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W.R. Peters Pan Am photographs, 1942-1977 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Emily Gibson

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ID: ASM0327

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Formats/Genres: Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The bulk of this collection consists of photographs taken and developed by W.R. Peters between 1942 and 1955 while working for Pan Am. It also includes: a Miami and Latin American Division pilot and cabin service personnel directory, a pilot seniority list, a grievance conciliation and agreement list, and some photographs that were not taken by Mr. Peters that were acquired at antique stores.

The collection candidly depicts the working lives of Pan Am flight attendants and pilots, including excellent images of insignia, aircraft, and architecture. Photographs not by Peters include images taken during the 747SP “New Horizons” speed record breaking around the world flight in 1977, the Orange Bowl Parade, and flight attendant class photos from the 36th Street flight academy.

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Aeronautics, Commercial - History
Aviation history
Flight attendants
Pan American World Airways, Inc.

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Alternate Extent Statement: 2 boxes containing 3 photo albums

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research use.

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