Carl J. Christenson Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1995.0057
Creators:
Christenson, Carl J., 1907-1986
Dates:
[ca. 1920s-1980s]
bulk 1928-1968
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.8 Cubic Feet
4 legal document boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection covers Christenson's flying and government career and includes the following types of material: photographs, newspaper clippings, government forms and memorandums, correspondence, publications, and log books.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Carl J. Christenson (1907-1986) learned to fly at Oakland, CA with the Wright Air Service and received his license in 1928. Christenson worked for the Wright Air Service as a line boy and mechanic's helper although he also hopped passengers to build flight time. He was issued transport and mechanic licenses in 1929 and went to work for Humboldt Flying Service in Eureka, CA. During the 1930s he became engaged in fixed base and barnstorming operations in northern California and central Washington with a variety of small flying services. In 1939 Christenson was hired as an inspector by the CAA/FAA, and he served in Maryland, Virginia, Iowa, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and California before retiring in 1969. Christenson was a member of the Quiet Birdmen.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Andrew L. Christenson, gift, 1995, 1995-0057, NASM

General
General
Other materials: a photograph of the Seversky aircraft was added to the Seversky aircraft technical file.
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
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Christenson, Carl J., 1907-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Humboldt Air Service (Eureka, Cal.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
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