The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
The Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers, 1833-1980 (bulk 1900-1980). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
This collection includes the following: 29 first flight air mail covers; 264 photographs (8 x 10) of Empire employees, aerial and ground photos, internal and external airplane shots and 31 miscellaneous negatives; newspaper clippings and correspondence; and a few photographs of Zimmerly Airlines. The articles discuss flights in Idaho (flight schools, airmail, air shows, airports, etc.).
Biographical / Historical:
Boise-based Empire Airlines started in September 1946 as a feeder airline with routes between Idaho Falls / Boise and between Boise / Spokane, Washington. The primary passenger aircraft by 1948 was the Douglas DC-3 'Timesaver', which was able to carry 24 passengers and three crew. Empire also carried air mail.
Jon Proctor, gift, 1991, 1987-0151, NASM
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