Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Air service ; Air transport ; Air transportation industry ; Air transportation system ; Civil aeronautics ; Civil aviation ; Commercial aeronautics ; Commercial aviation
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder 1
Contents of the Collection This small collection is comprised of a twenty-three page booklet on the history of Pan American Airways, dated 1958. The history begins with Pan American's first flight from Key West to Havana in 1927 and its expansion of routes into the Caribbean, South America, China, and Europe, as well as the introduction of jets into service in 1958. The back of the booklet includes a table of growth in air speed, route miles, passengers, miles flown, and employees between 1927 and 1958.
Contents of the Collection The Cyrille M. Peabody Boeing Collection holds original artwork and reference files of Cyrille "Cy" M. Peabody, a Boeing Company employee and designer who worked in various art departments over a 31 1/2 year period in the mid-to-late 20th century. The collection is organized into two series: I. Artwork and II. Reference Files. Series I., Peabody's original art is mostly grouped together within 10 folders (2 boxes), although some individual pieces are found in subject folders. His...
Overview John Wegg is best known as the founder and editor-in-chief of Airliners and Airways magazines, as well as contributor to other publications and author of 12 books on aviation history, airlines, and aircraft manufacturers. The John Wegg Commercial Airlines Collection consists of about 2.7 cubic feet of material such as printed ephemera, photographs, documents, and other materials pertaining to the Wegg's aviation journalism and...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Contents of the Collection The Catherine Wingfield Flight Attendant Collection is a small collection comprised of materials relating to Wingfield’s career as a flight attendant for American Airlines in the late 1930s. The collection includes one photographic portrait (a later reprint of a colorized photograph) of Wingfield in uniform; two logbooks from her routes as a flight attendant, dated 1936-1937 and 1939-1940; and four films. The privately shot films are from 1939 and the early 1940s and contain scenes of American...
Interview Summary In this two-part oral history, Vietnam War veteran Jerry Coy is interviewed about his 40-year career in military and commercial aviation. In part two, he discusses his final assignments with the United States Air Force and his career as a commercial pilot for Northwest Airlines, circa late 1980s to 2008. He also touches on his post-retirement activities. Topics discussed include his service with the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, his experiences flying the Boeing 727 and 747, flight crew duties...
Scope and Contents: Personal The Personal series consists of materials related to WPL’s and MOL’s professional lives but which are not directly tied to any of the companies. The series is divided into four subseries: William P. Lear, Moya Olsen Lear, Lear Family, and General. Each of these has been further broken down and are clarified below. Materials are generally, but not always, arranged by date, with undated items at the...
Scope and Contents: Related Companies The final series of the collection is Related Companies. The focus is primarily on companies that were originally founded by WPL but due to mergers or sales lost their direct affiliation with WPL’s companies. The exception is the final series, Lear Archives, which maintains a direct connection to WPL and his career. The Related Companies series has been divided by company, which are listed in chronological order of their existence and connection to Lear...
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