Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Scheaffer]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0267
Creators:
Scheaffer, Daniel
Dates:
1928-1952
bulk 1928-1943
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.09 cubic feet
(1 records center box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes material that Sheaffer collected about TAT, including: tickets, advertisements, brochures, route maps, schedules, TAT business documents, TAT Air Mail documents, photographs, correspondence, and a scrapbook detailing Transcontinental Air Transport. There is also some material pertaining to Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The photographs show TAT terminals and aircraft, and famous personalities including Amelia Earhart and Will Rogers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) was the first U.S. airline associated with railroads (Pennsylvania and Santa Fe) in providing a rapid form of coast to coast transportation service. Daniel M. Sheaffer, as the chairman of the executive committee of TAT, was a pioneer in the development of commercial aviation for mail express and passengers. He assisted in the actual development of the TAT line and with the inauguration of the service.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Railroad travel Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Scheaffer, Daniel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Railroad Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Santa Fe Railroad Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transcontinental Air Transport Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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