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    Bendix Air Races Collection, 1931-1982
     
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    Bendix Air Races
    Title: 
    Bendix Air Races Collection, 1931-1982
    Phy. Description: 
    5.45 cubic feet (5 records center boxes) (1 16x20x3 flatbox) (1 12x16x3 flatbox)
    5.20 linear feet
    Bio / His Notes: 
    The Bendix Air Races began in 1931 as an outgrowth of the closed-circuit pylon races held at the National Air Races in Cleveland, OH. The Bendix was a long-distance (trans-continental) race designed to encourage the development of airframes and pilot skill. The races stopped during World War II and resumed in 1946 with the institution of of Jet- and Reciprocating-Engine Divisions. The Bendix Races continued annually until 1962.
    Summary: 
    This collection includes public relations files on the Bendix races. The material consists photographs, programs and related publications, speeches, and correspondence as well as files on the National Soaring Contest (1935-41 and 1946), Intercollegiate Air Meet (1948), National Intercollegiate Flying Association (May 1957), All-Women Trans-Continental Air Race (1959), First Annual Aircraft Show (Cleveland, 1946), and a post-WWI reunion of pre-war race winners.
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    No restrictions on access
    Subject-Topical: 
    Aeronautics
    Aeronautics -- Exhibitions
    Periodicals
    Subject-Name: 
    Bendix Air Races
    National Soaring Contest
    Intercollegiate Air Meet
    National Intercollegiate Flying Association
    All-Women Trans-Continental Air Race
    First Annual Aircraft Show. Cleveland, 1946
    Form / Genre: 
    Correspondence
    Manuscripts
    Photographs
    Publications
    Works of art
    Financial records
    Audiotapes
    Repository Loc: 
    National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560
    Local Number: 
    1988-0115
    Item Information
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    National Air & Space Museum Archives1988-0115Add Copy to MyList

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