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Mary Christensen Commercial Airlines Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2000-09-13
Contents of the Collection The collection includes route maps, schedules, and brochures by Northwest Airlines and Western Air Lines, circa 1940s. Materials from both airlines feature the Douglas DC-4 and DC-3 aircraft in their promotional art. Also included is a Souvenir Air Log by Northwest Airlines, which unfolds to a reversible map that features domestic and international routes along with trivia about the science of air travel.

Don Gray Northwest Airlines Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 1995-04-27
Contents of the Collections The collection is comprised of a Northwest Airlines Souvenir Flight Packet containing tickets, timetables, brochures, route maps, decal, postcards, and assorted travel receipts. Packet was received during a Northwest Airlines flight between New York and Seattle in July, 1954. Most of the brochures and postcards feature a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.

Esther (Hutchings) Hebrew Western Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2021-12-10
Contents of the Collection The Esther (Hutchings) Hebrew Western Airlines Flight Attendant Collection consists of textual and visual materials gathered by Hebrew during her career as a stewardess for Western Airlines (WAL) in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The materials illuminate the work and life of flight attendants in the mid-twentieth century. The collection is organized in two series: Western Airlines career-related materials and other airlines. There are several files of textual materials related to...

Alda Jane Lewis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-03-19
Abstract Alda Jane Lewis (1923-2012) was born in Ohio and worked as a United Airlines flight attendant. The collection contains photographs, manuscripts, reports, maps, personnel records, and brochures collected during her career.

Desiree "Jerry" Clifford Michaud and Thelma Irene McGraw Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-11-01
Abstract Jerry Michaud (1924-1982) Michaud served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Naval pilot in the Pacific Theater. Thelma McGraw (1920-1996) She worked as a stewardess with United Airlines (UAL). The collection contains textual materials, black-and-white photographs, and ephemera associated with their 1942-1952 naval and commercial airline careers, respectively.

Alex R. Polson Northwest Orient Airlines Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 1989-07-06-A
Contents of the Collection The Alex R. Polson Northwest Orient Airlines Collection is a small collection comprised of textual marketing materials from Northwest Airlines and Northwest Orient Airlines, collected between 1948-1956. Included are a souvenir Flight Kit, maps, postcards, and brochures. There are also timetables with fares for various routes, predominantly for service to Alaska, Hawaii, Japan, and China. Materials feature several aircraft that began commercial service in the late 1940s, including the Boeing 377...

Karen (Jones) Sandaas United Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021-11-01
Content Description The Karen (Jones) Sandaas United Airlines Flight Attendant Collection is a small collection consisting of brochures collected by Karen Sandaas during her time as a flight attendant for United Airlines from 1965-2003. The brochures are predominantly advertisements related to a career as a stewardess for United Airlines and the qualifications needed. One booklet titled "United Flight Blazer Look" illustrates the uniform pieces designed by Stan Herman. There is one clipping from 1938 illustrating...

Denise Babcock Schmidt Pan American Airways Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2008-10-28
Contents of the Collection The Denise Babcock Schmidt Pan American Airways Flight Attendant Collection is comprised primarily of textual materials and some photographs documenting Schmidt's time as a Pan Am flight attendant from 1973-1985, with some materials dating in the 2000s. The collection contains two Pan Am Stewardess School diplomas with color photographic 8x10" class portraits and accompanying certificate holder, 1973 and 1977. In addition, there are twelve color 3x5" photographs which are...

Ken Schultz Commercial Airlines Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1992-08-07
Contents of the Collection This small collection is comprised of assorted ephemera related to various commercial airlines, including photographs, postcards, decals, bumper stickers, and maps. The bulk of the collection is more than fifty photographs, primarily of Frontier Airlines aircraft in service between 1950-1990. Featured aircraft include the DC-3, DC-9, MD-80, B-727, B-737, DHC-6, CV-340, CV-580, and CV-600. Many of the photographs are Frontier Airlines official photographs, some of which were taken at...

Judy Evans Sowell United Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2008-11-09
Contents of the Collection The Judy Evans Sowell United Airlines Flight Attendant Collection is comprised of textual materials collected by Sowell during her 1965-1993 career with United Airlines (UAL) as a flight attendant. The collection includes assorted UAL materials, including airline maps, decals, menus, employee documentation, such as pay stubs and recognition letters; instructional materials for stewardesses (1965); and a June 23, 1990 letter from UAL celebrating Sowell's 25th anniversary with the...

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