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Lester D. Seymour Collection

Creator:
Seymour, Lester D., 1892-  Search this
Names:
American Airlines  Search this
National Air Transport  Search this
United Air Lines, Inc.  Search this
Seymour, Lester D., 1892-  Search this
Extent:
1.13 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) (2 legal document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuals
Reports
Newsletters
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1928-1934
Summary:
Major Lester D. Seymour (1892-1976) was involved in both the military and commercial sides of aviation. After service in World War I, Seymour served as Chief Engineer of National Air Transport, and later become NAT's Vice President and General Manager. From 1933-1934 Seymour was appointed President of American Airlines. The collection includes airline newsletters, annual reports, photographs, and manuals.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following: copies of the National Air Transport Inc. (NAT) newsletter, "NAT Flypaper", 1928 - 1933; "Survey of Projected Airmail Routes" 1926; annual reports for both NAT and American Airways (later American Airlines); NAT photographs; NAT Regulations; "A Study of Transportation by Airway as related to Competition with Rail Carriers in Continental United States", 1932; NAT Bulletin Board; and the American Airlines Procedures Manual for 1934. In June of 1999, six films were found in the Film Archives that were part of this donation. The films, evidently taken by Seymour during his airline travels, have the following titles: West (Part 1 and 2); Phoenix to Los Angles; Flying Across America with United Airlines in 28 Hours; Memphis to Phoenix; and American Airways: Chicago - New York.

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.
Arrangement:
The Lester D. Seymour Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Major Lester D. Seymour (1892-1976) was involved in both the military and commercial sides of aviation. Seymour rose to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, Aero Engineer-Officer, 85th Aero Squadron during World War I. After the war, he became involved in the Civilian Aero Engineer US Air Service and in the Air Corps Reserve. In 1926, Seymour became involved with the commercial airlines industry. He started as the Chief Engineer at National Air Transport, and later become NAT's Vice President and General Manager. He was also briefly the Vice President of United Air Lines after their 1933 takeover of NAT. From 1933-1934 Seymour was appointed President of American Airlines.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Lester D. Seymour, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0455.
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 -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Reports
Newsletters
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Lester D. Seymour Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0455, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0455
See more items in:
Lester D. Seymour Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0455
Online Media:

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.

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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
See more items in:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0267
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Juan Terry Trippe Collection

Creator:
Trippe, J. T. (Juan Terry), 1899-1981  Search this
Trippe, Betty S.  Search this
Names:
Pan American Airways Corporation  Search this
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Trippe, J. T. (Juan Terry), 1899-1981  Search this
Extent:
25.28 Cubic feet ((4 flatboxes) (20 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Memoranda
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Reports
Speeches
Date:
1917-1968
Scope and Contents:
This collection is mostly a public relations file on Trippe and Pan Am and includes the following material: Trippe's speeches and speech extracts (1925-1967); files relating to his awards and honors; contacts; memos; reports; newsclippings; and scrapbooks, including travel scrapbooks compiled by his wife Betty S. Trippe.
Biographical / Historical:
Juan Terry Trippe (1899-1981) was the cofounder and guiding influence of Pan American Airways (PAA) for over fifty years. Trippe entered Yale in 1917, but left to join the Navy, where he qualified for night flying and received an ensign's commission. The war ended before was sent overseas, so he returned to Yale (degree 1922) where he founded the Yale Flying Club. After graduation he worked briefly as a bond salesman, but left when, with former members of the Yale Flying Club, he purchased seven surplus naval aircraft to form Long Island Airways (1923). In 1924 he formed Colonial Air Transport, which served the New York to Boston route on the first United States Air Mail contract. He left Colonial in 1926, after a dispute over extending service to Miami and Havana, and joined with Cornelius Whitney and John Hambleton to form a new service which won the first US International Air Mail contract (1927) for service between Florida and Cuba. This company merged with Pan American Airways (PAA) under a holding company called Pan American Airways Corp (1927). Trippe served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company for 41 years (1927-1968), during which time Pan Am established an air service network spanning half the globe. Pan Am inaugurated the first transpacific passenger service (1935) and a similar transatlantic service (1939) using large flying boats. Following World War II, during which PAA provided airlift service to the United States under contract, Trippe pushed for low-cost air travel, introducing low-fare service on PAA's North Atlantic routes and the two-class seating arrangement. In 1949 the holdings and operating companies of PAA Corp merged as Pan American World Airways (PAWA). PAWA helped the spread of jet passenger service with the introduction of jet liners (1955), and the first Boeing 747 service (1966). Trippe remained in control of PAWA until he resigned in 1968, when he became an honorary chairman and an active member of the board until 1975. He continued to work a full schedule and attend board meetings until he suffered a stroke in 1980.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Juan Trippe, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0179, 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:
Airlines  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Memoranda
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Reports
Speeches
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0179
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0179

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
See more items in:
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:

Harold W. "Toffy" Tofflemire Eastern Air Lines Material

Creator:
Tofflemire, Harold W.  Search this
Names:
American Airlines  Search this
Eastern Airlines, Inc.  Search this
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (One slim legal document case)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
1940–1981
Summary:
This collection consists of material relating to Harold W. "Toffy" Tofflemire's tenure at Eastern Air Lines, including the following: correspondence (letters, interoffice memoranda, and a telegram between Tofflemire and Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker, president and chairman of Eastern Air Lines; Eastern Air Lines postcards; published material; and photographs.
This collection is in English.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of .25 cubic feet of material relating to Harold W. "Toffy" Tofflemire's tenure at Eastern Air Lines, including the following: correspondence (letters, interoffice memoranda, and a telegram between Tofflemire and Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker, president and chairman of Eastern Air Lines; Eastern Air Lines postcards; published material; and photographs. There are also a few items from other airlines, including American Airlines wartime passenger brochures, and a photograph of the Apollo 8 Earth view autographed by Frank Borman.
Arrangement:
Arranged by type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
Harold W. "Toffy" Tofflemire (1904–1983) was a station manager for Eastern Air Lines (1930 - 1968). Tofflemire's flying career started in Pipestone, Minnesota, when he built and flew an airplane in 1918. He then barnstormed with friend Earl Smith in a Curtiss JN-4 through South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Kansas. Tofflemire joined Eastern Air Lines in the 1930s and was a station manager in Miami, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Chicago Midway, and Atlanta. His team started the control tower concept in Atlanta, originated the "transfer point" idea and established the reservation roundtable. Tofflemire also invented a scooter-powered baggage truck and a conveyor belt loading device for Eastern
Provenance:
David Koch, Gift, 2020, NASM.2021.0007
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
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Postcards -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1940-2000
Citation:
Harold W. "Toffy" Tofflemire Eastern Air Lines Material, NASM.2021.0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2021.0007
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2021-0007

Airline Timetable Collection [Goldberg]

Extent:
3.4 Cubic feet (Seven legal document cases.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Timetables
Date:
1959-2001
Summary:
This collection consists of 405 timetables from 177 domestic and international airlines.
This collection is in English.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 405 timetables from the following 177 domestic and international airlines: Aeromexico; Aeromech Airlines; AirBC; AirCal; Air Florida; Air Canada; Air Europe; Air Hawaii; Air Great Lakes; Air India; Air Midwest; Air New England; Air New Orleans; Air North; Air Oregon; Air Pacific; Air South; Air Sunshine; Air Tran; Air UK; Air U.S.; Air Virginia; Air Wisconsin; Alaska Airlines; Allegheny; Aloha Airlines; Altair Airlines; America West Airlines; American Airlines; American Central Airlines; American International Airways; ATA; Aspen Airways; Bar Harbor Airlines; Big Sky Airlines; Blue Line Air Express; Britt Airways; BOAC; Braniff; British Airways; Canada 3000; CP Air; Canadian Airlines; Capital Airlines; Caribbean Airways; Cascade Airways; Cayman Airways; Cathay Pacific; Chaparral Airlines; Chartair; Capitol Helicopters; Charter Airlines; Christmas Air System; Cochise Airlines; Colgan Airways; Comair; Cumberland Airlines; Continental Airlines; Delta Airways; Dolphin Airways; Eastern Air Lines; Emerald; Empire Airlines; Elal Israel Airlines; Executive Airlines; First Air; Florida Airlines; Freedom Airlines; Frontier Airlines; Garuda Indonesian Airways; GLC Airlines; Golden Pacific Airlines; Golden West Airlines; Grand Canyon Airlines; Great Lakes Aviation; Gulfstream International Airlines; Harbor Airlines; Henson Airlines; Hawaiian Air; Holiday; Horizon Air; HUB Airlines; Hughes Airwest; Jamaire; Japan Air Lines; Jet America; Jet Blue Airways; Jetstream International Airlines; Kiwi International Air Lines; KLM; Korean Airlines; Lake Central; Legend Airlines; Lufthansa; Marco Island Airways; Markair; Metro Airlines; Mexicana; Mid-Continent Airlines; Monmouth Airlines; MidPacific Air; Midstate; Midway Airlines, Inc.; Midwest Express Airlines; Mississippi Valley Airlines (MVA); Mohawk; Mountain West Airline; Muse Air; Naples Airlines; National Airlines; Newair; New Haven Airways; New York Air; New York Airways; North Central Airlines; North Central; Northeast Airlines; Northeastern; Northern Airways; Northwest Airlines; Ocean Airways; Ozark Air lines; Pacific Southwest Airlines; Pacific Air Lines; Pacific Coast Airlines; Pacific Northern Airlines; Pacific Western; Pan Am; Pennsylvania Airlines; People Express; Piedmont Airlines; Pilgrim Airlines; Pocono Airlines; Presidential Airways; Pro Air; Prinair; Private Jet; Princeton Airways; PBA; Qantas; Quebecair; Ransome Airlines; Republic; Rocky Mountain Airways; Royal Hawaiian Air Service; Royale Airlines; Simmons Airlines; SFO Helicopter Airlines; Shorter Airlines; Skyways; South Pacific Island Airways; Southern; SkyWest Airlines; Southern Express; Southwest Airlines; Suburban Airlines; Sun Air; Sun Aire Lines; Sunbelt Airlines; Sunbird Airlines; Sunworld International Airways; Swift Aire Lines; Texas International; TimeAir; Tradewinds; Transair; Trans Caribbean Airways; TWA; United Air Lines; USAir; US Airways; ValuJet; Vanguard Airlines; Vee Neal Airlines; Virgin; West Jet; Western World Airways; Wien (Air Alaska); Wings Airlines, Inc.; Wings West Airlines; and Wright Air Lines. The collection also contains the following: United Menus and Pan Am Menus; TWA Photographs; TWA, TAA, and Thai Safety Instructions; Delta and Pan Am Route Maps; Air Tran Brochure; Pittsburgh International Airport Brochure; Icelandic Airlines brochure; Air Ontario Dash 8 brochure; TWA StarStream DC-9 brochure; and an USAir Trump Shuttle brochure.
Arrangement:
Arranged alphabetically by airline.
Provenance:
Bruce Goldberg, Gift, 2020, NASM.2020.0035
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
Airlines  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Timetables
Citation:
Airline Timetable Collection [Goldberg], NASM.2020.0035, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2020.0035
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2020-0035

Airline Baggage Labels [Wilson]

Creator:
Wilson, Nathaniel Jr.  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Ephemera
Labels
Date:
1942, Circa 1950s
Summary:
Nathaniel "Buddy" Wilson, Jr. (1936-2010) wrote to various airlines as a child asking them to send him examples of baggage labels. He was very successful and collected many from regional, national, and international airlines. This small collection consists of approximately 0.20 cubic feet of baggage labels, airmail labels, etiquettes, and other ephemera from various airlines.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 0.20 cubic feet of baggage labels, airmail labels, etiquettes, and other ephemera from various airlines including All American Aviation (USA); American Airlines (USA); American Export Airlines (USA); Bonanza Air Lines (USA); Braniff International (USA); Capital Airlines (USA); Pennsylvania Central Airlines (PCA) (USA); Chicago & Southern Airlines (USA); Continental Airways/Airlines (USA); Delta Air Lines (USA); Eastern Air Lines (Eastern Air Transport) (USA); Frontier Airlines (USA); Hawaiian Airlines (USA); Mid-Continent Airlines (USA); Monarch Airlines (USA); National Airlines (USA); Northwest Airlines (USA); Pan American Airways (Pan Am) (USA); Piedmont Airlines (USA); Southern Airways (USA); Aloha Airlines (Trans-Pacific Airlines) (USA); Trans-Texas Airways (TTA) (USA); Trans World Airlines (TWA) (USA); United Airlines (USA); Western Air Express (Air Lines, Airlines) (USA); West Coast Airlines (USA); Wisconsin Central Airlines (USA); Air France (France); Aer Lingus (Ireland); British Overseas Airways Corp (BOAC) (UK); British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines (BCPA) (UK); British European Airways (BEA) (UK); British West Indies Airways (BWIA) (UK); Canadian Pacific Airlines (CP Air) (Canada); Canadian Colonial Airways (Colonial Airways, Colonial Airlines) (Canada); Central African Airways (UK); CNAC (China National Aviation Corp) Air Lines (China); KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij) (Netherlands); SABENA (Belgium); Middle East Airlines (MEA) (Air Liban) (Lebanon); Philippine Airlines (PAL) (Philippines); Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS); SwissAir (Switzerland); Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA); and Trans-Canada Air-Lines (TCA). The collection also contains a scan made from a photograph loaned by the donor which shows Nathaniel "Buddy" Wilson, Jr. as a child (taken in 1942) along with friends standing beside a Waco UKC (ATC #528) at an airfield in Richmond, Virginia.
Arrangement:
Material is arranged by source.
Biographical / Historical:
Nathaniel "Buddy" Wilson, Jr. (1936-2010) wrote to various airlines as a child asking them to send him examples of baggage labels. He was very successful and collected many from regional, national, and international airlines. Wilson had a lifelong love of aviation and made it his career. Wilson obtained a bachelor of science degree in Air Transportation from Purdue University in 1958 and then joined the US Navy where he served at Naval Air Station Rota in Spain. Wilson then went to work as a Foreign Service officer in El Salvador for the US Department of State. During his time with the State Department, Wilson helped to negotiate foreign air routes. Wilson then went to work for the Air Transport Association, where he remained for 25 years before retiring in 1995 as Vice President of International Affairs.
Provenance:
Susan Sproul, Gift, 2015, NASM.2015.0036.
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
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Ephemera
Labels
Citation:
Airline Baggage Labels [Wilson], NASM.2015.0036, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0036
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0036
Online Media:

Captain Fred E. Davis Collection

Creator:
Davis, Frederick Errol  Search this
Names:
Eastern Airlines, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
digital Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Logbooks
Date:
bulk 1938-1964
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of digital scans of a pilot's log book belonging to Captain Frederick Errol Davis, used from 1938-1964. This 300 page log book documents Davis' activities as a pilot for Eastern Airlines. Data recorded includes: date of flight, from and to, make and model of the airplane flown, aircraft certificate number, solo, dual, night, duration, and instrument.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Frederick Errol Davis (1900-1996) was one of the airline industry's most respected engineering pilots and flight safety advocates between 1930 and his retirement in 1965. A native of Illinois, Davis moved to Ohio and flew his first solo flight at Cincinnati in 1927. In 1935 he set the then-record for time between New York and Philadelphia, just under one hour. His airline career began with Luddington Airlines in 1930 and he became the chief test pilot at Eastern Airlines in 1937. During his career he logged over 2000 hours of flight time in different types of aircraft. He was inducted into the Retired Eastern Pilots Association Hall of Fame in 1989 and was a member of the OX5 Aviation Pioneers Club.
Provenance:
Juliette Davis, Gift, 2001
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
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Logbooks
Citation:
Captain Fred E. Davis Collection, Accession 2001-0026, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0026
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0026
Online Media:

United Airlines Boeing B727-100 Collection

Creator:
United Air Lines, Inc.  Search this
Names:
United Air Lines, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
5.45 Cubic feet ((5 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Financial records
Publications
Microfiche
Microfilms
Manuals
Ephemera
Date:
1964-1992
bulk 1990-1991
Scope and Contents:
This collection of documentation accompanied the donation of the actual aircraft to the National Air and Space Museum in 1992. Included here is memorabilia from the last flight of the B727-100 (such as receipts, records, and stationery), as well as compliance records, AMIS monthly histories, cabin maintenance forms, historical records, identification and routing tags, redelivery records, technical data cards, weight and balance records, non-routine maintenance and regular maintenance records from 12 different U.S. airports, an 8-binder 'Wiring Diagram Manual,' and microfilm and microfiche of various United Airlines documents.
Biographical / Historical:
The Boeing B727-100 is a version of the Boeing 727, which was designed in June 1959. A major innovation of the 727 was the choice of a rear-engined layout, with two Pratt & Whitney JT8D turbofan engines mounted on the sides of the rear fuselage and a third at the base of the T-tail assembly. The 727 had an identical upper fuselage to the 707 and 720 series, with many parts interchangeable. The 727-100 version of the 727 provided standard transport for up to 131 passengers.
General:
Additional material: Memorabilia in this collection, i.e. playing cards, magazines, etc., was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Division.
NASMrev
Provenance:
United Airlines, Inc., Gift, 1992, 1992-0051, 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:
Boeing 727 Family  Search this
Boeing Model 727-100  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Financial records
Publications
Microfiche
Microfilms
Manuals
Ephemera
Identifier:
NASM.1992.0051
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1992-0051

National Air Transport Collection [Hutchinson]

Creator:
National Air Transport  Search this
Names:
Boeing Air Transport  Search this
National Air Transport  Search this
Stout Air Services  Search this
United Air Lines, Inc.  Search this
Addems, Walter J.  Search this
Bitterman, Harry  Search this
Daniels, Beebe  Search this
Gray, E. Brown  Search this
Hopkins, R. T.  Search this
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952  Search this
Lott, Egbert P.  Search this
Robertson, C. T.  Search this
Extent:
0.75 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox and one cassette tape box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Newsletters
Clippings
Notes
Correspondence
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1927-1937
Summary:
This collection consists of a scrapbook, photographs, correspondence, interviews, and newspaper articles relating to National Air Transport (NAT).
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material: NAT scrapbook which includes 110 photographs of NAT pilots, aircraft used by NAT and the service overhaul shop; correspondence and notes by or about Walter J. Addems, E.B. Gray Egbert P. Lott, C.T. Robertson, R.T. Hopkins, and Beebe Daniels; miscellaneous material on Stout Air Services, BAT and NAT; photographs of Stout stewards; tapes of interviews with Harry Bitterman, Egbert P. Lott, and E. Brown Gray; photocopies of newspaper articles on aircraft crashes; copy of a 1933 weather report; photographs of United; and the NAT 1933 newsletter, 'Flypaper'.
Arrangement:
Arrangement by type.
Biographical / Historical:
National Air Transport (NAT), Boeing Air Transport (BAT), and Stout Air Services were three early airmail carriers. NAT was formed in 1925 by Clement Keys, and in 1927 won the bid for the New York to Chicago Airmail route. BAT received the Chicago to San Francisco route in 1927, and also carried passengers. Stout Air Service was formed in 1925 and carried mail and passengers from Detroit to Cleveland. These three companies were all predecessors of United Air Lines, which was formed in 1929.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Joseph D. Hutchinson, Gift, 1990, NASM.1991.0024, 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 <extref xlink:href="http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions"
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Newsletters
Clippings
Notes
Correspondence
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
National Air Transport Collection [Hutchinson], NASM.1991.0024, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0024
See more items in:
National Air Transport Collection [Hutchinson]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0024
Online Media:

Leisure airlines of Europe / [Klaus Vomhof]

Author:
Vomhof, Klaus  Search this
Physical description:
194 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Passenger traffic  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Chartering  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Call number:
HE9842.A35 V66 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_827197

Space life sciences : structure and dynamics of the global space radiation field at aircraft altitudes / edited by D.F. Smart

Author:
Smart, D. F. 1935-  Search this
COSPAR  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 115 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Passenger traffic--Effect of radiation on  Search this
Radiation--Measurement  Search this
Call number:
TL725.3.R3 S63 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_733035

Airworld : design and architecture for air travel / Vitra Design Museum

Author:
Vitra Design Museum  Search this
Vegesack, Alexander von  Search this
Eisenbrand, Jochen  Search this
Physical description:
295 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Passenger traffic  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Airports--Design and construction  Search this
Industrial design--History  Search this
Call number:
HE9787.3.D4 V58 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_765158

Life in the air : surviving the new culture of air travel / Mark Gottdiener

Author:
Gottdiener, Mark  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 217 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Air travel  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Passenger traffic  Search this
Airports  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_612371

[Trade catalogs on direct service flight via Douglas DC-6 ... ]

Author:
United Air Lines, inc  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
195u
[195-?]-
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Passenger traffic  Search this
Douglas DC-6 (Transport plane)  Search this
Mainliner 300 (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
052804
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_689949

Airline passenger security screening : new technologies and implementation issues / Committee on Commercial Aviation Security, Panel on Passenger Screening, National Materials Advisory Board, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council

Author:
National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on Commercial Aviation Security  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 74 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Airports--Security measures  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Passenger traffic--Security measures  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_502976

ATPCO passenger tariff set

Title:
Airline Tariff Publishing Company passenger tariff set
Author:
Airline Tariff Publishing Company  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Canada
North America
Date:
1980
19uu
Topic:
Airlines--Rates--Periodicals  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Passenger traffic--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
HE9783.3.U6 A37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_507729

Profiles of scheduled air carrier passenger traffic, top 100 U.S. airports

Author:
United States Aviation Forecast Branch  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 27 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Passenger traffic--Statistics--Periodicals  Search this
Airports--Statistics--Periodicals  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_510370

U.S. international air travel statistics

Title:
US international air travel statistics
United States international air travel statistics
Author:
Center for Transportation Information (U.S.)  Search this
United States Department of Transportation Office of Airline Statistics  Search this
United States Immigration and Naturalization Service  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Passenger traffic--Statistics--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
HE9803.A1 U108
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_512084

Profiles of international passengers at U.S. airports

Author:
United States Aviation Forecast Branch  Search this
Physical description:
v. 27 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Passenger traffic--Statistics--Periodicals  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_512090

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