Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Collection [Jones]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0043
Dates:
bulk 1930-2001
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Cubic Feet
(5 boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of six cubic feet of material mostly relating to the Pan Am Communications Department and their work in Latin America. This material includes the following types of material: photographs, charts, drawings, weather memos, reports and manuals. This collection also includes material relating to Pan Am employees, such as retirement, insurance, union, travel policies, and general Pan Am memorabilia.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Pan American World 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 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
Margaret Jones, Gift, 2015

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Collection [Jones], Accession 2015-0043, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airlines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airports -- Communication systems Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caribbean Area Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memorabilia -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pan American World Airways, Inc. 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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