James H. "Jack" Knight Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0011
Creators:
Knight, James H. "Jack"
Dates:
1893-1945
bulk 1922-1945
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.45 Cubic Feet
(1 legal document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes a pouch given to passengers on sleeper flights. It contained the instructions 'Just in Case' and the paper slippers. There is also a handwritten (and on hotel stationary) account of flying over the Allegheny Mountains. There are a number of interval publications issued for United pilots, correspondence between Jack Knight and Don Beebe, miscellaneous publications, Knight's business card (United States Air Mail Service) and (possibly) his crib sheets.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jack Knight was one of the early airmail pilots and later became a pilot for the United Air Lines (Boeing Air Transport was predecessor). After over two million miles of flying Knight 'retired' from flying to work in the offices of United Air Lines.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
J. Ted Beebe, gift, 1988, 1989-0011, NASM

General
General
Other materials: Paper slippers included in this collection have been accessioned as an artifact.
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
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air mail service Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knight, James H. "Jack" Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United Air Lines, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/