Bendix Air Races Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1988.0115
Creators:
Bendix Air Races
Dates:
1931-1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5.45 Cubic feet
(5 records center boxes) (1 16x20x3 flatbox) (1 12x16x3 flatbox)
5.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes public relations files on the Bendix races. The material consists photographs, programs and related publications, speeches, and correspondence as well as files on the National Soaring Contest (1935-41 and 1946), Intercollegiate Air Meet (1948), National Intercollegiate Flying Association (May 1957), All-Women Trans-Continental Air Race (1959), First Annual Aircraft Show (Cleveland, 1946), and a post-WWI reunion of pre-war race winners.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Bendix Air Races began in 1931 as an outgrowth of the closed-circuit pylon races held at the National Air Races in Cleveland, OH. The Bendix was a long-distance (trans-continental) race designed to encourage the development of airframes and pilot skill. The races stopped during World War II and resumed in 1946 with the institution of of Jet- and Reciprocating-Engine Divisions. The Bendix Races continued annually until 1962.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Allied-Signal Aerospace Corp, gift, 1988, 1988-0115, not NASM

General
General
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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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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
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http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/