William I. Votaw Air Mail Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0052
Creators:
Votaw, William I.
Dates:
1921-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.68 Cubic Feet
(1 legal document box) (1 slim legal document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of several manuscripts by William I. Votaw relating to the infancy of the air mail service. Also included are biographical information relating to Jack Knight, Richard Byrd and William McCandless, copies of the Air Mail Pioneers newsletter as well as a large amount of newspaper clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William I. Votaw began his career with the railway mail service and was promoted to the US Sea Post Service where he served until the advent of World War I. He established an American Expeditionary Force Postal Station in New York before entering the air mail service. In 1920 Votaw established the Ak-Sar-Ben air field in Omaha , Nebraska, and served as superintendent of the field, the base for the Chicago-Cheyenne segment of the transcontinental route. In 1921 he was appointed Assistant Director of the International Postal Service and in 1929 became Superintendent of Mails for the new United States Lines.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Suzanne W. Todd, Transfer, 2000, 2000-0052, unknown

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, Commercial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air mail service Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biographies Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Votaw, William I. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knight, Jack Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCandless, William Personal 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/