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Pan American World Airways, Inc

 Organization

Historical Note

Pan American World Airways, known from its founding until 1950 as Pan American Airways and commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal and largest international air carrier in the United States from 1927 until its collapse on December 4, 1991.

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Catherine Bliss Pan American World Airways timetables

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 1987-07-13
Contents of the Collection This small collection is comprised of two Pan American Airways timetables titled "The Air-Way to Havana" for flights from Key West, Florida to Cuba in the late 1920's. Timetables are printed in color and feature black and white exterior and interior images of a Pan American Airways Fokker F.VIIa Trimotor, eight of which were used for this flight service.

Arthur Wayne Byron Airline Pilot Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2009-06-05
Contents of the Collection The Arthur Wayne Byron Airline Pilot Collection is comprised of primarily textual materials with some photographs that document Byron's commercial pilot career with Western Airlines and Delta Airlines. Materials date from mid-1940s through the 1980s.Textual materials include pilot logs dating from 1955-1987; organizational records for Western Airlines, including documents related to the merger of Western Airlines and Pacific Northern Airlines in 1967, as well as the merger of...

William Hough "Bill" Cook Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-10-26
Abstract The William Hough “Bill” Cook, Jr. Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia pertaining to the life and work of Bill Cook, Jr. A significant portion of this collection is made up of correspondence, both personal and professional. Major topics include the Boeing high speed wind tunnel, the B-29, B-47, and B-17 bombers, the development of the YC-14 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft, and research on supersonic transport.

Marilyn (Chittick) Deel Pan Am Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2012-08-02
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of materials, including scrapbook pages and loose photographs as well as two clippings, related to Marilyn (Chittick) Deel and her time as a flight attendant and purser for Pan American World Airways (Pan Am), 1959-1961. The bulk of the collection are the scrapbook pages. The pages are black paper and primarily hold photographs using photo corners, tape, and/or glue. It also holds a few pieces of ephemera in the form of correspondence and clippings. Pages...

Robert Dempster Airline Ephemera Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2012-03-28
Contents of the Collection The Robert Dempster Airline ephemera is a small collection comprised of assorted airline schedules/timetables and safety cards ranging from the 1950s through the 1980s. The collection also contains a poster for a parade for Astronaut Dick Gordon through Seattle, Washington in 1966.

Muriel McAllister Dunn Pan American Airways Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 1999-08-17
Contents of the Collection The Muriel McAllister Dunn Pan American Airways Flight Attendant Collection is a small collection comprised of textual materials relating to Dunn's 1953-1957 flight attendant career with Pan American World Airways (Pan Am). The materials were collected by Dunn during her employment and include correspondence discussing stewardess requirements; employee training materials, including a manual that includes sections on meal service, DC-6 and DC-7 aircraft information, meteorology, and...

W. Scott Handley South American Pan Air Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 1986-02-17
Contents of the Collection This small collection is comprised of a folder advertising "PanAir Do Brasil, S. A." with information on passenger and airmail service in Brazil provided through the Pan American Airways System, dated April 1, 1939. The folder may have been provided to passengers on flights to or from Brazilian cities. Included with folder is a few sheets of PanAir stationery.

Doris Hanson Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021-06-25-A
Content Description The Doris Hanson Flight Attendant Collection is a small collection consisting of materials related to Hanson's career as a flight attendant. She worked as a flight attendand for Western Airlines from 1956-1959 and in Communications for Pan Am in 1954, but other airlines are represented in the collection as well. Materials related Hanson's work with Western Airlines include: "The Californian Champagne Flights" menu used as postcard, 1957; a 1959 ticket; a business card/badge...

Esther (Hutchings) Hebrew Western Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2021-12-10
Contents of the Collection The Esther (Hutchings) Hebrew Western Airlines Flight Attendant Collection consists of textual and visual materials gathered by Hebrew during her career as a stewardess for Western Airlines (WAL) in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The materials illuminate the work and life of flight attendants in the mid-twentieth century. The collection is organized in two series: Western Airlines career-related materials and other airlines. There are several files of textual materials related to...

Tandy C. Hennings Collection of E. Scott Osler Materials

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-07-08
Abstract: The Tandy C. Hennings Collection of E. Scott Osler Materials are comprised of photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence collected by Hennings concerning commercial pilot, flight engineer, and test pilot E. Scott Osler. Also included is the biography of Osler that Hennings wrote using these materials.

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