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Flight attendants

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Non-preferred terms: Air hostesses; Air stewardesses; Air stewards; Airline hostesses; Airline stewardesses; Airline stewards; Airlines--Flight attendants; Airlines--Hostesses; Airlines--Stewardesses; Airlines--Stewards; Hostesses, Airline; Stewardesses, Airline; Stewards, Airline http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85002659

Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

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...

Nancy W. (Biddle) Seidel Trans World Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Box One
Identifier: 2015-04-03
Contents of the Collection The Nancy W. (Biddle) Seidel Trans World Airlines Flight Attendant Collection documents Seidel's 1946-1947 service as an air hostess with Trans World Airlines (TWA). The materials were collected by Seidel and include her 1946-1947 flight log, which includes date, flight and airplane numbers, crew names, destination and origin locations, arrival and departure times, and other notes, such as altitude. Not every entry includes the same information.Additional materials include seven...

Wanda Smith Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 2022-04-16
Contents of the Collection The Wanda Smith Flight Attendant Collection is a small collection consisting of photographs and clippings documenting Smith's career as a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines and Western Airlines in the 1950s and 1960s. The collection includes seven photographs of Smith in her Eastern Airlines uniform, including six formal individual portraits of her and one group portrait of her with several other flight attendants, circa 1956. There are also thirteen photographs of Smith and her...

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...

Patricia Steele-Emerson United Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2008-05-08
Contents of the Collection The Patricia Steele-Emerson United Airlines Flight Attendant Collection is comprised of materials relating to Steele-Emerson's thirty-three year career as a flight attendant with United Airlines (UAL), 1970-2003. The bulk of the collection is textual materials with a small amount of photographs, four (4) videocassettes and one (1) audiocassette. The collection contains assorted UAL documents, including employee records for Steele-Emerson; instructional, informational, and policy...

Steve A. Stimpson Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: 1986-03-25
Abstract Steve A. Stimpson was a manager for Boeing Air Transport in the 1920s-1930s. The collection contains one hundred and fifty-two (152) black-and-white photographs in an unbound photograph album documenting early United Airlines history.

Eris Swarthout Trans World Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 2011-03-25
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of a photograph and a business card relating to Eris Swarthout's 1943-1945 time as a Trans World Airlines (TWA) flight attendant. The black-and-white portrait of Swarthout in her TWA uniform is 4x6". It includes a stamp on the reverse that reads "TWA photo" as well as "Eris Swarthout" written in pen across the top. There is also a TWA business card for "Miss Eris Swarthout" with the job title of "Air Hostess, Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc."

Peggy Eckert Verger United Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2008-07-30
Contents of the Collection The Peggy Eckert Verger United Airlines Flight Attendant Collection is comprised of photographs and textual materials gathered by Verger during her 36-year flight attendant career with United Airlines (UAL), 1966-2003.The bulk of the collection is textual materials including Verger's UAL service record (1966-1977); financial records, such as paystubs and receipts; employee recognication letters; Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) labor agreements and membership cards; and UAL...

Margaret Walker United Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 2008-08-02-A
Contents of the Collection The Margaret Walker United Airlines (UAL) Flight Attendant Collection is quite small being comprised of just four (4) items, likely collected by Walker during her time as a flight attendant for UAL, 1980-2001.

The collection contains a 1993 UAL Flight Attendant Appearance and Uniform Standards booklet, an April 1980 Union Update newsletter, a 2001 UAL Business Class dinner menu, and an undated UAL "Special Meals" program guide booklet.

Catherine Wingfield Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1988-06-01-A
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...

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