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Lea Abbott Papers

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Identifier: H060-98
Abstract Lea Abbott was noted as a pioneer airline pilot for Braniff Airlines, active member of Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), and exhibition flyer. This collection contains archival material collected by him pertaining to his career with Braniff, Braniff operational and administrative documents, Air Line Pilots Association documents, and manuals for the operation of early airliners.
Dates: 1935 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1960

Airline Schedules Collection

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Identifier: H009-14
Abstract This artificial collection contains materials related to commercial aviation schedules in the United States as well as international carriers.
Dates: 1928 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1999

Annual Report Collection

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Identifier: H011-14
Abstract This collection contains annual reports regarding aircraft manufacturers, airlines, and aviation-supporting industries.
Dates: 1929 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1978

Temple Bowen Collection

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Identifier: H001-68
Abstract Temple Bowen was a significant contributor to the development of public transportation from 1925 through 1936 in the Southwest and Midwest areas of the United States. Starting in 1927, he became one of the pioneers of early air transport development by establishing several airlines carrying air mail and passengers. In 1929, he formed Bowen Air Lines, Inc., which carried passengers between major cities in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois. In 1936, Bowen sold his company to Braniff Airways.
Dates: 1927 - 1957; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1934

Braniff International Collection

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Identifier: H017-78
Abstract The material in the Braniff International Collection illustrates the development of commercial aviation in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the history of Braniff as a company. The collection documents the first twenty years when founder Thomas Elmer Braniff achieved extraordinary business success, based on high quality service to customers and a warm, paternal relationship with employees. It also contains material pertaining to Braniff’s pioneering of many new routes to...
Dates: 1900 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1932 - 1980

James F. Donahue Collection

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Identifier: H067-88
Abstract This collection contains the financial statement of Pan American/Grace Airways from 1966 as well as newspaper clippings related to the Braniff and Panagra merger.
Dates: 1966

William G. Fuller Collection

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Identifier: H002-63
Abstract William G. Fuller was the first manager of Meacham Field in Fort Worth, TX. He was appointed to the post in 1927 and remained active in North Texas aviation throughout his life, from being Vice President of Globe Aircraft Company, to the Director of Aviation of Fort Worth and later Grand Prairie. The collection contains archival material collected by him, including personal and business papers and other materials accrued throughout his career in civil and military aviation.
Dates: 1917 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1927 - 1971

Charles N. Haus Papers

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Identifier: H006-84
Scope and Content This collection contains documents and records, manuals and reports, photographs and negatives, clippings and articles, handbooks and newsletters, ephemera and memorabilia, and other materials that were collected by Charles N. Haus during his flying career with Braniff Airways, as well as his training and instructor years after he reached the Federal mandatory retirement age of sixty. The Charles N. Haus Papers are housed in four manuscript boxes and four non-standard...
Dates: 1926 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1931 - 1989

Robin Higham Papers

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Identifier: H056-01
Abstract Robin David Steward Higham, a Harvard graduate, was a pilot during World War II and an instructor at the University of Massachusetts from 1954-1957, an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina from 1957-1963, and a Professor of History at Kansas State University beginning in 1963. His career at Kansas State University spanned from 1963-1999. He wrote numerous books and articles focusing on aviation, military, and geo-political subjects.
Dates: 1915 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1995

Clara Talley Kingston Papers

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Identifier: H025-11
Scope and Content This collection contains, documents, charts, navigational tools, flight rules and regulation, and other materials related to the operation of aircraft from the materials of Clara Talley Kingston, as well as her husband Robert Kingston, a Braniff Pilot. The Clara Talley Kingston Papers are housed in six manuscript boxes, and one record center totaling 4.0 linear ft. The collection arrived in good condition and the archivist identified eight series with the...
Dates: 1930 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1974

Pop Moore Collection

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Identifier: H004-63
Abstract The collection includes biographical notes, incoming letters, letters of introduction, weather reporting sequences, short biographies of air traffic controllers, and clippings. The photographs in this collection document the history and personages of the early years of Dallas aviation.
Dates: 1918 - 1964

Barbara Potter Collection on Braniff Airways

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Identifier: H039-94
Abstract This collection contains Braniff aircraft memorabilia, photographs, correspondence, brochures, clippings, annual reports, and ephemera.
Dates: 1965 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1981

Nelson U. Rokes Collection

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Identifier: H015-81
Abstract The Nelson U. Rokes Collection contains material pertaining to his career in the fields of corporate, commercial, and military aviation. The bulk of the material in the collection relates to the 1947 trip to Europe and the 1948-1949 around the world trip that he took with Sam Keener. The material in the collection includes charts, log books, landing clearances, flight plans, meteorological reports, and various navigational tools. Photographs and newspapers clippings...
Dates: 1930 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1978

Ken C. Sonner Collection

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Identifier: H052-83
Abstract Kenneth (Ken) C. Sonner started working for Wright Motor Company as mechanic and later worked for the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) as Aircraft Accident Investigator, Power plant Specialist, and Air Safety Specialist.
Dates: 1918 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1965

Don Teel Collection

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Identifier: H050-83
Abstract Don Teel worked as Chief of Flight Operations for the Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina (FAMA) and for the U.S. Steel Corporation where he established and operated the Aircraft Department in order to transport the company's executives. In his retirement, Teel was a Corporate Consultant to Bell Helicopter Textron and the Flight Safety Foundation. This collection emphasizes the business aviation aspect of aeronautics and Don Teel as a pilot in particular.
Dates: 1919 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1926 - 1984