Ernest Smith/Emory Bronte Flight Scrapbook
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0389
Creators:
Smith, Ernest, 1907-1975 (Seneca)
Bronte, Emory
Dates:
1917-1934
bulk 1927
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1.11 Cubic feet
1 flatbox, 1 folder, and 1 oversized folder
Repository:
On July 14-15, 1927, Ernest Smith and Emory Bronte made the first civilian transpacific flight from California to Hawaii. This collection includes a scrapbook that chronicles their flight, a map of the Hawaiian islands, and a letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Emory Bronte.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This scrapbook, covered with Tahitian tapa cloth, chronicles the Smith-Bronte historic flight and consists of the following: including 30 letters; 23 telegrams; 197 photographs; 357 news articles; and 20 miscellaneous items. The collection also includes a map of the Hawaiian islands, dated August 1917, that was used by Smith and Bronte on their flight; and a letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt presenting Emory B. Bronte with the honor of the "Distinguished Flying Cross," dated 6 September 1934.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged by type of material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
On July 14-15, 1927, Ernest Smith and Emory Bronte made the first civilian transpacific flight from California to Hawaii in their Travelair
City of Oakland
. Although they planned to land in Honolulu, problems with the gasoline pump and radio receiving apparatus forced them to crash-land in Molakai.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Patricia Williams in 2002. Updated and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd in 2020.
Author
Patricia Williams, Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, Gift?, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0389.

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
Ernest Smith/Emory Bronte Flight Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.0389, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Travel Air aircraft family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Records Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transpacific flights Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Smith, Ernest, 1907-1975 (Seneca) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bronte, Emory 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/