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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) Photo Album "Construction"

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref509

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Inauguration July 7-9, 1929

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref510

Meeting of the Board of Directors held at Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Airplane Division, Buffalo Plant, Thursday, 2/11/1943

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref511

Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref512

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Scrapbook Vol. I

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref513

Curtiss-Wright Corporation Propeller Division Indianapolis Plant Book, 1943

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref514

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Tickets

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref515

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Advertisements and Schedules

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref516

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) and Maddux Air Lines Material

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref517

"Inauguration of the First 48 Hour Coast - to - Coast Service by Rail and Air"

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref518

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Photocopies of Scrapbooks

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref519

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Photographs

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref520

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Illustrated Map (Hard Cover)

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Maps
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref521

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) and Maddux Air Lines Brochures and Schedules

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref522

Photo Album

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref523

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref524

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref525

Newspaper Articles

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref526

Air Mail Documents, Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT)

Collection Creator:
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267-ref527

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