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United Airlines

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1931-

Historical Note

United Airlines, Inc., commonly referred to as United, is a major United States airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. United was established by the joining of several airlines in the late 1920s, the oldest of these being Varney Air Lines, which was founded in 1926. A short time later, in 1931, the airline began operations as United Air Lines. The airline merged with Continental Airlines in 2010, making it one of the world's largest airlines with hundreds of domestic and international destinations.

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

William E. Boeing Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-10-06-B
Abstract William E. Boeing, Sr. (1881-1956) was an aviation pioneer and founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The collection holds textual materials, such as correspondence, philately, business-related materials, clippings, and ephemera, as well as photographs and illustrations related to his personal and business life, circa 1783-2008. Major areas of interest include family photographs and extensive personal and business-related correspondence.

George Leslie Boyd Pilot Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2023-10-24-A
Contents of the Collection The George Leslie Boyd Pilot Collection is comprised of Boyd’s personal pilot logbooks, assorted certifications and licenses, notes, as well as photographs related to Boyd’s time as a pilot with the United States Army Air Corps as well as United Airlines. The collection materials date from 1927 to 1967.The largest segment of materials in the collection are Boyd’s fifteen pilot logbooks. The logbooks begin in 1927 when Boyd first began his training as a pilot at the U.S. Air Service...

Dave M. Carver Pilot Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2023-11-03
Contents of the Collection The Dave M. Carver Pilot Collection is a small collection consisting of textual materials related to Carver's career as a pilot with United Airlines. Included are a business card for him from his time as a United Captain and a program from his memorial service in 2018.

Commercial Airlines Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-00-00-23
Abstract The Commercial Airlines Collection is an artificial collection comprised of textual, visual, and audiovisual materials of commercial airlines from around the world, 1910s-2020s.

Ethyl Y. Dale Airman's World Annotated Book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 1982-02-11-A
Content Description The Ethyl Y. Dale Airman's World Annotated Book is a small collection consisting of one book that Dale used as a travel diary from 1932-1969. The book is a copy of Airman's World published by William Morrow in New York in 1933. Dale recorded all the flights she took throughout the pages of the book. She noted, around the margins of the pages, the origins and destinations of her flights, occassionally recorded the...

Floyd R. Daniel Boeing Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2010-01-20
Contents of the Collection The Floyd R. Daniel Boeing Collection is comprised of materials relating to Daniel’s 26-year career as photographer and videographer at the Boeing Company. The collection primarily consists of photographic materials and assorted documents relating to Daniel’s career, as well as seven films, all ranging from the late 1920s to early 1960s.The photographs, which are comprised of 95 black-and-white prints, nine color prints, 22 negatives, and three transparencies, consist of official...

Simonne Fleury Dickinson United Airlines Flight Attendant Photograph Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2018-11-20
Contents of the Collection The Simonne Fleury Dickinson United Airlines Flight Attendant Photographs Collection consists of six black-and-white photographs of United Airlines Flight attendants with descriptions. These photographs, taken by the United Airlines News Divison, were given to Dickinson to use as publicity during her time as the Director of Foreign Travel at AAA Washington.

Johnny Dingle Boeing 247D Restoration Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2023-05-10
Contents of the Collection The Johnny Dingle Boeing 247D Restoration Scrapbook is comprised of a single photograph album with photographs, clippings, and printed ephemera that documents the restoration of The Museum of Flight's Boeing 247D (NC13347) "The City of Renton." The album holds 86 photographic prints and additional digital prints, clippings, and assorted pieces of ephemera. The album was likely compiled by Johnny Dingle, who was a founding member of The Museum of Flight and a pilot of the Boeing 247D.

Jack H. Frazelle Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2015-08-17
Contents of the Collection The Jack H. Frazelle Collection is comprised of photographs and textual materials collected by and/or given to Jack H. Frazelle during his 20+ year career as Assistant Manager of Boeing Field. Materials range from the 1910s to the 1980s.The collection includes assorted photographs, both in color and black-and-white, depicting aircraft, both in flight and on the ground; Boeing facilities; and one image of the Graf Zeppelin in a hangar in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Some of the photographs...

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...

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