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Aircraft industry -- Employees

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Aircraft industry--Workers

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Clarence Ferrier slides

Accession: 2022-211

Clarence Ferrier (1908-1990) was a photographer for more than twenty-seven years at All American Engineering Co., an aeronautical engineering and research firm incorporated in Georgetown, Delaware, on October 31, 1952. This small colletion of slides depicts the facility, hanger, aircraft, and employees.

Dates: 1950s-1960s

J. Roger Bentley collection of Capital Airlines photographs

Accession: 2018-237

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.

Dates: 1925-2002

Personnel, 1911-1959

Accession: 1986-273Identifier: 1986-273-I.
Scope and Contents:

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.

Dates: 1911-1959

Photographs, 1938-1967

Accession: 1976-410Identifier: 1976-410-II.
Dates: 1938-1967

Ransome Airlines/Pan Am Express/Trans World Express records

Accession: 2136

Ransome Airlines, Pan Am Express (PAE), and Trans World Express (TWE) are predecessor and successor domestic airline companies. Ransome Airlines was a regional commuter service that operated between 1967 and 1986. Pan American World Airways acquired Ransome Airlines in April 1986 and renamed the company Pan Am Express. It operated domestic routes for the first time in the parent company's history. When Pan American World Airways went bankrupt in 1991, their wholly owned subsidiary was purchased by Trans World Airlines and became Trans World Express. It continued to fly domestic routes until 1995. This collection of Ransome Airlines, Pan Am Express, and Trans World Express records documents the three airlines from the initial establishment, through each transition, to the final dissolution. While not a complete company archive, the records provide a representative and detailed view of high-level operations at Ransome Airlines, PAE, and TWE through the activities of various executives. The collection contains the papers of five company presidents, three directors of finance, two directors of public relations, one director of personnel, one director of planning and administration, and one member of the accounting department. It will be of high research value to aviation historians interested in the effects of deregulation, aircraft acquisitions, financial planning, company mergers and transitions, and bankruptcy. The collection will also interest labor historians involved in collective bargaining research.

Dates: 1927; 1966-1995

Women at work World War II posters

Accession: 1994-263

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.

Dates: circa 1941-1945