Empire Airlines Photographs and News Clippings

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0151
Creators:
Empire Air Lines
Dates:
[ca. 1930s-1950s]
bulk [ca. 1940s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.45 Cubic Feet
(1 legal document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes the following: 29 first flight air mail covers; 264 photographs (8 x 10) of Empire employees, aerial and ground photos, internal and external airplane shots and 31 miscellaneous negatives; newspaper clippings and correspondence; and a few photographs of Zimmerly Airlines. The articles discuss flights in Idaho (flight schools, airmail, air shows, airports, etc.).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Boise-based Empire Airlines started in September 1946 as a feeder airline with routes between Idaho Falls / Boise and between Boise / Spokane, Washington. The primary passenger aircraft by 1948 was the Douglas DC-3 'Timesaver', which was able to carry 24 passengers and three crew. Empire also carried air mail.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Jon Proctor, gift, 1991, 1987-0151, NASM

General
General
NASMrev

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Airlines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Empire Air Lines Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zimmerly Air Lines Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
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