Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Footage

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2008.0016
Creators:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Dates:
1963-1986
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.4 Cubic feet
8 reels and 1 cassette
Repository:
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) was active in the airline industry from 1927, when it established a regular scheduled international service, to its bankruptcy in late 1991. This collection consists of six films, two video tapes, and a 1/4 inch audio tape pertaining to Pan Am.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of six films, two video tapes, and a 1/4 inch audio tape. The films in this collection are as follows "Wings to the Land of the Maya" (1965); "Birth of a Jet"; "The Pan Am Story;" "Panamac - What it is...What it Does;" "50,000;" and end titles to a longer film. The video tapes in this collection are "C. E. Acker on Sale of Pacific Division" (4/25/1986, U-Matic); "Pan American/National Merger" (internal version, U-Matic). The audio tape is a recording of the "Old Timers Program" for October 10, 1963.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by type of material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) was active in the airline industry from 1927, when it established a regular scheduled international service, to its bankruptcy in late 1991. Pan Am 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 establishing many "firsts" with routes, Pan Am also set "firsts" in aircraft technology, as when they became the first to use Boeing 747s in regular scheduled services.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described (2008) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Doug Miller, Gift, 2008, NASM.2008.0016

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
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Footage, NASM.2008.0016, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airlines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures (visual works) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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