Republic Feeder Airlines Collection
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0134
Creators:
Republic Airlines
Dates:
1945-1983
bulk [ca. 1950s-1960s]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
7.63 Cubic feet
(7 records center boxes)
Repository:
This collection consisted of miscellaneous material, including annual reports, for companies that were later acquired by Republic Airlines.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consisted of miscellaneous material, including annual reports for all companies that eventually came under Republic Airlines: route maps, photographs of various aircraft used, and publicity stickers, stamps, and notices. Press releases and newsletters are held for some of the companies. Much of the collection of press releases, progress reports, and information packets centers on the Boeing 727 series, the Boeing 747SP series, and the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 series. This collection also includes Bonanza Air Lines negatives.
Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
This collection consist of various materials belonging to a group of airlines that eventually came under Republic Airlines. The product of mergers, this airline found its start in the small, postwar feeder airlines of the Mid- and Southwest. The nine small companies that became Republic include: West Coast Airlines, Wisconsin Central Airlines, North Central Airlines, Southwest Airways, Southern Airways, Bonanza Air Lines, Pacific Air Lines, Air West, and finally, Hughes Air West.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Minnesota Historical Society, Gift, 1989, 1989-0134, NASM
Processing Information
Arranged, and described by James Kohan, 1990. Encoded by Allan Janus, 2020.

General
General
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Digital Content
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Using the Collection
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
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Republic Feeder Airlines Collection, Acc. NASM.1999.0134, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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