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Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records, 1927-1991 | University of Miami Special Collections

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Title: Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records, 1927-1991Add to your cart.

ID: ASM0341

Extent: 1500.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The preliminary inventory is divided into two accessions and provides basic descriptions of content and date ranges.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of Pan American World Airways, Inc., begin with the company's founding in 1927, and provide a fascinating perspective on the growth and development of a modern aviation corporation. Examples of early records include a volume entitled "Passenger Traffic Statistics, From December 18th, 1929 To December 5th, 1934." The handwritten entries in this logbook record the names, destinations, fares, flight numbers, and nationalities of passengers. Individual remarks for passengers include annotations such as "First woman passenger," First Miami Passenger" and "Passenger's Weight 242 lbs."

The records of Pan Am include administrative and financial files; technical,mechanical and research reports; extensive public relations and promotional materials; internal publications including newsletters, journals and press releases; and other materials. Extensive photograph files, albums and scrapbooks also document the world-wide history of Pan Am, as a pioneer in the development of aviation equipment, air routes, commercial passenger service, navigation techniques and communication systems.

The Pan Am collection is available for research. It consist of approximately 1,500 linear feet of files. A preliminary, folder-level inventory provides a brief overview of the contents of the files.

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Alternate Extent Statement: 1,500 linear ft.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation: Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records, Special Collections Division, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Finding Aid Revision History: Container list by Marcia Evanson.

Container List (PDF):

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