Thomas E. Steptoe Scrapbook Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0229
Creators:
Steptoe, Thomas E.
Dates:
1911-1958
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.23 Cubic Feet
(1 slim legal document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Included in this collection are numerous photographs of early Sloane, Deperdussen and Bleriot type aircraft. Newspaper clippings, photos and letters pertaining to the establishment of airmail service are an integral part of the collection. Photos of pioneer aviators such as Adolph Pegoud, Alys McKey Bryant, Percival Reid, Agnes Firth, and others are contained herein. Of interest are photos of the airship Hindenberg (purported to have been taken on her final voyage), a letter from Al Williams concerning the return of the Wright Flyer from London, and letters from the Christmas Aircraft Company.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Thomas E. Steptoe, an early proponent of Airmail service, learned to fly at the Sloane Flying School, circa 1910. A paper on aviation in the postal service, which he wrote in 1916, urged adoption of Air Mail Service. Mr. Steptoe was granted his 'Expert Pilot' certificate by the Aero Club of America 26 April 1920. He was also a member of The Early Birds.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Thomas E. Steptoe, gift, unknown, XXXX-0229, NASM

General
General
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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 -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Air mail service Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sloane Aircraft Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bleriot Aircraft Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deperdussin Aircraft Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Steptoe, Thomas E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pegoud, Adolph Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bryant, Alys McKey Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reid, Percival Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Firth, Agnes Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Williams, Al Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
LZ 129 Hindenburg (Airship) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sloane Aircraft Co, Inc Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sloane Flying School Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Christmas, William Whitney (Aircraft manufacturer) Corporate 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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