National Air Races Negative Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0555
Dates:
[ca. 1940s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 Cubic Feet
(1 box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The photos include images of aircraft, on the ground and in flight; pilots; and winners receiving trophies. Pilots portrayed include Charles Brown, Cook Cleland, Jacqueline Cochran, Joseph C. De Bona, Ben McKitten, Betty Skelton, and Roscoe Turner.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
This collection consists of 450 photographs including silver gelatin negatives and prints which document the National Air Races in the 1940s. Begun in 1920, the National Air Races were an annual, week-long event including formation flying, parachute drops, aerobatic displays, and races. The event included two privately sponsored, closed-circuit speed races: the Pulitzer Trophy race held from 1920 to 1925 and the Thompson Trophy race held from 1930 to 1939. Along with other competitions, the National Air Races fostered the development of aircraft in the 1920s and 1930s but ended during World War II.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No donor information/Transfer from Aeronautics, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0555, unknown

General
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
Stunt flying Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplane racing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Competitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Awards Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women in aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parachutes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1890-1920 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cleland, Cook Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cochran, Jacqueline Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Turner, Roscoe, 1895-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Bona, Joseph C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McKitten, Ben Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Skelton, Betty, 1926- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air Races Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pulitzer Trophy Race Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thompson Trophy Race Corporate 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/