrapbook

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Women Flyers of America (WFA), established in July 1940, invited any women over the age of 18 to join their organization if they were interested in flying 'for sport, profession, or national emergency.' This organization helped to guide and prepare women in the various phases of aviation, and local chapters could be found in major cities across the United States. The organization folded in 1954.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Vivian Gilchrist Nemhauser, Gift, 1987, 1987-0050, not NASM

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
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

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics -- Societies, etc. Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women in aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Women Flyers of America (WFA) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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