Dorothy E. Mills Flight Attendant papers, 1945-1997

By Rudo Kemper

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Collection Overview

Title: Dorothy E. Mills Flight Attendant papers, 1945-1997

ID: ASM0547

Creator: Mills, Dorothy E. (1920-)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Dorothy E. Mills Flight Attendant papers contains materials related to her tenure as a stewardess of the Latin American Division and later chief stewardess of the Atlantic Division for the Pan American World Airways in the 1940s. Held in the collection are the following items:

Four letters by Mills to William Brown, Head of Special Collections in 1997, discussing the materials donated to the collection and her history with the Pan American World Airways.

An acceptance letter, an award letter (written and signed by founder Juan Trippe), and a resignation letter from Pan American World Airways.

23 8" x 10" photographs of Pan American World Airways flight attendants, with accompanying descriptions.

A scrapbook of clippings, photographs, and other materials by Mills about her life as a Pan American World Airways flight attendant

Two issues (including two duplicates) of Clipper Magazine, both containing articles about Mills.

Six newspaper clippings about Pan American World Airways.

Biographical Note

Dorothy E. Mills was one of the first (1943) class of International Flight Stewardesses in the Latin American Division of the Pan American World Airways, Inc., and later Chief Stewardess of the Atlantic Division from 1945 to 1947.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Dorothy E. Mills Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Related Materials:

Aviation History Collections

A guide prepared by Maria R. Estorino, December 2006

Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records

World Wings International Records

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 Collection

For more information please see http://library.miami.edu/specialcollections/aviation-history-bib/.

Preferred Citation: Dorothy E. Mills Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida


Box and Folder Listing


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Folder 1: Letters (4) to William Brown, September 13, 1997 - October 15, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Pan American World Airways, Inc. letters (3), November 22, 1943 - March 19, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 8" x 10" photographs of Pan American World Airways, Inc. flight attendants (23)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Dorothy E. Mills scrapbookAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Clipper newspapers (4), May 17, 1945 - November 24, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Newspaper clippings (6), July 11, 1945 - November 11, 1991Add to your cart.