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Bea Chun Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2024-01-01
The Bea Chun Flight Attendant Collection is comprised of textual materials collected by Chun during her tenure as a flight attendant for American Airlines and Braniff Airlines, spanning from 1980-2006.

The bulk of the material is from American Airlines, 1996-2006, including a 25th anniversary pin and brochure, assorted policy booklets, such as "Uniforms and Appearance Standards," Polar Flight Operations," and "You are Alert and Alive;" printed ephemera, including crew rest seat reservation cards and baggage receipts. Notable items include labor dispute materials, including a 20x26-inch poster "Don't Fly American Airlines / Help Us Clear the Air / We want to keep flying for you! / American Airlines Flight Attendants" and a bumper sticker that reads "American Airlines Flight Attendants May STRIKE After July 1, 2001."

Less well-represented is Braniff Airways. Materials include a 1980 memo on new smoking signs for aircraft, an inflight sales deposit envelope, blank inflight injury forms, blank flight attendant comment tally sheets, and a blank report of irregularity form. There is also a 1987 Air France boarding pass for Chun.


  • circa 1980-2006


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.


.20 Cubic Feet (1 half-width letter size document box, 1 23 x 31 inch oversize folder)

Biographical Note

Bea Chun was a flight attendant for Braniff Airways from 1978-1981 and for American Airlines from 1982-2008.

Separated Materials

Numerous materials have been separated from the archival component, including airline ephemera and menus kept in the Commercial Airlines Collection, American Airlines manuals and employee handbooks kept in the Library, and flight attendant uniform pieces in Object storage. Please contact us for details.

Processing Information

A rolled poster was humidified, unrolled, flattened and placed in an acid-free folder.


Guide to the Bea Chun Flight Attendant Collection
Completed - Level 2
Jenn Parent
2024 June
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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