Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Air-Rail Service Scrapbooks
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0081
Dates:
1929
Languages:
English
Collection material is in English.
Physical Description:
1.59 Cubic Feet
3 flat boxes
Repository:
The Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Air-Rail Service Scrapbooks collection consists of three large, fabric covered scrapbooks. The set documents the pre- and post-inaugural activities of TAT for the period of time between June and November, 1929.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes three scrapbooks. The news clippings in Volume I cover the period of July 6-10, 1929, when the first transcontinental air-rail service was inaugurated. Volume II, covering the period of June 11 through August 23, 1929, documents the pre- and post-inaugural activities surrounding the establishment of the TAT. Both volumes contain newsprint with images of high-profile travelers and stakeholders, such as Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Ina Claire, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mary Pickford. The third volume (untitled) covers the time between September 4 and November 1, 1929, when the news of the TAT Ford Tri-Motor "City of San Francisco" disappearing in the mountains of New Mexico captivated readers nationwide.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is in orginal order, with each scrapbook compiled in chronological order.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) was the first U.S. airline associated with railroads (Pennsylvania and Santa Fe) to provide a rapid form of coast-to-coast transportation. Daniel M. Sheaffer, chairman of the executive committee of TAT, was a pioneer in the development of commercial aviation for passenger and express mail services. Both he and founder Clement Melville Keys were instrumental in the development of the TAT line and with the inauguration of the service.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Amanda Buel, 2018.
Author
Amanda Buel
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Pennsylvania Railroad, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0081, NASM

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
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.
Preferred Citation
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Air-Rail Service Scrapbooks, Acc. XXXX.0081, 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
Railroad travel Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air travel Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ford Tri-Motor Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss Condor Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Railroad Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fairbanks, Douglas, 1909- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Claire, Ina Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transcontinental Air Transport Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scheaffer, Daniel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Santa Fe Railroad Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pickford, Mary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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