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Doris Hanson Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021-06-25-A
The Doris Hanson Flight Attendant Collection is a small collection consisting of materials related to Hanson's career as a flight attendant. She worked as a flight attendand for Western Airlines from 1956-1959 and in Communications for Pan Am in 1954, but other airlines are represented in the collection as well.

Materials related Hanson's work with Western Airlines include: "The Californian Champagne Flights" menu used as postcard, 1957; a 1959 ticket; a business card/badge for Doris M. Jensen; and a Western Airlines poster for Alaska. Materials documenting her work with Pan Am include two black-and-white 8x10" photographs of Hanson and her twin sister Dolores working in Communications, 1954. Other materials include a Hughes Airwest ticket, 1974; a business card for Edward J. Franzen, flight engineer, Pacific Southwest Airlines; a copy of Pictorial California magazine, 1958; and a Pacific Southwest Airlines poster for the Pacific Northwest.


  • 1957-1974


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.


.1 Cubic Feet (1 legal sized folder, 1 oversize folder)

Separated Materials

Various Western Airlines flight attendant uniform pieces and serviceware were transferred to the Objects collection. For more information contact us.
Guide to the Doris Hanson Flight Attendant Collection
Completed - Level 1
N. Davis
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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