Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA]


(Record Group 237)
1922-92

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents
  • 237.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 237.2 RECORDS OF THE AERONAUTICS BRANCH AND THE BUREAU OF AIR COMMERCE 1922-38
  • 237.3 RECORDS OF THE CIVIL AERONAUTICS ADMINISTRATION (CAA) 1926-66
  • 237.4 HEADQUARTERS RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION 1926-81
  • 237.4.1 Records of the Office of the Administrator
  • 237.4.2 Records of the Office of the Associate Administrator for Administration
  • 237.4.3 Records of the Office of the Assistant Administrator for International Aviation Affairs
  • 237.4.4 Records of the Office of Policy Development
  • 237.4.5 Records of the Air Traffic Service
  • 237.4.6 Records of the Airports Service
  • 237.4.7 Records of the Flight Standards Service
  • 237.4.8 Records of Office of the Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs
  • 237.5 RECORDS OF CAA/FAA REGIONAL OFFICES 1938-92
  • 237.5.1 Records of the Eastern Region
  • 237.5.2 Records of the Central Region
  • 237.5.3 Records of the Great Lakes Region
  • 237.5.4 Records of the Northwest Region
  • 237.5.5 Records of the Rocky Mountain Region
  • 237.5.6 Records of the Southern Region
  • 237.5.7 Records of the Southwest Region
  • 237.5.8 Records of the Western Region
  • 237.5.9 Records of the Alaskan Region
  • 237.5.10 Records of the Pacific-Asia Region
  • 237.5.11 Records of the International Region
  • 237.6 RECORDS OF CAA/FAA FIELD ACTIVITIES 1955-80 51 lin. ft.
  • 237.6.1 Records of the Mike Monroney Aeronautics Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 237.6.2 Records of the FAA Technical Center
  • 237.7 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL)
  • 237.8 MOTION PICTURES (GENERAL)
  • 237.9 SOUND RECORDINGS (GENERAL)
  • 237.10 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL)
237.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: In the Department of Transportation by the Department of Transportation Act (80 Stat. 932), October 15, 1966.

Predecessor Agencies:

In the Department of Commerce:
  • Aeronautics Branch (1926-34)
  • Bureau of Air Commerce (1934-38)
  • Bureau of Air Mail, Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC, 1934-38)
  • Civil Aeronautics Authority (1938-40)
  • Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA, 1940-58)
  • Civil Aeronautics Board (1940-58)
  • Airways Modernization Board (1957-58)
  • Federal Aviation Agency (1958-67)
Functions: Regulates air commerce. Promotes, encourages, and develops civil aeronautics. Controls the military and civil use of U.S. airspace. Develops, installs, and operates air navigation facilities and air traffic control systems.

Finding Aids: Forrest R. Holdcamper, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Civil Aeronautics Administration," NC 6 (1962); supplement in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Federal Aviation Administration in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government. Records of the Civil Aeronautics Board, RG 197.
Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, RG 255.

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 237.2 RECORDS OF THE AERONAUTICS BRANCH AND THE BUREAU OF AIR COMMERCE
1922-38


History: Aeronautics Branch established in Department of Commerce by the Air Commerce Act of 1926 (44 Stat. 568), May 20, 1926. Redesignated Bureau of Air Commerce, July 1, 1934. Abolished by EO 7959, August 22, 1938, with functions transferred to the newly established Civil Aeronautics Authority. SEE 237.3.

Textual Records: Records of Airways Superintendent William T. Miller, consisting of a subject file, 1936-38; and reports of investigations, 1937-38. Records relating to Amelia Earhart, 1937. Daily weather reports for Jarvis, Howland, and Baker Islands, 1935-36. Records relating to the expedition to and the colonization of Jarvis, Howland, and Baker Islands, 1936-38. Daily logs and reports of the South Pacific Equatorial Survey Party expeditions, 1935-37. Maps and Charts (147 items): U.S. airways, for commercial, military, and airmail flights, showing airfield, beacon, and communication station sites, 1922-38 (62 items). Plans and profiles of intermediate airfields and beacon sites, 1927-38 (78 items). Reservoirs built on Indian reservations considered suitable as seaplane bases, 1924-37 (7 items). SEE ALSO 237.7.

Architectural and Engineering Plans (43 items): Standard plans for airports, 1931-38 (36 items). Plans for an airport wind locator, 1935 (7 items). SEE ALSO 237.7.

Related Records: Additional records of the Aeronautics Branch and the Bureau of Air Commerce among records of the Civil Aeronautics Administration UNDER 237.3. Records of the Bureau of Air Commerce relating to the investigation of the Hindenburg disaster, 1937- 38, in RG 197, Records of the Civil Aeronautics Board. Record copies of publications of the Bureau of Air Commerce in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

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 237.3 RECORDS OF THE CIVIL AERONAUTICS ADMINISTRATION (CAA)
1926-66


History: Civil Aeronautics Authority established as an independent agency by the Civil Aeronautics Act (52 Stat. 973), June 23, 1938, to promote and regulate civil aeronautics, as well as to ensure its safety. Assumed functions transferred from Bureau of Air Commerce (SEE 237.2), August 22, 1938, and from Bureau of Air Mail. Abolished, and superseded in Department of Commerce by the Civil Aeronautics Board (SEE RG 197) and the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), pursuant to Reorganization Plans Nos. III and IV of 1940, both effective June 30, 1940. CAA abolished by act of August 23, 1958 (72 Stat. 810), with functions transferred to the Federal Aviation Agency. SEE 237.1.

Textual Records: Central file, 1926-43. Central subject file, 1944-49. Committee files, 1946-58. Records of the Munitions Board Committee, 1941-50. Records relating to Interdepartmental Air Traffic Control Board meetings, 1941-46. Records relating to airport development and construction, 1938-49. Records of the Assistant to the Administrator for Research relating to medical research, 1939-51. Biweekly progress reports of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) on the North Beach, NY, Airport, 1938-39. Records, 1935-46, of Col. Sumpter Smith, member of an interdepartmental engineering committee, including records relating to the development and construction of Washington National Airport, Washington, DC, 1936-40. Records relating to the Shawnee, OK, Airport, 1943-50. Reports containing highlights of the Development of Civil Landing Areas (DCLA) Program, 1946. Completed forms detailing airport project activities, 1947-48. Records concerning the civilian pilot training program and the war training service, 1939-45. Memorandums of understanding between the CAA, on the one hand, and the army and the navy, on the other, concerning the operation of control towers and radar transit, 1949, 1954. Airport construction reports and special studies, 1952-58. Records related to cartographic records described below, consisting of regional airport construction progress reports, 1941-42; and field notebooks from surveys of an alternate airport for Washington, DC, at Hybla Valley, VA, surveys of Alvin Field, CO, and surveys of beacon sites in western states, 1936-40. Records of the Airport Section of the Editing Division, 1938-39. Correspondence, blueprints, and specifications of the Airports Division relating to the airport development program carried out under the WPA and its successor, the Work Projects Administration, 1935-43. Records of the Office of Airports, including general and project correspondence, specifications and charts, and final construction reports concerning the DCLA and Development of Landing Areas for National Defense (DLAND) Programs, 1941-47; and economic impact analysis reports, 1947-51. Records of the Administrative Coordination Staff including administrative orders, 1949; management surveys, 1947-54; and regional administrators' conference reports, 1946-55. Records of the Aviation Education Staff including correspondence, 1942-51; and education and training bulletins, 1942-52. Records of the Office of the General Counsel including general subject files, 1932-59; and litigation action files, 1957-58. Records of the Office of International Cooperation including correspondence, 1946-66; subject files, 1951-64; administrative files, 1954-59; reports relating to international aviation matters, 1948-61; and reports of the Technical Assistance Division, 1949-62. Organizational files of the Office of Federal Airways, 1953-55. Foreign instrument landing system files of the Office of Air Navigation Facilities, Navigational Aids and Engineering Division, 1953-57. Records of the Program Planning Staff relating to international civil aviation, 1944-51. Correspondence files of the Asian Operations Branch, 1949-59. Correspondence files of the European-African Operations Branch, 1946-61.

Maps and Charts (17,058 items): U.S. airways, showing airfield, beacon, and communication station sites, 1938-41 (11 items). Airline destinations, 1939 (1 item). Plans and profiles of intermediate airfield sites, 1939 (30 items). Plans of airports built with WPA and successor Work Projects Administration funds, 1935-43 (10,200 items), with index. Plans of airports, 1941-47 (6,800 items). Map-illustrated survey of required improvements on Wake and Canton Islands for support of civil transpacific air routes, 1952 (16 items). SEE ALSO 237.7.

Architectural and Engineering Plans (8,024 items): Seaplane landing floats, ramps, and dollies, 1937-40 (7 items). Airport buildings and structures constructed with WPA and successor Work Projects Administration funds, 1935-43 (4,800 items). Airport buildings and structures, 1941-47 (3,200 items). Standard plans for airports and airport buildings, 1940-46 (17 items). SEE ALSO 237.7.

Motion Pictures (3 reels): Patterns in the Sky, High Altitude Traffic Control, and An Answer for Mr. Smith, illustrating CAA functions and activities, 1937.

Photographs: Made or collected by the CAA Photography Branch, illustrating CAA activities and officials, and documenting a general history of aviation (1860-1952), 1943- 52 (P, 5,790 images). Air traffic control installations, facilities, and equipment, 1934-46 (A, R, and RTAT; 2,826 images). SEE ALSO 237.10.

Related Records: Minutes of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, 1938-40, in RG 197, Records of the Civil Aeronautics Board. Record copies of publications of the Civil Aeronautics Administration in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

Subject Access Terms: Coolidge, Calvin (photographs of); Earhart, Amelia (photographs of); Hindenberg (photographs of); Kitty Hawk, NC (photographs of); Lindbergh, Charles (photographs of); Rogers, Will (photographs of); Roosevelt, Franklin D. (photographs of); Truman, Harry S. (photographs of); Wilson, Woodrow (photographs of); Yankee Clipper (photographs of).

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 237.4 HEADQUARTERS RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
1926-81

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 237.4.1 Records of the Office of the Administrator

Textual Records: Correspondence and subject files, 1959-81 (170 ft.). Project files, 1959-71. Monthly reports of FAA activities, 1959-62. Organizational planning files, 1942-80. Executive committee files, 1975-77. Records relating to a study of the administration of Wake Island, 1973. Records of the Defense Coordination Staff including records of Project Friendship, 1961-63. Correspondence and reports of the Interagency Group on International Aviation, 1960-63.

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 237.4.2 Records of the Office of the Associate Administrator for Administration

Textual Records: Records of the Office of Management Services including directives case files 1956-64; management analysis project files, 1962-73; records relating to management and technical problems, 1960-62; and records relating to a study of air traffic controllers, 1961. Management project files of the Management Analysis Division, Office of Management Services, 1956-79. Records of the Information and Statistics Division, Office of Management Services, including correspondence and subject files (1918-68), 1960-68; records relating to aircraft operations at CAA/FAA control towers, 1926-62; inactive work charts and transmittals relating to the management information manual, 1963-70; and dial charts relating to aviation accidents, 1968-70. Records of the Office of Personnel and Training including correspondence, reports, and studies, 1971-74; personnel and training directives, 1979; background files, 1957-61; and records relating a survey of FAA Academy attendees and the Presidential Task Force on Career Advancement, 1964-66. Records of the Office of Budget including budget estimates and related records, 1938-72; and reprogramming requests, 1959-61.

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 237.4.3 Records of the Office of the Assistant Administrator for International Aviation Affairs

Textual Records: International relations county files, 1957-65. Reports relating to international aviation hearings, 1961-68. Records relating to international aviation policy, 1965-69. Records of the International Programs and Policy Division including subject files, 1945-64; political affairs and bilateral agreements files, 1968; and country files, 1969. Records of the Civil Aviation Assistance Group, Karachi, Pakistan, 1955-65.

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 237.4.4 Records of the Office of Policy Development

Textual Records: International air transportation policy reports, 1961-63.

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 237.4.5 Records of the Air Traffic Service

Textual Records: Project files, 1963-66. Management policy files, 1962-66. Subject files, 1968. Air traffic management files, 1957-66. Airport airspace analysis case files, 1959-67. Records relating to the Parallel Instrument Landing System (ILS) project and holding pattern procedures, 1960-62. Records relating to air traffic terminal procedures, 1963-82.

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 237.4.6 Records of the Airports Service

Textual Records: Advisory circular case files, 1961-84. Records relating to the international airports program, 1957-63.

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 237.4.7 Records of the Flight Standards Service

Textual Records: Records of the Supersonic Transport Airworthiness and Operations Committee, 1960-67. Records relating to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), 1944-67. Installation manuals for the Semi-Automatic Flight Inspection System, 1963. Pilot and aircraft handbooks, 1955-61.

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 237.4.8 Records of Office of the Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs

Photographs: Made or collected by the FAA Public Affairs Office, documenting the impact of aviation on American life (1903-1995), 1958-80 (G, 8,500 images). SEE ALSO 237.10.

Slides: Commercial, general, and military aviation (1800-1984), 1966-80 (S, 3,320 images). Agency activities and aviation history (1900-84), 1955-75 (SH, 435 images). SEE ALSO 237.10.

Motion Pictures: Activities and authority of the FAA in regulating air travel, 1957-73 (19 reels). SEE ALSO 237.8.

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 237.5 RECORDS OF CAA/FAA REGIONAL OFFICES
1938-92


History: Established, May 1, 1938, by consolidation of the Bureau of Air Commerce field offices.

1938-53

Region Headquarters Jurisdiction
1 Newark, NJ (1938-40) CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA,
New York, NY (1940-50) NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT,
Jamaica, NY (1950-53) VA, WV
2 Atlanta, GA AL, FL, GA, LA (east only, 1945-46), MS, NC, SC, TN
3 Chicago, IL (1938-49) IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, ND,
Park Ridge, IL (1949) OH, WI
4 Fort Worth, TX AR, LA (all, 1938-44; west only, 1945-46; all, 1947-53), NM, OK, TX
5 Kansas City, KS (1938-49) CO, IA, KS, MO, NE, SD,
Kansas City, MO (1949-53) WY
6 Los Angeles, CA AZ, CA, NV, UT
7 Seattle, WA ID, MT, OR, WA
8 Anchorage, AK AK
9 Honolulu, HI (1945-53) HI, Pacific Ocean Area


1953-62

Region Headquarters Jurisdiction
1 Jamaica, NY CT, DE, DC, KY, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV
2 Fort Worth, TX AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, CZ, PR, VI, Swan Island
3 Kansas City, MO IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI
4 Los Angeles, CA AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY
5 Anchorage, AK AK
6 Honolulu, HI HI, GU, Canton and Wake Islands


International Washington, DC

1963-71

Region Headquarters Jurisdiction
Eastern Jamaica, NY CT, DE, DC, KY, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV
Southern Atlanta, GA AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN, PR, VI, CZ, Swan Island
Southwest Fort Worth, TX AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
Central Kansas City, MO IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, ND, SD, WI
Western Los Angeles, CA AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Alaskan Anchorage, AK AK
Pacific Honolulu, HI AS, HI, GU, Wake Island
Europe-Africa-
Middle East
Brussels, Belgium  


1971-82

Region Headquarters Jurisdiction
Eastern Jamaica, NY DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
Central Kansas City, MO IA, KS, MO, NE
Great Lakes Des Plaines, IL IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
New England Burlington, MA CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Northwest Seattle, WA ID, OR, WA
Rocky Mountain Aurora, CO CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY
Southern Atlanta, GA AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, PR
Southwest Fort Worth, TX AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
Western Los Angeles, CA AZ, CA, NV
Alaskan Anchorage, AK AK
Pacific-Asia Honolulu, HI HI, Pacific Ocean Area
Europe-Africa-
Middle East
Brussels, Belgium  


1982-

Region Headquarters Jurisdiction
Eastern Jamaica, NY DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
Central Kansas City, MO IA, KS, MO, NE
Great Lakes Des Plaines, IL IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, ND, SD, WI
New England Burlington, MA CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Northwest Mountain Seattle, WA CO, ID, MT, OR, UT, WA, WY
Southern Atlanta, GA AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, PR
Southwest Fort Worth, TX AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
Western-Pacific Los Angeles, CA AZ, CA, HI, NV
Alaskan Anchorage, AK AK
Europe-Africa-
Middle East
Brussels, Belgium  

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 237.5.1 Records of the Eastern Region

History: Established as Region 1, 1938. Redesignated Eastern Region, 1963. Divided into New England Region and Eastern Region, 1971, with Eastern Region regaining jurisdiction over DE, DC, NJ, NY, PA, VA, and WV.

Textual Records (in New York): Airport airspace analysis case files, 1971-74. Project Focus management analysis and survey project files, 1963-64.

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 237.5.2 Records of the Central Region

History: Established as Region 5 (Kansas City), 1938. Consolidated with Region 3 (Chicago/Park Ridge) to form new Region 3 (Kansas City), 1953. Redesignated Central Region, 1963. Divided into Great Lakes Region and Central Region, 1971, with Central Region retaining jurisdiction over IA, KS, MO, and NE.

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Interdepartmental Air Traffic Control Board subcommittee minutes, 1944-46. Historical reference file, 1953-56. Records of conferences, 1963-71. Reorganization plans, 1968-69. Organization planning files, 1961-71. Directives case files, 1962-74.

Charts (12 items, in Kansas City): Graphs, charts, and tables removed from the historical reference file, 1953-56. SEE ALSO 237.7.

Sound Recordings (7 items, in Kansas City): Interdepartmental Air Traffic Control Board Subcommittee meetings, 1944-46.

Photographs (32 images, in Kansas City): Regional conferences, 1963-71. SEE ALSO 237.10.

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 237.5.3 Records of the Great Lakes Region

History: Established as Region 3 (Chicago/Park Ridge), 1938. Consolidated with Region 5 (Kansas City) to form new Region 3 (Kansas City), 1953. Region 3 redesignated Central Region, 1963. Split into new Central Region and Great Lakes Region, 1971, with Great Lakes Region having jurisdiction over IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. Acquired jurisdiction over ND and SD from abolished Rocky Mountain Region, 1982.

Textual Records (in Chicago): Airport airspace analysis case files, 1963-79. Organization planning files, 1970-72. Air traffic management correspondence, 1979. Airspace rulemaking project files, 1972-78.

Chart (1 item): Radio navigation facilities in Region 3, 1939. SEE ALSO 237.7.

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 237.5.4 Records of the Northwest Region

History: Established as Region 7 (Seattle), 1938. Consolidated with Region 6 (Los Angeles) and parts of Region 4 (Fort Worth) and Region 5 (Kansas City) to form new Region 4 (Los Angeles), 1953. Region 4 redesignated Western Region, 1963. Divided into Western, Rocky Mountain, and Northwest Regions, 1971, with Northwest Region having jurisdiction over ID, OR, and WA. Consolidated with Rocky Mountain Region to form Northwest Mountain Region, 1982.

Textual Records (in Seattle): Management project files, 1974-78. Directives case files, 1971-75. Airport airspace analysis case files, 1982-84. Airspace rulemaking project files, 1981. Labor relations arbitration case files, 1974-78, 1981-83. Airspace dockets, 1983-84. Organizational planning files, 1981-83. Public relations files, 1984-88.

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 237.5.5 Records of the Rocky Mountain Region

History: Initially divided among Region 3 (Chicago/Park Ridge), Region 5 (Kansas City), Region 6 (Los Angeles), and Region 7 (Seattle), 1938. Consolidated as parts of new Region 3 (Kansas City) and new Region 4 (Los Angeles), 1953, redesignated Central and Western Regions, 1963. Separately constituted as Rocky Mountain Region, 1971, with jurisdiction over CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY. Consolidated with Northwest Region to form Northwest Mountain Region, 1982.

Textual Records: Airport airspace analysis case files, 1960-73 (in Seattle). Records of the Denver Airport District Office including airport airspace analysis case files, 1962-70 (in Denver). Airport analysis cases, 1973-75 (in Denver). Sensitive obstruction and airport files, 1971-75 (in Denver). Airspace rulemaking project files, 1971-81 (in Seattle).

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 237.5.6 Records of the Southern Region

History: Established as Region 2 (Atlanta), 1938. Consolidated with Region 4 (Fort Worth) to form new Region 2 (Fort Worth), 1953. Divided into Southwest and Southern Regions, 1963, with Southern Region having jurisdiction over AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, and TN, as well as CZ, PR, VI, and Swan Island. Acquired KY from Eastern Region, 1971.

Textual Records (in Atlanta, except as noted): Central files, 1938-52. Office files (in Fort Worth) of the regional administrators for Atlanta, 1945-53, and Fort Worth, 1940-53. Records of the Office of Public Affairs, consisting of employee newsletter "Intercom" and related records, 1963-69; records relating to the FAA magazine Horizons, 1962-66; FAA Washington news releases, 1961-68; Department of Transportation news releases, 1968-70; and special project files, 1961-70. Records of the Management Systems Division, consisting of central files, 1961-83; data processing management files, 1982-85; work measurement files, 1982-85; directive case files, 1962-76; project case files, 1976-81; records relating to Projects Focus, 1963-64, and Score, 1962-65; records relating to staffing validation studies, 1965- 69; labor relations arbitration case files, 1973-79; airport airspace analysis files, 1981; and records of the Budget and Management Branch of the Atlanta area office, 1966-69. Central files of the Air Carrier Branch of the Flight Standards Division, 1964-69. Program case files of the Airways Facilities Division and predecessor units, 1956-62. Case files of the Air Traffic Division relating to airport airspace analysis, 1956-76; and directives, 1962-71. Contract appeal case files of the Regional Counsel, 1973.

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 237.5.7 Records of the Southwest Region

History: Established as Region 4 (Fort Worth), 1938. Consolidated with Region 2 (Atlanta) to form new Region 2 (Fort Worth), 1953. Region 2 divided into Southern and Southwest Regions, 1963, with Southwest Region having jurisdiction over AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX.

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Correspondence with members of Congress, 1960-68. Records relating to regional directors' conferences, 1968-74. Minutes of the regional director's staff meetings, 1966-71. Minutes of meetings of local coordination committees, 1962-75; and of the Southwest Regional Facilities Review Board, 1962-82. Records of the regional counsel, 1959-76; the Houston area counsel, 1965-71; the public affairs officer, 1956-70; and the program evaluation office, 1965-68. Records relating to organization and staffing, 1961-64. Records of the Management Analysis Division, consisting of records of the division director, 1956-77; and case files on canceled issuances, 1964-81. Records of the Airways Facilities Division, consisting of directives case files, 1972-77; and records of the Maintenance Operations Branch, 1964-69. Records of the Flight Standards Division, consisting of records of the division director, 1959- 66; directives case files, 1962-74; records of the Manufacturing Inspection Section, 1962-65; records of the Air Carrier Branch, 1959-63; and records of the General Aviation District Office, Dallas, TX, 1963-65. Directives case files of the Traffic Division, 1973-77. Office files of the sector chief of the Airways Facilities Sector Field Office, Farmington, NM, 1970-74. Office files of the tower chief of the Combined Station/Tower, Farmington, NM, 1970-74.

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 237.5.8 Records of the Western Region

History: Established as Region 6 (Los Angeles), 1938. Consolidated with Region 7 (Seattle) and parts of Region 4 (Fort Worth) and Region 5 (Kansas City) to form new Region 4 (Los Angeles), 1953. Redesignated Western Region, 1963. Divided into Rocky Mountain, Northwest, and Western Regions, 1971, with Western Region retaining jurisdiction over AZ, CA, and NV. Consolidated with Pacific-Asia Region to form Western-Pacific Region, 1982.

Textual Records (in Los Angeles, except as noted): General correspondence, 1971. Press releases, 1970-92. Cases concerning unsatisfactory airport conditions, 1960-71. Airport airspace analysis case files, 1969- 87. Directives case files, 1955-77. Records of the Air Traffic Division concerning terminal control areas, 1969-70. Management project files of the Manpower Division, 1962-82. Organization planning files, Seattle District Office, 1958-69 (in Seattle).

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 237.5.9 Records of the Alaskan Region

History: Established as Region 8, 1938. Redesignated Region 5 in consolidation of 1953. Became Alaskan Region, 1963.

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Canceled directives, 1940-70. Legislative history files, 1972-73. Administrative policy and organization planning case files, 1970-74. General Aviation Industry Advisory Committee records, 1966-71. Management program records, 1972-74. Management program correspondence, 1960-65. Directives management case files, 1964-69.

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 237.5.10 Records of the Pacific-Asia Region

History: Established as Region 9 (Honolulu), 1938. Redesignated Region 6, 1953. Redesignated Pacific Region, 1963. Redesignated Pacific-Asia Region, 1971, with jurisdiction over HI and Pacific Ocean Area. Consolidated with Western Region to form Western- Pacific Region, 1982.

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Correspondence of the regional administrator, 1946-52. Regional planning and evaluation files, 1940-62. Overseas planning files, 1943-56. Master copies of regional publications, 1947-50. Directives case files, 1960-65. Inactive directives case records, 1960-72. Airport analysis case files, AS and HI, 1960-79.

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 237.5.11 Records of the International Region

Textual Records: Records of the International District Office, Fort Worth, 1949-57 (in Fort Worth). Records of the International Field Office, San Francisco, 1947-56 (in San Francisco).

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 237.6 RECORDS OF CAA/FAA FIELD ACTIVITIES
1955-80
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 237.6.1 Records of the Mike Monroney Aeronautics Center, Oklahoma
City, OK


History: Established as the CAA Aeronautics Center at Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma City, OK, June 1946, to provide CAA employees with technical training; and to store, assemble, and ship technical equipment needed as aids to air navigation. Renamed the Mike Monroney Aeronautics Center, 1979.

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Office files of the Chief Counsel, 1961-68. Project case files, 1967-69. Management project case files, 1960-84. Directives management case files, 1972, 1974, 1976-80. Office files of the chief of the Supply Management Branch, 1955- 65. Records relating to sonic boom structural testing, 1963-64. Management survey files, 1980-84. Training files, 1963-86, 1989.

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 237.6.2 Records of the FAA Technical Center

History: Established as the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center, Atlantic City, NJ, 1963. Renamed the Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center, 1980.

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Policy planning files, 1975- 79. Directives case files, 1960-81. Technical reports, and project files, 1958-72.

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 237.7 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL)

SEE Maps and Charts UNDER 237.2 and 237.3.
SEE Charts UNDER 237.5.2 and 237.5.3.
SEE Architectural and Engineering Plans UNDER 237.2 and 237.3.

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 237.8 MOTION PICTURES (GENERAL)

SEE Motion Pictures UNDER 237.3 and 237.4.8.

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 237.9 SOUND RECORDINGS (GENERAL)

SEE Sound Recordings UNDER 237.5.2.

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 237.10 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL)

SEE Photographs UNDER 237.3, 237.4.8, and 237.5.2.
SEE Slides UNDER 237.4.8.

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Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
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