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Elbert W. Proctor Collection

Creator:
Proctor, Elbert W.  Search this
Names:
National Air Transport  Search this
Transcontinental Air Transport  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Articles
Newsletters
Date:
1920-1963
bulk [ca.1920s]
Summary:
This collection contains documentation on TAT (Transcontinental Air Transport) and NAT (National Air Transport) as well as radio communication and general aviation themes. The following types of material are included: house newspapers/newsletters for both airlines; newspaper and magazine articles relating to Proctor, the airlines or aviation; photographs of both NAT and TAT, specifically dealing with radio; correspondence; and memorabilia relating to TAT and NAT.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains documentation on TAT (Transcontinental Air Transport) and NAT (National Air Transport) as well as radio communication and general aviation themes. The following types of material are included: house newspapers/newsletters for both airlines; newspaper and magazine articles relating to Proctor, the airlines or aviation; photographs of both NAT and TAT, specifically dealing with radio; correspondence; and memorabilia relating to TAT and NAT.
Arrangement:
The Elbert W. Proctor Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Elbert W. Proctor worked for both National Air Transport (NAT) and Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Airlines during the 1920s and early 1930s as a radio engineer. Proctor was in charge of communication for TAT.
General:
Additional Materials: Artifacts that accompanied this collection have been transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Division.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Elbert W. Proctor, gift, 1993, 1993-0038, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautical instruments  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Radio in aeronautics  Search this
Radio  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Articles
Newsletters
Citation:
Elbert W. Proctor Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0038YEAR.####, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0038
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0038
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First Day Covers, 1927

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref1

First Day Covers, 1929

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref11

Cristóbal, Canal Zone (USA) [Panama] to Guayaquil (Ecuador)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 3, Item 3
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
May 17, 1929
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref14

Colón (Panama) to Miami, Florida (USA)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 3, Item 4
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
May 22, 1929
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref15

Cristóbal, Canal Zone (USA) [Panama] to Bogota (Colombia)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 3, Item 5
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
June 21, 1929
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref16

Mérida, Yucatan (Mexico) to Miami, Florida (USA)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 3, Item 6
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
June 30, 1929
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref17

Miami, Florida (USA) to Georgetown (British Guiana) [Guyana]

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 3, Item 7
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
September 12, 1929
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref18

Honduras to Miami, Florida (USA)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 3, Item 8
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
September 21, 1929
Scope and Contents:
Signed by PAA pilot S. J. Williamson.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref19

Key West, Florida (USA) to Havana (Cuba)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 1, Item 1
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
October 19, 1927
Scope and Contents:
On October 19, 1927, the first Pan American Airways flight from Key West, Florida (USA) to Havana (Cuba) was made in the Fairchild FC-2W "La Nina" chartered from West Indian Aerial Express; cover has been signed by WIAE pilot Cy Caldwell.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref2

Cozumel (Mexico) to Mérida, Yucatan (Mexico)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 3, Item 9
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
November 13, 1929
Scope and Contents:
Signed by PAA pilot Basil L. Rowe flying Pan American Airways (PAA) Sikorsky S-38B (r/n NC304N).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref20

St. Petersburg, Florida (USA) to Miami, Florida (USA)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 3, Item 10
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
December 14, 1929
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref21

First Day Covers, 1930

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref22

Guatemala to Miami, Florida (USA)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 4, Item 1
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
March 21, 1930
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref23

Cristóbal, Canal Zone (USA) [Panama] to Miami, Florida (USA)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 4, Item 2
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
April 30, 1930
Scope and Contents:
Signed by Charles A. Lindbergh.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers / First Day Covers, 1930
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref24

Cristóbal, Canal Zone (USA) [Panama] to Caracas (Venezuela)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 4, Item 3
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
May 5, 1930
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers / First Day Covers, 1930
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref25

Brownsville, Texas (USA) to La Guaira (Venezuela)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 4, Item 5
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
November 29, 1930
Scope and Contents:
Signed by PAA pilot E. G. Shultz.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers / First Day Covers, 1930
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref27

Cristóbal, Canal Zone (USA) [Panama] to Miami, Florida (USA)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 4, Item 6
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
December 3, 1930
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers / First Day Covers, 1930
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref28

First Day Covers, 1931

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref29

Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) to Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

Collection Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 109 (Shared), Folder 1, Item 2
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
December 5, 1927
Scope and Contents:
Starting December 1, 1927, West Indian Aerial Express, using their Keystone Pathfinder "Santa Maria," inaugurated service from their base at Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) east to San Juan, Puerto Rico (USA), and west to Port-au-Prince (Haiti) and Havana (Cuba). Cover has been signed by WIAE pilot Basil Rowe.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0487, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers
Basil Lee Rowe First Day Covers / First Day Covers, 1927
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0487-ref3

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