K. S. "Slim" Lindsay Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0074
Creators:
Lindsay, Kester S. "Slim,", 1902-1979
Dates:
1912-1953
bulk 1929-1937
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.45 Cubic Feet
(1 legal document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 206 photographs taken or acquired by Slim Lindsay during his stints as manager of the Curtiss Wright and Roosevelt Fields and during his travels for B.G. Corporation. The photographs include aircraft, aviation personalities, air fields, and hangars from around the world. The collection also includes newspaper and magazine articles on Lindsay, his licenses and business cards, first day covers and maps of St. Louis with its airports.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Kester S. 'Slim' Lindsay (1902-1979) learned to fly in 1922 and was licensed by the State of Massachusetts in 1924. In 1928 he organized and operated the National Air Pageant Association which sponsored air shows. In September 1928 he bought a substantial interest in the New England Aircraft Co., which he sold to Curtiss Flying Service in 1929. He went to work for Curtiss as a manager of their base in Worchester, MA. He worked at various Curtiss Wright bases, including Valley Stream Field, where he was the manager of the field and the Curtiss Wright Mechanics School. In June 1932 Lindsay went to work for Roosevelt Field, Inc. as operations manager of the field, Roosevelt Flying Corp., and Roosevelt Aviation School, Inc. Lindsay later worked for the B.G. Corporation, which manufactured spark plugs. His job for B.G. Corporation included business trips around the world.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bruce Webb, gift, 1990, 1990-0074, NASM

General
General
NASMrev

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flight training Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Maps Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lindsay, Kester S. "Slim,", 1902-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air Pageant Association Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New England Aircraft Co Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss Flying Service, Inc Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss-Wright Mechanics School Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roosevelt Field (N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roosevelt Flying Corp Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roosevelt Aviation School, Inc Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
B. G. Corporation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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