Alexander de Seversky Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York Microfilm

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0049
Creators:
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
Dates:
1936-1940
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 microfilm reel
(1 microfilm box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This donation is a microfilm copy of the file on Alexander de Seversky compiled by his insurance company -- Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. These documents were compiled by the insurance company when they were considering insuring de Seversky in 1936 and 1940. The documents on the reel include applications and investigation reports, as well as an 'Aviation form,' de Seversky had to fill out detailing the number and nature of flights that he had made in the last few years.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alexander de Seversky (1894-1974) was born in Russian Georgia and graduated from the Imperial Russian Naval Academy. He took a postgraduate course at the Military School of Aeronautics where he learned to fly on a Farman 4. During World War I, de Seversky shot down 13 German aircraft and lost his right leg during a bombing mission in 1915. After the Russian revolution he became an American citizen and worked as a test pilot and inspector for the U.S. government. In the 1930s he organized the Seversky Aircraft Corporation. De Seversky set numerous speed records during the 1930s and he is credited with playing a major role in important aviation technological breakthroughs.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York/The History Factory, gift, 1994, 1994-0049, Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Records Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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De Seversky, Alexander P. (Alexander Procofieff), 1894-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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