Harold W. "Toffy" Tofflemire Eastern Air Lines Material

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2021.0007
Creators:
Tofflemire, Harold W.
Dates:
1940–1981
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.25 Cubic feet
One slim legal document case
Repository:
This collection consists of material relating to Harold W. "Toffy" Tofflemire's tenure at Eastern Air Lines, including the following: correspondence (letters, interoffice memoranda, and a telegram between Tofflemire and Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker, president and chairman of Eastern Air Lines; Eastern Air Lines postcards; published material; and photographs.
This collection is in English.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of .25 cubic feet of material relating to Harold W. "Toffy" Tofflemire's tenure at Eastern Air Lines, including the following: correspondence (letters, interoffice memoranda, and a telegram between Tofflemire and Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker, president and chairman of Eastern Air Lines; Eastern Air Lines postcards; published material; and photographs. There are also a few items from other airlines, including American Airlines wartime passenger brochures, and a photograph of the Apollo 8 Earth view autographed by Frank Borman.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arranged by type of material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Harold W. "Toffy" Tofflemire (1904–1983) was a station manager for Eastern Air Lines (1930 - 1968). Tofflemire's flying career started in Pipestone, Minnesota, when he built and flew an airplane in 1918. He then barnstormed with friend Earl Smith in a Curtiss JN-4 through South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Kansas. Tofflemire joined Eastern Air Lines in the 1930s and was a station manager in Miami, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Chicago Midway, and Atlanta. His team started the control tower concept in Atlanta, originated the "transfer point" idea and established the reservation roundtable. Tofflemire also invented a scooter-powered baggage truck and a conveyor belt loading device for Eastern

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2020.
Author
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
David Koch, Gift, 2020, NASM.2021.0007

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
Harold W. "Toffy" Tofflemire Eastern Air Lines Material, NASM.2021.0007, 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
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1940-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airlines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eastern Airlines, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Airlines Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
https://airandspace.si.edu/archives