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.
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.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Aviation History Collections
A guide prepared by Maria R. Estorino, December 2006
Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records
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Clipper Pioneers Collection
Ione Wright Papers
Humphrey W. Toomey Papers
William C. House Papers
Donald W. Thomson Papers
George Price Papers
Kimball J. Scribner Collection
Roy Keeler Collection
F. Charles Ruegg Papers
Leonard Albasi/Gill Family Collection
J. H. Brown Collection
Dorothy E. Mills Collection
Port Washington Public Library Oral History Collection
R.A. Seymour Collection
Dorothy Thomas Collection
Randy Liberman Collection
Vincent A. Jablon Collection
James Wendler Collection
Dolores Pla Menocal Photograph CollectionFor more information please see http://library.miami.edu/specialcollections/aviation-history-bib/.
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): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0341CL.pdf