John B. Moisant Scrapbook Microfiche

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0536
Creators:
Moisant, Matilde, 1887-1964
Dates:
1910
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.01 Cubic feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the twelve microfiche sheets which were shot from nine scrapbooks loaned to NASM by the donor. The scrapbooks contains newspaper clippings from American, English and French newspapers relating to Moisant and his aviation activities.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John B. Moisant (1868-1910) had been a farmer, sugar planter, banker and revolutionary before entering the aviation field in 1909. Moisant trained at the Bleriot School in France and in August of 1909 began his fifth flight which was also the first successful cross-country passenger-carrying flight from Paris to London. That fall he competed in the Belmont Park International Aviation Meet, where he won the Statue of Liberty Race and took second place in the Gordon Bennett Cup. In December 1910 Moisant was killed in New Orleans, Louisiana, while competing for the Michelin Cup prize -- a prize awarded to the pilot who could stay in the air longest.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Collection in microfiche.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
John Weyl, Loaned and microfilmed, 1978, XXXX-0536, unknown

General
General
These scrapbooks were reportedly compiled by Matilde Moisant. Matilde was John's sister and the second American woman to become a licensed pilot.
General
NASMrev

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
Michelin Cup Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Records Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Competitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moisant, John, 1868-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bleriot School Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Belmont Park International Aviation Meet Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Statue of Liberty Race Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gordon-Bennett Trophy Race 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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