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Wisconsin Central Airlines

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/4 in x 4 in; 6.985 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
Label
label, tourism
Subject:
Tourist Trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Mrs. Edith C. Keenan
ID Number:
1979.1162.023
Accession number:
1979.1162
Catalog number:
1979.1162.023
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d3d4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_664908

Wisconsin Central Airlines

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/4 in x 4 in; 6.985 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
Label
label, tourism
Subject:
Tourist Trade  Search this
Air Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Mrs. Edith C. Keenan
ID Number:
1979.1162.001
Accession number:
1979.1162
Catalog number:
1979.1162.001
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d3dd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_664923

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:

Republic Feeder Airlines Collection

Creator:
Republic Airlines  Search this
Names:
Air West  Search this
Bonanza Air Lines  Search this
Hughes Air West  Search this
North Central Airlines  Search this
Pacific Air Lines  Search this
Southern Airways  Search this
Southwest Airways  Search this
West Coast Airlines  Search this
Wisconsin Central Airlines  Search this
Extent:
7.63 Cubic feet ((7 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Press releases
Newsletters
Reports
Maps
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1945-1983
bulk [ca. 1950s-1960s]
Summary:
This collection consisted of miscellaneous material, including annual reports, for companies that were later acquired by Republic Airlines.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consisted of miscellaneous material, including annual reports for all companies that eventually came under Republic Airlines: route maps, photographs of various aircraft used, and publicity stickers, stamps, and notices. Press releases and newsletters are held for some of the companies. Much of the collection of press releases, progress reports, and information packets centers on the Boeing 727 series, the Boeing 747SP series, and the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 series. This collection also includes Bonanza Air Lines negatives.

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.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection consist of various materials belonging to a group of airlines that eventually came under Republic Airlines. The product of mergers, this airline found its start in the small, postwar feeder airlines of the Mid- and Southwest. The nine small companies that became Republic include: West Coast Airlines, Wisconsin Central Airlines, North Central Airlines, Southwest Airways, Southern Airways, Bonanza Air Lines, Pacific Air Lines, Air West, and finally, Hughes Air West.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Minnesota Historical Society, Gift, 1989, 1989-0134, 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
Douglas DC-9 Family  Search this
Boeing 747SP (747-100SP)  Search this
Local service airlines  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Press releases
Newsletters
Reports
Maps
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
Republic Feeder Airlines Collection, Acc. NASM.1999.0134, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0134
See more items in:
Republic Feeder Airlines Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0134
Online Media:

North Central Airlines Ephemera

Creator:
North Central Airlines  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet (One flat box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Calendars
Ephemera
Date:
1955 - 1967
Summary:
This collection consists of advertising ephemera from North Central Airlines, 1955 - 1967.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following advertising ephemera: North Central Airlines 1967 Proof Book, North Central Airlines Calendar, 1955 (2 copies); North Central Airlines Calendar, 1957; North Central Airlines Calendar, 1962; North Central Airlines Calendar, 1963 (3 copies); North Central Airlines Calendar, 1965; North Central Airlines First-Flighter Certificate; North Central Folder with advertisement; and Local Airline Service brochure.
Arrangement:
No arrangement.
Biographical / Historical:
Wisconsin Central Airlines began service between six Wisconsin cities in 1946. Eventually, the service increased and, in 1952, the company moved its headquarters to Minneapolis, Minnesota and changed its name to North Central Airlines. In 1979, North Central Airlines merged with Southern Airways to form Republic Airlines. In 1986, Republic Airlines became part of Northwest Airlines, which was purchased by Delta Air Lines in 2008.
Provenance:
Unknown, transfer from NASM Aeronautics Department, 2019, NASM.2019.0043
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
Genre/Form:
Calendars -- 1950-2000
Ephemera
Citation:
North Central Airlines Ephemera, NASM.2019.0043, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0043
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0043

Wisconsin Central Airlines (USA)

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: Air Transport
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Air Transport / Series F1: Air Transport, Airlines
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-f-ref6701

Wisconsin Central Airlines (USA)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer F1W, Folder 570000-01
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: Air Transport
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Air Transport / Series F1: Air Transport, Airlines / Wisconsin Central Airlines (USA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-f-ref6702

Wisconsin Central Airlines (USA)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer F1W, Folder 570000-02
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: Air Transport
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Air Transport / Series F1: Air Transport, Airlines / Wisconsin Central Airlines (USA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-f-ref6705

Wisconsin Central Airlines (USA)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer F1W, Folder 570000-03
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: Air Transport
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Air Transport / Series F1: Air Transport, Airlines / Wisconsin Central Airlines (USA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-f-ref6708

Wisconsin Central Airlines (USA)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer F1W, Folder 570000-04
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: Air Transport
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Air Transport / Series F1: Air Transport, Airlines / Wisconsin Central Airlines (USA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-f-ref6711

The Republic Airlines story, 1945-1986 / Terry Love

Author:
Love, Terry  Search this
Subject:
Republic Airlines History  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2012
C2012
Topic:
Airlines--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1022506

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