Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Temple Bowen Collection
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...
Dates: 1927 - 1957; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1934
Marie C. Hadley Collection
Marie C. Hadley was the first woman in the airline industry to have a successful career by rising up to a manager position in the sales department of American Airlines. The collection contains a scrapbook, ephemera, and memorabilia.
Dates: 1929 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1969
Marvin A. Krieger Collection
Marvin A. Krieger was businessman in advertising and an aviation afficionado. In his spare time, he built aircraft models, winning several awards for his work. He passed away in 2013.
Dates: 1970 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1977
William A. Rooney Collection on the Enola Gay
Abstract In 1995, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum (NASM) created an exhibit to feature the Enola Gay, the B-29 bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb in warfare. The initial exhibit was controversial in its nature, with veteran groups claiming that the revisionist historical attitude was omitting the truth behind the reason to drop the atomic bomb and sympathizing too much with the Japanese. Veterans groups and others became involved in campaigns to...
Dates: 1942 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1988 - 1995
Joseph A. Weisberg Papers
Abstract From his early life on, Joseph A. Weisberg was interested in journalism and especially in photo journalism with the focus on aviation topics, which also sparked his interest in flying. During World War II, Weisberg trained on and served as a crew member on Consolidated B-24 Liberators. After the war, he settled in Fort Worth, Texas to assume a position at an advertising agency. Shortly thereafter, he established his own marketing company before deciding in 1973 to go back to his initial...
Dates: 1892 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1980