Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0231
Creators:
Jerwan, Shakir S., 1881-1942
Dates:
1911-1919
Languages:
English
The collection is mainly in
English
; some correspondence is in
Spanish
.
Physical Description:
0.87 Cubic feet
2 boxes; 1 folder
Repository:
The Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks Collection contains material from the period 1911-1919. During this period, Jerwan was Chief Pilot at the Moisant School of Aviation, Garden City, New York, and Director of Military Aviation for the government of Guatemala.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection documents events in Shakir S. Jerwan's career during the period of 1911 to 1919. Scrapbook photographs (many signed) feature Jerwan's pupils and pilots at the Moisant School and of the Moisant International Aviators, including Harriet Quimby, Matilde Moisant, Bernetta Adams Miller, Roland Garros, René Barrier, René Simon and Edmond Audemars. Other photographs include John Frisbie and his man-carrying kites, Charles Niles and his Looper, and Monoplane, Jerwan's flying dog. Also included are a brochure and drawings for the Aeromotor Boat, designed by Shakir Jerwan and his brother, Fuad (Fred) Jerwan. Correspondence includes letters between Shakir Jerwan and Manuel Estrada Cabrera, president of Guatemala, and Venustiano Carranza, later president of Mexico.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection consists of one photographic album and one scrapbook.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Shakir Saliba Jerwan (1881-1942), the son of a Protestant minister, was born in Beirut, Lebanon, then part of the Ottoman Empire. In 1904, Jerwan immigrated to the United States and became a citizen in 1910. In 1911, he learned to fly, earning F.A.I. license number 54. Jerwan was chief pilot for the Moisant School of Aviation, Garden City, New York from 1912 to 1914. From 1915 to 1919 he served as Director of Military Aviation in Guatemala. Jerwan returned to the United States in 1919. His later career was as a hotelier. He was a member of the Early Birds of Aviation.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Allan Janus, 2018.
Author
Allan Janus
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Shakir S. Jerwan, gift, date unknown, XXXX-0231

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
Preferred Citation
Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks Collection, Acc. XXXX.0231, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women in aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military -- Guatemala Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1910-1920 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air pilots -- Correspondence Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jerwan, Shakir S., 1881-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moisant, Alfred, 1862-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cabrera, Manuel Estrada Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carranza, Venustiano, General Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audemars, Edmond Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frisbie, John J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Bernetta Adams. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moisant, Matilde, 1887-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garros, Roland Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barrier, Rene Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Simon, Rene Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quimby, Harriet, 1875-1912 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moisant Aviation School Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moisant International Aviators, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Niles, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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/