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Names:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic Feet ((5 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Reports
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Technical drawings
Place:
Caribbean Area
Date:
bulk 1930-2001
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of six cubic feet of material mostly relating to the Pan Am Communications Department and their work in Latin America. This material includes the following types of material: photographs, charts, drawings, weather memos, reports and manuals. This collection also includes material relating to Pan Am employees, such as retirement, insurance, union, travel policies, and general Pan Am memorabilia.
Biographical / Historical:
Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was active in the airline industry from 1927, when it established a regular scheduled international service, to its bankruptcy in late 1991. Pan American was the first American airline to operate a permanent international air service. From its first route between Key West and Havana, Pan Am extended its routes into the rest of the Caribbean, Central America and South America. In 1936, Pan Am inaugurated passenger service in the Pacific, and began service in the Atlantic in 1939. Pan Am started around-the-world commercial air service in 1947. Besides setting many "firsts" with routes, Pan Am also established "firsts" in the aircraft technology they chose, such as being the first to use Boeing 747s in regular scheduled services.
Provenance:
Margaret Jones, Gift, 2015
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Airports -- Communication systems  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Reports
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Technical drawings
Citation:
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Collection [Jones], Accession 2015-0043, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0043
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0043