Manuscript Collection

Air Transportation Collection Descriptions


Manuscripts collections related to air transportation.

*Collections marked with DIGITIZED MATERIALS have additional digitized items available.


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36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Records, 1974-1993, (K0818)
0.3 cubic foot
The Squadron was based at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Missouri providing specialized medical attendants and equipment for in-flight care of patients. Includes annual reports and unit histories, photographs, training manuals, and magazines and publications for Air Force personnel.

B

Baker, Suzan Houston (1938- ) Papers, 1965-2000, (K0576)
0.5 cubic foot
Papers of former Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Hostess, line and new hire instructor. Includes instructional materials, manuals, brochures, and flight information.

Bing, John H. (1917-2012) Collection, 1995, (K0571)
1 folder
Scrapbook of Kansas City Star clippings collected by Bing, a former Trans World Airlines (TWA) employee.

Blackburn, Harold F. (1901-1989) Papers, 1945-1946, (K0952)
1 volume
Blackburn was veteran Trans World Airline (TWA) pilot. During the World War II, he was superintendent of TWA's Intercontinental Division., which was part of the Air Transport Command. Includes the Intercontinental Division, Washington D.C., statistical handbook.

C

Cantwell Aircraft Company, Bucklin, MO, Records, 1921-1924, (C3797)
4 folder(s)
Records of an aircraft parts distribution firm. Includes correspondence, invoices, price lists, and other materials concerning the purchase and sale of aircraft parts. Also includes publicity material and contracts pertaining to the company's involvement in staging aerobatic demonstrations. Arranged chronologically.

Clark, Christopher Jackson (1918-) Papers, 1947-2009, (K0555)
0.25 cubic foot
Publications written by or about Trans World Airlines (TWA). Included are pilot training and employee information; TWA histories; and clippings collected by Clark, a former pilot for TWA and leader in the fight for pilots' rights to work beyond the mandatory retirement age of sixty.

Cornwell, Dan Rex (1930- ) Papers, 1960-2001, (K0567)
17 cubic feet
Technical training materials of Trans World Airlines (TWA) mechanic and maintenance instructor. Includes technical training materials related to various aircraft and technical training guides, handbooks, service guides, base maintenance manuals, operations training, electrical/mechanical handbooks, refueling guides, customer training, and system schematics.

Cosley, Jerry Weddell (1935-2012) Papers, ca. 1930-2012, (K1279)
8 cubic feet
Personal papers of Cosley, corporate Vice-President of Trans World Airlines. Cosley worked in public relations for Trans World Airlines (TWA) for over 25 years, as well as other airlines and communications companies. Includes correspondence, research files on airlines and planes, publications and photographs.

D

Davis, Walter W. (1922-2011 ) Papers, 1948-2007, (K0572)
1 cubic foot
Davis was a flight engineer with Trans World Airlines (TWA). Includes newsletters, publications, clippings, handbooks, and reports, and employee agreements, an employee grievance pamphlet, a retirement handbook, and a copy of a legal Motion for Intervention filed by Flight Engineers

Divine, Michele Ann (1948-2008) Papers, 1965-1984, (K0573)
6 cubic feet
Uniforms and training materials of flight attendant with Trans World Airlines (TWA).

G

Gardner, Larry Evert (1927-2010) Collection, ca. 1995, (K0568)
0.3 cubic foot
Lithographs of TWA airplanes collected by 40 year employee of Trans World Airlines (TWA).

Gieschen, Ona M., Papers, 1935-2005, (K0562)
15 cubic feet
Personal professional files and collected materials of former TWA hostess, supervisor and director of customer service, and historian of TWA. Also articles written by the Gieschen, histories and recollections by former employees, and correspondence between two pioneers of TWA, Hal Blackburn and Gordon "Parky" Parkinson. And research materials, photographs, and correspondence concerning Watts Mill and Dallas, MO.

Graff, Hugh Gene (1919-2013) Papers, 1939-2007, (K0969)
4 cubic feet
Graff was general manager of flying for Trans World Airlines (TWA) in Kansas City. Includes pilot training manuals, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, aeronautical maps, and ephemera.

H

Higginbotham, Nelda S. (1930-2011) Papers, 1952-2009, (K0578)
2 cubic feet
Papers and artifacts of former Trans World Airlines (TWA) hostess. Includes hostess pins and name tags, public relations photographs, promotional items, an emergency procedures handbook, a framed award, model airplanes.

Hollingworth, Frances Susan Hollingworth, Papers, 1959, (K0502)
1 folder
Papers of Trans World Airlines (TWA) as hostess. Includes photographs, certificates of completion of hostess training, and a TWA Hostess Training Workbook.

Horstmann, Charles H. (1921-2012) Papers, 1943-1998, (K0569)
0.3 cubic foot
Papers of manager of operational planning for Trans World Airlines (TWA). Includes correspondence, an operational planning management orientation manual, reports, employee and TWA history related information, and clippings.

I

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Air Transport Local 1650 Records, 1970-1999, (K0990)
2 cubic feet
Organizational records include printed and published materials, bylaws, agreements, awards, plaques, signs, flags, and photographs.

K

Kansas City Aero Club Scrapbook, 1909-1914, (K0497)
1 volume
Clippings from Kansas City newspapers concerning balloon racing. Also brochures.

Kimball, Charles Newton (1911-1994) Papers, 1911-1991, (K0055)
44 cubic feet
Personal and professional papers of a scientist, civic leader, and president of the Midwest Research Institute encompassing a range of economic and community development activities regionally and nationally.

Kinslow, Charles R. (1940- ) Papers, 1957-2002, (K0586)
11 cubic feet
Kinslow was technical expert in aircraft systems and procedures, and former Flight Instructor for Trans World Airlines and Federal Express. Includes flight and maintenance training materials, transparencies, wiring diagrams; also collected materials concerning Braniff, and Air Canada.

Kurz, Neal F. (1932-2002) Papers, 1967-1994, (K1102)
6 folders
Kurz customer service representative with Trans World Airlines (TWA). Includes daily shift change reports written by Kurz summarizing the activities of the day shift, which Kurz supervised, and reports of the night shift. Also documents related to airline operations.

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Loosen, James R. (1924- ) Papers, 1930s-1950s, (K0574)
1 folder
Photographs of Trans World Airlines (TWA) pilots, flight attendants, and early airplanes. Loosen was a pilot and in Flight Operations management.

M

MaGee, Jack Dean (1925-2006) Papers, 1957-1991, (K0463)
1 cubic foot
Magee was a Trans World Airlines (TWA) pilot. Includes flight manuals and union membership files,

Mason, Sara Lees (1929-2010) Papers, 1951-1989, (K0575)
0.3 cubic foot
Papers of former Trans World Airlines (TWA) hostess, in-flight supervisor and director of customer service.

Miller, Dean William (1919-2005) Papers, 1952-1979, (K0564)
3 cubic feet
Papers of Trans World Airlines (TWA) pilot. Includes TWA pilot training guides, operations manuals, handbooks, TWA Ambassador Magazine and various publications.

Montgomery, Lee Diehl (1910-1997), Papers, ca. 1929-1999, (R1298)
160 photographs, 1 folder
This collection consists of high quality scans of various paper and photographic materials of a former pilot and prominent businessman in Rolla, Missouri. The papers, circa 1929-1999, include a promotional brochure for Rolla and news clippings from the Rolla Daily News featuring Montgomery. There are thirty-nine images of the Montgomery family, businesses and buildings in Rolla, and 118 photographs of the Parks Air College in St. Louis, 1928-1932.

P

Parkinson, Gordon R. "Parky" (1908-1997) Papers, 1929-1988, (K0506)
0.3 cubic foot
Papers of Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Superintendent. Includes histories of TWA, speeches and manuscripts by employees, policy and procedure information, clippings and photographs.

Pastore, Robert Anthony (1942- ) Papers, 1985-2002, (K0577)
0.5 cubic foot
Papers from former member of Board of Directors of Trans World Airlines (TWA). Includes stockholder meeting reports, minutes, bankruptcy reports, annual reports, and miscellaneous reports.

Pegasus Air Transport Records, ca.1981, (K0070)
1 folder
Business study conducted by Pegasus Air Transport designed to assist in securing funds to implement an air cargo service in Kansas City, MO.

Proctor, R.L. (Lewis) (1912-1998) Papers, 1942-1952, (K0570)
0.3 cubic foot
Papers of a flight engineer for Trans World Airlines (TWA). Includes training manuals, a flight engineers handbook, Far East Survey Flight notebooks, a few photographs and biographical information.

R

Reed, James Ross (1924- ) Papers, 1949-1966, (K0565)
14 folders
Articles, announcements, memoranda, newsletters, agreements, reports, and newspaper clippings on Flight Engineers' International Association's (FEIA) labor disputes from a flight engineer for Trans World Airlines (TWA).

S

Staggers, Ida K (1913-1993) Papers, 1936-1972, (K0501)
0.3 cubic foot
Photographs, scrapbook and other memorabilia related to Staggers' 35-year career with Trans World Airlines (TWA) as an Air Hostess.

Stark, Frances Sarah (1912-2005) Papers, 1942-1946, (K0503)
7 folders
Papers of Trans World Airlines (TWA) hostess. Includes photographs, a passport, World Health Organization (WHO) certificates, and hostess training manuals.

T

Trans World Airlines (TWA) Records, 1929-2002, (K0453)
DIGITIZED MATERIALS
SKYLINER PROJECT
280 cubic feet
Records and publications of the Airline including information about flight incidents, personnel, and aircraft.

TWA Active Retired Pilots Association (TARPA) Records, 1932-2007, (K0563)
8 cubic feet
Publications and records related to retired pilots of Trans World Airlines. Includes labor agreements, photographs of pilots, and seniority list.

TWA Oral History Project, 1993-2013, (K0482)
0.25 cubic foot
Oral history interviews with employees and others relating to the history of Trans World Airlines (TWA).

V

Voigts, Busch (1910-2011) Papers, 1960s-2007, (K0566)
13 folders
Papers of former Trans World Airlines (TWA) pilot. Includes correspondence, invitations, pilot newsletters, newspaper clippings, card decks, photographs, and a TWA booklet.

W

Wiyninger, Melbern E. (1915-2006) Papers, 1950s-1980s, (K0464)
4 cubic feet
Wiyninger was a mechanic with Trans World Airlines (TWA). Includes photographs, training and maintenance manuals and catalogs relating to aircraft engines

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