Ron Burda Air Racing Photography Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0026
Creators:
Burda, Ron
Dates:
bulk 1972-2001
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.63 Cubic Feet
(4 boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 3.6 cubic feet of air show and air race photography taken by Ron Burda, 1972-2001. The photography includes the following types: color slides, black and white negatives, black and white contact sheets, and black and white prints. The collection also contains air show and air race programs and related press materials. The photography includes both aircraft shots and pilot portraits. While several air races are represented, much of the collection relates to the Reno Air Races, also known as the National Championship Air Races.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ron Burda (b. 1940) received his bachelor of science degree in Psychology/Journalism/Art from Brigham Young University in 1966 and his master's Degree in Mass Communications from San Jose State University in 1971. Burda served in the US Navy Air Reserve during the Vietnam War, 1966-1968. He served on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61) as a Plane Chief for A-6 Intruder bombers and a Photographer's Mate 3/c. Starting in 1970, Burda was a photojournalist for the San Jose Mercury and News. The last 15 years before his retirement in 2000, he was the Senior Staff Photographer. Burda also was a frequent freelancer for leading aviation magazines.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Ron Burda, Gift, 2013

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Ron Burda Air Racing Photography Collection, Accession 2013-0026, 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
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stunt flying Topic 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
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/