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Virginia Randall TWA Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2008-09-04B
The Virginia Randall TWA Flight Attendant Collection is a small amount of materials relating to Randall's time as a Trans World Airways (TWA) flight attendant from 1953-1954. The materials were collected by Randall.

The collection contains six (6) portraits of Randall in her TWA uniform. Two (2) of these are are black-and-white, four (4) have been colorized, all are 8x10" and all are digital reprints, not vintage photographs. The rest of the materials are textual and include a logbook (1953-1954) with details about the flights Randall was on; business cards, as "Virginia Van Meter;" and ephemera, including TWA luggage decals, postcards, and a newspaper clipping about Randall's choice to become a stewardess. There are also a few photocopies of pages from an unidentified book and a 1954 National Airlines brochure.


  • 1953-1954


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Use

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.


.02 Cubic Feet (1 letter size folder)

Biographical Note: Virginia (Van Meter) Randall

Virginia (Van Meter) Randall was from Wichita, Kansas. Randall worked as a flight attendant for Trans World Airlines (TWA) based out of St. Louis, Missouri during the 1950s.

No further information is known.


Biography derived from collection material and donor information.

Separated Materials

The following material has been separated from the archival component and is kept in Objects storage:

  • TWA uniform with jacket, hat, and two slips, 1953
  • Metal TWA luggage tag
  • TWA propeller drink stirrers


Guide to the Virginia Randall TWA 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

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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