National Air and Space Museum Archives

Pan American World Airways Film Footage and Slide Presentations

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0027
Creators:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Dates:
1958-1980
bulk [ca. 1960s-1970s]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2.63 Cubic feet
(1 legal document box) (2 records center boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 25 16 mm films, four tape/slide sets on travel, seven individual slides and a tape of Pan American 'Theme' music. The film footage includes the history of the company; promotional films for travel and services; television commercials; introduction to Boeing 747 service; and training films for employees.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Pan American World Airways was active in the airline industry from 1927, when it established a regular scheduled international service, to its bankruptcy in late 1991. Pan American was the first American airline to operate a permanent international air service. From its first route between Key West and Havana, Pan Am extended its routes into the rest of the Caribbean, Central America and South America. In 1936, Pan Am inaugurated passenger service in the Pacific, and began service in the Atlantic in 1939. Pan Am started around-the-world commercial air service in 1947. Besides setting many 'firsts' with routes, Pan Am also established 'firsts' in the aircraft technology they chose, such as being the first to use Boeing 747s in regular scheduled services.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Pan American World Airways, Inc., gift, 1992, 1992-0027, NASM

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

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Keywords
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Television advertising Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boeing 747 Family Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airlines Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising -- Airlines Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Travel Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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