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Dorie Moore Northwest and Delta Air Lines Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2013-09-17-A
The collection is comprised of primarily textual materials with two DVDs related to Dorie Moore's career as a flight attendant and purser with Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, 2001-2012. The collection has been sorted into two series; Series I: Northwest Airlines materials and Series II: Delta Air Lines materials.

The bulk of the material is in Series I and is from Northwest Airlines and includes a flight attendant manual; blank employee forms, such as crew member declarations and pay sheets; a flight attendant announcement handbook; and Moore's 2001 Purser certificate of completion. It also includes a July 2008 letter from Northwest regarding the pending merger with Delta Air Lines and includes a DVD, "NWA History Video."

Series II, Delta Air Lines materials, includes booklets on flight attendant uniforms and service expectations; instructional materials, such as an evacuation prep list and emergency commands; and a mailer which included a Delta decal, paper airplane pattern, and DVD "Delta - One Great Airline." It also includes a certificate of accomplishment and November 1, 2012 letter from Delta congratulating Moore on her retirement and thanking her for 42 years of service.


  • 2001-2012


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. 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 legal size document box, and 2 DVDs)

Biographical Note: Dorie Moore

Dorie Moore was born in San Francisco, California on October 26, 1949. After college, Moore attended Air West training school and graduated on June 29, 1970. Moore worked as a flight attendant for Hughes Air West, Republic Airlines, and as a flight attendant/purser for Northwest Airlines and later, Delta Airlines, after it merged with Northwest Airlines. She retired on November 1, 2012.


Biography derived from donor information and collection material.

Separated Materials

There are a sizeable amount of materials which have been separated from the archival component and are kept in Object storage, including Delta flight attendant uniforms and accessories, mugs, and ephemera, such as a frisbee, a cooler, and luggage tags. For more information contact us.


Guide to the Dorie Moore Northwest and Delta Air Lines Collection
Completed - Level 2
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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