2003 National Air Tour Race Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0030
Creators:
The Aviation Foundation of America, Inc.
Dates:
bulk 2003
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.04 Cubic Feet
(4 boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following material relating to the planning, execution, and media coverage of the 2003 National Air Tour (NAT): newspaper and magazine articles; NAT comments received from the public; NAT promotional vhs and dvds; NAT period music cd; set of six photo cds (a summary set sent out to NAT participants); numerous cds sent by participants and professional photographers; Air & Space NAT article; The Ford Air Tours 1925-1931 by Lesley Forden; "One Two" and "4,000 Miles" booklets; America Takes Flight (NAT PBS program) - dvd and vhs; NAT 2003 Local coverage TV news clips vhs tapes; media kit; "Fact Sheet/Route Map;" NAT posters; NAT merchandise order form; five different colored lanyards used by NAT participants and officials; participant guide book and phone directory; yellow volunteer card; full set of participant legal forms; NAT 12 by 18 inch tri-fold promotional flyer; VFR area charts covering route locations; sample participant letter; NAT articles as found on world wide web; and a printed copy of NAT official web site.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Aviation Foundation of America, Inc., a nonprofit public charity, sponsored the re-creation of the National Air Tours in the fall of 2003. The National Air Tours, also know as the Ford Air Tours, originally took place from 1925-31. They were conceived by a group of "air-minded" Detroit businessmen, receiving significant support from Henry Ford and his son, Edsel B. Ford, to introduce Americans to the concept of air travel

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gregory Herrick, Gift, 2005

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
2003 National Air Tour Race Collection , Accession 2005-0030, 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

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
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