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Annual Report Collection

Identifier: H011-14

Scope and Content

This collection contains annual, quarterly, and half-yearly reports. This is an artificial collection composed out of several holdings of the History of Aviation Collection (HAC). The Annual Report Collection is housed in fifty-two boxes of varing sizes, totaling 21.3 linear ft.

The archivist established order and identified three series with the first series being the Aircraft Manufacturer Series, in which national and international manufacturers are represented.

The second series is the Airlines Series covering national and international airlines.

The third series is the Aviation Supporting Companies Series representing the avionics, transport, airport management, aircraft engines production and maintenance industries, aircraft sales and parts, services to airlines, defense and aerospace markets, travel industry, pilot and business organizations, research and development companies, information technologies, industrial and agricultural chemicals companies, fire protection, electronic and metal products, insurance and investment companies, radio transmission, aerospace engineering universities, flight safety, inflight motion pictures companies, and aircraft fuel companies.


  • 1929 - 2004
  • Majority of material found within 1945 - 1978

Language of Materials

Collection is in English, Italian, Portuguese, Finish, Spanish, German, Chinese, Amharic, Arabic, and French.

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.


21.3 Linear Feet (Fifty-one manuscript boxes and one non-standard box (11.75x15.25x3.0).)


This collection contains annual reports regarding aircraft manufacturers, airlines, and aviation-supporting industries.

Series Description

The Annual Report Collection is organized in three series:

Series I. Aircraft Manufacturer 4.9 linear ft. (twelve manuscript boxes and one mansucript folder), 1929-1993.

Arranged alphabetically by name.

Series II. Airlines 11.6 linear ft. (twenty-four manuscript boxes, one non-standard box, and eleven manuscript folders), 1930-2004.

Arranged alphabetically by name.

Series III. Aviation Supporting Companies 5.0 linear ft. (eleven mansucript boxes and six manuscript folders), 1945-1999.

Arranged alphabetically by name.

Provenance Statement

The Annual Report Collection is an artificial collection composed of materials that were pulled from various collections and orphan collections. Original provenance could not be established.

Additional Sources

For further information about the airline industry view the Sally Bath-Prill Papers, the George C. Prill Papers, the Southwest Airlines Public Relations Collection, the Braniff Collection, the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) Collection, the CIA Business Records, the William G. Fuller Collection in the History of Aviation Collection (HAC), Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Note to the Researcher

The reports are in good condition. The dates provided in the finding aid are date ranges and do not necessarily represent a complete run of reports.

Materials Removed List

0.1 linear ft. (seven items) of duplicate reports are being recycled.
Guide to the Annual Report Collection
Patrizia Nava, CA
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
English (eng)
Edition statement
First revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2019-08-28.

Revision Statements

  • 2019-08-28: 1st revision was a reprocessing of the collection and an update of the finding aid by Patrizia Nava, CA.

Repository Details

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

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