South American Aviation Travel Scrapbooks
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0064
Creators:
Swope, Robert Bricker
Dates:
1939, 1946
Languages:
English
The collection is in
English
and
Spanish
.
Physical Description:
0.36 Cubic feet
(1 letter document box)
Repository:
This collection consists of three scrapbooks contain a detailed log of Robert Bricker Swope's South American travels. Objects include photographs, some from the air (some of the 1946 photos are in color), plane tickets, plane schedules, plane routes, airline brochures, correspondence from airlines (Pan American, Eastern, Panagra, SCADTA), hotel reservations and correspondence, travel brochures, maps, business cards, passport, itineraries, postcards, and telegrams.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The three scrapbooks contain a detailed log of Mr. Swope's South American travels. Objects include: many photos, some from the air (some of the 1946 photos are in color); plane tickets; plane schedules; plane routes; airline brochures; correspondence from airlines ( Pan American, Eastern, Panagra, Scadta); hotel reservations and correspondence; travel brochures; maps; business cards; passport; itineraries; postcards; and telegrams.
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
Robert Bricker Swope was born in 1888 and worked as an executive in Washington D.C. Mr. Swope took two trips by plane to South America, and was accompanied by his wife Lydia L. Swope on the second trip.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Tom Adams, 1991. Revised by Patricia Williams, 2012. Digital assets attached by Allan Janus, 2020.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Keith R. Bailey, Gift, 1991, 1991-0064, NASM

General
General
NASMrev

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
South American Aviation Travel Scrapbooks, Acc.1991.0064, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Airlines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aeronautics -- Central America Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Swope, Robert Bricker Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swope, Lydia L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pan American World Airways, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eastern Airlines, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
PANAGRA (Pan American-Grace Airways Inc) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
SCADTA (Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aereos) 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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