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Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]

Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Names:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad Company  Search this
Santa Fe Railroad  Search this
Transcontinental Air Transport  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Extent:
1.91 Cubic feet (1 legal document box, 1 slim legal document box, and 3 flatboxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Tickets
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Business records
Maps
Brochures
Date:
1928-1952
bulk 1928-1943
Summary:
The Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) was the first US airline associated with railroads (Pennsylvania and Santa Fe) in providing a rapid form of coast to coast transportation service. This collection includes material that Daniel M. Sheaffer collected about Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT).
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes material that Daniel M. Sheaffer collected about Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), including: tickets, advertisements, brochures, route maps, schedules, TAT business documents, TAT Air Mail and Postal Telegraph documents, photographs, postcards (showing "TAT plane over" various geographical landmarks), correspondence, and scrapbooks.There is also some material pertaining to Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The photographs show TAT terminals and aircraft, and famous personalities including Amelia Earhart and Will Rogers.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects. In addition, images of some material in the collection have been excluded from online display due to possible copyright restrictions.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged by type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
The Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) was the first US airline associated with railroads (Pennsylvania and Santa Fe) in providing a rapid form of coast to coast transportation service. Daniel M. Sheaffer, as the chairman of the executive committee of TAT, was a pioneer in the development of commercial aviation for mail express and passengers. He assisted in the actual development of the TAT line and with the inauguration of the service.
Provenance:
Mrs. Daniel M. Sheaffer, Gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0267
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:
Railroad travel  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Air mail service  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements
Tickets
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Business records
Maps
Brochures
Citation:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0267
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Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267
Online Media:

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Air-Rail Service Scrapbooks

Names:
Pennsylvania Railroad Company  Search this
Santa Fe Railroad  Search this
Transcontinental Air Transport  Search this
Claire, Ina  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Fairbanks, Douglas, Jr., 1909-2000  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Pickford, Mary  Search this
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Extent:
1.59 Cubic feet (3 flat boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1929
Summary:
The Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Air-Rail Service Scrapbooks collection consists of three large, fabric covered scrapbooks. The set documents the pre- and post-inaugural activities of TAT for the period of time between June and November, 1929.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes three scrapbooks. The news clippings in Volume I cover the period of July 6-10, 1929, when the first transcontinental air-rail service was inaugurated. Volume II, covering the period of June 11 through August 23, 1929, documents the pre- and post-inaugural activities surrounding the establishment of the TAT. Both volumes contain newsprint with images of high-profile travelers and stakeholders, such as Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Ina Claire, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mary Pickford. The third volume (untitled) covers the time between September 4 and November 1, 1929, when the news of the TAT Ford Tri-Motor "City of San Francisco" disappearing in the mountains of New Mexico captivated readers nationwide.
Arrangement:
This collection is in orginal order, with each scrapbook compiled in chronological order.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) was the first U.S. airline associated with railroads (Pennsylvania and Santa Fe) to provide a rapid form of coast-to-coast transportation. Daniel M. Sheaffer, chairman of the executive committee of TAT, was a pioneer in the development of commercial aviation for passenger and express mail services. Both he and founder Clement Melville Keys were instrumental in the development of the TAT line and with the inauguration of the service.
Provenance:
Pennsylvania Railroad, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0081, 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  Search this
Railroad travel  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Ford Tri-Motor Family  Search this
Curtiss Condor Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Air-Rail Service Scrapbooks, Acc. XXXX.0081, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0081
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Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Air-Rail Service Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0081
Online Media:

4c Andrew Carnegie single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1171
Depicts:
Andrew Carnegie, Scottish American, 1835 - 1919  Search this
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (deep claret); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
November 25, 1960
Topic:
Humanitarian Causes  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5362
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm86b4b47f0-1204-453d-831a-99d0f8e3575a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5362

Stevens top-contact morse telegraph key

Maker:
Standard  Search this
Object Name:
Telegraph Key
Date made:
ca 1884
Credit Line:
from Pennsylvania Railroad Company
ID Number:
EM.221142
Catalog number:
221142
Accession number:
41460
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-4620-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190176

Pilgrim hat threadless insulator

Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 3 5/8 in; 11.43 cm x 9.2075 cm
Object Name:
Insulator
CD 735.7 Insulator - 735.7NE010
Other Terms:
Insulator; Insulation
Date made:
ca 1850
Subject:
electricity  Search this
Credit Line:
from Pennsylvania Railroad Company
ID Number:
EM.221140
Catalog number:
221140
Accession number:
41460
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-911c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_702863
Online Media:

Glass telegraph insulator

Physical Description:
green (overall color)
glass (overall material)
Object Name:
Insulator
Other Terms:
Insulator; Insulation
Credit Line:
from Pennsylvania Railroad Company
ID Number:
EM.221141
Catalog number:
221141
Accession number:
41460
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-9122-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_702888

Threadless Glass Insulaor in Wood Cover with Tie Wire

Physical Description:
aqua (insulator color)
inserted in (cover connector/connecting technique)
inserted in (insulator connector/connecting technique)
wrapped around (covre connector/connecting technique)
wrapped around (wire connector/connecting technique)
glass (insulator material)
metal (wire material)
wood (cover material)
Object Name:
Insulator
CD 723 - 723NE010
Partial Wade's Insulator in Wood Cover
Other Terms:
Insulator; Insulation
Date made:
ca 1860
Credit Line:
from Pennsylvania Railroad Company
ID Number:
EM.221139
Catalog number:
221139
Accession number:
41460
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Transcontinental Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-32eb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_704766
Online Media:

Threadless Glass Insulaor in Wood Cover with Tie Wire

Physical Description:
aqua (insulator color)
inserted in (?? connector/connecting technique)
inserted (cover connector/connecting technique)
inserted (cover connector/connecting technique)
twisted around (wire connector/connecting technique)
glass (insulator material)
metal (wire material)
wood (cover material)
Object Name:
Insulator
CD 723 - 73NE010
Wade's Insulator in Wood Covre
Other Terms:
Insulator; Insulation
Date made:
ca 1860
Credit Line:
from Pennsylvania Railroad Company
ID Number:
EM.221138
Catalog number:
221138
Accession number:
41460
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-3944-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_704795

Telegraph Key

Maker:
Electrical Supply Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
fiber (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 in x 6 in; 6.35 cm x 7.62 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
telegraph key
Date made:
ca 1884
Credit Line:
from Pennsylvania Railroad Company
ID Number:
EM.221143
Catalog number:
221143
Accession number:
41460
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-2402-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_706532

Telegraph Key

Maker:
L. G. Tillotson & Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall on base: 2 3/4 in x 3 in x 6 in; 6.985 cm x 7.62 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
telegraph key
Date made:
1881
Credit Line:
from Pennsylvania Railroad Company
ID Number:
EM.221144
Catalog number:
221144
Accession number:
41460
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-2142-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_706533

Henning telegraph relay

Maker:
Henning, Robert  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
steel (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/4 in x 9 in x 4 1/4 in; 10.795 cm x 22.86 cm x 10.795 cm
Object Name:
relay
telegraph relay
Date made:
ca 1870
Credit Line:
from Pennsylvania Railroad Company
ID Number:
EM.221145
Catalog number:
221145
Accession number:
41460
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Relays & Repeaters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-b9fb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_706854

Thomas A. Scott, Vice President, Pennsylvania Railroad Company

Object Name:
Print
Date made:
1863-1879
ID Number:
1988.0379.132
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-5994-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1189868

Rigged Model Tug Boat, Brooklyn

Maker:
Arthur G. Henning Inc.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 3 in x 14 in; 21.59 cm x 7.62 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
tug
brooklyn
tug boat, model
Associated Place:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1960
Used date:
1910
ID Number:
TR.316890
Catalog number:
316890
Accession number:
234472
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Work and Industry: Maritime
America on the Move
Ship Models
Transportation
Exhibition:
America On The Move
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-32dc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1391960
Online Media:

Camden and Amboy Passenger Coach

Measurements:
overall: 10 ft x 9 1/4 ft x 35 3/4 ft; 3.048 m x 2.8194 m x 10.8966 m
Object Name:
Coach, Passenger
Other Terms:
Coach, Passenger; Rail
Date made:
1836
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Pennsylvania Railroad Company
ID Number:
TR.317548
Catalog number:
317548
Accession number:
230385
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-092d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843673

Cumberland Valley Railroad Steam Locomotive, Pioneer

Maker:
Seth Wilmarth  Search this
Union Works  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 11 3/16 ft x 26 ft x 7 1/4 ft; 3.41376 m x 7.9248 m x 2.2098 m
Object Name:
locomotive
locomotive, full size
Other Terms:
locomotive; Rail
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Used:
United States: Maryland, Hagerstown
United States: Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
Date made:
1851
Used date:
1851-1948
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
Locomotives  Search this
Technology  Search this
Steam Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company
ID Number:
TR.317547.01
Accession number:
230385
Catalog number:
317547.01
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-f469-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_875724

The Crisis, Vol. 15, No. 1

Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Subject of:
The Crisis, American, founded 1910  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
National American Woman Suffrage Association, American, 1890 - 1920  Search this
Henry Ossian Flipper, American, 1856 - 1940  Search this
Hampton University, American, founded 1868  Search this
Coralie Franklin Cook, American, born 1861  Search this
Written by:
James Weldon Johnson, American, 1871 - 1938  Search this
Anna Howard Shaw, American, 1847 - 1919  Search this
Carrie Chapman Catt, American, 1859 - 1947  Search this
Mary Garrett Hay, American, 1857 - 1928  Search this
Illustrated by:
Laura Wheeler Waring, American, 1887 - 1948  Search this
Frank Walts, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 7/8 × 6 7/8 in. (25.1 × 17.5 cm)
H x W (Open): 9 7/8 × 13 5/8 in. (25.1 × 34.6 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Hampton, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Ethiopia, East Africa, Africa
Date:
November 1917
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Business  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Military  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Race riots  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Suffrage  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Women  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.15.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b5b84115-5a09-4173-b63d-d5e2e5fb6df4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.15.5
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Western Union vs. Pennsylvania Railroad Company & United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company

Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Container:
Box B-24
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
This subseries is in storage off-site. Contact Archives Center for terms of access.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 11: Law Department Records / 11.2: Law Department Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref5581

Brief for Appellant (Supreme Court)

Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Container:
Box B-24
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
This subseries is in storage off-site. Contact Archives Center for terms of access.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 11: Law Department Records / 11.2: Law Department Publications / Western Union vs. Pennsylvania Railroad Company & United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref5582

Motion to Advance Hearing (Supreme Court)

Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Container:
Box B-24
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
This subseries is in storage off-site. Contact Archives Center for terms of access.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 11: Law Department Records / 11.2: Law Department Publications / Western Union vs. Pennsylvania Railroad Company & United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref5583

Brief for Appellee (US Circuit Court of Appeals)

Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Container:
Box B-24
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
This subseries is in storage off-site. Contact Archives Center for terms of access.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 11: Law Department Records / 11.2: Law Department Publications / Western Union vs. Pennsylvania Railroad Company & United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref5584

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