National Air Races Scrapbooks
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0845
Dates:
bulk 1928-1933
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.24 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
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. This collection consists of three unbound scrapbooks with newspaper clippings related to races in Chicago, Cleveland, and Los Angeles between 1928 and 1933.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of three 9 x 11.5 inch unbound scrapbooks of between 10 and 24 pages each. The three books are labeled as follows: "National Air Races (Cleveland) 1929-1932;" "National Air Races (Los Angeles) 1928-1933;" "National Air Races (Chicago) 1930-1933." Each scrapbook contains newspaper clippings relating to the relevant National Air Races. There is also a full photocopy of the Cleveland scrapbook.
Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects. The vendor digitally removed all articles from the New York Times.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The scrapbooks are arranged alphabetically by city.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Elizabeth C. Borja, 2019.
Author
Elizabeth C. Borja
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, found in collection, Gift, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.0845.

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
National Air Races Scrapbooks, Acc. NASM.XXXX.845, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Parachuting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplane racing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air Races 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/