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Flying Club Records, 1934-1954
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 80

Abstract:
Contains constitution, correspondence, flight training and financial records, photographs, publications, manuals and instructions.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

All of the files are open to the public according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. In order to publish any material contained in the records of the Flying Club, permission must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

In 1934, Mary Kimball, an avid aviator, founded the Smith College Flying Club so that she and other young women would have the opportunity to learn more about aviation and to participate in intercollegiate air meets and activities while at Smith. While the club attracted only twelve members at its founding, its membership increased and during its peak years, as many as forty young women could be seen attending lectures on flight theory and mechanics and participating in flying exercises and meets throughout New England. In 1950, however, Flying Club members were prohibited from competing in air meets due to a violation of college policy. While the club was allowed to continue its existence as long as members did not participate in competitions, membership declined and in 1954, the Flying Club was discontinued. The club was the first organization of its kind to be formed and supported by a women's college in the East.

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

All of the files are open to the public according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. In order to publish any material contained in the records of the Flying Club, permission must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Flying Club Records, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Abby Schlessinger.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives

Language
English.
Flying Club Books, Publications, Manuals, and Instructions

Boeing School of Aeronautics. "A Guide to Aeronautical Occupations." U.S.A.: Boeing School of Aeronautics, 1940.

Civil Aeronautics Authority. "Digest of the Civil Air Regulations for Student and Private Pilots." Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1940.

Civil Air Patrol. "Organization Purpose Program Enlistment." Washington D.C.: United States Office of Civilian Defense, 1941.

Lyon, Thoburn C. "Practical Air Navigation." Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1939.

Mahachek, Ross. Airplane Pilot's Manual. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1932.

Mingos, Howard. Flying for 1937. New York: Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America, Inc., 1936.

Reader's Digest. "A Pocket Reference Guide to Army-Navy-Air Corps Insignia." 1943

Sorenson, Frank E. "Essential Understandings for the Age of Flight." U.S.A.: State of Nebraska Department of Public Instruction, 1944.

Taylorcraft Aviation Corp. "America's Wings: Taylorcraft." Cleveland: Copifyer Lithogram Corp., 1941.

U.S. Army Air Forces, Office of Flying Safety. "I've Got Wings!" U.S.A.: U.S. Army Air Forces, Office of Flying Safety, n.d.

U.S. Civil Aeronautics Authority. "Primary Ground Study Manual." Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1939.

United Air Lines. "S.V.E. Picturol Teacher's Manual." Chicago: Society for Visual Education, n.d.

Wheatley, William A. and Ray O. Mertes, ed. " Aviation Manual for Junior and Senior High Schools." Chicago: United Air Lines, n.d.