Pan American World Airways, Inc. Collection, 1939-1954

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Collection Overview

Title: Pan American World Airways, Inc. Collection, 1939-1954

ID: ASM9975

Extent: 9.0 Boxes

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, personal papers, photographs, ephemera, and records concerning Pan American World Airways.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.


Box and Folder Listing


Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Graham Clipper PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Photographs taken by John W. Graham (Jack) in 1939 and 1941 of clipper planes in Biscayne Bay.
Folder 2: Jennings Photos and LettersAdd to your cart.
4 photographs and two letters relating to Pan Am.
Folder 3: Photographs, Clippings, and Ephemera, 1942, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
7 pages containing various black and white photographs, newspaper clippings (in Spanish and English), and assorted Pan Am ephemera. Gift of Patricia Figueroa Sowers.
Folder 4: Magazine: "Alas sobre Cuba", 1943Add to your cart.
Color booklet for Compania Nacional Cubana de Aviacion, 19 pages, written in Spanish. Gift of Patricia Figueroa Sowers.
Folder 5: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
2 black and white photographs of passengers embarking/disembarking Pan Am airplanes, 1 of a Pan Am flight attendant sitting at a desk. Gift of Patricia Figueroa Sowers.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1944, 1945Add to your cart.
2 items of correspondence both labeled Compania Cubana de Aviacion, one written in Spanish and the other in English. Gift of Patricia Figueroa Sowers.
Folder 7: Dr. Martin Mangels Personal Items, ca. 1950-1970Add to your cart.
Contents in this folder were donated by Barbara Blews on behalf of her father, Dr. Martin Magels, former physician of Pan Am's Latin American Division. Among the items are 10 photographs from various events with Dr. Martin Mangel present in most, 1 copy of The Clipper featuring Pan Am employees, 1 menu/guest list for Wilbur L. Morrison's 35th Anniversary celebration, and 1 menu/guest list for Wilbur L. Morrison's retirement party.
Folder 8: Pan Am Blend CoffeeAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: National Airlines Newsletters and Newsclippings, ca. 1960sAdd to your cart.
Contents in this folder were donated by Peggy Mann, 2014.
Item 1: Article: "Well-Traveled Cinderellas of the Air", n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Article: "FBI Probes Mystery of Hijack Hostage", n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Article: "FBI Probes Hijacking", n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Aritcle: "New Training Unit Ready for National", 1966Add to your cart.
Item 5: Article: "They're Dressed Fit to Fly", 1966Add to your cart.
Item 6: Newsletter: Central Florida Buccaneers, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 10: National Airlines Ticket and Ticket Holder, 1969Add to your cart.
Contents in this folder were donated by Peggy Mann, 2014.
Folder 11: Photographs and Prints: Clipper Hall, Pan Am Jet Clipper Althea, 1984, n.d.Add to your cart.
Contents in this folder were donated by Hans Schneukel, 2014.
Folder 12: Postcards: Pan Am Prints, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Flyer & Postcard: Pan Am Lounge (German), n.d.Add to your cart.
The flyer and postcard feature the flight crew. Gift of Natascha Bonnermann.
Folder 14: Booklet: 707 Jet Clippers, n.d.Add to your cart.
Propaganda about the Pan American 707 Jet Clippers. Gift of Mr. Frank Harty.
Folder 15: Newspaper Clippings and Program for the 43rd Anniversary of the Women's Commission Awards, 1993, 2014Add to your cart.
Features former Pan Am flight attendant, Patricia Ireland.
Folder 16: Correspondence: Woodridge Productions regarding Pan Am TV series, 2011Add to your cart.
One page letter from Kate Beall of Woodridge Productions searching for apartments to film the TV series Pan Am in.
Folder 17: Magazine: Dassault, 2013Add to your cart.
Summer 2013 issue for aviation-themed magazine.
Folder 18: My Avaiation Career, by Ed Dover, July, 28, 2015Add to your cart.
A brief autobiography of Ed Dover, including his aviation career with Pan Am, the CAA/FAA and his post-WWII careers.
Folder 19: Menu and Program: The President Special Gala, 2015Add to your cart.
Menu and program handed out at the World Wings International gala on October 24, 2015.
Folder 20: Pan Am Ephemera: Complimentary comb and soaps, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Pan Am Photographs and Ephemera, ca. 1950-1963Add to your cart.
Items from this folder were donated by Hal Birchfield. Folder includes four photographs of Martin Mangels Jr., medical director of the Latin American Division, with colleagues or by himself. Also included are four in-flight menus given on various Pan Am flights and a small booklet for Mario J. Martinez, celebrating 35 years of service as the Latin American Division Traffic and Sales Managers of Pan Am.
Box 2: Clipper Club Certificate, 1954Add to your cart.
Matted certificate for Manuel Figueroa, signed by Juan Trippe. Gift of Patricia Figueroa Sowers.
Box 3: EphemeraAdd to your cart.
Contents of this box were donated by Robert S. Hosmon.
Item 1: Pan Am playing cardsAdd to your cart.
Item 2: British Overseas Airways Corporation playing cardsAdd to your cart.
Item 3: American Airlines First Class playing cardsAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Eastern Airlines playing cardsAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Robert S. Hosmon Clipper Club member tagAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Pan Am Clipper Club membership cardAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Pan Am WorldPass Frequent Traveler CardAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Contents of this box were donated by Miss Wendy Knecht
Folder 1: Manuscript: Journal entry from September 5th, 1986Add to your cart.
Wendy Knecht's personal account of the Karachi Hijacking and the funeral of Neerja Mishra Bhanot.
Folder 2: Bulletin: Monthly Operational Bulletin Volume XVI, Issue 10, Special Edition, October 1986Add to your cart.
Contains a transcript of Vice Chairman Martin Shugrue's speech about the tragedy of flight 73 and the death of Neerja Mishra Bhanot and Meherjee Kharas
Folder 3: Typescript: Letter detailing the requirements to apply as a Pan American Flight AttendantAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Typescript: A Hostage Psychological Survival GuideAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Typescript: Letter from Mr. Eddie Acker, President of Pan Am World AirwaysAdd to your cart.
Letter commending exceptional service received upon PAA Flight 21.
Folder 6: Newsletter Article: "She was our own Lado"Add to your cart.
Newsletter with a lengthy interview with Neerja's parents containing much personal and biographical information about the deceased flight attendant.
Folder 7: Flight Service Hiring Weight ChartAdd to your cart.
"Elbow measurements in centimeters for medium-framed men and women."
Folder 8: Typescript: In-Flight Services Rules of ConductAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Recruiting and Training Song SheetAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Pan Am Personnel Policy Manual: Employee Rules of ConductAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Wendy Knecht's Instructor Questionaire Response from training in IndiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Newsletter Article: Tribute to the Crew of Flight 73Add to your cart.
Page from Newsletter containing articles commemorating the hijacking in Karachi.
Folder 13: Newspaper Article: Life after NeerjaAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Newspaper Article: Messages from BeyondAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Pan Am Letters to Miss Wendy KnechtAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Newspaper Article: A Father ReminiscesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Pan Am First Class MenuAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Article: On the 30th Anniversary of Pan Am Flight 73, 2016Add to your cart.
Box 5: San Francisco Pacific FestivalAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: PhotosAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: NewspapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Congratulatory Letters to Mr. Robert DixonAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: B-cards from charity fashion showAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Newsletter: Travel TalkAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Robert Dixon Certificate of AppreciationAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: NewsprintsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Contents of this box were donated by Mr. Jonathan Johnson Jr.
Folder 1: Reports: Canton IslandAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence regarding Canton IslandAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters to and from President H.M. Bixby, 1937-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Memorandum, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Typescript: The First Five Years of Commerical Aviation Activity in China, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Handwritten Journal Entries, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Excerpt: Birth of a Giant of the AirAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Hong Kong DescriptiveAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Handwritten Canton Island NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Canton Book Notes, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Addresses From the Canton Island FileAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Excerpt: Building the Pacific Air TrackAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Transcript: Interview with Frank Mackenzie, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Article: Commercial Aviation and the Colonization of the Equatorial Islands, 1934-1936, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Inauguration of South Pacific Air Service Brings Civilization to Canton Island, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 16: "History of Canton Island"Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Notes on Canton Island StoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Outline: The Battle for Canton IslandAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Article: Riding the Skyways 8,000 Miles Down UnderAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Typescript: China's Celestial Burma Road, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Typescript: "Notes on China"Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Typescript: "China Story"Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Outline: China StoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Transcript: Condition of PAA Employees Interned in Manila and Guam, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Transcript: Nanking- Waichiaopu Spokesman Comments on Gaimusho Statement, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 26: PAA CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: "China Book"Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Basic Chronology for China Series (War Period), 1937-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Story projects: AVG Tactics, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Draft of the FORTUNE Article, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Typescript: The Operating History of China National Aviation Corp.Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Wuchow, Riverboat between Kwei Ping & Low Chow, and Chungking, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Handwritten China NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Typescript: China, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Report of Installation of Radio Station at MyitkyinaAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Typescripts: MacaoAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Contents of this box were donated by Miss Carol Shaw Goelz.
Folder 1: Various Colorful PostcardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence: Africa LTDAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Pan Am National Retiree's Association Notice to VeteransAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Pan Am Historical Foundation Informational PaperAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Book: Talking to World from Pan-Am's ClippersAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Bound Typescript: Maintenance Management DigestAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Newspapers: Pan Am ClipperAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Pan Am Buttons, Pins, EtcAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Book: Aircraft MaintenanceAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Book: New Horizons World GuideAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Menus, 1962, n.d.Add to your cart.
Two Pan Am menus, one is labeled "Abroad the Inaugural Jet Clipper Juneau-Seattle" (February 1962) and the other has a visual of a ship on the cover titled "Clipper Ship 'Dreadnought' Off Tuskar Light.'" Donated by UAA-APU Consortium Library Archives and Special Collections.
Box 8: Audio-Visual MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: DVD: Pan American Airways, Inc. presents 75th Anniversary of the China Clipper's First Pacific Flight, 2010Add to your cart.
By Jon E. Krupnick. Run time: 1 hr. 03 mins.
Folder 2: DVD: Untitled, 1940Add to your cart.
Donated by Thomas Kewin. DVD is a copy of original film produced in 1940 by Pan Am. It contains information on Pacific Operations.
Folder 3: DVD: Selected Memoires - George B. E. Hambleton, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 4: DVD: University of Miami Pan Am Celebration, 2015Add to your cart.
Box 9: Scrapbook, ca. 1930sAdd to your cart.
Contains pictures from the Pan-America's explorations into the Pacific and Alaska, includes envelopes stamped with various locations in the Pacific Islands.