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.
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.
Sanford, Charles A.
Charles A. Sanford, unknown, unknown
1.22 Cubic feet (1 legal size document box; 1 slim legal size document box)
This collection consists of materials related to the infant aviation insurance business of the 1920s and 1930s.
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This collection was arranged in chronological order.
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 Sanford and his wife also wrote a brief, unpublished history of aviation insurance in 1981, and this paper is also included in the collection.
Aero Insurance Underwriters
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States
Sanford Aviation Insurance Collection, Acc. XXXX-0623, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
National Air and Space Museum Archives