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Eris Swarthout Trans World Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2011-03-25
The collection is comprised of a photograph and a business card relating to Eris Swarthout's 1943-1945 time as a Trans World Airlines (TWA) flight attendant. The black-and-white portrait of Swarthout in her TWA uniform is 4x6". It includes a stamp on the reverse that reads "TWA photo" as well as "Eris Swarthout" written in pen across the top. There is also a TWA business card for "Miss Eris Swarthout" with the job title of "Air Hostess, Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc."


  • 1943-1945


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.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 letter size folder)

Biographical Note: Eris Swarthout

Eris (Swarthout) Donner was born in Chariton, Iowa on May 19, 1923. She obtained an Associates' and Bachelors's degree in Business from Univeristy of Washington. Swarthout worked for Trans World Airlines (TWA) as a Teletype Operator and flew as a stewardess for TWA from 1943-1945. From 1947-1950, she worked for Alaska Airlines as a flight attendant on chartered flights. No further information is known.


Biography derived from collection materials and donor information.

Separated Materials

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

  • 1 set of Trans World Airlines wings



Guide to the Eris Swarthout Trans World Airlines Flight Attendant Collection
Completed - Level 2
Description rules
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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