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Peggy Eckert Verger United Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2008-07-30
The Peggy Eckert Verger United Airlines Flight Attendant Collection is comprised of photographs and textual materials gathered by Verger during her 36-year flight attendant career with United Airlines (UAL), 1966-2003.

The bulk of the collection is textual materials including Verger's UAL service record (1966-1977); financial records, such as paystubs and receipts; employee recognication letters; Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) labor agreements and membership cards; and UAL manuals, including checklists and uniform and personal appearance regulations. There are also UAL Air Atlas maps (1965-1977), Flight Attendant in-flight announcement booklets, and menus, inlcuding one special Thanksgiving menu. Additional materials include a small amount of aircraft industry publications, such as Mainliner and Passenger and In-Flight Service. Assorted ephemera such as a 1967 “Stik-a-State” activity booklet for children, coat tags for seats, and a UAL office key card are also present.

There is a small amount of both color and black-and-white photographs in a variety of sizes, including a large panoramic group portrait of flight attendants in front of a Boeing 747. The bulk of the photographs do not include identifying information but a couple do have handwritten numbers on the back of the image. Many of the images are portraits, but some are more casual. Quite a few appear to be publicity shots featuring UAL uniforms and personnel. Additionally, there are a handful of images showing Peggy Eckert at her stewardess school graduation (1966) and in flight, circa 1968.


  • 1965-2003


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.


.70 Cubic Feet (1 full-width legal size document box,1 half-width letter size document box, and 1 oversize folder)

Biographical Note

Peggy Eckert Verger was born in Rochester, New York on November 3, 1943. She graduated from United Airlines (UAL) Stewardess School on June 22, 1966. Verger served as a flight attendant for UAL from 1966-2003.


Biography derived from donor information and collection materials.

Separated Materials

The following item has been removed from the archival component and is kept in the Library:

  • Book - High Horizons by Frank J. Taylor

This collection also has many materials within Objects storage, including United Airlines flight attendant uniform pieces and objects, such as nametags, pins, and toys. For a detailed list, please contact us.

Processing Information

This collection has not been fully processed.


Guide to the Peggy Eckert Verger United Airlines 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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