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Captain Max E. Malan USN Pilot Logs

Creator:
Malan, Max E.  Search this
Extent:
0.13 Cubic feet (one shoebox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1945-1963
Summary:
This collection consists of Captain Max E. Malan's Navy pilot logs, 1945-1963.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Captain Max E. Malan's Navy pilot logs, that span his career from 1945 to 1963.
Arrangement:
Three logbooks, arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Max E. Malan, USN (1922-2018) joined the United States Navy in 1944. Malan was a career Naval Officer and served his country for 31 years as a naval aviator.
Provenance:
Tammy Malan, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0014
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial operations  Search this
logs  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Citation:
Captain Max E. Malan USN Pilot Logs, NASM.2019.0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0014
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Aviators Flight Log

Collection Creator:
Malan, Max E.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1951
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Captain Max E. Malan USN Pilot Logs, NASM.2019.0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers

Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Names:
Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America  Search this
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc.  Search this
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Extent:
16.3 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Financial records
Drawings
Date:
1916-1952
bulk 1928-1931
Summary:
Clement Melville Keys (1876-1952) was a financier and corporate organizer who promoted aviation through the post-World War I decade. In 1916 he came to the aid of the financially-troubled Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. and was made an unsalaried vice president. Keys accompanied the American Aviation Mission to Europe in 1919, returning to purchase a controlling interest in Curtiss in 1920. He remained president of Curtiss until the 1929 merger with Wright Aeronautical Corp. to form Curtiss-Wright Corporation, whereupon he became president of the new company. In 1931, however, Keys resigned as chairman of T&WA following a bitter struggle for control of the airline. Mental collapse followed and Keys surrendered all his remaining aviation interests and left Curtiss-Wright in 1933.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists primarily of Keys' business records and correspondence from the 1920s and early 1930s. The bulk of the material relates to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company/Curtiss-Wright Corporation and related firms, as well as Transcontinental Air Transport. The material includes business (operating) correspondence and records relating to Keys' financial interests.

The collection is divided into three series. The first series consists of materials dated through Keys' withdrawal from his aviation interests in 1932, followed by a second series of materials post-dating 1932. The final series consists of a small number of legal-sized documents not marked by Keys or his secretary and not otherwise placeable in either of the first two series. Because of the small amount of legal-sized material in the collection, the bulk of the collection has been stored in letter-sized containers; all legal-size documents have been placed in legal-sized containers at the end of the collection (Boxes 29-31) and a cross-reference note entered in the appropriate place in basic folder list. Larger materials have been placed in a single oversized box (Box 32) with cross-references in the folder list as appropriate.
Arrangement:
The processing of the Keys papers began as an intern project. The intern, however, was unable to complete the work before the end of the intemship period and I was assigned to rebox the materials that had been left unprocessed so that higher priority activities could continue. The long-term plan was that I would finish processing the collection when other projects had been completed. At this time I discovered two things: first, many of the documents had been marked for filing, apparently by Keys or Mr. Swan, his confidential secretary; second, much of the material was no longer in this order. When my work load allowed me to return to the processing of the Keys Papers, I surveyed the collection. The remaining original folder labels and cross-reference sheets appeared to confirm my first discovery - many of the documents had been marked for filing.

Most of my work since has been directed at undoing the mishandling from the initial work, most of which occurred in the files relating to the Curtiss group of companies. Almost all of the items dating from mid-1928 onwards carry some sort of filing marks: these items have been reorganized into the indicated filing units (see folder list, below). Unfortunately, enclosures often were not marked: some of these were refiled in 1987 and their provenance is, therefore, lost. A close textual analysis of the collection would be necessary to reunite enclosures with their cover letters; current work load and staff levels preclude this labor-intensive operation.

Almost all of the items dating from mid-1928 onwards carry some sort of filing marks: these items have been reorganized into the indicated filing units (see folder list). Unfortunately, enclosures often were not marked: some of these were refiled in 1987 and their provenance is, therefore, lost. A close textual analysis of the collection would be necessary to reunite enclosures with their cover letters; current work load and staff levels preclude this labor-intensive operation.

Materials pre-dating mid-1928 or otherwise unmarked have been filed by "best guess" from the correspondents and subject of the letters. Some materials doubtless remain misfiled. Researchers should examine folders that seem even marginally related to their topic for unmarked but related documents.

Titles appearing in brackets [ ] are the archivist's.

Series 1

Materials through 1932

Series 2

Post-1932 Material

Series 3

Miscellaneous Materials
Biographical / Historical:
Clement Melville Keys (1876-1952) was a financier and corporate organizer who promoted aviation through the post Word War I decade. Canadian-born, Keys graduated from Toronto University (B.A. 1897) and taught classics before coming to the United States in 1901 (naturalized, 1924). He went to work for the Wall Street Journal, first as a reporter (1901-1903), then as railroad editor (1903-1905) before becoming financial editor for World's Work (1905-1911). In 1911 he founded C. M. Keys & Co., an investment counseling firm and bond dealer. In 1916 he came to the aid of the financially-troubled Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. and was made an unsalaried Vice President. Keys accompanied the American Aviation Mission to Europe in 1919, returning to purchase a controlling interest in Curtiss in 1920. He remained president of Curtiss until the 1929 merger with Wright Aeronautical Corp. to form Curtiss-Wright Corporation, whereupon he became president of the new company. During his tenure as president of Curtiss (1920-1929) and its successor, Curtiss-Wright Corp. (1929-1933), Keys brought the company from the brink of bankruptcy to a position as one of the leading aircraft manufacturers in the world. Curtiss also became the center of a group of aviation-related companies which served to market and operate Curtiss aircraft. At the same time, Keys expanded his own holdings until he was at the head of twenty-six corporations, including aviation holdings companies, such as North American Aviation and National Aviation Corp., as well as the first American transcontinental air service, Transcontinental Air Transport (later Transcontinental & Western Airline). In January 1932, Keys withdrew from all his aviation interests, citing ill health. He remained connected with C. M. Keys & Co., concentrating mainly on financial and real estate interests. Upon retiring from Keys & Co. in 1942, he started a new company, C. M. Keys Aircraft Service Co. and, after World War II, helped organize Peruvian International Airways, which began operating in South America in 1947.
Provenance:
Donated by Elizabeth Keys Stoney.
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Financial records
Drawings
Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0091
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Transcontinental and Western Airlines, Robbins, Richard W.

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 25, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1932
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.1: Materials through 1932 -- Documents Filed by Correspondent or Subject
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1088

Annual and Interim Reports, General Aviation Corp.

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 25, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1932
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1125

Annual and Interim Reports, National Aviation Corp.

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 25, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1928-1929
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1126

Annual and Interim Reports, North American Aviation

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1927-1935
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1127

Annual and Interim Reports, Pan American Airways Corp.

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1931-1934
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1128

Annual and Interim Reports, Sperry Corp.

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1933-1940
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1129

Annual and Interim Reports, Transcontinental Air Transport

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1929-1932
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1130

Annual and Interim Reports, Transcontinental and Western Airlines

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1934-1936
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers
Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1131

Circulars (General), Aircraft

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1928
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers
Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1132

Circulars (General), Willson, James C. and Co.

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1929-1931
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1133

Circulars (Offering and Special), Aviation Corp. of the Americas

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1928
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers
Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1135

Circulars (Offering and Special), Aviation Credit Corp.

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1927-1930
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers
Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1137

Circulars (Offering and Special), Central Airport, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1929
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers
Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1139

Circulars (Offering and Special), Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co.

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1925-1928
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers
Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1143

Circulars (Offering and Special), Curtiss Airplane Export Co./Curtiss-Wright Export Co.

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1928
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers
Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1145

Circulars (Offering and Special), American Eagle Aircraft Corp.

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 30, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1929-1930
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers
Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1289

Circulars (Offering and Special), Aviation Corp. (of Delaware)

Collection Creator:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 30, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1929
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clement Melville Keys Papers, Accession XXXX-0091, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Melville Keys Papers / Series 1: Materials through 1932 / 1.2: Materials through 1932 - Documents Filed by Genre
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0091-ref1290

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