National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Archives
81.29 Linear feet
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) was created to advance the art and science of aviation and related subjects and the diffusion of knowledge thereof by educational means.
Voyager Around the World Flight Collection
This collection consists of the records kept by project manager Peter Riva and includes legal files, general office files, audio tapes, videotapes, newspaper and magazine accounts of the flight and transcripts of the account that would become the book, Voyager by Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan with Phil Patton, published …
National Air Races Negative Collection
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.
John A. Macready Collection
This collection includes the following types of material chronicling John Macready's exceptional aviation career: two 3/4" (U-Matic) video tapes; a VHS tape "Macready and the Mackay"; an August 1957 National Geographic Magazine containing article "History Written in the Skies"; newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, speeches, correspondence and a 21" x 25" brown scrapbook containing …
Orville and Wilbur Wright Memorabilia Collection
The collection contains letters, telegrams, brochures, photographs and miscellaneous ephemera pertaining to Orville and Wilbur Wright. Included with the correspondence are letters written to William J. Hammer, who was an aeronautical pioneer and associated with the Wright Brothers, as well as other individuals including C. R. Peterkin. Additional items are …
Wright Brothers Medal Presentation Scrapbook
This scrapbook is one of three prepared by the Aero Club of America in honor of the presentation of the Aero Club of America medals to Orville and Wilber Wright by President William Howard Taft. The book consist of photos, editorials, articles, and cartoons published on 16 June 1909, the day of …
Charles A. Lindbergh Orteig Prize collection
The Raymond Orteig Historical Archive consists of approximately 188 documents relating to the prize of 25,000 dollars offered by Raymond Orteig for the first nonstop flight from New York to Paris or from Paris to New York.
Hans von Ohain Collection
This collection documents Hans von Ohain's professional career in propulsion. While there is documentation on both his work in Germany and the United States, the majority of the collection covers his career in the latter -- especially his positions at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The following types of material are included …
Grant Award Files
This accession consists of records documenting the awarding of funding by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). These records relate to the Chandra X-Ray Center and were maintained by the Subawards/Grant Awards Section. Materials include correspondence, proposals, amendments, reports, reviews, revisions, agreements, checklists, financial information, and related materials. Interagency Funds …
Correspondence and Reports
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Langley Aeronautical Library and its relations with the Library of Congress. Records also document the reestablishment of the Langley Aerodynamical Laboratory in 1913 and the awarding of the Langley Medal. Materials include correspondence, reports, clippings, and announcements.