Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer]
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0267
Creators:
Sheaffer, Daniel
Dates:
1928-1952
bulk 1928-1943
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.91 Cubic feet
1 legal document box, 1 slim legal document box, and 3 flatboxes
Repository:
The Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) was the first US airline associated with railroads (Pennsylvania and Santa Fe) in providing a rapid form of coast to coast transportation service. This collection includes material that Daniel M. Sheaffer collected about Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT).

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes material that Daniel M. Sheaffer collected about Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), including: tickets, advertisements, brochures, route maps, schedules, TAT business documents, TAT Air Mail and Postal Telegraph documents, photographs, postcards (showing "TAT plane over" various geographical landmarks), correspondence, and scrapbooks.There is also some material pertaining to Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The photographs show TAT terminals and aircraft, and famous personalities including Amelia Earhart and Will Rogers.
Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects. In addition, images of some material in the collection have been excluded from online display due to possible copyright restrictions.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by type of material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) was the first US airline associated with railroads (Pennsylvania and Santa Fe) in providing a rapid form of coast to coast transportation service. Daniel M. Sheaffer, as the chairman of the executive committee of TAT, was a pioneer in the development of commercial aviation for mail express and passengers. He assisted in the actual development of the TAT line and with the inauguration of the service.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Patricia Williams in 1992, updated by Kristin Harley (intern) in 2010. Further updated and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2020.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mrs. Daniel M. Sheaffer, Gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0267

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
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Collection [Sheaffer], NASM.XXXX.0267, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Railroad travel Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air mail service Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Tickets Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Sheaffer, Daniel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Railroad Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Santa Fe Railroad Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transcontinental Air Transport Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss-Wright Corporation 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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