Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0221
Creators:
Vernon, Victor
Dates:
1903-1948
bulk 1915-1920
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.71 Cubic feet
2 flatboxes
Repository:
Victor Vernon was an aviation pioneer, flight instructor, U. S. Navy aviator, and airline executive. This collection consists of three scrapbooks that chronicle Vernon's aviation career.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of three scrapbooks that chronicle Victor Vernon's aviation career and include numerous photographs, with an emphasis on Curtiss flying boats, the Curtiss Model H America, the Curtiss rebuilt Langley Aerodrome, and Curtiss tractor type aircraft. Besides the photographs, the scrapbooks contain many newspaper clippings covering Vernon's involvement with Curtiss, and his association with the Oregon-Washington-Idaho Airplane Company, as well as correspondence with William (Billy) Mitchel, Glenn Curtiss, and C.R. Smith. Miscellaneous items include route charts, correspondence, and photographs relating to Colonial Airlines and American Airlines, photographs of Bert Acosta and Vernon's naval aviator certificates. There is also material relating to Vernon's hydroaeroplane.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Scrapbooks are in original order, additional material is arranged by type.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Victor Vernon was an aviation pioneer who began his career on Curtiss flying boats. In 1915 Vernon went to Toronto, Canada with the Curtiss School to teach Canadian pilots. During World War I, Vernon served with the U. S. Navy as an aviator and test pilot for the Naval Aircraft Factory. From 1919-1920, Vernon was instrumental in forming the Oregon-Washington-Idaho Airplane Company. In 1930 Vernon joined Colonial Airlines, a division of American Airways. He remained with American Airlines as Personnel Director and Assistant to the President until his retirement in 1948.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described in 1989, updated and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd in 2020.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Victor Vernon, Gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0221.

Using the Collection
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
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Victor Vernon Scrapbooks, NASM.XXXX.0221, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Airlines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Curtiss Model H "America" (H-1) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Langley Aerodrome A, Curtiss 1914 Rebuild Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Vernon, Victor Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Acosta, Bert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, C. R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mitchell, William, 1879-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss Flying School Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oregon-Washington-Idaho Airplane Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colonial Airlines Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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