Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

The donor of the collection, Charles A. Sanford, worked for Aero Insurance Underwriters, one of the largest aviation insurance companies in the world, during the 1930s. Sanford offers detailed notes regarding aviation insurance from his firsthand knowledge of the subject.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0623

Processing Information

Charles Sanford included notes to explain some of the material. The archivist created file units from like materials. The archivist tried to title the file units based on Sanford's notes; the archivists' titles appear in brackets.

Creator

Sanford, Charles A.

Date

1918-1982

bulk 1920-1939

Provenance

Charles A. Sanford, unknown, unknown

Extent

1.22 Cubic feet (1 legal size document box; 1 slim legal size document box)

Summary

This collection consists of materials related to the infant aviation insurance business of the 1920s and 1930s.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Publications

Financial records

Articles

Arrangement note

This collection was arranged in chronological order.

Scope and Contents

The materials in this collection range from quote books, samples of insurance policies from various companies, correspondence between executives of aviation insurance companies, a monograph, insurance magazines, and invitations to dinners given in honor of aviation pioneers such as Rear Adm. Richard Evelyn Byrd. Sanford and his wife also wrote a brief, unpublished history of aviation insurance in 1981, and this paper is also included in the collection.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Publications

Financial records

Articles

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.

Names

Aero Insurance Underwriters

Topics Insurance, Aviation
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States
Aeronautics, Commercial
Aeronautics
Periodicals

Citation

Sanford Aviation Insurance Collection, Acc. XXXX-0623, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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