Aircraft industry -- Employees
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Capital Airlines was a commercial airline for the eastern, southern, southeastern, and midwestern United States from 1936 to 1961. It was the fifth largest airline in the United States. The airline was the first to offer service from the west to Washington D.C., coach class service, in-flight television, and jet-powered commercial aircraft. This collection includes materials related to Capital Airlines predecessor company, Clifford Ball Airlines, and materials created under its former name, Pennsylvania Central Airlines. There is also materials related to the Capital Airline Association. The collection documents the history of the airlines, its aircraft and employees.
The Personnel series is divided into two subseries: Individuals and Groups.
The Individuals subseries consists of portraits of individual employees. The materials are arranged chronologically. Nearly every individual is identified, although identifications are not consistent sometimes the full name is given, sometimes just the initials, and some include the person’s job title. Names of individuals are listed for each folder as they have been provided. Occasionally a person will appear twice within a folder. The images date from 1918 through 1958.
The Groups subseries is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically. The images are both group portraits as well as candid or informal snapshots. There is the occasional image of an individual and not a group. The images are of employees at work anniversary dinners, receiving awards or service pins, departmental staff portraits, outings, events, and parties. Employees pictured includes women and minorities. There is also an album of original photographs of the Army-Navy E awards. The images date from 1919 to 1960 with one group of images from 1911.
The collection consists of four World War II posters related to women in the workforce. Women on the Home Front worked in war industries and volunteered for war-related organizations, excelling at historically male-dominated trades such as welding, riveting, and engine repair. Their contribution was essential for the production and supply of wartime goods.