Janet Harmon Bragg Photographs

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0019
Dates:
bulk 1933-1993
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Janet Waterford Bragg (1907-1993), became one of America's first black women pilots after enrolling in the Curtiss Wright Aeronautical School in 1933. There she helped form the Challenger Air Pilots Association, which later evolved into the Coffey School of Aeronautics. Bragg's career in aviation was made in spite of discrimination, of both her gender and her race. As a woman, she was initially denied a commercial license, after passing the flight test at the Tuskegee pilot training school. As a person of color, Bragg was denied entry into the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) program. An active pilot for thirty-five years, Bragg focused her considerable abilities on promoting aviation careers for African Americans.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
This collection consists of images collected by Smithsonian Institution Press for the book Soaring above Setbacks: The Autobiography of Janet Harmon Bragg, African American Aviator, as told to Marjorie M. Kriz. These include twenty-one black and white five by seven inch photographs, two color photographs, two color slides and five strips of black and white negatives, relating to the early career and to later celebrations of the accomplishments of Janet Harmon Bragg. Also included are images of Ida Van Smith and Clyde Hampton.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Smithsonion Institution, Gift, 2005

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Janet Harmon Bragg Photographs, Accession number 2005-0019, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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
African American air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women in aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Smith, Ida Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hampton, Clyde Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bragg, Janet Harman, 1907-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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