National Business Aviation Association Collection (NBAA)
Scope and Content
The NBAA Collection contains mostly publications such as brochures, pamphlets, bulletins, guides, policies, minutes, reports, programs, directories, correspondence, press releases, and photographs. The collection is housed in five manuscript boxes and one half-size manuscript box totaling 2.2 linear feet and is organized in four series.
The first series is the History/Organization Series and contains awards, listings of the board of directors, by-laws, forms, fact sheets, directories, policies, reports, convention programs, brochures, pamphlets, agenda, rules and regulations, and a photograph. The fact sheets pertain to the NBAA's Safety, Flying Safety, and Meritorious Awards, and the correspondence pertains to meritorious award presented to Edward J. Swearingen. The press release pertains to the election of board members, along with their respective biographical sketches. The fact sheets pertain to the history, mission, and establishment of the NBAA. Brochures and pamphlets pertaining to policies, plans, programs, airport requirements, and "Developing the National Airport System" are also included in this series.
The second series is the Annual Meeting/Convention Series and includes a convention program, minutes, tentative programs, and reports. The latter were given by the president, chairman, vice-chairman, and treasurer.
The third series is the Publications Series and contains the following titles: Action Bulletin, Business Flying, various directories and other publications, FYI, IBAC Update, MOB, News, Newsletter, News Release, Policies, Reports, and Standards.
The fourth and final series is the Various Publications Series and contains brochures, correspondence, reports, a FAA publication, and speeches. Letters are mainly from the Membership Service and Secretary to members like Ed Rice and George Haddaway, former Curators of Special Collections, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas; letters from the NBAA President John H. Winant to Donald D. Engen, Administrator of the FAA and from NBAA President Johnathan Howe to Wendell H. Ford, Chairman of the Subcommittee of Aviation of the United States Senate.
- 1957 - 2002
- Majority of material found within 1960 - 1984
- National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) (Publisher, Organization)
Language of Materials
Collection is in English (eng).
Materials in this collection are open for research.
Literary Rights Statement
Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
The National Business Aviation Association was founded in order to represent the interest of business flying and aircraft operators in the United States. The Corporation Aircraft Owners Association (CAOA) was provisionally launched in November 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio with Palmer J. Lathrop presiding. The temporary board with William B. Belden of Republic Steel as chairman instituted the organization as a not-for-profit corporation on February 17, 1947 in New York.
In February 1951, due to the Korean War, the CAOA moved its headquarters from New York to Washington, D.C., following a recommendation of the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). In order to better represent the national scale of aircraft operators, the CAOA became the National Business Aircraft Association in the summer of 1953. The organization held the name until 1997, when, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the name was changed to National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA).
- NBAA. “NBAA’s History of Serving the Business Aviation Community Since 1947.” [Online] 21 May 2007. URL http://web.nbaa.org/public/about/history/
- "National Business Aviation Association Collection," “A Thumbnail Sketch of NBAA,” Fact Sheet #1, June 1, 1974, Folder 5, Box 1, Series 1, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
2.2 Linear Feet (Five manuscript boxes and one half-size manuscript box.)
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) was founded in order to represent the interest of business flying and aircraft operators in the United States. The NBAA collection contains mostly publications such as brochures, pamphlets, bulletins, guides, policies, minutes, reports, programs, press releases as well as correspondence, and photographs.
The National Business Aviation Association Collection is organized in four series:
Series I. History/Organization 0.16 linear ft. (eight folders), 1966-2002.
Arranged alphabetically by topic.
Series II. Annual Meeting/Convention 0.16 linear ft. (five folders), 1957-1991.
Arranged alphabetically by topic.
Series III. Publications 2.5 linear ft. (three manuscript boxes and thirteen folders, one half-size manuscript box), 1957-1984.
Arranged alphabetically by publication title and there within chronologically by date.
Series IV. Various Publications 0.08 linear ft. (five folders), 1968-1995.
Arranged alphabetically by publication title and then chronologically by date.
The National Business Aviation Association Collection is an artificial collection and the archival principle of provenance can not be established because the materials that were found by the processing archivist appeared to have been taken out of other collections and loosely re-assembled by another party.
It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.
Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.
Record Group Code
1 = CAT/Air American Archives
2 = Doolittle Archives
3 = Lighter than Air Archives
4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library
5 = History of Aviation Archives
6 = University Archives
7 = HAC Stacks
8 = WPRL Stacks
9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection
10 = Belsterling Collection
11 = Closed Stacks
12 = Unidentified
13 = Chance Vought Archives
14 = Twirly Birds Archives
Image Format Code
P = Photograph/Postcard
S = Slide
N = Negative
T = Positive Transparency
B = Black and White
C = Color
5 = History of Aviation Archives (HAC)
NBAA = National Business Aviation Association Collection
1 = Box Number
1 = Folder Number
P = Photograph/Postcard
B = Black and White
1 = Image Number
Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.
Note to the Researcher
Where necessary, staples have been removed from the paper materials.
- Aeronautics Awards. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Aeronautics, Commercial Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Aircraft accidents Investigation Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Beech Aircraft Corporation Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Haddaway, George Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- History of Aviation Archives Subject Source: Local sources
- Maintenance Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- National Business Aviation Association Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Radar air traffic control systems Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Technical manuals Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Federal Aviation Agency Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) Collection, 1957-2002
- Patrizia Nava, CA
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- English (eng)
- Edition statement
- First revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2013-05-14. Second revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2015-10-22. Third revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2021-01-22.
- 2013-05-14: 1st revision was a conversion to HTML Format by Patrizia Nava, CA.
- 2015-10-22: Additional materials were found after the collection had been processed in 2007. The items were incorporated into the existing collection and the finding aid has been updated by Patrizia Nava, CA.
- 2021-01-22: 3rd revision was an update of certain style elements of the finding aid by Patrizia Nava, CA.
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