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Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America Small Collections

 Collection
Identifier: CA-Small Collections

Scope and Content

Each collection in the Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America Small Collections is unique, but they contain similar types of material. The most common kind of material are photographs of Civil Air Transport and Air America people, aircraft, and locations. There are many first person accounts of experiences, correspondence, newspaper articles, oral histories, and interviews, and personal documentation collection by employees or their relatives and acquaintances. There are also a number of artifacts ranging from personal mementoes, to official CAT/Air America items. The collection includes a few films, some audio recordings, and several digital photograph collections stored on CD-ROMs. For more specific information on the types of items available, please view the individual entries.

Dates

  • 1945 - 2013
  • Majority of material found within 1962 - 2007

Language of Materials

Collections are in English, French, Vietnamese, Lao, and Thai.

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Biographical Sketch

The Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America Small Collections is composed of individual collections that are too small to support themselves on their own. Most of these collections are anywhere between one to three folders in size, or consist of a single object. This is an artificial collection, with the individual component collections identified by the name of the Collection Number and name of the subject of the materials.

The collections presented here encompass the full history of CAT/Air America, from its early days in China to its participation in the evacuation during the fall of Saigon, South Vietnam in 1975.

The collections were contributed by a number of sources including Civil Air Transport and Air America Personnel, United States Government Employees, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Operatives and Assets, and civilians involved with CAT/Air America or located in the Far East. Many of the collections were donated by the dependents (spouses, relatives, or children) of the subjects.

Each individual collection contains information about the donor, the subjects, as well as a brief historical sketch outlining the collection subject’s connection to CAT/Air America (where that information was available). Key to compiling these background sketches was the master list of CAT/Air America Employees found in the Jerry Fink Collection. The rest of the information was discovered through internet searches, obituaries, or the contents of the collection itself.

Sources

Source
Jerry Fink Collection, Air America Roster, Folder 1, Box 32, History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Extent

5.25 Linear Feet (Eleven manuscript boxes, two non-standard boxes (9.0x12.0x4.0), two non-standard boxes (24.75x20.5x1.5), one non-standard box (9.0x11.5x3.0).)

Abstract

The Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America Small Collections is comprised of collections of material that are too small to warrant individual arrangement. It is an artificial collection, which are identified by the collection subject’s name.

Series Description

The Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America Small Collections are made up individual collections. Each collection is listed as its own series and is identified by the collection number and collection name:

CA012-?? Bob Ziener Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), undated.

Arranged by topic.

CA149-87 Jean Landry Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1968-1972.

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CA150-87 Fred Sass Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1961.

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CA151-87 George Verdon Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1963-1987.

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CA092-89 Mike Marshall Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1963.

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CA021-90 Vergie Townely Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1988-1990.

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CA022-90 Luther Wheate Collection 0.5 linear ft. (seven folders), 1942-1990.

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CA033-91 Robert J. Stensloff Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1991.

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CA041-94 Don Kosteff Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1971-1973.

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CA071-94 Frank Bonansinga Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1991-2001.

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CA036-95 Joe Hazen Collection 1 linear ft. (two objects), Undated.

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CA057-95 S. Hoff Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1970-1972.

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CA070-95 Ben van Etten Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1995.

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CA078-95 Chuck Trimple Papers 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1995.

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CA069-96 Walter L. Ranallo Collection 0.1 linear ft. (three folders), 1969-1974.

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CA070-96 Arden E. Davis Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1967-1968.

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CA071-96 Don Wong Papers 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1996.

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CA075-96 Willie J. Parker Papers 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1974.

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CA068-98 Jack Matthews Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1998.

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CA069-98 Lillian Chu Finnerty Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1998.

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CA055-00 Erik Kirzinger Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1960-1998.

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CA019-01 Derrill Trenholm Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1973.

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CA037-01 Roy Watts Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2001.

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CA041-01 James N. Glerum Papers 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1953.

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CA047-01 John W. Knotts Papers 0.1 linear ft. (two folder), 2004.

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CA058-01 James M. MacFarlane Collection 0.1 linear ft. (three folders), 1962-1965.

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CA080-01 Luke T. Peters Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1964-1970.

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CA109-01 Bob McLaughlin Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1978.

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CA110-01 Antonio C. Calderon Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2001.

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CA111-01 Norman Gardner Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2001.

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CA014-02 Robert Caron Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1971-2000.

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CA031-02 Tod Yourglich Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

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CA050-02 Robert Cornath Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1947-1949.

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CA021-03 Donnell Griffin Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1966-1967.

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CA023-03 John Bolden Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1949-1955.

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CA027-03 Howard Stahlman Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1972.

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CA049-03 William A. Miller Collection 0.5 linear ft. (four folders), 1965-1972.

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CA075-03 Hugh Grundy Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2003.

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CA035-04 Henry Leafwell Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2004.

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CA037-04 Chauncey Collard Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1972.

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CA040-04 Eleanor MacCormick Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1942.

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CA053-04 Cliff Ness Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1969-1972.

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CA058-04 Tom Montgomery Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1968-2004.

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CA076-04 Johnny Chang Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1973.

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CA106-04 Harry E. Mulholland Collection 0.5 linear ft. (four folders), 1945-1966.

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CA108-04 K. F. (Frank) Herrington Papers 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2004.

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CA114-04 Rafael Muñoz Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1968-1972.

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CA003-05 Cornelius L. Rosch Collection 0.1 linear ft. (three folders), Undated.

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CA017-05 Mark Sublette Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1977.

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CA040-05 Pierre Guin Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2000.

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CA043-05 Robert F. Medwick Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2005.

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CA072-05 Val G. Bednekoff Collection 0.5 linear ft. (four folders), 1950-1968.

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CA073-05 Michael D. Seale Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1980.

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CA079-05 Robert L. Wofford Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1968-1995.

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CA080-05 Art Goddard Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

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CA109-05 Clyde Crater Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2005.

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CA130-05 Frank Moon Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2005.

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CA142-05 Alfred Gutgesell Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2005.

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CA189-05 Roger Warner Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2005.

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CA190-05 Renee Robertson Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1950-2005.

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CA191-05 Doug Price Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1954-2005.

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CA193-05 Doris Linebarger Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2005.

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CA034-06 John L. Tarn Collection 0.1 linear ft. (three folders), 1965-2010.

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CA097-06 Donald Matheson Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2006.

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CA115-06 John Hodgkins Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1965-1983.

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CA134-06 Richard Jacobs Collection 0.5 linear ft. (four folders), 1967-1994.

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CA147-06 Joseph R. Butler Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1966-1971.

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CA011-07 William Collier Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2009.

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CA014-07 Jane Mullins Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1981-1986.

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CA028-07 Barry H. Cox Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1960-1962.

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CA051-07 Judy Porter Collection 0.5 linear ft. (four folders), 1968-2011.

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CA053-07 Terry C. Turner Collection 0.5 linear ft. (four folders), 1971-2000.

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CA073-07 Bob Charters Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2007.

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CA081-07 Steve N. Stevens Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2007.

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CA013-08 Thomas Moher Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1968-1970.

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CA021-09 Neil Hansen Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2007.

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CA025-09 Michael L. Kandt Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 2009-2010.

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CA026-09 Aubrey Aaron Wooten Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2004.

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CA028-09 Ruthann Theriault Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1972.

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CA010-10 Albert S. Licup Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1974-1975.

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CA027-10 Joseph C. Goulden Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1961.

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CA029-10 Samuel Jordan Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1962-1995.

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CA034-10 Charles Lane Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1974.

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CA036-10 Frank Wishman Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1967-1968.

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CA018-11 Chester Chang Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2011.

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CA019-11 Wilbur S. Stauffer Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1963-1987.

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CA021-11 Thomas E. Lee Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1967-1968.

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CA011-12 Diana Quill Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1965.

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CA024-12 Mick Forrest Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1969.

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CA036-12 Henry Melich Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1974.

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CA043-13 David and June Crowell Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1973.

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CA044-13 William Davidson Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

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CA074-13 Clarence Driver Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1966-1968.

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CA075-13 Stew Dew Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1950-1987.

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CA076-13 Victor David Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1968-1987.

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CA077-13 George Dalley Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1965.

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CA078-13 Jack Brennan Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1973.

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CA079-13 Bruce Blevins Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1985.

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CA080-13 Blaine Jensen Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1965-1966.

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CA081-13 Raymond Francis Kearney Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1969.

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CA082-13 Herman Jackson Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1971-1972.

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CA083-13 Robert Hitchman, Jr. Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1992.

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CA084-13 Robert M. Hifler Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1972.

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CA087-13 Homer Harrison Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1967.

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CA089-13 Oren Harnage Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1993-2002.

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CA090-13 Carol Hallis Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1971-1972.

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CA091-13 Joe Hagen Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1963.

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CA092-13 Charles V. Green Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1972.

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CA093-13 William J. Gartz Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1975.

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CA094-13 Forrest Foiles Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1968.

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CA095-13 Al Regan Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1967-1968.

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CA096-13 Paul H. Quackenbush Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1991.

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CA097-13 Leonard Paradise Collection 0.1 linear ft. (three folders), 1965-1986.

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CA098-13 William Palmer Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 191961-1962.

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CA099-13 John W. Mish Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1961-1993.

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CA100-13 James B. McGovern Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1998.

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CA101-13 Anne Lorriane Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

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CA102-13 John Lesnak Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1974-1990.

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CA103-13 John E. Lee Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1958.

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CA104-13 Elmer P. Schnedier Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1981-1983.

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CA105-13 Charles A. Reber Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1974.

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CA106-13 Edward H. Moreland Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1999.

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CA107-13 Charles Tolton Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1967.

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CA108-13 Shane Tang Collection 0.5 linear ft. (four folders), 1962-1974.

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CA109-13 James J. Sweeny Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1992.

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CA110-13 Emmet Sullivan Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1992.

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CA111-13 R.E. Stuart Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1971-1973.

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CA112-13 John Greenway Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1964-1997.

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CA113-13 Richard Ford Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1996.

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CA114-13 Albert J. Kindt Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1956.

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CA115-13 William R. Pruner Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1942-1996.

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CA116-13 W.R. Van Dusen Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1960-1964.

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CA117-13 George Doole Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1985-1998.

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CA118-13 Max Becker Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1961-1963.

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CA119-13 Lester D. Strouse, Jr. Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

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CA120-13 Meril Hulse Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1967-1968.

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CA121-13 Ahn Stuart Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1975.

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CA122-13 Edward Staricha Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1965-1968.

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CA123-13 Larry Martin Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1974.

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CA124-13 Tony Coalson Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1975.

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CA126-13 Frank Burmeister Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1968-1973.

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CA127-13 Gary M. Kraft Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1967.

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CA128-13 Tom Cournojer Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1965-1973.

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CA135-13 L.A. Da Costa, Jr. Collection. 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1956.

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CA139-13 Henry Hartwell Collection 0.5 linear ft. (four folders), 1947.

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CA140-13 Frank King Collection 1 linear ft. (seven folders), 1970-1972.

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CA141-13 Dan Williams Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 2007.

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CA144-13 Franz Kay Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1950.

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CA147-13 Greg Burch Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two items), 1999.

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CA148-13 Matthew P. Daddio Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1960.

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CA149-13 Glenn Woods Collection 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

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CA150-13 Kay Merkel Boruff Collection 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1985-2001.

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Provenance Statement

The Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America Small Collections was established in July of 2013 and is composed of collections donated to the archive between 1987 and 2013, and is expected to continue to grow as new materials arrive. Each individual collection is accessioned as a unique collection with its own item number and has its own record of acquistion. Please consult the individual collection for information on its donors and date of acquistion.

Additional Sources

The History of Aviation Collection's Civil Air Transport/Air America Archive contains a number of other collections discussing the two organizations; consult the collection finding aids and guides for a complete list. The History of Aviation also possesses a number of books and periodicals that discuss Civil Air Transport, Air America, the Far East, the Chinese Civil War, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. In addition the Collection has available electronically, Dr. Joe Leeker's The Aircraft of Air America. Check the Eugene McDermott Libraries Online Catalog for more information.

Books and Magazines

Books and magazines were pulled and catalogued to be included into the HAC monograph and magazine stacks.

Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example: 1FWS-1-3PB1

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

FWS = Fred W. Sass Collection

1 = Box Number

3 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

B = Black and White

1 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.

Note to the Researcher

The Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America Small Collections is an artificial creation and is meant as a repository for collections that are too small to have their own shelf location. The researcher should treat each collection in it as a separate entity, and refer to that specific collection in all matters of citation.

Material Removed List

Duplicate materials have been de-accessioned from the component collections.
Title
Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America Small Collections, 1987-2013
Status
Completed
Author
Thomas Allen, PhD
Date
5 August 2013
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English (Eng)
Edition statement
First revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2019-03-01.

Revision Statements

  • 2019-03-01: 1st revision was an update of the finding aid, due to reprocessing of other collections by Patrizia Nava, CA.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. Repository

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