Aviation Societies and Clubs Scrapbook
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0269
Creators:
Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (U.S.)
Dates:
1911-1949
Languages:
English
,
German
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Physical Description:
0.18 Cubic feet
1 flat box
Repository:
This collection contains one scrapbook which includes photographs and a news clipping pertaining to various aviation organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Also in the collection are a number of loose documents relating to the Guggenheim estate, Hempstead House, in Long Island, New York that was donated to the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences in 1917.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains one scrapbook, measuring approximately 11 by 12.5 inches, which includes photographs and a news clipping pertaining to various aviation organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Organizations included in the scrapbook are the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences; Aero Club of America; Royal Aeronautical Society (UK); Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom of Great Britain; Aero-Club Von Deutschland (Germany); Rangsdorf Aviation Club (Germany); Lilienthal-Gesellschaft für Luftfahrtforschung (Germany); and the Aero Club of France. The photographs show exterior and detailed interior views of the facilities of these organizations. The scrapbook also contains a news clipping regarding the move into new headquarters for the Aero Club of America in 1911, and several photographs that appear to show an aviation-related exhibit in an unknown location that includes images of several trophies. Also in the collection are a number of loose documents relating to the Guggenheim estate, Hempstead House, in Long Island, New York that was donated to the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences in 1917. These documents include floor plans of the first and second floors of the house; a topographical map of the estate grounds; and a map of Long Island with the estate marked on it. Finally, the collection includes a chart relating to various topics in the area of aviation medicine and what entities are doing research about them.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
During the early flight period, World War I, and on into the 1920s and 1930s, numerous famous flights by pioneering pilots represented the cultural acceptance of the airplane from an entertaining novelty into an instrument of commerce, a weapon of war, and a vehicle for spectacle. In response, there emerged a new form of technological enthusiasm called "air-mindedness." To be airminded meant the zealous support of aviation to bring about the next great era in human civilization, which many people called the "Air Age." During this time period, numerous aviation-related societies and clubs were formed.

Administration
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, Gift, NASM.XXXX.0269.
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2021.

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
Aviation Societies and Clubs Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.0269, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aero Club of America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aero Club of France Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
https://airandspace.si.edu/archives