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Creator:
Snow, Crocker  Search this
Names:
Logan International Airport. Boston, MA  Search this
Massachussetts. Aeronautics Commission  Search this
Skyways  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces. 498th Bombardment Group  Search this
United States. Aviation Advisory Commission  Search this
Snow, Crocker  Search this
Extent:
41.4 Cubic Feet ((37 records center boxes) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Correspondence
Reports
Manuscripts
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Publications
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1920s-1990s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 40 cubic feet of material documenting the varied aviation career of Crocker Snow. These materials include the following types of media: photographs, published materials, audio and videotapes, manuscripts, reports, surveys, propaganda leaflets, correspondence, and scrapbooks. There is quite a bit of material relating to airport planning, in specifically Boston Logan Airport and the problems of noise pollution.
Biographical / Historical:
Crocker Snow was involved in many facets of aviation, most notably in the areas of aviation law and politics. Highlights of his career, which are covered in this collection, include the following: documentation on his company, Skyways, formed in 1927, one of the first commercial flying operations at East Boston's airport; Snow's role as author of the first comprehensive aeronautical law for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Snow's role as Director of the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission from its creation until 1976; and Snow's role as Chairman of the President's Aviation Advisory Commission in 1972. Snows' World War II military aviation career is also covered here in some detail including his stints as the commanding officer of the North Atlantic Sector of the Air Corps Ferrying Command, his role as commander of a provisional B-17 Bomb Group, and his organization of and participation with the 498th B-29 Bomb Group, which took part in numerous bombing and propaganda missions against the Japanese mainland.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Janice Snow, Gift, 2001, 2001-0059, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Airports  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Noise pollution  Search this
Airports -- Planning  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Correspondence
Reports
Manuscripts
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Publications
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0059
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0059