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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 13-143

National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director

Centennial of Flight Commission Records, 1998-2004

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Title: Centennial of Flight Commission Records
Dates: 1998-2004
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 13-143
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the United States Centennial of Flight Commission. The Centennial of Flight Commission was created on November 13, 1998, by the Centennial of Flight Commemoration Act. The purpose of the Commission was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright's flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903. The Commission was responsible for providing recommendations and advice to the President, the Congress, and federal agencies on the most effective ways to encourage and promote national and international participation and sponsorships in commemoration of the centennial of powered flight. These records were created and maintained by Donald Davenport Engen, Director of the National Air and Space Museum, 1996-1999, and John R. Dailey, Director of the National Air and Space Museum, 2000- , who served as members of the Commission in turn. Materials include correspondence, meeting materials, reports, briefing documents, event planning materials, copies of legislative documents, images, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the United States Centennial of Flight Commission. The Centennial of Flight Commission was created on November 13, 1998, by the Centennial of Flight Commemoration Act. The purpose of the Commission was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright's flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903. The Commission was responsible for providing recommendations and advice to the President, the Congress, and federal agencies on the most effective ways to encourage and promote national and international participation and sponsorships in commemoration of the centennial of powered flight. These records were created and maintained by Donald Davenport Engen, Director of the National Air and Space Museum, 1996-1999, and John R. Dailey, Director of the National Air and Space Museum, 2000- , who served as members of the Commission in turn. Materials include correspondence, meeting materials, reports, briefing documents, event planning materials, copies of legislative documents, images, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 4/4/2013 memorandum, Wright to Frank; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-143, National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director, Centennial of Flight Commission Records

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Container List

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Centennial of Flight Commission, 1998-1999

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Centennial of Flight Commission, 2000-2002 (2 folders)

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Centennial of Flight Commission, 2003 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

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United States Centennial of Flight Commission: Final Report for the Centennial of Flight Commission, March 2004

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Centennial of Flight Film, 2000-2001

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Centennial of Flight Commission Correspondence, 1998-1999

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Centennial of Flight Commission Correspondence, 2000

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Centennial of Flight Commission Correspondence, 2002

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Centennial of Flight Commission, December 18, 1998

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Centennial of Flight Commission, March 21, 2000

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Centennial of Flight Commission, June 19, 2000

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Centennial of Flight Commission, September 12, 2000

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Centennial of Flight Commission, January 17, 2001

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Centennial of Flight Commission, January 30, 2001

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Centennial of Flight Commission, October 24, 2002

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Centennial of Flight Commission, January 29, 2003

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First Flight Centennial Commission, August 15, 2003

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First Flight Centennial Commission, November 25, 2003

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Centennial of Flight Commission - Meeting Materials, 2000-2004 (2 folders) (Accession 18-216)

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