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Edward Doelker Northwest Airlines Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2023-09-19
The Edward Doelker Northwest Airlines Collection is comprised of textual materials collected by Edward Doelker during his career in equipment services for Northwest Airlines (NWA), 1961-1997. The bulk of the collection is personnel records, including work-related correspondence, performance appraisals and certificates of commendation, grievance claims and appeals, and Northwest Airline company policies. There is also a small amount of NWA ephemera, including luggage tags, a notepad, and a Northwest Orient airlines magazine advertisement.


  • 1961-1997, undated


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.


.2 Cubic Feet (one 2-inch letter size document box)

Separated Materials

The following items have been separated from the archival componenent and are kept in the Commercial Airlines Collection:
  • Safety cards for Braniff 727, Hughes Airwest DC-9
  • Timetables; Northwest Airlines, 1979; Braniff Airways, 1982; Repulic Airways, 1984, 1986
  • Bumper sticker, Repulic Airways
  • "Seat Occupied" card, Hughes Airwest

Labor agreements for NWA, 1972-1974 and 1985 are kept in the Library. Additionally, a large amount of items are kept in Objects storage, including pins, buttons, playing cards, air motion sickness bags, baseball caps, and bags.

Please contact us for more details.
Guide to the Edward Doelker Northwest Airlines Collection
Completed - Level 1
Jenn Parent
2023 December
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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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