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Georgia Griffin McDonald Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2008-08-03-A
The Georgia Griffin McDonald Flight Attendant Collection is comprised of textual materials collected during McDonald's nearly 20 year career as a flight attendant with several airlines, from 1966-1984.

Materials include stewardess' manuals for West Coast Airlines (1966) and Republic Airlines (1984), which also include sections focused on uniform regulations and professional appearance; labor agreements from Hughes AirWest, Republic Airlines, and West Coast Airlines (circa 1967-1983); and two (2) AirWest "Reserved/Occupied" seat signs.


  • 1966-1984


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research but has not been fully processed. Access to the collection may be limited or may require additional processing time. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.40 Cubic Feet (1 full-width letter size document box)

Biographical Note: Georgia Griffin McDonald

Georgia Griffin McDonald was born October 17, 1944 in Ontario, Oregon. McDonald was a flight attendant for West Coast Airlines from 1965-1968, AirWest Airlines from 1968-1971, Hughes Airwest from 1971-1977, and Republic Airlines from 1984-1985.

Separated Materials

The following items have been separated from the archival component and are kept in Objects storage:

Hughes Airwest (circa 1971-1977)
  • One serving Smock (orange and blue), 1972
  • One yellow hat with ribbon trim, 1972
  • One yellow uniform dress, 1972
  • One yellow uniform jacket (matching dress), 1972
  • One yellow quilted pea coat
  • One yellow suitcase (matches yellow uniform)
  • One blue service smock, 1977
  • One pair blue leather gloves, 1977
  • One blue and orange neck scarf, 1977
  • One multicolored neck scarf, 1975
  • One blue uniform skirt
  • One pair blue uniform pants
  • One blue uniform jacket
  • One long sleeve yellow uniform blouse
  • One short sleeved yellow uniform blouse
West Coast Airlines (donor started in 1965)
  • One black wool trench coat
  • Two uniform blouses, black (winter)
  • One black uniform jacket
  • Two black uniform skirts
  • One black uniform hat
  • Two teal uniform dresses, 1968
  • One teal trench coat, 1968
  • One teal uniform hat, 1968
  • One small round suitcase (white)
AirWest Airlines (circa 1968-1971)
  • Brown and teal uniform dress
  • Teal uniform jacket worn with previous dress
  • Orange and mustard uniform dress
  • Mustard uniform jacket
  • Blue and green uniform dress
  • Green uniform jacket
  • Blue/brown serving smock
  • Orange/Mustard serving smock
  • Green/blue serving smock
  • Multicolored serving smock (could be worn with all three uniforms)
  • Beige overcoat (could be worn with all uniforms)
  • Plaid overcoat (could be worn with all uniforms)
Hughes Airwest (circa 1977)
  • Beige uniform skirt
  • Beige uniform pants
  • Beige uniform dress
  • Beige uniform vest
  • Striped short-sleeve uniform blouse
  • Short-sleeved blue uniform blouse
  • Floral uniform vest
  • Two beige uniform jackets
  • Brown Hughes Airwest suitcase
Republic Airlines (circa 1984-1985)
  • Two pairs navy uniform pants
  • Maroon serving smock
  • Two navy uniform jackets
  • Two navy uniform jumper dress
  • Maroon and blue belt worn with jumper dress
  • Two long-sleeve uniform blouses, cream
  • Two short-sleeve uniform blouses, cream
  • Maroon uniform vest
  • Navy uniform vest
  • Navy uniform skirt
  • Navy gloves
  • Three maroon ties
  • Two maroon ribbon neckties
  • Maroon and navy square silk scarf
  • Navy trench coat (lightweight)
  • Reversable maroon/navy rain hat
  • Navy wool trench coat
  • Tie/strap for lightweight trench coat
  • Leather travel bag

Processing Information

This collection has not been fully processed.


Guide to the Georgia Griffin McDonald Flight Attendant Collection
Completed - Level 1
J. Parent
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

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Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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