Airline Menu Collection [Grosdidier de Matons]
This collection consists of approximately 2.84 cubic feet of airline menus and other ephemera gathered by Jean Grosdidier de Matons, circa 1963 to 2006.
This collection includes material in multiple languages.
Airline Postcards [Tylander]
This collection consists of approximately 6,479 postcards collected by Charles C. Tylander. The postcards represent many national and international airlines including Adria Airways (Germany/Slovenia); Aer Lingus (Ireland); Aeroflot (Russia); Aeromexico (Mexico); AeroPeru (Peru); Aero Trasporti Italiani (ATI) (Italy); Air Afrique (France); Air Algerie (Algeria); Air California (AirCal) (USA); Air Canada …
French Aviation Photography Collection
This collection consists of scans copied by the NASM Archives of eleven photographs taken by Laura W. Heermance (1916-1960) in France during the Spring of 1937. The photographs were shot at the Le Bourget Airport and at the Aero Club de la Riviera, France The following aircraft are shown: Imperial Airways Short …
Airline Baggage Labels [Wilson]
Nathaniel "Buddy" Wilson, Jr. (1936-2010) wrote to various airlines as a child asking them to send him examples of baggage labels. He was very successful and collected many from regional, national, and international airlines. This small collection consists of approximately 0.20 cubic feet of baggage labels, airmail labels, etiquettes, and other ephemera from various airlines.
United Air Lines Flight Attendant Memorabilia [Candace LaRocca]
This collection consists of materials relating to Candace LaRocca's career as a United Air Lines flight attendant.
Independence Air Collection
This collection consists of the following documents: "Fly License Program;" "Airport Ground Vehicle Operations;" "Independence Air Grooming and Uniform Guidelines," October 2004; "CRJ Outstation RON Cleaning Program;" information about transporting passengers in a wheelchair; "Space-Available and Confirmed Space Travel on Independence Air;" "Job-Specific Known-How Part I, IAD Unit Supervisor;" "FLYi University …
"An Album of International Air Liners"
This collection consists of "An Album of International Air Liners" issued by John Player & Sons, circa 1935. The album was designed to house "Player's cigarettes" cards collected from packages and this example contains all fifty cards in the series.
Mid-Century Airliners Photography
Photography in this collection was collected by Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Air Transport Curator R. E. G. (Ron) Davies from a variety of unidentified sources, presumably for integration into his airline reference files. It includes a mixture of black and white and color formats from 35 mm roll film to 4.75 x 6 inch sheet film. Aircraft pictured are predominantly airliners in use in the post-World War II period, circa 1947-1965, and include views of British, European, and American airliners at airports in the United Kingdom, and passenger and cargo aircraft belonging to various Central and South American airlines photographed at Miami International Airport (Florida, USA).
R. E. G. (Ron) Davies Air Transport Collection
1847 to 2011
R. E. G. (Ron) Davies (1921 -2011) was an English airline historian, who worked in airline marketing research before joining the National Air and Space Museum in 1981. He served as a curator until his retirement in 2011. This reference collection was compiled by Davies during his career and consists of historical data and materials—including photographs, timetables, and memorabilia—from the airlines of the world.
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Aviation
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Aviation forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana