Civil Aeronautics Program records
018.CAP

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Civil Aeronautics Program records
ID
018.CAP
Date [inclusive]
1917-1943
Extent
1.0 Linear feet 1 record center carton
Language
English
Abstract
In 1938, the Civil Aeronautics Act transferred federal responsibilities for non-military aviation from the Bureau of Air Commerce to a new, independent agency, the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The legislation also gave the authority the power to regulate airline fares and to determine the routes that air carriers would serve. In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt split the authority into two agencies, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). The CAA was responsible for air traffic control, safety programs, and airway development. Michigan State Normal College was selected as a participating University, and offered a small group of students both flight and ground training under administration and direction of the CAA. The  Civil Aeronautics Program records have been divided into four series:  Administration,  Curriculum,  Applications, and  Discipline.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Administrative History

In 1938, the Civil Aeronautics Act transferred federal responsibilities for non-military aviation from the Bureau of Air Commerce to a new, independent agency, the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The legislation also gave the authority the power to regulate airline fares and to determine the routes that air carriers would serve. In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt split the authority into two agencies, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). The CAA was responsible for air traffic control, safety programs, and airway development. Michigan State Normal College was selected as a participating University, and offered a small group of students both flight and ground training.

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Scope and Contents

Michigan State Normal College was selected as a participating University in the Civil Aeronautics program and offered a small group of students both flight and ground training under the administration and direction of the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) from 1939 to 1943.

The Civil Aeronautics Program records have been divided into four series:  Administration,  Curriculum,  Applications, and  Discipline. The Administration series includes materials related to the founding of the program and its operations, such as memos and correspondence, student rosters, finances and contracts, and insurance forms. The Curriculum series includes program materials that were produced in the training of both instructors and students, as well as reports on previous semesters. Records included are weekly reports, grades, coordinator training records, and materials from the Ground Training program. The Applications series includes the physical examination forms and student participant application forms. The Discipline series includes records created as a result of disciplinary action taken against students reported to the CAA, such as discontinuations and washouts.

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Arrangement of Materials

The Civil Aeronautics Program records have been divided into four series:  Administration,  Curriculum,  Applications, and  Discipline.

The Administration series includes materials related to the founding of the program and its operations, such as memos and correspondence, student rosters, finances and contracts, and insurance forms.

The Curriculum series includes program materials that were produced in the training of both instructors and students, as well as reports on previous semesters. Records included are weekly reports, grades, coordinator training records, and materials from the Ground Training program.

The Applications series includes the physical examination forms and student participant application forms.

The Discipline series includes records created as a result of disciplinary action taken against students reported to the CAA, such as discontinuations and washouts.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 January 12

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Revision Description

  2012 April 11

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for research. Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to use through the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Civil Aeronautics Board.

Subject(s)

  • Aeronautics
  • Airports
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State Normal College

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Collection Inventory

Administration 1917-1943 

Scope and Contents

This collection includes items such as ground school grades, rosters, correspondence, and ground school forms.

Rosters 1917-1943 

 1917-1939 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 1

 1942-1943 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 2

Correspondence 1939-1942 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 3-4

Memos 1940-1942 

 1940-1941 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 5

 1941-1942 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 6

Insurance forms 1940-1942 

 1940 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 7

 1941 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 8

 1942 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 9

C.A.A. forms 1939-1940 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 10

Finances 1940-1943 

Supply inventories 1940-1943 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 11

Lodging and Transportation receipts 1942-1943 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 12

Financial Statements 1941 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 13

Contracts 

 1941 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 14

 1942 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 15

Blank forms 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 16

CAA contracts and correspondence 1940-1943 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 17

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Curriculum 

Coordinator training 1940 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 18

Weekly Reports 1943 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 19

Ground Training program 1939-1942 

 1939-1940 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 20

 1940-1941 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 21

 1941-1942 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 22

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Applications 1939-1942 

 1939-1940 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 23

 1940-1941 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 24-25

 1941-1942 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 26-27

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Discipline 1940-1942 

Advisory Board 1942-1943 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 28

Discontinued 1940-1942 

 1940 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 29

 1941 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 30

 1942 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 31

Washouts 1941-1942 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766900)   1 32

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