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Captain Michael Gitt Papers

Creator:
Gitt, Michael.  Search this
Names:
Air Lines Pilots Association (ALPA)  Search this
Colonial Airlines  Search this
Eastern Airlines, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
3.56 Cubic Feet ((4 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Technical manuals
Legal documents
Financial records
Maps
Date:
bulk 1930s-1970s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately three cubic feet of the papers of Captain Michael Gitt. Included in the collection are the following types of material: flight logs and licenses; applications for employment; aerial negatives and photographs of the New York City area; correspondence, mostly to colleagues at Colonial Airways and ALPA: several Colonial Airways newsletters; material relating to his employment at Colonial Airways, including aircraft manuals for the DC-2 and DC-3; rosters and documentation relating to the Retired Eastern Pilots Association; and legal briefs and correspondence associated with his age discrimination case against Eastern Airlines in 1969.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Michael Gitt (1908-2002) was a pilot for several airlines from 1940 until 1968, most notably Colonial Airways, where he began his airline career, and for Eastern Airlines, from which he retired as a Senior Captain in 1968. Gitt was also extremely active with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) from 1946-1956, and served as chairman of numerous negotiating committees. Gitt filed one of the first pilot age discrimination suits against Eastern Airlines in 1969; F. Lee Bailey served as one of his lawyers in that case. After his retirement from the airlines, Gitt began a second career when he became director of Marine Activities for the Park District of Great Neck. Besides his work and many civic and community organizations that he was involved with, Gitt also fulfilled a dream during the 1970s by earning his glider pilot license.
Provenance:
Patricia and Brian Gitt, Gift, 2003
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  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Legal documents
Financial records
Maps
Citation:
Captain Michael Gitt Papers, Accession 2003-0033, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2003.0033
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2003-0033

Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Organizations
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Organizations / Series D: Organizations
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-d-ref217

Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer DA, Folder 378750-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Organizations
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Organizations / Series D: Organizations / Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-d-ref218

Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer DA, Folder 378750-02
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Organizations
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Organizations / Series D: Organizations / Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-d-ref221

Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer DA, Folder 378750-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Organizations
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Organizations / Series D: Organizations / Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-d-ref224

Pin, Lapel, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), "Magellan T. Bear"

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Aluminum
Dimensions:
3-D: 1.9 × 1.4 × 1cm (3/4 × 9/16 × 3/8 in.)
Storage: 17.8 × 10.2 × 2.5cm (7 × 4 × 1 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Penny Wiedeke and Jerry Williams.
Inventory Number:
A19980135007
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d09e3efa-3f97-4713-abc0-9c17e118169e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19980135007

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